My 11 mystery/thriller detective movies mini-review & recommendations.
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Don’t you just love it when you’re watching a mystery movie where you become deeply engrossed in every scene. So much so that you the viewer feels compelled to figure out what exactly is going on? Well this is where I thought I’d hunt down all the films that made me think – all those movies that take full advantage of the “detective experience”.
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Shane Black’s comedy crime mystery – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Stars Robert Downey Jr. Playing Harry Lockhart. A petty thief turned accidental actor who finds himself taking private eye lessons from Val Kilmer character- Detective Gay Perry. During his first lesson Harry and Gay come across a dead girl who is coincidentally linked to Harrys childhood sweetheart Harmony –
Mystic River directed by Clint Eastwood Follows Three working class men, forever bound together by a mutual childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives. Sean Penn is great in his portrayal of Jimmy Markum. A character in one respect; a worried father, and in another – a cold-blooded man with very few things to like about him…
Charade the mystery romance comedy, directed by Stanley Donen, follows Regina Lampert- Who after returning from her skiing holiday, is informed that her husband has been murdered. The film Stars the classiest of actors in both Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.
The innovative film shot out of sequence, Christopher Nolans Mystery Thriller Memento – The plot revolves around Lenny, a man with no short term memory who tries to solve the murder of his wife.
In this movie Guy Pearce’s character takes snapshots to help him remember everyday things like who his friends are, what car he drives, where he lives and so on.
The Big Lebowski The Coen Brothers Comedy Crime Mystery. Where “The Dude” Lebowski, accidentally mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski has gangsters pee on his rug. While better known as a comedy… this film is also a satisfying detective story that does leave you guessing.
The modern masterpiece of atmosphere and suspense- Prisoners directed by Denis Villeneuve’s, Prisoners . The movie follows Keller Dover who takes the law into his own hands as he’s on the hunt for his daughter and her friend.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Thriller.. Rear Window.. follows L.B a wheelchair-bound photographer who spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes thoroughly convinced… one of them has committed murder.
Jimmy Stewart is great as LB Jefferies , while at the same time having doubts about marring his girlfriend Lisa, played by Grace Kelly.
Bryan Singer’s Crime Mystery The Usual Suspects is a film set in the aftermath of a ship fire that totally burns the cargo and crew. This is one of Kevin Spacey’s best performances as verbal the scared, disabled con-man. Gabriel Byrne is convincing as the ex-con trying to build a new life, and the rest of the cast is topnotch.
Jonathan Demme’s Crime Thriller The Silence of the Lambs Is the story of Jodie Foster as the FBI trainee Clarice Starling, who is summoned to help find the serial killer `Buffalo Bill.’ by getting help
Based on a series of real murders in Korea Joon-ho Bong’s True Crime Drama – Memories of Murder.
Set in a small Korean province in the 1980’s, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.
David Finchers dark Crime Drama Seven… Two detectives, Mills a rookie and Somerset a veteran close to retirement are on the hunt for a serial killer who’s calling card is the seven deadly sins. Both