My Top 60 Crime/Thrillers

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1.
13 (2010)
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A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men. (91 mins.)
Director: Géla Babluani
 
2.
A Man Apart (2003)
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A man known as Diablo emerges to head a drug cartel after the previous leader is imprisoned. (109 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
3.
A Perfect Murder (1998)
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A remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
4.
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
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A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks. (109 mins.)
 
5.
Bonded by Blood (2010)
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In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted... (96 mins.)
Director: Sacha Bennett
 
6.
Breaking and Entering (2006)
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A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life. (120 mins.)
 
7.
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
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A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
8.
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
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A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago. (90 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
 
9.
Death Sentence (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family. (105 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
10.
Dog Pound (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates. (91 mins.)
Director: Kim Chapiron
 
11.
Double Jeopardy (1999)
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A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him. (105 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
12.
Enough (2002)
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After running away fails, a terrified woman (Jennifer Lopez) empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband (Billy Campbell). (115 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
13.
Essex Boys (2000)
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The film is based loosely around events in December 1995 that culminated in the murders of three drug dealers in Rettendon... (102 mins.)
Director: Terry Winsor
 
14.
Along Came a Spider (2001)
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When a congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school, detective Alex Cross investigates the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner. (104 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
15.
Kiss the Girls (1997)
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Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time. (115 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
16.
The Bone Collector (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City. (118 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
17.
Fracture (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An attorney, intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute. (113 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
 
18.
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
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A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal. (109 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
19.
Hard Candy (2005)
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A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a sex offender with pedophilia. (104 mins.)
Director: David Slade
 
20.
Return to Paradise (1998)
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Two friends must choose whether to help a third friend who was arrested in Malaysia for drug possession. (111 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ruben
 
21.
Murder in the First (1995)
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An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement. (122 mins.)
Director: Marc Rocco
 
22.
Harry Brown (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice. (103 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barber
 
23.
Heist (2001)
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A career jewel thief finds himself at tense odds with his longtime partner, a crime boss who sends his nephew to keep watch. (109 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
24.
The Negotiator (1998)
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In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth. (140 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
25.
John Q (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant. (116 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
26.
Hostage (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A failed police negotiator turned small-town cop, must save the lives of a family held hostage, which draws him into a much more dangerous situation. (113 mins.)
Director: Florent Siri
 
27.
High Crimes (2002)
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High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines. (115 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
 
28.
Inside Man (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation. (129 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
29.
Training Day (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears. (122 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
30.
Layer Cake (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement. (105 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
31.
Murder by Numbers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective. (115 mins.)
 
32.
New Jack City (1991)
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A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him. (97 mins.)
 
33.
Out of Time (2003)
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A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. (105 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
 
34.
Outlaw (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society. (103 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
 
35.
Red Eye (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician. (85 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
36.
Righteous Kill (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two veteran New York City detectives work on a case of serial executions of criminals who escaped justice. (101 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
 
37.
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
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The life of career criminal Carlton Leach. (119 mins.)
Director: Julian Gilbey
 
38.
Running Scared (2006)
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A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands. (122 mins.)
Director: Wayne Kramer
 
39.
Safe House (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge. (115 mins.)
Director: Daniel Espinosa
 
40.
Salt (2010)
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A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. (100 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
41.
Se7en (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
42.
Set It Off (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Desperation drives four inner-city women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting one another. (123 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
43.
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband. (99 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ruben
 
44.
Sleuth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart. (88 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
45.
Snatch (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. (104 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
46.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
47.
Swordfish (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him. (99 mins.)
Director: Dominic Sena
 
48.
Taking Lives (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim. (103 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
 
49.
The Business (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Frankie decides he's had enough with his life as a street thug living on a South London estate, and... (97 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
 
50.
The Lazarus Project (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A former criminal is drawn into a criminal endeavor and subsequently finds himself living an inexplicable new life working at a psychiatric facility. (100 mins.)
 
51.
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute... (118 mins.)
Director: Brad Furman
 
52.
The Life of David Gale (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row. (130 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
53.
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again. (121 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
54.
Gran Torino (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
55.
Taken (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. (93 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
 
56.
The Siege (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law. (116 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
57.
Twisted (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Jessica, whose father killed her mother and committed suicide, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the center of her own investigation, when her former lovers start being murdered. (97 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
58.
Under Suspicion (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder... (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
59.
Wanted (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities. (110 mins.)
 
60.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme