Highest-Rated Movies about 'Crime', Sort by Popularity


Breathless (1959), The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987), Betrayed (2018), Stray Dog (1949), The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), The Shadow of Violence (2019), Number 37 (2018), Mamma Roma (1962) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Crime movies.


Breathless (1959)

In 1961 abortion is illegal, but a few doctors at a London hospital are doing procedures.

criminal, journalist, police officer, writer, cool, creative, offbeat

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The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987)

Jobless and desperate, World War I veteran Robert Eliot Burns (Val Kilmer) is arrested for theft and sentenced to work on a prison chain gang. Eager to get away from brutal Warden Hardy (Charles Durning), Burns busts out of jail. Suddenly free, he woos foxy stranger Emily Del Pino Pacheco (Sonia Braga). Soon, though, the romance sours, and, without cover from Emily, Burns is left with nowhere to hide. To his dismay, he might just find himself making a return journey to Hardy's chain gang.

criminal, prisoner, prison guard, warden, cellmate, beautiful woman, rousing

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Betrayed (2018)

Russian gangsters kidnap a corrupt politician's daughter when they learn he's been cooperating with a rival cartel.

mayor, russian mobster, daughter, detective, brutal, confident, creative

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Stray Dog (1949)

Two detectives (Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura) track one's stolen revolver into the underworld of late-1940s Tokyo.

police officer, criminal, stripper, mentor, brooding, dark, tokyo

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The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

A thief called the Wolf becomes embroiled in a greedy count's plot to marry a princess he holds captive.

thief, gangster, samurai, princess, count, charming, madcap

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The Shadow of Violence (2019)

A former boxer cares for his autistic son while working as an enforcer for a family of drug dealers in rural Ireland.

crime boss, enforcer, father, boxer, brooding, disheartening, dark

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Number 37 (2018)

A recent paraplegic is given binoculars by his girlfriend. When he witnesses a mob killing, he tries to blackmail the killer.

paraplegic, loan shark, blackmailer, girlfriend, detective, chilling, confident

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Mamma Roma (1962)

A prostitute (Anna Magnani) tries to go straight and help her son (Ettore Garofalo), but the past and corruption catch up with them.

mother, son, pimp, criminal, police officer, moving, dark

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For a Few Dollars More (1965)

A man with no name (Clint Eastwood) and a man with a mission (Lee Van Cleef) hunt a Mexican bandit (Gian Maria Volonte) for different reasons.

bounty hunter, rival, colonel, outlaw, woman, adult, gritty

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Red Riding: 1980 (2009)

Detective Peter Hunter returns to Yorkshire to investigate the town's high murder rate. The local police have done little to find the killer, and he soon realizes corrupt police officers are doing everything they can to stop his progress.

police chief, police detective, businessman, prostitute, police officer, chilling, gripping

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Betty Fisher and Other Stories (2001)

Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher (Sandrine Kiberlain) enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot (Nicole Garcia) arranges to kidnap another child, Jose (Alexis Chatrian), to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it's wrong, Betty accepts Jose as her new son. Meanwhile, Jose's mother Carole (Mathilde Seigner) is looking for her son with the help of her boyfriend, Francois (Luck Mervil), and some of his cohorts.

writer, mother, son, waitress, boyfriend, child, disturbing

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Sound of Noise (2010)

A tone-deaf, music-hating cop (Bengt Nilsson) tries to track down a group of guerrilla percussionists who are inundating the city with their anarchic concerts.

cop, guerrilla, drummer, creative, amusing, hospital, bank

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Cal (1984)

A young IRA recruit (John Lynch) has an affair with the widow (Helen Mirren) of a slain Ulster policeman.

catholic, ira agent, husband, protestant, police officer, father, rousing

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The Harder They Come (1972)

An ambitious young Jamaican is forced into a life of crime after arriving in Kingston to launch a music career.

singer, music producer, drug dealer, preacher, girlfriend, moving, gutsy

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My Life to Live (1962)

Twelve tableaux tell the story of a Parisian (Anna Karina), separated from her husband (Monique Messine), who decides to become a prostitute.

young woman, prostitute, ex-husband, pimp, love interest, philosopher, somber

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Stevie (2002)

After not seeing his younger friend for several years, documentary director Steve James decides to catch up with the Illinois boy he once mentored. No longer the nerdy preteen James once knew, Stephen Fielding is now a damaged adult who has had repeated problems with the law. While reproaching himself for not maintaining a closer relationship with his old friend, James tries to understand Fielding's evolution from abused child to a man convicted of serious crimes.

mentor, criminal, mother, grandmother, police officer, dark, disturbing

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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)

The superhero (Kevin Conroy) shows his protege (Will Friedle) how to battle an old nemesis in Gotham City.

bruce wayne, batman, the joker, protégé, anti-hero, superhero, rousing

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Lowlife (2017)

The lives of a luchador, an ex-con and an addict collide when an organ harvesting scheme goes awry.

addict, con man, criminal, fighter, gripping, amusing, playful

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The Dark Knight (2008)

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

villain, superhero, criminal, gangster, batman, district attorney, dark

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Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

Gangsters stand in the way of a former concert pianist whose girlfriend has convinced him to make a comeback.

pianist, waitress, brother, gangster, offbeat, intricate, cool

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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

gangster, murderer, brother, father, criminal, politician, dark

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Northwest (2013)

Casper lives in one of Copenhagen's most impoverished areas and does what it takes to survive. When organized crime moves into the community, Casper digs in to resist being run out.

young man, brother, gang member, friend, brooding, brutal, dark

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Shanghai Triad (1995)

Director Zhang Yimou's tale of a Chinese boy's eye-opening experiences during a week in the realm of organized crime.

teenager, criminal, singer, uncle, rival, striking, intense

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Little Fish (2005)

The unexpected return of an ex-boyfriend (Dustin Nguyen) complicates the life of a reformed drug addict (Cate Blanchett).

drug addict, ex-boyfriend, brother, drug dealer, single mother, bleak, brutal

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Bones (2005)

Dr. Temperance Brennan uses impressive forensics skills to solve murders.

hustler, corrupt cop, friend, girlfriend, club owner, ghost, dark

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

gangster, hitman, actress, boxer, military officer, drug dealer, cool

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Black Friday (2004)

In March 1993, Islamic militants execute a series of devastating bomb blasts that rocks Mumbai, India, and kills more than 300 people.

police officer, terrorist, witness, investigator, prisoner, police chief, brutal

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F for Fake (1973)

Truth and deception in art and life are explored by the filmmaker, including the work of art forger Elmyr de Hory.

writer, howard hughes, artist, forger, crafty, france, italy

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The Woman in the Window (1944)

A sober professor (Edward G. Robinson) meets a model (Joan Bennett) and gets mixed up in murder when his family goes away.

professor, artist's model, boyfriend, district attorney, bodyguard, dark, suspenseful

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Heat (1995)

A wily bank robber (Robert De Niro) planning retirement leaves scant clues for a Los Angeles detective (Al Pacino) with family problems.

criminal, lieutenant, wife, daughter, fence, killer, frenetic

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