1. Zero Dark Thirty
If you thought Kathryn Bigelow would be unable to top The Hurt Locker, look no further than Zero Dark Thirty. Squeezing the lengthy and well publicised hunt for Osama Bin Laden into a movie was no easy feat, especially with a large cast of characters and the fact that it directly (and somewhat controversially) addressed the type of interrogation tactics used during that quest head on.
The movie makes for fascinating and compelling viewing throughout, but reaches another level when the terrorist leader is finally found and a mission is mounted to take him out.
It’s impossible not to watch in awe as SEAL Team Six make their way through his compound, while the movie gets bonus points for establishing Chris Pratt as an action star.