6. 'We Own the Night'
James Gray's Eighties-set crime epic is a movie pits Joaquin Phoenix's hedonistic, troubled nightclub impresario against Wahlberg's angry, straight-arrow cop brother. And once again, the actor shines when he's put against a performer of competing energies. In many ways, this dynamic expands and improves upon the one from the previous Wahlberg-Phoenix-Gray collaboration, The Yards. By putting righteous anger behind Wahlberg's dedication to the law, the film goes beyond mere indie crime drama and approaches the Shakespearean.