9. Guardians of the Galaxy
No one expected this movie to be as good as it was. Director James Gunn succeeded in turning a group of unknown heroes, including a raccoon and tree that can talk, into household names overnight. Guardians of the Galaxy showed us all that you could make a successful film about just about anything if you put enough heart and respect into it. It also doesn’t hurt to have a killer soundtrack. Blue Swede, anyone?