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The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated October 13, 2020 1.2k votes 114 voters 5.1k views68 items

List RulesVote up your favorite crime movies that were released on or after January, 1 2015.

Current crime movies come in multiple forms. Many are dramas, but a few have a more comedic twist. Some offer a lot of hard-hitting action, while the new neo-noir movies generate psychological suspense. They cover robberies, cyber crimes, drug dealing, kidnapping, and just about every other illegal activity under the sun. Individually and collectively, these motion pictures take us to dark places that we couldn't - and probably wouldn't - want to go otherwise. Getting a peek at the criminal lifestyle from a safe perspective offers a cinematic rush like no other. Oftentimes, such films remind us that good can triumph over evil, too. 

As a testament to how strong modern crime movies are, just look at the caliber of talent they attract. Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Gosling, and Brie Larson are just a few of the A-list actors who have appeared in recent examples.  Major stars have signed on because they know these can be powerful stories worth telling.

Vote for your favorites from this list of new crime movies. If you don't see your favorite included here, go ahead and add it. Don't forget to check back to see how other users rank your choice. 

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    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry

    Released2019

    Directed byChad Stahelski

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    John Wick: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    John Wick: Chapter 2

    Keanu Reeves, Common

    Directed byChad Stahelski

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    Wind River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Wind River

    Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen

    Released2017

    Directed byTaylor Sheridan

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    Three Billboards Outside Ebbin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson

    Released2017

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

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    Joker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Joker

    Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro

    Released2019

    Directed byTodd Phillips

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    Knives Out is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Knives Out

    Daniel Craig, Chris Evans

    Released2019

    Directed byRian Johnson

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    American Made is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    American Made

    Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright

    Directed byDoug Liman

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    The Accountant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Accountant

    Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick

    Directed byGavin O'Connor

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    The Mule is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Mule

    Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper

    Released2018

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    The Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Gentlemen

    Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam

    Released2020

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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    Den of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Den of Thieves

    Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson

    Released2018

    Directed byChristian Gudegast

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    Sicario: Day of the Soldado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin

    Directed byStefano Sollima

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    Baby Driver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Baby Driver

    Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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    Uncut Gems is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Uncut Gems

    Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield

    Released2019

    Directed byJosh Safdie, Benny Safdie

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    Murder on the Orient Express is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Murder on the Orient Express

    Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz

    Released2017

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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    The Informer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Informer

    Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike

    Released2020

    Directed byAndrea Di Stefano

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    Heist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Heist

    Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

    Directed byScott Mann

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    The Infiltrator is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Infiltrator

    Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger

    Directed byBrad Furman

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    Green Room is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Green Room

    Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots

    Released2015

    Directed byJeremy Saulnier

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    White Boy Rick is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    White Boy Rick

    Richie Merritt, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released2018

    Directed byYann Demange

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    Widows is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Widows

    Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo

    Released2018

    Directed bySteve McQueen

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    Triple Frontier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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    21 Bridges is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    21 Bridges

    Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller

    Released2019

    Directed byBrian Kirk

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    I Don't Feel at Home in This W is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood

    Directed byMacon Blair

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    In the Shadow of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    In the Shadow of the Moon

    Boyd Holbrook, Michael C. Hall

    Released2019

    Directed byJim Mickle

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