18. 12 Angry Men (1957)
directed by Sidney Lumet
Several strangers go into a room to decide the fate of a murder suspect and leave knowing only one thing for certain: they don’t know anything. As these men examine the details of the case, they slowly reveal their own preconceptions and prejudices. By the end, they know a little more about each other and, somehow, less about themselves. Seen through each character’s personal lens, we come to realize that the real truth can sometimes seem unknowable.