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15 Best Crime Movies Of All Time

Are you looking for one of the best crime movies of all time? We have got your back! In this list, we have collected thrilling crime movies that are sure to keep you on your toes. Whether you are looking for a movie to watch on a lazy Sunday or for a sleepover with your friends, these movies are sure to become your favorites too.  Also, you could be searching for a new movie for your obsession with thrilling and mind-boggling crime movies.  You can find most of them on Netflix, DisneyHotstar, and or on Amazon Prime.

This type of genre of movies had started to become popular back in the 1970s. These movies are nevertheless exciting but also show us the cruel side of the world. Whether that may be a corrupt judicial system, government, society, or just a corrupt person, it excites us Crime movie enthusiasts. It is quite weird to say that we are fascinated by the dark side of the world. This list will contain Hindi and English movies that will keep you fixed to your screen till the very end. Here we go!

15. Talvar

Released on the 2nd of October in the year 2019 this film had followed the true story of a girl’s murder. The Irrfan Khan starer had amazed us of how ignorant some judicial systems could be. Moreover, this story follows the murder of a fourteen-year-old girl and the house servant. By now both the parents and more had become the prime suspects. The movie follows Irrfan Khan trying to find the murderer. What’s more disturbing is that the officer in charge of the case wanted the case to be closed, so he tried to frame the parents. Irrfan Khan, the joint director of the CDI, tries to make the people around him understand that a person shouldn’t be thought guilty unless proven guilty. Watch this crime movie on Amazon Prime Video or on Disney+ Hotstar.

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Talvar cr: Hotstar

14. Pulp Fiction

This 1994 neo-noir black comedy crime film is one of the most iconic crime movies of all time. Furthermore, Pulp Fiction is the perfect combination of violence and humor. This movie has also won the Best Original Screenplay at the prestigious Academy Awards. Moreover, this movie follows the lives of a boxer, two hitmen, a gangster couple, and diner muggers and has not one dull moment. This movie is the masterpiece of Quentin Tarantino. Quentin, himself, wrote and directed this movie. Furthermore, Pulp Fiction included almost all the superstars of the ’90s. The cast included John Travolta, Samuel L.Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, and Amanda Plummer. This movie not only is a must-watch from the best crime movies list but is one of the best movies in general. You can watch the movie on Netflix.

13. Raat Akeli Hai

This is the second time Nawazuddin Siddiqui has appeared on this list. Also, the movie stars Radhika Apte, Shweta Tripathi, and more. Moreover, the crime movie follows the murder case of a politician. In this movie, Nawazussin Siddiqui is a small-town cop. He tries to crack the mysterious case of the man’s murder as there seem to be multiple suspects. Let us some up the case briefly. The politician was murdered on the night of his wedding, he was shot to death. His family, his young wife, and more had become the main defendants. Another thing that made the case harder was the man’s, unlikable heart. If you want to watch the Nawazuddin Siddiqui starer, you could watch it on Netflix.

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Raat Akeli Hai cr: Netflix

12. Knives Out

This movie has a star-studded cast with Daniel Craig, Toni Collette, Chris Evans, and Jamie Lee Curtis. This one of the most classic whodunit movies. Moreover, the story follows the quest of finding who is the murderer of the chief of a very wealthy family. The great factor of the film is the family and the clues that they had scattered before the big reveal. The family is like any other family have secrets within their walls, something to say about the other, and a lot to hide. Guess there is something about films containing mysteries about a wealthy family that we simply can’t resist. You can watch the movie on Amazon Prime Video.

11. The Irishman

This movie is based on a book named I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. Moreover, the crime movie stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and more. The story follows a man named Frank Sheeran. In it, he remembers the time when he had become the hitman of the mafia. At that time he was a truck driver who gets involved with a crime family upon becoming a hitman on Rusell Bulfalino. You can watch the movie on Netflix.

10. Collateral

The movie has become one of our favorite crime thrillers starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx. The story had taken an unexpected turn for a man named Max. Max as usual was driving through Los Angeles when he met a man named Vicent. Moreover, Vincent had struck up a deal with Max. The deal was that Max would drive Vincent to multiple stops for a high fare, to which Max unknowing of Vincent’s identity, had accepted the deal. But later on, he finds himself as a captive of Vincent who was a hitman on a contract killing spree. If you are interested in this movie you can watch it on Amazon Prime Video.

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Collateral cr: Amazon Prime Video

9. The Godfather

Another great crime movie based on a bestselling novel of the same name i.e The Godfather. It was deservedly the highest-grossing film, of 1972. Furthermore, this movie has a bunch of academy awards in its bag. It won the Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars. Moreover, it has two more sequels named The Godfather Part II and Godfather Part III. The movie follows the mafia family leader, Don Vito Corleone as he decides to transfer his power to his youngest son Michael. Furthermore, the stars of the movie are Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Diane Keaton, and James Caan. Easily one of the best films on the best crime movies list. You can watch the movie on Amazon Prime.

