Category Archives: Crime

End of Watch

Release 2012

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: David Ayer
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Natalie Martinez, Anna Kendrick, David Harbour
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1855199/

Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

Contraband

Release 2012

Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Writers: Aaron Guzikowski, Arnaldur Indriðason, Óskar Jónasson
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, Lukas Haas
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1524137/

To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.

Transporter 2

Release 2005

Genre Action, Crime, Thriller

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Director: Louis Leterrier
Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Stars: Jason Statham, Alessandro Gassman, Amber Valletta, Kate Nauta, Matthew Modine
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388482/

Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.

Devil's Knot

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Atom Egoyan
Writers: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson, Mara Leveritt
Stars: Dane DeHaan, Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804463/

The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Transporter 3

Release 2008

Genre Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

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Director: Olivier Megaton
Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Stars: Jason Statham, Natalya Rudakova, François Berléand, Robert Knepper, Jeroen Krabbé
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129442/

Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.

Pain & Gain

Release 2013

Genre Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: Michael Bay
Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Pete Collins
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1980209/

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

Seven Psychopaths

Release 2012

Genre Comedy, Crime

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Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Michael Pitt, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Abbie Cornish
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1931533/

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Jack Reacher

Release 2012

Genre Action, Crime, Thriller

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Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Lee Child
Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790724/

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Looper

Release 2012

Genre Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Director: Rian Johnson
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1276104/

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Savages

Release 2012

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Oliver Stone
Writers: Shane Salerno, Don Winslow, Oliver Stone
Stars: Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jana Banker, Candra Docherty
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1615065/

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

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