Best Crime Movies of 2016

1.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

6.6

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Mark Gatiss
Directed by: Douglas Mackinnon
Release date: 2016-01-01
2.

Hell or High Water

6.1

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Marin Ireland
Directed by: David Mackenzie
Release date: 2016-08-12
3.

The Nice Guys

6.0

A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley
Directed by: Shane Black
Release date: 2016-05-15
4.

Snowden

5.9

CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 2016-09-15
5.

Patriots Day

5.9

In the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the Boston Marathon bombers before they strike again.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan
Directed by: Peter Berg
Release date: 2016-12-12
6.

The Accountant

5.8

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Cynthia Addai-Robinson
Directed by: Gavin O'Connor
Release date: 2016-10-14
7.

War Dogs

5.7

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Starring: Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Pollak
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Release date: 2016-08-17
8.

Don't Breathe

5.7

A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.

Starring: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang, Franciska Töröcsik
Directed by: Fede Alvarez
Release date: 2016-08-25
9.

Green Room

5.7

A punk rock band becomes trapped in a secluded venue after finding a scene of violence. For what they saw, the band themselves become targets of violence from a gang of white power skinheads, who want to eliminate all evidence of the crime.

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner
Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier
Release date: 2016-04-15
10.

Nerve

5.6

Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico, has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger, the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.

Starring: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer, Juliette Lewis
Directed by: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Release date: 2016-07-27
11.

Suicide Squad

5.4

From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.

Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jared Leto
Directed by: David Ayer
Release date: 2016-08-03
12.

The Girl on the Train

5.3

Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Release date: 2016-10-05
13.

London Has Fallen

5.0

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo
Directed by: Babak Najafi
Release date: 2016-03-02
14.

The Infiltrator

5.0

A U.S Customs official uncovers a massive money laundering scheme involving Pablo Escobar.

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Daniel Mays, Benjamin Bratt
Directed by: Brad Furman
Release date: 2016-07-13
15.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

4.8

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Danika Yarosh, Patrick Heusinger
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 2016-10-19
16.

Boyka: Undisputed IV

4.7

In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for. When he finds out the wife of the man he accidentally killed is in trouble, Boyka offers to fight in a series of impossible battles to free her from a life of servitude

Starring: Scott Adkins, Teodora Duhovnikova, Alon Aboutboul, Julian Vergov, Martyn Ford
Directed by: Todor Chapkanov
Release date: 2016-08-01
17.

Imperium

4.7

Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. Inspired by real events.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Sam Trammell, Nestor Carbonell
Directed by: Daniel Ragussis
Release date: 2016-08-19
18.

Live by Night

4.7

A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Release date: 2016-12-25
19.

Batman: The Killing Joke

4.7

As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, Ray Wise, Robin Atkin Downes
Directed by: Sam Liu
Release date: 2016-07-21
20.

Mechanic: Resurrection

4.7

Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents.

Starring: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Natalie Burn
Directed by: Dennis Gansel
Release date: 2016-08-25

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