1997: L.A. Confidential


Warner Bros.

– Director: Curtis Hanson

– Stacker score: 89.6

– Metascore: 90

– IMDb user rating: 8.2

– Runtime: 138 minutes

Based on a novel by James Ellroy, this period crime drama goes straight to the heart of 1950s police corruption and racial tension. In the wake of a brutal killing, three policemen with three different codes must work together to solve the crime. Brilliant performances, solid writing, and Curtis Hanson’s deft direction effectively transport viewers to a bygone era.