The Lord of the Rings is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential film series ever made
Each film was critically acclaimed and heavily awarded, the series winning 17 out of its 30 Academy Award nominations
The trilogy received universal acclaim and is constantly ranked among the greatest film trilogies ever made
Elijah Wood portrayed the main character Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy
In a Time magazine list, the series ranks second in "Best Movies of the Decade"
The success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy led to Jackson directing a trilogy of prequels based on Tolkien's children's book The Hobbit