Best Crime Movies of 2021

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Crime Movies of 2021" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, tense, disturbing and psychological. Plot: crimes, murder, criminal, violence, police, chase, danger, police officer, deadly and flashback. Genre: Crime, Thriller and Drama. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best Crime Movies of 2021
Best Crime Movies of 2021
TOP Movies: Cruella (2021), Cherry (2021), Wrath of Man (2021), Girl in the Basement (2021), Nobody (2021), The White Tiger (2021), Vanquish (2021), Army of the Dead (2021), No Sudden Move (2021), The Little Things (2021), Fast & Furious 9 (2021), The Virtuoso (2021), Body Brokers (2021), Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021), The Woman in the Window (2021), Silk Road (2021), Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021), Batman: Soul of the Dragon (2021), Narco Sub (2021), Locked Down (2021).

List of Best Movies

 7.4
 119K
Cruella (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to ...
Style: psychotronic, visually appealing, light, captivating, modern day adaptation ...
Plot: fashion, robbery, villain, disney, criminal, villainess, origin story, fashion designer, punk rock, personality change, female villain, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, united kingdom, britain, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 24K
Cherry (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, heroin, bank robber, bank robbery, iraq war veteran, society, self pity, american soldier, black american, drug use, african american ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 98K
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, non-linear, remake of french film
Plot: revenge, crime boss, robbery, fight for justice, heist, criminal, burglar, gunfight, fighting crime, gang, justice, crime investigation ...
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
Girl in the Basement (2021)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sara is a teen girl who is looking forward to her 18th birthday to move away from her controlling father Don. But before she could even blow out the candles, Don imprisons her in the basement of their home.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: hostage, captivity, father daughter incest, father daughter relationship, basement, arrest, father and daughter, domineering father, deadbeat dad, violent father, family problems, abusive father ...
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
crimes movies
13978
suspense movies
13231
murder movies
18125
captivating movies
15722
 7.4
 146K
Nobody (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hutch Mansell, a suburban dad, overlooked husband, nothing neighbor — a "nobody." When two thieves break into his home one night, Hutch's unknown long-simmering rage is ignited and propels him on a brutal path that will uncover dark ...
Style: twists and turns, brutal, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir
Plot: home invasion, vengeance, martial arts, crimes, russian mafia, assassin, gangsters, one man army, crime boss, drug lord, tough guy, double life ...
Is relevant ?
The White Tiger (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An ambitious Indian driver uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and rise to the top. An epic journey based on the New York Times bestseller.
Style: social, captivating, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: rags to riches, driver, caste system, class differences, master servant relationship, chauffeur, success, master and servant, social differences, social injustice, rich and poor, social problems ...
Place: new delhi
Is relevant ?
 2.7
 3K
Vanquish (2021)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Victoria is a young mother trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Now, Victoria must use guns, guts and a motorcycle to take out a ...
Style: suspense, captivating, neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: police, child abduction, murder, revenge, criminal, kidnapping, retired cop, hostage, lynching, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: 2020s
Is relevant ?
Army of the Dead (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble: venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.
Style: psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, road movie, suspense ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, walking dead, heist, apocalypse, survival, death, violence, father daughter conflict, safecracker, casino, booby trap ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
criminal movies
2756
suspenseful movies
18063
tense movies
10601
violence movies
13345
 6.5
 16K
No Sudden Move (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of criminals are brought together under mysterious circumstances and have to work together to uncover what's really going on when their simple job goes completely sideways.
Style: mysterious
Plot: job, safe, gang, organized crime, money, person in a car trunk, shoot out, shot to death, punched in the face, shot in the head, criminal, home invasion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: detroit
Is relevant ?
The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, police, serial murder, missing person, pursuit, society, murder, chase, police officer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
Fast & Furious 9 (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand, Canada
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The next installment in the franchise.
Style: entertaining, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street racing, car chase, chases and races, car, showdown, family, fight scenes, chase, murder, crimes, danger, revenge ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia (former ussr), jamaica, moscow russia, las vegas
Is relevant ?
 4.9
 4K
The Virtuoso (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Qatar, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lonesome stranger with nerves of steel must track down and kill a rogue hitman to satisfy an outstanding debt. But the only information he's been given is a time and location where to find his quarry. No name. No description. Nothing.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: police, assassin, hitman, murder, mission, hunt down, criminal, secret identity, murderer, murder mystery, mystery, track down ...
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 2K
Body Brokers (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Utah and his girlfriend Opal, are drug addicts living on the streets in rural Ohio. After getting recruited by body broker Wood, and offered treatment in Los Angeles, Wood takes Utah under his wing and introduces him to treatment center mogul Vin. ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: trapped, brutality, drugs/alcohol, addiction, friendship, life philosophy, destructive relationship, crimes, drug addiction, violence, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Following a brutal series of murders taking place on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, Gotham City's young vigilante known as the Batman sets out to pursue the mysterious serial killer alongside police officer James Gordon and district ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: crime family, superhero, halloween, batman, investigation, crimes, showdown, murder mystery, heroes, organized crime, police investigation, murder investigation ...
Is relevant ?
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce and hitman Darius Kincaid – are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius's even more volatile wife, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, buddy comedy, entertaining
