Euro-crime from the 21st century

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1. Le petit lieutenant (2005)

Unrated | 110 min | Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Jalil Lespert, Roschdy Zem, Antoine Chappey

Votes: 2,183

2. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime

71 Metascore

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 30,291 | Gross: $0.55M

3. Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 26,809 | Gross: $0.28M

4. Jar City (2006)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir

Votes: 4,821

5. Rivals (2008)

106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The story of two rival brothers, one a pimp and the other a cop, and how the former manages to be the family favorite.

Director: Jacques Maillot | Stars: Guillaume Canet, François Cluzet, Clotilde Hesme, Marie Denarnaud

Votes: 807

6. The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003)

118 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A woman is sleeping in her bedroom. Her room can not be opened from the outside, but only from inside. When suddenly one night somebody attempted to murder her. Before the police arrived ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Podalydès | Stars: Denis Podalydès, Jean-Noël Brouté, Claude Rich, Scali Delpeyrat

Votes: 1,511

7. The Liability (2012)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of aging hit man Roy.

Director: Craig Viveiros | Stars: Tim Roth, Jack O'Connell, Peter Mullan, Talulah Riley

Votes: 7,176

8. The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, History, Thriller

A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes.

Director: Maarten Treurniet | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Gijs Naber, Teun Kuilboer

Votes: 4,981

9. Rabid Dogs (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

51 Metascore

After a bank job goes badly wrong, three desperate criminals take a young woman and a father and child hostage - it's the beginning of a frantic and violent road trip that not all of them will survive.

Director: Éric Hannezo | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Gouix, François Arnaud

Votes: 1,469

10. Fermat's Room (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller

4 mathematicians are invited to solve an enigma. Once there, they're locked in a mechanically shrinking room and given 1 minute to solve each puzzle via cellphone while also figuring out why they're there.

Directors: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña | Stars: Alejo Sauras, Elena Ballesteros, Lluís Homar, Santi Millán

Votes: 17,685

11. The Unknown Girl (2016)

Unrated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

A female doctor gets obsessed with the case of a dead woman after learning that the woman had died shortly after having rung her door for help.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, Louka Minnella

Votes: 6,166 | Gross: $0.15M

12. Traceless (2010)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Etienne Meunier is a successful businessman who has money and a beautiful wife. But all is not well in Etienne's immaculate life. He is troubled by a secret that he has been hiding.

Director: Grégoire Vigneron | Stars: Benoît Magimel, François-Xavier Demaison, Julie Gayet, Léa Seydoux

Votes: 1,398

13. Fine Dead Girls (2002)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Thriller

A lesbian couple rents an apartment in a seemingly normal building which happens to be populated with all kinds of freaks. Initially kind but unaware of their secret, a landlady tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Dalibor Matanic | Stars: Olga Pakalovic, Nina Violic, Kresimir Mikic, Inge Appelt

Votes: 1,983

14. R (2010)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward... See full summary »

Directors: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller, Jacob Gredsted

Votes: 4,239

15. Revanche (2008)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.

Director: Götz Spielmann | Stars: Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 12,921

16. A Quiet Life (2010)

105 min | Crime, Drama

The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, ... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Cupellini | Stars: Toni Servillo, Marco D'Amore, Francesco Di Leva, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 1,965

17. Salvo (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

Salvo is a body guard and hit man for a mafioso. After foiling an attack on his employer, Salvo hunts down the man who organised it and encounters the man's blind sister. She causes Salvo to question himself and his existence.

Directors: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza | Stars: Saleh Bakri, Luigi Lo Cascio, Sara Serraiocco, Giuditta Perriera

Votes: 1,059

18. Reflections (2002)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

Jaime Narbona, inspector de policía judicial, acude al lugar del crimen. Han asesinado al hijo de su compañero Toni Baena. En una de las paredes de la casa hay un mensaje: "Bienvenido al ... See full synopsis »

Director: Miguel Ángel Vivas | Stars: Georges Corraface, Ana Fernández, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Alberto Jiménez

Votes: 103

19. Angel of Evil (2010)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

48 Metascore

A biography of Milanese bank robber Renato Vallanzasca.

Director: Michele Placido | Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Filippo Timi, Valeria Solarino, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 2,763

20. Ein Mann unter Verdacht (2016 TV Movie)

89 min | Crime

Anja Altmann disappears after a birthday party. When the police ring husband Thomas' doorbell, family attorney and friend Lavinia Bertok manage to dispel any suspicions. But soon Thomas is ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Stuber | Stars: Mark Waschke, Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Deborah Kaufmann, Aljosha Lange

Votes: 118

21. Inspector Montalbano (1999– )

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Montalbano solves crimes in Sicily.

Stars: Luca Zingaretti, Peppino Mazzotta, Angelo Russo, Cesare Bocci

Votes: 2,431

22. Der namenlose Tag (2017)

89 min | Crime

The retired Chief superintendent Jakob Franck who often had to inform relatives as a "death messenger", now hopes to lead a life beyond the dead.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Thomas Thieme, Devid Striesow, Ursina Lardi, Stephanie Amarell

Votes: 76

23. Cold Hell (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A vicious serial killer is targeting prostitutes in Vienna, Austria. A tough young woman from Turkey, who works as a taxi driver, witnesses one of the murders and becomes a target. The police are of no help, so she must stop him herself.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Violetta Schurawlow, Tobias Moretti, Sammy Sheik, Friedrich von Thun

Votes: 1,091

24. Tueurs (2017)

86 min | Thriller

While Frank Valken makes a fabulous break, a killer squad goes into action and executes all the witnesses. Among the corpses there is that of the magistrate who is investigating the Mad ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-François Hensgens, François Troukens | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Lubna Azabal, Kevin Janssens, Bouli Lanners

Votes: 693

25. Loft (I) (2010)

108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Five best friends, all married, decide to share a loft apartment.

