11 Best Crime Movies Of All Time

11 Best Crime Movies Of All Time

Hey Guys, We are back with 11 Best Crime Movies Of All Time. When I watch a crime movie, I expect it to have a great villain, a villain who keeps the protagonist on their toes. A good crime movie will keep its audience bounded till the last scene. It must have evilness, thriller, drama and not so much romance.

 

Zodiac

Director: David Fincher
Writers: James Vanderbilt (screenplay), Robert Graysmith (book)
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo

Robert Graysmith is a cartoonist who works for the San Francisco Chronicle. His quirky ways irritate Paul Avery, a reporter whose drinking gets in the way of doing his job.

The two become friends thanks to a shared interest: the Zodiac killer. Graysmith steadily becomes obsessed with the case, as Avery’s life spirals into drunken oblivion.

Graysmith’s amateur sleuthing puts him onto the path of David Toschi, a police inspector who has thus far failed to catch his man; Sherwood Morrill, a handwriting expert; Linda del Buono, a convict who knew one of the Zodiac’s victims; and others.

Graysmith’s job, his wife, and his children all become unimportant next to the one thing that really matters: catching the Zodiac.

 

Nightcrawler

Director: Dan Gilroy
Writer: Dan Gilroy
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton

Louis Bloom is something of a loner who is unemployed and ekes out living to steal and then resell copper wire, fencing, and most anything else he can get his hands on.

When late one night he comes across an accident being filmed by independent news photographer Joe Loder, he thinks he may have found something he would be good at. He acquires an inexpensive video camera and a police scanner and is soon spending his nights racing to accidents, robberies, and fire scenes.

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He develops a working relationship with Nina Romina, a news director for a local LA TV station. As the quality of his video footage improves so does his remuneration and he hires Rick, young and unemployed, to work with him.
The more successful he becomes, however, the more apparent it becomes that Louis will do anything-anything–to get visuals from crime scenes.

 

Baby Driver

Director: Edgar Wright
Writer: Edgar Wright
Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm

Baby is a young getaway driver, contracted to a master-criminal, Doc. Doc’s specialty is armed robberies – he puts together teams for each heist, with Baby being the only constant.

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Baby completes his last job for Doc and is now free. He sets about leading a normal life, getting a legitimate job, and starting a relationship (with Debora).
However, Doc views Baby as a sort of good luck charm, and, using threats of violence, pulls him back into the criminal world.

With a particular job in mind, Doc assembles his team. However, the other individuals are incompatible with each other, if not psychotic, and so not only is Baby’s life at risk but also Debora’s.

 

The Usual Suspects

Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri

After a waterfront explosion, Verbal, an eye-witness, and participant tell the story of events leading up to the conflagration. The story begins when five men are rounded up for a line-up and grilled about a truck hijacking (the usual suspects).

Least pleased is Keaton: a crooked cop – exposed, indicted, but now desperately trying to go straight. The cops won’t leave him alone, however, and as they wait for their lawyers to post bail, he is talked into doing one more job with the other four.

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All goes tolerably well until the influence of the legendary, seemingly omnipotent “Keyser Size” is felt. Although set in the modern-day, it has much of the texture of the forties, plus suspense, intrigue (a fairly high body count), and lots of twists in the plot.

 

The Godfather

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Mario Puzo (screenplay by), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay by)
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

The Godfather “Don” Vito Corleone is the head of the Corleone mafia family in New York. He is at the event of his daughter’s wedding. Michael, Vito’s youngest son, and a decorated WW II Marine are also present at the wedding.

Michael seems to be uninterested in being a part of the family business. Vito is a powerful man and is kind to all those who give him respect but is ruthless against those who do not. But when a powerful and treacherous rival wants to sell drugs and needs Don’s influence for the same, Vito refuses to do it.

What follows is a clash between Vito’s fading old values and the new ways which may cause Michael to do the thing he was most reluctant to do and wage a mob war against all the other mafia families which could tear the Corleone family apart.

 

Pulp Fiction

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writers: Quentin Tarantino (stories), Roger Avary (stories)
Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are two hitmen on the hunt for a briefcase whose contents were stolen from their boss, Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames).
They run into a few unexpected detours along the road. Marsellus is out of town, and he’s gotten Vincent to take care of his wife, Mia. That is, take her out for a night in the town.

Things go smoothly until one of them makes a huge error. Butch Coolidge is a boxer who’s been approached by Marsellus and been told to throw his latest fight.

When Butch ends up killing the other boxer, he must escape Marsellus. Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are two lovebirds/thieves who have decided to rob the restaurant they’re currently eating at. But the restaurant doesn’t turn out to be as easy as the other places they’ve robbed.

 

Reservoir Dogs

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen

Six criminals, who are strangers to each other, are hired by a crime boss, Joe Cabot, to carry out a diamond robbery. Right at the outset, they are given false names with the intention that they won’t get too close and will concentrate on the job instead.

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They are completely sure that the robbery is going to be a success. But, when the police show up right at the time and the site of the robbery, panic spreads amongst the group members, and two of them are killed in the subsequent shootout, along with a few policemen and civilians.

When the remaining people assemble at the premeditated rendezvous point (a warehouse), they begin to suspect that one of them is an undercover cop.

 

No Country for Old Men

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay)
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars present for himself.

This puts the psychopathic killer, Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), on his trail as he dispassionately murders nearly every rival, bystander and even employer in the pursuit of his quarry and the money.

As Moss desperately attempts to keep one step ahead, the blood from this hunt begins to flow behind him with relentlessly growing intensity as Chigurh closes in. Meanwhile, the laconic Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) blithely oversees the investigation even as he struggles to face the sheer enormity of the crimes he is attempting to thwart.

 

The Departed

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: William Monahan (screenplay), Alan Mak
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson

A tale of two cops, though, on different sides of the law. Colin Sullivan (played by Matt Damon) is a Massachusetts State police detective. He has risen through the ranks to head up a special department. Public Enemy Number 1 is Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson), a crime network kingpin, and Sullivan’s main target.

However, Sullivan is a paid informant for Costello, giving him tip-offs on police raids and other useful information. Meanwhile, Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) works for Costello.

However, he is actually an undercover policeman, spying on Costello. In due course, both know that there is a rat in their organization, but don’t know their identity. A deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues, with both trying to uncover the other without being discovered themselves.

 

Se7en

Director: David Fincher
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey

Taking place in a nameless city, Se7en follows the story of two homicide detectives tracking down a sadistic serial killer (Kevin Spacey) who chooses his victims according to the seven deadly sins.

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Brad Pitt stars as Detective David Mills, a hopeful but naive rookie who finds himself partnered with veteran Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman).

Together they trace the killer’s every step, witnessing the aftermath of his horrific crimes one by one as the victims pile up in rapid succession, all the while moving closer to a gruesome fate neither of them could have predicted.

 

Scarface

Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Oliver Stone (screenplay by)
Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer

Tony Montana manages to leave Cuba during the Mariel exodus of 1980. He finds himself in a Florida refugee camp but his friend Manny has a way out for them: undertake a contract killing and arrangements will be made to get a green card.

He’s soon working for drug dealer Frank Lopez and shows his mettle when a deal with Colombian drug dealers goes bad. He also brings a new level of violence to Miami.

Tony is protective of his younger sister but his mother knows what he does for a living and disowns him. Tony is impatient and wants it all, however, including Frank’s empire and his mistress Elvira Hancock. Once at the top, however, Tony’s outrageous actions make him a target and everything comes crumbling down.

 

So that was our list of 11 Best Crime Movies Of All Time. Did you agree with us? Did we miss any movie, Do let us know in Comments.

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