Probably the greatest cast in a novel adaptation this world is ever going to witness. Yes, we’re talking about The Lord of the Rings trilogy. This trilogy changed the definition of fantasy films and evolved movie-making after its release.
Director, Peter Jackson, inspired by the fantasy novel-epic by J.R.R Tolkien, made this movie his magnum opus and changed Hollywood forever.
The trilogy is one of the greatest and most influential movie series ever made.
Here are five more films if you liked this masterpiece.
1. The Harry Potter series
This world-famous movie series everyone watched when they were kids and teenagers and adults, and it never stops.
This magical world created by J.K Rowling and originally released as a series of seven novels from Philosopher’s Stone in 1997 to Deathly Hollows in 2007.
The story revolves around the protagonist Harry Potter played by Daniel Radcliffe, and his magical life with his friends Hermoine Granger played by Emma Watson, and Ron Weasley, played by Rupert Grint.
We see Harry going through from his childhood into adulthood, dealing with all the problems he faces. From his friendships to his spells. The journey is an unforgettable one.
2. The Chronicles of Narnia
The movies that make you forget your mundane lives and get into a world of pure fantasy and dreamlike universe.
Inspired by the novels series of C. S. Lewis. From a total of seven books, three were made into movies. Namely, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, which came out in 2005, then Prince Caspian in 2008, and lastly, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2010, grossing over $1.5 billion worldwide. The story revolves around the adventures of the children in Narnia.
A wise and powerful lion, Aslan guides the children to their aims. The Pevensie family includes four siblings, namely William, Anna, Skandar, and Georgie. Their arrogant cousin, Will often accompany them. Lian Neeson does the voice of Aslan. The story revolves around the adventures of the world of Narnia and how they fight the White Witch, played by Tilda Swinton.
3. The Wizard of Oz
Widely regarded as one of the best films of all times. The oldest movie on the list, released in 1939. The film’s legendary actors are Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale alongside Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, and Bert Lahr. It is still popular because of its use of technicolor and unforgettable musical score.
The movie is still an American pop culture icon, awarded with six Academy Awards.
4. The Star Wars series
Star Wars, the movie whose talks would never stop coming up every time the world sci-fi is there. From the C.G.I to the morals of the story, everything about this movie is exemplary. And the soundtrack is just amazing. And the ever cute Baby Yoda. The movie got extremely popular being the first time anyone saw space ships flying without any wires visible. The high-quality lasers felt quite real, and everyone almost lost their minds.
The 1977 American epic space opera film, by George Lucas, stars the following: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew.
5. The Shrek series
The favorite animated movie of many is none other than the Shrek series. Based on the 1990 fairy tale picture book of the same name by William Steig. It stars big names like Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow as the voices of the lead characters. The series consists of four movies, namely Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007), and Shrek Forever After (2010).
The story revolves around an Ogre, who accepts a quest to rescue a princess and gradually falls in love with her. The witty and humorous storyline makes it fun to watch series.