Top ten Crime Thrillers: Part One

Here is the list of all time top crime thrillers:

10. Zodiac

Most crime thrillers climax with the bad guy getting caught. Since Zodiac is based upon a real unsolved crime, it’s no spoiler to say that justice doesn’t completely prevail in the end. The movie was released on March 2nd, 2011 and since
then it grossed $84,785,914 at the box office. It is directed by David Fincher and produced by Mike Medavoy and James Vanderbilt.

9. A History of Violence

David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence is an epic 2005 crime thriller was released on May 16th, 2005 at the Cannes Film Festival. Viggo Mortensen is at his best as seemingly small-town everyman Tom Stall, whose world is disrupted when he kills
a transient hitman in self-defense and finds his sudden "local hero" status coming back to haunt him.

The $32 million budgeted movie was distributed by New Line Cinema and bagged a total of $60,740,827 at the box office.

8. Collateral

Collateral is a 2004 thriller which was directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart Beattie. Jamie Foxx stars as Max, a cab driver who unwittingly picks up hit man Vincent (Tom Cruise), who offers to rent Max’s services for the whole night. As Max chauffeurs
Vincent from hit to hit, complications ensue, and Max soon finds himself deeply embroiled in Vincent’s murderous spree.

Foxx and Cruise gave their best piece in this $65 million budgeted flick and the first one even grabbed a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod. It had earned $217,764,291 from the box office.

7. Match Point

After a series of blunders, a man down on his luck hightails it out of country, where desperate times push him to desperate measures: guns, murder, affairs with classy dames. And just when everybody counted him out… Movie plot? This is one of the finest
work from Woody Allen who is not only the director but also the writer of the film.

Distributed by DreamWorks Pictures Icon Productions, Match Point was released on January 6th, 2006 and features Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer and Brian Cox.

6. Fargo

Fargo is a 1996 dark comedy which is produced, directed and written Joel and Ethan Coen. The Coen brothers required only $7 million budget to produce the film and bagged $60.6 million at the box office.

Set in the snow-covered, eponymous North Dakota town, the story follows a low-rent car dealer’s scam to kidnap his own wife for ransom, a ploy which goes predictably awry when the thugs he hires bungle the job and a trail of murder and strange goof-ups ensues.

The movie features Frances McDormand, William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi, and was released on March 8th, 1996.

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