What series does LOTR stand for?

Lord of the Rings

LOTR is a common way for fans of Lord of the Rings to refer to the fantasy series, including the book, movies, and show. The series is set in Middle Earth and features hobbits, wizards, dwarves, elves, trolls, orcs, eagles, spiders, and humans.

J.R.R. Tolkien created LOTR as a book series and published it in three volumes (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King) in 1954 and 1955. New Line Cinema later turned LOTR into a critically and commercially successful movie trilogy in 2001-2003. Many video games and other memorabilia based on the series soon followed, including The Hobbit trilogy (based on the book) and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

The LOTR fandom exploded due to the popularity of the movie trilogy, leading to fans using the acronym in messages and online, including forums. Fans may also pronounce LOTR as "loader" in real life to cut down on syllables.


My friends and I binge-watched the entire LOTR trilogy in one day
Extended edition?
Of course
Poster for the LOTR film trilogy
Poster for the LOTR film trilogy

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Updated August 15, 2023

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