1. 'Edge of Tomorrow' (2014)
This frantic, outrageously funny science fiction epic was the most unexpected delight of the summer 2014 movie season. It, of course, bombed. But "Edge of Tomorrow," true to its nifty time travel concept, has lived on thanks to home video and word-of-mouth, proof of how easily re-watchable it is.
In the film, Tom Cruise plays a cowardly PR man whose task is promoting an endless, unwinnable war with an invading alien force. After he finds himself on the front line and doused in alien blood, he begins reliving the day of the battle over and over again. It could have been dopey, but Liman goes all in; it's as exciting as it is funny. And the peerless visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic do much to both ground and stabilize Liman's constantly roving camerawork.