Top 50 underrated crime movies

01.
Mrs. Serial Killer
106 min | 2020 |
4.8 (10672 votes)
|
8.97 (5426 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)
|
9.21 (109 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 |
2.7 (25830 votes)
|
5.15 (162 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.
Sour And Sweet
157 min | 2010 |
5.8 (8030 votes)
|
8.19 (50 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.

05.
Run Hide Fight
109 min | 2020 |
6.5 (17057 votes)
|
8.83 (1877 reviews)

17-year-old Zoe Hull uses her wits, survival skills, and compassion to fight for her life, and those of her fellow classmates, against a group of live-streaming school shooters.

06.
City of Lies
112 min | 2018 |
6.5 (9079 votes)
|
8.79 (137 reviews)

Russell Poole and Jack Jackson investigate the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

07.
Bitch Slap
109 min | 2009 |
4.4 (13399 votes)
|
6.64 (56 reviews)

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

08.
Cop & ½
97 min | 1993 |
4.1 (8167 votes)
|
6.32 (41 reviews)

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

09.
The Crow: Salvation
102 min | 2000 |
4.9 (10823 votes)
|
7.03 (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.

10.
Gunda
129 min | 1998 |
7.5 (9175 votes)
|
9.59 (148 reviews)

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

11.
Moonwalker
93 min | 1988 |
6.1 (16409 votes)
|
8.16 (78 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.

12.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (14807 votes)
|
8.83 (85 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.

13.
Oscar
109 min | 1991 |
6.6 (30110 votes)
|
8.6 (118 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".

14.
Catwoman
104 min | 2004 |
3.4 (113850 votes)
|
5.39 (617 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.
Ernest Goes to Jail
81 min | 1990 |
5.4 (8860 votes)
|
7.39 (31 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.

16.
ATL
105 min | 2006 |
6.2 (11076 votes)
|
8.18 (92 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.

17.
The Big Bull
153 min | 2021 |
6.1 (11989 votes)
|
8.05 (919 reviews)

The story of the film is based on real events of financial market that took place between 1990 and 2000 involving Harshad Mehta and his financial crimes.

18.
I Love You to Death
97 min | 1990 |
6.4 (13267 votes)
|
8.33 (40 reviews)

Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie (Tracey Ullman). He's also a serial womanizer. Rosalie goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.

19.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
88 min | 1988 |
6.6 (12591 votes)
|
8.51 (48 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.

20.
Dick Tracy
105 min | 1990 |
6.1 (59269 votes)
|
7.98 (161 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.

21.
Welcome
159 min | 2007 |
6.8 (14410 votes)
|
8.66 (44 reviews)

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

22.
Wanted
147 min | 2009 |
6.6 (16185 votes)
|
8.45 (58 reviews)

Radhe is a ruthless gangster who will kill anyone for money. He is attracted towards Jhanvi, a middle class girl, who does not approve of his work and wants him to change.

23.
Double Impact
110 min | 1991 |
5.6 (39150 votes)
|
7.45 (82 reviews)

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

24.
The Bag Man
108 min | 2014 |
5.2 (16149 votes)
|
7.04 (591 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.

25.
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
114 min | 1996 |
6.0 (10279 votes)
|
7.84 (54 reviews)

Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

26.
The Freshman
102 min | 1990 |
6.4 (18737 votes)
|
8.19 (54 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.

27.
Men at Work
98 min | 1990 |
6.0 (23541 votes)
|
7.77 (70 reviews)

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

28.
Kindergarten Cop
111 min | 1990 |
6.2 (141006 votes)
|
7.96 (116 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.

29.
The Shadow
108 min | 1994 |
6.1 (24335 votes)
|
7.86 (136 reviews)

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

30.
Innocent Blood
112 min | 1992 |
6.2 (8707 votes)
|
7.95 (63 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.

31.
Big Momma's House 2
99 min | 2006 |
4.8 (41000 votes)
|
6.53 (85 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.

32.
Malibu's Most Wanted
86 min | 2003 |
5.2 (18980 votes)
|
6.93 (70 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.

33.
Harlem Nights
116 min | 1989 |
6.1 (20930 votes)
|
7.82 (76 reviews)

During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

34.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (9591 votes)
|
8.71 (71 reviews)

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

35.
Miss Congeniality
109 min | 2000 |
6.3 (194733 votes)
|
8.0 (304 reviews)

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

36.
Elektra
97 min | 2005 |
4.7 (89071 votes)
|
6.38 (314 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.

37.
Two Hands
103 min | 1999 |
7.1 (12039 votes)
|
8.78 (97 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.

38.
The Ref
96 min | 1994 |
6.9 (23404 votes)
|
8.56 (95 reviews)

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

39.
Life
108 min | 1999 |
6.8 (47620 votes)
|
8.46 (129 reviews)

In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.

