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SHOWING 72 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'CRIME'
Disappearance of Alice Creed

DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: J Blakeson and J Blakeson
  • Country: U.K.
Two men fortify and soundproof an abandoned apartment, kidnapping and imprisoning the daughter of a millionaire for ransom. Her kidnappers, the coldly efficient Vic and his younger accomplice Danny, have worked out a meticulous plan, but Alice is not going to play the perfect victim…. This taut, emotionally intense thriller eschews genre conventions, generating tension from the sexual and psychological ties that bind captive to captors. |Read More
Crime, Thriller
Earth Made of Glass

EARTH MADE OF GLASS

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Deborah Scranton and Deborah Scranton
  • Country: USA
A president and a citizen—bound together by a profound love of country and an unquenchable desire to see the truth revealed—fight to uncover the mystery behind a murder and France's hidden role in the horrific 1994 Rwandan genocide. This powerful investigative documentary from the director of The War Tapes (best doc, TFF '06) is driven by the inspiring and uplifting stories of Rwandan president Paul Kagame and genocide survivor Jean-Pierre Sagahutu. |Read More
Female Director(s), Crime, Documentary
Electric Slide

ELECTRIC SLIDE

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Tristan Patterson
  • Country: USA
A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber" who managed to lure money from mesmerized female tellers at over 60 banks during an epic spree in the 1980s. Director Tristan Patterson gathers Jim Sturgess, Chloë Sevigny, and Patricia Arquette to paint a dark, hyper-stylized crime tale. |Read More
Drama, Crime, Thriller, First Time Filmmaker
Elite Squad

ELITE SQUAD

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: José Padilha
  • Country: Brazil
Fresh from its Golden Bear win at Berlin, and one of Brazil's most controversial films, Elite Squad is a searing look at the corruption of the special police force in the volatile slums of Rio. As one cop desperately tries to get out, two naive recruits see if they have what it takes to get in. |Read More
Crime, Thriller
Every Secret Thing

EVERY SECRET THING

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Amy Berg
  • Country: USA
A baby goes missing in a New York suburb. Two young girls serve seven years for the crime and are released into a town that has neither forgiven nor forgotten. Soon, another child is missing, and two detectives investigate the mystery in a community where everyone seems to have a secret. An ensemble cast including Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning, and Nate Parker brings to life Laura Lippman’s acclaimed novel of secrets and murder. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Crime, New York, Female Screenwriter(s)
Feathered Cocaine

FEATHERED COCAINE

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Örn Marino Arnarson, Thorkell Hardarson, Örn Marino Arnarson, and Thorkell Hardarson
  • Country: Iceland
Behind drugs, people, and weapons, falcon smuggling has become the world's most mysterious and profitable illegal trade. Held in highest esteem by the wealthy elite throughout the Persian Gulf, the sporting birds have earned the label "feathered cocaine" as thieves race to ransack them from all parts of the world. This bold investigative documentary unspools the surprising links between the falcon trade and royal dynasties, the CIA and KGB, the oil industry, and Al Qaeda. |Read More
Crime, Documentary
Freaky Deaky

FREAKY DEAKY

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Charles Matthau
  • Country: USA
A disgraced Detroit cop gets a shot at a comeback when a beautiful young actress needs help taking down a powerful movie producer. Extortion, treachery, and dynamite are just a few of the complications that stand between him and the woman he loves in Charles Matthau's adaptation of the classic Elmore Leonard novel. Billy Burke, Christian Slater, Crispin Glover, and Michael Jai White star. |Read More
Drama, Crime
Fresh Meat

FRESH MEAT

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Danny Mulheron
  • Country: New Zealand
After a poorly executed escape from the police, a gang of dysfunctional criminals flees to the suburbs and gets more than it bargained for when it crash lands in the garage of an upper-class Maori family whose refined palates have developed a taste for human flesh. This action-packed horror comedy tells a blood-spattered tale of basement butchery and shifting allegiances as these unlikely adversaries enter a deadly showdown. |Read More
Crime, Horror, Comedy
Give Up Tomorrow

GIVE UP TOMORROW

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Collins and Michael Collins
  • Country: USA, U.K.
In 1997, Paco Larrañaga was arrested for the murder of two sisters on a provincial island in the Philippines. Over the next 13 years, his case became the highest profile in the nation's history, and the focal point in a far-reaching exposé of gross miscarriage of justice. At once an engrossing murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and a stunning indictment of national corruption, Give Up Tomorrow is an enraging true crime chronicle. |Read More
Crime, Documentary
Glass Chin

