20+ Crime Movies Of All Time That'll Keep You Hooked To The Screen!

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Weekends are the best time to binge-watch and if you're someone who enjoys crime movies, then you've landed at the right page. The best crime movies are a complete package and have a lot to offer. The mystery, the thrill, the romance and sometimes even comedy, you just can't get enough with this genre. The best part about watching crime movies is that they take you to another world and keep you engrossed throughout. But finding a good crime movie is not easy. So, here's a list of the best crime movies that'll keep you on the edge of your seats. 

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    Best Crime Movies On Netflix

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    This US-based OTT content platform and production company is known popular across the world for the large variety of content that it offers. If you are on a hunt for the best crime movies of all time, we suggest you take a moment to browse through the OTT platform. Here's a list of some of the best crime movies on Netflix.

    Hollywood Crime Movies On Netflix

    1. Drive

    Released in 2011, Drive is a Hollywood action crime movie. The story revolves around a mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic (Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver. But things take a turn for the worse after he grows close to his neighbour and her young son, more so after her debt-ridden husband is released from the prison.

    2. Sherlock Holmes

    Set in the 1890 London, the story follows private detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr John Watson, as the duo tries to prevent the murder of a woman by a killer who has previously killed five women in a ritualistic manner. This 2009 mystery crime movie starring Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock and Jude Law as Dr Watson is based on the characters of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A sequel of the film was released in 2011.

    3. Nightcrawler

    This thriller crime movie is about a conman, Louis Bloom, who is desperate for work after he loses his job and ends up recording a violent car crash. Eventually, he joins the world of L.A. crime journalism as a stringer and begins selling footage of violent late-night incidents to a local news station. But the lines between his work and crime begin to blur as he slowly becomes a participant.

    4. John Wick

    This 2014 action crime movie is about a former assassin, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) who comes out of retirement to track and kill gangsters who killed his dog and stole his car which was the last gifts from his dead wife. A sequel John Wick: Chapter 2 was released in 2017 and a third John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum in 2019. The fourth film of the series John Wick: Chapter 4 is expected to release in 2022.

    5. Baby Driver

    This 2017 action crime movie is about a music junkie getaway driver, Baby. After a failed heist he leaves the life of crime till he is coerced to work for a crime boss and gets involved in another heist after which chaos ensues.

    Bollywood Crime Movies On Netflix

    1. Ittefaq

    Released in 2017, this mystery thriller crime movie revolves around two unreliable witnesses, Maya (Sonakshi Sinha) and Vikram (Sidharth Malhotra), who have two different versions of a crime scene and a double murder while a detective investigates the case.

    2. Talvar

    This movie is based on the real-life incident that took place in Noida. A double murder involving a minor and the house help, the story revolves around the investigation and the life of the accused, the child's parents. 

    3. Drishyam

    This story revolves around a man who crosses all lines in a bid to save his family from the law after they commit a crime in an attempt to protect themselves. But will he be able to make it the perfect crime?

    4. Badla

    This thriller crime movie is the remake of the Spanish film The Invisible Guest. It follows an interview between a lawyer and a businesswoman, played by Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu, as she claims that she is being framed for the murder of her lover.

    5. Raman Raghav 2.0

    This psychological thriller crime movie is inspired by the notorious serial killer Raman Raghav who operated in Mumbai in1960s. It follows a manic murderer Ramanna who finds a friend and partner in a corrupt policeman Raghavan as he tries to point out the similarities between the two.

    Best Crime Movies On Amazon Prime Video

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    Amazon Prime Video has some of the best content to enjoy at a minimal cost. So, if you're hoping to indulge in a binge-watch sesh of thrilling and mysterious crime films, we've compiled a list. 

    Hollywood Crime Movies On Amazon Prime

    1. Catch Me If You Can

    This film is based on the life of Frank Abagnale, a conman who was largely involved in check fraud and forgery and later helped the FBI catch other check forgers.

    2. The Departed

    This thriller crime movie is about an undercover cop and a spy who infiltrate a gang. Unaware of each other's identities, the two try to attack each other to save themselves from being exposed and stay alive.

    3. A Simple Favor

    The story of this 2018 black comedy thriller crime movie revolves around a single mother, Stephanie, who befriends Emily, the mother of her child's friend. As the two grow closer, Emily suddenly goes missing while Stephaine investigates the mysterious disappearance of her friend.

    4. A Kind of Murder

    This 2016 mystery crime movie is set in the 1960s New York and follows the life of an architect by day and an aspiring writer by night, Walter Stackhouse and his fascination with an unsolved murder as things take a turn for the worse.

