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The Best New Crime Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated November 2, 2020 767 votes 123 voters 5.4k views85 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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    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
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    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry

    Released2019

    Directed byChad Stahelski

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    Knives Out
    27
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    Knives Out

    Daniel Craig, Chris Evans

    Released2019

    Directed byRian Johnson

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  • 3
    The Gentlemen
    24
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    The Gentlemen

    Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam

    Released2020

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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  • 4
    Joker
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    Joker

    Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro

    Released2019

    Directed byTodd Phillips

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  • 5
    Den of Thieves
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    Den of Thieves

    Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson

    Released2018

    Directed byChristian Gudegast

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  • 6
    The Mule
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    14

    The Mule

    Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper

    Released2018

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    Sicario: Day of the Soldado
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    Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin

    Directed byStefano Sollima

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    Uncut Gems
    18
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    Uncut Gems

    Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield

    Released2019

    Directed byJosh Safdie, Benny Safdie

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  • 9
    The Informer
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    The Informer

    Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike

    Released2020

    Directed byAndrea Di Stefano

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  • 10
    White Boy Rick
    12
    10

    White Boy Rick

    Richie Merritt, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released2018

    Directed byYann Demange

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  • 11
    Dragged Across Concrete
    7
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    Dragged Across Concrete

    Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn

    Released2019

    Directed byS. Craig Zahler

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  • 12
    Capone
    7
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    Capone

    Linda Cardellini, Tom Hardy

    Released2020

    Directed byJosh Trank

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    Widows
    15
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    Widows

    Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo

    Released2018

    Directed bySteve McQueen

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  • 14
    Triple Frontier
    9
    8

    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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  • 15
    21 Bridges
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    8

    21 Bridges

    Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller

    Released2019

    Directed byBrian Kirk

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  • 16
    American Animals
    9
    8

    American Animals

    Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan

    Released2018

    Directed byBart Layton

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  • 17
    In the Shadow of the Moon
    11
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    In the Shadow of the Moon

    Boyd Holbrook, Michael C. Hall

    Released2019

    Directed byJim Mickle

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  • 18
    Motherless Brooklyn
    7
    5

    Motherless Brooklyn

    Edward Norton, Bruce Willis

    Released2019

    Directed byEdward Norton

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  • 19
    The Old Man and the Gun
    8
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    The Old Man and the Gun

    Robert Redford, Casey Affleck

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Lowery

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    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
    8
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    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    Aaron Paul, Charles Baker

    Released2019

    Directed byVince Gilligan

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    Hustlers
    12
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    Hustlers

    Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez

    Released2019

    Directed byLorene Scafaria

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  • 22
    The Death of Dick Long
    5
    5

    The Death of Dick Long

    Michael Abbott Jr., Virginia Newcomb

    Released2019

    Directed byDaniel Scheinert

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  • 23
    The Whistlers
    4
    4

    The Whistlers

    Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon

    Released2020

    Directed byCorneliu Porumboiu

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  • 24
    Blow the Man Down
    4
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    Blow the Man Down

    Morgan Saylor, Sophie Lowe

    Released2020

    Directed byBridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy

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    The Night Clerk
    5
    7

    The Night Clerk

    Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas

    Released2020

    Directed byMichael Cristofer

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