My Favorite Movie – The Hobbit and Why I Love It So Much

the Hobbit Dwarves with Gollum, Bilbo Baggins, and Gandalf


I decided to do a post on what my favorite movie is.  I took a lot of different films that I love and broke it down to what each film made me feel.  One of my favorite movies or I should say trilogy is The Godfather.  That movie makes any man feel more manly.  You also can’t help it saying the lines, “Sleep with the fishes,” “Take it to the mattress,” “Make them an offer they can’t refuse,”  “It was you, Fredo.”  However, The Godfather didn’t cover all the bases on what makes the perfect or ‘my favorite movie.’  My favorite film has to stroke my ego like The Godfather but also I want sadness with some possible tears, as well as laughs.  The perfect film encompasses all of those feelings and makes the viewer go through an emotional roller coaster.


Cue the drum roll – My favorite movie (actually trilogy) is The Hobbit.  A close, and I mean very close second would be the Harry Potter Franchise.  Both The Hobbit films and Harry Potter films fit my definition of the perfect movie.  You will laugh (a lot), you will cry (possibly a lot), and you will be excited and on the edge of your seat with all the action.  So after the movie, you flex your biceps and say, “I can do that,” as you grab a toilet bowl plunger and run around your house slaying dragons.


A lot of people can’t understand why The Hobbit films are my favorite.  Most people can’t even remember the name of the dwarf in The Hobbit.  To answer that question, first there are several dwarves, but the one most people refer to when they say, “The name of that one dwarf,” they’re referring to Thorin Oakenshield. the dwarf who becomes the dwarf king, falls under the spell of dwarf wealth, goes crazy, but Bilbo brings him back to sanity and he is able to defeat the Orc leader.



I’m a sucker for fantasy which is why The Hobbit films top my list.  Now I don’t fall prey to all fantasy films, there are some bad one’s out there (Eragon), but if the film keeps me glued to the screen and makes me laugh and cry then it will be awesome in my eyes.  Now I know my favorite movie is subjective.  What is yours?


By the way, if you’re interested in The Hobbit here is a complete breakdown of all the dwarves in The Hobbit as well as in The Lord of the Rings:


Lord of the Rings Dwarf Names