Best Crime Movies of 2008

1.

Bronson

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Matt King, James Lance, Kelly Adams, Katy Barker, Amanda Burton, Andrew Forbes, Jon House, Juliet Oldfield, Mark Powley ..
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Release date: 2008-10-09
2.

21

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five years of schooling as he comes from a poor, working-class background. But one evening, Ben is introduced by his unorthodox math professor Micky Rosa into a small but secretive club of five. Students Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher, who are being trained by Professor Rosa of the skill of card counting at blackjack.

Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Laurence Fishburne, Jack McGee, Josh Gad, Sam Golzari ..
Directed by: Robert Luketic
Release date: 2008-03-27
3.

Appaloosa

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons, Timothy Spall, Lance Henriksen, Timothy V. Murphy, Robert Jauregui, Luce Rains, Gabriel Marantz ..
Directed by: Ed Harris
Release date: 2008-09-12
4.

Lakeview Terrace

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A young interracial couple has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their relationship. A tightly wound LAPD officer has appointed himself the watchdog of the neighborhood. His nightly foot patrols and overly watchful eyes bring comfort to some, but he becomes increasingly aggressive to the newlyweds. These persistent intrusions into their lives cause the couple to fight back.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Ron Glass, Justin Chambers, Jay Hernandez, Regine Nehy, Jaishon Fisher, Robert Pine, Keith Loneker ..
Directed by: Neil LaBute
Release date: 2008-09-19
5.

Punisher: War Zone

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the "Punisher Task Force" hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished.

Starring: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Colin Salmon, Doug Hutchison, Dash Mihok, Wayne Knight, Stephanie Janusauskas, Mark Camacho, Romano Orzari ..
Directed by: Lexi Alexander
Release date: 2008-12-05
Best Crime Movies of 2008 : Lego Batman: The Videogame
6.

Lego Batman: The Videogame

4.2
7.8/10 IMDB

A video game in which players take control of the Dynamic Duo, Batman and Robin, as well as the hero Nightwing to fight Gotham City's most notorious criminals including The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, Scarecrow, Killer Croc, The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, Two Face, Bane, Clayface, Poison Ivy, and many more. The criminals have broken out of Arkham Asylum and are set to wreak havoc on the city.

Release date: 2008-09-23
7.

The Spirit

3.7
4.8/10 IMDB

Down these mean streets a man must come. A hero born, murdered, and born again. A Rookie cop named Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces from the shadows of Central City. The Octopus, who kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face, has other plans; he is going to wipe out the entire city.

Starring: Gabriel Macht, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes, Paz Vega, Jaime King, Dan Lauria, Sarah Paulson, Stana Katic, Frank Miller ..
Directed by: Frank Miller
Release date: 2008-12-25
Best Crime Movies of 2008 : XIII
8.

XIII

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

The first female US President Sally Sheridan is shot dead by a sniper during her Veterans Day speech. Her assassin narrowly escapes the scene with his life, national security hot on his heels - or so it seems. Three months later, an elderly couple discover the body of a wounded man in a tree, wearing a parachute. The young man cannot remember the slightest thing about his own identity.

Release date: 2008-09-24
Best Crime Movies of 2008 : Wired
9.

Wired

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Louise Evans is a single mother who works as a customer advisor for big bucks investors at a slick, pin-striped bank. On a night out with her best friend Anna (Charlie Brooks) she’s introduced to Anna’s slippery new boyfriend Phillip (Laurence Fox). Phillip makes Louise an indecent proposal: accept a briefcase full of money in return for helping him to defraud one of the bank’s richest clients.

Release date: 2008-10-13
Best Crime Movies of 2008 : Marple: Towards Zero
10.

Marple: Towards Zero

2.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A wealthy woman holds a party at her Devon estate for family and friends. When a solicitor and the hostess herself are both murdered, Miss Marple tries to find a clever killer with a devious plan.

Starring: Geraldine McEwan ..
Release date: 2008-08-03

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