Peter Jackson marvellously recaptured New York's 1933 spirit as his gigantic ape roared through the screen in the mega-est of all films, King Kong.
Too big for multiplexes, this is one of the most memorable Hollywood films of recent times.
Fans around the world embraced the shadowy comeback of the caped crusader. Christopher Nolan's unconventional version, Batman Begins, was a far cry from the films so far, and applauded across the world.
We might love the classic Batmobile, but the Memento director has achieved serious, undeniable Bat-cult status.
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
When this remake was announced, everyone had reservations. After all, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory happens to be one of the best-loved children's films of all time, and it was unthinkable to imagine anyone other than the brilliant Gene Wilder playing the title role.
But then it was Tim Burton. And it was Johnny Depp. Reinvention never tasted this good.
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
Insatiable J K Rowling fans were finally pleased with a motion picture adaptation, and what better time than the installment where Harry, The Boy Who Lived, finally duels with The One Who Must Not Be Named.
Daniel Radcliffe is growing up fast; teenage girls around the world aren't complaining.
Making Gotham look like Pleasantville in comparison, Sin City is a dark and lethal place, populated by the seediest of characters just wanting to burst into ultraviolence.
Robert Rodriguez defiantly shared directing credit with writer Frank Miller to create an incredibly faithful adaptation of the cult graphic novel. And a startlingly adept ensemble cast shared blue-screen space in a surreal world where almost everything was created digitally.