Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Second Lord of Rings film in at #23
Much like the Empire Strikes Back in the second (or more confusing fifth) movie of the Star Wars series, The Two Towers follows the original with a much darker and richer storyline that makes it every bit as good as the first one. Masterfully directed again by Peter Jackson, the second part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy brings back Frodo (Elijah Wood), Sam (Sean Astin), Aragorn (Viggo Moretensen), Gimli (John Rhys- Davies), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gandolf (Ian McKellan) as they try to rid themselves of the ring and bring peace back to Middle Earth. New characters brought to life in this installment include the honorable King Theoden (Bernard Hill), heroic Faramir (David Wenham) and the beautiful Eowyn (played by Miranda Otto), but it is the addition of the wicked Grima Wormtongue (exceptionally portrayed by Brad Dourif) and expanded role of the creature Gollum (Andy Serkis) that gives this part such a creative edge. The costumes, sound and special effects are amazing and with the brilliant performances from the rich cast and terrific storyline itself, The Two Towers stands tall amongst the best movies ever put on the large screen.