Top 50 underrated crime movies

01.
ATL
105 min | 2006 |
6.1 (10401 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 - Tödliche Erlösung
102 min | 2000 |
4.9 (10362 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.

03.
The Bag Man
108 min | 2014 |
5.3 (15357 votes)
|
7.43 (579 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 (28187 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 (115 reviews)

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

06.
Thunderheart
119 min | 1992 |
6.8 (13169 votes)
|
8.81 (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.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
88 min | 1988 |
6.6 (11646 votes)
|
8.54 (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.

08.
Moonwalker
93 min | 1988 |
6.1 (15093 votes)
|
8.01 (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.
Dick Tracy
105 min | 1990 |
6.1 (54477 votes)
|
8.01 (142 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.

10.
Kindergarten Cop
111 min | 1990 |
6.1 (128508 votes)
|
8.01 (98 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.

11.
Bitch Slap
109 min | 2009 |
4.5 (13023 votes)
|
6.41 (55 reviews)

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

12.
Catwoman
104 min | 2004 |
3.3 (104955 votes)
|
5.2 (570 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.

13.
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
114 min | 1996 |
6.0 (9503 votes)
|
7.86 (53 reviews)

Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

14.
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.

15.
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.

16.
Phir Hera Pheri
153 min | 2006 |
6.7 (12947 votes)
|
8.51 (48 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.

17.
Miss Congeniality
109 min | 2000 |
6.2 (174530 votes)
|
8.01 (275 reviews)

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

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.
Elektra
97 min | 2005 |
4.7 (83764 votes)
|
6.47 (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.

20.
Home Alone 3
102 min | 1997 |
4.4 (97332 votes)
|
6.17 (119 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.

21.
Without a Clue
107 min | 1988 |
7.0 (8696 votes)
|
8.77 (63 reviews)

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

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.
The Shadow
108 min | 1994 |
6.1 (22068 votes)
|
7.83 (123 reviews)

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

24.
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.

25.
Half Baked
82 min | 1998 |
6.7 (55455 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.
Loaded Weapon 1
84 min | 1993 |
6.2 (42656 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.

27.
Out for Justice
88 min | 1991 |
6.1 (20200 votes)
|
7.78 (100 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.

28.
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.

29.
The Ref
96 min | 1994 |
6.9 (22300 votes)
|
8.57 (87 reviews)

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

30.
Baby Geniuses
97 min | 1999 |
2.6 (24270 votes)
|
4.27 (150 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.

31.
Big Momma's House 2
99 min | 2006 |
4.7 (38562 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.

32.
Midnight Run
126 min | 1988 |
7.5 (66472 votes)
|
9.15 (208 reviews)

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

33.
Strange Brew
90 min | 1983 |
6.7 (14930 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.

34.
Men at Work
98 min | 1990 |
5.9 (21134 votes)
|
7.53 (58 reviews)

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

35.
Freeway
102 min | 1996 |
6.8 (25121 votes)
|
8.42 (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.

36.
Baby's Day Out
99 min | 1994 |
6.1 (42101 votes)
|
7.71 (74 reviews)

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

37.
Peppermint
101 min | 2018 |
6.5 (42589 votes)
|
8.11 (591 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.

38.
The Man Who Knew Too Little
94 min | 1997 |
6.7 (28605 votes)
|
8.31 (96 reviews)

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

39.
Hard Times
93 min | 1975 |
7.3 (8653 votes)
|
8.88 (83 reviews)

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

40.
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 ...

41.
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.

42.
The Hot Spot
130 min | 1990 |
6.4 (9785 votes)
|
7.98 (71 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.

43.
Life
108 min | 1999 |
6.8 (42417 votes)
|
8.37 (99 reviews)

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

44.
The Mask
101 min | 1994 |
6.9 (322248 votes)
|
8.47 (209 reviews)

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

45.
Gridiron Gang
125 min | 2006 |
6.9 (44843 votes)
|
8.47 (129 reviews)

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

46.
Streets of Fire
93 min | 1984 |
6.7 (16555 votes)
|
8.25 (152 reviews)

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

47.
Maximum Risk
101 min | 1996 |
5.5 (19026 votes)
|
7.05 (70 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.

48.
Sudden Death
111 min | 1995 |
5.8 (30523 votes)
|
7.35 (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.

49.
Sister Act
100 min | 1992 |
6.4 (80959 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.

50.
Twins
107 min | 1988 |
6.1 (106594 votes)
|
7.64 (73 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.

Top 50 overrated crime movies

01.
The Boondock Saints
108 min | 1999 |
7.8 (219732 votes)
|
4.72 (434 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 (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.

03.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
118 min | 2009 |
6.3 (59467 votes)
|
3.81 (184 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.
Funny Games
111 min | 2007 |
6.5 (85632 votes)
|
4.08 (458 reviews)

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

05.
The Sweeney
112 min | 2012 |
6.1 (18096 votes)
|
3.7 (102 reviews)

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

06.
The Wolf of Wall Street
180 min | 2013 |
8.2 (1073214 votes)
|
5.9 (1164 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.

07.
Crash
112 min | 2004 |
7.8 (405380 votes)
|
5.51 (1330 reviews)

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

08.
Gone Girl
149 min | 2014 |
8.1 (786742 votes)
|
5.83 (1083 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.
Elephant
81 min | 2003 |
7.2 (81875 votes)
|
5.02 (537 reviews)

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

10.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
115 min | 2017 |
8.2 (370134 votes)
|
6.1 (1023 reviews)

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

11.
Siberia
104 min | 2018 |
4.3 (10095 votes)
|
2.2 (265 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.
Traffik
96 min | 2018 |
6.0 (17204 votes)
|
3.92 (173 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.

13.
You Were Never Really Here
89 min | 2017 |
6.8 (82545 votes)
|
4.74 (566 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.

14.
Better Watch Out
89 min | 2016 |
6.5 (24005 votes)
|
4.45 (161 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.

15.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (11451 votes)
|
3.76 (186 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.

16.
Hustlers
110 min | 2019 |
6.5 (26989 votes)
|
4.52 (390 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.

17.
Inferno
121 min | 2016 |
6.2 (144009 votes)
|
4.24 (370 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.
3000 Miles to Graceland
125 min | 2001 |
6.0 (42331 votes)
|
4.06 (282 reviews)

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

19.
Setup
85 min | 2011 |
4.4 (19447 votes)
|
2.51 (77 reviews)

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

20.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
111 min | 2003 |
8.1 (934625 votes)
|
6.21 (1720 reviews)

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

21.
The Hateful Eight
168 min | 2015 |
7.8 (465917 votes)
|
5.92 (1274 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.

22.
You Get Me
89 min | 2017 |
4.6 (10185 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.

23.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (148752 votes)
|
5.25 (656 reviews)

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

24.
Unthinkable
97 min | 2010 |
7.1 (81049 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.
Higher Learning
127 min | 1995 |
6.5 (17118 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.

26.
Hacker
95 min | 2016 |
6.2 (8052 votes)
|
4.39 (32 reviews)

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

27.
Widows
129 min | 2018 |
6.9 (73469 votes)
|
5.1 (515 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.
Dragged Across Concrete
159 min | 2018 |
7.0 (24445 votes)
|
5.2 (371 reviews)

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

29.
Ocean's Eight
110 min | 2018 |
6.2 (156807 votes)
|
4.47 (942 reviews)

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

30.
Ocean's Twelve
125 min | 2004 |
6.5 (338468 votes)
|
4.78 (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.

31.
Natural Born Killers
118 min | 1994 |
7.3 (204648 votes)
|
5.6 (455 reviews)

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

32.
Looper
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (509937 votes)
|
5.72 (609 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 (34545 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.

34.
Thick as Thieves
104 min | 2009 |
6.0 (32290 votes)
|
4.35 (49 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.
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.

36.
American Hustle
138 min | 2013 |
7.2 (426001 votes)
|
5.55 (692 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.

37.
Funny Games
108 min | 1997 |
7.6 (58710 votes)
|
5.96 (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.

38.
The House That Jack Built
152 min | 2018 |
6.8 (44541 votes)
|
5.18 (309 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.

39.
The Oxford Murders
104 min | 2008 |
6.1 (26376 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.

40.
Rough Night
101 min | 2017 |
5.2 (41843 votes)
|
3.62 (203 reviews)

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

41.
Fire with Fire
97 min | 2012 |
5.6 (24026 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.

42.
Elle
130 min | 2016 |
7.1 (56453 votes)
|
5.55 (155 reviews)

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

43.
Law Abiding Citizen
109 min | 2009 |
7.4 (258239 votes)
|
5.86 (512 reviews)

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

44.
Green Street Hooligans
109 min | 2005 |
7.5 (135619 votes)
|
5.97 (367 reviews)

A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.

45.
A History of Violence
96 min | 2005 |
7.4 (214229 votes)
|
5.88 (1078 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.

46.
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
161 min | 2019 |
7.9 (261625 votes)
|
6.39 (3358 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.

47.
The Hustle
93 min | 2019 |
5.4 (27914 votes)
|
3.9 (382 reviews)

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

48.
Now You See Me
115 min | 2013 |
7.3 (564342 votes)
|
5.8 (660 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.

49.
Sherlock Holmes
128 min | 2009 |
7.6 (557863 votes)
|
6.11 (592 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.

50.
Taken 2
92 min | 2012 |
6.2 (277657 votes)
|
4.71 (476 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.