Murder, arson, and spies are protagonists of crime movies. Crime flicks are often action-packed, gory, or horrifying, but still manage to keep one hooked on their plot and characters until the very end. Amazon Prime Video is home to a number of great crime movies that one can watch, but only a few among them are popular.
From family crime drama ‘House of Gucci’ to the horror crime sequel, ‘Orphan First Kill,’ we have composed a list of popular crime movies for one to stream on movie nights. So settle down and check out these 20 popular crime movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
Payback is a crime action movie starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, and Maria Bello. Porter, a thief is betrayed by his wife, Lynn, and partner Val after they execute a dangerous heist of $140,000 from a gang of Chinese locals. Injured and betrayed, Porter starts to scheme and plot how to track down the two and take his revenge.
A Simple Favor (2018)
A Simple Favor is a crime comedy and thriller movie starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding. Stephanie Smothers, a single mother who is raising her son after her husband’s death, meets another mom, Emily Nelson, whose son becomes friends with her son. When Emily disappears, Stephanie uses her art & craft vlog to talk about Emily but soon she finds herself involved in the mystery of Emily’s disappearance.
Sound of Freedom (2023)
Sound of Freedom is a crime thriller movie starring Jim Caviezel, Mira Sorvino, and Bill Camp. A Homeland agent, Tim Ballard works on cases related to child po*nography. He sets out on a solo mission to stop child trafficking and comes across a trafficked child, Miguel who was kidnapped along with his sister from their father in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. After saving Miguel, Tim starts to follow hints and clues to find his sister, Rocío.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)
Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a crime comedy movie starring Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Adam Brody. On the surface, Jane who works in tech support, and John who works as a construction executive are a normal couple and live in the suburbs. In reality, the two are contract killers who are living with fake identities unknown to each other until they are assigned a mission to kill each other.
The Passenger (2023)
The Passenger is a crime horror movie starring Kyle Gallner, Johnny Berchtold, and Liza Weil. Randolph “Randy” Bradley is often bullied by his coworkers at the food joint he works at. One day, his colleague, Benson gets enraged at his treatment and kills his bully as well as other workers in a fit of rage.
House of Gucci (2021)
House of Gucci is a biographical crime drama starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, and Jared Leto. The affluent family of fashion mogul Gucci faces their downfall in the hands of Patrizia Reggiani who ensnares Maurizio Gucci into marrying her and slowly climbs her way to gain access to all the wealth of the Gucci family.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
I Saw the Devil is a crime thriller movie starring Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, and Oh San-ha. Jang Joo-yun, fiancé of an NIS agent, Kim Soo-hyun is found dismembered in a local stream. Devastated by her death, Soo-hyun sets out to investigate all the suspects who could have murdered his fiancé to take revenge.
Orphan: First Kill (2022)
Orphan: First Kill is a crime horror movie starring Isabelle Fuhrman, Julia Stiles, and Hiro Kanagawa. Leena Klammer, a 30-year-old woman with a medical condition called hypopituitarism which makes her look like a 9-year-old girl, escapes from a psychiatric facility and reports herself as a lost child of American parents. She is taken in by a couple, Tricia and Allen, whose daughter Esther disappeared four years ago and resembled Leena.
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
A Fish Called Wanda is a crime comedy movie starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kevin Kline. George Thomason invites Wanda, a con artist, and Otto, a weapons expert to take part in his diamond heist. When the heist goes smoothly, Wanda and Otto, who are lovers, betray George, getting him arrested to get their hands on all of the stolen diamonds until they realize that they are also planning to double-cross each other.
Ava is a crime action movie starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, and Geena Davis. Ava Faulker, a former addict who is a secret assassin realizes that her life has become a target after suffering many murder attempts. Suspecting her handler, Duke who keeps on sending her in dangerous situations with unruly Intel, Ava sets out to find the truth.
The Silence (2019)
The Silence is a crime horror movie starring Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, and Miranda Otto. When researchers accidentally let loose a species of creature called ‘vesps’ who track sound to kill their prey, the whole world is advised to lock themselves in. Hearing impaired, Ally and her family decide to go to the countryside where there is less noise and fewer chances of being found by the vesps, but meet their hindrance in the form of growing tongueless cults who want to take in Ally.
Heathers is a crime comedy movie starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty. Veronica Sawyer becomes part of a group of popular girls at high school, where all three of them are named Heather and they use their popularity to bully other students. When a new boy called Jason Dean arrives at their school, Veronica finds herself attracted to his dark and violent side who wants to kill the Heathers.
Blaze is a crime drama movie starring Julia Savage, Simon Baker, and Yael Stone. Luke, a single father to his daughter Blaze, realizes that something has gone wrong with her when he finds her in a catatonic state. Blaze witnesses a traumatic crime on her way home, which she is unable to talk about, and seeks solace in her imaginary friend, a dragon.
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Quantum of Solace is a crime and spy movie starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, and Mathieu Amalric. While James Bond and his handler interrogate a man about the information on Quantum, a secret organization, M’s bodyguard launches a secret attack on them. Following the trail, James Bond tries to figure out the identity of Quantum and who else might be working with them.
Miss Meadows (2014)
Miss Meadows is a crime comedy movie starring Katie Holmes, James Badge Dale, and Callan Mulvey. After a series of vigilante killings around town, a local sheriff sets out to find out the mysterious killer only to come across Miss Meadows, an elementary school teacher who speaks in a childlike manner and wears traditional old-fashioned clothes.
The Goldfinch (2019)
The Goldfinch is a crime drama movie starring Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, and Aneurin Barnard. Theo Decker blames himself for his mother’s death in a bombing at the museum. He is placed into foster care with his best friend’s family, the Barbours. At the bombing, a dying old man had entrusted him with a painting and an engraved ring and asked him to return it to his friend, Hobie.
Bad Boys (1995)
Bad Boys is a crime comedy movie starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, and Téa Leoni. Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, two detectives in Miami’s narcotics department find themselves in a pinch when their department is threatened to discontinue if they don’t find the heroin that was stolen from a police vault, all within a 72-hour deadline.
Memory is a crime action movie starring Liam Neeson, Guy Pearce, and Monica Bellucci. Alex Lewis, a contract killer is sent to kill a man in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, an undercover FBI agent is investigating a child trafficker, Papa Leon in El Paso after which he ends up killing him when he kidnaps his daughter, Beatriz. Alex, who is suffering from the onset of Alzheimer’s somehow gets his hands on incriminating evidence against Ellis, which makes him a target.
Sicario is a crime thriller movie starring Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt, and Josh Brolin. Kate Macer becomes part of an elite team of CIA officers, Delta Force operators, and US Marshals after she raided a hideout of Sonora Cartel. Her new team’s mission is to go to Mexico and rat out Guillermo, brother of Sonora’s lieutenant, to find where Diaz is hiding in the US.
The Accused (1988)
The Accused is a crime and legal drama movie starring Jodie Foster, Kelly McGillis, and Bernie Coulson. Sarah Tobias becomes a victim of the SA by a group of three men in a bar while other patrons cheered. Bringing her case to the trial, District Attorney, Kathryn Murphy assumes Sarah to be a flirtatious woman and agrees to the men’s plea bargain, reducing their sentence and the seriousness of the crime. But when Sarah is attacked again by one of the patrons of the bar who was there that night, Kathryn realizes her fault and decides to get justice for Sarah.