8. I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Admittedly, I Heart Huckabees is not everybody’s deal. It’s typically seen as too twee, too cutesy, too beholden to the quirky indie film cliches of the early ’00s. That’s comprehensible, to a sure respect, however that is additionally overlooking how neatly it is executed, how fashionable it may be, and the way a lot it is elevated by its all-star ensemble, which incorporates Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Jason Schwartzman, Isabelle Huppert, and Mark Wahlberg. In their second collaboration collectively, Wahlberg turns in certainly one of his funniest performances thus far as Tommy Corn, a firefighter with an acute outlook on life. Made to look like a ’30s screwball comedy underneath the formal stylings of flicks from twenty years prior, it is likely to be seen as pretentious and too cutesy. However, should you like this type of off-beat, off-kilter high-minded comedy, there’s a lot to love — notably from Wahlberg’s supporting position.