Films The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite crime movies that feature a love (or steamy) story.

This list contains information on the best crime romance movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best crime romance films come in many forms. Some crime romance movies involve life and death situations while other good crime romance films are about robbing banks. A few of the best crime romance films even took home Academy Awards.

What films will you find on this top crime romance movies list? Natural Born Killers has to be at the top. This 1994 movie – written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Oliver Stone – follows the criminal couple Mickey and Mallory Knox as they wreak havoc on everyone they come in contact with. True Romance – which is another Tarantino-penned screenplay – is also a romantic tale full of felonies and misdemeanors.

Perhaps the film adaptation Bonnie and Clyde is the most iconic portrayal of a criminal couple to ever hit the silver screen. Other good romantic crime movies include Rear Window, Basic Instinct, and Out of Sight.

How will we ever determine which crime romance film is the best? Take a look at this list and give your favorites a thumbs up to make sure they end up in the No. 1 spot.

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Baby Driver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Baby Driver Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James Baby Driver is a 2017 British-American action crime thriller film written and directed by Edgar Wright. A young talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who works for different bank robbers gets ...more

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North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, who ...more

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Vertigo James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D'entre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was ...more

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Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film ...more

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Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Natural Born Killers Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American crime film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released ...more

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Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes based on Cornell Woolrich's 1942 short story "It Had to Be Murder". ...more

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir crime thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. ...more

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Focus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Focus Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro Focus is a 2015 American romantic dark comedy film written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Rodrigo Santoro, the film was released on ...more

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The Postman Always Rings Twice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
The Postman Always Rings Twice Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn, John Garfield The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1946 drama-film noir based on the 1934 novel of the same name by James M. Cain. This adaptation of the novel features Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil ...more

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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Basic Instinct Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn Basic Instinct is a 1992 French-American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. The film is about a ...more

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The Mexican is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
The Mexican Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Gene Hackman The Mexican is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, with a plot that is a mixture of romantic comedy, thriller and road movie. The ...more

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Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Grosse Pointe Blank Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria Grosse Pointe Blank is a 1997 American comedy crime film directed by George Armitage, and starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin and Dan Aykroyd. The film received positive reviews from ...more

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Knight and Day is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Knight and Day Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace Knight and Day, is a 2010 action comedy film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The film, directed by James Mangold, is Cruise and Diaz's second on-screen collaboration following the 2001 ...more

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Bound is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Bound Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Christopher Meloni Bound is a 1996 crime, drama, thriller film written and directed by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.

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Breathless is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Breathless Jean Seberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo Breathless is a 1960 French film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard about a wandering criminal and his American girlfriend. It was Godard's first feature-length work and represented ...more

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The Whole Nine Yards is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
The Whole Nine Yards Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet The Whole Nine Yards is a 2000 American-Canadian crime comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn, starring Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Michael Clarke Duncan and Natasha Henstridge. The ...more

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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
True Romance Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson True Romance is a 1993 American romantic crime film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with a supporting cast ...more

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The Big Easy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
The Big Easy John Goodman, Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin The Big Easy is a 1987 American crime drama directed by Jim McBride and written by Daniel Petrie Jr. The film stars Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, and Ned Beatty. The film was both ...more

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Out of Sight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Out of Sight Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson Out of Sight is a 1998 American crime comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and directed by Steven Soderbergh. The first of several collaborations between Soderbergh ...more

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Bandits is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Bandits Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett, January Jones Bandits is a 2001 American crime-comedy romantic drama film directed by Barry Levinson. It stars Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett. Filming began in October 2000 and ended in ...more

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Mickey Blue Eyes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Mickey Blue Eyes Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn Mickey Blue Eyes is a 1999 British-American romantic comedy crime film directed by Kelly Makin. Hugh Grant stars as Michael Felgate, an English auctioneer living in New York City who becomes ...more

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a 2014 American neo-noir action crime film directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, based on the book by Miller. Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled ...more

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Badlands is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Badlands Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek Badlands is a 1973 American crime film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Warren Oates and Ramon Bieri are also featured. Malick has a small ...more

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Intolerable Cruelty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Intolerable Cruelty George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton Intolerable Cruelty is a 2003 romantic black comedy film directed by Joel Coen and produced by Ethan Coen and Brian Grazer. The Coen brothers also wrote the last draft of the screenplay about ...more

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Fun with Dick and Jane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Fun with Dick and Jane Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin, Angie Harmon Fun with Dick and Jane is a 2005 remake of the 1977 American comedy film of the same name, directed by Dean Parisot and written by Judd Apatow and Nicholas Stoller. It stars Jim Carrey and ...more

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro American Hustle is a 2013 American crime comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s ...more

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Savages is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Savages Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, John Travolta Savages is a 2012 American crime thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It is based on the novel of the same name by Don Winslow. The screenplay was written by Shane Salerno, Winslow and Stone. ...more

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Unforgettable is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Unforgettable Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson, Geoff Stults Unforgettable is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Denise Di Novi. The film follows a divorcée (Katherine Heigl) who begins to torment the new fiancé (Rosario Dawson) of

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Borderline is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Borderline Raymond Burr, Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor Borderline is a 1950 American romantic crime film directed by William A. Seiter, starring Fred MacMurray and Claire Trevor, whose husband, Milton H. Bren, co-produced the film. The supporting ...more

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The Thieves is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
The Thieves Jun Ji-hyun, Kim Soo-hyun, Kim Hye-soo The Thieves is a 2012 South Korean heist film directed by Choi Dong-hoon with an all-star ensemble cast. Splashy action in overseas locations is mixed with double-dealings and multiple betrayals ...more

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Big Trouble is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Big Trouble Zooey Deschanel, Sofía Vergara, Martha Stewart Big Trouble is a 2002 American comedy film based on the novel Big Trouble by Dave Barry. It was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and featured a large cast including Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Dennis ...more

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Mad Dog and Glory is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Mad Dog and Glory Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray Mad Dog and Glory is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by John McNaughton and starring Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, and Bill Murray.

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Gigli is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Gigli Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Christopher Walken Gigli is a 2003 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest and starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Lainie Kazan. After a protracted ...more

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Ain't Them Bodies Saints is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Ain't Them Bodies Saints Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a 2013 drama film written and directed by David Lowery.

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Femme Fatale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Crime Romance Movies, Ranked
Femme Fatale Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, John Stamos Femme Fatale is a 2002 French erotic thriller/mystery film directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars Rebecca Romijn and Antonio Banderas. It was screened out of competition at the 2002 Cannes ...more