Of course. The defining fantasy trilogy of the Noughties knocked everybody sideways when it took command of the Christmases of 2001, 2002 and 2003. Once considered to be completely unfilmable, Kiwi director Peter Jackson – most famous for schlocky horrors and The Frighteners – swept away any doubters with his assured adaptation of Tolkien’s tale.
Countless imitators followed, from Disney’s Chronicles Of Narnia to episodes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. But there’ll always be one Lord Of The Rings. A colossal achievement.