25 best conspiracy movies ever

Chinatown (1974)

Roman Polanski's neo-noir follows Jack Nicholson's down-at-heel private eye as a simple divorce investigation draws him into a plot to take control of Los Angeles' water supplies. Based on the real-life clash over water rights in California, Chinatown is a film noir for the Watergate era, pitting the typical noir investigator against a grand conspiracy that he can't hope to unravel or influence.

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