Top Crime Movies


The Top Crime Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Crime List". Lists are calculated daily.

1. The Godfather

Year of Release: 1972
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Actors: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall
Plot: An organized crime leader gives up control of his "family" to his youngest son, Michael. The leader barely survives a battle between mobs, which leads Michael to begin a mob war against Sollozzo and tears the Corleone family apart.

2. Goodfellas

Year of Release: 1990
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco
Plot: A drug dealing gangster works his way up the chain of command while building close relationships with the leader. Based off a true story.

3. Pulp Fiction

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames
Plot: A story of four interweaving stories developing from hit men, boxers, ringleaders, and anyone else who is involved with a crime. Violence and crime are not far away.

4. The Godfather: Part II

Year of Release: 1974
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Actors: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, Robert De Niro
Plot: The sequel to "The Godfather," we are taken back to the begining of the Corleone family, and how it all began back in the early 1900's.

5. The Departed

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen
Plot: Two detectives who go through the same training, and perform well are on opposite sides of the war between a big wig Irish crime boss. They both struggle to figure out who the mole is.

6. Reservoir Dogs

Year of Release: 1992
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth
Plot: Strangers, who don't know each other's name, team up to commit a heist, while one of them is rat. They struggle to figure out who it is, while they argue and almost kill the wrong men.

7. Se7en

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Fincher
Actors: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey
Plot: A retiring officer and his soon-to-be replacement track a serial killer who is using the seven deadly sins as his guide.

8. Fight Club

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Fincher
Actors: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf
Plot: An average thirty-something office worker gets so bored of his life he creates a local fighting club. The path of insanity and psychosis is inevitable.

9. Heat

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michael Mann
Actors: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore
Plot: As two men face each other on opposite sides (one a thief, one an officer) they battle for ground as they explore the streets of L.A.

10. Scarface

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Brian De Palma
Actors: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Plot: An illegal Cuban immigrant greedily takes control of the drug land in Florida, where he faces crime corruption, and police infiltration.

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