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If you’re in the mood to binge watch the best Elijah Wood movies of all time, then you’re in for a long Lord of the Rings marathon! Since ‘90s, Elijah Wood has appeared in plenty of blockbusters, earning awards and accolades along the way. His highest grossing movies have received lots of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. In fact, according to some sources, the lifetime gross of his films exceed $1.8 billion.

Elijah Wood started as a child actor in the 1980s, with a small role in Back to the Future II followed by a leading role in the 1993 film The Adventures of Huck Finn. Then in 1999, he was cast in one of the biggest movie franchises ever, The Lord of the Rings. To this day, one of his best-known roles is the hobbit Frodo Baggins.

Since starring in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he has acted in Sin City, Happy Feet, The Last Witch Hunter and more. In addition, he was in the well-received FX comedy Wildred. So what is Elijah Wood’s best movie role? See what fans think in the rankings below.

Notable directors that have worked with Elijah Wood include Quentin Tarantino, Stephen Sommers and of course Peter Jackson. Is Elijah Wood your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Tobey Maguire and Daniel Radcliffe films lists too.

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Notable directors that have worked with Elijah Wood include names like Quentin Tarantino, Stephen Sommers and Peter Jackson. Is Elijah Wood your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Tobey Maguire and Daniel Radcliffe films lists too.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

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Green Street Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani

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Back to the Future Part II Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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The Adventures of Huck Finn Elijah Wood, Anne Heche, Ron Perlman

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Radio Flyer Tom Hanks, Elijah Wood, Adam Baldwin

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The Good Son Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, David Morse

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Deep Impact Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood

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Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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Maniac Elijah Wood, America Olivo, Nora Arnezeder

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Flipper Elijah Wood, Isaac Hayes, Paul Hogan

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Happy Feet Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

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Forever Young Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood

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The Oxford Murders John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Anna Massey

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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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The War Kevin Costner, Elijah Wood, Christine Baranski

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Everything Is Illuminated Elijah Wood, Eugene Hütz, Jonathan Safran Foer

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

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North Scarlett Johansson, Bruce Willis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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The Ice Storm Katie Holmes, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

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Avalon Elijah Wood, Elizabeth Perkins, Aidan Quinn

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Internal Affairs Richard Gere, Elijah Wood, Andy Garcia

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Oliver Twist Elijah Wood, Richard Dreyfuss, David O'Hara

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The Bumblebee Flies Anyway Elijah Wood, Janeane Garofalo, Rachael Leigh Cook

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Paris, je t'aime Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte

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Treasure Island Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland, Eddie Izzard

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Paradise Melanie Griffith, Elijah Wood, Don Johnson

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Bobby Lindsay Lohan, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone

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9 Jennifer Connelly, Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer

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Day-O Elijah Wood, Fred Thompson, Delta Burke

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Ash Wednesday Rosario Dawson, Elijah Wood, Oliver Platt

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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, George Clooney

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Black and White Robert Downey Jr., Mike Tyson, Brooke Shields

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Happy Feet Two Brad Pitt, Sofía Vergara, Robin Williams

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Chain of Fools Salma Hayek, Elijah Wood, Jeff Goldblum

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The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jon Stewart, Elijah Wood

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The Witness Elijah Wood

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All I Want Mandy Moore, Debbie Harry, Elijah Wood

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Child in the Night Elijah Wood, JoBeth Williams, Darren McGavin

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Open Windows Sasha Grey, Elijah Wood, Neil Maskell

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Cooties Elijah Wood, Nasim Pedrad, Alison Pill

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The Trust

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5 5
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