List of Good Crime Drama Movies!

Enjoy this list of some great crime drama movies. You can use the iTunes and Amazon links to watch each movie and you can see the IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes ratings below each poster image.

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Goodfellas trailer

Goodfellas (1990) Amazon - iTunes

Henry Hill (Liotta) admits, "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster," referring to his idolizing the Lucchese crime family gangsters in his blue-collar, predominantly Italian-American neighborhood in East New York, Brooklyn in 1955. Wanting to be part of something signific... Wikipedia (CC)

In Order of Disappearance trailer

In Order of Disappearance (2014) Amazon

Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) is a snow plough driver somewhere in Norway. He learns that his son has died, supposedly of a heroin overdose. Nils knows his son was no addict and starts a private investigation. Soon he finds out the local drug gang is behind the crime. He hunts down the two killers... Wikipedia (CC)

The Shawshank Redemption trailer

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Amazon - iTunes

In 1947, banker Andy Dufresne is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences at the fictional Shawshank State Penitentiary in the state of Maine. Andy quickly befriends contraband smuggler Ellis "Red" Redding, an inmate serving a life sentence.... Wikipedia (CC)

City of God trailer

City of God (2002) Amazon - iTunes

Chickens are being prepared for a meal when a chicken escapes and an armed gang chases after it in a favela called the Cidade de Deus ("City of God"). The chicken stops between the gang and a young man named Rocket (Buscapé), who believes that the gang wants to kill him. A flashback traces... Wikipedia (CC)

Headhunters trailer

Headhunters (2011) Amazon - iTunes

Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie), Norway's most successful headhunter, supports his lavish lifestyle by stealing paintings from his clients. His partner Ove (Eivind Sander) works at a surveillance company and deactivates security at the victims' homes. Roger's wife, Diana (Synnove Macody Lund Macody Lund), an... Wikipedia (CC)

Pulp Fiction trailer

Pulp Fiction (1994) Amazon - iTunes

"Pumpkin" (Tim Roth) and "Honey Bunny" (Amanda Plummer) are having breakfast in a diner. They decide to rob it after realizing they could make money off the customers as well as the business, as they did during their previous heist. Moments after they initiate the hold-up, the scene breaks off... Wikipedia (CC)

The Departed trailer

The Departed (2006) Amazon - iTunes

Colin Sullivan (Damon) is introduced to organized crime by Irish-American mobster Frank Costello (Nicholson) in the Irish neighborhood of South Boston. Costello trains him in becoming a mole inside the Massachusetts State Police. Sullivan is accepted into the Special Investigations Unit, which focus... Wikipedia (CC)

The Godfather trailer

The Godfather (1972) Amazon - iTunes

On the day of his only daughter's wedding, Vito Corleone hears requests in his role as the Godfather, the Don of a New York crime family. Vito's youngest son, Michael, in a Marine Corps uniform, introduces his girlfriend, Kay Adams, to his family at the sprawling reception. Vito's godson Johnny Font... Wikipedia (CC)

Catch Me If You Can trailer

Catch Me If You Can (2002) Amazon - iTunes

Spielberg officially committed to directing in August 2001.Abagnale never saw his father after he ran away from home. Spielberg "wanted to continue to have that connection where Frank kept trying to please his father; by making him proud of him; by seeing him in the uniform, the Pan-American... Wikipedia (CC)

Heat trailer

Heat (1995) Amazon - iTunes

Career criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) and his crew, Chris Shiherlis (Val Kilmer), Michael Cheritto (Tom Sizemore) and Trejo (Danny Trejo), hire new recruit Waingro (Kevin Gage) and commit an armored car heist, stealing $1.6 million in bearer bonds belonging to money launderer Roger Van Zant... Wikipedia (CC)

Casino trailer

Casino (1995) Amazon - iTunes

In 1973, Sam "Ace" Rothstein (De Niro), a sports handicapper and Mafia associate, is sent to Las Vegas to run the Teamsters-funded Tangiers Casino on behalf of several Midwest Mob families. Taking advantage of lax gaming laws allowing him to work at the casino while his gaming license is still pen... Wikipedia (CC)

Léon: The Professional trailer

Léon: The Professional (1994) Amazon

Leone "Leon" Montana (Jean Reno) is a hitman (or "cleaner", as he refers to himself) living a solitary life in New York City's Little Italy. His work comes from a mafioso named Tony... Wikipedia (CC)

Prisoners trailer

Prisoners (2013) Amazon - iTunes

Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) and his family attend a Thanksgiving dinner at the house of their neighbors, Franklin (Terrence Howard) and Nancy Birch (Viola Davis). The same afternoon, both families' young daughters, Anna Dover (Erin Gerasimovich) and Joy Birch (Kyla Drew Simmons), go missing. A... Wikipedia (CC)

True Romance trailer

True Romance (1993) Amazon - iTunes

Clarence Worley watches a Sonny Chiba triple feature at a Detroit movie theater on his birthday where he meets Alabama Whitman. They go to a diner and flirt with each other. At Clarence's apartment they have sex. She confesses that she is a call girl hired by Clarence's boss as his birthday present.... Wikipedia (CC)

