Update: According to our readers, quite a few more movies are free at the moment. Sherlock Holmes is free in the UK and Italy, while Pacific Rim is gratis in Australia. Clash of the Titans is available in Germany, and Canadians can get their hands on National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Folks in France can snag The Polar Express. As for the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, it's also free in India. This list appears to be growing, so be sure to check out the comments for deals in your country.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy released in the early 2000s remains a testament to the way films can make worlds come alive right before your eyes. J.R.R. Tolkien described the landscapes and people of Middle-earth with more than enough detail (seriously—we got it, dude) to paint their images in your mind, but there's still something spectacular about seeing battles fought out on-screen. And at roughly three hours long, you feel like you went on a journey too by the time each one is over.
Currently, the first entry in the series is available for free in the Play Store. Instead of paying $12.99, people in the US can now download the Fellowship of the Ring without paying a cent. To sweeten things further, this is the HD version of the film.
Despite already owning a copy of the movie on DVD, I've already jumped on this deal, and I'm sure many of you will too. It's worth a download if for no other reason than to have something lying around to show off on your new phone's obscenely high-resolution display.
Thanks, Patryk Ponichtera, for the screenshot, and to everyone who sent details in.