12 Angry Men

Sidney Lumet

This 1957 classic, directed by Sidney Lumet, is a gripping drama which tells the story of 12 jurors debating to decide the 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 takes the viewer through a wide variety of human personalities, emotions, and prejudices, and keeps one bound to the edge of the seat. Despite being a commercial failure on its theatrical release, this black-and-white motion picture has gathered an enormously positive critical acclaim over the years, and is now highly regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time.