#12. L.A. Confidential (1997)


Warner Bros.

– Director: Curtis Hanson

– Stacker score: 94.0

– Metascore: 90

– IMDb user rating: 8.2

– Runtime: 138 minutes

James Ellroy’s 1990 novel turned into this 1950s Hollywood crime noir story that picked up nine Oscar nominations, including a victory for Kim Basinger as Best Supporting Actress for her role as a prostitute made to look like Veronica Lake. The story follows three policemen investigating a series of murders, with corruption at every turn.