Almost twenty years have passed since the Lord of the Rings trilogy was released in cinemas, and is one of the most epic and ambitious film productions in history.
But the burning question is, can you watch them on Netflix?
In this guide, I’ll be showing you how to watch them anywhere in the world.
The three movies were directed by Peter Jackson in a co-production between New Zealand and the US, and won many Academy Awards.
Now, let’s get to the good stuff.
Does Netflix have Lord of the Rings?
Yes, it’s available on the streaming service, but the sad news is only a few countries have all three titles, and isn’t available to all subscribers.
If you live in the UK or France, for example, you won’t find the trilogy in the Netflix catalogue at all.
Only a few countries have the complete trilogy (The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King) to be enjoyed on Netflix. Below I’ll show you how to unblock each one and how to get them to work in any country.
What regions is it available in?
Surprisingly Netflix US doesn’t have the movies available, but Canada is lucky enough to have the complete trilogy available on Netflix.
Along with a handful of other countries too.
In the next section, you’ll discover how to unlock them – the LotR franchise on Netflix.
How to unblock LOTR on Netflix
To unblock The Lord Of The Rings movies on your Netflix account, you’ll need to use a VPN such as ExpressVPN, which can unlock other regions’ Netflix content.
A VPN is a security tool mostly used to preserve user privacy online and protect the internet connection.
VPNs hide your actual location allowing you to unblock content that is not available where you live.
Follow the steps below to unlock all 3 Lord Of The Rings movies.
Go to the ExpressVPN website and chose the plan you prefer.
Create your account to subscribe to the service using your email address and choosing the payment method of your preference.
Get the app from your device’s app store or website.
Log in with the account credentials you created in Step 2.
Now the app is open click the three dots ‘…‘ next to Selected Location. Then type ‘Canada’ and click on it (or one of the other countries listed earlier where all the movies are available).
Now visit the Netflix website or use their app where you’ll be able to stream the entire trilogy of films.
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What about The Hobbit?
The Hobbit is the trilogy prequel to Lord Of The Rings based on the book of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien and also directed by Peter Jackson.
For the time being, only the first movie is on Netflix streaming platform, and it’s only available in the UK.
If you want to watch it, you need to access Netflix selecting a UK server (UK IP address) in the ExpressVPN app. Although I recommend you start with The Fellowship Of The Ring first, after all it is what you’ve been hunting all the streaming services for.
What’s LOTR about?
Brought to you by Warner Bros New Line Cinema, The Lord Of The Rings movie trilogy is based on the book trilogy written by English author J.R.R. Tolkien.
The movie adaptation follows the same path, and it was split into three movies which adapted each one of the books, the franchise even has a spin-off TV series by Amazon, but more on that later.
The Fellowship of the Ring (Part 1)
Three hobbits see themselves involved in a great adventure when one of them, Frodo, inherits a ring from his uncle Bilbo.
They join forces with an unlikely fellowship of people.
The fellowship has nine members: four hobbits, two men, an elf, a wizard, and a dwarf.
The Two Towers (Part 2)
The group is split. Two of the hobbits meet a strange creature who was the former owner of the One Ring. They decided to use Gollum as a guide in Mordor to reach Mount Doom.
While the rest of the group fights Sauron’s new ally, a powerful wizard commanding an army of Uruk-hai.
The Return of the King (Part 3)
The war between good and evil to control the Middle Earth has reached its highest point.
The hobbits continue their way to Mount Doom guided by Gollum to destroy the One Ring.
While the realms of men fight Sauron and his evil army in an attempt to distract him from the One Ring.
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Who stars in LOTR?
LotR features an ensemble cast full of big names coming mostly from the US, England and Australia.
Some of the most famous include:
- Elijah Wood
- Viggo Mortensen
- Sean Bean
- Dominic Monaghan
- Sean Astin
- Ian McKellen
- John Rhys-Davies
- Orlando Bloom
- Billy Boyd
- Liv Tyler
- Hugo Weaving
- Cate Blanchett
- Andy Serkis
- Christopher Lee
A Brief Summary
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is available on Netflix but only in a few countries. If you live in the UK or some other European countries, you won’t find it in your Netflix catalogue, not even Netflix US.
Thankfully, there is a way to fix this, and it’s unlocking the regions where it’s available by using a VPN app.
With ExpressVPN, you can connect to the regions where LotR is available entirely like Canada, and enjoy it without worries.
Sign up for ExpressVPN, download their app, connect to Canada and start enjoying one of the most epic movie sagas ever made in your country. The Lord Of The Rings movies are some of the best movies around.
Plus, you’ll need to watch the movies to get ready for the TV series brought to you by Amazon Prime Video, and it is something that Amazon Prime Video hope LotR fans will unite over.