Best Crime Movies of 1971
David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ostracized by the brutish men of the village, including Amy's old flame, Charlie. Eventually the taunts escalate, and two of the locals rape Amy. This sexual assault awakes a shockingly violent side of David.
Columbo: Murder by the Book
When one member of a mystery writing team wants to break from his less talented partner, he becomes the victim in a real-life murder mystery.
Ransom for a Dead Man
A brilliant tort attorney gets rid of her boring husband by faking his kidnapping and keeping the ransom. The FBI may be fooled, but not Columbo.
In Broad Daylight
A newly blind actor discovers his wife is cheating on him with his best friend and hatches a plot to murder her and frame his friend for it.
A rape case opens racial divisions in a small town. A black sheriff and his white deputy investigate allegations that a wealthy white businessman raped a black college student.
X312 - Flight to Hell
A plane leaving the turmoil of a South American country in the midst of a revolution crash-lands in the Amazon jungle in Brazil. Among the passengers are a corrupt banker who is smuggling diamonds out of the country, a reporter, a mysterious beauty and a shady flight attendant. The survivors find themselves up against not only the dangers of the jungle itself but a band of headhunters and a gang of revolutionaries who are looking for the smuggled diamonds.
The Zodiac Rapist
A detective is on the trail of the Zodiac, a serial rapist who has been taunting him with rhyming clues and riddles.
A street-smart witness (Ian McShane) to a gangland slaying tries to beat the hit man at his own game.
Mongo's Back in Town
Professional killer is hired by his brother, a gang boss, to wipe out a rival gangster.
The Female Bunch
Libby saves Sandy from killing herself and takes her to meet some female friends who live on a ranch in the desert....