Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) is your average 1980s suburban teenager, except that he is beset by visions of a giant, sinister rabbit and recently had an airplane engine fall through the roof of his bedroom. After the demonic bunny tells him that the world will end in 28 days, Donnie falls for the new girl in town (Jena Malone) and tries to make sense of his life before time runs out. Directed by Richard Kelly. With Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Seth Rogen and Drew Barrymore. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Independent Film. Year: 2001.
Patrick Swayze in Donnie Darko
Sam (Patrick Swayze) and Molly's (Demi Moore) relationship is great except for the fact that Sam has difficulty saying I love you. When the couple is mugged after a night out at the theater, Sam is tragically shot and killed, but remains on earth as a ghost trapped between two worlds. Unable to move on to the otherside, Sam realizes that he will have to settle some unfinished business first. Seeking help from another ghost (Vincent Schiavelli), who trains him to move objects by concentrating his emotions, and bogus psychic Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg), Sam sets out to expose the hidden agenda behind his murder and to prove his love to Molly once and for all. Directed by Jerry Zucker. With Tony Goldwyn. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Romance. Year: 1990.
Patrick Swayze in Ghost
Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola adapted a novel about teen street gangs into this 1983 film. Ralph Macchio and C. Thomas Howell are two tough guys who get into a fight with some rich kids. When one of the rich kids is killed, they run to their leader, Matt Dillon, for help. Diane Lane plays the girl they're all in love with. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Patrick Swayze and Emilio Estevez. Categories: Crime, Drama, Romance. Year: 1983.
Patrick Swayze in The Outsiders