Top 50 underrated crime movies

01.
Mrs. Serial Killer
106 min | 2020 |
4.8 (9907 votes)
|
9.0 (5244 reviews)

When a doctor gets jailed for a string of shocking murders, his loyal wife sets out to commit a copycat crime to prove his innocence.

02.
Phir Hera Pheri
153 min | 2006 |
6.7 (12947 votes)
|
9.07 (76 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.

03.
Baby Geniuses
97 min | 1999 |
2.6 (24725 votes)
|
4.95 (154 reviews)

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

04.
The Crow: Salvation
102 min | 2000 |
4.9 (10656 votes)
|
7.05 (98 reviews)

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

05.
ATL
105 min | 2006 |
6.1 (10564 votes)
|
8.23 (90 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.

06.
Cop & ½
97 min | 1993 |
4.1 (8102 votes)
|
6.22 (40 reviews)

After witnessing a murder, a young boy named Devon refuses to testify unless he is given the chance to be a policeman.

07.
The Bag Man
108 min | 2014 |
5.2 (15874 votes)
|
7.32 (582 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.

08.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (13664 votes)
|
8.89 (76 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.

09.
Gunda
129 min | 1998 |
7.5 (9175 votes)
|
9.58 (126 reviews)

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

10.
Oscar
109 min | 1991 |
6.6 (29154 votes)
|
8.66 (108 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".

11.
Bitch Slap
109 min | 2009 |
4.4 (13307 votes)
|
6.45 (53 reviews)

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

12.
Ernest Goes to Jail
81 min | 1990 |
5.4 (8710 votes)
|
7.38 (30 reviews)

Bank janitor Ernest P. Worrell is called to jury duty and soon finds himself in trouble when the lookalike defendant's attorney arranges a switch and has Ernest sent to prison in his client's place.

13.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
88 min | 1988 |
6.6 (12013 votes)
|
8.56 (44 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.

14.
Dick Tracy
105 min | 1990 |
6.1 (56443 votes)
|
8.04 (152 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.

15.
Malibu's Most Wanted
86 min | 2003 |
5.1 (18053 votes)
|
7.03 (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.

16.
Catwoman
104 min | 2004 |
3.4 (108546 votes)
|
5.33 (590 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.

17.
Borderland
105 min | 2007 |
5.7 (9208 votes)
|
7.6 (61 reviews)

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

18.
Moonwalker
93 min | 1988 |
6.1 (15576 votes)
|
8.0 (77 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.

19.
Kindergarten Cop
111 min | 1990 |
6.1 (132897 votes)
|
7.98 (102 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.

20.
Sour And Sweet
157 min | 2010 |
5.8 (8030 votes)
|
7.68 (33 reviews)

A seemingly corrupt petty contractor faces challenges from the local municipality, his family, his employees, as well as a former girlfriend and her family.

21.
The Freshman
102 min | 1990 |
6.4 (18287 votes)
|
8.23 (52 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.
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
114 min | 1996 |
6.0 (9739 votes)
|
7.82 (54 reviews)

Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

23.
Miss Congeniality
109 min | 2000 |
6.2 (182224 votes)
|
8.0 (283 reviews)

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

24.
Home Alone 3
102 min | 1997 |
4.5 (102174 votes)
|
6.29 (134 reviews)

Alex Pruitt, an 8-year-old boy living in Chicago, must fend off international spies who seek a top-secret computer chip in his toy car.

25.
The Shadow
108 min | 1994 |
6.1 (22885 votes)
|
7.89 (126 reviews)

In 1930s New York City, The Shadow (Alec Baldwin) battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan (John Lone), who is building an atomic bomb.

26.
I Love You to Death
97 min | 1990 |
6.4 (12166 votes)
|
8.19 (38 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 (8707 votes)
|
7.97 (60 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.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (8696 votes)
|
8.77 (66 reviews)

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

29.
Baby's Day Out
99 min | 1994 |
6.1 (44452 votes)
|
7.85 (78 reviews)

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

30.
Elektra
97 min | 2005 |
4.7 (85869 votes)
|
6.45 (300 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.

31.
Nowhere to Run
94 min | 1993 |
5.6 (20227 votes)
|
7.34 (52 reviews)

Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.

32.
Half Baked
82 min | 1998 |
6.7 (56932 votes)
|
8.42 (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.

33.
Welcome
159 min | 2007 |
6.8 (14410 votes)
|
8.51 (32 reviews)

A man falls in love with a beautiful woman, but later discovers that her brothers are gangsters.

34.
Big Momma's House 2
99 min | 2006 |
4.7 (39846 votes)
|
6.38 (82 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.

35.
Double Impact
110 min | 1991 |
5.6 (37120 votes)
|
7.27 (74 reviews)

Twin brothers are separated when their parents are murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.

36.
Armed and Dangerous
88 min | 1986 |
5.7 (10401 votes)
|
7.37 (31 reviews)

A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

37.
The Mask
101 min | 1994 |
6.9 (337189 votes)
|
8.54 (238 reviews)

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

38.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (19095 votes)
|
7.13 (75 reviews)

A cop/flic discovers that he had a twin who just got murdered in Nice, France. In order to find out who did it, he takes his place including the cute girlfriend in Little Odessa, NYC.

39.
Peppermint
101 min | 2018 |
6.5 (48446 votes)
|
8.12 (668 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.
Strange Brew
90 min | 1983 |
6.7 (15377 votes)
|
8.31 (86 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.

41.
Hey Ram
186 min | 2000 |
7.9 (11103 votes)
|
9.51 (53 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.

42.
Two Hands
103 min | 1999 |
7.1 (9893 votes)
|
8.71 (89 reviews)

A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local gangster when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money.

43.
Twins
107 min | 1988 |
6.1 (111346 votes)
|
7.7 (81 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.

44.
Midnight Run
126 min | 1988 |
7.5 (72865 votes)
|
9.1 (229 reviews)

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

45.
Sister Act
100 min | 1992 |
6.4 (85153 votes)
|
7.99 (116 reviews)

When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

46.
Hard Times
93 min | 1975 |
7.3 (9106 votes)
|
8.89 (87 reviews)

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

47.
The Assignment - Der Auftrag
115 min | 1997 |
6.9 (8138 votes)
|
8.49 (55 reviews)

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

48.
Freeway
102 min | 1996 |
6.8 (25808 votes)
|
8.39 (148 reviews)

A twisted take on "Little Red Riding Hood", with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker travelling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer and pedophile.

49.
Ninja - Pfad der Rache
95 min | 2013 |
6.2 (9941 votes)
|
7.77 (44 reviews)

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

50.
Lionheart
108 min | 1990 |
6.2 (32054 votes)
|
7.77 (84 reviews)

An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

Top 50 overrated crime movies

01.
The Boondock Saints
108 min | 1999 |
7.8 (224251 votes)
|
4.6 (454 reviews)

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

02.
Uncut Gems
135 min | 2019 |
7.4 (193584 votes)
|
4.58 (2058 reviews)

With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.

03.
Ryde
84 min | 2017 |
6.0 (8022 votes)
|
3.47 (61 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.

04.
The Sweeney
112 min | 2012 |
6.1 (18459 votes)
|
3.67 (108 reviews)

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

05.
Funny Games
111 min | 2007 |
6.6 (88655 votes)
|
4.19 (474 reviews)

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

06.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
118 min | 2009 |
6.3 (60711 votes)
|
3.91 (187 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.

07.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (13065 votes)
|
3.48 (215 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.

08.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (84233 votes)
|
4.94 (547 reviews)

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

09.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (18032 votes)
|
3.91 (181 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.
Crash
112 min | 2004 |
7.7 (414385 votes)
|
5.62 (1379 reviews)

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

11.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (829001 votes)
|
6.04 (1202 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.

12.
The Wolf of Wall Street
180 min | 2013 |
8.2 (1134789 votes)
|
6.15 (1315 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.

13.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
115 min | 2017 |
8.2 (408224 votes)
|
6.16 (1129 reviews)

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

14.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (96592 votes)
|
4.78 (659 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.

