Top Crime Movies


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

11. 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.

12. Casino

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, haron Stone, Kevin Pollak
Plot: A pair of friends experience crime life to the highest capacity - from chasing down un-payables, crooks, jerks, cocaine, betrayal and affairs. Crime bosses who own substantial casinos from Las Vegas to Kansas City are addicted to power and greed.

13. Chinatown

Year of Release: 1974
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Roman Polanski
Actors: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Diane Ladd
Plot: A private detective, who is investigating an affair, finds himself in the middle of a water problem.

14. American History X

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tony Kaye
Actors: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Ethan Suplee
Plot: A neo-Nazi is thrown in jail for acting out on his racism. Prison show him another side of race and when he is released he tries to deter his younger brother from following in his footsteps.

15. L.A. Confidential

Year of Release: 1997
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Curtis Hanson
Actors: Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger
Plot: A rookie "do good" cop investigates murders and corruption in LA, while other cops do the same, trying to figure out the shooter and the corruption.

16. The Untouchables

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Brian De Palma
Actors: Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia
Plot: The story of the cross battle between the police (Ness) and the Mob (Capone).

17. Professional, The ( Léon )

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Action
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Luc Besson
Actors: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello
Plot: A trained assassin is reluctant to take care of his Neighbor, whose parents are killed. The girl is 12 years old and he teaches her his assassination trade.

18. Fargo

Year of Release: 1996
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joel Coen
Actors: William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Peter Stormare
Plot: A an indebted man hires hit men to kidnap his wife when it all goes wrong and he tries to fix the problems.

19. Dog Day Afternoon

Year of Release: 1975
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sidney Lumet
Actors: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Carol Kane, Charles Durning
Plot: A man tries to rob a bank to pay for his girlfriend's surgery when it turns into a long hostage situation in which none of the crooks are very skilled at.

20. City of God ( Cidade de Deus )

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Portuguese
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Actors: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva
Plot: Growing up in the same town, two boys take life differently in Rio de Janeiro. One becomes a successful photography and the other a drug dealer while their lives continue to pass as they grow older.

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