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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) is the third film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Directed by Peter Jackson and based on J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

Globally, the film is one of the highest grossing films in cinema history. The film won 11 awards at the 2004 Oscar ceremony including Best Picture, equalling the record shared by Ben-Hur and Titanic, and also was the first fantasy film to win Best Picture.

The first two films were The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, although the film's story includes later events in the section of the book The Two Towers as well as most of The Return of the King.