Top Crime Movies


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

31. The Sting

Year of Release: 1973
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Crime
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: George Roy Hill
Actors: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning
Plot: A man seeks revenge on his murdered partner while he joins forces with a con man to pull off the ultimate sting.

32. Mystic River

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne
Plot: As childhood friends drift apart, they are reunited when one of their daughters is killed and one of them could be a suspect based on his past.

33. The Killing

Year of Release: 1956
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Sterling Hayden, Vince Edwards, Coleen Gray, Jay C. Flippen
Plot: A group of men try to knock off a horse track in an elaborate plan to make them all rich when something goes wrong.

34. The Fugitive

Year of Release: 1993
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Crime
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Andrew Davis
Actors: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore
Plot: A doctor is accused of murdering his wife and escapes to find the one-armed man responsible for the crime while dodging the U.S. Marshals in pursuit.

35. Nightcrawler

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Dan Gilroy
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Ann Cusack
Plot: A down and out young man, desperate for work, stumbles upon the seedy underworld of L.A.'s crime journalism. The break-neck pace is all about being the first on the scene - murder, accidents, fires, mayhem - and selling the gratuitous footage to the local news stations. But the better he gets, the more likely he is going to become the next story...

36. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Year of Release: 2017
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin McDonagh
Actors: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage
Plot: In this darkly comic tale a mother, who is frustrated at the lack of progress following the murder of her daughters months earlier, buys and posts three messages in billboards leading in to town, pointed directly at the well-liked chief of police. When other disparate characters begin to get involved in the proceedings, the grieving mother and Ebbing Police Department really get into it.

37. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Year of Release: 1927
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: F.W. Murnau
Actors: Janet Gaynor, George O'Brien, J. Farrell McDonald, Margaret Livingston
Plot: A farmer falls in love with a city girl who tries to convince him to murder his wife and make it look like a suicide.

38. Prisoners

Year of Release: 2013
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard, Paul Dano
Plot: When his daughter and her best friend go missing, a Boston man tracks down the person he believes is responsible and kidnaps him in return.

39. The French Connection

Year of Release: 1971
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: William Friedkin
Actors: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco, Bill Hickman
Plot: During a drug smuggle with a French Connection, the NYC narcotics police division engulf themselves further with breaking up the smuggling process.

40. Boyz n the Hood

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Singleton
Actors: Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut
Plot: In South Central Los Angeles three friends grow up in an inner-city neighborhood characterized by drugs, violence and crime. Escape, adapt, survive - there are no easy choices and every action has its consequence.

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