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9 Crime Movies worth Checking Out in 2022

One may take their pick of the litter when it comes to exciting Hollywood movies. Whether you are into action, horror, romance, or pretty much any other genre, you can find a sensational movie to watch right away.

So, we are here today to talk about a specific genre that is Crime. Crime movies offer a buzz to the viewers that rarely any other genre offers. Therefore, we thought to list down some of the most phenomenal crime movies that you can watch on your cable TV. Or better yet, subscribe to DIRECTV satellite and watch the movies in crisp quality, and eliminate the need for cable TV. However, being subscribed to AT&T alone won’t do the trick here. DIRECTV is an entity on its own now and would require a separate subscription. Anyway, these are the crime movies that you ought to check out:

Nightmare Alley

Set in New York during the 1940s, Nightmare Alley puts the focus on Stanton Carlisle. With the assistance of special information, Carlisle concocts a plan to exploit the rich with the simple influence of his words.

He before long concocts an arrangement to con a popular big shot with assistance from a female therapist, not realizing that the specialist might be a stride in front of him from the beginning. Stanton Carlisle is portrayed by Hollywood whiz Bradley Cooper, while the therapist Dr. Lilith Ritter is played by Cate Blanchett. Other important members of the cast incorporate Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkin, and a few others.

No Sudden Move

Director Steven Soderbergh brought forth one of the best crime movies of 2021. The movie stars top Hollywood names like Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, David Harbour, Jon Hamm, and several others.

The plot of this movie focuses on the criminal lives of a group of crooks who have been gathered by an entity with little information provided to them. All they know is that they are hired to do a job together. However, the task, in reality, goes off track, revealing what is the real story behind it all.


Hutch Mansell is a common family man with a caring spouse and two wonderful children. On an otherwise ordinary day, two insignificant crooks break into his home. The apparently conventional Hutch starts to uncover his actual personality that he has kept concealed for such a long time.

Thus unfolding a fight between this nobody and a scandalous Russian kingpin. Bob Odenkirk plays Hutch Mansell in this criminal action spectacle while other essential entertainers include Aleksey Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, and a few others.

The Little Things

Next is another sensational crime movie of 2021 starring Denzel Washington and Rami Malek. The movie primarily focuses on the work-life of Deputy Sheriff Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon from Kern County.

Sheriff Deacon is sent on an intel-gathering mission to Los Angeles that becomes something more upon arrival. There, he finds out that a serial killer has been victimizing the city, and he must now search for the culprit to bring peace to the city. Other noteworthy actors joining Washington include Jared Leto, Chris Bauer, Michael Hyatt, and some others.

The Gentlemen

Adding a little comedy to crime is this Hollywood hit from 2019. The movie hosts quite a rich cast where Hollywood superstars like Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Jeremy Strong, Michelle Dockery, Colin Farrell, and a few others take part.

The plot revolves around Mickey Pearson (McConaughey), an American expatriate settled in London. There, he has established a successful marijuana business. However, now he has decided to sell off his empire, and this news has rattled the criminal world. This leads to a series of plots and schemes aimed at snatching the empire from Pearson.

American Siege

Ben Watts is an ex-NYPD official who is currently the sheriff of a rustic town in Georgia. The regular, every-day routine soon turns exciting when a pack of burglars kidnap a nearby affluent specialist. Sheriff Ben Watts is the person who must go head to head with the gang if there is any chance of the specialist getting back securely. The lead role of Sheriff Ben Watts is depicted marvelously by Bruce Willis though other supporting cast members incorporate Rob Gough, Timothy V. Murphy, Johann Urb, and Anna Hindman.

The Many Saints of Newark

This movie focuses on the origin story of Tony Soprano. Thus, if The Sopranos is what you loved, this movie is a must-watch. The movie reveals how Tony became the most infamous mob boss known to the country and the struggles he had to go through to get there.

Additionally, viewers also get to see how his uncle, Dickie Moltisanti (depicted by Alessandro Nivola), influenced his personal and professional life. Other prominent joining this cast include Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Ray Liotta, Corey Stoll, and a few others.

The Informer

Pete Koslow (portrayed by Joel Kinnaman) is a former special operations soldier and an ex-convict. Now, he is recruited by the FBI to work as an undercover agent. The FBI tasks him to get incarcerated yet again at a maximum-security prison.

There, he must infiltrate the mob run by the General, the most infamous mob boss in New York. Though, gaining his trust and taking him down, may not be that easy of a task. The complicated infiltration mission becomes way more complicated when Koslow finds himself trapped between the good and the bad. Other Hollywood names joining this spectacle include Rosamund Pike, Common, Clive Owen, and Mateusz Kosciukiewicz.


This crime biography tells the tale of Al Capone aka Scarface, the most notorious gangster known to the United States. Though, this movie focuses on his life in the late 40s when he is spending his life in prison.

After spending around 10 years in prison, Al Capone gradually starts to suffer from dementia and is now facing the horrors of his horrendous past. The character of Al Capone is portrayed beautifully by Tom Hardy, whereas other supporting actors include Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Al Sapienza, Noel Fisher, and several others.

Exciting, Aren’t They?

This is only the tip of the iceberg when exploring the sea of movies that Hollywood has to offer. It is only a matter of searching for landing on a great movie to watch instantaneously.

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