AFI's Top Ten Mystery Films

United States
February 27, 2009 11:05pm CST
Here is Their List. Vertigo, Chinatown,rwar Window,Kaura, The Third Man, The Maltese Falcon, north Gy Northwest,Blue Velvet,Dial M For Murder,the Usual Suspects.Do you agree with the order?Is your favorite on the list? Mine is. but I think it should be higher. Usual Suspects should be number 4. What do yiyu think?
4 responses
@marguicha (94728)
• Chile
24 Feb 13
I don`t make lists on anything because it depends on my mood. But I was a while ago Vertigo and it is as good as new. Birds, on the other hand, have aged a bit. I haven`t been able to see the movie about Hichcock and the making of Psycho. I hope my cinema going friends invite me after they are back from their vacations
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• United States
24 Feb 13
Vertigo was ahead of its time. When it came out , audiences weren't really ready for it. But now? It is one of the best films ever made. We get it now. The Birds is a good disaster film.But these type of films are dated. Today we have more technical toys . The filmmakers can make things look far better than in the 50's.
@marguicha (94728)
• Chile
24 Feb 13
People who won`t see it because "it`s old" are missing a lot. I thought Vertigo was perfect when I saw it. I had missed it when it was at the cinema.
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• United States
24 Feb 13
I wasn't born when it was in the cinema!
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 09
"Vertigo" was a tour de force; I recently bought a restored version on VHS and watched it all the way through for the first time ever. The original "Dial M" was enormously engrossing thanks largely to a mesmerising perfomance by Ray Milland as a cad of enormous elegance. "The Third Man" deserves to be on any list of this kind. I struggle to think of too many modern movies I'd place beside them mainly because so much was udnerstated in the classics. Having said that, this is off the top of my head, and Europe has produced some terrific lesser known thrillers in recent times.
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• United States
1 Mar 09
Vertigo and Dial M For murder would be a great double feature. Is Vertigo your favorite from the list??
• United Kingdom
1 Mar 09
Yes, I'd say it is...
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@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I haven't seen Kaura or The Third Man. I will check them out. Of course Hitchcock has the most films on this list, but I think one great one has been left off. Notorious. Great film, great actors (Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman) and great suspense. I just saw The Usual Suspects for the first time a few months ago. It is a very good film with a big twist at the end. PEACE Ginger
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• United States
1 Mar 09
Usual Syspects id my all time favorite film. I love the ending.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
28 Feb 09
I don't know seems like a good list to me, I like the alfred hitchcock movies.
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