Nerd Out to These 4 Movies Like Lord of The Rings

Monday, January 2 by Joseph Gibson

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<p>Ever since the last “<a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/lord-of-the-rings-686/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>Lord of the Rings</a>” movie came out, people everywhere have been looking for something to nerd out to. The ingredients are few, but difficult to find: Big and expansive <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/fantasy-833/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>fantasy</a> worlds, solid characters, and an epic story, preferably one that takes two or three movies to tell effectively (plus bunches of novels, comic <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/books/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>books</a>, and video games to flesh things out). The “<a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/swords/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>swords</a> and sorcery” element isn’t a must, but it is preferable. Here are four movies that meet a decent number of these requirements.</p>
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<p><strong>“Star Wars”</strong> <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/peter-jackson-23/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>Peter Jackson</a>, the director of the “Lord of the Rings” movies, is a big “Star Wars” fan, so it makes sense that “Star Wars” might have some of that nerd-trilogy action you’re looking for. In fact, there are two whole trilogies of sword-vs-monster action for you to chew on – the only difference is the swords are made out of lasers and the <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/monsters-296/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>monsters</a> are voiced by classically trained <a href=British actors.