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


A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Breathless (1959), The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987), Stray Dog (1949), Mamma Roma (1962), Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000), Drunken Angel (1948), Crime Story (1993) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Criminal movies.


A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Sergio Leone's classic about a mysterious drifter's involvement with warring factions in a Mexican border town.

mercenary, sheriff, criminal, brother, soldier, hostage, cool

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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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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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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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Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000)

Following the end of apartheid in South Africa during the 1990s, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established to pursue social justice, and this acclaimed documentary focuses on some of the stories that emerged from the organization's cases. Although renowned leader Bishop Desmond Tutu appears, the film focuses primarily on everyday people, both white and black, who committed appalling crimes during apartheid and came to the commission seeking forgiveness.

leader, racist, criminal, murderer, emotional, intense, sad

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Drunken Angel (1948)

Akira Kurosawa's postwar allegory focusing on an alcoholic doctor's determination to cure a gangster of tuberculosis.

doctor, gangster, criminal, victim, neighbor, gritty, tokyo

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Crime Story (1993)

A Hong Kong detective (Jackie Chan) teams with a police veteran (Kent Cheng) to rescue a wealthy businessman from kidnappers.

inspector, asian-american, businessman, kidnapper, criminal, airy, amusing

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A Canterbury Tale (1944)

A U.S. soldier (John Sweet), a British sergeant and a London girl (Sheila Sim) see minor miracles and catch a prude (Eric Portman).

soldier, sergeant, shopkeeper, criminal, lighthearted, suspenseful, amusing

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The Challenger Disaster (2013)

Physicist Richard Feynman (William Hurt) investigates the cause of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster.

physicist, nobel laureate, astronaut, scientist, criminal, intense, patriotic

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City of God (2002)

After forming a gang in Rio de Janeiro, a young man and his best friend descend from robbery to drug dealing and murder.

photographer, drug dealer, criminal, reporter, gang member, brother, bleak

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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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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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Martin (1978)

A radio talk show host balances his professional and personal lives.

vampire, cousin, housewife, criminal, victim, love interest, dark

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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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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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Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

stranger, bandit, criminal, killer, union soldier, bounty hunter, amusing

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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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The Fugitive (1947)

In a Latin American country where the government has outlawed public religious displays, the last priest (Henry Fonda) in a village seeks refuge in a church, disguised as a peasant. Discovered by an Indian woman, Maria (Dolores del Río), the priest agrees to baptize her children and other poor people in the village. The priest's efforts to escape the military police are constantly upset by the desperate religious demands of the local people, and a beggar intent on turning him in.

priest, peasant, criminal, police chief, police officer, informant, dark

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The Concrete Jungle (1960)

The mastermind (Stanley Baker) of a racetrack robbery escapes from prison to the loot and is double-crossed by his gang.

criminal, mastermind, gang member, traitor, ex-convict, girlfriend, bleak

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Noem My Skollie (2015)

A young man becomes a gifted storyteller while serving time in jail.

prisoner, prisoners, gangsters, concubine, loved one, love interest, criminal

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The Departed (2006)

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

mobster, criminal, cop, informant, girlfriend, wife, dark

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The Usual Suspects (1995)

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.

con artist, criminal, fbi agent, special agent, survivor, district attorney, intricate

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Django Unchained (2012)

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

slave, bounty hunter, criminal, plantation owner, wife, servant, gritty

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La pazza gioia (2016)

In Tuscany, two women escape from a psychiatric facility and go on an adventure that will change their lives.

criminal, impostor, woman, depressed person, psychologist, police chief, intense

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The Most Terrible Time in My Life (1994)

Intrepid Japanese detective Maiku Hama is on the case in this adventure. Hama is suave, macho, and cold but he is a total klutz. His attempts at machismo always fall flat. When he's out on a case he spends more time getting beaten up than he does solving the case.

detective, waiter, criminal, brother, client, campy, frenetic

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Children of Paradise (1945)

The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her.

mime, actor, actress, count, criminal, melodramatic, emotional

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Reservoir Dogs (1992)

When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

criminal, thief, police officer, informant, dark, amusing, gritty

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Carry on Spying (1964)

A British spy (Kenneth Williams) and his pupils are sent to recover a secret formula stolen by an agent of STENCH.

spy, agent, scientist, criminal, airy, amusing, hilarious

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