9. 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' (2012)
Not that we needed a big-budget Hollywood remake of the Swedish thriller -- the third telling of this story, mind you. But if any American director could capture the Stieg Larsson bestseller's bleak atmosphere, tech-savvy heroine, horrific violence, convoluted mystery, and sins of the past coming home to roost, it's Fincher. (Though we prefer the 2009 original.) His "Social Network" sweetheart Rooney Mara
seemed an unlikely choice for the fearsome, fearless Lisbeth Salander, but she certainly nailed the part. And her partner Daniel Craig
-- well, his cheekbones alone are enough to cut through the icy Scandinavian gloom.