'Star Wars' v. 'Lord Of The Rings': What's The Best Movie Franchise Of All Time? (VOTE)

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The boy who lived couldn't quite survive HuffPost Entertainment's Ultimate Fan Face-Off. It was a close race, but "Star Wars" bested the "Harry Potter" franchise with 53 percent of the vote.

Meanwhile, Frodo Baggins and his One Ring defeated 007 "James Bond" to go head-to-head against Luke Skywalker in the finals. Although, it won't be an easy task for Frodo and the gang. In fact, it may be tougher than crossing the mountains of Mordor. "Star Wars" celebrated its 35th anniversary last week, and something tells us that its dedicated fandom isn't going to let Han Solo, Princess Leia and (especially) Chewie down now.

"Set aside the sheer whiz-bang factor of cool spaceships zipping around shooting lasers at each other," writes Graham Milne, a blogger and life-long "Star Wars" fan (he watched it in beta), for The Huffington Post. "For a quiet, lonely kid who grew up looking at the stars and dreaming, Star Wars was that dream given shape -- the idea that from the humblest beginnings could arise an adventure to span the galaxy."

"Lord of the Rings" fans may not have The Force on their side, but they do have Gandalf -- and J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy epic -- in their corner. Peter Jackson's fantasy trilogy that transcended the genre; it was more than just another fantasy flick.

You shall not pass, Skywalker.

All this without mention of "The Hobbit," which is set for a December 2012 release. Hopefully, Jackson's highly-anticipated "Hobbit" is received better than George Lucas' "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace."

Take a look at the bracket below (in case you need a refresher, hover over the movie posters for a brief summary of the series), then make your picks in the poll that follows.

It's that easy. Then check back to see how your fellow entertainment junkies voted. Warning: This could potentially ruin your Internet friendships.

'Star Wars' v. 'Lord of the Rings'


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