A detective film would be the perfect pastime if you are into exploring human nature during holidays.

Eight of the best films are selected. Each will run for hours while keeping you entertained for hours to expand your brain.

Angel Heart – 1987

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A kind of mystical-based detective film, that grabs your mind from the start. You will feel tense till the movie’s end. The variety of tones, saxophone melody and other hallmarks create the support for the debtor’s disappearance case. Distressing riddles are faced by the protagonist which he will have to solve to finish the case.

Memento – 2000  

8 Detective films to watch if you want to become smarter
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Leonard Shelby is in search of his wife’s killer. Things become more complex when he gets a short-term memory loss with a blow to his head. What happens prior to the murder was all he could recall – all other things just stayed for 15 minutes. To recall what’s going on Shelby pulls in various tricks.

Zodiac – 2007

8 Detective Films Which Will Make You Smarter
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Two detectives are on the hunt for a serial killer who had brought horror to San Francisco for 25 years. Nicknamed as ‘Zodiac’ , the killer just doesn’t pleasure in killing people, but also loves playing cat and mouse with the investigators. Not many can handle the pressure of the game.

True Detective – 2014 – 2015

8 Detective Films Which Will Make You Smarter
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Can be described as an elegantly shot detective series already with two seasons out. Each season have its own storyline and characters. Season one circles around two detectives on a strange case in a remote area of Louisiana. Together they solve the puzzle of a case piece by piece to bring up a picture. The picture slowly brings them to the conclusion about what happened.

Mystery Road – 2013

This film which runs leisurely with no rush, was shot in Australia. Events come into play with breathtaking landscapes of Australia. In this perfectly written story, a policeman investigate a murder scene related to a native girl while declining support from his colleagues. He also comes up against the indifference of the local community and some horrible discoveries.

Mindhunters – 2004

8 Detective Films Which Will Make You Smarter
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Seven future FBI agents are to take on a challenging test on a remote island. With the most trivial and some finite evidence they have to trace the psychological profile of a criminal. Soon everyone is shocked to find out the test is a deadly game causing the death of an agent. This excellent, mind-twisting film never hold back to give the viewer a chance to breathe.

L.A. Confidential – 1997

8 Detective Films Which Will Make You Smarter
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An excellent, atmospheric film with a brilliant plot set in the sunny 1950s time of Los Angeles. Starring is the wonderful Kim Basinger and good-looking Russell Crowe. Two brave police officers investigate a sequence of murders to unravel the criminal secrets of the American city. You don’t want to miss this one.

Man som hatar kvinnor – 2009

8 Detective Films Which Will Make You Smarter
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The before version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is not so cool as the American version. This is basically a film that goes around everyday people who ends up to live with scoundrels. Although there are more than one plot line, they come together to form a satisfying whole, with each forming one key component.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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