15.
Hustlers
110 min | 2019 |
6.3 (74745 votes)
|
4.3 (662 reviews)

Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

16.
Dragged Across Concrete
159 min | 2018 |
7.0 (33567 votes)
|
5.01 (487 reviews)

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

17.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (11317 votes)
|
2.33 (281 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.

18.
Setup
85 min | 2011 |
4.4 (20028 votes)
|
2.43 (86 reviews)

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

19.
Inferno
121 min | 2016 |
6.2 (153244 votes)
|
4.31 (394 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.

20.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (151550 votes)
|
5.24 (675 reviews)

A teenager meets a man in order to expose him under the suspicion that he abducts underage girls.

21.
3000 Miles to Graceland
125 min | 2001 |
6.0 (43110 votes)
|
4.14 (286 reviews)

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

22.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (81864 votes)
|
5.06 (543 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.

23.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.6 (10999 votes)
|
2.81 (96 reviews)

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

24.
The Hustle
93 min | 2019 |
5.4 (42843 votes)
|
3.64 (570 reviews)

Two con women - one low rent and the other high class - team up to take down the men who have wronged them.

25.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (496353 votes)
|
6.05 (1368 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.

26.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
111 min | 2003 |
8.1 (973640 votes)
|
6.36 (1790 reviews)

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

27.
Ocean's 8
110 min | 2018 |
6.2 (174914 votes)
|
4.49 (998 reviews)

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

28.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (524580 votes)
|
5.69 (618 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.

29.
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
161 min | 2019 |
7.7 (497409 votes)
|
6.0 (5040 reviews)

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

30.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (17711 votes)
|
4.81 (98 reviews)

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

31.
Natural Born Killers
118 min | 1994 |
7.3 (211839 votes)
|
5.61 (475 reviews)

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

32.
Thick as Thieves
104 min | 2009 |
6.0 (32940 votes)
|
4.33 (51 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.

33.
Nine Dead
98 min | 2010 |
5.5 (12167 votes)
|
3.84 (75 reviews)

Nine strangers are kidnapped and forced to figure out the connection they have to each other as one has to die every ten minutes.

34.
Ocean's Twelve
125 min | 2004 |
6.5 (350337 votes)
|
4.84 (602 reviews)

Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's Eleven (2001).

35.
Hacker
95 min | 2016 |
6.2 (8375 votes)
|
4.54 (37 reviews)

With the help of his new friends Alex Danyliuk turns to a life of crime and identity theft.

36.
Funny Games
108 min | 1997 |
7.6 (62447 votes)
|
5.94 (273 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.

37.
Overdrive
93 min | 2017 |
5.4 (12076 votes)
|
3.74 (55 reviews)

Two car thief brothers, who journey to the south of France for new opportunities, wind up in the cross hairs of the local crime boss.

38.
American Hustle
138 min | 2013 |
7.2 (439250 votes)
|
5.57 (717 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.

39.
The Contract
96 min | 2006 |
5.7 (22473 votes)
|
4.08 (109 reviews)

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

40.
Summer of Sam
142 min | 1999 |
6.7 (35571 votes)
|
5.08 (246 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.

41.
The Oxford Murders
104 min | 2008 |
6.1 (27255 votes)
|
4.48 (94 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.

42.
Unthinkable
97 min | 2010 |
7.1 (82831 votes)
|
5.51 (239 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.

43.
Rough Night
101 min | 2017 |
5.2 (45303 votes)
|
3.61 (230 reviews)

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

44.
Game of Death
92 min | 1978 |
6.1 (16511 votes)
|
4.52 (97 reviews)

A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.

45.
Point Break
114 min | 2015 |
5.3 (57117 votes)
|
3.74 (244 reviews)

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.

46.
The Last Thing He Wanted
115 min | 2020 |
4.2 (11070 votes)
|
2.65 (338 reviews)

A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

47.
A History of Violence
96 min | 2005 |
7.4 (219856 votes)
|
5.86 (1100 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.

48.
Elle
130 min | 2016 |
7.1 (59303 votes)
|
5.58 (160 reviews)

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

49.
The First Purge
97 min | 2018 |
5.2 (51696 votes)
|
3.68 (579 reviews)

America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.

50.
Taken 2
92 min | 2012 |
6.3 (284887 votes)
|
4.78 (493 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.