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50 Best Crime Films Streaming Online Across OTT Platforms India

By Binged Binged Bureau - July 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

50 Best Crime Films Streaming Online Across OTT Platforms IndiaCrime, a genre in films, is one of the most loved of all the genres out there. This is especially because a crime genre movie not only gives you the thrill, but it can also bring up various ghastly crimes to life and witness what might have gone down at that time. While that happens, people love these movies more because along with the crime, the movies are always filled with a sense of mystery, thrill, and most definitely action. All of these are enough to keep someone on the edge of their seats.

Here we have curated a list of 50 Best Crime films that are streaming across platforms. There’s one for everyone out there that can fill you with full-on excitement.

50. Omerta: Zee5

OmertaOmerta is a hidden gem by Hansal starring Rajkummar Rao, that was released back in 2017. The movie is a biographical crime drama film that tells the story of Ahmed Omar Sheikh. Rao plays the role of Ahmed, who is a British of Pakistani descent. The film explores the 1994 kidnappings of Westerners in India for which Omar was arrested. Besides this, the movie also tells the story of how he was inflamed by a sense of hatred and revenge and plans the kidnapping and murder of a Wall Street Journal reporter named Daniel Pearl. Hansal Mehta earlier considered Riz Ahmed for the movie, but later went with Rajkummar Rao. The movie is also the debut movie for actor Mukul Dev as a writer.

49. Batla House: Amazon Prime Video

Batla HouseDirected by Nikhil Advani, the movie stars John Abraham in the lead as ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav. The story follows a deadly encounter with terrorists at Batla House in Delhi, Sanjeev Kumar Yadav who was responsible for the encounter continues his mission to catch the culprits all the while dealing with nationwide criticism, as to the majority the terrorists were revealed as just students of a prestigious University. While that went on, the movie also shows how Yadav deals with his post-traumatic stress disorder, which came as a result of this mission. The movie was based on the real-life story and event that occurred in Batla House in the year 2008.

48. Raat Akeli Hai: Netflix

Raat Akeli HaiThe movie is directed by Honey Trehan and stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Shweta Tripathi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shivani Raghuvansi in lead roles. The story follows the life of a misfit police officer named Jatil, who is given the responsibility of solving a case of murder of a rich and elderly landlord, who was found dead on the night of his wedding. The case gets twisty with every passing scene and confusing at the same time as to who could be the murderer. Jatil finds this awfully unsettling when he finds that the family members of the man have no idea what went on; they were present right there at that moment.

47. Mom: ZEE5

MomThe movie stars the late actress Sridevi in the lead and is one of her final movies before her death. The movie was directed by Ravi Udyawar and also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a prominent role. The movie follows Devki, a stepmom, who is a Biology teacher. Despite her warm nature, her stepdaughter still feels distant. The movie revolves around a certain night when Arya’s life changes as she is brutally gang-raped by a group of spoiled rich students from her school and two of their house helps in a party she attended. Devki takes it upon herself to seek justice for her daughter and as she goes ahead on this mission, she receives help from a detective who understands the pain that Devki is going through and gets ready to teach the perpetrators a lesson.

46. Kaminey: Netflix

KamineyKaminey stars Shahid Kapoor in a double role, along with Priyanka Chopra in the lead, supported by Amole Gupte. The movie is directed by Vishal Bharadwaj and has received critical acclaim ever since it was released. The movie has been given the cult because of its story and also it being set against the backdrop of the Mumbai underworld. The story follows two twin brothers, one who has a lisp and one who stutters. Interestingly, both who never crossed paths, find their lives intertwined when one puts himself in danger with a ‘get rich quick’ scheme and the other finds out there is a price on his head.

45. Mardaani 2: Amazon Prime Video

Mardaani 2The movie is directed by Gopi Puthran and follows the journey of police officer Shivani Shivaji Roy from the first film. The movie is set in Kota, Rajasthan, and follows the story of a psychopath named Sunny who works for a politician. He brutally rapes and murders innocent women, leaving a trail of bruised and battered bodies after his act. However, he gets to scam the police every time but Shivani swears to catch the culprit and bring him to justice.

44. Raid: Disney+ Hotstar

RaidBased on a real-life incident from the 1980s of a courageous and righteous Income Tax Officer, the movie shows the journey of Amay Patnaik. He receives an anonymous tip about a certain case of tax evasion and sets out a mission to bring out everything possible that’s hidden. A member of parliament who has evaded tax for years has hidden all the wealth inside his home in unthinkable places. The clearing out of the money and wealth takes hours but with the officer and with his team, he can collect every last bit of it.

43. Lootcase: Disney+ Hotstar

LootcaseA dark comedy and a laughter riot, Lootcase follows the journey of a commoner named Nandan Kumar played by Kunal Khemu who comes across a suitcase and discovers it is full of cash. He knows nothing about it, no idea who that it belongs to, where it’s from, or how it got there. Despite all that Nandan decides to take it but goes through a major dilemma as he is pressed between an “evil” politician and a “powerful” gangster.

42. Delhi Belly: Netflix

Delhi BellyDelhi Belly, a film produced by Aamir Khan Productions and directed by Abhinay Deo. The movie tells the story of Tashi, Nitin, and Arup, three strugglers who also happen to be roommates. They unknowingly become the target of a powerful gangster when they misplace his expensive diamonds. The movie stars Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunaal Roy Kapur. The movie was reported to be a Hinglish movie as it had 70% of its dialogues in English. The movie also saw a remake in Tamil, titled “Settai”

41. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!: Amazon Prime Video

Detective Byomkesh BakshyThe movie was directed by Dibakar Banerjee and stars late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The movie is based on the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshy. The movie follows a newly graduated out of college who agrees to investigate the disappearance of a chemist named Bhuvan. In his mission, he is assisted by Bhuvan’s son Ajit and while they are discovering new facts, they realize there’s more to it than it appears. They realize the case is linked with a larger conspiracy that could rattle Calcutta. Even though it was a commercial failure, the creators had plans to go ahead with a sequel with Sushant himself, but that is no more on the cards now.

40. Ocean’s Eleven: Amazon Prime Video

Ocean’s ElevenA cult classic, Ocean’s Eleven follows the story of Danny Ocean played by George Clooney who is a man of action. Within less than 24 hours into his parole from the jail, the charismatic thief is already planning out his next heist. While he sets up the new heist he focuses on his three rules which are: Don’t hurt anybody, don’t steal from anyone who doesn’t deserve it, and play the game like you’ve got nothing to lose. Danny with the help of his teammates now orchestrates the most sophisticated, elaborate casino heist ever in history.

39. Man On Fire: Amazon Prime Video

Man On Fire The movie is set in Mexico City, which is wracked by a recent wave of kidnappings. Following this an ex-CIA operative John Creasy played by Denzel Washington reluctantly accepts a job as a bodyguard for a 9-year-old girl named Lupita played by Dakota Fanning. She is the daughter of wealthy businessman Samuel Ramos. Just when Creasy begins to develop a fondness for the little girl, a bloodthirsty gunman goes ahead and kidnaps her. Now, Creasy goes to every possible length, as he surpasses all the corrupt cops to get vengeance and save the young girl from the clasps of these evil people.

38. Crash: Amazon Prime Video

Crash Crash is a crime drama film by Paul Haggis, who described this as his passion project. Crash is actually inspired by real-life incidents that occurred in Los Angeles in a certain period. The film features racial and social tensions that a group of strangers in Los Angeles have to tackle. They face cases of extreme racism and issues with class, family, and gender, and all of these begin as the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks in New York.

37. Zodiac: Netflix

ZodiacThe movie tells the story of one of America’s most famous and cryptic unsolved serial murder cases. It is set in the late 1960s and 1970s as fear takes over the city of San Francisco when a serial killer called Zodiac stalks its residents. Investigators played by Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, and reporters played by Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., become obsessed with learning the killer’s identity and bringing him to justice. While they do that, Zodiac goes after people one after the other and sends cryptic messages, ciphers, disturbing calls, and bloodstained clothes sent to newspapers.

36. Changeling: Netflix

Changeling A Clint Eastwood masterpiece, the movie is set in 1928 Los Angeles. The story follows a single mother Christine Collins played by Angelina Jolie, who arrives home to find her son, Walter, gone. Five months later, her missing son comes around as Walter is found in Illinois. But to Christine’s horror, the boy who steps off the train is not her son. Authorities refuse to listen to her pleas and she is confined to a psychiatric ward after being termed as an unfit mother. Following this, a clergyman sees the case as his chance to expose corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department and government. The story is based on a real-life event that is named the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders from Mira Loma, California.

35. Badla: Netflix

BadlaDirected by Sujoy Ghosh, Badla is the remake of the Spanish movie “The Invisible Guest”. The story follows a young married entrepreneur, played by Tapsee Pannu, who finds herself in a locked hotel room next to the body of her dead lover. While she is accused of the crime, she believes she didn’t commit, and hoping to find answers, she hires a prestigious lawyer to help her solve the mystery of what really happened. Full of twists and turns, the movie takes you through a complete from each and every given perspective of what might happen, with unending mind games, the movie shows who the real culprit is at the end.

34. Taken: MX Player

Taken Taken is an absolute cult movie and is a must-watch when anyone mentions the genre of crime, action, thriller. The movie follows Bryan Mills played by Liam Neeson who is a former government agent and finally reconnects with his daughter, Kim. Just when he thought he was finally getting her, she goes off on a trip and his worst nightmare comes true. She and her friends are abducted by human traffickers and within four days will be auctioned off. Now, Bryan needs to use everything he has ever learned in his mission to get back his daughter home, safe and sound.

33. The Irishman: Netflix

The IrishmanA Martin Scorsese gem, The Irishman released in 2019 on Netflix. The movie starts in the 1950s, with a truck driver named Frank Sheeran, played by Robert De Niro. He gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania gangster family, and Buffalino takes him under his wing. With time, Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hitman who everyone knows and fears, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa a powerful Teamster, who has been tied to organized crime for a long time now. The movie explores the lives of these three men and how they spend it over the decades in the world of organized crime and American-Italian gangsters.

32. Nightcrawler: Netflix

NightcrawlerNightcrawler is a neo-noir film starring Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead. The story is set in Los Angeles where Louis ‘Lou’ Bloom makes his living by scavenging and petty thefts. But, now he finds himself getting into a new career as a cameraman, who is armed with a camcorder and police scanner. He begins his journey but goes out only during the night and films some of the most horrible crimes of the city. He comes across a news director and sells his recordings that raise her station’s rating. Finding success, now Low will go to any length to get the much needed “money shot”

31. Captain Phillips: Sony LIV

Captain PhillipsInspired by the Maersk Alabama Hijacking, Captain Phillips is a biographical drama-thriller set in April 2009. The U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama is ready to sail toward its destination on a day that seems like any other normal day. All of a sudden, at a certain point Somali pirates race toward the vessel, climb aboard, and take everyone hostage. The captain of the ship, Richard Phillips played by Tom Hanks now needs to protect his crew from the hostile invaders, and their dangerous leader, Muse. The pirates are after the millions of dollars that the ship holds and it is up to Captain Phillips now, who must use his wits to make sure everyone on the ship survives and returns home safely.

30. The Gentlemen: Amazon Prime Video

The GentlemenThe movie is produced and directed by Guy Ritchie and stars an ensemble cast of Mathew McConaughey, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marson, Colin Ferrell. The story follows Mickey Pearson, an American living in London who became rich by building a highly successful marijuana empire. Word gets out that he’s looking to sell off the business, which soon triggers an unending chain of plots and schemes, which also includes bribery and blackmail from shady characters who want to steal his empire to become the next kingpin.

