12 Monkeys (1995)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

8.0/10

The plot's a bit of a jumble, but excellent performances and mind-blowing plot twists make 12 Monkeys a kooky, effective experience.

90%

88%

12 Monkeys (1995)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

8.0/10

The plot's a bit of a jumble, but excellent performances and mind-blowing plot twists make 12 Monkeys a kooky, effective experience.

90%

88%

Donnie Darko (2001)

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.

8.0/10

Richard Kelly's debut feature Donnie Darko is a daring, original vision, packed with jarring ideas and intelligence and featuring a remarkable performance from Jake Gyllenhaal as the troubled title character.

87%

80%

12 Monkeys & Donnie Darko

Natalie Jurrjens

These main characters are on a mission to change the course of time in an attempt to prevent disaster from happening, with one in particular hitting a little too close to home right now. They’re not made to be watched just once, in fact you’ll be left in a confused state if you do. These movies are more compelling with repeated viewings and only in doing this will it become fantastically clear what the director is trying to convey.