- Galaxy Quest (1999)
- Crewman #6 is convinced that he's going to die on the planet because he died 5 minutes into Episode #81. Tommy convinces him that maybe his fate is not to die on the planet, but rather to become the one who adds a bit of comic relief.
- Anna and William's relationship. (See review at Hollywood Jesus.)
- The Matrix
"Discovering your Destiny"/"Dealing with Fatalistic Thinking" - Matrix-Neo is struggling to come to terms with his destiny. Morpheus asking him if he believes in fate- he doesn't because he likes to be in control of his own life. His visit with the Oracle reinforces this- she comments that he seems to be waiting for something instead of moving forward and that he doesn't believe in "all that fate crap". He finally comes to terms with who he could be at the end of the movie- great action stuff. (Mike Simpson)
- 12 Monkeys
- Certain things about reality cannot be changed. (Boy watches his own death in the future, over and over and over. Though he tries to save the world, James Cole (J.C.) is also caught up in the realities of fate and the cycles of reality.)
- Natural Born Killers
- Major theme for Mickey and Mallory. They meet because of fate. Mickey kills because he understands himself as the amoral messenger of fate.
Shawshank Redemption (1994)
- Andy Dufresne: "It floats around. It's gotta land somewhere. I was in the path of the tornado." (speaking of his fate of being falsely accused of his wife's murder)