5 most unpredictable detective films of recent years

Recently, fewer purely detective stories have appeared on large screens: the genre has almost disappeared into more popular styles. However, several striking examples can still be found.

1. Wind River

  • United Kingdom, Canada, USA, 2017.
  • Thriller, drama, crime, detective.
  • Duration: 107 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.7.

Huntsman Corey Lambert finds the girl’s mutilated body on the territory of the Windy River Indian Reservation. To investigate the crime, an FBI agent Jane Benner arrives at the scene. She asks Corey to help her catch those who committed the murder.

In addition to the swirling plot, director Taylor Sheridan also wanted to show the difficulties of life of the indigenous people of the United States on reservations. That is why a lot of time in the film is devoted to the topic of violence, and in the final credits show the real statistics of the dead Indian women.

2. Searching

  • USA, Russia, 2018.
  • Thriller, drama, detective.
  • Duration: 102 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.7.

David Kim, like all parents, thought that he knew everything about his 16-year-old daughter Margot. But when the girl disappeared, her father had to hack her computer. And then David realized that Margo was hiding a lot.

The producer of this picture was Timur Bekmambetov, and therefore all the action was shot in his typical Screenlife manner. That is, events occur on the screens of computers or smartphones. However, this did not prevent to create a very tense and confusing plot.

3. Beoning

  • South Korea, Japan, 2018.
  • Thriller, drama, detective.
  • Duration: 148 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.6.

Novice writer Lee Jon-su meets a charming girl. Soon she leaves for Africa, and returns already with her companion, a wealthy young man, Ben. Once he confesses to the hero in his criminal hobby. And then Ha-mi disappears.

This film is based on the story of Haruki Murakami “Burn the Barn,” but the director in it went quite far from the original book. The film was appreciated at the Cannes Film Festival, director Lee Chan Dong was nominated for the Golden Palm Branch, and as a result, Beoning took the FIPRESCI Prize.

4. The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

  • USA, 2017.
  • Drama, detective.
  • Duration: 119 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.9.

The plot tells about various periods of the life of the writer Sidney Hall. It all starts with how he hides a box at the age of eight. Then Hall grows up and writes epochal books that have become a symbol of generation. And then he disappears. And at the same time, the mysterious criminal is trying to destroy all his work.

The lead actor Logan Lerman had to try very hard in this film, because he played his hero at three different ages. At first, the director even wanted to invite more experienced actor Jim Sturgess, but in the end he decided on a young star.

5. A Simple Favor

  • Canada, USA, 2018.
  • Thriller, drama, detective.
  • Duration: 117 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.8.

Lonely mother Stephanie lives with her son in a small town and has a video blog. She meets Emily, who once asks a new friend to sit with her son, and then disappears without a trace. Stephanie is trying to help the police figure this out, but circumstances are taking on a completely unexpected turn.

It is worth noting that the authors very interestingly approached the image of Stephanie. Throughout the picture, Anna Kendrick, who played this role, changes outfits about 40 times, and gradually they become darker.

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