#23: WINTER’S BONE
Director: Debra Granik
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Shelley Waggener, Garret Dillahunt
Complex co-sign: This year, we fell in love with a backwoods hick who probably eats coyotes. As a poor Ozark Mountain girl searching for her deadbeat dad, newcomer Jennifer Lawrence is undeniably magnificent, the kind of beaten-down heroine that makes you want to both cheer and lend a helping hand. We already opined for Lawrence after seeing the overall exceptional Winter’s Bone, but then her bikini photos from Esquire surfaced, and it’s true love ever since. Now we’ve got a bone for all seasons!