Sidney Lumet's Filmography 1957-2007 (51)

According to film historian Bowles, Lumet succeeded in becoming a leading drama filmmaker partly because "his most important criterion [when directing] is not whether the actions of his protagonists are right or wrong, but whether their actions are genuine." And where those actions are "justified by the individual's conscience, this gives his heroes uncommon strength and courage to endure the pressures, abuses, and injustices of others." His films have thereby continually given us the "quintessential hero acting in defiance of peer group authority and asserting his own code of moral values.
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1.
12 Angry Men (1957)
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A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
2.
That Kind of Woman (1959)
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In June 1944, Kay and Jane travel on an overnight train from Miami to New York, accompanied by Harry... (92 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
3.
Stage Struck (1958)
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A young woman arrives in New York City determined to become a great theatrical star, but discovers that her goal may not be as easily attainable as she had hoped. (95 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
4.
The Fugitive Kind (1960)
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Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a trouble-prone drifter trying to go straight, wanders into a small Mississippi town looking for a simple and honest life but finds himself embroiled with problem-filled women. (119 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
5.
A View from the Bridge (1962)
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Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman is unhappily married to Beatrice and unconsciously in love with Catherine... (110 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Also known as.."A View from the Bridge" ” - jacentko
 
6.
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
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Over the course of one day in August 1912, the family of retired actor James Tyrone grapples with the morphine addiction of his wife Mary... (174 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
7.
The Pawnbroker (1964)
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A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
8.
Fail-Safe (1964)
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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted? (112 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
9.
The Hill (1965)
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In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards. (123 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
10.
The Group (1966)
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In June 1933, eight young women, who are close friends and members of the upper-class group at South Tower College... (150 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
11.
The Deadly Affair (1966)
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A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide. (115 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
12.
Bye Bye Braverman (1968)
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Four Jewish intellectuals carpool to the funeral of their old friend Leslie Braverman, who died suddenly at age 41. (94 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
13.
The Sea Gull (1968)
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An aging actress named Irina Arkidana pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate... (141 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
14.
The Appointment (1969)
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The lawyer Federico Fendi has reasons to believe that his wife Carla in secret is Rome's highest paid prostitute. (115 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
15.
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970 Documentary)
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Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism. (185 mins.)
 
16.
The Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970)
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After winning a game show contest, a newlywed couple travels to New Orleans where the husband seeks to reclaim his ancestral plantation mansion from his biracial stepbrother. (100 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
17.
The Anderson Tapes (1971)
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After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper. (99 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
18.
Child's Play (1972)
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At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems. (100 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
19.
The Offence (1973)
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A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester. (112 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
20.
Serpico (1973)
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An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him. (130 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
21.
Lovin' Molly (1974)
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Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny... (98 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
22.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
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In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. (128 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
23.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
24.
Network (1976)
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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
25.
Equus (1977)
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A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy's disturbing obsession with horses. (137 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
26.
The Wiz (1978)
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An adaptation of 'The Wizard of Oz' that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience. (134 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
27.
Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)
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A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent... (112 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
28.
Prince of the City (1981)
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A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted. (167 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
29.
Deathtrap (1982)
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A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
30.
The Verdict (1982)
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A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling. (129 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
31.
Daniel (1983)
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Daniel Isaacson attempts to determine the true complicity of his parents Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed for espionage in the 1950s. (130 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
32.
Garbo Talks (1984)
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The son of a woman dying of a brain tumour tries to fulfil his mother's last wish: to meet Greta Garbo. (103 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
33.
Power (1986)
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Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country... (111 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
34.
The Morning After (1986)
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A washed up, alcoholic actress who is prone to blackouts wakes up next to a murdered man. Did she kill him and, if not, is she in danger? (103 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
35.
Running on Empty (1988)
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The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
36.
Family Business (1989)
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Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else... (110 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
37.
Q & A (1990)
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A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector... (132 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
38.
A Stranger Among Us (1992)
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Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder... (110 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
39.
Guilty as Sin (1993)
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A female lawyer takes an accused wife-murderer as a client, but finds herself morally compelled to betray him one way or another. (107 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
40.
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
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A newly elected district attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner. (113 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
41.
Critical Care (1997)
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Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters... (107 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
42.
Strip Search (2004 TV Movie)
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Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City. (120 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
43.
Find Me Guilty (2006)
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In the late 1980s, a low level gangster named Jackie DiNorscio defends himself in court in what became the longest criminal trial in American judicial history. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
44.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
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When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax. (117 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
45.
Gloria (1999)
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A street-wise, middle-aged moll named Gloria stands up against the mobs, which is complicated by a six-year-old... (108 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
46.
Mr. Broadway (1957 TV Movie)
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A musical television special chronicling the early career of playwright George M. Cohan, focusing primarily on his vaudeville years as part of his family singing group "The Four Cohans." (90 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
47.
All the King's Men (1958 TV Movie)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
48.
The Iceman Cometh (1960 TV Movie)
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The chilling tale of a high-rolling gambler who changes his ways and is determind to help the drifters, alcoholics and prostitutes who have come to depend on his "generosity". (240 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
49.
John Brown's Raid (1960 TV Movie)
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White abolitionist John Brown and 20 of his men attempt to start an armed slave revolt in 1859 by seizing a U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Based on true events. (60 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
50.
Rashomon (1960 TV Movie)
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A looser adaptation of the same story that Kurosawa covered in his classic. Every player in the story has their own version of how a crime played out.
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
51.
Rachel, quand du seigneur (2004 Short Film)
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A passionate performance of "Rachel, quand du Seigneur" (Rachel, when the Lord...), a celebrated aria from the Fromental Halévy's famous opera "La Juive" (The Jewess). (12 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet