Best Crime Movies of 1994


The Shawshank Redemption

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

Pulp Fiction

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

Léon: The Professional

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


7.3/10 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

Natural Born Killers

7.2/10 IMDB

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and 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

The Mask

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

Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult

6.5/10 IMDB

Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he has to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Adding to his problems, Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.

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


7.5/10 IMDB

Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum, but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a junkie who sleeps with the dealers that Fresh sells for. As the story progresses Fresh realizes that he doesn't want to sell drugs anymore, he wants revenge.

Starring: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright, Ron Brice, Jean-Claude La Marre, José Zúñiga, Luis Lantigua, Yul Vazquez, Cheryl Freeman ..
Directed by: Boaz Yakin
Release date: 1994-06-15

Bullets Over Broadway

7.4/10 IMDB

After young playwright, David Shayne obtains funding for his play from gangster Nick Valenti, Nick's girlfriend Olive miraculously lands the role of a psychiatrist—but not only is she a bimbo who could never pass for a psychiatrist—she's a dreadful actress. David puts up with the leading man who is a compulsive eater, the grand dame who wants her part jazzed up, and Olive's interfering hitman/bodyguard—but, eventually he must decide whether art or life is more important.

Starring: John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Tilly, Chazz Palminteri, Mary-Louise Parker, Jack Warden, Rob Reiner, Tracey Ullman, Joe Viterelli, Jim Broadbent ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1994-10-14

Baby's Day Out

6.2/10 IMDB

Baby Bink couldn't ask for more: he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby Bink's parents—especially the three enterprising kidnappers who pretend to be photographers from the newspaper. Successfully kidnapping Baby Bink, they have a harder time keeping hold of the rascal, who not only keeps one step ahead of them, but seems to be more than a little bit smarter than the three bumbling criminals.

Starring: Joe Mantegna, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley, Cynthia Nixon, John Neville, William Holmes, Anna Levine, Adam Robert Worton, Jacob Joseph Worton ..
Directed by: Patrick Read Johnson
Release date: 1994-07-01

Shallow Grave

7.3/10 IMDB

When accountant David, doctor Juliet and journalist Alex are searching for a fourth roommate for their trendy flat, they settle on the aloof Hugo. However, they soon find Hugo dead of a drug overdose, beside a large sum of cash. After some deliberation, the three others decide to keep the money and to dismember and bury Hugo's body. Soon, each roommate starts thinking about keeping all the money by scamming the others.

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: 1994-12-22

Swimming with Sharks

7.0/10 IMDB

Guy is a young film executive who's willing to do whatever it takes to make it in Hollywood. He begins working for famed producer Buddy Ackerman, a domineering, manipulative, coldhearted boss. When Guy also finds out that his cynical girlfriend, Dawn, has been using sex as a career move, he reaches his limit. Guy decides to exact revenge on Buddy by kidnapping him and subjecting him to cruel and unusual punishment.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, Michelle Forbes, Benicio del Toro, T.E. Russell, Roy Dotrice, Matthew Flint, Patrick Fischler, Jerry Levine ..
Directed by: George Huang
Release date: 1994-09-10

Serial Mom

6.8/10 IMDB

She's the perfect all-American parent: a great cook and homemaker, a devoted recycler, and a woman who'll literally kill to keep her family happy.

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

The Last Seduction

7.0/10 IMDB

Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory convinces her husband, Clay, to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to Chicago, where she ensnares her next conquest, insurance man Mike Swale. After getting a job at his insurance company, Bridget convinces Mike to run a scam -- but things take a deadly turn when she recruits him to help get rid of her husband.

Starring: Linda Fiorentino, Bill Pullman, Peter Berg, J.T. Walsh, Bill Nunn, Michael Raysses, Zack Phifer, Brien Varady, Dean Norris, Donna Wilson ..
Directed by: John Dahl
Release date: 1994-05-26

The Ref

6.9/10 IMDB

Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at gunpoint. The gunman is Gus, a thief on the run from the police, who kidnaps the couple as an insurance policy, planning to use their home as a hideout. But their incessant bickering proves more than Gus bargained for, forcing him -- for the sake of his own sanity -- into the unenviable role of peacemaker. To make things even worse for Gus, he discovers that he has taken the couple hostage the night of their big Christmas party, and the guests are already on the way. Not wanting to leave Lloyd and Caroline unattended, Gus opts to attend the party, pretending to be the couple's marriage counselor. This naturally leads to a series of comic confusions, as the hostage crisis and marital tensions head towards their inevitable conclusion.

Starring: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Glynis Johns, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Raymond J. Barry, Richard Bright, Christine Baranski, Adam LeFevre, J.K. Simmons ..
Directed by: Ted Demme
Release date: 1994-03-09

The Client

6.7/10 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

Above the Rim

6.6/10 IMDB

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

Starring: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac, Marlon Wayans, Leon, Wood Harris, Michael Rispoli, David Bailey, Tonya Pinkins, Byron Minns ..
Directed by: Jeff Pollack
Release date: 1994-03-23

Beverly Hills Cop III

5.5/10 IMDB

Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by the same gang that shot Billy's boss.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Hector Elizondo, Gilbert R. Hill, Timothy Carhart, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen McHattie, Theresa Randle, John Saxon, Jon Tenney ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1994-05-24


6.1/10 IMDB

A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Dylan Baker, Jacqueline Kim, Roma Maffia, Caroline Goodall, Rosemary Forsyth, Dennis Miller, Suzie Plakson ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1994-03-10

The River Wild

6.5/10 IMDB

While on a family vacation, rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.

Starring: Meryl Streep, David Strathairn, Kevin Bacon, Benjamin Bratt, John C. Reilly, Joseph Mazzello, Stephanie Sawyer, William Lucking, Elizabeth Hoffman, Victor Galloway ..
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Release date: 1994-09-30

Surviving the Game

6.2/10 IMDB

A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.

Starring: Ice-T, Rutger Hauer, Charles S. Dutton, Gary Busey, John C. McGinley, F. Murray Abraham, William McNamara, Jeff Corey, Bob Minor, George Fisher ..
Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson
Release date: 1994-04-15

Blown Away

6.2/10 IMDB

Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzy Amis, Lloyd Bridges, Forest Whitaker, Stephi Lineburg, John Finn, Caitlin Clarke, Christofer de Oni, Loyd Catlett ..
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Release date: 1994-07-01


6.1/10 IMDB

The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an FM rock radio station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Judd Nelson, Michael McKean, Amy Locane, Nina Siemaszko, Joe Mantegna, David Arquette ..
Directed by: Michael Lehmann
Release date: 1994-08-05


5.9/10 IMDB

An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver, Bruce McGill, Gloria Reuben, Scott Bellis, Jason Schombing, Scott Lawrence, Kenneth Welsh, Brent Woolsey ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1994-09-15

The Chase

5.8/10 IMDB

Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car chase is being broadcast live on every TV-channel.

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, Henry Rollins, Rocky Carroll, Ray Wise, Cary Elwes, Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Marshall Bell, Ron Jeremy ..
Directed by: Adam Rifkin
Release date: 1994-03-04

The Getaway

5.8/10 IMDB

Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he's for sale if Benyon can get him out of prison. Benyon pulls some strings and Doc McCoy is released again. Unfortunately he has to cooperate with the same person that got him to prison.

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Michael Madsen, James Woods, David Morse, Jennifer Tilly, James Stephens, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Farnsworth, Burton Gilliam ..
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 1994-02-11

Little Odessa

6.7/10 IMDB

The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.

Starring: Edward Furlong, Tim Roth, Moira Kelly, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, Paul Guilfoyle, David Vadim, Mina Bern, Boris McGiver, Mohammad Ghaffari ..
Directed by: James Gray
Release date: 1994-10-28
Best Crime Movies of 1994 : Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket

6.7/10 IMDB

Dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their pot-growing friend, Bob. The short film that inspired Wes Anderson’s feature debut.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Elissa Sommerfield, Isiah Ellis, Temple Nash, Briggs Branning ..
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Release date: 1994-01-20

Hercule Poirot's Christmas

8.0/10 IMDB

Hercule Poirot is summoned to a mansion house for Christmas and is confronted with murder.

Starring: David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Vernon Dobtcheff, Simon Roberts, Catherine Rabett, Eric Carte, Andrée Bernard, Brian Gwaspari, Sasha Behar, Mark Tandy ..
Directed by: Edward Bennett
Release date: 1994-12-25
Best Crime Movies of 1994 : Columbo: It's All in the Game

Columbo: It's All in the Game

7.8/10 IMDB

A mother and daughter pair kill their two-timing lover, and the mother tries to seduce Columbo in an effort to divert suspicion.

Starring: Peter Falk, Faye Dunaway, Claudia Christian, John P. Finnegan ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1994-03-29
Best Crime Movies of 1994 : Columbo: Butterfly in Shades of Grey

Columbo: Butterfly in Shades of Grey

7.1/10 IMDB

L.A. radio moderator Fielding Chase kills Gerry Winters, a member of his staff who tried to help Chase's daughter Victoria (also a staff member) to leave her father and become a novelist

Starring: Peter Falk, William Shatner ..
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Release date: 1994-01-10
Best Crime Movies of 1994 : Mi Vida Loca

Mi Vida Loca

6.5/10 IMDB

Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute escalates towards violence, the violence of the world around them soon also impacts their lives.

Starring: Angel Aviles, Seidy López, Jacob Vargas, Salma Hayek, Danny Trejo, Spike Jonze, Jason Lee, Los Lobos, Marlo Marron, Nelida Lopez ..
Directed by: Allison Anders
Release date: 1994-06-08

Jason's Lyric

6.6/10 IMDB

The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends.

Starring: Allen Payne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Eddie Griffin, Suzzanne Douglas, Lisa Nicole Carson, Lahmard J. Tate, Forest Whitaker, Sandra 'Pepa' Denton, Anthony 'Treach' Criss ..
Directed by: Doug McHenry
Release date: 1994-09-28

The Cowboy Way

5.9/10 IMDB

Two championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar who went missing there.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott, Ernie Hudson, Marg Helgenberger, Luis Guzmán, Angel Caban, Joaquín Martínez, Tomas Milian, Cara Buono ..
Directed by: Gregg Champion
Release date: 1994-06-03


6.8/10 IMDB

A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan, Elina Löwensohn, Damian Young, Chuck Montgomery, Dave Simonds, Pamela Stewart, Parker Posey, Erica Gimpel, Michael Imperioli ..
Directed by: Hal Hartley
Release date: 1994-08-05
Best Crime Movies of 1994 : Bad Habits

Bad Habits

6.4/10 IMDB

Deidre Holland is a novelist. A rich novelist. When her imagination gets the better of her, she seeks help for her sexual compulsions from a famous psychotherapist. Past-life therapy takes Deidre back to more than one erotic encounter of a lifetime. But is the Doc for real, or are his methods - and motives - unsound? And will the fantasies she is imagining become reality?

Starring: Deidre Holland, Tiffany Mynx, Randy Spears, Mark Davis, Sasha Sean, Angel Ash, Deborah Wells, Tom Byron, T.T. Boy, Jon Dough ..
Directed by: John Leslie
Release date: 1994-01-01

Death Wish V: The Face of Death

4.8/10 IMDB

Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lesley-Anne Down, Michael Parks, Chuck Shamata, Robert Joy, Saul Rubinek, Miguel Sandoval, Kenneth Welsh, Kevin Lund, Lisa Inouye ..
Directed by: Allan A. Goldstein
Release date: 1994-01-14
Best Crime Movies of 1994 : Pat and Margaret

Pat and Margaret

8.0/10 IMDB

Unexpected events occur when Pat, a glamorous British-born star of American soaps, returns home to plug her auto-biography on television and meets, for the first time since they were teenagers, Margaret her plain and frumpy younger sister. The meeting is painful for both women highlighting the vast differences in their lives and resurrecting painful memories of their unhappy childhood with an uncaring, errant mother. The tabloid press smell a juicy story and a race ensues to trace the whereabouts of the long lost parent.

Starring: Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston, Thora Hird, Deborah Grant, Don Henderson, Shirley Stelfox, Anne Reid, Julie Hesmondhalgh ..
Directed by: Gavin Millar
Release date: 1994-09-11
Best Crime Movies of 1994 : Cagney & Lacey: The Return

Cagney & Lacey: The Return

6.9/10 IMDB

1994. Cagney, now a Lieutenant, re-teams with Lacey, who has left the force, to search for a cache of missing firearms.

Starring: Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly, James Naughton, David Paymer, Susan Anspach, John Karlen, Martin Kove, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Al Waxman ..
Directed by: James Frawley
Release date: 1994-11-06

Green Dolphin Beat

5.4/10 IMDB

Two cops try to solve the murder of a former prostitute while fighting for their jobs in a crime-ridden precinct of a Northwestern city.

Starring: John Wesley Shipp, Jeffrey D. Sams, Troy Evans, John Lavachielli, Miguel Sandoval, Linden Ashby, Melanie Smith, Kimberly Scott, Cali Timmins, Tom Butler ..
Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace
Release date: 1994-06-27

A Low Down Dirty Shame

5.9/10 IMDB

A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for Shame's expulsion from the force. He must also deal with two women, Angela, a beautiful old flame, and Peaches, his energetic but annoying sidekick.

Starring: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Charles S. Dutton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Andrew Divoff, Corwin Hawkins, Gary Carlos Cervantes, Gregory Sierra, Kim Wayans, Andrew Shaifer ..
Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Release date: 1994-11-23

Cops & Robbersons

5.2/10 IMDB

Hard-as-nails cop, Jake Stone moves in with the Robbersons so he can watch a hitman who has moved in next door. The Hitman is one thing—but can you survive the Robberson family.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest, Robert Davi, David Barry Gray, Jason James Richter, Fay Masterson, Miko Hughes, Jack Kehler, M. Emmet Walsh ..
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1994-04-15
Best Crime Movies of 1994 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Grimacing Governor

Perry Mason: The Case of the Grimacing Governor

6.9/10 IMDB

The alleged suicide of a gubernatorial candidate triggers a series of mysterious deaths leading to the governor's mansion, and "Wild" Bill McKenzie, a friend of Perry Mason, is on the case.

Starring: Hal Holbrook, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Bonnie Bartlett, John Spencer, Gregg Henry, Kim Johnston Ulrich, Macon McCalman, Elyssa Davalos, Pato Hoffmann ..
Directed by: Max Tash
Release date: 1994-11-09

Radioland Murders

6.1/10 IMDB

In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and a soon-to-be ex-husband who desperately wants her back. As the broadcast begins, a mysterious voice breaks the broadcast and suddenly members of the cast turn up dead. It's up to her husband Roger, to find out whodunit as the police chase him through the halls of WBN.

Starring: Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, George Burns, Scott Michael Campbell, Brion James, Michael Lerner, Michael McKean, Jeffrey Tambor, Stephen Tobolowsky ..
Directed by: Mel Smith
Release date: 1994-10-21

Getting Even with Dad

4.8/10 IMDB

Ray, an ex-con and widower, is planning a coin heist with two accomplices to help him to buy his own bakery. However, he doesn't expect his son Timmy, who was living with Ray's sister, to show up at the house right in the middle of planning. Timmy is ignored and Ray and his buddies pull off the heist. Timmy gets his father's attention by stealing the coins and hiding them. To get them back, his father must take him to a number of different places and treat him like he enjoys his presence. They grow fond of each other but Timmy won't stay with his dad unless he gives up the coins.

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly, Saul Rubinek, Seth Smith, Sam Horrigan, Gailard Sartain, Hector Elizondo, Kathleen Wilhoite, Dann Florek ..
Directed by: Howard Deutch
Release date: 1994-06-17

Love and a .45

6.0/10 IMDB

Small-time criminal Watty Watts attempts to rob a convenience store with his drug-addict buddy, Billy Mack Black. The robbery, however, leads to murder, and soon Watty leaves Billy behind and goes on the run with his beloved girlfriend, Starlene. Heading toward Mexico, the fugitive couple gets plenty of media coverage, until there are even more people on their trail. Can Watty and Starlene make it south of the border without getting caught?

Starring: Gil Bellows, Renée Zellweger, Rory Cochrane, Jeffrey Combs, Jace Alexander, Peter Fonda, Ann Wedgeworth, Jack Nance, Charlotte Ross, Michael Bowen ..
Directed by: C.M. Talkington
Release date: 1994-11-23
Best Crime Movies of 1994 : Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle

6.9/10 IMDB

A former associate of Perry Mason returns to handle the defense of a world-class chess player accused of murdering a prominent TV personality.

Starring: Hal Holbrook, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses, Dixie Carter, Diahann Carroll, James Stephens, Molly Hagan, James McEachin, Derek de Lint, John Rubinstein ..
Directed by: Helaine Head
Release date: 1994-05-10
Best Crime Movies of 1994 : A Dark Adapted Eye

A Dark Adapted Eye

7.5/10 IMDB

This psychological mystery/thriller, adapted from Barbara Vine aka Ruth Rendell's novel of the same name, depicts a family on the edge. Two sisters, the elder, obsessive Vera, and the younger, manipulative Eden, cut a path of secrecy and jealousy that leads to disaster.

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Celia Imrie, Jason Durr, Sophie Ward, Robin Ellis, Honeysuckle Weeks, Steven Mackintosh, William Gaminara, Ciarán Hinds, Pip Torrens ..
Directed by: Tim Fywell
Release date: 1994-01-02

The Glass Shield

6.1/10 IMDB

J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the first female officer to work there, who also suffers similar discrimination in the otherwise all-white male work environment. When J.J. becomes increasingly aware of police corruption during the murder trial of Teddy Woods, whom he helped to arrest, he faces difficult decisions and puts himself into grave personal danger in the service of justice.

Starring: Ice Cube, Lori Petty, Erich Anderson, Richard Anderson, Thomas Babson, Monty Bane, Ernie Lee Banks, Michael Boatman, Bernie Casey, Wanda De Jesus ..
Directed by: Charles Burnett
Release date: 1994-09-16

Witch Hunt

5.5/10 IMDB

Magic and murder connect an actress, a private eye, a senator and a witch in 1950s Hollywood.

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Bogosian, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Valerie Mahaffey, Julian Sands, Debi Mazar, Alan Rosenberg, Christopher John Fields, John Durbin ..
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Release date: 1994-12-10

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