The Lord of the Rings series (Netflix)
Two Lord of the Rings movies join the Netflix platform this month: The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). (Sadly, The Fellowship of the Ring previously left Netflix.) Both were directed by Peter Jackson and were based on the epic fantasy novels by J. R. R. Tolkien about a powerful ring that falls into the hands of a hobbit named Frodo Baggins. He and his friends then set out to destroy it. The story includes Christian themes (sin, temptation and redemption), although the films aren’t for small children. Both movies won multiple Oscars, with The Return of the King winning Best Picture. They’re rated PG-13 for epic battle sequences and frightening images.