My husband and I are big Lord of the Rings fans! We have a Rohan flag hanging outside and Gondor and Rohan banners in our theater room.
Without getting into the whole thing about it supposed to be one volume rather than a trilogy, I would have to say that my favorite is "Return of the King," for both the "book" and the movie. My husband prefers "The Two Towers." It is an ongoing quasi-argument for us. Haha!
My favourite books would probably be The Fellowship of the Ring - more specifically Book II and The Return of the King - Book V.
As for the films, my all time favourite is The Fellowship of the Ring.
I absolutely love reading the Hobbit aswell. I wasn’t a fan of the films.
I remember feeling a bit disappointed when I first seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in theatres. I watched the other two at home instead of going to the movies. I haven’t watched them in a long time.