9. 'Pain & Gain'
Michael Bay's garish crime comedy-epic about a trio of dimwitted body builders who attempt to kidnap/extort a wealthy client is meant to be a satirical dissection of the American Dream. That the film occasionally achieves its goals is largely thanks to the efforts of Wahlberg, as the roided-up, ex-con personal trainer who comes up with this harebrained scheme. His seemingly limitless energy and capacity for self-delusion are both grotesque and infectious. This man is part All-American positive-thinker, part zonked-out psycho. The star nails it.