Released: 2005
Director: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
Starring: Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro, Carla Gugino, Elijah Wood, Nick Stahl, Brittany Murphy

One of the illest comic books ever gets the frame-for-frame treatment by its own creator, Frank Miller, and it more than makes up for pap like The Spirit. Vigilante justice, serial killers, and the sublime beauty of an amoral society. Wow, that sounded like a term paper we bought off the Internet.

Despite the extensive CGI in the movie, Mickey Rourke still needed three hours of old-fashioned makeup every day for his comeback role as Marv the hitman.