Is the Lord of the Rings Trilogy available on Netflix?

Lord of the Rings is one of the best trilogies in the history of cinema and as a result, millions of Netflixers go searching on Netflix to rewatch all three of the Lord of the Rings movies. Below, we’ll take a look at whether the Lord of the Rings movies are streaming plus a look at the new Lord of the Rings TV series too.

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It’s now been sixteen years since Fellowship of the Ring landed on our screens and the other two films following shortly thereafter. The adaptation of the JRR Tolkien books by Peter Jackson were incredible and at least in my opinion, are far better than the later Hobbit movies too.

If you’re aware of how licensing works on Netflix you’ll know that Netflix has to pay over money to the studio holders to get the rights to stream content. Obviously, it’s a negotiation so it comes down to money at the end of the day. In the case of the trilogy, it’s going to have a high price tag attached given its reputation and demand, particularly at the moment.

Fellowship of the Ring Added to Netflix

In a surprise addition, the first of the Lord of the Rings movies was added to Netflix  US on January 19th. We’ve heard of no intention of adding the remainder of the movies.

Is Lord of the Rings on Netflix?

Yes is the short answer but it depends on where you live in the world. Here’s a rundown of each movie and where you can find it streaming.

  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring can be found on Netflix in the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, India and Spain.
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers can be found on Netflix in Canada, Argentina, Brazil, India and Spain.
  • Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King can also be found in Canada, Argentina, Brazil, India and Spain.

What about the TV Series?

You may have heard over the past few months that Netflix was in the running to be one of the providers looking to create a new TV series around the books. Sadly for Netflix, they lost out to Amazon who reportedly paid a billion dollars to secure the rights. This could have consequences with Netflix too meaning that Amazon will more than likely have first dibs on the movies moving forward given they’ve now got a vested interest in the franchise.

Unfortunately, without Game of Thrones on Netflix either, Netflix is pretty light when it comes to action series set in a fantasy world. Your best bet is to look at something like Marco Polo although that was soon cancelled.

Are you sad that LoTR isn’t on Netflix in your region? Let us know in the comments.

Kasey Moore

Founder and editor at What's on Netflix - in charge of cataloging the new additions and the future releases.