Sidney Lumet

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1. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

When two brothers organize the robbery of their parent's 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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 90,853 | Gross: $7.08M

2. Find Me Guilty (2006)

R | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Ron Silver, Alex Rocco

Votes: 31,280 | Gross: $1.17M

3. Rachel, quand du seigneur (2004)

12 min | Drama, Short

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).

Director: Sidney Lumet | Star: Neil Shicoff

Votes: 45

4. Strip Search (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Austin Pendleton, Tom Guiry, Fred Koheler, Zack Manzella

Votes: 1,426

5. 100 Centre Street (2001–2002)

60 min | Crime, Drama

The lives and work of the staff of a New York City courthouse.

Stars: Joseph Lyle Taylor, Manny Perez, Phyllis Newman, Paula Devicq

Votes: 148

6. Gloria (1999)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

26 Metascore

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sharon Stone, Jean-Luke Figueroa, Jeremy Northam, Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 5,087 | Gross: $4.16M

7. Critical Care (1997)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 1,648 | Gross: $0.14M

8. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

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

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin, Ian Holm

Votes: 5,944 | Gross: $9.88M

9. Guilty as Sin (1993)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A female lawyer takes an accused wife-murderer as a client, but finds herself morally compelled to betray him one way or another.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson, Stephen Lang, Jack Warden

Votes: 4,386 | Gross: $22.89M

10. A Stranger Among Us (1992)

PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Eric Thal, John Pankow, Tracy Pollan

Votes: 3,229 | Gross: $12.28M

11. Q & A (1990)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuses to help him in this gritty ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 4,843 | Gross: $11.21M

12. Family Business (1989)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

An ex professor offers Adam $1,000,000 to "get" some plasma from a high tech company's lab. Adam asks his criminal grandpa for help. Can the 2 convince Adam's now honest dad to join?Let us see what happens.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Rosanna DeSoto

Votes: 11,244 | Gross: $12.20M

13. Running on Empty (1988)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

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

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: River Phoenix, Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, Jonas Abry

Votes: 12,728 | Gross: $2.84M

14. The Morning After (1986)

R | 103 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

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?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia, Diane Salinger

Votes: 5,448 | Gross: $25.15M

15. Garbo Talks (1984)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

The son of a woman dying of a brain tumour tries to fulfil his mother's last wish: to meet Greta Garbo.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 1,347 | Gross: $1.49M

16. Power (1986)

R | 111 min | Drama

After a close friend drops out of politics, a political consultant helping to find a replacement finds a web of corruption and deceit as well.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Richard Gere, Julie Christie, Gene Hackman, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 2,525 | Gross: $3.80M

17. Daniel (1983)

R | 130 min | Drama

Daniel Isaacson attempts to determine the true complicity of his parents Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed for espionage in the 1950s.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse, Edward Asner

Votes: 1,036 | Gross: $0.28M

18. The Verdict (1982)

R | 129 min | Drama

77 Metascore

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

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason

Votes: 32,845 | Gross: $54.00M

19. Deathtrap (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

54 Metascore

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

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth

Votes: 10,912 | Gross: $19.28M

20. Prince of the City (1981)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

Votes: 6,517 | Gross: $8.12M

21. Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent, and begins a relationship with a younger man. When her boss hears of this, he tries ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Ali MacGraw, Alan King, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 502 | Gross: $2.09M

22. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

Votes: 12,824 | Gross: $21.05M

23. Equus (1977)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

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

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright

Votes: 7,005

24. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

83 Metascore

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

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Votes: 133,546

25. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

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

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 220,731 | Gross: $50.00M

26. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Votes: 50,472

27. Lovin' Molly (1974)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny, fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Beau Bridges, Blythe Danner, Edward Binns

Votes: 403

28. Serpico (1973)

R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire

Votes: 98,600 | Gross: $29.80M

29. The Offence (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A burnt-out British police detective finally snaps whilst interrogating a suspected child molester.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen

Votes: 5,040

30. Child's Play (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Robert Preston, Beau Bridges, Ron Weyand

Votes: 846

31. The Anderson Tapes (1971)

GP | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 6,182 | Gross: $5.00M

32. King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

185 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

Directors: Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones

Votes: 327

33. The Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970)

X | 100 min | Drama

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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Coburn, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Hooks, Perry Hayes

Votes: 254

34. The Appointment (1969)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

The lawyer Federico Fendi has reasons to believe that his wife Carla in secret is Rome's highest paid prostitute.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Omar Sharif, Anouk Aimée, Didi Perego, Fausto Tozzi

Votes: 660

35. The Sea Gull (1968)

G | 141 min | Drama, Romance

An aging actress named Irina Arkidana pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Vanessa Redgrave, Simone Signoret, David Warner

Votes: 664

36. Bye Bye Braverman (1968)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

Four Jewish intellectuals carpool to the funeral of their old friend Leslie Braverman, who died suddenly at age 41.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: George Segal, Jack Warden, Jessica Walter, Godfrey Cambridge

Votes: 534

37. The Deadly Affair (1967)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 2,647

38. The Group (1966)

Approved | 150 min | Drama

In June 1933, eight young women, who are close friends and members of the upper-class group at South Tower College, graduate and start their adult lives. The film documents the years ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman, Shirley Knight

Votes: 1,226

39. The Hill (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Drama, War

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch

Votes: 11,197

40. Fail-Safe (1964)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

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?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 17,843

41. The Pawnbroker (1964)

Approved | 116 min | Drama

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

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sánchez

Votes: 7,386

42. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

At the end of a long and hot summer day, members of one family gather in a large house. Everyone has something painful and offensive to say, and their silence is even worse.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 4,200

43. A View from the Bridge (1962)

110 min | Drama

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Raf Vallone, Jean Sorel, Maureen Stapleton, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 356

44. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres, dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al, utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 43

45. Rashomon (1960 TV Movie)

Drama

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 | Stars: Osceola Archer, Michael Higgins, Oskar Homolka, Carol Lawrence

Votes: 30

46. The Iceman Cometh (1960 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

Theodore Hickman, a hardware salesman, makes by-yearly visits to Harry Hope's 1910-era waterfront bar for his periodical drinking binges. But on this visit he has decided to try to save the bar's patrons from their "lying pipe dreams."

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Jason Robards, Myron McCormick, Tom Pedi, James Broderick

Votes: 274

47. John Brown's Raid (1960 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

White abolitionist John Brown and twenty 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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Wesley Addy, Roberts Blossom, James Broderick, Thomas A. Carlin

Votes: 10

48. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy, and others were serious drama by famous authors.

Stars: Robert Emhardt, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope

Votes: 84

49. The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance