Watching movies has always been an escape from reality to a place unknown, unfamiliar yet intriguing. Best Crime movies give the audience an insight into the lives and minds of criminals and people affiliated with them. This genre of motion pictures is thrilling and can also be called nerve-wracking; it can engage the audiences and keep them wanting more, charmed by its mysterious and hidden aura. Real crimes are fascinating for audiences to watch and decode how a criminal’s mind works. A brilliant crime movie is a result of combined efforts put in by many talented individuals and artists; it is an ever-evolving genre and hence isn’t limited to any one country.
Here is the list of the best crime movies from all around the world ever to be made:
#1 – The Dark Knight (2008)
Based on DC Comic’s character Batman, this movie does away with the whole superhero aura. It gives a human touch to Batman’s role in times of tragedy, suffering, and organized crimes.
It is available on Netflix, YouTube, and GooglePlay Movies.
#2 – The City of God (2002)
Loosely translated to ‘The City of God’ is a Brazilian crime film highlighting how crime affects the miserable life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro and its population.
It is available for rent on YouTube, dvd.netflix and GooglePlay Movies.
#3 – Pulp Fiction (1994)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino, this movie showcases multiple dark crime stories with a pinch of the comic in each and is tastefully crafted to blend in with one another.
It is available on Netflix and Prime video.
#4 – Goodfellas (1990)
This is an evergreen American crime thriller movie depicting a young boy’s dedicated climb up the ranks of a gangster mob in New York, and his struggles with the life that comes with it.
It is available on Netflix and Prime Video.
#5 – Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
This two-part crime film is based on India’s rising criminal atmosphere, starting from the early 1940s to the late 1990s highlighting crime, revenge, and politics spanning over three generations.
It is available on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and GooglePlay Movies.
#6 – Se7en (1995)
A 130-minute movie is starring Morgan Freeman and Bradd Pitt, in which the life of an almost retired detective takes an exciting turn when his last case shows up.
It is available on Netflix and Prime Video.
#7 – The Irishman (2019)
A story of the involvement of Frank Sheeran, a truck driver, in the business workings of Russell Bufalino and his crime family. It is one of the best crime movies of the new age.
It is available on Netflix
#8 – Joker (2019)
A modern-day adaptation of the life of the infamous DC Comic villain- the Joker. This movie beautifully narrates the effect of mishappenings in the Joker’s life and its impact on his mental health.
It is available for rent on YouTube, Prime Video and GooglePlay Movies.
#9 – The Lives of Others (2006)
Also known as ‘The Lives of Others’ is a German crime movie depicting the life of a police agent who investigates who might be a threat to the state.
It is available on Netflix and dvd.netflix.
#10 – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
In this multiple Oscar-winning movies, an FBI agent investigates an exceptional criminal case related to a serial-killer leading to the most traumatic experiences of her life, making its place amongst one of the best crime thriller movies.
It is available on Netflix and Prime Video (in some regions).
#11 – Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
One of the best crime movies, ‘Kill Bill: Volume 1’ is a classic story of revenge narrated in the most extraordinary of ways having a female protagonist.
It is available on Hulu(free trial) and Prime Video
#12 – M (1931)
Made in 1931, this movie revolves around finding a child murderer who is nowhere to be found. The letter M marks the target and hits the right spots for people who love thriller movies.
It is available on YouTube and Dvd.netflix.
#13 – The Godfather: Part II (1994)
A sequel to the previous super-hit ‘The Godfather,’ ‘The Godfather: Part II,’ indulges further into the lives of the Italian-American mafia family of Don Vito Corleone.
It is available on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.
#14 – No Country for Old Men (2007)
A hunter’s life takes a drastic turn when he discovers two million dollars while strolling through the aftermath of a drug deal.
It is available on Amazon Prime Video and Prime Video.
#15 – Heat (1995)
This movie has its name amongst the best crime movies of all time starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, showcasing an exemplary directorial of the encounters between police and the thief.
It is available on YouTube and Prime Vedio.
These movies are just some of the exemplary criminal movies out there. I hope you enjoy watching them.