Category Archives: Crime

The Last Thing He Wanted

Release 2020

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Dee Rees
Writers: Joan Didion, Dee Rees, Marco Villalobos
Stars: Rosie Perez, Ben Affleck, Anne Hathaway, Willem Dafoe, Edi Gathegi
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7456312/

A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

Parasite

Release 2019

Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: Bong Joon Ho
Writers: Bong Joon Ho (story), Bong Joon Ho (screenplay)
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6751668/

All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.

21 Bridges

Release 2019

Genre Action, Crime, Drama

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Director: Brian Kirk
Writers: Adam Mervis (screenplay), Matthew Michael Carnahan (screenplay)
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8688634/

An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy.

The Good Liar

Release 2019

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Bill Condon
Writers: Jeffrey Hatcher, Nicholas Searle
Stars: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5563334/

Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.

Richard Jewell

Release 2019

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama

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Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Marie Brenner, Billy Ray
Stars: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Brandon Stanley
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3513548/

American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.

Motherless Brooklyn

Release 2019

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Edward Norton
Writers: Jonathan Lethem, Edward Norton
Stars: Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385887/

In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.

Inherit the Viper

Release 2019

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Anthony Jerjen
Writers: Andrew Crabtree
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Bruce Dern, Margarita Levieva
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7349896/

Crime thriller about three siblings in Appalachia getting by as local opioid dealers, trying not to get caught in the spiral of violence that comes with the territory.

Black and Blue

Release 2019

Genre Action, Crime, Drama

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Director: Deon Taylor
Writers: Peter A. Dowling
Stars: Naomie Harris, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7390646/

A rookie New Orleans police officer is forced to balance her identity as a black woman after she witnesses two corrupt cops committing murder.

Knives Out

Release 2019

Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: Rian Johnson
Writer: Rian Johnson
Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8946378/

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

The Informer

Release 2019

Genre Crime, Drama

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Director: Andrea Di Stefano
Writers: Rowan Joffe, Andrea Di Stefano, Anders Roslund, Matt Cook, Börge Hellström
Stars: Ana de Armas, Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1833116/

An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.

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