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News movies & tv series 10 April 2024, 04:16

Here’s The Correct Order of Watching The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Movies and TV Series

Here you will find a list of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies and TV series arranged in chronological order. See how to watch them.

Source: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Peter Jackson, New Line Cinema, 2001

Over the years there have been quite a few films and TV series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's prose, and viewers preparing for a screening may wonder in which order to watch them to learn the events according to their chronology. This can indeed be problematic when one considers the fact that new movies and TV series are arriving all the time, and they aren’t released in the order in which the events happen.

For those who want to watch these productions in chronological order by events, we rush to help. We have prepared a complete list of movies and TV series set in Middle-earth, arranging them from the most distant events to the most recent ones. Included here aren’t only the titles shot by Peter Jackson, which are the most popular, but also others, including the TV show The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

Chronological order of the films and TV series The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit


Year of release

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 1


The Lord Of The Rings: War Of The Rohirrim


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


So, as the above list shows, the oldest The Lord Of The Rings films are best viewed last, due to the fact that the events of them take place after the other productions. In the list, in addition to Peter Jackson's two trilogies and the Amazon TV series, we have also included the upcoming film The Lord Of The Rings: War Of The Rohirrim, which will tell the story of events that took place some 250 years before The Lord of the Rings. War Of The Rohirrim is scheduled for release on December 13, 2024.

Edyta Jastrzebska

Edyta Jastrzebska

A graduate of journalism and social communication as well as cultural studies. She started at as one of the newspeople in the films department. Currently she oversees the Gamepressure movie&TV newsroom. She excels in the field of film and television, both in reality-based and fantasy themes. Keeps up with industry trends, but in her free time she prefers to watch less known titles. Has a complicated relationship with popular ones, which is why she only gets convinced about many of them when the hype around them subsides. Loves to spend her evenings not only watching movies, series, reading books and playing video games, but also playing text RPGs, which she has been into for several years.