• The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Release Date: December 19th, 2001

DVD Release Date: August 6th, 2002

PG-13 |2 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

The future of civilization rests in the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Powerful forces are unrelenting in their search for it. But fate has placed it in the hands of a young Hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who inherits the Ring and steps into legend. A daunting task lies ahead for Frodo when he becomes the Ringbearer - to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom where it was forged.

Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Saul Zaentz Company, WingNut Films

Distributors: FS Film Oy, Argentina Video Home, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros.

Keywords: Quest, Temptation, Intense, Suspenseful, Underdog, Survival, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Gets it right. It's a wonderful movie. Watching it, one can't help but get the impression that everyone involved was steeped in Tolkien's work, loved the book, treasured it and took care not to break a cherished thing in it. show more

  • 100
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Not since the original ''Star Wars'' trilogy has film dipped into myth and emerged with the kind of weight and heft seen in Peter Jackson's first installment of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.

  • 100
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    So consistently involving because the excellent cast delivers their lines with the kind of utter conviction not seen in this kind of movie since the first "Star Wars." show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2002)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Orange Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Visual Effects
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Winner Makeup
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound
Winner Cinematography
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Film Editing