1. “Attack the Block” (2011)
Before John Boyega reteams with director Joe Cornish for a sequel to the cult classic, rewatch (or watch for the first time) the 2011 original sensation that put him on the map. Boyega was an unknown actor when he starred in the film that centered on a scrappy group of friends who find themselves defending their neighborhood from aliens. The actor, who was 19 years old at the time, went on to worldwide fame several years later in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015). He hasn’t quite seen the kind of leading man big screen success that “Attack the Block” promised, but it stands as a reminder of a still-untapped potential.