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100 Movies - Number 2! (1-10)

10. Spiderman 2

Genre - Action-Fantasy
Notable Cast - Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina
Synopsis - Peter Parker tries to quit in an effort to enhance his education and love life, but a mad man is created and intent on destroying the city.
What I think - Might be my favorite superhero movie of all time. I love everything from the action(especially the train sequence) to the stakes to the ending. Sets up the third movie in a great way. Molina brings it. The aunt is really annoying in this movie. Harry acts very unnatural, not in a good way.
Interesting fact - Highest one day opening, 5th highest grossing of all time, 2nd widest release of all time.
How much did this movie make - 9 thousand years of butler service

9. The Fighter

Genre - Biography-Drama
Notable Cast - Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale
Synopsis - A fighter decides it's better to train without his drug addicted brother
What I think - Great introduction to Dicky's world. There are tough moments I had real problems watchi…

Top 33 Movie Sword Fighters

I put this list together in like 2 minutes - so if they are out of order then they probably are.

33. Sir Knolte - Black Knight

A little out of his prime, and drunk.

32. Alexander The Great

Decent fighter. Held his own in lots of battles.

31. The Prince of Persia

He did need a redo to win the day.

30. Yu Shu Lien - Crouching Tiger

Crazy law of physics-less moves.

29. Theseus - Immortals

Born of Zeus or Poseidon - you are a good fighter.

28. Robin Hood

Destroyed the sheriff in one movie. Took out Sir Guy in another. And lead his own battle in a third.

27. Batman

Does lots of things well - including sword fighting though he doesn't display this after movie 1.

26. Nathan Algren - The Last Samurai

Probably trained too late to be truly great.

25. Athos - The 3 Musketeers

Probably the best fighter of the four. Doesn't have the drawbacks - seems to have more power.

24. James Bond

Master of all weapons though hand to hand not his specialty.

23. Bowen - Dragonheart

He took a dragon…

100 Movies - Number 2! (11-20)

20. Good Will Hunting

Genre - Drama
Notable Cast - Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck
Synopsis - A professor discovers that an janitor is also a math genius, and a therapist helps the young man confront the demons that are holding him back.
What I think - Damon's character is one that we want to like, but he keeps making the wrong decisions. We want to see him succeed but he just can't get it together. It isn't until we get to Robin Williams that the movie takes the turn that we want. Pleasant movie to watch. I would have prefered the cliche finished ending, but the bar and therapy scenes more than make up for it.
Interesting fact - Minnie Driver, who I hadn't seen in anything before was super cute. Stellan SkarsgÄrd from the Avengers also surprised me. I suppose these aren't interesting nor facts. Too bad.
How much did this movie make - 451 million pounds of bananas

19. Batman

Genre - Fantasy-Crime
Notable Cast - Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger
Synopsis -…