What kind of past drives a man to bushy-bearded solitude and misanthropy? That's the question at the heart of 2010's Get Low, a minor-key drama about a small-town pariah (Robert Duvall) whose curious decision to hold himself a funeral before he's dead and buried stirs up decades of long-buried secrets, assumptions, and lies. While he's far from the most irredeemable coot on our list -- in fact, as it turns out, he's actually pretty sweet -- old Felix Bush spends the movie's opening acts taking delight in the upbraiding, tormenting, and general discomfort of others. Bolstered by a supporting cast that included Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek, Get Low earned the admiration of most critics, including Roger Ebert, who admitted, "After you get to a certain point with an actor, you don't much care what he does, you just want to watch him doing it. So it is with Duvall and Murray."