13. Donnie Darko
Speaking of joining the dots up, few movies of the current century have encouraged as much fevered speculation as Donnie Darko. Indeed, the 2001 psychological sci-fi has been dissected and theorized about for years now, with fans drawing up their own conclusions of what exactly it all means. In short, it follows the life of a lonely suburban teenager who keeps having visions of a giant rabbit figure called Frank. And with its steady stream of plot strands, peculiar cast of characters and constant flirtations with avant-garde storytelling, Donnie Darko basically demands repeated viewings so that you can finally unravel it.
12. The Avengers
When it comes to Hollywood blockbusters, they don’t get much better than The Avengers. After all, it’s a great movie from a critical standpoint as well as being a box office smash. And since its release in 2012, the film has dazzled audiences with its special effects, dropped jaws with its action and sent fanboys into a frenzy with its connections to the comic. Sure, it’s another big-budget superhero flick – but when it’s this endlessly entertaining, who cares?