Crime wave movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant crime wave movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, cult film, serious, realistic and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with crime wave, murder, police, death, revenge, police officer, crimes, gun, chase and violence plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as crime wave: Superman: Doomsday (2007), Signpost To Murder (1964), The Other Me (2016), Public Enemies (2009), The Purge (2013), The Forever Purge (2021), Inquilaab (1984), The Star Chamber (1983), Three Giant Men (1973), Batman Returns (1992).

List of crime wave movies

Superman: Doomsday (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s
Style: intense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, double life, good versus evil, mad scientist, fight, secret identity, cloning, superman character, crime wave, heroic mission, adventure, monster ...
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Signpost To Murder (1964)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An escaped mental patient, reported to be homicidal, hides out in a woman's rural home. Director George Englund's 1965 thriller stars Joanne Woodward, Stuart Whitman, Edward Mulhare and Alan Napier.
Style: noir, surprise ending, twist ending
Plot: crime wave, escaped prisoner, strong female lead, runaway, man in underwear, prison escape, visit, criminal as protagonist, police investigator, amnesiac, boy, police ...
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The Other Me (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A lonely criminology professor attempts to solve the mystery behind five murders by decoding the puzzle of five Pythagorean theorems, in a crime story that features renowned French actor François Cluzet in a key-role.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, confusing, non-linear
Plot: killing spree, serial killer, revenge, investigation, professor, police, asperger's syndrome, crime wave, vigilante, victim, death, crime scene ...
Time: 2010s, year 1987, year 2014, 21st century, year 2007 ...
Place: athens greece, ancient greece, balkan, greece, europe
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Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: stylized, factual, suspense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, organized crime, robbery, group of criminals, criminal heroes, heist, mafia, gang, prison escape, manhunt ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: usa, tucson arizona, indiana, chicago illinois, illinois ...
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The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, survival, self defense, violence spree, family in danger, society, distopia, social decay, killing spree, strong violent content, chaos, survival horror ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, california
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The Forever Purge (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end as they chase a group of immigrants who they want to punish because of their harsh historical past.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Plot: killing spree, human monster, cowboy, murder, distopia, survival, survival horror, mayhem, interracial relations, police officer killed, violence, vigilante ...
Time: near future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: el paso texas, mexico, texas, usa
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Inquilaab (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A wife becomes suspicious of her police officer-turned-politician husband.
Plot: blackmail, righteous rage, husband wife relationship, crime wave, dysfunctional marriage, police, conspiracy, police officer, massacre, politics, political leader, politician ...
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The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vigilante, conspiracy, vigilantism, hitman, secret society, crimes, murder, judge, political corruption, vengeance, justice, lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
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Three Giant Men (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Istanbul is being terrorized by a crime wave, and the police call in American superhero Captain America and Mexican wrestler Santo to put a stop to it.
Style: cult film, weird
Plot: superhero, crime wave, captain america character, spider man character, wrestler, masked man, mexican wrestler, shield, mask
Place: istanbul turkey
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Batman Returns (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin - a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt ...
Style: gothic, stylized, dark, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: superhero, villain, double life, corruption, revenge, batman, femme fatale, crimes, crime fighter, dark hero, transformation, cat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Terror Tract (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bob Carter, a suburban real estate agent, tries to get a kindly couple, Allen and Mary Ann Doyle, to buy a house only to give them horrifying stories about the pasts of three of them. In the first story "Nightmare" a businessman discovers ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, dark ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, suburban life, real estate agent, dark humor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, crimes, house, ghost, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
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Alley Cat (1984)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A beautiful young martial arts expert stops a vicious street gang from robbing her grandparents' house. The gang marks her for murder, but her grandparents are killed instead. The girl sets out to take her revenge on the gang.
Plot: rape and revenge, martial arts, revenge, vigilante, female fighter, female martial artist, erotica, murder, woman with a gun, rape, strong female lead, vengeance ...
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Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gunfight, organized crime, drug lord, drug cartel, mob boss, cocaine, drug abuse, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, florida, bolivia ...
