Action Crime Thrillers/Crime Dramas/Mysteries

by royalf13 | created - 05 Feb 2014 | updated - 26 Jul 2016 | Public

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1. Cleaner (2007)

R | 88 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

A former cop who now earns a wage as a crime scene cleaner unknowingly participates in a cover-up at his latest job.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 36,689

2. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko

Votes: 70,678 | Gross: $33.33M

3. Body of Evidence (1992)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

29 Metascore

A lawyer defends a woman accused of killing her older lover by having sex with him.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer

Votes: 13,667 | Gross: $13.28M

4. The Stunt Man (1980)

R | 131 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out and falls for the leading lady.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

Votes: 8,424 | Gross: $7.06M

5. Original Gangstas (1996)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When a gang shoots his father, Bookman (Fred Williamson) returns to his hometown, rounds up some of his own people and begins an all-out war to restore the neighborhood to its rightful sense of justice.

Directors: Larry Cohen, Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Paul Winfield

Votes: 1,481 | Gross: $3.01M

6. Five Golden Dragons (1967)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Drama

A naive young American playboy in Hong Kong finds himself caught up in the middle of an international crime.

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Robert Cummings, Margaret Lee, Rupert Davies, Klaus Kinski

Votes: 330

7. The Evil That Men Do (1984)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

32 Metascore

A professional killer comes out of retirement to investigate and avenge the brutal murder of an old friend.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Theresa Saldana, Joseph Maher, José Ferrer

Votes: 3,326 | Gross: $13.10M

8. Hip-Hop Task Force (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Chicago Detective Khalil Jones always took risks when being wired to bring down the bad guys. Now he's been given another tough assignment lined up in Baltimore with the FBI to go ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Grant | Stars: James Jones, Michael Bell Sr., Brian Pratt, Kelly Gardner

Votes: 97

9. Studio (2007)

108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Three FBI agents are sent to Los Angeles to investigate the murder of Hip Hop star Elliott Jones. While investigating the murder, they unconcover a web of corruption, deceit and greed as ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Grant | Stars: Karimah Westbrook, Geonard Butler, James Jones, Dionne Gipson

Votes: 25

10. Operation: Endgame (2010)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy

A battle ensues among groups of government spy teams in an underground facility after their boss is assassinated.

Director: Fouad Mikati | Stars: Joe Anderson, Rob Corddry, Ellen Barkin, Odette Annable

Votes: 9,905

11. Messenger of Death (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A Denver reporter investigates the mass murder of a family of Mormons in rural Colorado.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, Daniel Benzali

Votes: 2,429 | Gross: $3.07M

12. Hardcore (1979)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

Votes: 8,345

13. American Gigolo (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

57 Metascore

A Los Angeles male escort, who mostly caters to an older female clientèle, is accused of a murder which he did not commit.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

Votes: 20,731 | Gross: $23.00M

14. The Yakuza (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

American private-eye Harry Kilmer returns to Japan to rescue a friend's kidnapped daughter from the clutches of the Yakuza.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

Votes: 7,439

15. Pacific Heights (1990)

R | 102 min | Thriller

55 Metascore

A couple work hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately, one of their tenants has plans of his own.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Mako

Votes: 17,291 | Gross: $29.38M

16. Thieves Like Us (1974)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

When two men break out of prison, they join up with another and restart their criminal ways, robbing banks across the South.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen

Votes: 4,068

17. The Courier (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A specialist carrier is hired to deliver a mysterious case to the underworld's most dangerous hitman.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Josie Ho, Til Schweiger, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 4,455

18. The Colombian Connection (2011)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

The year is 1976 and it is a dangerous year in the Straits of Yucatan. The man is Jack Hooks, a former cop set up by his corrupt partner and sent to jail for a drug crime he didn't commit. ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Higgins | Stars: Robert Thorne, Tom Sizemore, Bertie Higgins, Bianca Malinowski

Votes: 249

19. Mafia (2012)

R | 78 min | Action, Crime

New Year's Eve 1975: Two cop detectives are staking out Renzo. He's suspected of killing a cop among others. Will the 2 cops do the necessary to get their man?

Director: Ryan Combs | Stars: Ving Rhames, Pam Grier, Persia White, Sean Derry

Votes: 536

20. Bully (2001)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner

Votes: 33,791 | Gross: $1.54M

21. The Glory Stompers (1967)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Drama

Chino is the tough leader of a motorcycle gang who starts off a war when he abducts and mistreats the leader of the enemy biker gang, Darryl, and his girlfriend Chris. Things get violent when Darryl comes back for revenge.

Director: Anthony M. Lanza | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jody McCrea, Chris Noel, Jock Mahoney

Votes: 409

22. The Cycle Savages (1969)

R | 82 min | Action, Drama

The leader of a biker gang takes exception to an artist sketching them, so he makes plans to crush the artist's hands.

Director: Bill Brame | Stars: Bruce Dern, Melody Patterson, Chris Robinson, Maray Ayres

Votes: 294

23. Hard Contract (1969)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A cold hearted American hit man goes to Europe for 'one last score'. His encounter with a beautiful young woman casts self doubt on his lifeblood, and influences him to resist carrying out the contract

Director: S. Lee Pogostin | Stars: James Coburn, Lee Remick, Lilli Palmer, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 488

24. The Long Goodbye (1973)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

Private investigator Philip Marlowe helps a friend out of a jam, but in doing so gets implicated in his wife's murder.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell

Votes: 24,573 | Gross: $0.96M

25. The Final Programme (1973)

R | 81 min | Sci-Fi

A trio of scientists plan to create a self-replicating, immortal, hermaphrodite using the Final Programme developed by a Nobel Prize-winning dead scientist.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre, Sterling Hayden, Harry Andrews

Votes: 776

26. Caught Up (1998)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

She caught his eye. He was caught off guard. Now Daryl Allen is caught in the line of fire. After six years behind bars, a reformed street hood(Bokeem Woodbine) puts down his gun and ... See full summary »

Director: Darin Scott | Stars: Bokeem Woodbine, Cynda Williams, Damon Saleem, Jeffrey Combs

Votes: 834 | Gross: $6.72M

27. Target (1985)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

53 Metascore

When American Donna Lloyd is kidnapped during a trip to Europe, her son Chris and her husband Walter start searching for her.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Brad Williams, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 3,819

28. The Keep (1983)

R | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

34 Metascore

Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 10,433 | Gross: $3.76M

29. Point Blank (1998)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break as he and a number of fellow inmates are being transferred to a new facility. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Earl Beesley | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo, Frederic Forrest, Werner Schreyer

Votes: 1,478

30. Lonely Street (2008)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.

Director: Peter Ettinger | Stars: Jay Mohr, Robert Patrick, Joe Mantegna, Mike Starr

Votes: 525

31. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

28 Metascore

Laura Palmer's harrowing final days are chronicled one year after the murder of Teresa Banks, a resident of Twin Peaks' neighboring town.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 82,404 | Gross: $4.16M

32. The Collection (II) (2012)

R | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

38 Metascore

A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as "The Collector" is then forced to help rescue an innocent girl from the killer's booby-trapped lair.

Director: Marcus Dunstan | Stars: Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Randall Archer

Votes: 44,278 | Gross: $12.84M

33. Vengeance (2006)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An undercover cop, accused of a crime he did not commit, regains his freedom and decides to take revenge.

Director: Gil Medina | Stars: Danny Trejo, 50 Cent, Houston Alexander, Rocky Anderson

Votes: 132

34. In the Blood (I) (2014)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

40 Metascore

When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Danny Trejo

Votes: 10,998

35. Throwdown (2014)

R | 86 min | Crime, Thriller

A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut-and-dried as it appears once the mob gets involved, and he quickly realizes that to keep himself and his client alive, he must work outside of the law.

Director: Timothy Woodward Jr. | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Mischa Barton, Timothy Woodward Jr., Danny Trejo

Votes: 645

36. Phantom (I) (2013)

R | 98 min | Drama, History, Thriller

40 Metascore

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: Ed Harris, Julian Adams, David Duchovny, William Fichtner

Votes: 13,249 | Gross: $0.49M

37. Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Kane Kosugi, Mika Hijii, Markus Waldow

Votes: 11,004

38. Ninja (2009)

R | 86 min | Action, Thriller

A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Mika Hijii, Todd Jensen

Votes: 11,940

39. Chaos (II) (2005)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.

Director: Tony Giglio | Stars: Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe, Wesley Snipes, Henry Czerny

Votes: 50,366

40. Special Forces (2003 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller, War

In a former Soviet Republic, the President is oppressing the people and with help from a former Bosnian General who's a sadist, he is extremely hated. An American reporter goes there to ... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Marshall R. Teague, Tim Abell, Danny Lee Clark, Troy Mittleider

Votes: 605

41. Wrong Side of Town (2010 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

In order to save his kidnapped daughter, an ex-Marine is forced to take on a gang of killers when an accident leaves the brother of a malicious criminal dead.

Director: David DeFalco | Stars: Rob Van Dam, Dave Bautista, Lara Grice, Edrick Browne

Votes: 2,770

42. Swelter (2014)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.

Director: Keith Parmer | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lennie James, Abby Miller, Alfred Molina

Votes: 2,714

43. Thug Life (2001)

90 min | Action, Crime

Take a step into the thugged out world of gangs, dollars and power set in da hood of Compton with rappers Willie d, lady of rage and napoleon.

Director: Greg Carter | Stars: Thomas Miles, Gregory O. Stewart, Napoleon, Franklin J. Anderson

Votes: 167

44. Monsters of Mulberry Street (2020)

Crime | Post-production

In modern day New York City where La Cosa Nostra is off the radar, a young man and his crew try to build an empire from the ground up.

Director: John Abrahante | Stars: Frankie Montero, Kevin Pettei, Eric Roberts, Lillo Brancato

45. Three Days of the Condor (1975)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller