7. 'I Heart Huckabees'
How the hell does one even describe David O. Russell's rambling philosophical fantasy-cum-satire-cum-drama? Or, for that matter, Wahlberg's bizarre, wonderful role in it? While Jason Schwarzman's environmentalist schlemiel looks into his life courtesy of two existential detectives (don't ask), our man plays an enlightened, activist firefighter who teams up and later betrays – sort of – the film's neurotic lead. Opinion is divided on this strange movie, but almost everyone agrees that Wahlberg's presence in it is quite special. By keeping his performance light and casual, he makes the bizarre, philosophical meandering of his lines work. Somehow, by not taking the movie too seriously, he helps to beautifully sell it.