13. 'The Basketball Diaries'
This film adaptation of Jim Carroll's memoir of high school basketball glory and teenage drug addiction was one of Leonardo DiCaprio's key early roles. But to many, it was Mark Wahlberg – then still known prinmarily as rapper Marky Mark – who leapt off the screen. While Leo's character descends into misery and mortification, not to mention pseudo-Brando-esque histrionics, Wahlberg's intensity feels a lot more authentic. Watching this movie at the time, many viewers could immediately sense that the young rapper was on his way to movie stardom.