Category Archives: Crime

The Shawshank Redemption

Release 1994

Genre Crime, Drama

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Director: Frank Darabont
Writers: Stephen King, Frank Darabont
Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

The Dark Knight Rises

Release 2012

Genre Action, Crime, Thriller

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Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane
Stars: Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1345836/

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight must return to defend Gotham City against the enigmatic jewel thief Catwoman and the ruthless mercenary Bane as the city teeters on the brink of complete annihilation.

American History X

Release 1998

Genre Crime, Drama

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Director: Tony Kaye
Writers: David McKenna
Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien, Ethan Suplee
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120586/

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Leon.The.Professional

Release 1994

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello, Peter Appel
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110413/

A professional assassin rescues a young girl whose family were killed in a police raid.

The Godfather: Part II

Release 1974

Genre Crime, Drama

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Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071562/

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

The Godfather: Part III

Release 1990

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099674/

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing.

The Godfather

Release 1972

Genre Crime, Drama

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Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

The Dark Knight

Release 2008

Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane
Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468569/

When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.

Goodfellas

Release 1990

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama

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Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099685/

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

Pulp Fiction

Release 1994

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
Stars: Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Laura Lovelace, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.