GLASS CHIN

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Noah Buschel
  • Country: USA
After going down in the fifth round, boxer Bud Gordon bowed out of the limelight. Now residing in a fixer-upper apartment in New Jersey, Bud tries to get back into the game, making a deal with a crooked restaurateur. Quick schemes rarely bring easy payoffs, and as the consequences of his business negotiations unfold, Bud has to make a choice between his integrity and his aspirations. With Corey Stoll, Kelly Lynch, and Billy Crudup. |Read More
Drama, Crime, Sports, New York, NY Director(s)
Graceland

GRACELAND

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Ron Morales
  • Country: USA, Philippines
Family man Marlon Villar is the longtime chauffeur of prominent politician Manuel Chango. While he and his daughter accompany his boss' preteen daughter home, Marlon is ambushed and the wrong girl is kidnapped. Suddenly the unassuming driver is propelled into a horrifying downward spiral and, as events in his life unravel, Marlon, Chango, and their families become entangled in a game of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent. |Read More
Crime, Thriller
Handsome Harry

HANDSOME HARRY

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Bette Gordon
  • Country: USA
Harry (Jamey Sheridan), a divorced father and former Navy man, lives a simple life. But when his dying best friend sparks Harry's drive to confront his past, buried secrets surface and force him to deal with painful memories. This unique and eloquent film also features Steve Buscemi, Aidan Quinn, John Savage, and Campbell Scott. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Crime
Headshot

HEADSHOT

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Pen-ek Ratanaruang
  • Country: France, Thailand
A return to the crime genre for celebrated Thai auteur Pen-ek Ratanaruang (6ixtynin9, Last Life in the Universe), Headshot is a noir-laced thriller centered on Tul, a hit man who is shot in the head and wakes up to find that he sees everything upside down. Working backwards (and often upside down) to tell a brooding and complex tale of underworld double dealings, this is an unexpected and artful take on the action thriller from a genre master. |Read More
Drama, Crime
ICE

ICE

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Directed By: Anthony Tarsitano
  • Country: USA
Ronnie, an enigmatic enforcer for a small-time Brooklyn crime boss, is tossed out by his girlfriend, ending the latest in a series of failed relationships. With no place to go, he heads to Sunny’s Bar to stay in the backroom, “finding hope in futility,” as Sunny’s wife puts it. In between jobs for his boss, Mr. DeMartino, Ronnie sculpts in ice, exploring the inner, deeper questions at the root of his ambivalence. |Read More
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Illicit Networks: Portrayal Through Film

ILLICIT NETWORKS: PORTRAYAL THROUGH FILM

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Country: USA
Tribeca Enterprises and Google Ideas team up for this unique free panel addressing Hollywood's portrayal of illicit networks that traffic everything from narcotics and weapons to body parts and human beings. Experts, law enforcement participants, and survivors will use what we learn from film to examine the mysterious and misunderstood world of illicit trafficking. At a moment when illicit networks are increasing physical and systemic violence and 2 percent of the world's trade is in illicit goods, this panel of experts will separate fact from fiction to launch a critical dialogue. Moderated by Jared Cohen, Director of Google Ideas. |Read More
Crime
In God We Trust

IN GOD WE TRUST

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson
  • Country: USA
Bernie Madoff ruined many lives before his arrest in 2008. Perhaps no one was so personally affected as his longtime personal secretary, Eleanor Squillari. Meet Squillari in the days and months after the arrest, as her obsession with the case grows into her own unique search for clues. In God We Trust follows Squillari on her personal journey for justice, exposing previously unknown facts about the greatest financial crime ever committed. |Read More
Drama, Crime, Documentary
K-7

K-7

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Christopher Leone and Steven Lippman
  • Country: USA
An ordinary job interview goes from bad, to worse, to mortal combat, when Vincent Kincaid rates a "K-7" on his psychological profile. |Read More
Crime, Comedy
Lonely Hearts

LONELY HEARTS

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Country: USA
Martha Beck (Salma Hayek) and Raymond Fernandez (Jared Leto), also known as the Lonely Hearts Killers, were America's most notorious murderous couple in the late '40s. Based on real events, Lonely Hearts follows two homicide detectives (John Travolta and James Gandolfini) as they try to bring Beck and Fernandez to justice. |Read More
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Man and Boy

MAN AND BOY

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Directed By: Marcus McSweeney, David Leon, David Leon, and Marcus McSweeney
  • Country: U.K.
In Man and Boy a father takes justice into his own hands when he thinks his son has been sexually assaulted. |Read More
Drama, Crime