Top 50 underrated crime movies

01.
Home Alone 3
102 min | 1997 |
4.4 (96550 votes)
|
6.71 (113 reviews)

Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.

02.
ATL
105 min | 2006 |
6.1 (10366 votes)
|
8.28 (88 reviews)

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

03.
The Bag Man
108 min | 2014 |
5.3 (15357 votes)
|
7.46 (578 reviews)

A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.

04.
Oscar
109 min | 1991 |
6.5 (28022 votes)
|
8.62 (106 reviews)

A gangster attempts to keep the promise he made to his dying father: that he would give up his life of crime and "go straight".

05.
Gunda
129 min | 1998 |
7.5 (9175 votes)
|
9.62 (114 reviews)

When a coolie's family is murdered by a group of gangsters and politicians, he swears revenge on them.

06.
The Crow - Tödliche Erlösung
102 min | 2000 |
5.0 (10179 votes)
|
7.07 (94 reviews)

Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of.

07.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (12909 votes)
|
8.85 (72 reviews)

A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

08.
Moonwalker
93 min | 1988 |
6.1 (15011 votes)
|
8.09 (71 reviews)

Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big.

09.
Borderland
105 min | 2007 |
5.6 (8749 votes)
|
7.57 (56 reviews)

On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.

10.
Dick Tracy
105 min | 1990 |
6.1 (54243 votes)
|
8.03 (140 reviews)

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

11.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
88 min | 1988 |
6.6 (11413 votes)
|
8.51 (43 reviews)

In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.

12.
Loaded Weapon 1
84 min | 1993 |
6.1 (41717 votes)
|
8.0 (52 reviews)

A spoof on Lethal Weapon (1987), other movies, TV commercials etc. 2 unlike LA cops investigate a cocaine in girl scout cookies case.

13.
Bitch Slap
109 min | 2009 |
4.5 (13023 votes)
|
6.39 (54 reviews)

Three bad girls travel to a remote desert hideaway to steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin.

14.
Catwoman
104 min | 2004 |
3.3 (104251 votes)
|
5.16 (569 reviews)

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

15.
Kindergarten Cop
111 min | 1990 |
6.1 (127547 votes)
|
7.96 (98 reviews)

A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.

16.
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
114 min | 1996 |
6.0 (9452 votes)
|
7.86 (53 reviews)

Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

17.
Baby Geniuses
97 min | 1999 |
2.6 (24142 votes)
|
4.45 (145 reviews)

Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.

18.
Miss Congeniality
109 min | 2000 |
6.2 (173236 votes)
|
8.0 (273 reviews)

An F.B.I. Agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

19.
Malibu's Most Wanted
86 min | 2003 |
5.2 (17718 votes)
|
6.99 (67 reviews)

A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.

20.
Phir Hera Pheri
153 min | 2006 |
6.7 (12947 votes)
|
8.49 (47 reviews)

Babu Rao, Raju and Shyam, are living happily after having risen from rags to riches. Still, money brings the joy of riches and with it the greed to make more money - and so, with a don as an unknowing investor, Raju initiates a new game.

21.
The Freshman
102 min | 1990 |
6.5 (17489 votes)
|
8.28 (51 reviews)

An N.Y.C. film school student accepts a job with a local mobster who resembles a famous cinema godfather and who takes the young man under his wing, after demanding total loyalty.

22.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (8696 votes)
|
8.77 (63 reviews)

A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective, Dr. Watson.

23.
The Man Who Knew Too Little
94 min | 1997 |
6.6 (27869 votes)
|
8.36 (94 reviews)

Wallace Ritchie (Bill Murray) is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet.

24.
The Shadow
108 min | 1994 |
6.1 (21944 votes)
|
7.86 (122 reviews)

In 1930s New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb.

25.
Half Baked
82 min | 1998 |
6.7 (55229 votes)
|
8.43 (111 reviews)

The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail.

26.
I Love You to Death
97 min | 1990 |
6.4 (12166 votes)
|
8.13 (36 reviews)

Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie. He's also a serial womanizer. Rosalie goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.

27.
Innocent Blood
112 min | 1992 |
6.2 (8294 votes)
|
7.92 (53 reviews)

Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.

28.
Elektra
97 min | 2005 |
4.7 (83388 votes)
|
6.42 (293 reviews)

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

29.
The Ref
96 min | 1994 |
6.9 (21877 votes)
|
8.61 (86 reviews)

A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

30.
Twins
107 min | 1988 |
6.0 (105670 votes)
|
7.68 (71 reviews)

A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.

31.
Ninja - Pfad der Rache
95 min | 2013 |
6.2 (9941 votes)
|
7.88 (43 reviews)

Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.

32.
Big Momma's House 2
99 min | 2006 |
4.7 (37793 votes)
|
6.36 (80 reviews)

An FBI agent reprises his disguise as a corpulent old lady and takes a job as a nanny in a crime suspect's house.

33.
The Hot Spot
130 min | 1990 |
6.4 (9699 votes)
|
8.05 (70 reviews)

Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter quickly gets into trouble with the local authorities- and the local women- after he robs a bank.

34.
Midnight Run
126 min | 1988 |
7.5 (66021 votes)
|
9.15 (207 reviews)

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.

35.
Sudden Death
111 min | 1995 |
5.7 (29903 votes)
|
7.35 (89 reviews)

A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

36.
Out for Justice
88 min | 1991 |
6.1 (19874 votes)
|
7.73 (99 reviews)

The gruesome murder of a Brooklyn Detective will turn the case into a personal vendetta when the deceased's best friend and fellow officer will unleash an all-out attack against a psychotic Mafia enforcer's brutal gang.

37.
Men at Work
98 min | 1990 |
5.9 (21134 votes)
|
7.52 (56 reviews)

Two garbage men uncover a conspiracy involving illegal toxic waste dumping and decide to bring the whole operation down.

38.
The Assignment - Der Auftrag
115 min | 1997 |
6.9 (8138 votes)
|
8.5 (53 reviews)

An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike, the infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal.

39.
Peppermint
101 min | 2018 |
6.5 (41246 votes)
|
8.1 (579 reviews)

Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.

40.
Hey Ram - Augenblicke der Zärtlichkeit
186 min | 2000 |
7.9 (10424 votes)
|
9.49 (42 reviews)

Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country and sets out to kill him.

41.
Hard Times
93 min | 1975 |
7.3 (8580 votes)
|
8.89 (82 reviews)

The adventures of a drifter turned illegal prize-fighter during the Depression Era in New Orleans.

42.
Streets of Fire
93 min | 1984 |
6.7 (16447 votes)
|
8.28 (150 reviews)

A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.

43.
Two Hands
103 min | 1999 |
7.1 (9391 votes)
|
8.68 (88 reviews)

A 19 year old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a ...

44.
Gridiron Gang
125 min | 2006 |
6.9 (42626 votes)
|
8.47 (129 reviews)

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

45.
Baby's Day Out
99 min | 1994 |
6.1 (41799 votes)
|
7.66 (72 reviews)

After three kidnappers lose the baby they have kidnapped, both the cops and kidnappers go looking for the baby.

46.
The Mask
101 min | 1994 |
6.9 (320182 votes)
|
8.45 (201 reviews)

Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.

47.
Thugs of Hindostan
164 min | 2018 |
4.0 (14847 votes)
|
5.55 (871 reviews)

A story about one man's love for his nation and another's love for power. An epic adventure filled with edge-of-the-seat thrills and war on the seas.

48.
Quick Change
89 min | 1990 |
6.8 (17826 votes)
|
8.35 (81 reviews)

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

49.
Big Trouble
85 min | 2002 |
6.5 (18697 votes)
|
8.04 (135 reviews)

The lives of several Miami denizens, from ad agents to gunrunners to street thugs to law enforcement to school-children, intersect with humorous and dangerous results.

50.
Strange Brew
90 min | 1983 |
6.8 (14662 votes)
|
8.33 (84 reviews)

Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

Top 50 overrated crime movies

01.
The Boondock Saints
108 min | 1999 |
7.8 (218911 votes)
|
4.6 (428 reviews)

Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.

02.
Ryde
84 min | 2017 |
6.0 (8022 votes)
|
3.2 (59 reviews)

Technology brings us closer. Or perhaps it brings strangers, a little too close. But how much can you really trust someone? With a new ride share service, you never know who you'll be getting in a car with. Or if you'll ever get out.

03.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
118 min | 2009 |
6.3 (59260 votes)
|
3.8 (183 reviews)

The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest.

04.
The Sweeney
112 min | 2012 |
6.1 (18096 votes)
|
3.7 (102 reviews)

A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.

05.
The Wolf of Wall Street
180 min | 2013 |
8.2 (1063444 votes)
|
5.84 (1146 reviews)

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

06.
Funny Games
111 min | 2007 |
6.5 (85004 votes)
|
4.17 (450 reviews)

Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

07.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (780118 votes)
|
5.8 (1065 reviews)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

08.
Crash
112 min | 2004 |
7.8 (404057 votes)
|
5.5 (1326 reviews)

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

09.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (17092 votes)
|
3.76 (172 reviews)

A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

10.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (9884 votes)
|
2.08 (256 reviews)

When an American diamond trader's Russian partner goes missing, he journeys to Siberia in search of him, but instead begins a love affair.

11.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (81525 votes)
|
5.03 (535 reviews)

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

12.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (78315 votes)
|
4.74 (532 reviews)

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

13.
Better Watch Out
89 min | 2016 |
6.5 (23433 votes)
|
4.46 (155 reviews)

On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.

14.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
115 min | 2017 |
8.2 (363474 votes)
|
6.18 (1010 reviews)

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

15.
3000 Miles to Graceland
125 min | 2001 |
6.0 (41708 votes)
|
4.03 (281 reviews)

A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.

16.
Inferno
121 min | 2016 |
6.2 (142705 votes)
|
4.24 (367 reviews)

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

17.
Setup
85 min | 2011 |
4.4 (19447 votes)
|
2.45 (74 reviews)

A group of friends become involved in a potentially deadly diamond heist.

18.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (11215 votes)
|
3.89 (183 reviews)

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

19.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (71070 votes)
|
5.0 (500 reviews)

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

20.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (148279 votes)
|
5.2 (650 reviews)

A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile.

21.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
111 min | 2003 |
8.1 (927931 votes)
|
6.21 (1710 reviews)

After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.

22.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (460096 votes)
|
5.95 (1246 reviews)

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

23.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (17051 votes)
|
4.65 (97 reviews)

People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

24.
Unthinkable
97 min | 2010 |
7.1 (80803 votes)
|
5.26 (227 reviews)

A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an F.B.I. Agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

25.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.6 (10058 votes)
|
2.77 (81 reviews)

A one night stand turns into a nightmare for a High School student, when the obsession of a young woman grows dangerous.

26.
Dragged Across Concrete
159 min | 2018 |
7.0 (22954 votes)
|
5.21 (345 reviews)

Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.

27.
Ocean's Twelve
125 min | 2004 |
6.5 (336566 votes)
|
4.77 (591 reviews)

Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11.

28.
Natural Born Killers
118 min | 1994 |
7.3 (203411 votes)
|
5.57 (451 reviews)

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

29.
Ocean's Eight
110 min | 2018 |
6.2 (154443 votes)
|
4.49 (934 reviews)

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

30.
The House That Jack Built
152 min | 2018 |
6.8 (42364 votes)
|
5.11 (299 reviews)

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

31.
American Hustle
138 min | 2013 |
7.2 (423833 votes)
|
5.51 (688 reviews)

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.

32.
Funny Games
108 min | 1997 |
7.6 (58060 votes)
|
5.92 (256 reviews)

Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

33.
The Contract
96 min | 2006 |
5.7 (22473 votes)
|
4.05 (107 reviews)

A father and his son attempt to bring in an assassin to the authorities, but his dangerous associates have other plans.

34.
Rough Night
101 min | 2017 |
5.2 (41425 votes)
|
3.57 (201 reviews)

Things go terribly wrong for a group of girlfriends who hire a male stripper for a bachelorette party in Miami.

35.
96 Hours - Taken 2
92 min | 2012 |
6.3 (273195 votes)
|
4.7 (471 reviews)

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

36.
Elle
130 min | 2016 |
7.1 (55996 votes)
|
5.51 (154 reviews)

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

37.
The Oxford Murders
104 min | 2008 |
6.1 (25964 votes)
|
4.51 (89 reviews)

At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try to stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

38.
Thick as Thieves
104 min | 2009 |
6.0 (31934 votes)
|
4.42 (47 reviews)

A veteran thief recruits a younger crook to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob.

39.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (507391 votes)
|
5.83 (606 reviews)

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

40.
Need for Speed
132 min | 2014 |
6.5 (156665 votes)
|
4.95 (328 reviews)

Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

41.
Green Street Hooligans
109 min | 2005 |
7.5 (135056 votes)
|
5.95 (367 reviews)

A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.

42.
Summer of Sam
142 min | 1999 |
6.6 (34082 votes)
|
5.05 (237 reviews)

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

43.
Now You See Me
115 min | 2013 |
7.3 (561265 votes)
|
5.76 (654 reviews)

An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.

44.
A Time to Kill
149 min | 1996 |
7.5 (121420 votes)
|
5.96 (169 reviews)

In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.

45.
A History of Violence
96 min | 2005 |
7.4 (213323 votes)
|
5.87 (1074 reviews)

A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core in this action thriller.

46.
Law Abiding Citizen
109 min | 2009 |
7.4 (256843 votes)
|
5.87 (505 reviews)

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free.

47.
Surveillance
97 min | 2008 |
6.4 (16168 votes)
|
4.88 (123 reviews)

Two FBI agents attempt to clarify the murders occurring in a desolate region. They approach the witnesses of the latest incident with the help of the local police. All of them hide something and all have wildly different stories to tell.

48.
Paycheck
119 min | 2003 |
6.3 (98953 votes)
|
4.78 (259 reviews)

What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased.

49.
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
161 min | 2019 |
8.0 (214885 votes)
|
6.49 (2922 reviews)

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

50.
Sherlock Holmes
128 min | 2009 |
7.6 (555473 votes)
|
6.1 (588 reviews)

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.