12 Angry Men

Sidney Lumet

This 1957 classic, directed by Sidney Lumet, is a gripping drama which tells the story of 12 jurors deciding fate of a young man accused of killing his father. Using a minimalistic setting involving a single room, Lumet relies on a brilliant plot, crackling dialogues and superlative performances to create a powerful drama, which keeps one bound to the edge of the seat. Despite being a commercial failure , this black-and-white motion picture has gathered critical acclaim over the years, and is now highly regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time.