Cast and Crew: Sam Raimi (Director, Writer), Stan Lee, Steve Ditko (Marvel Comic Book); Avi Arad (Producer); Danny Elfman (Music); Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Bill Nunn, Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Elizabeth Banks, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Octavia Spencer, Macy Gray, Lucy Lawless
What It’s About: Nerdy high school student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) gains amazing powers when he is accidentally bitten by a genetically modified spider but it takes a tragedy for him to realize that with great powers comes great responsibility.
Why Watch it Today?: The character of Spider-Man debuted on this date in 1962. Spider-Man was the first feature film adaptation of the character, though many animated series and two live action series (one in Japan) were previously based on the comics.