The Lord Of The Rings is undoubtably my favourite trilogy. You simply lose yourself in it. The first two films end abrubtly, making the three films just like one big nine hour film. I can't even recall any boring bits in that nine hours! One night I had recently watched The Fellowship, I decided to watch the first half an hour or so of The Two Towers, but I accidently watched that and The Return of the King to the very end. Because it's so exhaustingly long you actually FEEL like you were part of the epic adventures in middle earth. It is an absolutely beautiful trilogy and I massively recommend it. I gauruntee that this will find its way to the top of your favourites chart after the first viewing!
It's just a shame Tolkien didn't get to see it!