The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King

Movie • 2003 • Action  

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Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.
This movie contains 41 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
226 supporters
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Anonymous
A dog like creature dies, but not a dog.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is someone eaten?
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Anonymous
Orcs bite and eat people in battle
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there blackface?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Abandonment
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Pantalones
Emotionally abandoned. Faramir's father belittles him and compares him negatively to his brother. Faramir is so desperate for his father's love he almost dies in a hopeless battle to please his father.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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Pantalones
Denethor emotionally abused his (adult) son Faramir. He constantly compares him negatively against his brother and belittles him.
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jdpamv
The only forgiveness is of Frodo, who is cruel to Sam a few times but this is because he's being manipulated by Gollum and The Ring. Tolkien is otherwise good at not having abusers be forgiven or portrayed sympathetically.
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Tchotchke
Faramir is gaslightedby by his father.
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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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thespianscreed
Very brief scene of hobbits smoking pipes.
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Is there addiction?
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Harlbior
The corrupting effects of the One Ring are depicted as a kind of addiction, compelling those under its sway to take actions they wouldn't have otherwise taken in order to protect the ring despite its negative effects on their body and mental health. Smeagol kills his brother Deagol and becomes an psychopathic, emaciated hermit because of the Ring, and Frodo nearly fails his quest to destroy the Ring despite knowing the stakes because the temptation it creates is too strong to resist.
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MeerKAB
There is a comedically-framed scene where Gimli and Legolas compete in a drinking game, where several mugs of alcohol are shown to have been consumed. A crowd cheers on the two friends, and Gimli is shown slurring his speech as well as making nonsensical comments before ultimately passing out from the excessive drinking.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
1 supporters
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ptcardinal17
Multiple (CGI) cavalry units are slain in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
108 supporters
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NICKO
Gollum starts to transform into the creature we all now and love, and the first scene shows him catching and eating a salmon fish.
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Are animals abused?
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Tchotchke
Dead horses and Gollum eats a fish.
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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
There are no cats depicted in this film.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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thespianscreed
A Fell Beast, a dragon-like creature ridden by the Nazgul antagonists, is beheaded graphically.
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Are there spiders?
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joyx
There is a giant spider
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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JjjjjjjjjjJjjjjj
“Her” a sp1der
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
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cocacola
A character is stung with a venom that knocks them unconscious.
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Pantalones
Frodo is trapped in a spiderweb. He is later shown with his hands tied by orcs.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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thespianscreed
First scene, about 3-4 minutes in: Sméagol strangles another person to death. This scene is longer in the extended edition but is still present in the theatrical cut.
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Pantalones
As a terror tactic, the orcs catapult severed heads of human soldiers they killed at the forces defending Gondor. The actual decapitation isn't seen but it rains heads. In a separate scene, the Witch King's fell beast is beheaded by Eowyn. The act of decapitation is seen in this case.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Pantalones
Large stones are tossed by siege weapons and humans and orcs are crushed. People are also stomped by elephant-like beasts. A man is crushed under his horse and trapped.
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Is someone choked?
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Pantalones
Very early in the movie, Smeagol strangles his friend while they fight over the Ring.
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joyx
Denethor and Gollum are notable examples
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Pantalones
This character is only in the Extended Edition. The Mouth of Sauron is pretty gnarly. He has no lips and his teeth are exposed. Only the lower half of his face is shown but what skin is there is heavily scarred, especially on the chin.
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Is there amputation?
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scrib
As mentioned above, a finger is amputated.
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thespianscreed
Several people and creatures, good and bad, are shown being crushed by catapulted boulders.
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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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Does someone become unconscious?
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casslikesass
Eowyn (sp?) breaks her left arm. There is a scene in which we see that it is covered in purplish bruising, and has some scratches on it. It's pretty brief and not too graphic, but may still be troublesome for those who are sensitive to those kinds of injuries.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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NICKO
Frodo's Finger is bitten off by Gollum in Mt. Doom, graphic, yet quick
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Is someone tortured?
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elpimpa
gollum in minas morgul by the orcs to let them know the location of the hobbit
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Pantalones
Sam slips down some muddy stairs.
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ptcardinal17
Various scenes, but most notably Denethor and Gollum
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Anonymous
Not onscreen, but one of the orcs is missing an eye
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Is someone stabbed?
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Pantalones
Eowyn stabs the Witch King in the face after Merry stabs him in the leg. There are also countless scenes in battle of people and orcs fighting with bladed weapons like swords and spears.
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jdpamv
A few scenes are arguably gorier than in the previous two, specifically a scene with many severed heads and Frodo's finger getting gnawed off, but the gore is brief and appropriate.
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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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Death
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Anonymous
There are lots of battles
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Does a major character die?
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Pantalones
Assorted orcs and trolls are killed in battle. Sauron, who takes the shape of a fiery eye, is killed in the end. In the extended edition, the wizard Saruman is also killed on screen.
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Does someone die?
1 supporters
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4
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Pantalones
Many, many soldiers die in a huge battle. An important character dies on screen during the course of the fight. Grief over his death is shown by his family.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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5
Family
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casslikesass
A main character is kidnapped by orcs.
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Does a parent die?
13 supporters
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joyx
A parental figure dies in a battle
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Does someone cheat?
1 supporters
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JuanOteo
Aragorn never did anything with Eowyn that counts as cheating, he was really loyal to Arwen and put Eowyn on the friendzone.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Pantalones
Eowyn's uncle is killed in battle. They were very close and she is injured trying to protect him.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Marcell_Davis
I noticed none in the theatrical cut.
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Is someone possessed?
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casslikesass
The Ring has the power to make those close to it obey its command. It's not quite possession, but it's very close in that regard.
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Are there ghosts?
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ptcardinal17
The Army of the Dead(known in the novel as the Oathbreakers) are ghostlike zombie soldiers with poltergeist abilities(they can physically harm others).
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Anonymous
There are many areas on the walls in Shelob's cave that have clusters of holes that can be a bit triggering.
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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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casslikesass
No, *but* there is a scene in which a big spider stings someone and they kind of foam up at the mouth and it dribbles out.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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2
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MeerKAB
There is a scene where Denethor eats a meal, featuring extreme close-ups of his face as he noisily chews on food and juices squelch and ooze from his mouth. This is juxtaposed by his son seemingly riding to his death in battle and is accompanied by an eerie song with clashing violin notes, making this scene especially disturbing.
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Is there audio gore?
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Tchotchke
Lots of fighting so there are slashing and hacking sounds.
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Is there farting?
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2
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
38 supporters
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4
Is there bisexual cheating?
1 supporters
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4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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20
Are needles/syringes used?
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23
Is there a mental institution scene?
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5
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casslikesass
There is not a hospital, per se, but after the battle of Gondor, there is an infirmary-like scene in which the injured are on pallets and being treated. It does not have the starkness and sterility of a hospital.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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6
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2
Does someone have a mental illness?
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1
Yes
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Tonz
A main character sets himself on fire
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jdpamv
The abusive dad is described as having "gone mad" when he tries to set his son on fire. It's unconfirmed if he is mentally ill but this line followed by him dying in a crowd-pleasing way felt a bit weird to me. The Ring affects Frodo and especially Gollum in ways akin to mental illness while sometimes making them violent.
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Pantalones
Maybe? If Gollum and Smeagol are seen as separate entities, then yes. Gollum is an evil personality that wants to kill the hobbits and get the ring at all cost.
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Pantalones
Denethor's original plan was to burn himself on Faramir's pyre. Gandalf stops him from doing that and Denethor ends up running away while on fire and either falling or leaping from the city walls. He does die, but not directly from his original attempt.
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Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
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1
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SilverTulip
There is scene where Denethor noisily, disgustingly devours a large meal. There are mouth sounds and close ups of biting and chewing moist food. This scene is juxtaposed with footage from battle.
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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JjjjjjjjjjJjjjjj
Main character like all the time
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MeerKAB
Frodo gets caught in webs within Shelob’s Lair, and is eventually wrapped in spider-like silk by the monster.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Tonz
A main character jumps of a cliff after setting himself on fire.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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RubinSmallwood
In the siege of the white city, just after Gandalf utters a call to arms, for 2 seconds it pans over a woman holding her crying infant child.
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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6
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Anonymous
for a minute, after frodo and sam get to the witch king of angmar's castle and see the staircase then frodo almost walks into the castle and then an energy beam shoots out

