25. Holes (2003)
Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight and Khleo Thomas
Considering Louis Sachar, the titular novel's author, also wrote the film's screenplay, Holes was bound to be well-received by its loyal readers. In the spirit of the book, the surprisingly intelligent and unpredictable dramedy gives hope to troubled and misunderstood kids everywhere.
Holes follows a wrongfully convicted juvenile delinquent, Stanley Yelnats (try to pronounce it backwardsâ€”mind blown, right?), who's been burdened by an age-old family curse, as he and his band of misfits at the detention center are forced to dig a bunch of holes for the facility's scheming warden. The reason behind their manual labor and Yelnats' false imprisonment remain a mystery, but let's just say they're not just for shits and giggles.