Movie: Unbreakable (2000)
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Comic book heads love to debate over the best superhero movies, and, more likely than not, Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight takes the top honors for the new millennium's greatest one. Yet one film that often gets left out of the conversation, and unfairly at that, is M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable.
The reason: Many people think the film's twist is, to put it kindly, preposterous. We, on the other hand, can't help but appreciate the man's boldness in trying to create a new, non-Marvel and non-DC superhero in Bruce Willis' un-killable David Dunn, who doesn't need a cape to save the day.
The twist is delivered courtesy of Samuel L. Jackson's wheelchair-bound Elijah Price, the perpetrator of three terrorist acts all conceived to reveal Dunn's identity, because, yes, Price is a self-appointed supervillain named Mr. Glass. Give Unbreakable this much: It has a bad guy who's cooler than either one of the Iron Man movies' antagonists.