I absolutely love the Hobbit and the LOTR trilogy. The Hobbit is probably my favorite due to the amount of action, but LOTR had an intricate cast of characters who all brought something to the table. My dad read the books to my siblings and me when we were little and all of us read them on our own afterwards. They will always be on my bookshelf and every now and then a reread is necessary.
I saw that someone posted about the Hobbit movie from the 70's and it was hilarious, as was The Lord of the Rings animated movie. "Where there's a whip, *Ka-che* there's a way." lol