2. Spider-Man 2
I have a special place in my heart for Spider-Man 2. It’s one of those sequels that take everything done right in the first movie and does everything even better.
Spider-Man gave us “With great power, comes great responsibility” but I think Spider-Man 2 gave us a bigger lesson. It wanted us to ask ourselves what are we willing to sacrifice for the greater good.
Being a superhero is ultimately about making the sacrifice of one’s own well-being for the sake of protecting others. Spider-Man 2 hits Peter with every pain and discomfort of balancing being a student, nephew, boyfriend, and superhero.
It isn’t easy being a masked vigilante who still has to pay rent. Spider-Man 2 nails that lesson hard.