Continuing to feed our fascination for the corrupt and seedy side of life, modern crime films offer increasingly complex plots, darker transgressions and murkier distinctions between good and bad. Often commenting on modern society, they play on the fears and paranoia prevalent in modern living. The Coen Brothers, Tarrantino and Scorsese are masters of this genre.
Contemporary Crime Film Listing
Hal Hartley, 1994
A quirky romantic thriller shot in Hal Hartley's unique style. Isabelle Huppert stars as a pornog...
Baran bo Odar, 2010
An atmospheric and gripping German murder mystery drama, The Silence is based on the novel 'Das L...
Martin Scorsese, 1976
As a groundbreaking drama of modern alienation, Taxi Driver was something of a sordid masterpiece...
Quentin Tarantino, 2012
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning western stars ...
Emir Kusturica, 1988
A vivd, magical, powerful film from Emir Kusturica, in which a young gypsy with telekinetic power...
Juan Jose Campanella, 2009
The 2010 Oscar-winning Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, the Argentinian cr...
Morten Tyldum, 2011
A fast-moving, cool and gripping Norwegian thriller, Headhunters is based on the bestselling nove...
Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007
The Coen brothers' stripped down and gritty chase thriller has a Vietnam vet desperately trying t...
Stanley Kubrick, 1971
Kubrick's controversial screen version of the novel by Anthony Burgess remains a shockingly viole...
Ian Merrick, 1977
Directed by Ian Merrick, this intelligent crime drama charts the infamous killing spree which Don...
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011
Grand Prix winner at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia ...
Tony Garnett, 1984
Karen Young gives a powerfully intense performance as a victim of sexual violence who turns vigil...