Top 10 Crime Movies: The criminal films on this list are ranked based on their box office performance (awards & nominations); popularity; and cinematic quality (directing/writing).
To me, accuracy is crucial when compiling a Top 10/Top 100 all-time list.
My rankings are based on the genuine brilliance and/or success of the person, location, or object being listed, not on my likes.
In other words, I ranked the films on this list based on their financial success (Oscars & BAFTA Awards), as well as their quality in director, screenwriting, and production.
10. Frank and Penelope (2022)
When a vagrant and an exotic dancer fall in love, they decide to travel west with no specific destination in mind.
They come upon a violent cult leader on their quest and find themselves in a battle for life and love.
9. A Day to Die (2022)
Connor Connolly has one day to pay two million dollars in reparations to Tyrone Pettis after shooting a drug cartel member while guarding a parolee.
He is compelled to enlist the help of his old military ops team, led by Brice Mason, to raise two million dollars before Connor loses all he cares about.
8. White Elephant (2022)
7. Memory (2022)
Alex, an accomplished assassin, becomes a target when he refuses to fulfill an assignment for a violent criminal organization.
The FBI and Mexican intelligence are dispatched to examine the body trail, which leads them closer to Alex.
Alex can remain ahead of the crime syndicate and the FBI, except for one thing: he is suffering from acute memory loss, which is influencing his every action.
Alex must evaluate his every move and determine who he can trust in the end.
6. Fortress: Sniper's Eye (2022)
After an epic, the last encounter spent protecting the highly protected secret base known as the Fortress, retired CIA agent Robert Carter Michaels and his son Paul have resolved to repair their relationship.
When Paul's wife, Melissa, is kidnapped, he and Robert set out on a perilous expedition over the mountains in the hopes of rescuing her before the clock runs out.
5. The Outfit (2022)
Leonard is an English tailor who works on London's famous Savile Row, where he creates suits.
To survive a tragic night, he must outsmart a dangerous crew of outlaws.
4. The Batman (2022)
When a vicious killer leaves a trail of cryptic clues, Batman travels into Gotham City's underworld.
He must develop new contacts, unmask the offender, and deliver justice to the misuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis as the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the enormity of the perpetrator's ambitions become obvious.
3. Ambulance (2022)
Distinguished warrior partners up with his adopted brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank to meet his wife's medical costs.
The desperate criminals, however, seize an ambulance carrying a badly injured cop and an EMT worker when their escape goes wrong.
In the middle of a high-speed chase, the two siblings must outrun the cops while keeping their hostages alive.
2. The Bad Guys (2022)
Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark, and Ms. Shark have a long history of legendary heists.
The tarantula has finally been trapped. The animal outlaws must pull off their most difficult scam yet, becoming model citizens, to avoid a prison sentence.
Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang's tutor, sets out to deceive the world into thinking they're becoming good.
1. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)
Actor Nick Cage, unfulfilled and on the verge of bankruptcy, accepts a $1 million invitation to attend a wealthy fan's birthday celebration.
When a CIA officer hires Cage for an unconventional operation, things take a completely unexpected turn.
He quickly finds himself channeling his most renowned and adored personalities to save himself and his loved ones after taking on the role of a lifetime.