DISCOVER--twenty classic crime sprees

The very first moving picture with a story was a western called The Great Train Robbery, and ever since then cinema has been obsessed with crime, criminals, and their comeuppance. Me, I like to see 'em get what's comin' to 'em. Most, but not all, in this selection do. This list is in alphabetical order.
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1.
Badlands (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
2.
Big Bad Mama (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Mama and daughters get forced by circumstances into bootlegging and bank robbing, and travel across the country trailed by the law. (84 mins.)
Director: Steve Carver
 
3.
Big Bad Mama II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
It's 1934, and the evil local land baron forecloses on Angie's place, and she and her two daughters must leave and continue their life of crime... (83 mins.)
Director: Jim Wynorski
 
4.
Bloody Mama (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A psychological gangster film based on fact. Machine gun totin' Ma Barker lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era... (90 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
5.
The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In the 1930s, amoral blonde tommy-gun girl Bonnie Parker cut a swath of bodies across the South-West... (79 mins.)
Director: William Witney
 
6.
Crazy Mama (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Jonathan Demme directs this joyous relentlessly kitschy celebration of 50's America: opportunity, rock'n'roll... (83 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
7.
Danger: Diabolik (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
International man of mystery Diabolik pulls heist after heist but European cops led by inspector Ginko and envious mobsters led by Ralph Valmont are closing-in on him. (105 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
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8.
Dillinger (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down. (107 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
9.
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Larry Rayder is an aspiring NASCAR driver, Deke Sommers is mechanic. As they feel they collectively are the best... (93 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
10.
The Enforcer (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with. (96 mins.)
Director: James Fargo
 
11.
Full Contact (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two disreputable friends get tied in with a group of criminals who turn out to be excessively violent and deceptive. (96 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
12.
Sukeban gerira (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Miko Sugimoto is the leader of the Red Helmet Gang, a biker girl gang from Shinjuku who wind up in Kyoto... (84 mins.)
Director: Noribumi Suzuki
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13.
The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Explosive drama and action when two sexy girls go on a bank robbing binge. (90 mins.)
 
14.
Heat (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist. (170 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
15.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. (118 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
16.
Point Blank (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him. (92 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
17.
Pretty Boy Floyd (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Trying to shake his troubled past and start a new honest life, Floyd loses his job because of that past... (96 mins.)
 
18.
Thieves Like Us (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing... (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
19.
White Heat (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn (114 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
20.
Young Dillinger (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
John Dillinger first goes to jail after attempting to rob his girlfriend's father at her suggestion... (102 mins.)
Director: Terry O. Morse
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Obsessed with the popular culture of the 1960s and surrounding decades, Jon Abbott has been writing about film and TV for over thirty years in around two dozen different publications, trade, populist, and specialist. He is the author of several books, including

Irwin Allen Television Productions 1964-1970,
Stephen J. Cannell Television Productions: A History of All Series and Pilots,
The Elvis Films,
Cool TV of the 1960s: Three Shows That Changed the World, and Strange New World: Sex Films of the 1970s.

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