    5. Law Abiding Citizen

    This film follows a frustrated man who gets into a fix after a plea bargain sets free one of his family's killers as he takes the law into his hands to get justice.

    Bollywood Crime Movies On Amazon Prime

    1. Wazir 

    A cop joins hands with a chess grandmaster in a bid to seek revenge from the terrorist who killed his daughter. But there's more to the grandmaster than what meets the eye.

    2. Daddy

    This political crime drama is based on the life of gangster-turned-political Arun Gawli. It tells the story of how this feared gangster went on to become a politician and then transitioned into 'Daddy'

    3. Mardaani

    This film revolves around Senior Inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy as she investigates a child trafficking racket and works to uncover the child trafficking mafia's mastermind.

    4. Bhoomi

    This thriller crime movie is about a single father who crosses all lines to get justice after his daughter is gang-raped and the rapists are set free by the court. 

    5. Te3n

    Eight years after the kidnapping and murder of his granddaughter, John Biswas teams up with a priest and a cop to investigate the crime after an eerily similar incident takes place. Will the trio succeed?

    Best Crime Movies On Disney+ Hotstar

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    Some of us just love Disney+ Hotstar for the variety of options it offers in terms of content. But at the end of the day what really matters is that you find the best crime movies of all time. And if you're struggling to find quality films, fret not because we've got you covered.

    Hollywood Crime Movies On Disney+ Hotstar

    1. Red Sparrow

    This spy thriller crime film revolves around a former ballerina who is recruited by a Russian Intelligence service where she is pushed to use her body as a weapon. But what will happen when this sparrow's first mission puts both nations at risk?

    2. Murder On Orient Express

    What happens when a murder takes place on a train in which a well-known detective is travelling? Based in the 1930s, this mystery crime movie is an adaptation of an Agatha Christie novel.

    3. Hitman: Agent 47

    A genetically engineered assassin joins hands with a woman to help her find her father. But what happens when agent 47 starts uncovering mysteries about her ancestry and his origins? Watch to find out!

    4. Turner & Hooch

    When a detective adopts a pet dog who is also the only witness of the crime, the dog does his best to help the detective find the killer. Will this unlikely duo manage to find the killer?

    5. Kingsman: The Secret Service

    This spy thriller crime movie is about a street kid, Gary Unwin, who is hired by a spy service at a time when the world is terrorised by a twisted man, Richmond Valentine. 

    Bollywood Crime Movies On Disney+ Hotstar

    1. Pink

    This 2016 thriller crime film revolves around three women who are falsely implicated for a crime after they try to file a sexual assault case against a powerful man. But when things go sideways, a retired lawyer steps in to fight the case. Will he be able to save these women?

    2. Raid

    An income tax officer kickstarts an investigation and raids the house of a powerful man in Lucknow while someone helps him by leaving clues which lead him towards the evidence.

    3. Baby

    This action crime movie starring Taapsee Pannu and Akshay Kumar revolves around a team of elite intelligence unit who try to prevent a terror attack while the clock is ticking. 

    4. Neerja

    This biological thriller crime film is based on the life of flight attendant Neerja Banot who laid down her life to save the lives of the passengers of Pan Am Flight 73 after it was hijacked. 

    5. Kaabil

    A visually impaired man seeks revenge when his visually impaired wife is raped by influential men, after which she commits suicide. But will he be able to obtain justice?

    More Shows And Films To Binge-Watch

    Hollywood Suspense Movies: Love the suspense genre? If you want to watch some thrilling films that will keep you on the edge, here are some of our faves to binge-watch RN! Psst...a good film can leave you biting your nails. So, grab a bowl of popcorn and get comfortable.  

    Crime Web Series: We all have our own favourite genres and if crime is yours, we recommend you binge-watch some of our ultimate favourite series. And there are some amazing Hindi crime web series that have gained popularity and for good reason. Check out our recommendations! 

    Binge-Worthy TV Shows: With all these OTT platforms, picking a good series to watch can be tough. But fret not, no matter what genre you like, we've picked some amazing series from Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar. And the best part is that you don't need to wait for the next episode because it's all readily available on these streaming platforms. So, here's a list of some of the best binge-worthy shows across all genres. 

    Mystery Web Series: Rom-com and psychological thrillers are not everyone's cup of tea. But who doesn't love a good plot and a mystery that can keep you guessing? If you've managed to binge-watch just about everything amid the pandemic and are now running out of shows to watch, don't worry because we've got you covered. Here are some amazing mystery web series to keep you hooked. 

    Indian Comedy Web Series: Most of us have stopped watching television, all thanks to the streaming platforms and the large variety of content they offer. If you love desi comedy web series, we've compiled a list for you too! Lots of laughs guaranteed.