Well-renowned director and producer Peter Jackson comes to get a share of the limelight this year with his latest adventure film entitled Mortal Engines. The film is set in a dystopian future where the only livable place for humans on Earth are movable fortresses.

Before Jackson has come to direct the fun and engaging adventure story, he already had a huge following of fans due to his other works. Here are the top Peter Jackson films to marathon this weekend:

1. The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones is a 2009 film directed and produced by Peter Jackson. Adapted from the award-winning book of the same name penned by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones have successfully garnered a total of 93.6 million USD in the box office. This supernatural film stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Susan Sarandon, and Saoirse Ronan.

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2. The Lord of the Rings franchise

The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy adventure film set in a fantasy world of Middle-earth. The first film of the franchise branched off to have a couple of sequels. Aside from that, some spin-offs also came out of the said film such as The Hobbit and many more. The success of these movies has catapulted Peter Jackson’s name to a pedestal, making him become a household name worldwide.

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3. The Adventures of Tintin

A computer-animated mystery adventure film, The Adventures of Tintin has been already released last 2011. Steven Spielberg was the one who directed the film, though. However, Jackson plays a pivotal role as the film’s producer. This 3D motion capture computer-animated film is based on the popular comics series with the same name by Hergé. The film grossed 373 million USD and positive reviews.

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4. King Kong

It seems that Peter Jackson has a fondness towards epic as he, once again, co-written, produced, and directed the epic monster adventure film King Kong. This will revolve around the story and rampage of the legendary giant monster gorilla in New York City. The said film garnered a total of 550.5 million USD, which is obviously way higher than the production budget of 207 million USD. King Kong then went on to win three Academy Awards – Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound Mixing.

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5. The Frighteners

Are you also a fan of horror comedy? Well, there is an amazing horror comedy that may not have achieved a box office success, grossing only over 29 million USD, but that is because it has to face off with the movie Independence Day at that time. Over the years, the film has gained a cult following. The film, directed and produced by Peter Jackson, is the last leading role in a live-action feature film by Michael J. Fox.

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Mortal Engines will have its world premiere this coming November 27, 2018. Peter Jackson is one of the people in charge of the screenplay. Prepare for the amazing book-to-film adaptation by watching these five films by Peter Jackson.

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