Best Crime Movies of 2010

1.

Kick-Ass

6.0
7.6/10

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Release date: 2010-03-22
2.

The Town

6.0
7.6/10

Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their burgeoning relationship threatens to unveil the identities of Doug and his crew to the FBI Agent who is on their case.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Release date: 2010-09-15
3.

The Next Three Days

5.9
7.4/10

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, RZA, Moran Atias
Directed by: Paul Haggis
Release date: 2010-11-18
4.

RED

5.6
7.0/10

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Release date: 2010-10-13
5.

The A-Team

5.4
6.7/10

A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus, and Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck help out various people they encounter.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Quinton Jackson, Patrick Wilson
Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Release date: 2010-06-10
6.

The Other Guys

5.4
6.7/10

Unlike their heroic counterparts on the force, desk-bound NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz garner no headlines as they work day to day. When a seemingly minor case turns out to be a big deal, the two cops get the opportunity to finally prove to their comrades that they have the right stuff.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson
Directed by: Adam McKay
Release date: 2010-08-06
7.

From Paris with Love

5.3
6.5/10

James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig—working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with Charlie Wax. Trigger-happy Charlie soon has James crying for his desk job, but when he learns that the same guys they're trying to catch are after him, James realises that Charlie may be his only hope of survival.

Starring: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden, Bing Yin
Directed by: Pierre Morel
Release date: 2010-02-04
8.

Four Lions

5.2
7.3/10

Four incompetent British terrorists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.

Starring: Riz Ahmed, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, Adeel Akhtar, Arsher Ali
Directed by: Christopher Morris
Release date: 2010-05-07
9.

I Spit on Your Grave

5.2
6.3/10

A remake of the 1979 controversial cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in the small town attracts the attention of a few morally deprived locals led by Johnny, the town's service station owner, his two co-workers, Andy and Stanley, who along with their socially and mentally challenged friend Matthew, set out one night to teach this city girl a lesson.

Starring: Sarah Butler, Daniel Franzese, Chad Lindberg, Jeff Branson, Rodney Eastman
Directed by: Steven R. Monroe
Release date: 2010-06-17
10.

Animal Kingdom

5.2
7.3/10

Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon discovers, this world is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. J finds himself at the center of a cold-blooded revenge plot that turns the family upside down.

Starring: James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford
Directed by: David Michôd
Release date: 2010-06-03
11.

Trust

4.9
6.9/10

A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her parents are shattered by their daughter's actions and struggle to support her as she comes to terms with what has happened to her once innocent life.

Starring: Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Liana Liberato, Jason Clarke, Viola Davis
Directed by: David Schwimmer
Release date: 2010-09-10
12.

Sherlock: The Blind Banker

4.9
8.1/10
Sherlock: The Blind Banker
Mysterious symbols and murders are showing up all over London, leading Sherlock and John to a secret Chinese crime syndicate called Black Lotus.
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Zoe Telford
Release date: 2010-08-01
13.

Edge of Darkness

4.8
6.6/10

As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to uncover the disturbing secrets surrounding her murder, including corporate corruption, government collusion and Emma's own mysterious life.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Shawn Roberts, Denis O'Hare
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Release date: 2010-01-28
14.

Saw 3D

4.8
5.6/10

As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

Starring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Cary Elwes, Sean Patrick Flanery
Directed by: Kevin Greutert
Release date: 2010-10-21
15.

Carlos

4.8
7.7/10

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.

Starring: Edgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Nora von Waldstätten, Talal Jurdi
Directed by: Olivier Assayas
Release date: 2010-05-19
16.

Faster

4.7
6.5/10

After 10 years in prison, Driver is now a free man with a single focus - hunting down the people responsible for brutally murdering his brother.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace, Carla Gugino, Tom Berenger
Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.
Release date: 2010-11-23
17.

The Losers

4.6
6.3/10

A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.

Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short
Directed by: Sylvain White
Release date: 2010-04-23
18.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

4.6
6.2/10

As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader's mentor.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Frank Langella
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 2010-09-02
19.

Repo Men

4.6
6.3/10

In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the best agents in the business, but when he becomes the recipient of an artificial heart, he finds himself in the same dire straits as his many victims.

Starring: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber, Carice van Houten
Directed by: Miguel Sapochnik
Release date: 2010-03-18
20.

Mother's Day

4.5
6.3/10

Crazed members of a sadistic family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new owners.

Starring: Rebecca De Mornay, Jaime King, Patrick John Flueger, Deborah Ann Woll, Frank Grillo
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Release date: 2010-09-23

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