Top 50 underrated crime movies

01.
Mrs. Serial Killer
106 min | 2020 |
4.8 (10672 votes)
|
8.97 (5420 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.
Baby Geniuses
97 min | 1999 |
2.6 (25427 votes)
|
5.34 (157 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.

03.
Phir Hera Pheri
153 min | 2006 |
6.7 (12947 votes)
|
9.23 (99 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.

04.
The Big Bull
153 min | 2021 |
6.1 (11379 votes)
|
8.42 (833 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.

05.
Sour And Sweet
157 min | 2010 |
5.8 (8030 votes)
|
8.0 (40 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.

06.
ATL
105 min | 2006 |
6.1 (10823 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.

07.
Bitch Slap
109 min | 2009 |
4.4 (13399 votes)
|
6.53 (55 reviews)

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

08.
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.

09.
Cop & ½
97 min | 1993 |
4.1 (8167 votes)
|
6.22 (41 reviews)

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

10.
Gunda
129 min | 1998 |
7.5 (9175 votes)
|
9.58 (136 reviews)

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

11.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (14418 votes)
|
8.86 (78 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.

12.
Moonwalker
93 min | 1988 |
6.1 (16140 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.

13.
Ernest Goes to Jail
81 min | 1990 |
5.4 (8860 votes)
|
7.45 (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.

14.
Oscar
109 min | 1991 |
6.6 (30110 votes)
|
8.63 (117 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".

15.
Catwoman
104 min | 2004 |
3.4 (112742 votes)
|
5.42 (609 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.
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.

17.
The Bag Man
108 min | 2014 |
5.2 (16149 votes)
|
7.13 (587 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.

18.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
88 min | 1988 |
6.6 (12591 votes)
|
8.46 (47 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.

19.
Dick Tracy
105 min | 1990 |
6.1 (58589 votes)
|
7.95 (160 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.

20.
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
114 min | 1996 |
6.0 (10074 votes)
|
7.84 (54 reviews)

Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

21.
Men at Work
98 min | 1990 |
6.0 (21824 votes)
|
7.8 (64 reviews)

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

22.
Welcome
159 min | 2007 |
6.8 (14410 votes)
|
8.59 (42 reviews)

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

23.
Elektra
97 min | 2005 |
4.7 (88336 votes)
|
6.46 (308 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.
Malibu's Most Wanted
86 min | 2003 |
5.2 (18702 votes)
|
6.96 (68 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.

25.
The Shadow
108 min | 1994 |
6.1 (23855 votes)
|
7.86 (131 reviews)

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

26.
The Freshman
102 min | 1990 |
6.4 (18737 votes)
|
8.15 (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.
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.

28.
Kindergarten Cop
111 min | 1990 |
6.2 (139285 votes)
|
7.93 (113 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.
Miss Congeniality
109 min | 2000 |
6.3 (192055 votes)
|
8.02 (297 reviews)

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

30.
Nowhere to Run
94 min | 1993 |
5.7 (21493 votes)
|
7.42 (58 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.

31.
Double Impact
110 min | 1991 |
5.6 (38597 votes)
|
7.29 (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.

32.
Harlem Nights
116 min | 1989 |
6.1 (20930 votes)
|
7.79 (73 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.

33.
The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob
95 min | 1973 |
7.5 (10338 votes)
|
9.16 (32 reviews)

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

34.
Johnny Handsome
94 min | 1989 |
6.2 (8755 votes)
|
7.86 (39 reviews)

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

35.
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.

36.
Sudden Death
111 min | 1995 |
5.8 (32119 votes)
|
7.45 (103 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.

37.
Big Momma's House 2
99 min | 2006 |
4.8 (41000 votes)
|
6.45 (84 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.

38.
Home Sweet Hell
98 min | 2015 |
5.4 (14210 votes)
|
7.04 (50 reviews)

Don Champagne seems to have it all, but when his wife, Mona, learns of his affair with a pretty new salesgirl, she will stop at nothing to maintain their storybook life.

39.
The Assignment - Der Auftrag
115 min | 1997 |
6.9 (8138 votes)
|
8.54 (58 reviews)

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

40.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (20567 votes)
|
7.13 (82 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.

41.
Two Hands
103 min | 1999 |
7.1 (10437 votes)
|
8.73 (93 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.
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.

