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Top Movies of the Decade #92

92.  Spellbound

spellbound It was the decade of the documentary, and while Michael Moore may have grabbed more attention pseudo-sports flicks about lovable losers like “Spellbound”  and “King of Kong” proved themselves more watchable — and, ultimately, memorable.   Following eight kids from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, as they prepare for the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.,  “Spellbound” gives us plenty to love — you might find yourself rooting for a different kid every time you watch it.   And director Jeff Blitz recognized that the somewhat pedestrian act of spelling a word correctly becomes a nail-biting affair when done in competition.  “Spellbound”‘s certainly one of the best documentaries of the decade, and it might be one of the best sports movies of the decade as well.

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