I am not surprised that this film was not featured, but I do feel it deserves to be on the list: Bound (1996). It was the Wachowski Brother's feature film directorial debut. Joe Pantoliano portrays the comedic, paranoid, yet sophisticated Caesar, who I would argue is the snapshot of the character he would later play in The Sopranos almost a decade later, Ralph Cifaretto - a role that would earn him an Emmy. Additionally, you have Christopher Meloni cast as a minor antagonist who, despite being on film for a shortwhile, is nothing but electric when interacting with Pantoliano. Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon have great "on-screen chemistry" too. I am not just talking about that one scene but throughout the climax (of the film; c'mon people, get your head out of the gutter). The direction is so well done, given the limited physical space of the movie (impressively, 90% of the film takes place in one apartment). Just watch the scene where Caesar has to hand over the gun to his boss. It is epic. The Wachowskis did what they did in the Matrix with CGI and a blockbuster budget using a fraction of space and a fraction of the technology. Also, the plot, though simple, had dialogue that blows any thriller from the 00's away. End of story.