Best Crime Movies of 1994

1.

The Shawshank Redemption

7.3
9.3/10 IMDB

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore, Gil Bellows, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, Larry Brandenburg ..
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Release date: 1994-09-23
2.

Pulp Fiction

7.2
8.9/10 IMDB

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Harvey Keitel, Eric Stoltz, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 1994-09-10
3.

Léon: The Professional

6.9
8.5/10 IMDB

Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Léon's footsteps.

Starring: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello, Peter Appel, Michael Badalucco, Ellen Greene, Elizabeth Regen, Carl J. Matusovich, Eric Challier ..
Directed by: Luc Besson, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski
Release date: 1994-09-14
4.

Natural Born Killers

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield, Edie McClurg, Russell Means, Maria Pitillo, Sean Stone ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 1994-08-25
5.

Speed

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but a nightmare in LA traffic. And that's still not the end.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, Jeff Daniels, Alan Ruck, Glenn Plummer, Richard Lineback, Beth Grant, Hawthorne James ..
Directed by: Jan de Bont
Release date: 1994-06-09
6.

The Mask

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle. Unfortunately, under the mask's influence, Ipkiss also robs a bank, which angers junior crime lord Dorian Tyrell, whose goons get blamed for the heist.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Nancy Fish, Tim Bagley, Johnny Williams, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Amy Yasbeck, Richard Jeni, Orestes Matacena ..
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Release date: 1994-07-29
7.

Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's problems. A host of celebrities at the Academy awards ceremony are humiliated by Frank as he blunders his way trying to foil Rocco.

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, Fred Ward, Kathleen Freeman, Anna Nicole Smith, Doris Belack, Nigel Gibbs, Andre Rosey Brown ..
Directed by: Peter Segal
Release date: 1994-03-18
8.

Shallow Grave

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Starring: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor, Ken Stott, Keith Allen, Colin McCredie, Peter Mullan, Gary Lewis, Frances Low, Robert David MacDonald ..
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 1994-01-27
9.

Serial Mom

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the neighbor. As other slights befall her beloved family, the body count begins to increase.

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard, Justin Whalin, Traci Lords, Suzanne Somers, Joan Rivers, Mink Stole, Mary Jo Catlett ..
Directed by: John Waters
Release date: 1994-04-13
10.

The Client

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is buried. Clifford shoots himself and Mark is found at the scene, and both the FBI and the Mafia quickly realize that Mark probably knows more than he says.

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony LaPaglia, Bradley Whitford, Will Patton, Brad Renfro, Anthony Edwards, J.T. Walsh, Anthony Heald ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 1994-07-20

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