40.
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
89 min | 1996 |
6.6 (51566 votes)
|
8.24 (89 reviews)

A parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance Boyz n the Hood (1991), South Central (1992), Menace II Society (1993), Higher Learning (1995) and Juice (1992).

41.
The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob
95 min | 1973 |
7.5 (10338 votes)
|
9.14 (33 reviews)

A bigoted Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins - and the police.

42.
Sister Act
100 min | 1992 |
6.4 (91543 votes)
|
8.03 (127 reviews)

When a nightclub singer is forced to take refuge from the mob in a convent, she ends up turning the convent choir into a soulful chorus complete with a Motown repertoire, until the sudden celebrity of the choir jeopardizes her identity.

43.
Armed and Dangerous
88 min | 1986 |
5.7 (10609 votes)
|
7.32 (34 reviews)

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

44.
Nowhere to Run
94 min | 1993 |
5.7 (22461 votes)
|
7.32 (61 reviews)

Sam, an escaped convict, lands up on a farmland owned by a widow. When he learns that a ruthless contractor is trying to take over her land, he helps her to fight against the injustice.

45.
The Mask
101 min | 1994 |
6.9 (359057 votes)
|
8.51 (277 reviews)

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

46.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (20567 votes)
|
7.11 (83 reviews)

While seeking answers regarding the death of the twin brother he never knew he had, a French cop and his sibling's fiancée find themselves pursued by corrupt FBI agents and the Russian mafia.

47.
Dhoom 3
172 min | 2013 |
5.4 (42937 votes)
|
7.0 (364 reviews)

When Sahir, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics, turns into a thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago that ruined his father, Indian officers Jai and Ali are called to catch him.

48.
Freeway
102 min | 1996 |
6.8 (26868 votes)
|
8.39 (158 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.
Johnny Handsome
94 min | 1989 |
6.2 (8755 votes)
|
7.79 (40 reviews)

After being double crossed and thrown in jail, a deformed gangster gets a new face and rehabilitation, but his desire for revenge looms.

50.
Terminal
95 min | 2018 |
5.4 (20612 votes)
|
6.98 (219 reviews)

A film noir taking place in a train terminal at night. Add 2 male assassins, female assassin, waitress, teacher, janitor and crime boss. Add revenge. Who says mystery is a lost art?

Top 50 overrated crime movies

01.
I Care a Lot
118 min | 2020 |
6.3 (109299 votes)
|
3.05 (4104 reviews)

A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears.

02.
Miami Bici
98 min | 2020 |
6.5 (8311 votes)
|
3.42 (185 reviews)

Miami Bici is the story of Ion and Ilie, two young people from a small dark city in Romania who go to Miami in the middle of winter, to live both the "American Dream" and the Romanian dream of "getting rich quick".

03.
The Boondock Saints
108 min | 1999 |
7.8 (231364 votes)
|
4.91 (492 reviews)

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

04.
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse
109 min | 2021 |
5.8 (46116 votes)
|
2.96 (1560 reviews)

An elite Navy SEAL, goes on a path to avenge his wife's murder only to find himself inside of a larger conspiracy.

05.
Ryde
84 min | 2017 |
6.0 (8022 votes)
|
3.3 (66 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.

06.
Uncut Gems
135 min | 2019 |
7.4 (240015 votes)
|
4.73 (2377 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.

07.
Funny Games
111 min | 2007 |
6.6 (93066 votes)
|
4.09 (502 reviews)

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

08.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
118 min | 2009 |
6.3 (62085 votes)
|
3.84 (189 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.

09.
The Sweeney
112 min | 2012 |
6.1 (18864 votes)
|
3.68 (119 reviews)

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

10.
True History of the Kelly Gang
124 min | 2019 |
6.0 (9346 votes)
|
3.59 (212 reviews)

Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.

11.
Killers Anonymous
95 min | 2019 |
4.4 (8805 votes)
|
2.14 (84 reviews)

A support group of killers is held regularly. The participants sit in a circle of trust and share their transgressions.

12.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (88040 votes)
|
4.96 (557 reviews)

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

13.
F9: The Fast Saga
143 min | 2021 |
5.3 (58876 votes)
|
3.08 (1530 reviews)

Dom and the crew must take on an international terrorist who turns out to be Dom and Mia's estranged brother.

14.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (14715 votes)
|
3.68 (248 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.

