Best Crime Dramas of 2017
written by Souranath Banerjee
Best Crime Dramas of 2017: Crime rate always been a problem but crime movies a treat to watch! Crime emerged as such an essential plot in almost every film that it eventually created its own separate genre, dramas based entirely on crimes.
Cool Crime Dramas always give us a certain insatiable rush, the bigger the crime the better, the chase and excitement more intense than ever.
And here we have a list of the Best Crime Dramas of 2017. Enjoy!
10. Logan Lucky
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPzvKH8AVf0
Channing Tatum and Adam Driver – two brothers along with their sister Riley Keough plans a robbery but they need the help of a convicted safe-cracker (who else than Daniel Craig) to finally get their plan into action.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, a surprisingly refreshing crime drama, a heist story with enough comedy to make you laugh at regular intervals.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8USk21Lt0f4
The backdrop being the Cold War – deadly and sensuous Charlize Theron, an undercover MI6 agent lands in Berlin to sniff out double-agents and also investigate the murder of a fellow agent.
James McAvoy, John Goodman, Toby Jones, Sofia Boutella – a brilliant cast all at their best.
Ace stuntman turned director David Leitch has some of the best action sequences in the film!
8. Shot Caller
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQxjyRr9k2E
An accidental crime and then a prison sentence teaches a white-collar business professional new ways of survival. And pretty soon his lessons come handy.
Written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh, this one is a perfect crime drama with brilliant performances including Jon Bernthal, Lake Bell, Emory Cohen.
A much underrated movie definitely worth your time.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfAExhHTMM
Vince Vaughn is back – not in some romcom but with a tough-guy-role in this cool and violent crime drama.
A drug dealer who goes to prison after a sore deal and realises that he has landed in the midst of a battleground!
Directed by S. Craig Zahler, this action drama has extreme violent scenes that can be disturbing for some people.
6. Good Time
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrR-SbCRgCU
A heist gone wrong but that’s not the only thing that doesn’t go according to the plan. In order to save his mentally challenged brother a thug has the misadventure of his lifetime in one night span!
Directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie, a rollercoaster ride of intense drama and Robert Pattinson breaks away from his Twilight zone and gives a super cool performance.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEBIJRAkujM
‘The gringo that always delivers’
The biography of Barry Seal who was started his career as an ordinary pilot but soon recruited by the CIA and later worked for none other than Pablo Escobar.
Directed by Doug Liman, and Tom Cruise playing the lead this is one of the most crazy twisted crime drama and very much based on real events!
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om9YCk7ufHs
An act of politically-motivated terrorism takes away his daughter’s life and now as a father he will do anything to bring justice to the people involved in the act.
Directed by Martin Campbell, a cool crime drama – both emotional and intense.
Surely the best thing that happened for Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan in recent times.
3. Wind River
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN9PDOoLAfg
‘You don’t catch wolves looking where they might be, you look where they’ve been.’
A young Native American woman gets murdered and a veteran tracker decides to help the police track down the guilty. A chilling revenge drama based on actual events.
Brilliant performance by Jeremy Renner along with Elizabeth Olsen and Graham Greene. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, probably the best crime thriller of the year!
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGk2EfbD_Ps
Keanu Reeves is back as John Wick, the man whose car and dog you better don’t mess with!
This is the second instalment of the superb 2014 action thriller John Wick, and this time it’s even more raw, brutal and action packed.
Directed by Chad Stahelski, this is the savage saga of what happens when you put a bounty on John Wick’s head!
1. Baby Driver
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9YZw_X5UzQ
Every successful heist ends with a thrilling car chase and Baby, the young getaway driver is there to guarantee your safety!
Super cool performances by Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González, Lily James and finally Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey stealing the show.
Directed by Edgar Wright, a crime drama intertwined with classy soundtracks – racy and stylish.
and (The ‘+1’ film is not necessarily the best but certainly the most innovative one. A must watch)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5h7Kgo-zeI
The brilliantly authentic portrayal of the 1967 Detroit riots – the largest Rase-riots in the history of United States particularly focusing on the Algiers Motel incident where a certain group of cops gone rogue and responded to a complaint with extreme retribution!
All over superb performances, raw and real, acclaimed director Kathryn Bigelow‘s latest – a brilliant fact-based crime drama!
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