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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
11 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Although it doesn't add nearly as much length to the film (only about 23 minutes or so) as the X-Edits of the original trilogy, it adds more flavor to the Rivendell scenes as well as Bilbo's introductory monologue at the opening of the film and even more musical songs have been added to this version, particularly one hilarious number involving the Goblin King and his minions, as far as singing goes... well let's just say this Goblin King is not the David Bowie you're familiar with.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
18 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

In the extended edition of "The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring", roughly 30 minutes of extra footage has been added to this version, some of the most general additions were extra lines of dialogue here and there and several new songs were included as well.
More noticeable changes include: Isildur's death being elaborated on during the film's prologue; Bilbo's relationship with Frodo is build on slightly, while his attachment to the ring is also expanded on; and several standoff scenes between Aragorn and Boromir that weren't present in the theatrical version.
More noticeable still, is the post-prologue opening scene featuring Bilbo, in which, he officially introduces the Hobbits as characters -- and Galadriel's monologues are also lengthened and separated into sections, with each character she speaks to, during the Lothlorien scenes.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
18 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

In the extended edition version of "The Two Towers", most of the changes come in the form of scenes that were already present in the theatrical version but have been extended here, however there are a few notable differences therein: such as additional footage of Frodo and Sam, the Ents, and Merry and Pipin as well.
Among the most notable additions is a short scene showing Theodred's (Theoden's son's) funeral.
This version also gives us a lot more information regarding Aragorn's status as Dunedain by finally revealing his age (over 80 years old) as well as a scene in which Saruman becomes aware that Aragorn is of Dunedain lineage.
My favorite new scene in this film is a flashback of Faramir in which his relationship with his brother, Boromir, and his father, Lord Denethor (who doesn't appear in the theatrical version) is expanded on, resulting in Faramir being developed further as a character.