Sidney Lumet

Director of 12 Angry Men, Fail-Safe, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, and other big movies.

Really Like It 12 Angry Men (1957) -- Tense courtroom (well, jury room) piece that still holds up.

Really Like It Fail-Safe (1964) -- The serious parallel of Dr. Strangelove, a very affecting movie.  It begins by setting up good characters (including a non-comic and evil performance by Walter Matthau, and a sweet one by Larry Hagman), becomes a great thriller, and then gets downright depressing.  You might need a quiet moment after this one is over.

Love It Network (1976) -- One of the funniest and smartest films ever, probably the best satire since Dr. Strangelove.

Like It Deathtrap (1982) -- Michael Cain and Christopher Reeve are pretty great.  A good movie as far as plot-twisty murder stuff goes.

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