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10 Modern Classic Movies Everyone Needs to Watch in Their Lifetime

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There’s never a bad time to dive back into the archives and watch some good movies.

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.

With that in mind, I’ve come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you’ve never seen them, delve into.

1. “Donnie Darko” (2001)1-donnie-darko-2001

Jake Gyllenhaal was just starting to get on everyone’s radar when he scored one of his first lead roles, playing a troubled teen who is tormented by visions of the future and a disturbing-looking bunny. “Donnie Darko” has become a cult classic, as it captured the angst of the youth who at the time the movie was in theaters were coping with the confusion of a post-9/11 world.

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