Director: Ben Affleck
Stars: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively
Complex co-sign: Now two Beantown-set films deep into his director’s resume, Ben Affleck is number one when it comes to capturing the haaart of Bahston. For this tale of a bank robber (played by Affleck himself) looking to go straight after falling for a women he kidnaps (Hall), the actor-turned-auteur picks an ace cast of recognizable faces (such as the scene-swiping Renner) and authentic Boston locals. The action scenes are top-notch, namely a shootout inside the bowels of Fenway Park. The central love story is a bit tepid, but The Town more than gets by on the strength of its adrenaline-pumping moments. Congratulations, Benny Boy—you’re officially forgiven for Daredevil!