This list contains information on the best cerebral crime movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best cerebral crime films come in many forms. Some smart crime movies are about solving a mystery while other good cerebral crime films feature deadly surprises at every turn. A few of the best cerebral crime films even took home Academy Awards.
What films will you find on this top smart crime movies list? Zodiac has to be at the top. This 2007 David Fincher film examines the real-life story of the Zodiac Killer from the perspective of the journalists and police officers who were trying to catch him. Haunting and menacing in its production, Zodiac patiently details the madness induced by tracking a serial killer. Fight Club – also by Fincher – is another great cerebral crime movie.
Irreversible is completely unique in its story-telling as it reveals the moments before and after a brutal crime occurs in reverse order. Other top films featured on this best cerebral crime movies list include Seven, The Usual Suspects, and Minority Report.
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Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Directed by: Tony Kaye
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Directed by: Orson Welles
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Directed by: Spike Lee
Directed by: Steven Spielberg