Best Movies of Sidney Lumet

Serpico (1973)

Aggregate Rating: 194 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 87 | Earnings: null

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.


Network (1976)

Aggregate Rating: 189 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: null

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.


Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $7.08M

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.


Find Me Guilty (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $1.17M

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.


Deathtrap (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 126 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $17.39M

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.


Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $9.88M

A newly elected District Attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.


Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Aggregate Rating: 107 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.


The Hill (1965)

Aggregate Rating: 85 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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.


The Verdict (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 84 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $54.00M

A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.


Fail-Safe (1964)

Aggregate Rating: 84 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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?


The Pawnbroker (1964)

Aggregate Rating: 80 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.


Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 80 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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, the illness of their youngest son Edmund and the ...


Running on Empty (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 79 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $2.84M

The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.


Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 78 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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.


Gloria (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 77 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 26 | Earnings: $4.16M

A street-wise, middle-aged moll named Gloria stands up against the mobs, which is complicated by a six-year-old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after ...


Prince of the City (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 77 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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.


Equus (1977)

Aggregate Rating: 73 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy's disturbing obsession with horses.


The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Aggregate Rating: 73 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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.


The Offence (1973)

Aggregate Rating: 72 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.


Vu du pont (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 72 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman is unhappily married to Beatrice and unconsciously in love with Catherine, the niece that they have raised from childhood. Into his house come two ...



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