78% of people can't guess the Lord of the Rings scene from just one image. Can you?

By: J. Scott Wilson
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True die-hard LOTR fans are able to tell you the name of the film by looking at a single still-shot. But the remaining 78% of people can't. Can you? Prove it!

This image is from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Have you ever checked your door for a wizard's mark? The dwarves might show up unexpectedly!

When Peter Jackson pitched the idea of shooting three epic movies at the same time, most studios passed. New Line didn't, and it's funded their operations for years. One of those movies, shown here, was Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Just as with The Empire Strikes Back is the best according to many Stars Wars fans, The Two Towers is the favorite film of a lot of Tolkien buffs. It's got heroic battles, neat creatures, and really evil bad guys.

This one is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Benedict Cumberbatch voiced Smaug, giving a perfect British sneer to the giant reptile's voice.

For a lot of Tolkien fans, the biggest scene in any of the books is the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, which takes place in front of the city of Gondor. Peter Jackson pulled it off perfectly in Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

Did you pick Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers? The two towers of the title are Sauron's fortress of Barad-Dur and Saruman's Isengard. Christopher Lee chills as Saruman in his last major role.

Tolkien sneaked a good bit of political commentary into his books, never more so than when writing about Lake Town. The mayor gets his comeuppance, courtesy of dragon fire, in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Many pundits criticized Jackson for stretching the single book into three movies, but the added battle in The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (only alluded to in the book) paid off big.

The visual style of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was like nothing seen since the days of Cecil B. DeMille. Jackson created entire landscapes, and even built hobbit holes that still exist as tourist attractions!

In The Two Towers, we get to meet the Ents, the "tree-men" that are a Druid's dream come true. The orcs don't much care for them!

The musical dish-clearing scene early in An Unexpected Journey was a real delight, and gave a far more "fun" aspect to this film than any of the others.

This image is from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. The Riders of Rohan are an impressive fighting force, and the charge of the Rohirrim at the end of this movie is one of the greatest moments in movie history.

The big battle in Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King goes from a massed horse charge to a massed elephant charge. It doesn't get much more epic than that!

The addition of Evangeline Lilly's Tauriel, a female elf who became a love interest for Fili, caused some grumbling. Her performance in The Battle of the Five Armies was outstanding, though.

The creation of the Uruk-Hai was Tolkien's commentary on the evils of industrialization ... and made for some great shots. Of course, this image is from The Two Towers.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is pictured here. The Mines of Moria came to chilling life with Jackson's touch, full of scuttling goblins, dark shadows and a Balrog!

Brad Dourif, who first chilled us as Mentat Piter De Vries in Dune, was greasily effective as Grima Wormtongue in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

This scene is from Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. It's hard to pick a favorite scene in this movie, but for me it's when the Nazgul lord says, "No man can kill me," and Eowyn pulls off her helm and says, "I am no man," before skewering him.

This image is from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The battle of the stone giants in this movie is one of the greatest scenes ever, and one of the biggest pleasures of seeing it on the big screen.

The palantir was a nifty concept: a "seeing stone" that allowed the holders to see and speak to each other over great distances. Of course, Sauron could do a bit more with one ... Maybe he could watch Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

The scene of the Ents attacking Isengard is a marvel of special effects in The Two Towers. Watch closely and you'll see the Ent with the burning leaves dunking his head in the rushing river.

The Eagles are Tolkien's deus ex machina, and never more so than in the battle outside Mordor's gates. The Nazgul are no match for them in The Return of the King.

This one's from The Battle of the Five Armies. The mutated trolls that the orcs used as battering rams were a nice touch. Talk about hardheads!

Just remember that dwarves are wasted over long distances. They're natural sprinters! This image is from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

If you have The Desolation of Smaug on disc, go back and watch the barrel-ride escape closely. The acrobatics of the dwarves and Bombur's barrel roll are sheer genius.

Let's not forget sweet little Shelob in all our talk of battles. She was a spider with a serious hunger and a bad attitude in The Return of the King.

