Best Crime Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Crime Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspense, neo noir, complex, interesting, realistic and intense. Plot: crimes, gangsters, violence, gun, murder, twists and turns, blood, brutality, gunfight and dialogue. Genre: Crime, Drama and Thriller. Country: USA, UK and Italy.
Best Crime Movies
Best Crime Movies
TOP Movies: Pulp Fiction (1994), The Godfather (1972), Reservoir Dogs (1992), Se7en (1995), Nightcrawler (2014), Gangs of New York (2002), The Godfather Part II (1974), Baby Driver (2017), Sin City (2005), Drive (2011), Ocean's Eleven (2001), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Town (2010), Knives Out (2019), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Snatch (2000), No Country for Old Men (2007), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Equalizer 2 (2018), Scarface (1983).

List of Best Movies

 8.9
 2.0M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 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.
Style: neo noir, witty, exciting, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, crimes, dark humor, overdose, organized crime, hitman, gunfight, gangsters, killings, violence, cocaine, violent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 9.2
 1.8M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, dramatic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, revenge, greed, crime family, betrayal, crimes, pride and honor, murder, gang war, corruption ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, bronx new york city, sicily, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.3
 1.0M
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, talky, non-linear, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, dark hero, robbery, undercover cop, heist gone wrong, gang, gangsters, perfect crime, psychopath, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, police, psychology, police investigation, psychopath, insanity, crimes, killings, murder, powerful ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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 7.8
 546K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: psychological, neo noir, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: character study, journalism, sociopath, cynicism, journalist, ethics, home invasion, morality, graphic violence, crime scene, tv news, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: tense, stylized, epic, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, organized crime, gangsters, revenge, vengeance, street gang, betrayal, crime boss, violent, courage, gang war, fistfight ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, edwardian era, 1840s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, cerebral, captivating, visually appealing, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, revenge, melancholy, ambition, corrupt politician, murder, cosa nostra, criminal heroes, crime boss ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new york, cuba, las vegas, sicily, italy ...
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 7.6
 537K
Baby Driver (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Style: stylized, suspense, entertaining, slasher, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, robbery, bank robbery, chase, car, car chase, organized crime, gangsters, police chase, crime boss, sign language, waitress ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 1998, 90s, 20th century
Place: atlanta, north america, atlanta georgia, usa
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 8.0
 770K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, dark, surreal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: corruption, crimes, vengeance, distopia, justice, dark hero, multiple storylines, killings, hitman, revenge, tough heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 2000s ...
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 7.8
 639K
Drive (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, revenge, mechanic, tough heroes, lone wolves, loner, organized crime, crimes, car, strong violent content, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.7
 575K
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to ...
Style: clever, witty, exciting, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, crimes, casino, thief, cons and scams, outsmarting, deception, con artists, group of criminals, perfect crime, scheme, planning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, atlantic city, usa, los angeles, atlantic city new jersey ...
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, cannibalism, kidnapping, psychology, crimes, mind game, maniac, fbi, murder investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, maryland, chicago illinois, baltimore, memphis ...
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 7.5
 392K
The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: suspense, serious, exciting, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, romancing a criminal, group of criminals, gunfight, gang, crimes, gangsters, thief, love affair, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, florida, massachusetts
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 7.9
 625K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, witty, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: investigation, whodunit, murder mystery, murder, mansion, murder investigation, large family, mystery killer, eccentric family, crimes, death, private detective ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: cynical, clever, motivational, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: corruption, business, wall street, money, rise and fall, wealth, stock market, stock broker, rags to riches, addiction, american dream, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, geneva switzerland, usa, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: humorous, cynical, witty, clever, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dark humor, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, organized crime, twists and turns, friends, rivalry, criminal heroes, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: united kingdom, london, england, europe
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 8.2
 855K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, funny, witty, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gambling, crimes, sarcasm, criminal heroes, gangsters, caper, cons and scams, graphic violence, master criminal, crime gone awry, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, belgium, antwerp, europe
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, desert, serial killer, human nature, brutality, greed, peril, sheriff, assassin, death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
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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, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, friendship, prohibition, rape, betrayal, childhood friend, criminal heroes, gunfight, crimes, flashback ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, miami, florida
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 6.7
 161K
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: suspense, bloody, neo noir, ambiguous ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: revenge, cia, one against many, tough guy, ex military, vigilantism, loner, one man army, warrior, kidnapping, vigilante, martial arts ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, brussels, europe, north america, usa ...
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 8.3
 838K
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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 7.1
 177K
Wrath of Man (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A cold and mysterious new security guard for a Los Angeles cash truck company surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate ...
Style: suspense, humorous, psychological, non-linear, neo noir ...
Plot: revenge, fighting crime, crime boss, heist, lone hero, robbery, working undercover, gangsters, security guard, ex soldier, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, north america
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 7.9
 427K
In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, humorous, cynical, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, irish, hitman, guilt, haunted by the past, dwarf, partners, tourist, friendship, gangsters, suicide, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: belgium, bruges, ireland, europe, london ...
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, clever, suspense, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, hitman, mystery, crimes, disorder, revenge, mistaken identity, organized crime, mysterious character, master criminal, deception, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, year 1979, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: neo noir, surprise ending, twist ending, confusing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, crimes, plot twist, heist, master criminal, gangsters, criminal, organized crime, dishonesty, manipulation, mind game, whodunit ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, hungary, new york, turkey, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 246K
Spy (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
Style: funny, humorous, parody, ridiculous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: spy, cia, espionage, female spy, cia agent, female agent, secret agents, female assassin, female protagonist, assassin, knife fight, spy spoof ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, rome italy, italy, usa, budapest ...
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 8.1
 470K
Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, suspense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, lawyer, investigation, investigative journalism, sexual abuse, conspiracy, newspaper, catholicism, child abuse, cover up, journalist, expose ...
Time: year 2001, 70s, 2000s, 20th century, year 2002 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, new england, florida
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 8.4
 1.3M
Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, social problems, mental disorder, psychological trauma, character change, psycho, insanity, loneliness, revenge, social decay, villain, bad attitude ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1981, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york
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 7.8
 338K
The Gentlemen (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire.
Style: stylized, realistic, neo noir, psychotronic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, crime boss, british, blackmail, tough guy, criminal underworld, marijuana, crimes, gang, ambition, money ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: london, england, united kingdom
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 8.2
 519K
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, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, casino, gambling, gangsters, rise and fall, crimes, greed, criminal heroes, betrayal, fbi, heist ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, kansas city, midwest, los angeles ...
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