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Best Crime Movies on Amazon Prime Video

True crime thriller Zodiac, The Big Short, and The Dark Knight are among the best crime films on Amazon Prime Video. Check out now.

Best Crime Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Posters of a few movies. 

Last Updated: 08.30 PM, Jun 03, 2024


Crime thrillers on streaming services, particularly those that are based on real incidents, have grown in popularity in recent years. Such movies create a desire among viewers to see the cruel perpetrators held accountable for their crimes. True crime thriller Zodiac, The Big Short, and The Dark Knight are among the best crime films on Amazon Prime Video. Check out the list of exciting titles right now.

Top crime movies on Amazon Prime Video

The Dark Knight


Directed by Christopher Nolan, the 2008 superhero movie revolves around the vigilante Batman, district attorney Harvey Dent, and police lieutenant James Gordon as they team up to take down organized crime in Gotham City. The Joker, who wants to see how far Batman will go to keep the city from falling into chaos, scuttles their efforts. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman are among the ensemble cast members.

IMDb rating: 9/10

The Big Short

This 2015 crime comedy-drama, directed by Adam McKay, is based on Michael Lewis' 2010 book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The movie explores how the US housing bubble caused the financial crisis of 2007–2008. A few experts notice the US housing market's volatility during the mid-2000s and forecast its collapse. They learn about the system's shortcomings and corruption through their research. Along with Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt, the film also features supporting performances from John Magaro, Finn Wittrock, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, and Marisa Tomei.

IMDb rating: 7.8/10


Zodiac poster.
Zodiac poster.

The movie chronicles the manhunt for the serial killer known as the "Zodiac Killer," who haunted the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s and teased authorities with letters, clothes smeared with blood, and ciphers sent to newspapers. The true crime thriller is one of the most notorious unsolved murder cases in the US history. Directed by David Fincher, the 2007 crime thriller stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr and Anthony Edwards.

IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes in this 2009 period mystery movie. Guy Ritchie directed the movie. The movie centers on the wacky detective Holmes and his sidekick Watson as they try to thwart a mysticist's plan to take over Britain. Jude Law plays Dr. John Watson. Irene Adler, a former foe of Holmes, is portrayed by Rachel McAdams, while the antagonist Lord Henry Blackwood is played by Mark Strong.

IMDb rating: 7.6/10

Gone Baby Gone

Actors Michelle Monaghan and Casey Affleck play two Boston private investigators searching for a young child Amanda taken from her single mother's Dorchester apartment. Amanda's uncle Lionel and aunt Bea hire the detectives to find her amid the media frenzy. Ben Affleck directed the 2007 crime thriller.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10


Poster of Identity.
Poster of Identity.

The film, inspired by Agatha Christie's 1939 murder mystery And Then There Were None, centers on 10 strangers who are mysteriously killed one by one while staying in a remote hotel and are cut off from the outside world. Meanwhile, in a parallel plot, a murderer is awaiting the outcome of a critical trial that will decide whether or not he will be executed for his crimes. James Mangold is the director of the 2003 mystery thriller.

IMDb rating: 7.3/10

The Outfit

Mark Rylance portrays an English cutter who owns a Chicago tailor shop, with a family of ruthless gangsters being his main clientele. Directed by Graham Moore, the 2022 psychological crime thriller also features Zoey Deutch, Johnny Flynn, Dylan O'Brien, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Simon Russell Beale.

IMDb rating: 7.2/10

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