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 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
3.

RED

5.7
7.1/10

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, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Release date: 2010-10-13
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

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
8.

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
9.

The Losers

4.6
6.4/10

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
10.

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
11.

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
12.

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
13.

Takers

4.5
6.2/10

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse Attica (Chris Brown) successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "Takers" carefully plot out their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals.

Starring: Paul Walker, Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon, Michael Ealy
Directed by: John Luessenhop
Release date: 2010-08-26
14.

Casino Jack

4.5
6.2/10

Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Kelly Preston, Hannah Endicott-Douglas, Rachelle Lefevre, Barry Pepper
Directed by: George Hickenlooper
Release date: 2010-09-16
15.

The American

4.5
6.3/10

Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.

Starring: George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Johan Leysen
Directed by: Anton Corbijn
Release date: 2010-08-31
16.

London Boulevard

4.5
6.2/10

A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin
Directed by: William Monahan
Release date: 2010-11-10
17.

Full Love

4.4
7.5/10

Military veteran and former mercenary, FRENCHY works as a taxi driver, and hiding in Bangkok, picks up a beautiful female passenger who will change his life forever. When he embarks on a journey to save her he has the fight of his life.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Claudia Bassols, John Colton, Josef Cannon, Bianca Bree
Directed by: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Release date: 2010-01-01
18.

All Good Things

4.4
6.3/10

Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe, Philip Baker Hall
Directed by: Andrew Jarecki
Release date: 2010-12-03
19.

The Killer Inside Me

4.3
6.1/10
The Killer Inside Me
Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his "sickness": He is a brilliant, but disturbed sociopathic sadist.
Starring: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty, Tom Bower
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Release date: 2010-02-19
20.

The Two Escobars

4.1
8.2/10

Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medellin Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The two were not related, but their fates were inextricably-and fatally-intertwined. Pablo's drug money had turned Andres' national team into South American champions, favored to win the 1994 World Cup in Los Angeles. It was there, in a game against the U.S., that Andres committed one of the most shocking mistakes in soccer history, scoring an "own goal" that eliminated his team from the competition and ultimately cost him his life. The Two Escobars is a riveting examination of the intersection of sports, crime, and politics.

Starring: María Ester Escobar, Francisco Maturana, Alexis García V., Jaime Gaviria Gómez
Directed by: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
Release date: 2010-06-22

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