Top 50 underrated crime movies

01.
ATL
105 min | 2006 |
6.1 (10427 votes)
|
8.29 (89 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.

02.
The Crow: Salvation
102 min | 2000 |
4.9 (10400 votes)
|
7.04 (95 reviews)

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

03.
Oscar
109 min | 1991 |
6.5 (28352 votes)
|
8.63 (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".

04.
Gunda
129 min | 1998 |
7.5 (9175 votes)
|
9.63 (116 reviews)

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

05.
The Bag Man
108 min | 2014 |
5.3 (15357 votes)
|
7.34 (581 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.

06.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (13233 votes)
|
8.8 (73 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.

07.
Phir Hera Pheri
153 min | 2006 |
6.7 (12947 votes)
|
8.69 (51 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.

08.
Bitch Slap
109 min | 2009 |
4.4 (13184 votes)
|
6.39 (55 reviews)

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

09.
Catwoman
104 min | 2004 |
3.3 (105613 votes)
|
5.28 (577 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.

10.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
88 min | 1988 |
6.6 (11687 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.

11.
Moonwalker
93 min | 1988 |
6.1 (15179 votes)
|
8.04 (73 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.
Dick Tracy
105 min | 1990 |
6.1 (54736 votes)
|
8.01 (143 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.

13.
Sour And Sweet
157 min | 2010 |
5.8 (8030 votes)
|
7.71 (30 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.

14.
Kindergarten Cop
111 min | 1990 |
6.1 (129320 votes)
|
7.97 (99 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.

15.
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
114 min | 1996 |
6.0 (9531 votes)
|
7.86 (53 reviews)

Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

16.
Borderland
105 min | 2007 |
5.7 (9080 votes)
|
7.54 (59 reviews)

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

17.
Malibu's Most Wanted
86 min | 2003 |
5.2 (17718 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.

18.
The Freshman
102 min | 1990 |
6.5 (17489 votes)
|
8.31 (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.

19.
The Shadow
108 min | 1994 |
6.1 (22218 votes)
|
7.9 (123 reviews)

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

20.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (8696 votes)
|
8.79 (63 reviews)

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

21.
Miss Congeniality
109 min | 2000 |
6.2 (176089 votes)
|
7.99 (278 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.
Innocent Blood
112 min | 1992 |
6.2 (8707 votes)
|
7.95 (55 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.

23.
Elektra
97 min | 2005 |
4.7 (84157 votes)
|
6.45 (295 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.

24.
Baby Geniuses
97 min | 1999 |
2.6 (24380 votes)
|
4.33 (152 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.

25.
Half Baked
82 min | 1998 |
6.7 (55750 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.

26.
Baby's Day Out
99 min | 1994 |
6.1 (42525 votes)
|
7.8 (73 reviews)

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

27.
I Love You to Death
97 min | 1990 |
6.4 (12166 votes)
|
8.09 (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.
Loaded Weapon 1
84 min | 1993 |
6.2 (42910 votes)
|
7.88 (54 reviews)

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

29.
Out for Justice
88 min | 1991 |
6.1 (20200 votes)
|
7.78 (101 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.

30.
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.

31.
Home Alone 3
102 min | 1997 |
4.4 (99484 votes)
|
6.06 (128 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.

32.
Big Momma's House 2
99 min | 2006 |
4.7 (38803 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.
Midnight Run
126 min | 1988 |
7.5 (67830 votes)
|
9.15 (209 reviews)

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

34.
Freeway
102 min | 1996 |
6.8 (25221 votes)
|
8.42 (143 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.

35.
The Man Who Knew Too Little
94 min | 1997 |
6.7 (28763 votes)
|
8.32 (94 reviews)

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

36.
The Mask
101 min | 1994 |
6.9 (324337 votes)
|
8.52 (211 reviews)

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

37.
Double Impact
110 min | 1991 |
5.6 (36031 votes)
|
7.21 (72 reviews)

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

38.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (19095 votes)
|
7.11 (72 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 (43839 votes)
|
8.1 (609 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.
Hard Times
93 min | 1975 |
7.3 (8737 votes)
|
8.88 (83 reviews)

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

41.
Two Hands
103 min | 1999 |
7.1 (9651 votes)
|
8.68 (88 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.

42.
The Assignment - Der Auftrag
115 min | 1997 |
6.9 (8138 votes)
|
8.48 (53 reviews)

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

43.
Gridiron Gang
125 min | 2006 |
6.9 (45026 votes)
|
8.47 (129 reviews)

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

44.
Chained
94 min | 2012 |
6.4 (15581 votes)
|
7.96 (73 reviews)

A young man held prisoner by a cab-driving serial killer must make a life or death choice between following in his captor's footsteps or breaking free.

45.
Life
108 min | 1999 |
6.8 (42838 votes)
|
8.36 (101 reviews)

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

46.
Earthquake Bird
107 min | 2019 |
5.9 (8719 votes)
|
7.46 (122 reviews)

An enigmatic translator with a dark past is brought in for questioning after an ex-pat friend, who came between her and her photographer boyfriend, ends up missing and presumed dead.

