Top 47 underrated crime movies from year 2009

01.
Bitch Slap
109 min | 2009 |
4.4 (13399 votes)
|
6.64 (56 reviews)

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

02.
Wanted
147 min | 2009 |
6.6 (16185 votes)
|
8.45 (58 reviews)

Radhe is a ruthless gangster who will kill anyone for money. He is attracted towards Jhanvi, a middle class girl, who does not approve of his work and wants him to change.

03.
Blood and Bone
93 min | 2009 |
6.7 (32122 votes)
|
7.74 (83 reviews)

In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

04.
Middle Men
105 min | 2009 |
6.8 (36858 votes)
|
7.84 (47 reviews)

Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals, and struggles not to drown in a sea of con men, mobsters, drug addicts, and porn stars.

05.
Solomon Kane
104 min | 2009 |
6.1 (70795 votes)
|
7.11 (161 reviews)

A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.

06.
Ninja
86 min | 2009 |
5.5 (10959 votes)
|
6.5 (57 reviews)

A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.

07.
Mystery Team
97 min | 2009 |
6.7 (8791 votes)
|
7.63 (36 reviews)

A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.

08.
Gier nach Macht
140 min | 2009 |
8.1 (11881 votes)
|
9.01 (70 reviews)

A law student witnesses deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college.

09.
Ninja Assassin
99 min | 2009 |
6.3 (68063 votes)
|
7.13 (239 reviews)

A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

10.
Madea Goes to Jail
103 min | 2009 |
4.5 (11485 votes)
|
5.33 (52 reviews)

Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

11.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
96 min | 2009 |
3.7 (23089 votes)
|
4.5 (187 reviews)

When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.

12.
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations
90 min | 2009 |
5.6 (18691 votes)
|
6.36 (66 reviews)

Sam Reide uses his power to time travel to solve the mystery of his girlfriend's death.

13.
Sin Nombre
96 min | 2009 |
7.6 (31074 votes)
|
8.34 (88 reviews)

A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.

14.
In the Electric Mist
117 min | 2009 |
6.1 (17560 votes)
|
6.77 (93 reviews)

A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of ghostly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.

15.
Polytechnique
77 min | 2009 |
7.2 (14398 votes)
|
7.82 (32 reviews)

A dramatization of the 1989 Montréal Massacre, during which several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.

16.
The International
118 min | 2009 |
6.5 (93258 votes)
|
7.11 (209 reviews)

An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

17.
Defendor
101 min | 2009 |
6.8 (35448 votes)
|
7.37 (103 reviews)

Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as "Defendor", combs the city streets at night, in search of his archenemy, Captain Industry.

18.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
91 min | 2009 |
5.2 (105791 votes)
|
5.76 (254 reviews)

When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

19.
Harry Brown
103 min | 2009 |
7.2 (84387 votes)
|
7.68 (248 reviews)

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.

20.
Celda 211
113 min | 2009 |
7.6 (63675 votes)
|
8.05 (68 reviews)

The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

21.
A Prophet
155 min | 2009 |
7.9 (95630 votes)
|
8.33 (164 reviews)

A young Algerian man is sent to a French prison.

22.
Scoundrel
130 min | 2009 |
7.4 (14789 votes)
|
7.83 (96 reviews)

The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy.

23.
Notorious
122 min | 2009 |
6.7 (41969 votes)
|
7.13 (98 reviews)

The life and death story of The Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

24.
The Disappearance of Alice Creed
100 min | 2009 |
6.7 (25338 votes)
|
7.08 (105 reviews)

A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.

25.
Mother
129 min | 2009 |
7.8 (57063 votes)
|
8.18 (148 reviews)

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

26.
Micmacs
105 min | 2009 |
7.2 (28804 votes)
|
7.54 (71 reviews)

A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

27.
Stadt der Gewalt
119 min | 2009 |
7.0 (10341 votes)
|
7.33 (60 reviews)

A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

28.
The Loved Ones
84 min | 2009 |
6.6 (38642 votes)
|
6.86 (159 reviews)

When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

29.
Big Fan
88 min | 2009 |
6.7 (9148 votes)
|
6.96 (53 reviews)

A hard-core New York Giants fan struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.

30.
Push
111 min | 2009 |
6.1 (107650 votes)
|
6.3 (242 reviews)

Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

31.
Fast & Furious
107 min | 2009 |
6.6 (272390 votes)
|
6.79 (286 reviews)

Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

32.
Extract
92 min | 2009 |
6.1 (46430 votes)
|
6.26 (117 reviews)

Joel, the owner of an extract plant, tries to contend with myriad personal and professional problems, such as his potentially unfaithful wife and employees who want to take advantage of him.

33.
New York
153 min | 2009 |
6.8 (9314 votes)
|
6.92 (58 reviews)

A contemporary story of 3 friends discovering a new world set against the larger than life New York City. But one day the world around them changed.

34.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
152 min | 2009 |
7.8 (211608 votes)
|
7.92 (303 reviews)

A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

35.
Night Train
83 min | 2009 |
5.7 (8555 votes)
|
5.8 (44 reviews)

Two passengers and the conductor discover that a man has passed away on their night train cabin. They come across a mysterious object in a box the dead man was carrying and they all wish to keep for themselves.

36.
I Love You Phillip Morris
98 min | 2009 |
6.6 (93116 votes)
|
6.66 (165 reviews)

A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.

37.
District 13: Ultimatum
101 min | 2009 |
6.5 (42829 votes)
|
6.53 (42 reviews)

Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

38.
The Maiden Heist
90 min | 2009 |
6.1 (14914 votes)
|
6.09 (48 reviews)

A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.

39.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
147 min | 2009 |
7.3 (68370 votes)
|
7.23 (112 reviews)

Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.

40.
Brooklyn's Finest
132 min | 2009 |
6.7 (62027 votes)
|
6.59 (141 reviews)

Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

41.
Leaves of Grass
105 min | 2009 |
6.4 (26370 votes)
|
6.25 (65 reviews)

An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord.

42.
State of Play
127 min | 2009 |
7.1 (146035 votes)
|
6.93 (269 reviews)

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington, D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the Representative, his old college friend.

43.
The Collector
90 min | 2009 |
6.4 (61037 votes)
|
6.21 (255 reviews)

Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

44.
Whiteout
101 min | 2009 |
5.5 (37960 votes)
|
5.29 (159 reviews)

U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko tracks a killer in Antarctica as the sun is about to set for six months.

45.
Surrogates
89 min | 2009 |
6.3 (171037 votes)
|
6.07 (255 reviews)

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.

46.
12 Rounds
108 min | 2009 |
5.6 (27157 votes)
|
5.37 (116 reviews)

Detective Danny Fisher discovers his girlfriend has been kidnapped by an ex-con tied to Fisher's past, and he'll have to successfully complete 12 challenges in order to secure her safe release.

47.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
122 min | 2009 |
6.6 (74060 votes)
|
6.35 (215 reviews)

Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

Top 26 overrated crime movies from year 2009

01.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
118 min | 2009 |
6.3 (62085 votes)
|
3.84 (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.

02.
Nine Dead
98 min | 2009 |
5.5 (12475 votes)
|
3.63 (89 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.

03.
Thick as Thieves
104 min | 2009 |
6.0 (33378 votes)
|
4.3 (56 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.

04.
Green Street Hooligans 2
94 min | 2009 |
4.8 (13542 votes)
|
3.13 (43 reviews)

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

05.
Law Abiding Citizen
109 min | 2009 |
7.4 (279694 votes)
|
5.96 (612 reviews)

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

06.
Horsemen
90 min | 2009 |
5.6 (22031 votes)
|
4.25 (99 reviews)

A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between a serial killing spree and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

07.
Sherlock Holmes
128 min | 2009 |
7.6 (598075 votes)
|
6.3 (658 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.

08.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
106 min | 2009 |
5.9 (12583 votes)
|
4.68 (68 reviews)

Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.

09.
Duplicity
125 min | 2009 |
6.1 (48251 votes)
|
5.03 (188 reviews)

Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one.

10.
Public Enemies
140 min | 2009 |
7.0 (288217 votes)
|
5.94 (608 reviews)

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

11.
The Taking of Pelham 123
106 min | 2009 |
6.4 (190149 votes)
|
5.41 (338 reviews)

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

12.
Armored
88 min | 2009 |
5.7 (29684 votes)
|
4.76 (117 reviews)

A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution.

13.
The Limits of Control
116 min | 2009 |
6.3 (19428 votes)
|
5.39 (102 reviews)

The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job.

14.
Fighting
105 min | 2009 |
5.6 (32486 votes)
|
4.79 (101 reviews)

In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

15.
Echelon Conspiracy
105 min | 2009 |
5.8 (18645 votes)
|
5.09 (70 reviews)

At first, the strange phone messages promised great wealth. Soon, though, government agents pursue the young engineer receiving them around the world.

16.
The Stepfather
101 min | 2009 |
5.6 (32974 votes)
|
4.93 (176 reviews)

Michael Harding (Penn Badgely) returns home from military school to find his mother Susan (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.

17.
The Pink Panther 2
92 min | 2009 |
5.6 (43493 votes)
|
4.98 (124 reviews)

Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

18.
Crossing Over
113 min | 2009 |
6.7 (22589 votes)
|
6.18 (78 reviews)

Crossing Over is about illegal aliens of many nationalities in the Los Angeles area and the authorities and individuals dealing with them.

19.
The Girl Who Played with Fire
129 min | 2009 |
7.2 (92686 votes)
|
6.68 (145 reviews)

As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.

20.
Observe and Report
86 min | 2009 |
5.8 (60765 votes)
|
5.28 (263 reviews)

Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case.

21.
Rampage
85 min | 2009 |
6.3 (17550 votes)
|
5.81 (144 reviews)

A man with a thirst for revenge builds a full body armor from Kevlar and goes on a killing spree.

22.
The Last House on the Left
110 min | 2009 |
6.5 (88254 votes)
|
6.02 (338 reviews)

After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.

23.
The Informant!
108 min | 2009 |
6.4 (63890 votes)
|
5.93 (195 reviews)

The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.

24.
Crank: High Voltage
96 min | 2009 |
6.2 (144024 votes)
|
5.79 (238 reviews)

Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker which requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

25.
Obsessed
108 min | 2009 |
5.0 (30538 votes)
|
4.65 (180 reviews)

A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.

26.
Fanboys
90 min | 2009 |
6.6 (57219 votes)
|
6.27 (73 reviews)

Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) before its release.