Top 50 underrated crime movies

01.
Home Alone 3
102 min | 1997 |
4.4 (94882 votes)
|
6.77 (111 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 (10283 votes)
|
8.33 (87 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)
|
7.44 (577 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.
Gunda
129 min | 1998 |
7.5 (9175 votes)
|
9.62 (113 reviews)

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

05.
Oscar
109 min | 1991 |
6.5 (27618 votes)
|
8.61 (105 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".

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 (14814 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.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
88 min | 1988 |
6.6 (11413 votes)
|
8.58 (42 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.

10.
Borderland
105 min | 2007 |
5.6 (8749 votes)
|
7.55 (56 reviews)

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

11.
Dick Tracy
105 min | 1990 |
6.1 (53559 votes)
|
8.04 (139 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.

12.
Kindergarten Cop
111 min | 1990 |
6.1 (125311 votes)
|
8.0 (97 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.

13.
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.

14.
Baby Geniuses
97 min | 1999 |
2.6 (23544 votes)
|
4.48 (144 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.

15.
Catwoman
104 min | 2004 |
3.3 (102224 votes)
|
5.17 (568 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.

16.
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
114 min | 1996 |
6.0 (9338 votes)
|
7.86 (53 reviews)

Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

17.
The Shadow
108 min | 1994 |
6.0 (21577 votes)
|
7.86 (122 reviews)

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

18.
The Freshman
102 min | 1990 |
6.5 (17489 votes)
|
8.33 (50 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.

19.
Bitch Slap
109 min | 2009 |
4.5 (13023 votes)
|
6.33 (53 reviews)

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

20.
Innocent Blood
112 min | 1992 |
6.2 (8294 votes)
|
8.0 (52 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.

21.
Miss Congeniality
109 min | 2000 |
6.2 (169789 votes)
|
7.99 (272 reviews)

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

22.
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.

23.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (8696 votes)
|
8.79 (62 reviews)

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

24.
Elektra
97 min | 2005 |
4.7 (82234 votes)
|
6.45 (290 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.

25.
The Man Who Knew Too Little
94 min | 1997 |
6.6 (27869 votes)
|
8.34 (93 reviews)

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

26.
Half Baked
82 min | 1998 |
6.7 (54506 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.

27.
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.

28.
Nowhere to Run
94 min | 1993 |
5.6 (20227 votes)
|
7.32 (49 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.

29.
Twins
107 min | 1988 |
6.0 (103787 votes)
|
7.71 (66 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.

30.
Lionheart
108 min | 1990 |
6.2 (29936 votes)
|
7.91 (73 reviews)

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

31.
The Ref
96 min | 1994 |
6.9 (21877 votes)
|
8.6 (87 reviews)

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

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 (9531 votes)
|
8.05 (69 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.
Sudden Death
111 min | 1995 |
5.7 (29903 votes)
|
7.32 (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.

35.
Ninja - Pfad der Rache
95 min | 2013 |
6.2 (9941 votes)
|
7.82 (42 reviews)

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

36.
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.

37.
Out for Justice
88 min | 1991 |
6.1 (19874 votes)
|
7.71 (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.

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.
The Mask
101 min | 1994 |
6.9 (314733 votes)
|
8.49 (195 reviews)

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

40.
Hard Times
93 min | 1975 |
7.3 (8377 votes)
|
8.89 (81 reviews)

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

41.
Peppermint
101 min | 2018 |
6.5 (35979 votes)
|
8.09 (565 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.

42.
Phir Hera Pheri
153 min | 2006 |
6.7 (12947 votes)
|
8.28 (46 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.

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 (42057 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.
Midnight Run
126 min | 1988 |
7.6 (64641 votes)
|
9.15 (207 reviews)

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

46.
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.

47.
Thugs of Hindostan
164 min | 2018 |
4.0 (14847 votes)
|
5.54 (869 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.
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.

49.
The Hard Way
111 min | 1991 |
6.4 (16845 votes)
|
7.93 (45 reviews)

An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York City policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating.

