10. The Beach Bum
My expectations were at the bottom of the barrel when walking into a theater to see The Beach Bum. A movie that’s literally just one running punch-line about how Matthew McConaughey likes to party a lot? No thanks. Coming out of that theater, though, my excitement was to the ceiling. Yes, he does indeed party a lot, but the sweet, melancholic and unapologetic way that it’s portrayed in feels reminiscent of what Sean Baker did in The Florida Project. All of that, and it’s funny, too — like, really funny. Martin Lawrence’s gag about the dolphins is one for the ages.