43.
Lionheart
108 min | 1990 |
6.2 (33660 votes)
|
7.82 (92 reviews)

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

44.
Sister Act
100 min | 1992 |
6.4 (90226 votes)
|
8.01 (123 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.

45.
The Mask
101 min | 1994 |
6.9 (354381 votes)
|
8.51 (264 reviews)

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

46.
Hey Ram
186 min | 2000 |
7.9 (11833 votes)
|
9.51 (56 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.
Dhoom 3
172 min | 2013 |
5.4 (42937 votes)
|
6.99 (357 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.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (9591 votes)
|
8.57 (69 reviews)

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

49.
The Man Who Knew Too Little
94 min | 1997 |
6.7 (30092 votes)
|
8.27 (105 reviews)

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

50.
Hard Times
93 min | 1975 |
7.3 (9652 votes)
|
8.87 (96 reviews)

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

Top 50 overrated crime movies

01.
I Care a Lot
118 min | 2020 |
6.3 (100114 votes)
|
2.96 (3654 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)
|
3.49 (181 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 (229538 votes)
|
4.82 (480 reviews)

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

04.
Ryde
84 min | 2017 |
6.0 (8022 votes)
|
3.25 (64 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.

05.
Uncut Gems
135 min | 2019 |
7.4 (234131 votes)
|
4.69 (2307 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.

06.
True History of the Kelly Gang
124 min | 2019 |
6.0 (8843 votes)
|
3.45 (202 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.

07.
Funny Games
111 min | 2007 |
6.6 (92175 votes)
|
4.13 (495 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)
|
3.85 (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.
Ocean's Eight
110 min | 2018 |
6.9 (194175 votes)
|
4.57 (1076 reviews)

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

10.
The Sweeney
112 min | 2012 |
6.1 (18864 votes)
|
3.79 (118 reviews)

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

11.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (87218 votes)
|
4.95 (555 reviews)

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

12.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (14449 votes)
|
3.65 (240 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.

13.
Crash
112 min | 2004 |
7.7 (423423 votes)
|
5.6 (1396 reviews)

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

14.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (18436 votes)
|
3.95 (187 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.

15.
Coffee & Kareem
88 min | 2020 |
5.1 (11580 votes)
|
3.1 (407 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.

16.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (13626 votes)
|
2.31 (306 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.

17.
Hustlers
110 min | 2019 |
6.3 (87510 votes)
|
4.33 (711 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.

18.
Dragged Across Concrete
159 min | 2018 |
6.9 (40228 votes)
|
4.99 (580 reviews)

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

19.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (884481 votes)
|
6.2 (1327 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.

20.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.7 (11906 votes)
|
2.8 (105 reviews)

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

21.
Lupin
| 2021 |
7.6 (72426 votes)
|
5.71 (373 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.

22.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (155352 votes)
|
5.21 (689 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.

23.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (108286 votes)
|
4.92 (750 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.

24.
Nine Dead
98 min | 2009 |
5.5 (12475 votes)
|
3.64 (83 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.

25.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
115 min | 2017 |
8.1 (451227 votes)
|
6.25 (1218 reviews)

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

26.
The Hustle
93 min | 2019 |
5.4 (50056 votes)
|
3.57 (620 reviews)

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

27.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (90031 votes)
|
5.08 (579 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.

28.
Inferno
121 min | 2016 |
6.2 (163690 votes)
|
4.39 (428 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.

29.
3000 Miles to Graceland
125 min | 2001 |
6.0 (44494 votes)
|
4.23 (292 reviews)

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

30.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (18498 votes)
|
4.77 (103 reviews)

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

31.
Thick as Thieves
104 min | 2009 |
6.0 (33378 votes)
|
4.29 (54 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.

32.
Funny Games
108 min | 1997 |
7.6 (67009 votes)
|
5.91 (283 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 (220509 votes)
|
5.61 (494 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 (36788 votes)
|
5.04 (248 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.
Green Street Hooligans 2
94 min | 2009 |
4.8 (13542 votes)
|
3.16 (42 reviews)

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

36.
Ocean's Twelve
125 min | 2004 |
6.5 (364988 votes)
|
4.86 (631 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).

37.
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.

38.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (541607 votes)
|
5.79 (647 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.

39.
Elle
130 min | 2016 |
7.1 (62398 votes)
|
5.49 (166 reviews)

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

40.
American Hustle
138 min | 2013 |
7.2 (455823 votes)
|
5.6 (733 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.

41.
Murder on the Orient Express
114 min | 2017 |
6.5 (219109 votes)
|
4.91 (905 reviews)

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

42.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
111 min | 2003 |
8.1 (1020514 votes)
|
6.51 (1852 reviews)

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

43.
The Lie
97 min | 2018 |
5.8 (13233 votes)
|
4.22 (406 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.

44.
The Oxford Murders
108 min | 2008 |
6.1 (27719 votes)
|
4.52 (100 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.

45.
Game of Death
92 min | 1978 |
6.1 (16933 votes)
|
4.53 (105 reviews)

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

46.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (533035 votes)
|
6.23 (1460 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.

47.
Rough Night
101 min | 2017 |
5.2 (48380 votes)
|
3.63 (245 reviews)

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

48.
The Wolf of Wall Street
180 min | 2013 |
8.2 (1227199 votes)
|
6.64 (1442 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.

49.
The Contract
96 min | 2006 |
5.6 (23250 votes)
|
4.05 (118 reviews)

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

50.
A History of Violence
96 min | 2005 |
7.4 (226874 votes)
|
5.85 (1109 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.