Director: Antoinette Beumer | Stars: Fedja van Huêt, Barry Atsma, Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Gijs Naber

Votes: 5,240

26. BackSlide (2003)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Egbert Jan Weeber, Tygo Gernandt, Angela Schijf, Mads Wittermans

Votes: 4,485

27. Nothing to Lose (2008)

88 min | Crime, Thriller

A man convicted of killing his own father and sister escapes from a criminal hospital to track down his mother and prove his innocence.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Theo Maassen, Lisa Smit, Bob Schwarze, Ria Marks

Votes: 3,095

28. Elle (I) (2016)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

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

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 55,022

29. Veronica Guerin (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 18,113 | Gross: $1.57M

30. Footsteps (2006)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Thriller

A young man called Andrew is forced to endure a bitter encounter with a man known as the Cameraman, who enjoys filming beatings, murders and rapes in an abandoned underpass.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Nicholas Bool, Mads Koudal, Jared Morgan, Solitaire Mouneimne

Votes: 256

31. Nefarious (IV)

85 min | Crime, Thriller

A fast moving, funny and ultimately tragic European road movie about two hedonistic outlaws and their quest to open up a coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

Director: Michael O'Bernicia | Stars: Kim Bodnia, Tygo Gernandt, Antonie Kamerling, Johnny Melville

32. The Hidden Face (2011)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up, an aspiring orchestra conductor is puzzled by his girlfriend's mysterious and seemingly inexplicable case of disappearance. But, can he look beyond the facts?

Director: Andrés Baiz | Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Martina García, María Soledad Rodríguez, Jose Luis Garcia

Votes: 32,304

33. The Body (2012)

108 min | Mystery, Thriller

A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue.

Director: Oriol Paulo | Stars: Jose Coronado, Hugo Silva, Belén Rueda, Aura Garrido

Votes: 45,090

34. Sleep Tight (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

Director: Jaume Balagueró | Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan, Petra Martínez

Votes: 33,951

35. The Invisible Guest (2016)

106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

While the clock is ticking, with the aid of a witness preparation expert, a successful entrepreneur accused of murder has less than three hours to come up with an impregnable defence.

Director: Oriol Paulo | Stars: Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado, Bárbara Lennie

Votes: 86,601

36. Julia's Eyes (2010)

Not Rated | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.

Director: Guillem Morales | Stars: Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui, Francesc Orella

Votes: 29,466

37. Loft (I) (2008)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.

Director: Erik Van Looy | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Filip Peeters, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bruno Vanden Broecke

Votes: 19,606

38. Tell No One (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

82 Metascore

An accidental discovery near a doctor's estate stirs up some painful memories eight years after his wife's hideous murder, and now, things are bound to take a turn for the unexpected. Does the good doctor know more than he's letting on?

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 46,687 | Gross: $6.18M

39. The Best Offer (2013)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

49 Metascore

A lonely art expert working for a mysterious and reclusive heiress finds not only her art worth examining.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 96,662 | Gross: $0.09M

40. The Unknown Woman (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

56 Metascore

Haunted by a horrible past, a Ukrainian young woman calculatedly insinuates herself into the life of a rich Italian family.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Kseniya Rappoport, Michele Placido, Claudia Gerini, Piera Degli Esposti

Votes: 12,690 | Gross: $0.02M

41. Cell 211 (2009)

113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Daniel Monzón | Stars: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines, Manuel Morón

Votes: 59,767

42. Harry Brown (2009)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

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

Director: Daniel Barber | Stars: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, David Bradley, Charlie Creed-Miles

Votes: 80,931 | Gross: $1.82M

44. The Connection (2014)

R | 135 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

67 Metascore

A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings.

Director: Cédric Jimenez | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette, Mélanie Doutey

Votes: 9,003

45. Katalin Varga (2009)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In the beautiful, otherworldly Carpathian Mountains a woman is traveling with a small boy in a horse and cart, looking to punish those who once abused her. For years, Katalin has been ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Strickland | Stars: Hilda Péter, Norbert Tankó, László Mátray, Roberto Giacomello

Votes: 2,229

46. Dossier K. (2009)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.

Director: Jan Verheyen | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt, Blerim Destani, Hilde De Baerdemaeker

Votes: 2,435

47. A Grain of Truth (2015)

112 min | Crime, Thriller

A big shot prosecutor Teodor Szacki divorces his wife and leaves Warsaw to start a new life in picturesque town in south-east Poland - Sandomierz. After a short while he is called in to ... See full summary »

Director: Borys Lankosz | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Jerzy Trela, Magdalena Walach, Aleksandra Hamkalo

Votes: 986

48. The Dark House (2009)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in 1978. Edward Srodon, a zootechnician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski | Stars: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Marian Dziedziel, Kinga Preis, Bartlomiej Topa

Votes: 3,589

49. Traffic Department (2012)

118 min | Crime, Drama

Comic and tragic scenes from the lives of police officers in the Warsaw Traffic Department.

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski | Stars: Bartlomiej Topa, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Julia Kijowska, Eryk Lubos

Votes: 3,219

50. South Wind (2018)

130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller