*pushes believer and gothchick towards the Introduction thread*. If you sign up to the Les Mis fan forum, we would like to know a bit more about you and why you like Les Mis.
As for the question, I'm not sure what your background is in the LR material, but back when I had only read the books a couple of times I absolutely adored the movies. They were the best thing ever, and I used to watch them a lot, even while acknowledging their flaws, especially the last film, although the extended edition did well to remove a lot of them. However after having read the book itself a few times, as well as the background, I became very emotionally invested in the characters and the story and couldn't bear to see it ripped apart like that on screen. I guess it is also that I had seen them too much, and had got a bit sick of them (I can still quote all 3 films pretty much by heart).
They are a good attempt to put the work on screen, but they are not the definitive adaptation that everyone thinks they are, and I really hope that some time in the future that the book will be readapted. They are definitely masterpieces of film making and directing, but the book's story isn't the sort that works in film. It is Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, not Tolkien's, and some of the original messages have been lost. Note that this mostly applies to TT and ROTK- Fellowship I still like as there are no completely random and story breaking scenes as there are in the others, but rather simple cuts to the story.
Anyway this is completely off topic and I apologise to the other readers of the thread.