29. The Hateful Eight: Amazon Prime Video

The Hateful Eight Another Quentin Tarantino masterpiece, Hateful Eight is a Western-themed film that follows the stories of 8 individuals. Set in the post-Civil War period, the movie follows bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth and his fugitive prisoner, who happen to encounter another bounty hunter and a man who claims to be a sheriff. All of them are hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. It is there that they meet a group of another four strangers. As time passes by, they realize that after all these; they might not even reach their destinations. The movie was planned as a sequel for Django Unchained but later ended up being a standalone movie.

28. Knives Out: Amazon Prime Video

Knives OutKnives Out stars a massive ensemble cast that includes superstars like Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, and Ana de Armas. The story follows the death of the Thrombey family’s head, who also happens to be a crime novelist. His death brings over meticulous detective Benoit Blanc and he meets the Thombrey family. Seeing how dysfunctional the family is, he knows it’s not going to be easy because everyone in the family is suspect in the murder. Now, Blanc must move through this web of lies to uncover the real truth and the real murderer.

27. Special 26: Netflix

Special 26The movie is written and directed by Neeraj Pandey. The story is inspired by real-life events that took place in 1987 and is named the Opera House heist. The movie follows a group of con artists who pose as CBI officers and conduct bogus raids and extract out money from politicians and businessmen. They keep on with their actions but by now the real CBI gets involved and learns about this gang. While the con artists are on the move for their next prey, the real CBI sets up a web to catch them red-handed.

26. Ugly: Amazon Prime Video

UglyUgly is a movie co-produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap. The movie has received positive critical acclaim from every corner of the world, wherever the movie had its screening in the film festivals. The story follows a man named Rahul, who is a struggling actor, while out on his work, he takes his daughter, Kali, with him but she ends up missing from the scene. Soon, the searches begin and police get involved. Soon, he meets Bose, Kali’s stepfather who is also a policeman and is involved in the search for his step-daughter. It is true continuous twists and pieces of evidence collected, they begin to accuse each other of kidnapping her, but the truth something else altogether and they soon find out what really happened during Kali’s disappearance. A short film was released on YouTube that shows how Kali was conceived. The short film is titled “Kali Katha”.

25. Spotlight: Sony LIV

Spotlight In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigned a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton), reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Matt Carroll, and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

24. Prisoners: Amazon Prime Video

PrisonersPrisoners was one of 2013’s best movies and stars an impeccable ensemble consisting of Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Viola Davis amongst others. The story follows a father who faces a parent’s worst nightmare as his 6-year-old daughter is kidnapped along with her friend. A detective is assigned to the case, who seems to make progress as he arrests a potential suspect but the lack of evidence releases him. Seeing this, the father now takes matters into his hand and decides to find out who the culprit is, and goes out to save the girls’ lives.

23. A Wednesday: Netflix

A WednesdayA Wednesday! is considered a highly acclaimed movie that inspired movies to be made in Tamil and Telugu as well as a Sri Lankan English Film. The movie stars Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah in lead roles and follows the journey of Prakash Rathod, an about to retire police commissioner who recounts the most memorable case of his career. Set between 2 pm and 6 pm on Wednesday, the police were informed about bombs being placed in various places of the city, by a commoner. The case is extremely memorable for a particular reason as it was never found in written records but only will stay with the people that were willingly and unwillingly involved in the case that day.

22. Haider: Netflix

HaiderA movie by Vishal Bharadwaj, Haider stars Shahid Kapoor and Tabu in one of their most powerful performances to date. The movie is a modern-day adaptation of Hamlet and also is inspired by Basharat Peer’s memoir “Curfewed Nights”. Set in insurgency-hit Kashmir of 1995 and the civilian disappearance period, the story tells about a young man who returns home, after getting to know about his father’s disappearance. He becomes extremely troubled when he discovers that his mother’s new husband may be the one behind his father’s disappearance. He sets out on a path of revenge and this unravels whole new secrets that tell that not even the ones he loves will be spared.

21. No Country For Old Men: Netflix

No Country For Old MenWritten and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men is a neo-noir Western film that follows the principles of faith, conscience, and circumstance, something that is commonly seen amongst the Coen brothers’ movies. Based on Cormac McCarthy’s book of the same name, the movie follows three men. Llewelyn Moss, a hunter and Vietnam war veteran who comes across a huge amount that is a result of the drug deal. He cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. A merciless killer Chigurh is on his way to Moss as he has been recruited to get it back. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell, an aging policeman who has a dark secret of his own, and yet he tries to find and protect Moss.

20. Catch Me If You Can: Amazon Prime Video

Catch Me If You CanThe movie is a Steven Speilberg classic and tells the real-life story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks in the lead, the movie follows a young man who worked as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline and conned millions way before he turned 19. A master of deception, his success came when he forged a check and came to be known as a brilliant forger. At just the age of 17, Frank Abagnale, Jr. became the most successful bank robber in the history of the U.S. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty now has made this prime mission to catch Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank always ends up being one step ahead of him.

19. Pink: Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar

PinkPink is considered one breakthrough movie in Bollywood and established Tapsee Pannu as one strong actress in the arena. The movie follows a group of three girls who were molested and now are trying to file an FIR against the ones involved, who also is a politician’s nephew. When the case takes a different turn a retired lawyer takes it upon himself to solve the case and bring justice to the girls who were being wrongly framed.

18. Sonchiriya: ZEE5

Sonchiriya The movie is one of a kind for Bollywood that stars the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput along with Bhumi Pednekar, Ranvir Shorey, Manoj Bajpayee, and Ashutosh Rana. The movie is a story that is deeply rooted in the Chambal and tells a story that is set in the Chambal valley. The movie tells the stories of a group of dacoits in 1975, who termed themselves as Baaghis, the rebels. While they get ready to raid gold and money, they come across a mission of saving a girl, who they call Sonchiriya, a savior for them to lift the curse that was put on the group of dacoits, long time ago. While the odds are against them, they need to do all they can to protect and save the child and also keep their motto alive.

17. Section 375: Amazon Prime Video

Section 375The movie follows the story of Rohan Khurana, a celebrated filmmaker who is accused of raping Anjali Dangle, a junior costume designer. While Rohan Khurrana is represented by lawyer Tarun Saluja and Anjali is represented by Hiral Gandhi. The movie is completely based on how Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code comes into action in cases like this. The movie perfectly portrays that there are always two sides to a story and sometimes even law can fail to protect its people, given how people play and interpret their very own stories in front of the law.

16. The Wolf Of The Wall Street: Amazon

The Wolf Of The Wall StreetAnother epic movie straight from Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of The Wall Street stars Leonardo Di Caprio and Jonah Hill in the lead and is a biographical crime film. Set in 1987, the movie follows Jordan Belfort who takes a small job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. By the early 1990s, while still in his 20s, Belfort began his brokerage firm, Stratton Oakmont. Together with his trusted friend and a group of brokers, Belfort makes a huge fortune by committing huge frauds from the wealthy investors in millions and also through major corruption in the Wall Street scene. However, as Belfort and his teammates enjoy their riches while indulging in sex, drugs, and other thrills the SEC and FBI, close upon them and take down their empire that’s worth in billions now.

15. Andhadhun: Netflix

AndhadhunAndhadhun stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, and Radhika Apte, while being directed by Sriram Raghavan. The movie follows the journey of Akash, who is a pianist but acts as if he is blind out in public, completely fooling everyone. Things take a different turn when he witnesses a murder. While he is still blind to the outside world, he sees completely what went on after the murder. That was the moment, from where the beginning of the cat and mouse chasing game began with unexpected twists in every single turn of the movie.

14. Gangs Of Wasseypur: Netflix, Voot, Amazon

Gangs Of WasseypurGangs of Wasseypur, a film by Anurag Kashyap starring an ensemble cast is, without doubt, one of the best crime, dark comedy films in today’s time. The movie is centered on the coal mafia of Dhanbad and follows three crime families and their politics and crime starting from 1941 to the mid-90s. The movie sees the involvement of generations as a gangster played by Manoj Bajpayee clashes with this ruthless, coal-mining mafia lord played by, Tigmanshu Dhulia who killed his father played by, Jaideep Ahlawat back in the day and now is on his way to take revenge while also staying safe from the criminals but making sure to get to the mafia first, no matter what.

13. Article 15: Netflix

Article 15 Article 15, is a movie directed by Anubhav Sinha and stars Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead, The movie is set in Laalgaon and follows an IPS officer who tries to tackle the issues that are deeply rooted amongst the people of the village all around him. The movie is based on Article 15 of the Indian Constitution that tells that there should be no discrimination based on race, caste, sex, or place of birth. In a country where discrimination is still present everywhere, the officers embark on a journey of acceptance and change as he tries to solve the crimes that come along his way in the village. Though it wasn’t mentioned the movie is loosely based on the 2014 Badaun Gang Rape case and also the 2016 Una Flogging incident.

12. Drishyam: Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, Voot

DrishyamThe movie is the official Hindi remake of the super hit Malayalam film of the same name starring Mohanlal. Drishyam directed by Nishikant Kamat stars Ajay Devgn, Tabu, and Shriya Saran in the lead, Like the original movie, this too follows the journey of a family of four who is accused of the disappearance and murder of Sam, who is a policewoman’s son. Vijay, the head of the family takes it upon himself to protect his family and leaves no stone unturned as he tries to shield his family from all that is happening to them.

11. Paan Singh Tomar: Netflix

Paan Singh TomarPaan Singh Tomar is a biographical film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. The movie stars Irrfan Khan as Paan Singh Tomar who is part of the Indian Army and becomes an athlete and ends up winning gold medals at the Indian National Games seven times in a row. Later, due to issues in his family he comes back home only to see his family being harassed and no help from the police whatsoever. As his mother gets murdered, he ends up becoming a Baaghi in the Chambal region who is known as a Baaghi. He prepares his gang and starts kidnapping and extorting money from businessmen to keep his gang well equipped. Things get out of hand when it is revealed that this celebrated athlete now has murdered nine villagers who were working as police informants.

10. Talvar: Disney+ Hotstar

TalvarThe movie was directed by Meghna Gulzar and directed by Vishal Bharadwaj. The movie is based on the 2008 double murder case in Noida of a teenage girl and her family’s servants that rocked the notion. The movie follows a tough cop who deals with three conflicting perspectives of the double murder case that shook everyone to the core. The investigation involved a CBI team and then another CBI team who questioned them all over again. The case remained one of the most complicated as the prime suspects in every scenario ended up being the parents of the teenage daughter.

9. Reservoir Dogs: Amazon Prime Video

Reservoir DogsA Quentin Tarantino classic and regarded as one of the best independent movies to be released follows the stories of six criminals with pseudonyms. All of them are strangers to each other and are hired to carry out a heist, a diamond robbery to be precise. The robbery goes awfully wrong and the gang is ambushed by the police. The group moves out and meets at the rendezvous and realize that they were set up to fail, Now they try to find the traitor amongst themselves, Interesting point of the movie is, it shows the before and after of the heist and not during, making it one unique Tarantino movie as usual.

8. Once Upon A Time In America: Amazon Prime Video

Once Upon A Time In AmericaThe movie is iconic in every sense and is termed as one of the best gangster movies of all time, The movie is a crime drama by filmmaker Sergio Leone and is also one of his last movies to release before his death. The movie stars Robert De Niro and James Woods in lead roles. It is set in 1968, the movie is told in flashbacks and the tales of two friends Max and Noodles are brought up. Max and Noodles lead a group of Jewish ghetto youths, who rise to become the Jewish gangsters and enter the world of organized crime and together become part of mobsters that were on the rise in America at the time. The movie is loosely based on the novel by Harry Grey’s Novel “The Hoods”.

7. Joker: Netflix

JokerBased on the iconic DC character and Batman’s all-time enemy, Joker tells the story of Arthur and how his life turned and he became the most dreaded criminal. Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck is a failed comedian who is in desperate need of connections around him. Arthur has two masks, one that he paints for his day job as a clown, and the other he uses to show that he is a part of this world too. Always left alone, forever bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck’s journey into the world of madness begins as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as The Joker.

6. The Departed: Netflix

The DepartedDirected by Martin Scorsese, The Departed is the remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film “Internal Affairs” and loosely based on Boston Winter Hill Gang. The story follows South Boston cop Billy Costigan, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who goes undercover to infiltrate the organization of gang’s chief Frank Costello, played by Jack Nicholson. As Billy now has gained the gangster’s trust, a long-time criminal named Colin Sullivan played by Matt Damon infiltrates the police department and reports the activities to the gang bosses. This is when both the organizations realize they have a mole amongst them and now Billy and Colin must figure out each other’s identities to save their lives.

5. Black Friday: Netflix

Black FridayA film by Anurag Kashyap, Black Friday tells the real-life events of the 1993 Bombay bombings based on the book by Black Friday: The True Story of Bombay Bomb Blasts. The film follows Indian gangster Tiger Memon played by Pavan Malhotra who under extreme torture confesses to his involvement in a plot to set off explosives throughout the city of Bombay. The police on the other hand choose not to believe him. However, things turn out exactly as he mentioned and within no time bombs tear apart the city that Friday, wreaking havoc and traumatizing the citizens of Bombay. Through a series of interviews, DCP Rakesh Maria played by Kay Kay Menon comes closer to discovering who the mastermind of the conspiracy is, but it soon starts getting clear that a foreign organization must be involved that helped in carrying out the event.

4. Se7en: Netflix

Se7enSe7en too is an absolute classic and definite must-watch for crime genre fans. The story follows retiring police Detective William Somerset, played by Morgan Freeman who for one last time gets on a case. With the help of newly transferred David Mills played by Brad Pitt, they discover several well-planned and grizzly murders. Soon they realize they are dealing with a serial killer who is played by Kevin Spacey. He has been targeting people who he thinks represent one of the seven deadly sins. While they solve the case, Somerset also befriends Mills’ wife, Tracy played by Gwyneth Paltrow, who is pregnant and is worried about raising her child in a city that’s filled with awful crimes.

3. The Dark Knight: Amazon Prime Video, Netflix

The Dark KnightOne of the most legendary movies to come out from DC, The Dark Knight was one of the biggest breakthroughs in the movie world for DC. The movie follows Christian Bale as Batman, who along with the help of his allies Lt. Jim Gordon and Harvey Dent has successfully kept Gotham City but things change when a young criminal named Joker, played by the late Heath Ledger, starts changing the situation and sets the whole city into utter chaos. Now it is a match of a lifetime between Batman and his forever nemesis the Joker.

2. The Godfather Part II:  Amazon Prime Video

The-Godfather-2The much-needed sequel to the massive hit “The Godfather,” the second season too dives into the Corleone family business. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the movie follows the journey of Vito and Michael. The movie is interesting in the sense that it is both a sequel and a prequel. While it shows how after the events of the first movie Michael tries to expand the business, it also introduces Robert de Niro as young Vito and how he became who he is today.

1. The Godfather:  Amazon Prime Video

the-god-father-1972The Godfather, without a doubt, is one of the greatest films of all time and has established itself as an absolute classic that has become a must-watch now. The mob drama is based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same name and focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone played by Marlon Brando. The story follows the don’s youngest son, Michael played by Al Pacino, who reluctantly joins the Mafia and with it, he becomes involved in an inevitable cycle of violence, crime, and betrayal. Even with all these, Michael tries his hardest to stay true to his wife Kay played by Diane Keaton but besides that, he gets drawn and dragged deeper and deeper into the family business and the world of crime.Follow us on Google News

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