Zodiac is a 2007 crime thriller that is based on a true story about the Zodiac Killer. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., and Mark Ruffalo as they each work to figure out who the infamous Zodiac is. It’s a, long, violent, and often unsettling edge of your seat experience.
Obviously I really love this movie. I just recently rewatched it on an airplane and it hits just as hard as the first time. Jake Gyllenhaal is stunning as the awkward news comic who just wants to solve the puzzle of who the killer is. Near his side is the crime expert at the newspaper played by Downey who makes you feel really uncomfortable as you see him decline into alcoholism. This movie covers many years in time, yet you never feel lost in the timeline. The violence is shown very tastefully if you will; your skin will crawl. One of my favorite movies of all time, and an added bonus that it is a true story.
I recommend this film for anyone who loves thrillers and crime stories. It does get pretty intense at points so be warned. A film you absolutely need to see at least once in your life.