some fire
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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7
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Pantalones
Very brief shot of a woman holding a baby
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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23
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
36 supporters
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Tchotchke
Gollum calls a hobbit fat
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Tonz
It was eowin’s intend to be mis-gendered so she was allowed to ride into battle. In the end she saves the day because, quote: “I am no man!” Which allowed her to kill a Ringwraith.
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JjjjjjjjjjJjjjjj
There’s no black representation
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Yes
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16
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
1 supporters
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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4
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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1
No
20
Yes
0
No
15
Are there n-words?
1 supporters
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18
Is there aphobia?
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4
Relationships
Yes
6
No
3
0
Pantalones
Technically yes, but in the fantasy sense where a character is immortal. Arwen is several thousand years old and is in love with a much younger human. This same human, who is 80 but looks younger due to magical ancestory, is the target of a much younger woman's interest. He does not reciprocate her feelings.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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7
Are there nude scenes?
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6
Is there bestiality?
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5
Is there BDSM?
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3
Does someone lose their virginity?
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
Yes
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
1 supporters
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6
Does someone have a chronic illness?
1 supporters
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3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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6
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
0
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3
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jdpamv
There's some amazing art during the credits but no scenes.
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joyx
It's a little bittersweet but overall happy
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
40 supporters
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Tchotchke
There is war so a lot of people are killed, sometimes graphically. A lot of orc blood is shown.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
6
No
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joyx
Does drowning in lava count? If so yes, as Gollum falls into a volcano full of lava
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Is there gun violence?
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