Carlito's Way
Carlito's Way (1993)

Carlito Brigante chooses to lead a quiet life after being released from prison. But when he reluctantly becomes a part of a drugs deal, he realises that there is no escape.

8.5/10

Director: Brian De Palma

Writer: David Koepp

Stars: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller

A History of Violence
A History of Violence (2005)

Tom Stall, a diner owner, becomes a local hero after he foils an attempted robbery. When he tries to return to normalcy, Carl Fogarty, a gangster, alleges that Tom has wronged him.

8/10

Director: David Cronenberg

Writer: Josh Olson

Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt

21 Grams
21 Grams (2003)

A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.

8/10

Director: Alejandro González Iñarritu

Writer: Guillermo Arriaga

Stars: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio del Toro

The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski (1998)

Two goons mistake "the Dude" Lebowski for a millionaire Lebowski and urinate on his rug. Trying to recompense his rug from the wealthy Lebowski, he gets entwined in an intricate kidnapping...

8/10

Director: Joel Coen

Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore

Fargo
Fargo (1996)

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

8/10

Director: Joel Coen

Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi

Gone Baby Gone
Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.

7.5/10

Director: Ben Affleck

Writer: Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard

Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman

People Will Talk
People Will Talk (1951)

Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.

7.5/10

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Curt Goetz

Stars: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie

The Grey
The Grey (2011)

After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.

7/10

Director: Joe Carnahan

Writer: Joe Carnahan, Ian Mackenzie Jeffers

Stars: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

The Town
The Town (2010)

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

7/10

Director: Ben Affleck

Writer: Ben Affleck, Peter Craig, Aaron Stockard

Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner

The Woodsman
The Woodsman (2004)

A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

7/10

Director: Nicole Kassell

Writer: Steven Fechter, Nicole Kassell

Stars: Kevin Bacon, David Alan Grier, Kyra Sedgwick

Passage to Marseille
Passage to Marseille (1944)

Five patriotic convicts are helped to escape imprisonment in Devil's Island so they can fight for occupied Free French forces against the Nazis.

6.5/10

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writer: Casey Robinson, Jack Moffitt

Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Michèle Morgan

Galveston
Galveston (2018)

After a violent encounter, Roy finds Rocky and sees something in her eyes that prompts a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he flees to Galveston, an action as ill-advised as it is...

6/10

Director: Mélanie Laurent

Writer: Nic Pizzolatto

Stars: Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Beau Bridges