Last Updated on 17 September 2023

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 300 best crime movies of all time.

I found 24 different ranked lists online of “best crime movies of all time” and pulled them all into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation.  See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 24 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you can print to track which ones you’ve seen, followed by the ranked list.

  1. The Godfather (1972)
  2. The Godfather Part II (1974)
  3. Goodfellas (1990)
  4. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  5. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  6. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  7. Chinatown (1974)
  8. Scarface (1983)
  9. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  10. Fargo (1996)
  11. Se7en (1995)
  12. The Departed (2006)
  13. Rashomon (1950)
  14. Taxi Driver (1976)
  15. Heat (1995)
  16. Double Indemnity (1944)
  17. Touch of Evil (1958)
  18. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  19. City of God (2002)
  20. The French Connection (1971)
  21. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  22. No Country for Old Men (2007)
  23. The Dark Knight (2008)
  24. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  25. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  26. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
  27. High and Low (1963)
  28. M (1931)
  29. Badlands (1973)
  30. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  31. The Sting (1973)
  32. The Devil All the Time (2020)
  33. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  34. Rififi (1955)
  35. Training Day (2001)
  36. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
  37. Get Carter (1971)
  38. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  39. White Heat (1949)
  40. The Third Man (1949)
  41. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  42. Vertigo (1958)
  43. On the Waterfront (1954)
  44. American Gangster (2007)
  45. The Big Sleep (1946)
  46. Casino (1995)
  47. Snatch (2000)
  48. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  49. Zodiac (2007)
  50. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
  51. Léon: The Professional (1994)
  52. American History X (1998)
  53. Memento (2000)
  54. Lawless (2012)
  55. Drive (2011)
  56. The Untouchables (1987)
  57. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  58. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
  59. Rope (1948)
  60. The Red Circle (1970)
  61. Brick (2005)
  62. Man on Fire (2004)
  63. The Informer (2019)
  64. The Silence (2010)
  65. The Irishman (2019)
  66. Twin Peaks: Northwest Passage (1989)
  67. In Cold Blood (1967)
  68. Diabolique (1955)
  69. Out of the Past (1947)
  70. Dirty Harry (1971)
  71. North by Northwest (1959)
  72. Die Hard (1988)
  73. The Killing (1956)
  74. Collateral (2004)
  75. Pépé le Moko (1937)
  76. Mean Streets (1973)
  77. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  78. Rear Window (1954)
  79. American Hustle (2013)
  80. True Romance (1993)
  81. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
  82. In Bruges (2008)
  83. Spotlight (2015)
  84. I Care a Lot (2020)
  85. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
  86. The Long Goodbye (1973)
  87. Shoplifters (2018)
  88. Le Samouraï (1967)
  89. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  90. The Italian Job (1969)
  91. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  92. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  93. Blow Out (1981)
  94. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  95. La haine (1995)
  96. Uncut Gems (2019)
  97. Blue Velvet (1986)
  98. Rebecca (1940)
  99. Talvar (2015)
  100. The Town (2010)
  101. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  102. Knives Out (2019)
  103. Fight Club (1999)
  104. Good Time (2017)
  105. Mystic River (2003)
  106. The Green Mile (1999)
  107. The Big Heat (1953)
  108. Serpico (1973)
  109. Carlito’s Way (1993)
  110. Traffic (2000)
  111. Batman Begins (2005)
  112. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  113. The Thin Man (1934)
  114. Promising Young Woman (2020)
  115. Mother (2009)
  116. Run Lola Run (1998)
  117. Memories of Murder (2003)
  118. Days of Being Wild (1990)
  119. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
  120. The Public Enemy (1931)
  121. The Conversation (1974)
  122. Bullitt (1968)
  123. Raat Akeli Hai (2020)
  124. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  125. Charade (1963)
  126. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
  127. Sin City (2005)
  128. Key Largo (1948)
  129. Joker (2019)
  130. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  131. Pierrot le Fou (1965)
  132. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
  133. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  134. Thief (1981)
  135. Inside Man (2006)
  136. Gone Girl (2014)
  137. Ronin (1998)
  138. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
  139. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
  140. Menace II Society (1993)
  141. Miller’s Crossing (1990)
  142. Gangs of New York (2002)
  143. Road to Perdition (2002)
  144. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  145. The Woman in the Window (1944)
  146. Deja Vu (2006)
  147. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
  148. Psycho (2020)
  149. Laura (1944)
  150. In a Lonely Place (1950)
  151. L’Argent (1983)
  152. Fallen Angels (1995)
  153. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  154. The Getaway (1972)
  155. New Jack City (1991)
  156. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
  157. Z (1969)
  158. Hell or High Water (2016)
  159. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  160. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
  161. Jackie Brown (1997)
  162. The 39 Steps (1935)
  163. Death on the Nile (1978)
  164. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
  165. Breathless (1960)
  166. Scarface (1932)
  167. The Killers (1946)
  168. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  169. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
  170. The Equalizer (2014)
  171. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  172. Wall Street (1987)
  173. 21 Jump Street (2012)
  174. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
  175. Point Break (1991)
  176. Deliverance (1972)
  177. John Q (2002)
  178. Baby Driver (2017)
  179. Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922)
  180. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
  181. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  182. The Fugitive (1993)
  183. Scarlet Street (1945)
  184. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
  185. Psycho (1960)
  186. Rahasya (2015)
  187. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  188. Prisoners (2013)
  189. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  190. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
  191. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  192. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
  193. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
  194. Trouble in Paradise (1932)
  195. Public Enemies (2009)
  196. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
  197. Batman (1989)
  198. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  199. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
  200. Trainspotting (1996)
  201. Amores Perros (2000)
  202. Natural Born Killers (1994)
  203. American Psycho (2000)
  204. Pickpocket (1959)
  205. Band of Outsiders (1964)
  206. At the End of the Tunnel (2016)
  207. Brighton Rock (1948)
  208. Shallow Grave (1994)
  209. Eastern Promises (2007)
  210. The Roaring Twenties (1939)
  211. The Warriors (1979)
  212. French Connection II (1975)
  213. Paths of Glory (1957)
  214. Set It Off (1996)
  215. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  216. The Godfather Part III (1990)
  217. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  218. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  219. Skeleton of Mrs. Morales (1960)
  220. The Killer (1989)
  221. High Sierra (1941)
  222. In the Line of Fire (1993)
  223. The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019)
  224. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
  225. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  226. A Prophet (2009)
  227. Enter the Dragon (1973)
  228. They Live by Night (1948)
  229. Mute Witness (1995)
  230. Shaft (1971)
  231. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
  232. The Anderson Tapes (1971)
  233. Blood Simple (1984)
  234. RoboCop (1987)
  235. Pandora’s Box (1929)
  236. A Simple Plan (1998)
  237. Gun Crazy (1950)
  238. Breakdown (1997)
  239. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
  240. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
  241. The Parallax View (1974)
  242. Detroit (2017)
  243. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  244. Unforgiven (1992)
  245. Body Heat (1981)
  246. Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993)
  247. Bob the Gambler (1956)
  248. Jean de Florette (1986)
  249. Pink Flamingos (1972)
  250. John Wick (2014)
  251. Compliance (2012)
  252. Delhi Belly (2011)
  253. The Forgotten Ones (1950)
  254. Mystery Road (2013)
  255. Cure (1997)
  256. Murder, My Sweet (1944)
  257. The Fury of a Patient Man (2016)
  258. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  259. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
  260. Criss Cross (1949)
  261. Yojimbo (1961)
  262. Badla (2019)
  263. Manon of the Spring (1986)
  264. Misery (1990)
  265. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
  266. 21 Bridges (2019)
  267. Charley Varrick (1973)
  268. Gran Torino (2008)
  269. Le Trou (1960)
  270. Dead Man’s Shoes (2004)
  271. Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within (2010)
  272. The Gentlemen (2019)
  273. Blade Runner (1982)
  274. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)
  275. Leviathan (2014)
  276. No Mercy (2010)
  277. To Have and Have Not (1944)
  278. Capone (2020)
  279. Day of the Jackal (1973)
  280. The Ladykillers (1955)
  281. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  282. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
  283. Magnum Force (1973)
  284. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  285. Detective Story (1951)
  286. Time of the Gypsies (1988)
  287. And Then There Were None (1945)
  288. Wolf Creek (2005)
  289. After Hours (1985)
  290. Ms .45 (1981)
  291. RocknRolla (2008)
  292. Branded to Kill (1967)
  293. Escape from New York (1981)
  294. Little Caesar (1931)
  295. The Black Panther (1977)
  296. Falling Down (1993)
  297. The Enforcer (1976)
  298. Angst (1983)
  299. Blow (2001)
  300. Some Like It Hot (1959)

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