50.
Freeway
102 min | 1996 |
6.9 (24748 votes)
|
8.43 (142 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.

Top 50 overrated crime movies

01.
The Boondock Saints
108 min | 1999 |
7.8 (217234 votes)
|
4.58 (427 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 (58718 votes)
|
3.72 (182 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)
|
3.67 (100 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 (1036022 votes)
|
5.78 (1129 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.
Crash
112 min | 2004 |
7.8 (400811 votes)
|
5.49 (1323 reviews)

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

07.
Funny Games
111 min | 2007 |
6.5 (83481 votes)
|
4.25 (445 reviews)

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

08.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (762040 votes)
|
5.86 (1049 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.

09.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (16676 votes)
|
3.77 (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.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (80557 votes)
|
5.04 (532 reviews)

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

11.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (8816 votes)
|
2.24 (242 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.

12.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (71571 votes)
|
4.75 (518 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.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
115 min | 2017 |
8.2 (344474 votes)
|
6.16 (992 reviews)

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

14.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
7.0 (61797 votes)
|
4.99 (479 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.

15.
Setup
85 min | 2011 |
4.4 (19447 votes)
|
2.43 (74 reviews)

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

16.
3000 Miles to Graceland
125 min | 2001 |
6.0 (41708 votes)
|
4.03 (279 reviews)

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

17.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
111 min | 2003 |
8.1 (906369 votes)
|
6.15 (1697 reviews)

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

18.
Inferno
121 min | 2016 |
6.2 (139057 votes)
|
4.25 (362 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.

19.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.7 (9529 votes)
|
2.76 (81 reviews)

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

20.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (10464 votes)
|
3.89 (182 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.

21.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (146821 votes)
|
5.2 (648 reviews)

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

22.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (16823 votes)
|
4.62 (96 reviews)

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

23.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (435306 votes)
|
5.94 (1223 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.

24.
Unthinkable
97 min | 2010 |
7.1 (80163 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.
Better Watch Out
89 min | 2016 |
6.5 (22389 votes)
|
4.68 (157 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.

26.
Dragged Across Concrete
159 min | 2018 |
7.1 (16566 votes)
|
5.28 (313 reviews)

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

27.
The House That Jack Built
152 min | 2018 |
6.9 (35837 votes)
|
5.08 (293 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.

28.
Natural Born Killers
118 min | 1994 |
7.3 (200126 votes)
|
5.53 (447 reviews)

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

29.
Ocean's Twelve
125 min | 2004 |
6.5 (331439 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.

30.
American Hustle
138 min | 2013 |
7.2 (418355 votes)
|
5.47 (685 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.

31.
Ocean's Eight
110 min | 2018 |
6.2 (145014 votes)
|
4.49 (918 reviews)

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

32.
Rough Night
101 min | 2017 |
5.2 (39493 votes)
|
3.51 (197 reviews)

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

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.
A History of Violence
96 min | 2005 |
7.5 (210870 votes)
|
5.87 (1072 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.

35.
Elle
130 min | 2016 |
7.1 (54642 votes)
|
5.48 (152 reviews)

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

36.
96 Hours - Taken 2
92 min | 2012 |
6.3 (273195 votes)
|
4.69 (469 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.

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.
Need for Speed
132 min | 2014 |
6.5 (154983 votes)
|
4.92 (325 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.

39.
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.

40.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (500756 votes)
|
5.84 (600 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.

41.
Green Street Hooligans
109 min | 2005 |
7.5 (133771 votes)
|
5.95 (368 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.
Paycheck
119 min | 2003 |
6.3 (98085 votes)
|
4.76 (257 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.

44.
Law Abiding Citizen
109 min | 2009 |
7.4 (252613 votes)
|
5.87 (494 reviews)

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

45.
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.

46.
Now You See Me
115 min | 2013 |
7.3 (553355 votes)
|
5.78 (649 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.

47.
Sherlock Holmes
128 min | 2009 |
7.6 (549043 votes)
|
6.08 (585 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.

48.
Fire with Fire
97 min | 2012 |
5.6 (23655 votes)
|
4.1 (64 reviews)

A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against, after being held up at a local convenience store, threatens him.

49.
Shattered
95 min | 2007 |
6.7 (28845 votes)
|
5.22 (126 reviews)

A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot.

50.
Ein ganz gewöhnlicher Dieb
93 min | 2000 |
6.4 (12586 votes)
|
4.93 (57 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.