The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring

Movie • 2001 • Action  

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Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.
This movie contains 40 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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A dog appears in the shire near the beginning and it is barking at one of the riders, he isn’t harmed
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Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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AlfredCarter
one character assures another the pony will find his way home however we never find out if this is true (in the book he does)
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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haexelhasel
A character is being persistently hunted down and has to flee.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Corellon
In the Shire, Gandalf smokes a pipe with an unknown substance. Another character later chides him "Your love of the Halflings' leaf has clearly slowed your mind."
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Is there addiction?
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hierophant
Main Character exhibits addiction-like symptoms towards the ring. There is no actual addiction shown aside from frequent alcohol use (however it is portrayed as natural for Hobbits and it is something that everyone does.)
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Emilius
There are depictions of characters getting drunk and dancing/singing drunkenly but no alcoholism.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Horses die in battle but they’re obviously CGI and you don’t see them specifically harmed
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
128 supporters
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The elephants described in another comment occur in the second movie, not this one.
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Are animals abused?
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ryanm
a moth you see in gandalf's hand at one point was sedated via cold temperatures so that it would not fly away, but none of this is depicted in any way
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Aragorn brings a dead deer back to camp, presumably after hunting it.
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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CaitlinSnowLeopard
A cat briefly appears in the bar scene at the prancing pony. He is very cute, and is not harmed in any way.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Anonymous
Several vermin panic when a Ringwraith gets close, including a sizeable spider.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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ptcardinal17
During the scene where the four Hobbits hide from a Black Rider, spiders, centipedes, and worms scurry out of the ground to get away.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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alicia15
not held, but someone almost drowns
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Pantalones
Saruman overpowers Gandalf and keeps him on the ground using magic. Gandalf is then confined to the top of Saruman's tower.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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MijaedGetu
There are nine riders from the Land of Mordor - their whole faces are obscured by black masks.
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Bodily Harm
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Tchotchke
Strider shaves.
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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Pantalones
An Uruk-hai is beheaded, so the throat is cut through.
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Tchotchke
A hobbit nearly drowns but is saved.
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Pantalones
Near the end of the movie, Aragorn beheads an Uruk-hai with a sword.
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Is there cannibalism?
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hierophant
Orcs are known to cannibalise their own however this is not a major plot point nor is it ever really discussed
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Pantalones
A gatekeeper is crushed when the Ringwraiths on horses stampede through his gate. He is squashed beneath the gate and the horses run over him.
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Is someone choked?
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Anonymous
A Ringwraith catches a torch in his face.
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MeerKAB
The fellowship is briefly buried under an avalanche, although they suffer no damage and quickly dig themselves out.
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Anonymous
An Uruk Hali’s arm is cut off just before he is killed.
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Anonymous
No heads are squashed. However, a large wooden wall is knocked over onto a man and is then trampled over by horses. Death or degree of injury are unclear and no sounds are heard but he is pretty clearly “squashed”.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Pantalones
Frodo is shown drifting in and out of consciousness after being stabbed. He wakes up in a bed in Rivendell with clean clothes and minimal pain, implying he was out for some time while the Elves healed him.
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joyx
Merry thinks he's broken a bone after a bad fall, but he doesn't actually
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Anonymous
Sauron’s fingers are cut off. Several other orc’s fingers are cut off as well.
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Is someone tortured?
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joyx
The scene is short and not at all explicit, and the character isn't shown on screen, but Gollum is tortured and heard screaming in pain
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Tchotchke
A character falls but you do not see him die, it is just assumed that he did.
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Anonymous
Several orcs are shot with arrows directly in the eye. This is plainly shown on screen.
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Is someone stabbed?
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Pantalones
Frodo is stabbed in the shoulder by a Nazgul.
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jdpamv
There are only two or three decapitations of orcs in this one (their blood is black, not red) and sight of mostly darkish red blood and wounds on more humanlike characters but no gore involving bones or organs aside from orcs' eyes getting shot with arrows (was that in this or just the later ones?).
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
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Pantalones
Two cases of self-sacrifice. Gandalf sacrifices himself while fighting the Balrog. Towards the end, Boromir sacrifices himself to try to keep the hobbits safe from the Uruk-hai.
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Pantalones
One major character is presumed dead after falling in Moria. Another character is very dead after being shot with several arrows.
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Pantalones
Many orcs and trolls are killed in Moria. In the battle towards the end of the movie, Uruk-hai are killed. The Balrog and Gandalf both fall in Moria but their exact fate isn't shown until the next movie.
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Does someone die?
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There are a lot of battle scenes where people are killed in various ways, stabbing, falling, etc
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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MeerKAB
At the end of the movie, two Hobbits are captured by the Urak-hai to be taken to Saruman.
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Does a parent die?
15 supporters
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sunflowersystem
No, but there is a brief reference to Frodo's parents dying.
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Does someone cheat?
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Dorianaz9
Yes. At the very beginning a doll is seen burning in front of the child
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
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JaredJams
Bilbo’s face morphs and he makes a loud scream as he’s tempted by the ring
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Is someone possessed?
11 supporters
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haexelhasel
The ring’s overpowering effect on characters may be upsetting / considered possession-like if your sensitivity to it is severe enough.
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Are there ghosts?
