Top Ten Best Crime Movies


The Top Ten

1 The Godfather

Crime? if not The Godfather, then?

What the hell is this movie doing here? The 10th spot, seriously? This deserves to be 1 and if not that, at least in the top 3.

This is most boring movie I have ever seen I don't know how people like this movie

It is the best movie I've ever seen! Not only THE best crime movie but the best movie in the world, great acting, great
Story and great dialouges

2 GoodFellas

Goodfellas for me.

Everything from the dialog to the screenplay makes this an incredible movie. Not a single scene could be left out.

Goodfellas sucks. Why do everyone even like this movie.

Greatest film ever. Perfect

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3 Pulp Fiction

Should be higher on the list

This movie was brilliantly written, unpredictable, and has some amazing actors/actresses, who fit their parts perfectly.
If you ask me, this should definitely be in the number one spot.

What?!?!? The rank of 21?!?! Okay, put this, The Godfather and the Shawshank Redemption up higher and maybe it'll be fair! - hhutc9

4 The Usual Suspects

Best ending of all time.

It was very hard to choose between "The Usual Suspects", "The Departed", "Seven", "The Godfather" and "The Shawshank Redemption"..
But, Kevin Spacy rocks...
One of the totally undebated Oscar for best actor..

5 The Dark Knight
6 The Silence of the Lambs

Mastepiece of masterpieces!

The great Anthony Hopkins and the lovely Jodie Foster, perfect for the roles of Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling.

7 Scarface

Love this movie

8 The Departed

The Departed is one of the best crime movies ever! With Leo's acting, Martin Scorsese's directing, and of course you have Jack Nicholson I mean what's not to love!

Fantastic Cast, character development and director :D

9 The Shawshank Redemption

I really don't see how it isn't #1. There are some pretty damn good films on here like Se7en, the Usual Suspects, The Godfather, Goodfellas, and The Silence Of the Lambs, but when it comes to the best movie of all time, nothing beats Shawshank.

10 Seven

This is such an incredible movie. - fireinside96

The Contenders

11 Taxi Driver
12 The Godfather Part II

I haven't seen GoodFellas but the Usual Supects should be 4 and this should be 2 or 3.

13 Reservoir Dogs

Really a great crime drama! Tim roth-salute for your superb acting

14 The Godfather Part II
15 Copycat
16 American History X
17 Lock Up
18 A Clockwork Orange

Why do I always have to add the movies that DESERVE a top 10 placement and are not even represented yet...

19 L.A. Confidential

Beautiful stylings, script, cast - Billyv

20 Heat
21 The Brave One
22 The Real McCoy
23 Baby Driver
24 American Hustle

This garbage does not compare to the majority of movies on this list! Why is it higher than the Green Mile & Ocean's 11?

Not The Godfather, but pretty close too it

25 True Romance
26 The French Connection
27 Narc
28 City of God
29 One For The Money
30 Straight Outta Compton
31 Zootopia
32 Chicago

63? 63?! This is one of my all time favorite movies, with a beautiful storyline, great acting, and the songs bring you to this whole different land of wonder and amusement, so why is this not the top 10?

33 The Green Mile
34 Home Alone 3
35 Blood In, Blood Out
36 Dog Day Afternoon
37 Mean Streets
38 Casino
39 King of New York
40 American Gangster
41 Entrapment

Two thieves pull off two stylish, perfectly planned crimes.

42 Serpico
43 Prince of the City
44 The Friends of Eddie Coyle
45 Bullitt
46 Training Day
47 Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
48 Ocean's Eleven
49 Things to Do In Denver When You're Dead
50 Hitman
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1. The Godfather
2. A Clockwork Orange
3. The Godfather Part II
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2. Pulp Fiction
3. Reservoir Dogs
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