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The Godfather

8. Goodfellas

This movie is one of the most iconic crime movies. Moreover, the movie Goodfellas stars Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, and Paul Sorvino. It is the narration of a man named Henry Hill. We see the rise and fall of the mob associate along with his friends and family. Moreover, the viewers loved the showcasing of the classic mob life and had lied how it did not romanticize or glamorized it like other films. Also, you will literally fall in the perfection of the narration. This movie is available to watch on Netflix.

7.  Zodiac

This movie is based on a non-fiction book of the same name which is written by Robert Graysmith. Talk about the best crime movies, you hear its name. The movie Zodiac stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. Also, the movie is inspired by the horrors San Frasico had faced when the Zodiac Killer had haunted its streets during the late 1960s and 1970s. The movie follows a cartoonist who tries to find out who this mysterious serial killer could be. This movie would be quite fun to watch as the serial killer is quite interesting. He is literally brave enough to send threats to the police for example threatening letters and blood-stained clothes. And to think that this man had existed in the past is quite frightening. You could watch this movie on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video too.

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Zodiac cr: Netflix

6. Psycho

Psycho according to us is one of the best crime movies. This movie is a Tamil-originated movie that had us screaming at the screen. Also, the movie stars one of our favorite actresses of all time Aditi Rao Hydari. A psychopathic killer who is on a killing spree hunts women down only. He beheads them and keeps their heads as his trophies. Moreover, he captures the female lead Dahini who is a leading radio jockey. But, he faces some issues because of capturing her. Because of her capture, an ex-sub-inspector and Dahini’s lover Gautham try to search for Dahini. Now, the question is whether Dahini will escape from the psychopath’s clutches with the help of Gautham? You can watch the movie on Netflix.

5. Gone Girl

The movie was released in 2014 and is based on the bestseller that goes by the same name. Furthermore, Gone Girl is one of Gillian Flynn’s greatest works. This movie is perfect if you are looking for a mystery that will blow your mind. Furthermore, the story follows Nick Dunne, who on the fifth anniversary of his marriage with Amy comes home to find her missing. When his affair and evidence of a struggle in the house comes to light, he quickly becomes the prime suspect of the case. Moreover, this movie checks all the boxes from amazing actors to story build-up and production.

Not only was Gone Girl a commercial success but it was also highly critically acclaimed. Furthermore, the main roles of Nick Dunne and Amy were played by Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Pike’s amazing performance in this film brought her a Golden Globes nomination. This movie, no doubt, is a must-watch from the best crime movies on the all-time list.

4. Lawless

An amazing crime drama film that was released in 2014. Nick Cave, an Australian singer, and screenwriter wrote the script based on the historical novel named The Wettest County Of All. Moreover, this movie includes Shia LaBeouf’s best performance. Furthermore, this movie is set in the depression era in Franklin County, Virginia. The story is based on three bootlegging brothers named Forrest Bondurant, Jack Bondurant, and Howard Bondurant. When the brothers refuse to tip off the new Marshal-in-town, things start taking a turn for the worst. This movie includes any kind of crime that you can imagine. Moreover, this is a must-watch for all crime movie lovers. The film ”Lawless” deservedly wins a high spot on the Best Crime Movies list.

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3. The Town

This crime movie had been adapted from Chuck Hogan’s Prince Of Thieves. It stars Ben Affleck and was released sometime in the year 2010. The movie follows a group of bank robbers from Boston who try to hit the jackpot by robbing Fenway Park. Furthermore, The Town follows the story of one of the bank robbers Douglas “Doug” MacRay. How he and close friends got attacked and how he fell in love, fans certainly love the story. Also, fans simply love how emotions pour out on one side, and on the other side, the movie shows a good portrayal of crimes taking place in Boston. Moreover, if you are interested in watching the movie you could watch it on Amazon Prime Video.

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The Town cr: Netflix

2. Gangs Of Wasseypur

This action crime film directed by the very talented Anurag Kashyap is one of the most thrilling movies. Furthermore, this movie really takes you into the violent land of Wasseypur, that Kashyap has created. Moreover, the movie is divided into two installments: Gangs of Wasseypur, and Gangs of Wasseypur II. The movie revolves around the three crime families in Wasseypur dating back to the 1940s. The three families fight for power, territory, and to take revenge. This movie does not shy away from showing gruesome scenes and hence is not for the light-hearted.

Moreover, everything from the soundtrack to the cast makes this movie a success. Starring Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, and a bunch of other talented actors. If crime is your liking then this movie is perfect for you. You can enjoy watching this movie with subtitles on both Netflix and Amazon Prime.

1. American Hustle

A David O. Russell directed film that was released back in 2013. Furthermore, American Hustle is a black comedy crime film. American Hustle revolves around two con artists, who are roped by an FBI agent to corrupt politicians. People who liked black comedy had enjoyed the film. Moreover, the acting shown by the cast was praised by both critics and fans. Fans had especially loved Jennifer Lawrence’s performance as Christian Bale’s wife Amy Adams.  But many fans had also pointed out that the film also brings about the reality that all of us greedy. And, if you want to watch this black comedy then go ahead and watch it on Netflix.

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American Hustle cr: Netflix

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