Crime epic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant crime epic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, neo noir, rough, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with crime epic, murder, gangsters, violence, organized crime, mafia, criminal, gun, betrayal and vengeance plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, India, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as crime epic: Casino (1995), The Irishman (2019), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Company (2002), Heat (1995), Goodfellas (1990), The Godfather Part II (1974), City of God (2002), American Gangster (2007), The Batman (2022).

List of crime epic movies

Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, casino, gangsters, rise and fall, gambling, greed, criminal heroes, betrayal, suspense, fbi, money ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, midwest, kansas city, costa rica ...
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The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, inspirational, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mafia, organized crime, italian mafia, labor union, murder, gangsters, killer as protagonist, high society, prison, arrest, hitman, old man ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, philadelphia, pennsylvania, cuba ...
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: 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.
Style: melancholic, epic, ambiguous ending, atmospheric, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, friendship, mafia, prohibition, gunfight, rape, betrayal, childhood friend, criminal heroes, corruption, flashback ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, italy, miami, florida
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Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Mallik is a henchman of Aslam Bhai, a Mumbai underworld kingpin. He inducts local hothead Chandu into the gang, and the two of them soon form a formidable faction within the gang, eventually displacing Aslam. As the empire grows, however, the two of ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rivalry, gang war, crime boss, criminal underworld, gang, criminal syndicate, criminal heroes, love and romance, vengeance, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, mumbai india, hong kong, switzerland, kenya ...
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Heat (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: tense, neo noir, suspenseful, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, heist, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, suspense, group of criminals, chase, obsession, police detective, thief, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: 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.
Style: rough, realistic, epic, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, drugs, suspense, friends, cosa nostra, drug traffic, gang ...
Time: 70s, 50s, year 1970, 80s, year 1963 ...
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, italy, florida, usa ...
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Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, organized crime, betrayal, mafia, gang, female nudity, battles, samurai, prison, gang war, ambition ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, 20th century
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, asia, tokyo
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The Godfather Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: 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.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, visually appealing, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, ambition, melancholy, cosa nostra, immigrants, corruption, corrupt politician, murder, crime boss ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new york, cuba, italy, las vegas, sicily ...
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City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, stylized, dark ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, society, coming of age, organized crime, journalism, gang war, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, photographer, police corruption, gangsters, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil, south america, africa
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American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, harsh, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, heroin, mob boss, drug lord, police, drugs, gang, crime boss, drug traffic, criminal ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, new jersey, bronx new york city, harlem, usa ...
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The Batman (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: In his second year of fighting crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as the Riddler.
Style: neo noir, tense, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: superhero, masked superhero, gotham city, heroes, corruption, vigilante, organized crime, psychopath, batman, villain, masked vigilante, conspiracy ...
Time: 2020s
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Pale Blue Balloons (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Dave is a bad cop fighting a deadly heroin addiction while working a case deep inside the mafia. After killing numerous drug dealers and even undercover police officers for the mob, he is kept from his money for trivial reasons. As his drug problem ...
Plot: police officer, drug addiction, bad cop, gunfight, urban setting, car chase, prostitute, female nudity, drugs, chainsaw, police, death ...
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Abstraction (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tommy and Gary are criminals engaging in grand thefts in order to make ends meet. They are opportunists and have no fear. After a routine robbery goes awry, the friends are forced to put their criminal activity behind them. As Tommy's ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, neo noir ...
Plot: criminal, theft, heist, fall in love, revenge, career criminal, chase, car chase, betrayal, husband wife relationship, violence, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Place: california
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Pudhupettai (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The story is set in the backdrop of the slums of Pudhupettai in Chennai, as the title suggests, where a high school kid Kokki Kumar (Dhanush) sees his mom dead after he comes back from watching a movie. His father, the murderer is also planning to ...
Style: captivating, tense, epic, cult film
Plot: gangsters, mob hit, politician, gang, gang leader, street gang, violence, organized crime, mafia, gangsta grip, crime boss, gang member ...
Place: india
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Truth (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A young man named Satya comes to Mumbai from South India in search of a job. Jailed for something he did not do, the once-honest young man meets an underworld boss, Bhiku Mhatre in jail and joins his gang.
Style: dark, experimental, realistic, semi serious, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, cult, mafia, death of protagonist, revenge, crime boss, gang, rivalry, the underworld, criminal underworld, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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Night Train to Mundo Fine (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Gritty neo-noir art film about escaped convict Griffin and his friends, who ran all the way to hell... with a penny, and a broken cigarette.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, fugitives, partners, soldier, confined, criminal heroes, murder, heist, fat man, helicopter, stupidity, firing squad ...
Time: 60s
Place: cuba
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Hell (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Benjamin Garcia, Benny is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the drug business, in which he has for the first time in his life, a spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, cynical, perverse ...
Plot: gangsters, drug cartel, violence, u.s. mexico border, politics, gang war, social relations, society, organized crime, mafia, drug dealing, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Year of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: neo noir, controversial, brutal, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, organized crime, culture clash, racism, gang, sexually frustrated woman, murder, violence, police detective, police corruption, death of wife ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, thailand, bangkok thailand, usa ...
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The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, clever, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, corruption, smuggling, tough cop, tough law enforcer, gunfight, suspense, prohibition, tax evasion, prohibition era ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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, exciting, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gunfight, organized crime, bank robbery, group of criminals, escape, criminal heroes, heist, gang, mafia, fbi, manhunt ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, year 1933, 70s
Place: usa, tucson arizona, indiana, chicago illinois, illinois ...
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Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: tense, neo noir, realistic, bleak, intense ...
Plot: police, corruption, gangsters, drug addiction, lawyer, police corruption, city, whistleblower, fighting the system, redemption, betrayal, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, washington d.c., virginia
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Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, stylized, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, irish mob, blackmail, love triangle, violence, gang, betrayal, twists and turns, mayor ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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The Long Good Friday (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future ...
Style: cynical, tense, atmospheric, harsh, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, ira, mafia, organized crime, car bomb, gang, crime boss, revenge, rivalry, twists and turns, violence, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, europe, tower bridge london ...
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Leather Jackets (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Claudia, a girl who gets around, finally lands her dream man in Mickey. However, Mickey's friend Dobbs spoils their nuptial plans when the thugs of a Vietnamese gangster that he has robbed, come looking for him. In order to save Dobbs, Mickey ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, love triangle, vengeance, rivalry, drug dealing, on the run, heist, friendship, suspense, murder, porn actress ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco
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King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, intense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, drug lord, mafia, mob boss, murder, violence, chase, cocaine, drugs, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, italy, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
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The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 583 min.
Story: The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family.
Style: surprise ending, epic
Plot: crime boss, cosa nostra, gangsters, mafia, sicilian mafia, loss of son, car bomb, pregnancy, widower, brother sister relationship, new year's eve, bondage ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: southern italy, vatican, sicily, las vegas, miami ...
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The Killer (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse Jennie is blinded in the crossfire of his most recent hit, Jeffrey ...
Style: intense, exciting, bloody, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, organized crime, gunfight, friendship, redemption, revenge, heroic bloodshed, one last job, assassin, violent, suspense ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, harsh, intense, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, police brutality, police officer, police, corruption, investigation, rookie, robbery, partners, fighting the system, testimony ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa, southern california
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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: road movie, controversial, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: lovers on the run, heist, gang, bank robbery, fugitives, gangsters, murderous pair, woman with a gun, chase, criminal heroes, on the road, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, oklahoma, missouri, usa, iowa ...
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Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, interrogation, suspense, violence, investigation, complex characters, justice, character study, vengeance, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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