Filled with drama, menace, and mystery, crime movies are one of the most popular movie genres. Since there are too many of them, it is normal that you do not know where to begin. Here are some of top crime movies you must watch.
No Country For Old Men
Based on Cormac McCarthy's novel of the same name, No Country For Old Men is an amazing American neo-western neo-noir thriller film that follows a Texas welder and Vietnam veteran in the desert landscape of 1980. This cat-and-mouse drama stars Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin. Its unusual storyline explores the theme of fate, conscience, and circumstance.
In 80th Academy Awards, it won four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem), and Best Adapted Screenplay. It is a legendary movie that continues to be listed in top must-watch movies of all time. Directed by the Coen brothers, it has been regarded as their masterpiece in the list of movies they directed. Critics praised the combination of their technical abilities and the authentic landscape-based Western classicism in the movie.
Being named as one of the best films of its decade, 25th Hour tells the story of a man's last 24 hours of freedom as he prepares to go to prison for seven years for dealing drugs. In the aftermath of 9/11, Monty (Edward Norton) is living a tale of regret and loss as he tries to reconcile the past and move forward as best he can into a difficult future of uncertainties. It is crime narrative world where the characters are not even sure if an open wound will ever heal. At the same time, it tries not to conceptualize or supply insight.
Another appealing aspect about this movie is that it can get viewers acquainted with Monty and other people that they feel like knowing them personally for years. Loss and melancholy are the overarching theme of this movie. A powerful story that makes you wonder about the powerful effect of your own decision, 25th Hour stands proudly as a deeply moving and brutally honest film that can leave you emotionally drained.
While The Departed owes its influence to Hong Kong film, Internal Affairs, it takes a legendary director such as Martin Scorsese himself to weave this police-mafia story back and forth into the city of Boston. This double-mole drama emerges as one of the timeless films that can always be watched again and again. Three words from the movie tagline sum this crime movie perfectly: Undercover, Underhanded, and Unrestrained. They are the perfect description of how this movie can blow your mind away.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, it has been called as "a thoroughly engrossing gangster drama with the gritty authenticity and soupy morality we come to expect from Martin Scorsese". It has enough tension and drama to keep you engrossed. As you watch this movie, you will be delighted to find tons of standout moments that are at their own leagues. In fact, you will never forget about them after finished watching it.