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The Shawshank Redemption
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Dir: Frank Darabont With: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton Crime | Drama 142 mins.
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola With: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan Crime | Drama 175 mins.
The Godfather: Part II
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola With: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall Crime | Drama 200 mins.
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. Dir: Quentin Tarantino With: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson Crime | Thriller 154 mins.
The Dark Knight
When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 152 mins.
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller 146 mins.
City of God
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino Crime | Drama 130 mins.
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. Dir: David Fincher With: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey Crime | Mystery | Thriller 127 mins.
The Usual Suspects
A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup. Dir: Bryan Singer With: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri Crime | Mystery | Thriller 106 mins.
The Silence of the Lambs
A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. Dir: Jonathan Demme With: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney Crime | Drama | Thriller 118 mins.
Léon: The Professional
A professional assassin rescues a teenage girl whose parents were killed in a police raid. Dir: Luc Besson With: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman Crime | Drama | Thriller 110 mins.
The Dark Knight Rises
Eight years on, a new evil rises from where the Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it, causing the Batman to resurface and fight to protect Gotham City... the very city which brands him an enemy. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway Action | Crime | Thriller 165 mins.
American History X
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. Dir: Tony Kaye With: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo Crime | Drama 119 mins.
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. Dir: Fritz Lang With: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 117 mins.
An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. Dir: Billy Wilder With: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 107 mins.
An undercover state cop who infiltrated a Mafia clan and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson Crime | Drama | Thriller 151 mins.
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd Crime | Drama 113 mins.
The Green Mile
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. Dir: Frank Darabont With: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse Crime | Drama | Fantasy | Mystery 189 mins.
A Clockwork Orange
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem... but not all goes to plan. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi 136 mins.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. Dir: Robert Mulligan With: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton Crime | Drama | Mystery 129 mins.
After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. Dir: Quentin Tarantino With: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen Crime | Thriller 99 mins.
Once Upon a Time in America
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. Dir: Sergio Leone With: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern Crime | Drama 229 mins.
A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job. Dir: Vittorio De Sica With: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell Crime | Drama 93 mins.
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori Crime | Drama 88 mins.
A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water. Dir: Roman Polanski With: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller 130 mins.
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - the straight-laced, the brutal, and the sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. Dir: Curtis Hanson With: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller 138 mins.
In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. Dir: George Roy Hill With: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw Comedy | Crime | Drama 129 mins.
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe Action | Adventure | Crime | Drama 140 mins.
On the Waterfront
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. Dir: Elia Kazan With: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb Crime | Drama 108 mins.
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. Dir: Guy Ritchie With: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro Crime | Thriller 104 mins.
The Maltese Falcon
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. Dir: John Huston With: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery 100 mins.
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist. Dir: Michael Mann With: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 170 mins.
In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed. Dir: Brian De Palma With: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer Crime | Drama | Thriller 170 mins.
Touch of Evil
Stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in Mexican border town. Dir: Orson Welles With: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 95 mins.
The Big Lebowski
"Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. Dir: Joel Coen With: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore Comedy | Crime 117 mins.
In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty. Dir: Jacques Becker With: André Bervil, Jean Keraudy, Michel Constantin Crime | Drama | Thriller 132 mins.
Cool Hand Luke
A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. Dir: Stuart Rosenberg With: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin Crime | Drama 126 mins.
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. Dir: Joel Coen With: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi Crime | Drama 98 mins.
High and Low
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller 143 mins.
Strangers on a Train
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 101 mins.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Four London working class stiffs pool their money to put one in a high stakes card game, but things go wrong and they end up owing half a million pounds and having one week to come up with the cash. Dir: Guy Ritchie With: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran Crime | Thriller 107 mins.
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. Dir: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez With: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis Crime | Thriller 124 mins.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. Dir: George Roy Hill With: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross Adventure | Biography | Crime | Western United States-M 110 mins.
Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci Biography | Crime | Drama 178 mins.
No Country for Old Men
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. Dir: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen With: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin Crime | Drama | Thriller 122 mins.
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends. Dir: Danny Boyle With: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller Crime | Drama 94 mins.
The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years... Dir: Yavuz Turgul With: Sener Sen, Ugur Yücel, Sermin Hürmeric Crime | Drama | Thriller 128 mins.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. Dir: Quentin Tarantino With: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah Action | Crime | Thriller 111 mins.
The Big Sleep
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. Dir: Howard Hawks With: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 114 mins.
Dial M for Murder
An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings Crime | Mystery | Thriller 105 mins.