2001 Crime Movies

Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

  • 82%
  • PG-13
  • 116 min
  • Crime

A remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film that starred Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Peter Lawford, this version is also packed with A-list stars. The story is about a gangster named Danny Ocean (George Clooney; Sinatra in the original) who rounds up 10 associates to simultaneously rob $150 million from three major Las Vegas casinos (including the Bellagio and the Mirage) during a big boxing event on New Year's Eve.

Snatch

Snatch

  • 73%
  • R
  • 103 min
  • Crime

In his follow-up to the criminally comic Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Guy Ritchie weaves illegal dogfights, underground boxing, Russian arms dealers, and Jewish gem merchants into an intricate story of a diamond heist in London's Hatton Garden jewelry district.

The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious

  • 52%
  • PG-13
  • 106 min
  • Action

Loosely based on a Vibe magazine article, the movie is set in Los Angeles, where street youth gangs adapt Japanese sports cars into muscle cars and race them illegally. The two main plots of the movie are a Romeo and Juliet scenario about lovers from rival gangs and an undercover investigation of the highjacking ring.

Mulholland Dr.

Mulholland Dr.

    • R
    • 147 min
    • Crime

    A bright-eyed young actress travels to Hollywood, only to be ensnared in a dark conspiracy involving a woman who was nearly murdered, and now has amnesia because of a car crash. Eventually, both women are pulled into a psychotic illusion involving a dangerous blue box, a director named Adam Kesher, and the mysterious night club Silencio.

    Hannibal

    Hannibal

    • 39%
    • R
    • 131 min
    • Crime

    It's another good vs. evil showdown between Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), in hiding in Florence after getting himself out of jail free at the end of The Silence of the Lambs, and FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore), in disgrace in D.C. after a botched shootout. Also after Lecter are his only surviving victim, deformed zillionaire Mason Verger (an uncredited and unrecognizable Gary Oldman), and a mercenary Italian detective (Giancarlo Giannini); also after Clarice is her brainy FBI boss (Ray Liotta). By the time this second chapter of their adventures is over, Hannibal and Clarice find themselves in places you've never seen in a movie before.

    Training Day

    Training Day

    • 72%
    • R
    • 122 min
    • Action

    Training Day couldn't be more appropriately titled. The movie tracks all the events that go into the first day of a rookie cop (Ethan Hawke) in the Los Angeles Police Department's undercover narcotics unit. Denzel Washington plays Alonzo, a corrupt veteran cop and partner of the rookie.

    Blow

    Blow

    • 55%
    • R
    • 124 min
    • Biography

    The true story of George Jung (Johnny Depp), a drug dealer whose rise and fall coincides with cocaine's becoming the drug of choice for the rich and famous in the 1970s.

    The Gift

    The Gift

      • R
      • 112 min
      • Crime

      In the tiny town of Brixton, Georgia where nothing is private, a woman with supernatural clairvoyance, a young beautiful socialite who has mysteriously disappeared, and an assortment of colorful characters all collide.

      O Brother, Where Art Thou?

      O Brother, Where Art Thou?

        • PG-13
        • 106 min
        • Comedy

        Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) is a garrulous, silver-tongued, petty criminal, having some difficulty adjusting to the regimentation of life as a man sentenced to a term of hard labor in Mississippi. Reluctant to spend any more time crushing rocks, he scams his way off the chain gang with a clumsy duo of lame losers: sweet and simple Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson), and the maladjusted Pete (John Turturro). The trio embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and the promise of sharing in the division of a fortune in buried treasure.

        Traffic

        Traffic

          • R
          • 147 min
          • Crime

          A contemporary thriller set in the world of drug trafficking, Traffic is the new film from director Steven Soderbergh. The ensemble cast is headed by Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Luis Guzman, Dennis Quaid, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Traffic evokes the high stakes and high risks of the drug trade, as seen through a series of interrelated stories, some of which are highly personal and some of which are filled with intrigue and danger.