Top 50 underrated crime movies

01.
Baby Geniuses
97 min | 1999 |
2.6 (24470 votes)
|
4.82 (153 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.

02.
The Crow: Salvation
102 min | 2000 |
4.9 (10477 votes)
|
7.04 (97 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.
The Bag Man
108 min | 2014 |
5.2 (15874 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.

04.
Oscar
109 min | 1991 |
6.5 (28617 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".

05.
Gunda
129 min | 1998 |
7.5 (9175 votes)
|
9.62 (118 reviews)

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

06.
ATL
105 min | 2006 |
6.1 (10468 votes)
|
8.22 (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.

07.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (13320 votes)
|
8.89 (74 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.
Bitch Slap
109 min | 2009 |
4.4 (13184 votes)
|
6.48 (55 reviews)

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

09.
Moonwalker
93 min | 1988 |
6.1 (15306 votes)
|
8.06 (74 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.

10.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
88 min | 1988 |
6.6 (11813 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.
Phir Hera Pheri
153 min | 2006 |
6.7 (12947 votes)
|
8.65 (54 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.

12.
Cop & ½
97 min | 1993 |
4.1 (8023 votes)
|
6.04 (39 reviews)

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

13.
Dick Tracy
105 min | 1990 |
6.1 (55220 votes)
|
8.03 (147 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.

14.
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.

15.
Borderland
105 min | 2007 |
5.7 (9208 votes)
|
7.58 (60 reviews)

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

16.
Kindergarten Cop
111 min | 1990 |
6.1 (130437 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.

17.
Catwoman
104 min | 2004 |
3.4 (106609 votes)
|
5.26 (581 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.

18.
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
114 min | 1996 |
6.0 (9588 votes)
|
7.86 (53 reviews)

Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

19.
Miss Congeniality
109 min | 2000 |
6.2 (178306 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.

20.
The Shadow
108 min | 1994 |
6.1 (22418 votes)
|
7.89 (124 reviews)

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

21.
The Freshman
102 min | 1990 |
6.5 (17489 votes)
|
8.28 (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.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (8696 votes)
|
8.76 (64 reviews)

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

23.
Sour And Sweet
157 min | 2010 |
5.8 (8030 votes)
|
7.55 (32 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.

24.
Baby's Day Out
99 min | 1994 |
6.1 (43055 votes)
|
7.85 (74 reviews)

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

25.
Home Alone 3
102 min | 1997 |
4.4 (100353 votes)
|
6.15 (129 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.

26.
Elektra
97 min | 2005 |
4.7 (84771 votes)
|
6.44 (294 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.

27.
Innocent Blood
112 min | 1992 |
6.2 (8707 votes)
|
7.94 (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.

28.
Half Baked
82 min | 1998 |
6.7 (56107 votes)
|
8.41 (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.

29.
Out for Justice
88 min | 1991 |
6.1 (20200 votes)
|
7.78 (104 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.
Big Momma's House 2
99 min | 2006 |
4.7 (39207 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.

31.
The Mask
101 min | 1994 |
6.9 (328873 votes)
|
8.56 (216 reviews)

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

32.
Midnight Run
126 min | 1988 |
7.5 (69080 votes)
|
9.14 (220 reviews)

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

33.
Ninja - Pfad der Rache
95 min | 2013 |
6.2 (9941 votes)
|
7.84 (44 reviews)

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

34.
Strange Brew
90 min | 1983 |
6.7 (15127 votes)
|
8.33 (85 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.

35.
The Man Who Knew Too Little
94 min | 1997 |
6.7 (28959 votes)
|
8.32 (94 reviews)

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

36.
Peppermint
101 min | 2018 |
6.5 (45650 votes)
|
8.11 (632 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.

37.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (19095 votes)
|
7.1 (73 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.

38.
Hard Times
93 min | 1975 |
7.3 (8860 votes)
|
8.9 (84 reviews)

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

39.
Double Impact
110 min | 1991 |
5.6 (36383 votes)
|
7.2 (73 reviews)

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

40.
The Crow: City of Angels
84 min | 1996 |
4.7 (18566 votes)
|
6.3 (104 reviews)

The spirit of the Crow resurrects another man seeking revenge for the murder of his son.

41.
Two Hands
103 min | 1999 |
7.1 (9651 votes)
|
8.7 (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)
|
8.5 (54 reviews)

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

43.
The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob
95 min | 1973 |
7.5 (10338 votes)
|
9.08 (30 reviews)

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

44.
I Love You to Death
97 min | 1990 |
6.4 (12166 votes)
|
7.98 (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.

45.
Streets of Fire
93 min | 1984 |
6.7 (16919 votes)
|
8.27 (154 reviews)

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

46.
Hey Ram
186 min | 2000 |
7.9 (10815 votes)
|
9.46 (49 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.

47.
The Hot Spot
130 min | 1990 |
6.4 (9974 votes)
|
7.96 (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.
Life
108 min | 1999 |
6.8 (43418 votes)
|
8.35 (101 reviews)

