3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Return of the King
Release Year: 2002, 2003
Directed By: Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban, Andy Serkis, JOhn Noble, Ian Holm, Sean Bean
Release Date: Sunday, Sept. 1
Nothing takes the wind right out of your sails like certain entries of a film franchise being missing from Netflix. Well, unfortunately, we have to report to that only two of the three The Lord of the Rings films are coming to Netflix this month. The Two Towers and The Return of the King make their grand returns to the streamer for an incomplete but still exhilarating (and very lengthy) movie marathon. Don’t miss two of the best new Netflix movies coming in September.
It’s unfathomable that fans of The Lord of the Rings wouldn’t know what the movies are about or that anyone who still hasn’t taken the plunge into one of the most profitable and decorated film franchises of all doesn’t have a passing knowledge about their plot. The films are based on the books by J. R. R. Tolkein, and in The Two Towers, Frodo (Elijah Wood) continues his journey to destroy the one ring. But he and Sam (Sean Astin) discover they are being followed by Gollum, leading to the final installment The Return of the King bringing it all to an end.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Return of the King followed the first film, 2001’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Upon release, the final two films in the trilogy were well-received by critics and audiences, with The Two Towers holding a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and bringing in over $926 million worldwide, and The Return of the Kings boasting a 93%, an over $1 billion worldwide gross and an 11-award sweep at the Oscars. Don’t miss the return of The Lord of the Rings on Netflix this starting at the top of the month.