Awesome: Donnie Darko

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The Head Over Heels by Tears For Fears scene.
    • Also, the (in)famous "Mad World" cover.
    • Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division, anyone?
    • "The Killing Moon," by Echo and the Bunnymen.
    • "Under the Milky Way," by The Church.
    • "For Whom the Bell Tolls," by Steven Baker and Carmen Daye (the song played in the theater).
      • Honestly, most of the soundtrack counts.
  • This movie has two. When he tells Ms. Farmer to "forcibly insert the lifeline exercise card up her anus" and when he calls Jim Cunningham "the fucking antichrist."
  • Donnie's hilarious monologue about the sexual habits of Smurfs, concluding with the immortal "What's the point in living... if you don't have a dick?"
    • Also a real world example: they got permission from the estate of Peyo (the creator of the Smurfs) for it, because Donnie was right.
  • Him laughing as a jet engine is about to crush him, especially as he's repeated stated he's scared of death...
  • When Frank gets Donnie to burn Cunningham's house down, the result gets Cunningham arrested when child porn was discovered.
  • Dr. Monnitoff telling the bullies to get out, when they taunt Gretchen over her mother's stabbing.