Best Crime Movies

Elite Squad 2

Elite Squad 2

Elite Squad 2
IMDb: 8.0
115 min

After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor.

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The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
IMDb: 9.0
152 min

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men
IMDb: 8.1
122 min

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

The Departed

The Departed

The Departed
IMDb: 8.5
151 min

To take down South Boston\'s Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there\'s a mole among them.

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Batman Begins
IMDb: 8.2
140 min

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

Sin City

Sin City

Sin City
IMDb: 8.0
124 min

Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care.

City of God

City of God

City of God
IMDb: 8.6
130 min

Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by the point of view of the narrator, Buscapé. Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes...

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Memento

Memento

Memento
IMDb: 8.4
113 min

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife\'s killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he\'s going, or why.

Snatch.

Snatch.

Snatch.
IMDb: 8.3
103 min

The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the search for a stolen diamond, and the other about a boxing promoter who’s having trouble with a psychotic gangster.

Genre: Best Crime
The Green Mile

The Green Mile

The Green Mile
IMDb: 8.6
189 min

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people\'s ailments. When the cell block\'s head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey\'s miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man\'s execution.

American History X

American History X

American History X
IMDb: 8.5
119 min

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard\'s narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

L A Confidential

L A Confidential

L A Confidential
IMDb: 8.2
138 min

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

Fargo

Fargo

Fargo
IMDb: 8.1
98 min

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he\'s got a plan. He\'s going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It\'s going to be a snap and nobody\'s going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who\'ll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!

Heat

Heat

Heat
IMDb: 8.2
170 min

Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.

se7en

se7en

se7en
IMDb: 8.6
127 min

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the \"seven deadly sins\" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer\'s mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects
IMDb: 8.5
106 min

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few survivors. Verbal lures his interrogators with an incredible story of the crime lord\'s almost supernatural prowess.

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption
IMDb: 9.3
142 min

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Leon: The Professional

Leon: The Professional

Leon: The Professional
IMDb: 8.5
110 min

Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective \"cleaner\". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda\'s thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon\'s footsteps.

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction
IMDb: 8.9
154 min

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster\'s moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs
IMDb: 8.3
99 min

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and Nice Guy Eddie -- unravel.

A Brighter Summer Day

A Brighter Summer Day

A Brighter Summer Day
IMDb: 8.4
237

A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.

The Silence Of The Lambs

The Silence Of The Lambs

The Silence Of The Lambs
IMDb: 8.6
119 min

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI\'s training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

Goodfellas
IMDb: 8.7
145 min

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America
IMDb: 8.4
229 min

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Genre: Best Crime
The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II
IMDb: 9.0
200 min

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown
IMDb: 8.2
130 min

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband\'s extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

The Sting

The Sting

The Sting
IMDb: 8.3
129 min

Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.

The Godfather

The Godfather

The Godfather
IMDb: 9.2
175 min

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange
IMDb: 8.3
136 min

Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of \"droogs\". But he\'s a boy who also likes Beethoven\'s Ninth and a bit of \"the old in-out, in-out\". He later finds himself at the mercy of the state and its brainwashing experiment designed to take violence off the streets.

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke
IMDb: 8.1
126 min

When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn\'t play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard\'s resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy\'s unbreakable will. Luke\'s bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison\'s dreaded solitary confinement cell, \"the box,\" make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.

Genre: Best Crime
High and Low

High and Low

High and Low
IMDb: 8.5
142

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
IMDb: 8.2
129 min

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Yojimbo
IMDb: 8.2
110 min

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

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Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers
IMDb: 8.3
178 min

When a widow’s family moves to the big city, two of her sons become romantic rivals, with deadly results.

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The Hole

The Hole

The Hole
IMDb: 8.5
132

Four prison inmates have been hatching a plan to literally dig out of jail when another prisoner, Claude Gaspard, is moved into their cell. They take a risk and share their plan with the newcomer. Over the course of three days, the prisoners and friends break through the concrete floor using a bed post and begin to make their way through the sewer system -- yet their escape is anything but assured.

Vertigo

Vertigo

Vertigo
IMDb: 8.3
128 min

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend\'s wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil
IMDb: 8.0
95 min

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie, in jeopardy.

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution
IMDb: 8.4
116 min

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits – but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory
IMDb: 8.4
88 min

During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard orders his subordinate, General Mireau, to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax, to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face.

Diaboliques

Diaboliques

Diaboliques
IMDb: 8.0
116 min

In this classic of French suspense, the cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, becomes the target of a murder plot hatched by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women, brought together by their mutual hatred for the man, pull off the crime but become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle\'s corpse mysteriously disappears.

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On The Waterfront

On The Waterfront

On The Waterfront
IMDb: 8.1
108 min

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny\'s thugs, and later meets the dead man\'s sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
IMDb: 8.0
101 min

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement.

Rashomon

Rashomon

Rashomon
IMDb: 8.2
88 min

Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, \"Rashomon\" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man\'s murder and the rape of his wife.

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Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets
IMDb: 8.0
106 min

Louis Mazzini\'s mother belongs to the aristocratic family D\'Ascoyne, but she ran away with an opera singer. Therefore, she and Louis were rejected by the D\'Ascoynes. Once adult, Louis decides to avenges his mother and him, by becoming the next Duke of the family. Murdering every potential successor is clearly the safest way to achieve his goal.

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Bicycle Thieves

Bicycle Thieves

Bicycle Thieves
IMDb: 8.3
89 min

Antonio, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, at last finds a good job hanging up posters, the only requirement for which is that he must have his own bicycle. When Antonio’s bicycle is stolen, he and his son are forced to walk the streets of Rome in search of it, or else face ruin.

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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
IMDb: 7.9
116 min

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and what might be love.

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity
IMDb: 8.3
107 min

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
IMDb: 8.0
100 min

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

M

M

M
IMDb: 8.3
117 min

In this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert, a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert\'s heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he is even targeted by others in the seedy underworld network. With both cops and criminals in pursuit, the murderer soon realizes that people are on his trail, sending him into a tense, panicked attempt to escape justice.

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