The Best Crime Movies Of 2023

2023 is an exciting year for crime movies, which is why we're ranking them from best to worst using votes from fans like you. From Hollywood blockbuster hits to smaller independent productions, the genre continues to captivate audiences with its thrilling plotlines and intense characters. Explore the seedy underbelly of cities or hang on for a thrilling action-crime film, there's something on this list for everyone. We are expecting a variety of different stories that explore themes such as revenge, justice, loyalty, ambition, and human frailty. So get ready to experience some nail-biting and suspenseful crime movies this year.

Vote up all your favorite crime movies and vote down the ones you think others should skip despite being fans of the genre. Check back for upcoming and new crime movies as they are released and added to the list. Also, look for the Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Paramount+, and Apple TV+ buttons under each film to stream them right away.

  • The Price We Pay
    Video: YouTube

    While The Price We Pay may be more of a horror film, it kicks off with a pawn shop robbery gone wrong. We get to see these criminals interact with one another as they stumble onto a criminal far more demented and horrifying than themselves.

    After a pawn shop robbery goes wrong, two criminals take refuge at a remote farmhouse to let the heat die down and find something much more menacing.
    • Actors: Emile Hirsch, Gigi Zumbado, Eleanor Burke, Stephen Dorff, Erika Ervin
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Ryûhei Kitamura
  • Blaze
    Video: YouTube
    5 votes

    This dramatic fantasy film centers around a young girl, Blaze (Julia Savage), as she uses her imagination to cope with witnessing a violent crime. The movie serves as Del Kathryn Barton's directorial debut and The Mentalist fans will be delighted to see Simon Baker in a starring role.

    After a young girl witnesses a violent crime, she summons an imaginary dragon to help process her anger and protect her on her journey into womanhood.
    • Actors: Simon Baker, Morgan Davies, Josh Lawson
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Del Kathryn Barton
  • Door Mouse
    Video: YouTube
    15 votes

    It all begins with a missing burlesque dancer and now it's up to Mouse (Hayley Law) to go down the rabbit hole and find out what's happening in her city. Door Mouse is a stylized crime thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat until the credits roll.

    A comic-book creator working at a burlesque club enlists the help of a colleague to figure out what's behind the disappearances of young women in their circle.
    • Actors: Donal Logue, Famke Janssen, Avan Jogia, Landon Liboiron, Hayley Law
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Avan Jogia
  • Detective Knight: Independence
    Video: YouTube

    “A good cop doesn't sleep well, so everyone else can.” Bruce Willis reprises his role, once again, in this third installment of the Detective Knight trilogy. Be sure to catch this one if you're a fan of the franchise, but it's also not a bad place to start if you missed the first two films.

    Detective James Knight's last-minute assignment to the Independence Day shift turns into a race against time to stop an unbalanced EMT worker who's posing as a cop.
    • Actors: Bruce Willis, Jack Kilmer, Lochlyn Munro, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Willow Shields
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Edward Drake
  • Marlowe
    Video: YouTube
    1 votes
    Detective Phillip Marlowe becomes embroiled in an investigation with a wealthy family in Bay City, California after a beautiful blonde hires him to find her former lover.
    • Actors: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, Jessica Lange, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Colm Meaney
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Neil Jordan