In one corner, we have 'Harry Potter,' the wizard book series by J.K. Rowling that spawned eight movies and an international franchise, and put Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint on the map. Even after Potter and his pals finished battling monsters, evil sorcerers and, worst of all, school bullies, their story is still being read a million times over.
In the other, we have 'The Lord of the Rings,' J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece -- other than 'The Hobbit,' of course -- filled with epic battles, quests, magic and that creepy Gollum guy. Even years after the last book in the trilogy was published in 1986, the world of Middle Earth is still seeing new films being added to its legacy.