#5. Bad Boys (1983 and 1995)
Sean Penn plays a teen hoodlum named Mick who accidentally kills a Puerto Rican boy–the brother of a gang leader, Esai Morales, who vows revenge. Sent to juvenile prison, Mick awaits his eventual fate. The movie has a fairly good reputation, and reviewers have noted that the young Penn gives a superb performance, perhaps a foreshadowing of his future stellar career. However, the film does falter in its second half. Compare it to the 1995 Michael Bay film–well, it’s Michael Bay. That’s really all you need to say.