Top Crime Movies


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

61. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Year of Release: 1974
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joseph Sargent
Actors: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo
Plot: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers.

62. My Fair Lady

Year of Release: 1964
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Musical/Crime
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: George Cukor
Actors: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Gladys Cooper
Plot: A poor flower girl is taken in by a English language master to be taught how to sing and speak properly on based on a bet between himself and his friend putting the poor flower girl in the middle.

63. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The ( Män som hatar kvinnor )

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Crime/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Actors: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Haber
Plot: Based on first book of best-selling trilogy by Stieg Larsson - Mikael Blomkvist, a disgraced financial journalist is hired by an aging head of a once-powerful Swedish industrial firm to solve the 40-year-old mystery of his missing niece. Meanwhile, anti-social hacker Lisbeth Salander finds herself having to deal with a new caretaker while secretly aiding Blomkvist, until their paths finally cross.

64. Man on Fire

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tony Scott
Actors: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Marc Anthony, Radha Mitchell
Plot: In Mexico City, kidnapping is a way of life and wealthy families turn to professional bodyguards for help. Enter John Creasy, an ex CIA operative/assassin who has all but given up on life. Taking a job at the behest of an old friend, his rough exterior is slowly chipped away by a 9-year-old girl he is protecting. When he is wounded during her kidnapping, he vows to kill anyone involved.

65. Sicario

Year of Release: 2015
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Actors: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Daniel Kaluuya
Plot: Sicario translates to hitman in Mexico. When an idealistic FBI agent is paired up with a consultant with a checkered past, she will have to learn the hard way that combating the new war on drugs sometimes means getting your hands dirty.

66. Gone Baby Gone

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ben Affleck
Actors: Casey Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Amy Madigan
Plot: A young girl is kidnapped in the Boston area which stretches two detectives professional and home lives to the brink. Based on a novel.

67. The Big Sleep

Year of Release: 1946
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Crime
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Howard Hawks
Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers
Plot: A private detective witnesses murder and a serious of criminal events during his investigation - he is not sure who to believe or who to love.

68. Breathless ( Ā Bout de souffle )

Year of Release: 1961
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Actors: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville
Plot: Traditional cinematic form is cast aside to brilliant effect in his inaugural entry of the French New Wave, an homage to the gangster and crime films of 1930s/40s Hollywood.

69. Road to Perdition

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sam Mendes
Actors: Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Liam Aiken, Tyler Hoechlin
Plot: As a professional hit man's son witnesses his futhers operation as they murder someone, the hit man must betray his boss to save his son.

70. Blood Simple

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joel Coen
Actors: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh
Plot: A wealthy bar owner in Texas suspect his wife of cheating on him. He hire an unscrupulous private investigator to confirm and kill his wife and lover. The hired man has his own plans and soon a simple murder-for-hire takes a complex turn.

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