Thursday, September 22, 2022

Thursday Movie Picks #428 Mystery Edition - Female Investigators (Private or Police)

Hello there and welcome to Thursday Movie Picks a weekly series where you share your picks each Thursday. The rules are simple: based on the theme of the week pick three to five titles and tell us why you picked them. For further details and the schedule visit the series main page here.


This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Mystery Edition - Female Investigators (Private or Police)



This theme is quite a challenge. I think there are much more female investigator roles on TV than there are in movies. Anyway, the past year or so I've been watching a lot of older 2000s and 1990s movies that I've missed and here are 3 that had female investigators.
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
I had watched Lethal Weapon 4 more recently but I think I liked this better and Rene Russo who plays the internal affairs officer got a lot more to do here, while in 4 she was just the pregnant girlfriend.
Copycat (1995)
Criminal profiling was probably such a new thing to explore in a crime thriller back in the 90s, now it's almost a given in every crime movie and TV show. Anyway Copycat was just very 90s and it was a pretty good thriller; I like it. It also had good performances from its two female leads, Sigourney Weaver who plays a psychologist and Helen Hunt who plays the detective.

Taking Lives (2004)
I don't think this is as strong as Copycat. It has a little more cheese but still an entertaining enough crime thriller in which Angelina Jolie plays an FBI agent assisting the Canadian police to profile and catch a serial killer that takes the identity of every new victim.


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  1. I'm 0/3 on your picks today. I should check out Copycat though, that one sonds good.

  2. I know of Taking Lives but I can't for the life of me remember whether I've seen it or not

    1. It's not a very strong movie, so I'm not surprised if you forgot watching it.


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