Recently my posts have been quite philosophical so I thought today might be a good time to lighten things up.
And what better way that with movies.
I’ve talked about action movies, dramas and comedies as well as TV shows in previous posts so that leaves possibly my all time favorite – mysteries.
I’m not entirely sure where my love of “twists” came from, but I remember clearly as a child in the Philippines my family and I trying to figure out who the murderer was in an Agatha Christie movie or a Perry Mason courtroom drama.
For me, there’s nothing better than figuring out just what’s going to happen before it does.
I feel a little like Sherlock Holmes; putting all the pieces together.
So with no more adieu, I give you my must-see mysteries:
- The Shawshank Redemption
- No Way Out
- Above Suspicion
- Love, Cheat and Steal
- The Usual Suspects
- Fight Club
- Primal Fear
- Basic Instinct
- Guilty as Sin
- Dressed to Kill
- The Name of the Rose
- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
- The Game
- LA Confidential
- Gone Baby Gone
- Strange Days
- Dead Again
- Pulp Fiction
If I had to choose one that stood out among all the rest, then I would have to say, Saw. It is violent, yes. There are parts that will make you squirm.
But the end is, in a word – brilliant.
Another movie that most people haven’t heard and is tough to track down is Above Suspicion but I think you’ll find it well worth your time.
And for two very different movies I would recommend Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Pulp Fiction – very well made and unlike any other movies I can think of.
The thing I love about the movies above is they keep my rapt attention.
I can’t afford to look away for I might miss an important detail.
For me, that’s what makes a great movie – one that demands my attention.
So if you’re in the mood for a thriller, check these out.
You’ll be glad you did.