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I think the best is...

Fellowship of the Ring 11 17.19%
 
Two Towers 20 31.25%
 
Return of the King 33 51.56%
 
Total:64

Fellowship of the Ring for numerous reasons, though the trilogy itself is God tier.

Fellowship because (IMO):
Better pacing
Best death scene in cinematic history (Boromir)
BOROMIR/SEAN BEAN
The Fellowship all together
the least amount of Legolas

I really love the trilogy. But Fellowship, whether it is the theatrical or the extended cut, is more enjoyable to watch multiple times. Also, if you watch the theatrical cut you aren't really missing crucial character development scenes. I mean, there is just more of what is already great. I still cannot believe they did not add the Boromir/Faramir scene to the theatrical version. It adds so much more character to Faramir that I feel without it, he doesn't have much.



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Return of the King > Two Towers > Fellowship of the Ring

Three fantastic films; The Greatest Movie Trilogy of All Time.



I love how, even though many of us have preferences, we all agree that all three films are phenomenal.



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Two Towers. Best story, best character development, incredible battle scene, Rohan, Ents.



Bakshi's LotR from 1978 - I somewhat enjoyed Jackson's films, some things more than the others, but as a whole I find Bakshi's film to has a feel much more akin to Tolkien's books than Jakson's trilogy.



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two towers has the highest score out of all of em,
and it reflects it a really gawdamn good movie!

i like the scene where the king of rohan possessed saying " u have no power here" hahahaha!
memorable and meme as hell!



My gut choice is Return of the King. But I need to rewatch the trilogy as an adult at some point. Still my favorite movies, I hope something can surpass it.



HoloDust said:
Bakshi's LotR from 1978 - I somewhat enjoyed Jackson's films, some things more than the others, but as a whole I find Bakshi's film to has a feel much more akin to Tolkien's books than Jakson's trilogy.

My feeling exactly.

Just sad he had to cut them so short.



Return of the King. One of my all-time favourite ending songs, "Into the West".



Bofferbrauer2 said:
HoloDust said:
Bakshi's LotR from 1978 - I somewhat enjoyed Jackson's films, some things more than the others, but as a whole I find Bakshi's film to has a feel much more akin to Tolkien's books than Jakson's trilogy.

My feeling exactly.

Just sad he had to cut them so short.

It's crazy how FotR takes almost all of its editing cues from the Bakshi film. All of the cut material lines up pretty well. It was odd to end the film half way through LotR, rather than stopping at TTT, but the Bakshi version is still a pleasure, unfinished elements and all.



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