7 Classic Crime Movies You Need To Watch ASAP

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The critics have spoken, and the crime reports are in!

 

Here are the top 7 classic crime movies you need to watch ASAP:

 

1. Scarface

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Al Pacino stars in Scarface as Tony Montana, the Cuban refugee turned Miami drug addict and kingpin. The infamous movie carries viewers through his ride-and-fall journey in all aspects of his life, including his past, family, love, and career, and is known for using the F-expletive 226 times.

 

2. The Godfather

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Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino (again) stars as Michael Corleone alongside Marlon Brando as his father Vito, two leading members of the New York mafia family. Drugs, crime, family, and drama — The Godfather series is one to watch if you haven’t yet done so.

 

3. Goodfellas

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Goodfellas is a Martin Scorsese production starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta. This first-person perspective film is regarded as one of the best in the “crime” genre, taking us on a journey alongside Henry Hill and his friends in Brooklyn, New York.

 

4. Bonnie & Clyde

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Bonnie & Clyde is a love story as much as it is a crime story. The couple stands as a symbol for the “partner in crime” (or modern day “ride or die”) phrase as they meet, fall in love, commit crimes, and die together all within this based-on-a-true-story film.

 

5. The Silence of the Lambs

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter is an imprisoned cannibalistic serial killer interviewed by FBI-trainee Clarice Starling, who is on a hunt to find the murderous “Buffalo Bill.” Clarice and Lecter form a unique relationship as she challenges herself to match his psychotic mind in order to gain insight on where the uncaptured criminal may be.

 

6. Pulp Fiction

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Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and an array of other famous celebs star in this classic film from 1994. This criminal comedy is full of twists, turns, deaths, and events that will keep you hooked for the duration of the 2.5 hour movie.

 

7. Reservoir Dogs

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Six criminals, a mastermind diamond heist, and one rat — Reservoir Dogs is a Quentin Tarantino original featuring several other famous actors. The typical Tarantino-esque back-and-forth film structure brings us through the story of how the last living criminals get to the point of turning their guns on one another.

 

Can you add any classic films to this list? Tap into your criminal database and let us know in the comments below! Don’t forget to share this post with a friend you’d watch these movies with.

 

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