It’s been 15 years since director Peter Jackson introduced us to his live-action adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. In December 2001, we found ourselves immersed in the world of Middle-earth as never before when The Fellowship of the Ring arrived in theaters. The movie was the first in a trilogy that would leave a lasting impact on pop culture and how we think of fantasy films. As the first installment, The Fellowship of the Ring set the standard for the rest, and like its sequels, the movie would be a memorable one not soon forgotten even all these years later.
One of the ways it's been remembered has been through its unforgettable dialogue. Influenced by and sometimes directly quoting the source material written by Tolkien, there are a number of quotes and conversations that have become classics and are now common to our pop culture. They are quoted by fans, quoted by other franchises, and have even become viral memes. Because one does not simply watch The Fellowship of the Ring and forget its lines!
Now that the 15th anniversary of the film has arrived, here's a look at 15 lines and conversations that I think stand out as the most iconic from the film.