Last Updated: March 14th
Netflix has no shortage of great options for movie fans who enjoy a good crime story. It’s a genre that covers cops trying to solve a mystery, criminals looking to make a buck, and George Clooney looking pensively at legal documents. They can be thrilling, hilarious, and/or action-packed. So enjoy a legally appropriate brush with danger and catch the best crime movies on Netflix right now.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Run Time: 138 min | IMDb: 8.3/10
This neo-noir crime thriller put Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe on the map as two detectives with murky pasts and questionable methods. Pearce plays the straight-shooter, a cop determined to advance within the department and carry on his father’s legacy, while Crowe pays a rugged plain-clothes officer who likes roughing up men who beat up women. The two end up uncovering corruption in the LAPD but not before things get bloody.
Run Time: 127 min | IMDb: 8.6/10
David Fincher’s Seven follows a veteran detective on his way off the force (Morgan Freeman) and his begrudging, untested replacement (Brad Pitt) as they travel from poorly lit room to poorly lit room on the trail of a psychotic killer. The sin-driven murders are grizzly and grotesque but seem somewhat at home in the grungy, desolate world that Fincher creates. It’s certainly worth a fresh rewatch on a sunny day that’s devoid of hopelessness.