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within trailer

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) Amazon - iTunes

The movie starts in media res, 16 years after the events of the first movie. Roberto Nascimento (Wagner Moura) is shown leaving a hospital, and a man reports this to his radio chatter. Soon after, his car is blocked and gunned down by unknown shooters.4 years prior, Nascimento, now divorced and a... Wikipedia (CC)

American Gangster trailer

American Gangster (2007) Amazon - iTunes

In 1968, Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), the limo driver-turned-right-hand man of Harlem gangster Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson (Clarence Williams III), inherits Johnson's gang when Johnson dies of a heart attack. Disliking the new, flashy gangsters of the neighborhood, Lucas decides to take control ... Wikipedia (CC)

Nightcrawler trailer

Nightcrawler (2014) Amazon - iTunes

Caught stealing from a Los Angeles construction site, Louis "Lou" Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) attacks a security guard and steals his watch. After negotiating a price for the stolen material at a scrap yard, Bloom asks for a job, but the foreman tells him he will not employ a thief. Inspired by a... Wikipedia (CC)

3:10 to Yuma trailer

3:10 to Yuma (2007) Amazon - iTunes

In August 1884, Dan Evans is an impoverished rancher and Civil War veteran. He owes money to Glen Hollander and when he fails to pay, two of Hollander's men set his barn on fire. The next morning, as Evans and his two sons drive their herd, they stumble upon outlaw Ben Wade and his gang who are usin... Wikipedia (CC)

Donnie Brasco trailer

Donnie Brasco (1997) Amazon - iTunes

Aging gangster Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero is introduced to a jewel thief named Donnie Brasco. Donnie impresses Lefty by threatening a diamond dealer Donnie suspects of selling Lefty a fake ring. Lefty teaches Donnie the rules of the Mafia and introduces him to several "made men"... Wikipedia (CC)

A History of Violence trailer

A History of Violence (2005) Amazon - iTunes

Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) is a restaurant owner in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana. One night two men (Stephen McHattie and Greg Bryk) attempt to rob the restaurant. When a waitress is threatened, Tom deftly kills both robbers, and his actions make him an overnight celebrity.He is visited by... Wikipedia (CC)

Road to Perdition trailer

Road to Perdition (2002) Amazon - iTunes

Michael Sullivan Sr. is an enforcer for Irish mob boss John Rooney in Rock Island, Illinois during the Great Depression. Rooney raised the orphan Sullivan and loves him more than his own biological son, the unstable Connor. Connor snaps and kills disgruntled associate Finn McGovern when meeting him... Wikipedia (CC)

Traffic trailer

Traffic (2000) Amazon - iTunes

In Mexico, police officer Javier Rodriguez (del Toro) and his partner Manolo Sanchez (Vargas) stop a drug transport and arrest the couriers. Their arrest is interrupted by General Salazar (Milian), a high-ranking Mexican official who decides to hire Javier. Salazar instructs him to apprehend... Wikipedia (CC)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trailer

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) Amazon - iTunes

In December 2002, Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), publisher of ''Millennium'' magazine, loses a libel case involving allegations he published about billionaire financier Hans-Erik Wennerström (Stefan Sauk). He is sentenced to three months in prison and a hefty fine. Lisbeth Salander (Noomi... Wikipedia (CC)

Zodiac trailer

Zodiac (2007) Amazon - iTunes

On July 4, 1969, an unseen individual attacks a couple, Darlene Ferrin (Ciara Hughes) and Mike Mageau (Lee Norris), at a lovers' lane in Vallejo, California. Mageau survives while Ferrin dies from her injuries.One month later, a letter written by someone calling himself the Zodiac arrives at the ''S... Wikipedia (CC)

A Bronx Tale trailer

A Bronx Tale (1993) Amazon

In 1960, Lorenzo Anello (Robert De Niro) is raising a family: he lives in the Bronx with his wife Rosina (Katherine Narducci), and his young son Calogero (Francis Capra), who takes a fascination with the local mobsters led by Sonny (Chazz Palminteri). One day Calogero witnesses a murder committed... Wikipedia (CC)

Monster trailer

Monster (2003) Amazon - iTunes

After moving from Michigan to Florida, Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute, meets Selby Wall in a gay bar. After initial hostility and declaring that she is not gay, Aileen talks to Selby over beers. Selby takes to Aileen almost immediately, as she likes that she is very protective of her. Selby invites he... Wikipedia (CC)

Fracture trailer

Fracture (2007) Amazon - iTunes

Theodore "Ted" Crawford (Anthony Hopkins), a wealthy and talented Irish aeronautical engineer in Los Angeles, discovers that his wife Jennifer (Embeth Davidtz) is having an affair with police detective Robert Nunally (Billy Burke). After confronting his wife, Crawford shoots her, seriously... Wikipedia (CC)

