2004, Sony Pictures, 127 min, USA, Dir: Sam Raimi

The reluctant webslinger returns in this smash sequel! Two years on, the red-and-blue costume is weighing heavily on Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire). Along with other personal problems, the love of his life, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst), is about to marry somebody else, and it seems that no issue of The Daily Bugle newspaper is complete without an attack on Spider-Man. But when a laboratory mishap transforms a scientist into the tentacled menace Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), will the danger be enough to pull Parker and his arachnid alter ego back into the game? This second installment in the Spider-Man film saga was an even bigger hit at the box office and with the critics, and earned a well-deserved Oscar for visual effects. With James Franco.