Fury (1936). When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder.
This is a compelling film, beautifully directed by Fritz Lang who also directed films like Metropolis and M. Interestingly, it explores themes that obviously appeal to him - corruption of systems leading to the corruption of the man, revenge and mob mentality. All of these are wonderfully portrayed through a young (and very handsome) Spencer Tracy. This is a really solid movie which straddles the noir and courtroom drama genres very successfully. 7.5/10.