One of the most visionary directors of all time, Sidney Lumet’s work spanned decades and touched upon a number of diverse themes. Each work of his played with a specific theme and worked as a commentary on social issues. His crisp technique, attention to detail and exquisite camerawork accentuated the central idea of his films, elevating them to works of art. Today, we list down the top Sideny Lumet movies — some of which rank among the greatest works of cinema — selected from his impressive filmography. You can stream some of these Sidney Lumet movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
5. The Verdict
‘The Verdict’ marked a return for Lumet to courtroom drama. This time, the focus was more on the characters and time was taken to flesh them out completely. Again featuring riveting performances by the great Paul Newman and James Mason (which garnered them Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Supporting Actor respectively) the film was majorly praised for its Screenplay.