Inception
Inception (2010)

Cobb steals information from his targets by entering their dreams. He is wanted for his alleged role in his wife's murder and his only chance at redemption is to perform the impossible, an inception.

9/10

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page

Minority Report
Minority Report (2002)

A future technology, based on the prophecies of three individuals with extrasensory powers, makes it possible for cops to catch criminals before a crime is committed. John Anderton is accused of one...

9/10

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Scott Frank, Jon Cohen

Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton

Memento
Memento (2000)

Leonard Shelby, an insurance investigator, suffers from anterograde amnesia and uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife, which is the last thing he remembers.

9/10

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan

Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction (1994)

In the realm of underworld, a series of incidents intertwines the lives of two Los Angeles mobsters, a gangster's wife, a boxer and two small-time criminals.

9/10

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writer: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary

Stars: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman

Chinatown
Chinatown (1974)

Mrs Mulwray hires Detective Jake, who specializes in matrimonial cases, to spy on her husband, the builder of the city's water system. He finds himself in a web of deceit when Mr Mulwray dies.

9/10

Director: Roman Polanski

Writer: Robert Towne

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

Shutter Island
Shutter Island (2010)

Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule, two US marshals, are sent to an asylum on a remote island in order to investigate the disappearance of a patient, where Teddy uncovers a shocking truth about the place.

8.5/10

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writer: Laeta Kalogridis

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

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

Gone Girl
Gone Girl (2014)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

8/10

Director: David Fincher

Writer: Gillian Flynn

Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon

Drive
Drive (2011)

A stuntman and getaway driver falls in love with Irene who is married to a criminal. In a bid to protect her from her husband and some gangsters, he decides to cross over to the other side of the law.

8/10

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Writer: Hossein Amini

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston

L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential (1997)

Three detectives from LAPD investigate multiple homicides. While unearthing the evidence and the suspects, the trail leads to corruption in their own department.

8/10

Director: Curtis Hanson

Writer: Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Danny DeVito

Heat
Heat (1995)

Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest.

8/10

Director: Michael Mann

Writer: Michael Mann

Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer

Motherless Brooklyn
Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.

7.5/10

Director: Edward Norton

Writer: Edward Norton

Stars: Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin

Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler (2014)

Louis Bloom, a petty thief, realises that he can make money by capturing photographs of criminal activities and starts resorting to extreme tactics to get them.

7.5/10

Director: Dan Gilroy

Writer: Dan Gilroy

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed

John Wick
John Wick (2014)

Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

7.5/10

Director: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch

Writer: Derek Kolstad

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen

Inside Man
Inside Man (2006)

The mastermind behind a bank robbery in Manhattan has planned the heist in great detail. A detective tries to negotiate with him, but the involvement of a broker worsens the situation further.

7.5/10

Director: Spike Lee

Writer: Russell Gewirtz

Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster