List of Crime Films of The 1990s


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A list of crime films released in the 1990s.

Title Director Cast Country Notes
1990
After Dark, My Sweet James Foley Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern
Boiling Point Beat Takeshi Kitano Hisashi Igawa, Beat Takeshi Kitano Crime comedy, crime drama
Bullet in the Head John Woo Jacky Cheung, Waise Lee, Simon Yam Gangster film
Cadillac Man Roger Donaldson Robin Williams, Tim Robbins Crime comedy
The Freshman Andrew Bergman Matthew Broderick, Marlon Brando, Bruno Kirby Gangster film
The Godfather Part III Francis Ford Coppola Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire
GoodFellas Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
The Grifters Stephen Frears John Cusack, Anjelica Huston, Annette Bening
Internal Affairs Mike Figgis Richard Gere, Andy García, Nancy Travis
King of New York Abel Ferrara Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne
The Krays Peter Medak Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell, Gary Kemp
Maniac Cop 2 William Lustig Robert Davi, Claudia Christian, Michael Lerner Crime thriller
Men of Respect William Reilly John Turturro, Katherine Borowitz, Dennis Farina
Miami Blues George Armitage Alec Baldwin, Fred Ward, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Miller's Crossing Joel Coen Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, Marcia Gay Harden
My Blue Heaven Herbert Ross Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack Crime comedy
Q&A Sidney Lumet Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante Crime drama
Revenge Tony Scott Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe Crime thriller
The Rookie Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia
State of Grace Phil Joanou Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman
1991
Billy Bathgate Robert Benton Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean
Bright Angel Michael Fields Dermot Mulroney, Lili Taylor, Sam Shepard Crime drama
Bugsy Barry Levinson Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel
Cape Fear Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange
Homicide David Mamet Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy, Natalia Nogulich Crime drama
Hudson Hawk Michael Lehmann Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell Crime comedy
Johnny Stecchino Roberto Benigni Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli Crime comedy, gangster film
The Last Boy Scout Tony Scott Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field Crime thriller
Laws of Gravity Nick Gomez Peter Greene, Adam Trese, Arabella Field
Let Him Have It Peter Medak Christopher Eccleston, Paul Reynolds
Man Bites Dog Remy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde Benoît Poelvoorde, Remy Belvaux, André Bonzel Crime comedy
Mobsters Michael Karbelnikoff Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Richard Grieco
New Jack City Mario Van Peebles Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Mario Van Peebles
Once a Thief John Woo Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung, Cherie Chung
One Good Cop Heywood Gould Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia
Oscar John Landis Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Peter Riegert
Out for Justice John Flynn Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach Gangster film
A Rage in Harlem Bill Duke Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines, Robin Givens Crime drama
Ricochet Russell Mulcahy Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T
1992
American Me Edward James Olmos Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Pepe Serna
Bad Lieutenant Abel Ferrara Harvey Keitel, Frankie Thorn, Zoe Tamerlis
Deep Cover Bill Duke Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Victoria Dillard
Full Contact Ringo Lam Chow Yun-fat, Ann Bridgewater, Frankie Chin
Guncrazy Tamra Davis Drew Barrymore, James LeGros, Billy Drago
Hit the Dutchman Menahem Golan Bruce Nozick, Eddie Bowz, Will Kempe
Juice Ernest R. Dickerson Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine Hopkins
Max et Jeremie Claire Devers Philippe Noiret, Christopher Lambert, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Mo' Money Peter MacDonald Damon Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Stacey Dash Crime comedy
One False Move Carl Franklin Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Billy Bob Thornton Crime thriller
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth
Swoon Tom Kalin Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester Crime drama
White Sands Roger Donaldson Willem Dafoe, Mickey Rourke, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
1993
Blood In Blood Out Taylor Hackford Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt
Boiling Point James B. Harris Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich
A Bronx Tale Robert De Niro Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato Gangster film
Carlito's Way Brian De Palma Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller
Falling Down Joel Schumacher Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey Crime drama
Kalifornia Dominic Sena Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, David Duchovny
Maniac Cop 3 William Lustig, Joel Soisson Robert Davi, Caitlin Dulany, Gretchen Becker Crime thriller
Menace II Society Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes Tyrin Turner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vonte Sweet
A Perfect World Clint Eastwood Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern
Red Rock West John Dahl Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle
Sonatine Beat Takeshi Kitano Beat Takeshi Kitano, Tetsu Watanabe
True Romance Tony Scott Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper
The Untold Story Herman Yau Anthony Wong, Danny Lee
1994
L'Enfer Claude Chabrol Emmanuelle Béart, François Cluzet, Nathalie Cardone Crime drama
Fresh Boaz Yakin Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson Crime drama
Heavenly Creatures Peter Jackson Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse Crime drama
Killing Zoe Roger Avary Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Jean-Hugues Anglade
The Last Seduction John Dahl Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman
Little Odessa James Gray Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Moira Kelly
Love and a .45 C. M. Talkington Gil Bellows, Renée Zellweger, Rory Cochrane
Natural Born Killers Oliver Stone Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr.
Nobody Toshimichi Ohkawa Riki Takeuchi, Jinpachi Nezu, Hideo Nakano
Organized Crime & Triad Bureau Kirk Wong Chi-Keung Danny Lee Sau-Yin, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang
Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman
See How They Fall Jacques Audiard Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean Yanne, Mathieu Kassovit
Shallow Grave Danny Boyle Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor
The Shawshank Redemption Frank Darabont Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman Prison film
Shrunken Heads Richard Elfman Meg Foster, Julius Harris, Aeryk Egan
Sugar Hill Leon Ichaso Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, Theresa Randle
1995
A Boy Called Hate Mitch Marcus Scott Caan, Missy Crider, James Caan Crime drama
L'Appât Bertrand Tavernier Marie Gillain, Olivier Sitruk, Bruno Putzulu Crime drama
Bad Company Damian Harris Ellen Barkin, Susan Wooldridge, Laurence Fishburne Crime thriller
Casino Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci
La Cérémonie Claude Chabrol Isabelle Hupper, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacqueline Bisset
Clockers Spike Lee Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo Crime drama
Cyclo Tran Anh Hung Le Van Loc, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Tran Nu Yên-Khê Crime drama
Dead Presidents Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker Crime drama
The Doom Generation Gregg Araki James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech
Fallen Angels Wong Kar-wai Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro Gangster film
Get Shorty Barry Sonnenfeld John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo Crime comedy
Gonin Takashi Ishii Kazuya Kimura, Beat Takeshi Kitano, Masahiro Motoki
Hackers Iain Softley Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie Crime thriller
Heat Michael Mann Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer Crime thriller
The Immortals Brian Grant Eric Roberts, Tia Carrere, Tony Curtis
The Last Supper Stacy Title Cameron Diaz, Ron Eldard, Annabeth Gish
Mushrooms Alan Madden Julia Blake, Brandon Burke, Simon Chilvers Crime comedy
Palookaville Alan Taylor William Forsythe, Vincent Gallo, Adam Trese Crime comedy
Se7en David Fincher Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow Crime thriller
Shanghai Triad Zhang Yimou Gong Li, Li Baotian, Li Xuejian
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Gary Fleder Andy García, Christopher Lloyd, William Forsythe
The Underneath Steven Soderbergh Peter Gallagher, Alison Elliott, William Fichtner
The Usual Suspects Bryan Singer Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri
The Young Poisoner's Handbook Benjamin Ross Hugh O'Conor, Antony Sher, Ruth Sheen
1996
2 Days in the Valley John Herzfeld Danny Aiello, Greg Cruttwell, Jeff Daniels
Albino Alligator Kevin Spacey Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise
American Strays Michael Covert Luke Perry, Jennifer Tilly, Eric Roberts
The Big Squeeze Marcus de Leon Lara Flynn Boyle, Peter Dobson, Luca Bercovici
Blood and Wine Bob Rafelson Jack Nicholson, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez
Bottle Rocket Wes Anderson Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Robert Musgrave
Bound Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano
Curdled Reb Braddock William Baldwin, Angela Jones, Bruce Ramsay
Deep Crimson Arturo Ripstein Regina Orozco, Daniel Jiménez Cacho, Marisa Paredes
Fargo Joel Coen Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi
Freeway Matthew Bright Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke Shields
From Dusk Till Dawn Robert Rodriguez George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino
Fudoh: The New Generation Takashi Miike Tamaki Kenmochi, Toru Minegishi, Miho Nomoto
The Funeral Abel Ferrara Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Vincent Gallo
Gonin 2 Takashi Ishii Mai Kitajima, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Yui Natsukawa
Hard Eight Paul Thomas Anderson Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow Crime drama
Helpless Shinji Aoyama Tadanobu Asano
