10 Best Crime Partners In Movies

Thursday, February 24 by Shawn Lealos

The 10 best crime partners in movies make most crime thrillers exciting adventures, whether you are cheering for the bad guys or hoping they get caught. These criminals are killers and thieves and work together to either complete the perfect crime or simply live for the joy of the outlaw life.

  1. Bonnie and Clyde – Based on the true-life bank robbers from the ‘30s, “Bonnie and Clyde” is about two of the best crime partners in movies. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty play lovers who rob banks across the south. The movie ushered in a new era in Hollywood with an independent style not seen at the time.
  2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Ki" &ndash Paul Newman and Robert Redford play the legendary outlaws in this western depicting two of the best crime partners in movies. The movie, directed by George Roy Hill, shows how the men met and ends with the famous sepia toned freeze frame and they go out in a hail of bullets.
  3. Mickey and Mallory Knox – Oliver Stone directed “Natural Born Killers,” a biting satire of America’s infatuation with serial killers. Mickey and Mallory are two of the best crime partners in movies, killing numerous people on their cross country road trip.
  4. The Ocean’s Eleven gang – Based on the original Heist movie by the Rat Pack, George Clooney and Brad Pitt lead an all-star cast, some of the best crime partners in movies. In the three “Ocean’s Eleven” movies, they successfully pull of complicated heists, while remaining the coolest thieves in movies.
  5. Leon and Mathilda – Leon is a hit-man and Mathilda is his twelve-year old protégée in “The Professional” and together they make up two of the best crime partners in movies. When Mathilda’s family is murdered by a corrupt DEA officer, she takes residence with Leon, seeking revenge against the man who killed her family.
  6. Reservoir Dogs gang – While the movie did not end well for the men involved in the robbery, they still remain iconic and remain some of the best crime partners in movies. All labeled a simple color, the men find their robbery compromised and realize one of them is a rat.
  7. Neil McCauley and Chris Shiherlis – “Heat” is advertised for the meeting between Al Pacino’s cop and Robert De Niro’s criminal but it is De Niro’s Neil and his right hand man, Chris, who steal the show. Chris, played by Val Kilmer, makes such an impression that the viewer wants him to succeed in the end.
  8. Clarence and Alabama – In “True Romance,” Clarence and Alabama are unwitting bad guys but still remain two of the best crime partners in movies. When Clarence retrieves Alabama’s suitcase from her pimp, he accidentally grabs the wrong one and finds himself with a lot of cocaine. He sets out to sell it to help him and Alabama start over.
  9. Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield – Two of the coolest hit-men to ever appear in a film, Vincent and Jules from “Pulp Fiction” are two of the best crime partners in movies. Whether they are gaining revenge for wrongs committed against their boss or just shooting the bull, they are two of the greatest film characters ever.
  10. Kit and HollyMartin Sheen and Sissy Spacek star in “Badlands” as two serial killers on the run, remaining two of the best crime partners in movies. The pair are based on true-life killers Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate. The movie was added to the Library of Congress in 1993.