Director: Peter Jackson
Writer: Peter Jackson, Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Sir Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom
Released: December 26th, 2001
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 178 minutes
Story: An epic vision of good versus evil, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring recounts the heroic quest of Frodo Baggins, a peaceful Hobbit entrusted with a terrible responsibility. Placed in possession of the omnipotent One Ring - lost for centuries and containing the Dark Lord Sauron's cruelty, his malice, and his will to dominate all life - Frodo must travel through Middle-Earth to the land of Mordor in order to destroy the ring in the fires of Mount Doom where it was forged.

Frodo is accompanied on his journey by a nine-member assemblage: the Fellowship of the Ring. They are: Gandalf the Grey, a good wizard and mentor to Frodo; Aragorn, a noble warrior and future king of Gondor; Boromir, a fierce soldier of Gondor; Gimli, an ax-wielding dwarf; Legolas, an expert elf archer; and Hobbits Sam Gamgee, Peregrin "Pippin" Took, and Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck.

The Fellowship is aided in their quest by Elf Princess Arwen, Elf Queen Galadriel, and Lord Elrond, whose knowledge of the One Ring brings to light the true danger and importance of the Fellowship's collective journey. Relentlessly pursued by Lord Sauron's dark riders, marauding Orcs, cave trolls, and goblins summoned by evil wizard Saruman the White, the Fellowship must resist the one ring's limitless powers of corruption. Shot entirely on location in majestic New Zealand, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ends as the Fellowship is disbanded.
Sean Astin Sam
Cate Blanchett Galadriel
Orlando Bloom Legolas
Billy Boyd Pippin
Martin Csokas Celeborn
Ian Holm Bilbo
Christopher Lee Saruman
Ian McKellen Gandalf
Dominic Monaghan Merry
Viggo Mortensen Aragorn
Sean Bean Boromir
John Rhys-Davies Gimli
Andy Serkis Gollum
Liv Tyler Arwen
Hugo Weaving Elrond
Elijah Wood Frodo