Is Lord of the Rings on Netflix?

Is Lord of the Rings on Netflix?

Updated on November 14, 2022 17:44 PM by Andrew Koschiev

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is undoubtedly one of the greatest movie series ever; compared with other movie sagas, this fantasy epic in terms of box office revenue and Academy Award wins, and the three epic fantasy adventure movies that include.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Return of the King (2003)

This trilogy movie was directed by Peter Jackson, Produced and distributed by New Line Cinema.   

Lord of The Rings storyline

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The future of civilization will be shaped by what happens to the One Ring, which has been missing for ages. Strong forces pursue it with a persistent vigor. The young Hobbit who receives the Ring and makes his way into mythology is Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood). Frodo will have the challenging responsibility of destroying the One Ring in the Mount Doom fires, where it was made, as the One Ringbearer.

Release Date:  Three trilogies released between 2001-2003

Budget:   With a budget of $281 million, the trilogy has made a box office hit of $2.991 billion around the globe. 

Book Adaptation:  This Movie is based on the adaptation of the novel The Lord of the Rings written by English novelist and academic J. R. R. Tolkien.


  • IMDB:    8.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes:   9.1/10
  • Common Sense Media:  10/10

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Lord of The Rings cast members

  • Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins
  • Viggo Mortensenas Aragorn
  • Sean Astin As Samwise Gamgee
  • Dominic Monaghan As Merry Brandybuck
  • Orlando Bloom As Legolas
  • Ian McKellen as Gandalf
  • Billy Boyd as Pippin Took
  • Sean Bean as Boromir
  • Liv Tyler as Arwen
  • Andy Serkis as Gollum, Witch-king
  • John Rhys-Davies as Gimli, Treebeard
  • Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
  • Hugo Weaving as Elrond
  • Christopher Lee as Saruman
  • Karl Urban as Éomer
  • Miranda Otto As Éowyn
  • Bernard Hill As Théoden
  • Ian Holm as Bilbo Baggins
  • Harry Sinclair as Isildur
  • Sala Baker as Sauron 


  • The Lord of the Rings won Academy Awards under Best Cinematography, Best Makeup, Best Original Score, and Best Visual Effects.
  • It also won Empire Awards under Best Film, Actor, and Debut.
  • The Movie also won MTV Movie Awards under Best Movie and Breakthrough Performance. 
  • And also been nominated for several other awards, including the Toronto Film Critics, USC Scripter Awards, Writers Guild of America, Young Artist Awards, and numerous other awards.

The Hobbit trilogy

The other installments in The Hobbit Trilogy are  

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Before the wizard, Gandalf (Ian McKellen) arrives and persuades Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) to join a company of dwarves on a mission to regain the realm of Erebor, the hobbits in the shire have a simple existence. The adventure leads Bilbo through perilous realms filled with orcs, goblins, and other perils, not the least of which is a run-in with Gollum (Andy Serkis) and a simple gold ring that is connected to the fate of Middle Earth in ways that Bilbo cannot even begin to comprehend.

Release Date:  14 December 2012


  • IMDB:   7.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes:  6.4/10
  • DVD Release:  9/10

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The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

A hobbit named Bilbo Baggins and his traveling companions endures several perils as they make their way to Laketown. They soon arrive at the Lonely Mountain, where Bilbo meets the terrifying monster Smaug.

Release Date:  2 December 2013


  • IMDB:   7.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes:  7.4/10
  • Letterboxd:   6.6/10

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The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Plot. Bilbo and the Dwarves watch from the Lonely Mountain as the dragon Smaug destroys Laketown. Using the black arrow, Bard ultimately kills Smaug after escaping from jail. The Master of Laketown and his friends, who were leaving on a boat with the town's gold, are killed by Smaug's descending body.

Release Date:  17 December 2014


  • IMDB:   7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes:  5.9/10
  • Parent Previews:  7/10

Is the Movie available on Netflix?

Dedicated viewers of the series are probably looking for somewhere to see the original film trilogy, which was released in the 2000s.

The Lord of the Rings movies aren't now streaming on Netflix, which is unfortunate, but it doesn't mean they won't be in the future or that they won't be accessible on other streaming platforms.  

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Why is Lord of The Rings not available on Netflix?

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Although each of the three movies has been intermittently accessible on Netflix over the last few years, starting in 2018 with The Fellowship of the Ring, the series reportedly exited the streaming giant in early 2020.

The trilogy of films is available on Netflix in some areas. The regions from which each Movie is streamed are listed below. Netflix is available in Argentina, Brazil, Poland, India, and Spain, where you may watch Fellowship of the Ring. Netflix offers The Two Towers in Canada, Argentina, Brazil, India, and Spain.

The streaming rights to The Two Towers and Return of the King were held by Hulu and then Starz, while The Fellowship of the Ring was available on Netflix. Two months after The Lord of the Rings left Netflix, WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming service launched in May 2020, putting the icing on the cake. The fantasy epic will probably remain with HBO Max indefinitely.

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Who offers Lord of The Rings?

HBO Max currently has all three Lord of the Rings films available. That's right; you can watch the entire fantasy-adventure trilogy, which includes

  • The Fellowship of the Ring (2001),
  • The Two Towers (2002) and
  • The Return of the King (2003)

Viewers who are looking for a complete saga can watch it on HBO Max, which also includes three movies in The Hobbit prequel trilogy starring Martin Freeman:

  • An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  • The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

New series on Amazon Prime

The eight-episode first season takes place in the Second Age of Middle-earth before both film trilogies, which may need some clarification for viewers who are anticipating the Amazon Prime Video series, which is scheduled to start in September 2022.

My good-hearted readers, there is very less probability that the Lord of The Rings trilogy can ever make it into Netflix, so enjoy watching the Movie on HBO Max.

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