Se7en
Se7en (1995)

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

9/10

Director: David Fincher

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker

Stars: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow

V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta (2006)

In a futuristic, totalitarian Britain, a freedom fighter known simply as V, uses terrorist tactics to fight the oppressive society. Evey aids him in his mission to bring down the government.

8/10

Director: James McTeigue

Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Stars: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea

L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential (1997)

Three detectives from LAPD investigate multiple homicides. While unearthing the evidence and the suspects, the trail leads to corruption in their own department.

8/10

Director: Curtis Hanson

Writer: Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Danny DeVito

The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep (1946)

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.

8/10

Director: Howard Hawks

Writer: William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman

Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely

The Fugitive
The Fugitive (1993)

Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team lead by a seasoned US Marshall.

7.5/10

Director: Andrew Davis

Writer: Jeb Stuart, David Twohy

Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward

Identity
Identity (2003)

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

7/10

Director: James Mangold

Writer: Michael Cooney

Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet

Insomnia
Insomnia (2002)

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

7/10

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Hillary Seitz

Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon (1987)

Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

7/10

Director: Richard Donner

Writer: Shane Black

Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Peppermint
Peppermint (2018)

A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.

6.5/10

Director: Pierre Morel

Writer: Chad St. John

Stars: Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz

Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice (2014)

Doc, a private investigator, is visited by his former flame who suspects the wife of her current beau is plotting to institutionalise him. Doc takes on the case hoping to solve it.

6.5/10

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson