10 Mysterious Movies You Should See Before The Pale Blue Eye

Netflix’s newest murder mystery is here to welcome the holidays in gruesome style. Pale blue eyeoutput from Scott Cooper An excerpt from a book of the same name follows Christian Bale Augustus Landor while being recruited to investigate a brutal murder on the campus of West Point Military Academy. When a killer gets insolent, cadet Edgar Allan Poe It was tapped to help Landor in his investigation.

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stories like Murder in the street morgue And the The underlined message, coined by Poe, formed the genre we know today. Bo’s influence can be seen everywhere, from Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSherlock Holmes for the works of the master of the talk King Stephen. These stories and movies pull us into the world of detectives as they search for the criminal and gather complex evidence. Here is a list of movies to help you prepare for Helping Detective Landor on December 23rd.

10/10 Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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Blade Runner 2049 Follow Ryan Gosling‘s Officer K as he hunts down and terminates rogue androids known as “Replicas”. On a routine mission to retire a rogue replicant, K, also a replicant, discovers evidence of something that could cause him to terminate himself.

output from Denis VilleneuveAnd theBlade Runner 2049 It doesn’t get enough credit for being a new detective story. 2049 It’s a sci-fi movie, first and foremost, but the mystery in the middle moves the plot forward and provides us with the necessary exposition and story points.

9/10 Look How They Run (2022)

Sam Rockwell and Saiorse Ronan looking at something on the floor

See how they run It’s all a secret Agatha Christie Novel and laughs to spare. The setting is the night of the 100th performance of Agatha Christie’s stage version Mousetraps. During the celebration, however, the director responsible for creating the film is found murdered.

See how they run Fast paced, and more than that, fast typing. The setting is a metaphor of the well-worn kind, as the narrator (and eventual murder victim) reminds us: If you’ve seen one criminal, you’ve seen them all. But, See how they run He manages to squeeze in some timely comments about how we consume entertainment associated with violence and the ethics of embellishment in storytelling.

8/10 “Vertigo” (1958)

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After an accident on a San Francisco rooftop, Scotty Ferguson, always the detective, takes on the role of detective James Stewart, develops an extreme fear of heights and vertigo. But Scotty is drawn back into the world of investigations when an old friend asks for help with his wife’s antics.

Alfred Hitchcock vertigo Some critics lamented the pace in its original reviews. But it’s the deliberate pacing that makes the movie work so well. Scotty pushes forward with his investigation, for better or worse, until the shocking end. Regardless of his original critics, vertigo Since then it has been preserved in the Library of Congress and is routinely placed in the top ten lists of the greatest films ever made.

7/10 “Zodiac” (2007)

Robert Downey Jr sits next to Jake Gyllenhaal watching him write in Zodiac

Horoscopeoutput from David Fincher, based on a real-life investigation of one of America’s most notorious killers, the Zodiac Killer. The film follows detectives in San Francisco as they attempt to stop and identify a killer bent on not only taking lives but also mocking law enforcement every step of the way.

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Horoscope The performances were praised for many things, in particular, the performance Jake Gyllenhaal And the Robert Downey Jr. Also note its historical accuracy, Horoscope It sucks you into the mist-shrouded Bay Area with the killer and the detectives and never looks back. Perhaps fittingly, the real-life Zodiac killer was never recognized and remains one of America’s most notorious mysteries.

6/10 The Wailing (2016)

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wailing is a Korean movie about Jong-goo, a police officer in Korea, who is called to investigate a murder in the small mountain village of Gokseong. As more strange incidents occur and a mysterious disease finally takes hold of Jong-goo’s daughter, it becomes a race against time for answers. Is there anything more lurking in the Korean mountains than disease?

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Clocking in at nearly three hours, this Korean hybrid of mystery and horror is as unrelenting as the entity that invades the village. A palpable heaviness seeps in as we go from the dilapidated, mystical home of the Japanese stranger to the shaman’s ritualistic attempt to banish disease. This film beguiles you from the start and refuses to let go, making it a great mystery and exorcism thriller.

5/10 The Glass Onion: Knives Out Mystery (2022)

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exit Rian Johnson2019 movie Take out the knives It was such a hit, with a helmed cast Daniel Craig Like Detective Benoit Blanc, that sequel is bound to happen. Glass Onion: Takes the mystery out of the cutlery is that sequel, and we once again follow Detective Blanc as this time he investigates a murder in a Greek resort.

Like so many Agatha Christie adaptations that influenced her, glass onion Cast, great writing, and stellar direction are used to craft an intricate and unforgettable mystery. It doubles down on and improves on what the first movie did so well, making it a rare sequel that could be just as good, if not better, than the original.

4/10 “Insomnia” (2002)

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insomnia Follows troubled cop Will Dormer through a murder investigation in rural Alaska. Dormer’s already dubious history becomes even murkier after a tragic accident occurs while hunting the killer. Tormented by guilt and a seemingly endless state of insomnia, can Dormer move past his past and catch up with the killer before it’s too late?

exit Christopher Nolan The first few movies, like souvenir, are complex noir-like mystery films. done here insomnia It’s a first-rate Nolan, even if it’s not as metaphysical as his other films. However, the character studies and themes that became staples of his later film are there, and are as poignant as they are now. The original Norwegian film of the same name is also worth watching.

3/10 “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974)

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Murder on the Orient Express Detective Hercule sees Poirot, boarding the Orient Express to visit a friend, who is approached to help solve a murder on the train. What follows is a classic of the “whodunit” genre and one of the best mysteries ever thrown in the movie. Agatha Christie She was notoriously resistant to adapting her books, but this became one of only two adaptations she was said to have liked.

The cast is a huge reason for its success, but the cast is often only as successful as the script submitted, and the screenwriting team has been nominated for an Academy Award. Although it did not take home the best case scenario, Ingrid Bergman She won Best Supporting Actress.

2/10 “The Pit and the Pendulum” (1961)


The pit and the pendulumone of our regular collaborators Vincent Price And the Roger Corman, about a young man named Francis Bernard who investigates the disappearance of his sister. But Nicholas, Barnard’s brother-in-law, doesn’t give away the details so easily. Francis is forced to investigate on his own, which leads to increasingly shocking conclusions.

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pit It’s (very) loosely based on a Poe story but creepy enough, and has a relatively compelling mystery, like any good Poe story. He also finds time to add a dash of ghostly charm that the print version omitted. Also, the script is written by the famous horror author Richard Mathesonwho wrote the novel before I Am Legend.

1/10 “Prisoners” (2013)

Jake Gyllenhaal as Loki and Hugh Jackman as Killer in Prisoners' Edition
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On a rainy Thanksgiving night in Pennsylvania, two young girls are kidnapped from the neighborhood. Although the arrest is made quickly, the suspect is released the soonest, much to the ire of the parents and families. Killer Dover, the father of one of the missing girls, decides to take matters into his own hands.

prisoners Complex and mysterious, the shape of the labyrinth also features prominently in the film. It’s not just a puzzle. It studies crime and its effects on societies. It is about grief and anger in the face of unimaginable loss and a critique of religion and the hope it provides but the danger it poses when weaponised.

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