The 20 Best Crime Thriller Movies to Watch This Weekend

Are you a movie fanatic? Yes. Now tell us whether you are a ‘fearless’ movie fanatic? Maybe? Well, if you watch crime thrillers, then you can confidently say a big ‘Yes.’


Comedy movies make you laugh. Horror movies make you bite your nails. And the best crime thriller movies make you question yourself with unexpected twists, terrors, and tensions.

Crime thrillers can also go wrong. Yes, they can! And it can be a waste of your time and enthusiasm. Hence, we have come up with a list of the best crime thriller movies to watch. But beware, you may run out of nails to bite!

These lists cover the best crime Hollywood, Bollywood thrillers and some of the best crime thriller movies highly rated by IMDB.

Best Crime Thriller Movies to Watch: Hollywood

Hollywood lovers, it would be unfair to pick out only ten (10) best crime thriller movies to watch from a hundred of the good ones.

Nevertheless, here are our favorite picks for you:

Knives Out

Get lost in the web of lies and red herrings while uncovering the murder case of a crime novelist.

Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Duration 130 minutes
IMDB Rating 7.9/10
Creators Rian Johnson
Cast
  • Daniel Craig,
  • Chris Evans,
  • Ana de Armas,
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
Year 2019
Where to Watch Amazon Prime

Joker

The thrilling story of a daytime comedian who turned into a wild criminal mastermind.

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Duration 122 mins
IMDB Rating 8.4/10
Creators Todd Phillips
Cast
  • Joaquin Phoenix,
  • Robert De Niro,
  • Zazie Beetz,
  • Frances Conroy
Year 2019
Where to Watch Amazon Prime

The Godfather

No words can describe this movie, for it is one of the greatest films of all time.

Genre Crime, Drama
Duration 175 mins
IMDB Rating 9.2/10
Creators Francis Ford Coppola
Cast
  • Marlon Brando,
  • Al Pacino,
  • James Caan,
  • Diane Keaton
Year 1972
Where to Watch Netflix India

Don’t Breathe

The lives of three (3) thieves who invade houses of wealthy people find themselves trapped after attempting to invade the home of a blind veteran.

Genre Crime, Horror, Thriller
Duration 88 mins
IMDB Rating 7.1/10
Creators Fede Alvarez
Cast
  • Stephen Lang,
  • Jane Levy,
  • Dylan Minnette,
  • Daniel Zovatto
Year 2016
Where to Watch Netflix India

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight is the story of Heroism vs. Vigilantism.

Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Duration 152 mins
IMDB Rating 9.0/10
Creators Christopher Nolan
Cast
  • Christian Bale,
  • Heath Ledger,
  • Aaron Eckhart,
  • Michael Caine
Year 2008
Where to Watch Netflix India

The Wolf of Wall Street

Get a closer look into the journey of Belfort’s sleazy endeavors of defrauding wealthy investors!

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Duration 180 mins
IMDB Rating 8.2/10
Creators Martin Scorsese
Cast Leonardo DiCaprio,

Jonah Hill,

Margot Robbie,

Matthew McConaughey

Year 2013
Where to Watch Netflix India

Pulp Fiction

This movie revolves around three (3) men-Vincent, Jules, and Butch — and their choices concerning honor and disgrace, life and death, and the chance whims.

Genre Crime, Drama
Duration 154 mins
IMDB Rating 8.9/10
Creators Quentin Tarantino
Cast
  • John Travolta,
  • Uma Thurman,
  • Samuel L. Jackson,
  • Bruce Willis
Year 1994
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The Departed

An engaging story of an undercover cop and a mole trying to identify each other while invading an Irish gang.

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Duration 151 mins
IMDB Rating 8.5/10
Creators Martin Scorsese
Cast
  • Leonardo DiCaprio,
  • Matt Damon,
  • Jack Nicholson,
  • Mark Wahlberg
Year 2006
Where to Watch Amazon Prime

Se7en

The story of two (2) detectives (a veteran and a rookie) hunting a serial killer!

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration 127 mins
IMDB Rating 8.6/10
Creators David Fincher
Cast
  • Morgan Freeman,
  • Brad Pitt,
  • Kevin Spacey,
  • Andrew Kevin Walker
Year 1995
Where to Watch Netflix India

Prisoners

The story of a father taking matters into his own hands upon his daughter and her friend go missing!

