Detective and/or murder mystery movies demand more attention from the audience than usual. Because they contain mysteries and investigation, in response to which a dazzling climax keeps the audience engaged at the final sequence of the film. There can be no more tremendous scene than the unfolding of mysteries like the petals of a flower. Today's feature will talk about some of the top-rated detective cinemas of all time in Hollywood.
Top 10 Hollywood Detective Films Ever Made in History
Se7en / 1995
IMDb: 8.6 / RottenTomatoes: 82%
This Oscar-nominated film for Best Film Editing focuses on the principle of a serial killer. Through the brutal murders, he depicts the 8 sins committed by the people here.
The film bears the signature of David Fincher, who is best known for making psychological thriller movies. Besides, every cinematic dialogue made its way into spontaneity by screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker.
The crime thriller culminated in the performances of heartthrob Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman with his great voice, graceful Gwyneth Paltrow, and engaging actor- Kevin Spacey.
The Silence of the Lambs / 1991
IMDb: 8.6 / RottenTomatoes: 96%
The iconic fictional character in the horror movie world is Dr. Hannibal Lecter. For those who don't know Hannibal Lecter yet, this psychological thriller film will introduce Dr. Lecter quite well. The film is scripted by Ted Tally from Thomas Harris's 1986 novel of the same name. And that screenplay has been turned into a movie by film director Jonathan Dame.
The film stars Jodie Foster as an FBI trainee officer. And Anthony Hopkins himself has played the role of Lecter.
The film won Oscars in five categories, including Best Picture, making it the best movie in the horror genre.
Memento / 2000
IMDb: 8.5 / RottenTomatoes: 93%
Memento is one of the outstanding creations of the film's magician Christopher Nolan. It was filmed from the story Memento Mori, written by Nolan's brother Jonathan Nolan. Here is the story of a man addicted to short-term memory loss, who uses unprecedented methods to avenge his wife's murder. The film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing at the Oscars. The movie, starring Guy Pierce, Carrie-Ann Moss, and Joe Pantoliano, thrills the film industry across the borders of Hollywood.
L.A. Confidential / 1997
IMDb: 8.3 / RottenTomatoes: 99%
Three corrupt police officers are ready to go any distance to unravel the mystery of a murder. Although it sounds very simple, the plot and character layout of the story gave a different dimension to this crime thriller. The screenplay is based on the 1990 novel of the same name by James Elroy. Curtis Hanson and the film's director Brian Helgeland co-wrote the screenplay. They both won Oscars in the Best Adapted Screenplay category in recognition of their contributions. Kim Basinger won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for her performance in the film.
Vertigo / 1958
IMDb: 8.3 / Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Fear of height and dizziness - these two mental problems have become a major obstacle to the career of Detective Scott. He faces the biggest challenge in this regard by going after a strangely beautiful woman. The creator of this classic masterpiece is Alfred Hitchcock, known as the Master of Suspense. The story originates from the 1954 novel D'entre Les morts by the famous French crime writers Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narsejack.
The movie starred James Stewart and Kim Novak in the lead roles. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction and Best Sound.
Rush Hour / 1998
IMDb: 7 / Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Rush Hour is a favorite movie of Jackie Chan fans in Hollywood. The worldwide popularity of this movie has given birth to a franchise. In each movie, two police officers are seen solving complex problems through their combined efforts. Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker's eye-catching performances make the action movie funny.
The film is directed by Brett Rattner and scripted by Jim Kauf and Ross Lamanna.
All of these movie series were very successful at the box office.
Sherlock Holmes / 2009
IMDb: 7.6 / Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
For those who like detective stories, Sherlock Holmes is like a sapphire. This ageless fictional character of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a living legend to Sherlock fans. Although there have been several attempts over this iconic character over the past century, this 2009 version of Guy Ritchie has gained much popularity. Sherlock Holmes is unthinkable without Watson. In this version, these two gurus-disciples are seen pursuing a horrible group of miscreants who are trying to control the whole of Britain.
Here, superstar Robert Downey Jr. plays Sherlock and Jude Law as Watson.
Chinatown / 1974
IMDb: 8.2 / Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Renowned European movie maker Roman Polanski's world-famous Hollywood movie is Chinatown. Jake is a privately employed detective who gets constantly involved in a maze of murder, fraud, and corruption.
Robert Town wrote the story, inspired by the Southern California Water War of the 1930s. The film stars Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway in the lead roles. Even director Polanski has been seen playing a character in the movie. The film received Oscar nominations in a total of 11 categories, of which it managed to win only the best original screenplay.
Prisoners / 2013
IMDb: 8.1 / Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Seeing the delay of the police, the father went out on his own to find his abducted daughter. The film, scripted by Aaron Guzhikowski and directed by Denis Villeneuve, is full of mystery and excitement. The cast includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Paul Dano, and Dylan Minnette. The Hollywood film received an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography. Along with its commercial success, the thriller film has also garnered considerable acclaim from critics.
Shutter Island / 2010
IMDb: 8.2 / Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
This movie is a great creation of Martin Scorsese, one of the best directors of the current thriller genre. Leta Kalogridis wrote the screenplay for the movie, based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehan. The story centers on a mental service center built on an island in the middle of the ocean called Shutter Island. A U.S. marshal arrives there to investigate a fugitive killer.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, and Emily Mortimer in the lead roles.
So far we have discussed the best ever Hollywood detective movies. Sometimes the true events of life are reflected in these films. Although the themes of detective mystery cinemas might appear as real as sunlight, those are wonderful creations of talented human minds combined with powerful acting by talented performers. Not to mention, these exciting mystery movies will provide you Adrenaline rush. By giving some clues to unravel that mystery, these movies can disconnect you from the regular mundane life.