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Lieutenant Jangles (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Renegade supercop Lieutenant Jangles goes on a mission to avenge his partner and save Brisbane from a sinister conspiracy involving kidnapped bodybuilders.
Style: retro
Plot: australian, cult, exploitation, crime boss, crime wave, criminal gang, death of partner, police detective, bomb, revenge, gunfight, tied to a chair ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been privatized and bitter self-mutilation is so casual that advertising is often specially geared to the "cutter" demographic, this is the story of samurai-sword-wielding Ruka ...
Style: surreal, rough, bloody, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, mad scientist, mutant, supernatural, fighting crime, female warrior, dark humor, crimes, monster, body horror, revenge ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Vice Academy Part 3 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two sisters in the Vice Academy try to thwart the crime wave wrought by escaped convict Malathion, who got her name after being exposed to toxic chemicals. An honest new recruit does such a good job at arresting Malathion's gang that the ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: police, female nudity, sex, stripper, prison escape, rookie, policewoman, crime wave, police protagonist, prison riot, girl gang, male nudity ...
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Jack Of Diamonds (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cat burglar (George Hamilton) replaces his mentor (Joseph Cotten) and joins a woman (Marie Laforêt) and her stepfather on a necklace caper in Paris.
Plot: cat burglar, heist, jewel thief, glamour, ocean liner, celebrity, movie star, crime wave, theft, competition, planning, bank ...
Place: paris france, new york, munich germany
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Chandler (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A private eye (Warren Oates) is hired to follow a mobster's former mistress (Leslie Caron).
Style: neo noir
Plot: private investigator, private detective, chase, simpleton, gangsters, fired from the job, tap dance, dancing, death, artist, elevator, photographer ...
Place: los angeles
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Night Must Fall (1964)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all.
Style: slasher, noir, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, mystery, killer, stalker, movie theatre, police officer, corpse, killer as protagonist, landlady tenant relationship, mental patient, psychopath as protagonist, criminal as protagonist ...
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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Western-genre narrative, loosely woven from old clips from B-Western features.
Style: funny, parody
Plot: gunfight, heroism, villain, vigilante, death of father, biplane, department store, bar fight, crooked sheriff, lynch mob, murder, crime wave ...
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Nightmare Honeymoon (1974)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sadistic low-budget thriller about newlyweds Dack Rambo and Rebecca Danna Smith who are pursued and terrorized by a pair of rural killer rapists.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: wedding, serial killer, rape and revenge, revenge, rape, brawl, death, husband wife relationship, chase, father daughter relationship, construction company, girl in peril ...
Place: new orleans
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Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, intense, unusual plot structure, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hospital, survival, race against time, hostage, on the run, twists and turns, woman in danger, life turned upside down, ransom, wanted, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
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Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a California high school, a married teacher is the athletic coach and faculty advisor. He starts to have sex flings with his female students and eventually has to kill several of the girls to keep them quiet.
Style: sex comedy, psychological, sexy, captivating, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, infidelity, erotica, murder, cheerleader, fondling, teacher, serial killer, dark humor, investigation, loss of virginity, caught having sex ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
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Dream Lover (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After she's been attacked in her apartment, Cathy starts reliving the event in her dreams. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, but in doing so she encounters some unexpected results.
Style: serious, realistic, scary, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: woman with a gun, mind game, insomnia, mental illness, ghost, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, losing-it hero, psychopath, nightmare, dream ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c.
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Eye of the Devil (1966)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, captivating, slasher ...
Plot: black magic, occult, pagan, family relations, family secret, estate, curses spells and rituals, husband wife relationship, nightmare, archery, witchcraft, religion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, london
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The Carey Treatment (1972)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David Tao is accused of performing the abortion. Carey ...
Plot: doctor, crimes, medical, hospital, laboratory, nurse, roommate, photographer, cover up, murder, hit and run, autopsy ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston
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Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Our favourite police men are called together to deal with a gang who rob banks and jewelers. Using their various talents as well as their extraordinary luck, the crooks stand no chance against our men and women wearing blue..
Style: humorous, feel good, ridiculous, parody, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, police academy, farce, crimes, police investigation, gang, vengeance, gangsters, justice, life philosophy, violence, natural disaster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa
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