6. ZOE SALDANA

Film: Drumline (2002)
Thanks to constant airplay on basic cable, Drumline's plot is familiar: it revolves around Devon Miles's (Nick Cannon) struggles on the marching band of a top university. Yet, it's romantic subplot with Zoe Saldana as Laila, the elusive dancer whom Devon arrogantly tries to woo, is what really keeps viewers tuning in.