Hit Me Steven Shainberg Elias Koteas, Laure Marsac, Jay Leggett
Kids Return Beat Takeshi Kitano Masanobu Ando, Ryo Ishibashi, Kenichi Kaneko Crime drama
Kounterfeit John Mallory Asher Bruce Payne, Corbin Bernsen, Hilary Swank
Last Man Standing Walter Hill Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Bruce Dern Gangster film
Mad Dog Time Larry Bishop Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Dreyfuss
Organ Kei Fujiwara Kei Fujiwara, Kimihiko Hasegawa, Yosiaki Maekawa
Ransom Ron Howard Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Brawley Nolte
The Rich Man's Wife Amy Jones Halle Berry, Christopher McDonald, Clive Owen Crime thriller
Set It Off F. Gary Gray Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox
Sleepers Barry Levinson Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, Billy Crudup
The Substitute Robert Mandel Tom Berenger, Ernie Hudson, Diane Venora
Swallowtail Butterfly Shunji Iwai Hiroshi Mikami, Chara, Ayumi Ito Crime thriller
Underworld Roger Christian Denis Leary, Joe Mantegna, Annabella Sciorra
Young and Dangerous Andrew Lau Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Gigi Lai, Francis Ng
Young and Dangerous 2 Andrew Lau Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Gigi Lai, Sandra Ng
Young and Dangerous 3 Andrew Lau Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Gigi Lai, Karen Mok Crime drama
1997
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Tom Schulman Joe Pesci, Andy Comeau, Kristy Swanson Crime comedy
9 millimeter Peter Lindmark Abou-Bakre Aalam, Astrid Asseta
Affliction Paul Schrader Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Sissy Spacek Crime drama
Assassin(s) Mathieu Kassovitz Mathieu Kassovitz, Michel Serrault, Mehdi Benoufa
Another Day in Paradise Larry Clark James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Vincent Kartheiser Crime drama
Brother Alexei Balabanov Sergei Bodrov Jr., Viktor Sukhorukov, Svetlana Pismichenko
City of Industry John Irvin Harvey Keitel, Stephen Dorff, Famke Janssen
Cop Land James Mangold Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta
Cure Kiyoshi Kurosawa Koji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa Crime thriller
Dang Bireley's and Young Gangsters Nonzee Nimibutr Jesdaporn Pholdee, Noppachai Muttaweevong
Dobermann Jan Kounen Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Tchéky Karyo
Donnie Brasco Mike Newell Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Michael Madsen
Face Antonia Bird Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone, Steven Waddington
Funny Games Michael Haneke Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch
Green Fish Lee Chang-dong Han Suk-Kyu, Shim Hye-Jin, Moon Sung-Keun Crime drama
Grosse Pointe Blank George Armitage John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd
Hana-bi Beat Takeshi Kitano Beat Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi Crime drama
Jackie Brown Quentin Tarantino Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
Joyride Quinton Peeples Tobey Maguire, Wilson Cruz, Benicio del Toro Crime thriller
Keys to Tulsa Leslie Greif Eric Stoltz, Cameron Diaz, James Spader
Kiss or Kill Bill Bennett Frances O'Connor, Matt Day, Chris Haywood
L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce
Lewis and Clark and George Rod McCall Rose McGowan, Salvator Xuereb, Dan Gunther Crime comedy
Perdita Durango Álex de la Iglesia Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem, Harley Cross
Playing God Andy Wilson David Duchovny, Timothy Hutton, Angelina Jolie
Shooting Fish Stefan Schwartz Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend, Kate Beckinsale Crime comedy
Six Ways To Sunday Adam Bernstein Norman Reedus, Deborah Harry, Elina Löwensohn
Suicide Kings Peter O'Fallon Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Henry Thomas
The Swindle Claude Chabrol Isabelle Huppert, Michel Serrault, François Cluzet
Young and Dangerous 4 Andrew Lau Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan Gangster film
1998
American History X Tony Kaye Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Fairuza Balk Crime drama
