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Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring: The Council of Elrond
The ragtag heroes who make up the Fellowship truly come together for the first time at Elrond's (Hugo Weaving) secret council, where they pledge to help Frodo (Elijah Wood) in his quest, offering their swords, bows, and axes.
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Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring: ''You shall not pass!''
The line has been used thousands of times since 2001 to refer to students, cars, and kidney stones, but it started here, in the mines of Moria, with Gandalf (Ian McKellen) standing up to the monstrous balrog.
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Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring: The Death of Boromir
The lovably surly Boromir dies from an Uruk-hai's arrow, becoming the Fellowship's first casualty. It wouldn't be the last time we'd witness Sean Bean expire suddenly (oh, Ned Stark!), but it was certainly moving.
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Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers: The Fall of Isengard
I think that I shall never see, a poem as lovely as...an army of sentient trees overrunning orc forces to destroy the fortress of the treasonous Saruman (Christopher Lee). We heart you, Treebeard.
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Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers: The Cavalry Arrives at Helm's Deep
Gandalf leads his troops atop a white horse, ready to drive them into the Battle of Helm's Deep, the centerpiece of The Two Towers and of Jackson's filmmaking.
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Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King: ''I am no man!''
In the prophecy-loophole equivalent of the ''doctor was his mother'' riddle, Éowyn Miranda Otto) is able to kill the Witch-king of Angmar, who was augured ''not by the hand of man shall he fall.'' She is woman, watch her slay.
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Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King: Sam Carries Frodo
As they approach Mount Doom, Sam (Sean Astin) gathers his moral courage and says to Frodo, ''I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you.'' It's so heartwarming, even the eye of Sauron mists up a little.
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Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King: ''You bow to no one''
At the end of The Return of the King (or one of its endings), the newly crowned Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) tells the hobbit attendants to stand straight, since the brave, victorious, world-saving little fellas have earned that right.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Bilbo and Gollum Trade Riddles
Everyone's favorite ring-obsessed homunculus (Andy Serkis) squares off against Bilbo (Martin Freeman) for the right to the precious. It's one of the quietest (and best) scenes in the trilogy.
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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug: Bilbo Meets Smaug
Sherlock costars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch reunite under very different circumstances as Bilbo faces off for the first time against the imposing, gold-hoarding dragon, Smaug.