A Real Private Investigator Reveals the Best Private Investigator Movies
By Brian Sabol
I’m a movie buff as well as a private investigator. Now that I (and the rest of the world) have been trapped at home for over a month, I thought it would be a good idea to unveil the list of my favorite private investigator movies.
While there are well-known classics on the list, such as the noir classic Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson, it also contains a couple of fresh takes on the classic genre and its tropes, such as the grim Angel Heart.
Let’s dive right in. Here is my list:
10The Nice Guys (2016)
Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling star as a tough guy “enforcer” and a flighty private investigator who team up to find a missing girl in 1977 Los Angeles. Along the way, the pair uncover a plot involving politically-driven porno movies, a villainous auto industry, and a corrupt United States Department of Justice. The chemistry between Crowe and Gosling elevates the fun to the next level.
9Who’s Harry Crumb (1989)
John Candy stars as Harry Crumb, the last descendant, and least apt, of a long …read more