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

49.
The Ref
96 min | 1994 |
6.9 (22514 votes)
|
8.45 (91 reviews)

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

50.
Sister Act
100 min | 1992 |
6.4 (82858 votes)
|
7.95 (104 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.

Top 50 overrated crime movies

01.
The Boondock Saints
108 min | 1999 |
7.8 (221916 votes)
|
4.74 (445 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 |
7.5 (138345 votes)
|
4.53 (1584 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)
|
3.41 (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 (60083 votes)
|
3.77 (186 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 (18353 votes)
|
3.61 (104 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 |
6.6 (86953 votes)
|
4.12 (467 reviews)

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

07.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (12408 votes)
|
3.44 (204 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.
The Wolf of Wall Street
180 min | 2013 |
8.2 (1100295 votes)
|
5.93 (1211 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.

09.
Crash
112 min | 2004 |
7.8 (409573 votes)
|
5.6 (1353 reviews)

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

10.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (82882 votes)
|
5.04 (542 reviews)

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

11.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (805869 votes)
|
5.98 (1132 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.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (10643 votes)
|
2.23 (275 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.

13.
Hacker
95 min | 2016 |
6.2 (8052 votes)
|
4.13 (33 reviews)

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

14.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
115 min | 2017 |
8.2 (389212 votes)
|
6.14 (1064 reviews)

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

15.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (17380 votes)
|
3.95 (176 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.

16.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (90030 votes)
|
4.79 (617 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.

17.
Inferno
121 min | 2016 |
6.2 (148327 votes)
|
4.27 (379 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.

18.
Setup
85 min | 2011 |
4.4 (20028 votes)
|
2.5 (78 reviews)

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

19.
3000 Miles to Graceland
125 min | 2001 |
6.0 (42706 votes)
|
4.12 (285 reviews)

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

20.
Hustlers
110 min | 2019 |
6.3 (60069 votes)
|
4.44 (601 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.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
111 min | 2003 |
8.1 (953332 votes)
|
6.24 (1739 reviews)

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

22.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.6 (10529 votes)
|
2.76 (89 reviews)

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

23.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (149971 votes)
|
5.28 (666 reviews)

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

24.
Unthinkable
97 min | 2010 |
7.1 (81988 votes)
|
5.29 (232 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.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (78231 votes)
|
5.09 (531 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.

26.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (481225 votes)
|
6.0 (1310 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.
Ocean's Eight
110 min | 2018 |
6.2 (164393 votes)
|
4.45 (962 reviews)

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

28.
Funny Games
108 min | 1997 |
7.6 (60193 votes)
|
5.87 (265 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.

29.
Ocean's Twelve
125 min | 2004 |
6.5 (343564 votes)
|
4.79 (593 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.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (17368 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.
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
161 min | 2019 |
7.7 (423324 votes)
|
6.02 (4535 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.

32.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (516973 votes)
|
5.72 (604 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.

33.
Summer of Sam
142 min | 1999 |
6.7 (34859 votes)
|
5.04 (242 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.

34.
Dragged Across Concrete
159 min | 2018 |
7.0 (29969 votes)
|
5.34 (446 reviews)

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

35.
Natural Born Killers
118 min | 1994 |
7.3 (207875 votes)
|
5.66 (465 reviews)

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

36.
Thick as Thieves
104 min | 2009 |
6.0 (32563 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.

37.
The Contract
96 min | 2006 |
5.7 (22473 votes)
|
4.07 (108 reviews)

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

38.
American Hustle
138 min | 2013 |
7.2 (432531 votes)
|
5.57 (704 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 Hustle
93 min | 2019 |
5.4 (36131 votes)
|
3.77 (483 reviews)

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

40.
The Last Thing He Wanted
115 min | 2020 |
4.3 (8315 votes)
|
2.7 (267 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.

41.
Taken 2
92 min | 2012 |
6.3 (281103 votes)
|
4.7 (486 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.

42.
Nine Dead
98 min | 2010 |
5.5 (11854 votes)
|
3.91 (68 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.

43.
The Oxford Murders
104 min | 2008 |
6.1 (26771 votes)
|
4.51 (91 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.
Rough Night
101 min | 2017 |
5.2 (43279 votes)
|
3.63 (216 reviews)

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

45.
Elle
130 min | 2016 |
7.1 (57752 votes)
|
5.56 (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.

46.
A History of Violence
96 min | 2005 |
7.4 (216510 votes)
|
5.87 (1083 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.

47.
Game of Death
92 min | 1978 |
6.1 (15769 votes)
|
4.57 (92 reviews)

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

48.
Overdrive
93 min | 2017 |
5.4 (11588 votes)
|
3.9 (52 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.

49.
Law Abiding Citizen
109 min | 2009 |
7.4 (261460 votes)
|
5.91 (523 reviews)

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

50.
The House That Jack Built
152 min | 2018 |
6.8 (49140 votes)
|
5.31 (341 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.