Sunday, 7 August 2011

CRAIG'S TOP 10 GENRE SERIES - MYSTERY

“Mystery film is a sub-genre of the more general category of crime film and at times the thriller genre. It focuses on the efforts of the detective, private investigator or amateur sleuth to solve the mysterious circumstances of a crime by means of clues, investigation, and clever deduction.


#1. 12 ANGRY MEN - 1957
Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J Cobb, Jack Warden


#2. REAR WINDOW - 1954
 Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly


#3. IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT - 1967
 Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger


#4. SHUTTER ISLAND - 2010
 Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo Di-Caprio, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley


#5. THE USUAL SUSPECTS - 1995
 Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro


#6. CHANGELING - 2008
 Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan


#7. SE7EN - 1995
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey


#8. LAURA - 1944
Director: Otto Preminger
Starring: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Vincent Price


#9.A FEW GOOD MEN - 1992
 Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore


#10. CHINATOWN - 1974
 Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

Intriguing contenders here, with some popular films making the list though some of them place in random order which most of you will probably think what the hell? Typically I chose 3 classics for the top 3 with 12 Angry Men deservedly winning here, a genre which I've become to appreciate more though the likes of Chinatown and Laura need re-watches for definite. Also I had to ensure that these films were more 'mystery' based than Crime which had been done earlier!

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