Beast Cops Gordon Chan, Dante Lam Michael Wong, Anthony Wong, Kathy Chau Crime drama
The Big Lebowski Joel Coen Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi Crime comedy
The Black Angel Takashi Ishii Riona Hazuki, Jimpachi Nezu, Miyuki Ono
The Boys Rowan Woods David Wenham, Toni Collette, Lynette Curran
Bullet Ballet Shinya Tsukamoto Shinya Tsukamoto, Kirina Mano, Tatsuya Nakamura Crime thriller
Clay Pigeons David Dobkin Vince Vaughn, Janeane Garofalo, Joaquin Phoenix
Everybody Loves Sunshine Andrew Goth Goldie, Andrew Goth, David Bowie
Expect The Unexpected Patrick Yau
The General John Boorman Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Jon Voight
Hell's Kitchen Tony Cinciripini Mekhi Phifer, Rosanna Arquette, William Forsythe
Killing Time Bharat Nalluri Craig Fairbrass, Nigel Leach, Kendra Torgan
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Guy Ritchie Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran
The Longest Nite Yau Tat-chi Lau Ching-Wan, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Shiu
Mafia! Jim Abrahams Jay Mohr, Billy Burke, Christina Applegate Crime comedy
Monument Ave. Ted Demme Denis Leary, Jason Barry, Billy Crudup Crime drama
Out of Sight Steven Soderbergh George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames
Palmetto Volker Schlöndorff Woody Harrelson, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon Crime thriller
Safe Men John Hamburg Sam Rockwel, Steve Zahn, Paul Giamatti Crime comedy
A Simple Plan Sam Raimi Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Brent Briscoe Crime drama
Snake Eyes Brian De Palma Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise Crime thriller
Southie John Shea Donnie Wahlberg, Rose McGowan, Anne Meara
Thursday Skip Woods Thomas Jane, Aaron Eckhart, Paulina Porizkova
Young and Dangerous 5 Andrew Lau Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan Gangster film
1999
Analyze This Harold Ramis Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow Crime comedy
Bangkok Dangerous Danny Pang, Oxide Pang Chun Pawalit Mongkolpisit
Best Laid Plans Mike Barker Alessandro Nivola, Father Terrance Sweeney, Rebecca Klingler
Bobby G. Can't Swim John-Luke Montias John-Luke Montias, Susan Mitchell, Vincent Vega
The Boondock Saints Troy Duffy Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus
Cement Adrian Pasdar Henry Czerny, Anthony de Sando Crime thriller
Au Coeur du Mensonge Claude Chabrol Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacques Gamblin, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi Crime drama
Criminal Lovers François Ozon Natacha Régnier, Jérémie Renier, Miki Manojlovic
Entrapment Jon Amiel Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby Matthew Bright Natasha Lyonne, Maria Celedonio, Vincent Gallo
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money Scott Spiegel Muse Watson, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen Crime thriller
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Jim Jarmusch Forest Whitaker, John Tormey
Gloria Sidney Lumet Sharon Stone, Jean-Luke Figueroa, Jeremy Northam
Go Doug Liman Sarah Polley, Desmond Askew, Katie Holmes Crime comedy
The Green Mile Frank Darabont , Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan Prison film
Humanité Bruno Dumont Emmanuel Schotté, Séverine Caneele, Philippe Tullier Crime drama
In Too Deep Michael Rymer Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Nia Long Gangster film
Kiss Toledo Goodbye Lyndon Chubbuck Michael Rapaport, Christopher Walken, Robert Forster
The Limey Steven Soderbergh Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren
Resurrection Russell Mulcahy Christopher Lambert, Leland Orser, Robert Joy
Running Out of Time Johnny To Andy Lau, Lau Ching-Wan, Hui Shiu Hung, Lam Suet Crime thriller
The Mission Johnny To, Law Wing-cheung Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Jacky Lui
Payback Brian Helgeland Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello Crime thriller
Summer of Sam Spike Lee John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino Crime drama

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