Gandalf plays more of the "warrior wizard" in The Desolation of Smaug than in the LOTR films, using his staff to stun, slay and befuddle attackers.

The Army of the Dead was a pretty nifty fighting force. Just turn them loose and let the slaughter happen while you watch! That is, while you watch The Return of the King.

In The Fellowship of the Ring, the first encounter with the Black Riders is really a creepy experience. But who didn't want one of those steel gauntlets?

Just when you think the battle's ending in The Battle of the Five Armies, we find out about an entirely different attack coming over the mountain. This is where all the big payoffs come, and Fili dies.

The Two Towers is the right answer here. "Let the horn of blow in Helm's Deep ..." That last charge across the bridge right before Gandalf and the Rohirrim ride to the rescue is insanely heroic.

This image is from The Return of the King. Samwise Gamgee might be the biggest hero in this tale, if only for his willingness to take on an entire citadel of Orcs just to save Frodo.

The contract-signing scene in An Unexpected Journey is a highly amusing bit of business. Poor Bilbo listens while all the possible manners of his demise are enumerated ... then faints.

When we first meet Strider (Aragorn) he's a scruffy-looking fellow who's quick with a blade. Little do we know what he'll become, in The Fellowship of the Ring.

In The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo proves his worth yet again in finding the keyhole to Durin's Door. Tolkien loved riddles, and this is one of his best.

The introduction of what's obviously gunpowder into the world of Middle-Earth is jarring, and one of Tolkien's greatest comments on the evils of industrialization. This image is from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Alfrid, the Master of Laketown's lackey and spineless enforcer, makes a comic villain in The Battle of the Five Armies, dressing like a woman while trying to make off with stolen gold.

This scene is from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Gandalf's fireworks show, during which we meet Merry and Pippin, is a wonderment, complete with a low-flying dragon!

Goblin Town sure seems like a fun place to visit ... unless you're a party of dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield, as in An Unexpected Journey. The Goblin King looks like he's had a few too many cheeseburgers.

Merry and Pippin hanging out with the Ents provides a pastoral respite during a pretty rough film. The two of them drinking Ent water and trying to grow is a real chuckle in The Two Towers.

This image is from Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. As Sam and Frodo approach Mount Doom, the cinematic landscape around them reminds me of an old battlefield. The ground is scarred and barren, seemingly devoid of life or hope.

The shapechanger Beorn, who becomes a huge bear, has a serious hatred for Orcs. Fortunately he hates them even more than dwarves, so he helps out Thorin's party in The Desolation of Smaug.

Liv Tyler's elf maiden Arwen has a great scene in The Fellowship of the Ring, tricking the Black Riders into a river and summoning a flash flood to wash them downstream.

Bilbo Baggins is the classic fish out of water at the beginning of this tale, but he soon proves both his valor and his worth to his fellow travelers. This image is obviously from An Unexpected Journey.

When the Witch-King of Angmar leads his army out right past the hidden Sam, Frodo, and Gollum in The Return of the King, it's an awe-inspiring sight. Who wouldn't be scared into surrender?

This one's from The Two Towers. Sam Gamgee's meditation on potatoes is another of the comic high points of this series. Gollum, however, is not so thrilled.

While Gandalf is a huge figure in the first and third films, The Two Towers is largely carried on the heroism of men and elves. The wizard, of course, returns with reinforcements at the very end!

Fighting Shelob, Frodo discovers that the Light of Earendil, given to him by Galadriel, is far more than just a handy light. Shelob reacts to it as if she'd been doused with acid. This image is from The Return of the King.

Legolas and Gimli keeping count of their kills becomes a running gag in the last two films. Legolas has the advantage, being a bit quicker and using a bow instead of an ax! This image is from The Desolation of Smaug.

The bad blood between elves and dwarves comes to full flower when the party reaches Rivendell, where Thorin's hatred of Thranduil carries over to his feelings toward Elrond. This final image is from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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