47.
The Hot Spot
130 min | 1990 |
6.4 (9857 votes)
|
7.95 (72 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.

48.
Sister Act
100 min | 1992 |
6.4 (81764 votes)
|
7.95 (102 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.

49.
The Ref
96 min | 1994 |
6.9 (22514 votes)
|
8.44 (91 reviews)

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

50.
Streets of Fire
93 min | 1984 |
6.7 (16694 votes)
|
8.24 (153 reviews)

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

Top 50 overrated crime movies

01.
Uncut Gems
135 min | 2019 |
8.0 (29251 votes)
|
4.77 (476 reviews)

A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

02.
The Boondock Saints
108 min | 1999 |
7.8 (220478 votes)
|
4.63 (439 reviews)

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

03.
Ryde
84 min | 2017 |
6.0 (8022 votes)
|
3.41 (60 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 Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
118 min | 2009 |
6.3 (59720 votes)
|
3.77 (185 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.

05.
The Sweeney
112 min | 2012 |
6.1 (18096 votes)
|
3.64 (103 reviews)

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

06.
Funny Games
111 min | 2007 |
6.5 (86164 votes)
|
4.05 (462 reviews)

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

07.
The Wolf of Wall Street
180 min | 2013 |
8.2 (1083587 votes)
|
5.82 (1178 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.

08.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (11816 votes)
|
3.51 (196 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.

09.
Crash
112 min | 2004 |
7.8 (407002 votes)
|
5.54 (1337 reviews)

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

10.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (793880 votes)
|
5.9 (1099 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.

11.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (82242 votes)
|
5.03 (540 reviews)

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

12.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
115 min | 2017 |
8.2 (377272 votes)
|
6.11 (1033 reviews)

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

13.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (17314 votes)
|
3.91 (174 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.

14.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (10304 votes)
|
2.24 (271 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.

15.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (85796 votes)
|
4.84 (582 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.

16.
Inferno
121 min | 2016 |
6.2 (145635 votes)
|
4.27 (377 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.
3000 Miles to Graceland
125 min | 2001 |
6.0 (42496 votes)
|
4.09 (283 reviews)

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

18.
Setup
85 min | 2011 |
4.4 (19447 votes)
|
2.51 (77 reviews)

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

19.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
111 min | 2003 |
8.1 (941830 votes)
|
6.22 (1725 reviews)

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

20.
Hustlers
110 min | 2019 |
6.4 (45462 votes)
|
4.52 (518 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.

21.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.6 (10287 votes)
|
2.72 (86 reviews)

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

22.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (149283 votes)
|
5.24 (661 reviews)

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

23.
Hacker
95 min | 2016 |
6.2 (8052 votes)
|
4.35 (33 reviews)

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

24.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (17198 votes)
|
4.68 (97 reviews)

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

25.
Dragged Across Concrete
159 min | 2018 |
7.0 (26869 votes)
|
5.18 (403 reviews)

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

26.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (472161 votes)
|
5.98 (1289 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.

27.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (75537 votes)
|
5.1 (523 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.

28.
Ocean's Eight
110 min | 2018 |
6.2 (159449 votes)
|
4.46 (953 reviews)

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

29.
Unthinkable
97 min | 2010 |
7.1 (81458 votes)
|
5.37 (229 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.

30.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (512856 votes)
|
5.68 (597 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.

31.
Ocean's Twelve
125 min | 2004 |
6.5 (340255 votes)
|
4.79 (594 reviews)

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

32.
Funny Games
108 min | 1997 |
7.6 (59222 votes)
|
5.91 (261 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.
Natural Born Killers
118 min | 1994 |
7.3 (205814 votes)
|
5.62 (458 reviews)

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

34.
Summer of Sam
142 min | 1999 |
6.7 (34651 votes)
|
5.02 (238 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.

35.
American Hustle
138 min | 2013 |
7.2 (428612 votes)
|
5.54 (696 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.

36.
The Contract
96 min | 2006 |
5.7 (22473 votes)
|
4.04 (107 reviews)

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

37.
Rough Night
101 min | 2017 |
5.2 (42486 votes)
|
3.56 (208 reviews)

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

38.
Thick as Thieves
104 min | 2009 |
6.0 (32419 votes)
|
4.36 (50 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.
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
161 min | 2019 |
7.8 (341550 votes)
|
6.17 (4018 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.

40.
Breathless
90 min | 1960 |
7.9 (67263 votes)
|
6.31 (152 reviews)

A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.

41.
The Hustle
93 min | 2019 |
5.4 (31554 votes)
|
3.82 (429 reviews)

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

42.
Fire with Fire
97 min | 2012 |
5.6 (24132 votes)
|
4.03 (63 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.

43.
The Oxford Murders
104 min | 2008 |
6.1 (26489 votes)
|
4.56 (90 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.

44.
The House That Jack Built
152 min | 2018 |
6.8 (46320 votes)
|
5.27 (321 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.

45.
Law Abiding Citizen
109 min | 2009 |
7.4 (259475 votes)
|
5.88 (519 reviews)

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

46.
Elle
130 min | 2016 |
7.1 (56967 votes)
|
5.58 (156 reviews)

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

47.
A History of Violence
96 min | 2005 |
7.4 (215112 votes)
|
5.88 (1080 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.
Sherlock Holmes
128 min | 2009 |
7.6 (560385 votes)
|
6.1 (593 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.

49.
Taken 2
92 min | 2012 |
6.2 (279134 votes)
|
4.71 (478 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.

50.
Now You See Me
115 min | 2013 |
7.3 (567724 votes)
|
5.82 (662 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.