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Top Crime Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Godfather 1972 Francis Ford Coppola 2
2 Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder 9
3 Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino 11
4 Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese 17
5 The Godfather: Part II 1974 Francis Ford Coppola 20
6 Goodfellas 1990 Martin Scorsese 22
7 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick 23
8 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme 33
9 North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock 36
10 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder 41
11 The 400 Blows 1959 François Truffaut 48
12 The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton 50
13 On the Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan 52
14 Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Arthur Penn 55
15 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Frank Darabont 58
16 The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston 59
17 Breathless 1960 Jean-Luc Godard 61
18 Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles 63
19 Fargo 1996 Joel Coen 67
20 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 Robert Mulligan 70
21 M 1931 Fritz Lang 71
22 Rashômon 1950 Akira Kurosawa 75
23 Reservoir Dogs 1992 Quentin Tarantino 81
24 The Usual Suspects 1995 Bryan Singer 94
25 West Side Story 1961 Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise 101
26 12 Angry Men 1957 Sidney Lumet 103
27 The Big Lebowski 1998 Joel Coen 105
28 Seven 1995 David Fincher 114
29 City of God 2002 Fernando Meirelles 119
30 L.A. Confidential 1997 Curtis Hanson 122
31 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill 135
32 Heat 1995 Michael Mann 152
33 Once Upon a Time in America 1984 Sergio Leone 154
34 The Dark Knight 2008 Christopher Nolan 177
35 The Big Sleep 1946 Howard Hawks 181
36 Scarface 1983 Brian De Palma 183
37 The French Connection 1971 William Friedkin 185
38 Mean Streets 1973 Martin Scorsese 189
39 Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949 Robert Hamer 190
40 Badlands 1973 Terrence Malick 206
41 Dog Day Afternoon 1975 Sidney Lumet 224
42 Strangers on a Train 1951 Alfred Hitchcock 262
43 Dirty Harry 1971 Don Siegel 266
44 Out of the Past 1947 Jacques Tourneur 275
45 Laura 1944 Otto Preminger 280
46 No Country for Old Men 2007 Ethan and Joel Coen 302
47 Kiss Me Deadly 1955 Robert Aldrich 311
48 The Blues Brothers 1980 John Landis 316
49 Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 Robert Zemeckis 321
50 The Departed 2006 Martin Scorsese 323
51 The Professional 1994 Luc Besson 324
52 Trouble in Paradise 1932 Ernst Lubitsch 327
53 Thelma & Louise 1991 Ridley Scott 334
54 The Sting 1973 George Roy Hill 341
55 White Heat 1949 Raoul Walsh 346
56 Los Olvidados 1950 Luis Buñuel 351
57 The Ladykillers 1955 Alexander Mackendrick 366
58 Le Samouraï 1967 Jean-Pierre Melville 371
59 Pickpocket 1959 Robert Bresson 374
60 Mildred Pierce 1945 Michael Curtiz 409
61 RoboCop 1987 Paul Verhoeven 411
62 Miller's Crossing 1990 Joel Coen 418
63 Get Carter 1971 Mike Hodges 422
64 The Thin Blue Line 1988 Errol Morris 423
65 Inception 2010 Christopher Nolan 425
66 Blood Simple 1984 Joel Coen 433
67 In the Heat of the Night 1967 Norman Jewison 436
68 Casino 1995 Martin Scorsese 443
69 The Big Heat 1953 Fritz Lang 444
70 A Fish Called Wanda 1988 Charles Crichton 447
71 Performance 1970 Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg 448
72 Scarface 1932 Howard Hawks 449
73 Pink Flamingos 1972 John Waters 453
74 The Player 1992 Robert Altman 456
75 Speed 1994 Jan de Bont 460
76 Rififi 1955 Jules Dassin 472
77 Sin City 2005 Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez 477
78 Pierrot le Fou 1965 Jean-Luc Godard 480
79 The Untouchables 1987 Brian De Palma 487
80 The Long Good Friday 1980 John Mackenzie 490
81 Enter the Dragon 1973 Robert Clouse 494
82 The Long Goodbye 1973 Robert Altman 503
83 The Killer 1989 John Woo 506
84 Point Blank 1967 John Boorman 507
85 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 Quentin Tarantino 508
86 Raising Arizona 1987 Joel Coen 511
87 Run Lola Run 1998 Tom Tykwer 514
88 The Public Enemy 1931 William A. Wellman 522
89 Witness for the Prosecution 1957 Billy Wilder 534
90 Hate 1995 Mathieu Kassovitz 535
91 Gun Crazy 1950 Joseph H. Lewis 536
92 Boyz N the Hood 1991 John Singleton 542
93 Z 1969 Costa-Gavras 544
94 The Killing 1956 Stanley Kubrick 547
95 Delicatessen 1991 Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet 555
96 The Asphalt Jungle 1950 John Huston 556
97 Bowling for Columbine 2002 Michael Moore 560
98 Anatomy of a Murder 1959 Otto Preminger 561
99 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 Jay Roach 567
100 The Killers 1946 Robert Siodmak 568
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