The Best Detectives to Watch
The peculiarity of detective cinema is that it is impossible to watch it remotely, because puzzles, mysteries, and unsolved crimes capture the viewer with his head.
If you also like to solve riddles, then here are some excellent detectives of recent years. If you like to bet, just like detectives, here is the best sportsbook in Nigeria.
Get the Knives
The film is from Ryan Johnson, the author of the “Time Loop” and the VIII episode of “Star Wars”. He tells a complex and confusing story, but at the same time does not burden the viewer with an abundance of names and unnecessary dialogues, the main thing remains the action.
The plot of this detective story is classic and begins with a murder, the famous author of detectives is found with his throat cut. The police classify the case as a suicide, but Detective Benoit suddenly appears at the scene of the tragedy.
He was hired to prove the very fact of the existence of a crime, and naturally, the murdered man has many relatives, each of whom has something to hide.
This is a great detective with a stellar cast.
A film shot in the style of noir by Edward Norton. He shot his first film “Keeping Faith” about 20 years ago, and this is his second picture.
The film takes place in New York in 1954, the main character Lionel Essrog is the owner of Tourette’s syndrome. He and his friends at the orphanage work as private detectives. But soon an unpleasant incident happens to his mentor and Lionel takes up the investigation of this case.
The film is capacious in timing and abundance of details, it runs for more than 2 hours, so it’s hard to remember the beginning towards the end, but this shortcoming is compensated by a strong mainline and atmosphere: evil streets, smoky bars, cynical reporters, secrets, and intrigues.
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This is the fourth film in a series of adaptations of fascinating and tough detectives, each of them tells its own story, so it’s not necessary to watch the first 3 parts.
All these films are connected by the main characters – partners Karl and Assad. They work in the Copenhagen police department, where they usually deal with capercaillie, and in this film, detectives take on a new case. In one of the apartments, 3 mummified corpses are found immured, sitting around a table.
This is one of the best films of this franchise, it is strong, atmospheric, and constantly keeps in suspense.
A Call to the Dead
The main character here is Paul, who works as a medical examiner and one day finds a strange note with instructions about his daughter in the corpse. Then another one in another corpse, in general, the hero has to solve a number of riddles left by a cunning maniac.
From the very first scenes, the painting creates a gloomy, oppressive atmosphere with striking naturalism, and the story itself is complex, confusing, and requires constant attention so as not to miss the details.
The Collini case
A forensic detective drama based on a German bestseller by one of the most famous authors of modern Germany.
The film is set in 2001, a time without mass internet and affordable mobile phones. In the presidential suite of an expensive hotel, Hans Mayer, a well-known German businessman, dies at the hands of an assassin. At the same time, the criminal does not even try to leave and a young lawyer undertakes to defend him in court.
For personal reasons, he first thinks about giving up the case, but then he agrees.
This is a detective from the category where the key question is not who the killer is, but what the motive was. The story itself unwinds slowly, but it is fascinating and keeps you in suspense.
Chasing Bonnie and Clyde
In the center of the plot of this film is the world-famous story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow – two brutal murderers from whom the media have made folk heroes.
The picture shows this situation from another, more real and not romanticized side. The plot develops through the eyes of Texas Rangers, who are on the heels of this crazy couple. The roles of the rangers are played by Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner, this duo is one of the main advantages of the picture.
The pace of the film is unhurried, without crazy chases and shootings, and the main part of the picture is made up of expectations and months-long persecution of psychopaths.
The Magic of the Beast
The detective drama is based on the book of the same name, which in 2017 became a bestseller and received several literary awards.
According to the plot, a rich Parisian woman disappears without a trace in a quiet Alpine village and several people may be connected with her disappearance. The film is divided into chapters named after the central characters and which assemble this fragmented story into a single whole.
Apart from the abrupt transition between chapters, the pace of the film is unhurried, and the necessary atmosphere and mood are created by clearly calibrated scenes that contribute to the build-up of tension by the minute.