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The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated January 22, 2021 813 votes 131 voters 5.7k views89 items

List RulesVote up your favorite crime movies that were released on or after January, 1 2018.

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, kidnappings, 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. 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. Don't forget to check back for other recent crime movies. 

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    Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry

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    Joker

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    Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson

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    Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper

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    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

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    Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller

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    Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan

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    Edward Norton, Bruce Willis

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    Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez

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    The Old Man and the Gun

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