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration 153 mins
IMDB Rating 8.1/10
Creators Denis Villeneuve
Cast
  • Hugh Jackman,
  • Jake Gyllenhaal,
  • Viola Davis,
  • Melissa Leo
Year 2013
Where to Watch Amazon Prime

Best Crime Thriller Movies To Watch: Bollywood

Bollywood freaks! Are you reading this? We have had some gripping best crime thrillers in Hindi too. Do you remember watching Baazigar (1993), Dushman (1998), Kaal (2005), Gangster (2006), A Wednesday (2008), 36 China Town (2006), The Villain (2014), and Talvar (2015)?

Well, besides these, we have other favorites too. Have a look:

Haseena Dilruba

Watch the story of a woman who is under investigation as a suspect for her husband’s murder.

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration 135 mins
IMDB Rating 6.9/10
Creators Vinil Mathew
Cast
  • Taapsee Pannu,
  • Vikrant Massey,
  • Harshvardhan Rane,
  • Aditya Srivastav
Year 2021
Where to Watch Netflix India

Andhadhun

This power-packed performance of a pianist pretending to be blind will scare you as well as make you laugh.

Genre Crime, Drama, Music
Duration 139 mins
IMDB Rating 8.2/10
Creators Sriram Raghavan
Cast
  • Ayushmann Khurrana,
  • Tabu,
  • Radhika Apte,
  • Anil Dhawan
Year 2018
Where to Watch Jio Cinema

Gangs of Wasseypur

Gangs of Wasseypur is a rough revenge story of a gangster.

Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Duration 321 mins
IMDB Rating 8.2/10
Creators Anurag Kashyap
Cast
  • Manoj Bajpayee,
  • Richa Chadha,
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui,
  • Tigmanshu Dhulia
Year 2012
Where to Watch Amazon Prime

Mom

Another revenge story, but this time of a stepmother who avenges the gang-rape of her step-daughter.

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Duration 146 mins
IMDB Rating 7.3/10
Creators Ravi Udyawar
Cast
  • Sridevi,
  • Sajal Ali,
  • Akshaye Khanna,
  • Adnan Siddiqui
Year 2017
Where to Watch Netflix India

Badla

This movie is about a newly successful entrepreneur and her story of solving the mystery of her lover’s death.

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration 118 mins
IMDB Rating 7.8/10
Creators Sujoy Ghosh
Cast
  • Amitabh Bachchan,
  • Taapsee Pannu,
  • Amrita Singh,
  • Antonio Aakeel
Year 2019
Where to Watch Amazon Prime

Drishyum

Police vs. Layman. Justice vs. Truth.

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration 163 mins
IMDB Rating 8.2/10
Creators Nishikant Kamat
Cast
  • Ajay Devgn,
  • Shriya Saran,
  • Tabu,
  • Rajat Kapoor
Year 2015
Where to Watch Amazon Prime

K.G.F. Chapter 1

A movie that revolves around a notorious gold mafia.

Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Duration 156 mins
IMDB Rating 8.3/10
Creators Prashanth Neel
Cast
  • Yash,
  • Srinidhi Shetty,
  • Ramachandra Raju,
  • Archana Jois
Year 2018
Where to Watch Amazon Prime

Article 15

This movie dives deep into the ugly socio-politics of the Indian system.

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration 130 mins
IMDB Rating 8.2/10
Creators Anubhav Sinha
Cast
  • Ayushmann Khurrana,
  • Nassar,
  • Manoj Pahwa,
  • Kumud Mishra
Year 2019
Where to Watch Netflix

Section 375

Section 375 is a story of a renowned filmmaker accused of rape by his junior.

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration 124 mins
IMDB Rating 8.1/10
Creators Ajay Bahl
Cast
  • Akshaye Khanna,
  • Richa Chadha,
  • Rahul Bhatt,
  • Meera Chopra
Year 2019
Where to Watch Amazon Prime

Talaash

Talaash is the story of a sex worker and murder who avenges her own murder in mysterious, spooky ways.

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration 140 mins
IMDB Rating 7.2/10
Creators Reema Kagti, Priyamvada Narayanan
Cast
  • Aamir Khan,
  • Kareena Kapoor,
  • Rani Mukerji,
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Year 2012
Where to Watch Amazon Prime

Conclusion

We hope you might have found at least a couple of the movies from the above lists which you are yet to watch. So, schedule a date with yourself in the coming weekend and have some popcorn ready!

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