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The Complete Filmography of PETER JACKSON as Director

Peter Jackson is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter and film producer. He is best known as the director, writer, and producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03) and The Hobbit trilogy (2012–14), both of which are adapted from the novels of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien. Other notable films include the critically lauded drama Heavenly Creatures (1994), the mockumentary Forgotten Silver (1995), the horror comedy The Frighteners (1996), the epic monster remake film King Kong (2005), and the supernatural drama film The Lovely Bones (2009). Here is the list all films directed by him in the chronological order of which those released.


Bad Taste (1987)

With Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.

Meet the Feebles (1989)

With Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow

Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

Dead Alive (1992)

With Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

With Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

The Frighteners (1996)

With Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin

After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

With Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

King Kong (2005)

With Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

A movie crew, travelling to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, encounter a furious gorilla, taking their leading actress and forming a special relationship with her, protecting her at all costs.

The Lovely Bones (2009)

With Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

With Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

With Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

With Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.