Last Updated: May 9th
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.
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Run Time: 106 min | IMDb: 6.8/10
We’re knee-deep in sequels and cast squabbles when it comes to this particular franchise, but that shouldn’t prevent us from acknowledging the excellence of the original speedster flick. It marked the first of many team-ups between Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, introduced us to the high-stakes, fast-paced world of illegal street car racing, spawned spin-offs, earned millions at the box office, and somehow managed to build a world that long outlasted its main stars. The first film is a gritty ode to L.A. crime with Walker playing a federal agent in charge of bringing down a group of thieves led by the charismatic, code-driven Dominic Toretto. The action is impressive, but it’s the bromance between the pair that serves as the heart of the film.
Run Time: 103 min | IMDb: 8.3/10
Brad Pitt and Jason Statham star in this crime comedy from Guy Ritchie. One half of the story follows Benicio del Toro who plays a diamond thief trying to sell his stolen goods to some double-crossing gangsters. The other story follows Statham as small-time boxing promoter struggling to get out from under the thumb of a ruthless drug lord with a love for torture. Ritchie’s patented vibe is on full display here, which makes it a quintessentially fun British jaunt.