Get the Gringo trailer

Get the Gringo (2012) Amazon - iTunes

The film opens with a getaway driver (Mel Gibson) and a wounded accomplice dressed as clowns fleeing from American police toward the Mexican border. The driver crashes through the border fence, whereupon he is arrested by corrupt Mexican police officers Vasquez (Mario Zaragoza) and Romero (Gerardo T... Wikipedia (CC)

A Perfect World trailer

A Perfect World (1993) Amazon - iTunes

In 1963 Texas, convicts Robert "Butch" Haynes (Kevin Costner) and Jerry Pugh (Keith Szarabajka) escape from the state penitentiary in Huntsville. Fleeing, the pair stumble into a house where eight-year old Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther) lives with his devout Jehovah's Witness mother and two sisters.... Wikipedia (CC)

Carlito's Way trailer

Carlito's Way (1993) Amazon - iTunes

In 1975, after serving 5 years of a 30-year prison sentence, Carlito Brigante is freed on a legal technicality exploited by his lawyer, Dave Kleinfeld. Carlito vows to be through with crime but is persuaded to accompany his cousin Guajiro to a drug deal at a bar. Guajiro is betrayed and killed and C... Wikipedia (CC)

A Most Violent Year trailer

A Most Violent Year (2014) Amazon - iTunes

New York City, 1981—considered to be one of the most violent years in the city's history. Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) is the owner of Standard Oil, an up-and-coming heating oil company. Standard Oil has been plagued by the hijacking of several trucks, each carrying thousands of dollars in... Wikipedia (CC)

Scarface trailer

Scarface (1983) Amazon - iTunes

In 1980, Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino) arrives in Miami, and is sent to a refugee camp with his best friend Manny Ray (Steven Bauer), and their associates Angel (Pepe Serna) and Chi-Chi (Ángel Salazar). In exchange for assassinating a former Cuban government official at the request of ... Wikipedia (CC)

Training Day trailer

Training Day (2001) Amazon - iTunes

The film follows a day in the life of a Los Angeles Police Department officer, Jake Hoyt (Hawke), scheduled to be evaluated by Detective Alonzo Harris (Washington), a highly decorated LAPD narcotics officer. In Alonzo's car, the officer sees teenage Mara Salvatrucha gang members dealing drugs in a p... Wikipedia (CC)

The Green Mile trailer

The Green Mile (1999) Amazon - iTunes

In a Louisiana nursing home in 1999, Paul Edgecomb begins to cry while watching the film ''Top Hat''. His elderly friend Elaine shows concern for him, and Paul tells her that the film reminded him of when he was a prison officer in charge of death row inmates at Cold Mountain Penitentiary during the... Wikipedia (CC)

Reservoir Dogs trailer

Reservoir Dogs (1992) Amazon - iTunes

Eight men eat breakfast at a Los Angeles diner before their planned diamond heist, and none of them knows who they really are. Six of them use aliases: Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, and Mr. White. With them are gangster Joe Cabot, the organizer of the heist and his son, "Ni... Wikipedia (CC)

No Country for Old Men trailer

No Country for Old Men (2007) Amazon - iTunes

West Texas in June 1980 is desolate, expansive country, and Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) laments the increasing violence in a region where he, like his father and grandfather before him, has risen to the office of sheriff.Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin), hunting pronghorn, comes across the aftermath of... Wikipedia (CC)

Gangs of New York trailer

Gangs of New York (2002) Amazon - iTunes

On February 6, 1846, at Paradise Square in Lower Manhattan's Five Points, a territorial battle of hand-to-hand combat between Bill "the Butcher" Cutting's U.S.-born nativist gang, the Natives, and "Priest" Vallon's Irish Catholic immigrant gang, the Dead Rabbits, concludes when Cutting kills Val... Wikipedia (CC)

The Usual Suspects trailer

The Usual Suspects (1995) Amazon - iTunes

On a ship in San Pedro Bay, a faceless figure identified as "Keyser" speaks briefly with an injured man called Keaton, then appears to shoot Keaton, before setting the ship ablaze. The next day, FBI agent Jack Baer (Giancarlo Esposito) and Customs agent Dave Kujan (Chazz Palminteri) arrive in San ... Wikipedia (CC)

American History X trailer

American History X (1998) Amazon - iTunes

Danny Vinyard (Edward Furlong), a high school student and budding racist skinhead in Venice Beach, California, receives an assignment from Murray (Elliott Gould), his history teacher, to write a paper on "any book which relates to the struggle for human rights." Knowing Murray is Jewish, Danny wr... Wikipedia (CC)

Drive trailer

Drive (2011) Amazon - iTunes

The unnamed Driver (Ryan Gosling), who lives in an Echo Park, Los Angeles apartment, works repairing cars and as a part-time movie double. Managed in both jobs by auto shop owner Shannon (Bryan Cranston), the duo also provide a getaway driver service. With Shannon organizing the events, the Driver... Wikipedia (CC)

The Silence of the Lambs trailer

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Amazon - iTunes

Clarice Starling is pulled from her training at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia by Jack Crawford of the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit. He tasks her with interviewing Hannibal Lecter, a former psychiatrist and incarcerated cannibalistic serial killer, believing Lecter's insight might be usef... Wikipedia (CC)

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