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Sidney Lumet

Director, Actor

Films to Rent

Twelve Angry MenTwelve Angry Men (1957) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley
Henry Fonda holds–out on a unanimous jury who wish to convict an alleged murderer. A sweltering tension is worked up as he struggles to…
Fugitive Kind, TheFugitive Kind, The (1959)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani
A directionless, but quirky version of Tennesse Williams' play 'Orpheus Descending' with Brando playing a troublesome hobo who spreads romantic…
Long Day's Journey Into NightLong Day's Journey Into Night (1962) Recommended
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards Jr.
Faithful and masterful adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play about family life, love and losers drinking and tearing each other apart in leafy New…
Fail SafeFail Safe (1964)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman
Henry Fonda plays the American president struggling to avert an imminent nuclear holocaust, due to a computer malfunction. A nailbiting Cold War…
Hill, TheHill, The (1965) Recommended
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Sean Connery, Ian Bannen, Roy Kinnear
Intense military stockade drama, with Sean Connery doing gruelling punishment in the Sahara.
Pawnbroker, ThePawnbroker, The (1965) Recommended
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger gives a career–best performance as a Jewish pawnbroker whose new life in Spanish Harlem conjures haunting images of his Nazi prison…
Anderson TapesAnderson Tapes (1971)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam
An inventive, if over–ambitious thriller in which a master–thief (Connery) recently released from prison plans a difficult heist, without…
SerpicoSerpico (1973) Recommended
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Al Pacino
Pacino plays a tough, non–conformist cop who exposes police corruption and suffers persecution. Influential, authentic crime drama.
Offence, TheOffence, The (1973)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant
Sean Connery – in a rare decent performance – is impressive as a British cop under pressure from Bannen's child molestor, in an…
Murder On the Orient ExpressMurder On the Orient Express (1974)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam
Extravagent production of Agatha Christie's mystery with Albert Finney as Poirot rounding up an all–star cast of suspects.
Dog Day AfternoonDog Day Afternoon (1975) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Al Pacino
Al Pacino is stunning as a deluded no–hoper who robs a New York bank to finance his lover's sex change operation. Riveting drama based on a…
NetworkNetwork (1976) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway
Explosive drama about an ailing TV station desperate to improve their ratings. Peter Finch won the Best Actor Oscar post–humously as the…
EquusEquus (1977)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Peter Firth, Richard Burton, Joan Plowright
Straightforward adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s play concerning a disturbed stablehand (Peter Firth) with an equine fixation who has blinded some…
Wiz, TheWiz, The (1978)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor
Much maligned 'black musical' version of L. Frank Baum's classic fairytale (best known through the Judy Garland version). Here, New York City was…
Prince of the CityPrince of the City (1981) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Treat Williams
A rookie cop is victimised and ostracised after blowing the whistle on a corruption ring in his own precinct. This epic, highly detailed treatment of…
Verdict, TheVerdict, The (1982) Recommended
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, James Mason
Sombre dramatic death–march, with Paul Newman playing a convincingly booze–soaked lawyer, whose last chance in the courtroom sees him…
DeathtrapDeathtrap (1982)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Joe Silver
A clever, self–referential comedy based around a failing writer of crime playwright who plans to murder his student for his brilliant whodunnit…
Garbo TalksGarbo Talks (1984)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Ron Silver, Greta Garbo, Anne Bancroft
This enchanting film sees Ron Silver attempting to fulfil his dying mother's last request; to meet Greta Garbo. Fine supporting cast.
Morning After, TheMorning After, The (1986)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia
Jane Fonda is implicated for murder after waking up next to a dead man. With Jeff Bridges.
Running On EmptyRunning On Empty (1988) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Judd Hirsch, River Phoenix, Christine Lahti
A married couple, on the run for activist crimes in the 1960s, come to terms with their childrens' right to be free. A moving story, handled with…
Family BusinessFamily Business (1989)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick
Star–studded caper film that follows a family of criminals and their struggles when attachment clashes with business. Adapted by Vincent…
Q & AQ & A (1990)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Nick Nolte, Armand Assante, Timothy Hutton
Lengthy, sometimes incoherent thriller from genre specialist Sidney Lumet, set amid a not entirely unfamiliar cesspit of NYC corruption. Notable for…
Guilty As SinGuilty As Sin (1993)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson, Stephen Lang
Attorney Rebecca De Mornay finds herself unable to discharge her suave lady–killing client (Don Johnson – perfectly cast). Never as…
Night Falls On ManhattanNight Falls On Manhattan (1997)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Andy Garcia, Lena Olin
Poking around among the NYPD's rotten apples, this unsettling thriller gouges up about as much police corruption and moral dry–rot as you can…
Critical CareCritical Care (1999)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. James Spader, Helen Mirren, Kyra Sedgwick
Veteran dir. Sidney Lumet (NETWORK) elevates a potentially humdrum comedy about hospital ethics into smart satire. James Spader plays an intern who…
Gloria (1999)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Sharon Stone
Stepping into the moll stilettos worn by Gena Rowlands in the 1980 original, Sharon Stone plays a hard–boiled dame who is landed with a mouthy…
Find Me GuiltyFind Me Guilty (2006)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Vin Diesel
An against–type Vin Diesel fuels this mob comedy from seasoned courtroom exponent Sidney Lumet, based on the shenanigans of one Jackie…
Before the Devil Knows You're DeadBefore the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) Recommended
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney
Intense tragi–thriller centred around a pair of hapless brothers (Hoffman and Hawke) who face devastating family consequences after a botched…

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