HUM 454/554 - Fall 2011

by Natalya Dotsenko | created - 23 Sep 2011 | updated - 27 Sep 2011 | Public
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1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)
Episode: The Speckled Band (1984)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A young woman asks for Holmes' help when her ill-tempered stepfather moves her into the same room where her sister died under mysterious circumstances.

Director: John Bruce | Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Jeremy Kemp, Rosalyn Landor

Votes: 605

2. Murder at the Orient Street Express (2009)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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When Broadway legend Bernadette Fitzgerald is murdered after rehearsing at an historical Asian theatre, her piano accompanist, Amy Ng, bravely seeks out her killer.

Directors: Yvette Lu, Jonas Salzberg | Stars: Yvette Lu, Jacqlyn Atkins, Yuki Morita, Natashia Chandra

Votes: 80

3. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

8.1
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96 Metascore

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Votes: 126,709

4. The Big Sleep (1946)

Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers

Votes: 69,449

5. The Long Goodbye (1973)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell

Votes: 20,585 | Gross: $0.96M

6. Maigret (1991–2005)
Episode: Maigret en meublé (2004)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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While staking out a boarding-house where is staying Emile Paulus, a suspect, Detective Archambaud is wounded by a bullet shot from an undetermined place. To further the investigation, ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Heynemann | Stars: Bruno Cremer, Annie Grégorio, Valérie Karsenti, Jacques Mathou

Votes: 32

7. Wallander (2005–2013)
Episode: Mastermind (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Kurt and his men tries to find the connection between a horrible murder taken place in Ystad and the kidnapping of one in the police force daughter. It also seems someone has infiltrated the police and control every move the police make.

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Krister Henriksson, Johanna Sällström, Ola Rapace, Douglas Johansson

Votes: 1,347

8. Il commissario Montalbano (1999– )
Episode: The Sound of the Violin (1999)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Dozing off en route to a funeral, Montalbano is awakened when his driver crashes next to a seemingly abandoned villa. He later investigates the property alone, finding a corpse and uncovering the secret lives of many people in Vigata.

Director: Alberto Sironi | Stars: Luca Zingaretti, Katharina Böhm, Biancamaria D'Amato, Cesare Bocci

Votes: 161

9. Cuentos de Borges (1992– )
Episode: Death and the Compass (1992)

86 min | Drama

6.1
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Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Peter Boyle, Miguel Sandoval, Christopher Eccleston, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez

Votes: 440

10. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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80 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 153,755 | Gross: $20.17M

11. Memento (2000)

R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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80 Metascore

A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 949,264 | Gross: $25.54M

12. The Dead Girl (2006)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden, Piper Laurie

Votes: 13,145 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 353,244 | Gross: $33.08M

14. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror

5.9
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A detective comes out of retirement to help his daughter's fiance prove that he did not commit a series of murders.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: George C. Scott, Rebecca De Mornay, Ian McShane, Neil Dickson

Votes: 874

15. Vidocq (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.5
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Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, ... See full summary »

Director: Pitof | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Canet, Inés Sastre, André Dussollier

Votes: 19,251