The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)

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The Lord of the Rings follows Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), a young hobbit who finds himself in possession of the most powerful ring in the world. He must resist its temptation and destroy it before the evil Sauron comes back to life and takes over Middle Earth.

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Green Book (2018)

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Green Book surrounds Doctor Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a well educated pianist about to go on tour with his trio into the Deep South. He hires Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), an tough Italian bouncer, to be his driver and body guard. Together they encounter blatant racism from the South and form an unlikely friendship.

Firstly, Ali and Mortensen had great chemistry together. Their road tripping was filled with comedic moments that brought levity and felt like a real friendship, though Tony was hesitant about the job at first. This relationship is the crux of the film and what makes the film. The movie also does a great job with balancing the comedy and the drama.

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