13. Mr. Nobody
Released on: September 26, 2013
Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael
Written by: Jaco Van Dormael
Starring: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger
This isn’t the first film to study The Butterfly Effect – in which one change can, literally, change the entire course of history – but it is the best put-together. In this film, a boy stands on a train platform and ponders if he should go with his mother or his father. Of course, each decision comes with infinite possibilities – a Choose Your Own Adventure, if you like – and this film explores those infinite possibilities. However, it ultimately shows the boy being paralyzed into indecision. So which will he choose, in the end?