Plot: hitman, adventure, bodyguard, killer, covert operation, fight, agent, millionaire, special agents, female killer, crimes, cybercrime ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: russia, greece, croatia, eastern europe, italy ...
Is relevant ?
The Woman in the Window (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors only to witness a disturbing act of violence.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, psychological, enigmatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: agoraphobia, neighbor, murder, living alone, violence, espionage, uncover truth, mental disorder, deception, frame up, alarm, wine ...
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 3K
Silk Road (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Ross Ulbricht, the charismatic young tech-mastermind who unleashed the darknet website Silk Road, and the corrupt DEA agent determined to bring down his billion-dollar empire.
Style: captivating
Plot: cat and mouse, cybercrime, computer genius, showdown, fighting crime, crimes, criminal, crime boss, bandit, cybernetics, business, drugs
Is relevant ?
Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran, brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks and his rookie partner take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped ...
Style: twist ending, slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: characters killed one by one, torture, murder, mind game, trap, police officer, violence, body count, master criminal, investigation, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
police movies
7780
chase movies
11368
disturbing movies
6070
deadly movies
10235
Batman: Soul of the Dragon (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Bruce Wayne faces a deadly menace from his past, with the help of three former classmates: world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner and Lady Shiva.
Style: exciting, psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense
Plot: batman, kung fu, superhero, cliffhanger ending, clan, heroism, violence, superhero team, supernatural power, chase, warrior, friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 2K
Narco Sub (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man will become a criminal to save his family. Director: Shawn Welling Writer: Derek H. Potts Stars: Tom Vera, Tom Sizemore, Lee Majors |
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: drug cartel, cartel, navy, cia, dea, smuggling, kidnapping, armed forces, drugs, criminal heroes, violence, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 9K
Locked Down (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a COVID-19 lockdown, sparring couple Linda and Paxton call a truce to attempt a high-risk jewellery heist at one of the world's most exclusive department stores, Harrods.
Style: tense, romantic, captivating
Plot: jewel theft, pandemic, divorced couple, quarantine, robbery, male female relationship, burglar, heist, crimes, theft, couples, love and romance ...
Place: london
Is relevant ?
Breaking News in Yuba County (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An overlooked pencil-pusher catches her husband in bed with another woman, the shock of which causes him to die of a heart attack. So she buries his body and takes advantage of the growing celebrity status that comes from having a missing husband. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, light
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, half sister, deception, suspicious wife, strange behavior, bandit, escapades, female protagonist, family problems, crimes, mafia, disturbed individual ...
Is relevant ?
I Am All Girls (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special crimes investigator forms an unlikely bond with a serial killer to bring down a global child sex trafficking syndicate.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, based on true events
Plot: policewoman, human trafficking, criminal, child trafficking, organized crime, criminal syndicate, partners against crime, sex trafficking, slave trade, fighting crime, serial killer, crimes ...
Time: year 1994
Place: johannesburg south africa
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother's Hunt for Justice (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice tells the story of Mari Gilbert’s search for the truth behind what happened to her daughter Shannan, a sometime escort who disappeared after a ‘date’ on Long Island. After Shannan ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: mystery, evidence, missing person, murder investigation, murder mystery, mysterious disappearance, serial murder, crime investigation, unsolved crime, missing girl, missing child, detective inspector ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 4.7
 887
R.I.A. (2021)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 2040, a female humanoid A.I. is hacked by her husband and forced to kidnap the U.S. vice president's son and execute him on live TV, as the culprit seeks revenge for his own son's death.
Plot: artificial intelligence, female killer, kidnapping, robot, assassin, vice president, woman kills a man, revenge, villainess, female villain
Is relevant ?
Films Confiscated from a French Brothel (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Story: "Films Confiscated from a French Brothel" is a bare all Avant-garde Anthology homage to silent stag films.
Style: silent film, anthology, feminist film
Plot: brothel, satan, nymphomania, peeping tom, lucifer, demon, burlesque, found footage, greek mythology, male nudity, insanity, picnic ...
Time: 1920s
Is relevant ?
 2.9
 228
Nemesis (2021)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An underworld kingpin's past catches up with him when he returns to London, igniting an explosive chain of events which ends in revenge and murder.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, unusual plot structure, tense, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, danger, graphic violence, murder, chase, crimes, death, deadly, vengeance, murderer, violence, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
Is relevant ?
Sound of Violence (2021)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Finland, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young girl recovers her hearing and gains synesthetic abilities during the brutal murder of her family. Finding solace in the sounds of bodily harm, as an adult, she pursues a career in music composing her masterpiece through gruesome murders.
Plot: gore, female assassin, childhood trauma, murder, extreme violence, surrealism, music teacher, veteran, deaf child, serial killer, art gallery, daughter murders father ...
Is relevant ?
 4.4
 175
American Dream (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two American entrepreneurs must face a Russian mobster's vengeance after they cut him out of a business deal.
Style: realistic, surprise ending, suspense, intense, twists and turns
Plot: partners, stereotypes, russian mafia, criminal heroes, deadly, brutality, debt, organized crime, mafia, crimes, mob hit, morality ...
Is relevant ?
 4.0
 342
Locked In (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A single mother must protect her daughter and herself during a heist gone wrong at a high-tech storage facility.
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological
Plot: woman in danger, mother daughter relationship, single mother, heist, murder, mother, daughter, criminal, diamond, gangsters, deadly, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists