Best Crime Movies of 2014

1.

Nightcrawler

6.4
7.9/10

When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton, Kevin Rahm
Directed by: Dan Gilroy
Release date: 2014-10-23
2.

The Equalizer

6.0
7.2/10

McCall believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Haley Bennett
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2014-09-24
3.

22 Jump Street

5.8
7.0/10

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stormare, Ice Cube, Amber Stevens
Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Release date: 2014-06-05
4.

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

5.8
8.1/10

Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz achieved groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing. His passion for open access ensnared him in a legal nightmare that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26.

Starring: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley, Lawrence Lessig
Directed by: Brian Knappenberger
Release date: 2014-06-27
5.

The Drop

5.7
7.1/10

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz
Directed by: Michaël R. Roskam
Release date: 2014-09-12
6.

Inherent Vice

5.5
6.7/10

In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 2014-12-25
7.

Batman: Assault on Arkham

5.4
7.5/10

Based on the hit video game series, Batman must find a bomb planted by the Joker while dealing with a mysterious team of villains called, The Suicide Squad.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, Matthew Gray Gubler, Hynden Walch, Troy Baker
Directed by: Ethan Spaulding, Jay Oliva
Release date: 2014-08-12
8.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

5.3
6.5/10

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson
Directed by: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 2014-08-20
9.

A Walk Among the Tombstones

5.3
6.5/10

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Boyd Holbrook, Adam David Thompson
Directed by: Scott Frank
Release date: 2014-09-18
10.

Kill the Messenger

5.0
7.0/10

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen, Ray Liotta, Robert Patrick
Directed by: Michael Cuesta
Release date: 2014-10-09
11.

A Most Violent Year

5.0
7.0/10

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, Elyes Gabel, David Oyelowo
Directed by: J. C. Chandor
Release date: 2014-12-30
12.

Veronica Mars

4.9
6.8/10

Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III
Directed by: Rob Thomas
Release date: 2014-03-13
13.

Muppets Most Wanted

4.7
6.4/10

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson
Directed by: James Bobin
Release date: 2014-03-20
14.

The Rover

4.6
6.4/10

10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Susan Prior
Directed by: David Michôd
Release date: 2014-05-18
15.

Son of a Gun

4.6
6.5/10

Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but protection comes at a price.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander, Jacek Koman, Matthew Nable
Directed by: Julius Avery
Release date: 2014-10-16
16.

The Voices

4.6
6.4/10

A mentally unhinged factory worker must decide whether to listen to his talking cat and become a killer, or follow his dog's advice to keep striving for normalcy.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver, Ella Smith
Directed by: Marjane Satrapi
Release date: 2014-01-19
17.

Redirected

4.5
6.7/10
Redirected
Four friends become stranded in Eastern Europe and have to become hit men, prostitutes, corrupt cops, smugglers and more to make it home.
Starring: Vinnie Jones, Scot Williams, Gil Darnell, Vytautas Šapranauskas, Aurimas Meliešius
Directed by: Emilis VÄ—lyvis
Release date: 2014-01-10
18.

The Gambler

4.3
6.0/10

Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the operator of an illicit gambling ring while garnering the attention of Frank, a paternalistic loan shark. As his relationship with a student deepens, Bennett must risk everything for a second chance.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jessica Lange
Directed by: Rupert Wyatt
Release date: 2014-12-25
19.

Brick Mansions

4.3
5.7/10
Brick Mansions
In a dystopian Detroit, grand houses that once housed the wealthy are now homes of the city's most-dangerous criminals. Surrounding the area is a giant wall to keep the rest of Detroit safe. For undercover cop Damien Collier, every day is a battle against corruption as he struggles to bring his father's killer, Tremaine, to justice. Meanwhile, Damien and an ex-con named Lino work together to save the city from a plot to destroy it.
Starring: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Robert Maillet, Carlo Rota
Directed by: Camille Delamarre
Release date: 2014-04-22
20.

Reasonable Doubt

4.2
5.7/10

When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears come true when he realizes that he acquitted a guilty man, and he soon finds himself on the hunt for the killer before more victims pile up.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Erin Karpluk, Gloria Reuben, Ryan Robbins
Directed by: Peter Howitt
Release date: 2014-01-17

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