Crime

How I rated a particular film and a link to the IMDB profile can be found in the full list.


Take the Money and Run: Great Heist Movies

  1. The Asphalt Jungle
  2. The Killers
  3. The Killing
  4. Dead Presidents
  5. Dog Day Afternoon
  6. Rififi
  7. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  8. The Usual Suspects

Grifters and Marks: Films about Confidence Schemes

  1. Boiler Room
  2. Derailed
  3. Eight Men Out
  4. Grifters
  5. House of Cards
  6. The Last Seduction
  7. The Prime Gig
  8. The Sting

“Top of the World, Ma!”: Great Gangster Films

  1. Animal Kingdom
  2. Carlito’s Way
  3. Donnie Brasco
  4. The Godfather
  5. The Godfather II
  6. Goodfellas
  7. Lawless
  8. The Limey
  9. Once Upon a Time in America
  10. Scarface (1932)
  11. Scarface (1983)
  12. State of Grace
  13. White Heat

“Who’s havin’ a go at me?!”: Great British Gangster Films

  1. Brighton Rock (1947)
  2. Gangster #1
  3. Get Carter (1971)
  4. The Krays
  5. London to Brighton
  6. The Long Good Friday
  7. Love, Honor, and Obey
  8. Mona Lisa
  9. Sexy Beast
  10. The Take (series)

The Hit Parade: Great Films featuring Contract Killers

  1. The Day of the Jackal
  2. The Hit
  3. The Mechanic (1972)
  4. Three Days of the Condor

Disorder in the Court: Great Legal Dramas

  1. Anatomy of a Murder
  2. ‘Breaker’ Morant
  3. The Caine Mutiny
  4. Denial
  5. Inherit the Wind
  6. Judgment at Nuremberg
  7. Paths of Glory
  8. Shepherds and Butchers
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird
  10. The Verdict
  11. Witness for the Prosecution

Lowest of the Low: Great Films about Child Molesters

  1. Doubt
  2. Felicia’s Journey
  3. Hard Candy
  4. Lolita (Kubrick)
  5. “M”
  6. Manhattan

It’s in the Cards: Great Films about Card Sharps

  1. The Cincinnati Kid
  2. The Cooler
  3. Croupier
  4. The Gambler
  5. Hard Eight
  6. Rounders