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Corellon
There's a scene where the Ringwraiths' true ghostly forms are revealed, and they're very menacing.
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Are there clowns?
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Pantalones
There are extended scenes on a river. There is also a lake outside Moria that houses a creature.
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
I found the closeups of fingers holding the ring triggering
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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51
Is someone eaten?
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4
Is there on-screen pooping?
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6
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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MeerKAB
After Pippin overeats on lambas bread, his body makes a digestive noise of unclear nature (may either be flatulence or his stomach rumbling).
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Is there audio gore?
39 supporters
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Tchotchke
Frodo is stabbed and another hobbit is sliced by a Ringraith. You can hear lots of chopping and slicing throughout the movie.
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Is there farting?
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5
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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MijaedGetu
Gandalf is imprisoned at the top of a high tower, although he fine in the end and escapes by jumping on the back of a giant eagle.
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LGBTQ+
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
Some characters are known by multiple names, but it isn't related to gender identity
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Yes
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6
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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5
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
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Corellon
A sword is broken in the prologue and we later see the shards displayed and discussed in reverence.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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40
Is there a mental institution scene?
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Yes
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joyx
It's not quite a hospital, but Frodo does wake up in what seems to be a room for healing in Rivendell
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Yes
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faramir
a WildMan cuts his hand to prove his loyalty to Saruman
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Is autism misrepresented?
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hierophant
There is no diagnosed mental illness, but someone deal with the effects of something addicting lashes out at others
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Not D.I.D specifically but Gollom and Smegal and are a common example of the split personality trope of good alter vs evil alter.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
31 supporters
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10
Is there ABA therapy?
14 supporters
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5
Is there body dysphoria?
12 supporters
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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AlfredCarter
there is a scene where a character believes he has lost the Ring (which as discussed elsewhere has an addictive effect) he suddenly becomes very panicked and the music becomes tense, and then he calms down when he finds the Ring. this is never brought up or discussed as a panic attack but may resemble one depending on your interpretation
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AlfredCarter
the is a long sequence where the characters are trapped in a mine/cave system by a cave-in and must find a route out. however all the underground spaces are extremely large. characters mention they have been underground for multiple days
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Anonymous
Not exactly suicide, but two separate characters stay behind to fight a battle they know they cannot win to give the other’s time to get away. Both are killed. One scene is quite extended.
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Noxious
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Pantalones
Bilbo snarls when his face morphs.
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
29 supporters
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sunflowersystem
All the battle scenes in the LotR trilogy are shaky cam
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Is there screaming?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
1 supporters
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Are there flashing lights or images?
35 supporters
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
6 supporters
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1
Is the fourth wall broken?
9 supporters
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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10
Is there childbirth?
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36
Are there abortions?
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35
Are there babies or unborn children?
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9
Does someone miscarry?
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39
Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
40 supporters
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0
hierophant
Many food related jokes :/
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Corellon
Bold of you to assume Lord of the Rings has black characters. :(
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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MeerKAB
Not explicitly, although many of the dwarves’ traits mirror antisemitic stereotypes (eg obsessed with wealth/treasure and power, short/stout bodies, large noses etc). Tolkien also drew inspiration from Hebrew to develop the dwarvish languages.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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15
Is there hate speech?
22 supporters
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6
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takver
Some antagonism between fantasy races. Elves vs. dwarves, orcs vs. everyone else. Orcs are said to be "tortured, mutilated" forms of elves.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
19 supporters
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4
Does an LGBT person die?
27 supporters
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36
Yes
1
No
23
Are there n-words?
25 supporters
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31
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
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1
No
5
Race
Is there blackface?
23 supporters
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5
Relationships
Yes
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Dr.Teatime
Arwen is about 2,600 years older than Aragorn but they're both adults. It's fine.
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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4
Yes
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Pantalones
The Balrog is described as "a demon of the ancient world." It has many features typically seen as demonic including horns, wings, and fire.
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Sex
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MeerKAB
There’s no sexual content shown, although intimate displays of affection are shared amongst friends and lovers alike in this movie (eg hand holding, hugging, kissing, face caressing etc)
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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11
Is there bestiality?
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7
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
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4
Does someone lose their virginity?
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4
Are there incestuous relationships?
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66 supporters
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4
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Corellon
Arwen is the niece of Elros, Aragorn's half-elven ancestor who went to join the Numenoreans an extremely long time ago. However it states in the Silmarillion that a relationship involving people more distant than third cousins isn't considered incest by the Numenoreans.
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Sexism
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CaitlinSnowLeopard
Men and women alike are both freely allowed to express their emotions in all three films.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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9
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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1
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7
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
18 supporters
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1
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8
Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
19 supporters
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Yes
34
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sunflowersystem
It doesn't have a definitive ending because it continues onto the next two movies. The story in total has a happy ending, but Fellowship of the Ring has a semi-unhappy, cliffhanger-ish ending
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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35
Does a car honk or tires screech?
12 supporters
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9
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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34
Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
4 supporters
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37
Is there blood/gore?
45 supporters
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43
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0
4
Anonymous
An infected stab wound is shown.
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Does someone drown?
13 supporters
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4
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30
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Corellon
A character who can't swim runs into the river and nearly drowns in a very tense, dramatic scene.
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Anonymous
No, but people are shot with arrows
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