15.
Crash
112 min | 2004 |
7.7 (425526 votes)
|
5.58 (1401 reviews)

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

16.
Lupin
45 min | 2021 |
7.5 (88536 votes)
|
5.45 (595 reviews)

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

17.
Army of the Dead
148 min | 2021 |
5.8 (132796 votes)
|
3.8 (3659 reviews)

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

18.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (156617 votes)
|
5.11 (709 reviews)

Hayley's a smart, charming teenage girl. Jeff's a handsome, smooth fashion photographer. An Internet chat, a coffee shop meet-up, an impromptu fashion shoot back at Jeff's place. Jeff thinks it's his lucky night. He's in for a surprise.

19.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (18878 votes)
|
4.51 (104 reviews)

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

20.
Coffee & Kareem
88 min | 2020 |
5.1 (11580 votes)
|
3.13 (413 reviews)

Twelve-year-old Kareem Manning hires a criminal to scare his mom's new boyfriend -police officer James Coffee - but it backfires, forcing Coffee and Kareem to team up in order to save themselves from Detroit's most ruthless drug kingpin.

21.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (18436 votes)
|
4.03 (195 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.

22.
Hustlers
110 min | 2019 |
6.3 (89327 votes)
|
4.36 (721 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.

23.
Nine Dead
98 min | 2009 |
5.5 (12475 votes)
|
3.63 (89 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.

24.
Dragged Across Concrete
159 min | 2018 |
6.9 (41164 votes)
|
5.03 (614 reviews)

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

25.
The Hustle
93 min | 2019 |
5.4 (51010 votes)
|
3.54 (641 reviews)

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

26.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (110139 votes)
|
4.97 (790 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.

27.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.7 (11906 votes)
|
2.88 (109 reviews)

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

28.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (896423 votes)
|
6.29 (1386 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.

29.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (13964 votes)
|
2.5 (336 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.

30.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (91099 votes)
|
5.11 (589 reviews)

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.

31.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
115 min | 2017 |
8.1 (458729 votes)
|
6.33 (1252 reviews)

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

32.
Inferno
121 min | 2016 |
6.2 (165410 votes)
|
4.44 (443 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.

33.
Ocean's Eight
110 min | 2018 |
6.3 (198066 votes)
|
4.55 (1096 reviews)

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

34.
Thick as Thieves
104 min | 2009 |
6.0 (33378 votes)
|
4.3 (56 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.

35.
Ocean's Twelve
125 min | 2004 |
6.5 (369502 votes)
|
4.81 (645 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).

36.
Murder on the Orient Express
114 min | 2017 |
6.5 (221673 votes)
|
4.82 (925 reviews)

When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

37.
Precious Cargo
90 min | 2016 |
4.6 (8395 votes)
|
2.92 (71 reviews)

A crime boss tries to make off with loot that belongs to another thief.

38.
Summer of Sam
142 min | 1999 |
6.7 (37282 votes)
|
5.02 (251 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.

39.
Green Street Hooligans 2
94 min | 2009 |
4.8 (13542 votes)
|
3.13 (43 reviews)

After the brutal mass brawl fans of two football teams go to jail, where their feud raised to a new level of cruelty.

40.
Natural Born Killers
118 min | 1994 |
7.3 (222758 votes)
|
5.63 (502 reviews)

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

41.
Elle
130 min | 2016 |
7.1 (63239 votes)
|
5.45 (172 reviews)

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

42.
Ein ganz gewöhnlicher Dieb
93 min | 2000 |
6.4 (12586 votes)
|
4.77 (60 reviews)

Brilliant, flamboyant master criminal Michael Lynch is more interested in his image and his posterity than the actual profit from his ill-gotten gains.

43.
Funny Games
108 min | 1997 |
7.6 (68228 votes)
|
5.98 (290 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.

44.
Point Break
114 min | 2015 |
5.3 (60104 votes)
|
3.69 (271 reviews)

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

45.
The Lie
97 min | 2018 |
5.8 (14035 votes)
|
4.19 (449 reviews)

A father and daughter are on their way to dance camp when they spot the girl's best friend on the side of the road. When they stop to offer the friend a ride, their good intentions soon result in terrible consequences.

46.
Better Watch Out
89 min | 2016 |
6.5 (33744 votes)
|
4.9 (302 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.

47.
Rough Night
101 min | 2017 |
5.2 (49185 votes)
|
3.62 (250 reviews)

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

48.
3000 Miles to Graceland
125 min | 2001 |
6.0 (45057 votes)
|
4.42 (299 reviews)

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

49.
American Hustle
138 min | 2013 |
7.2 (459151 votes)
|
5.64 (740 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.

50.
The Oxford Murders
108 min | 2008 |
6.1 (27719 votes)
|
4.54 (101 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.