10 Good Crime Movies 2009

Wednesday, January 19 by Frances Smith

Learn about the 10 good crime movies 2009 so you don't miss any of these great flicks. It's fun to hunker down on the couch with a bowl of popcorn, a beer and some friends to enjoy a good thriller or suspense movie. Crime movies can be intriguing and fun to watch. Stories about the criminals behind a crime are great escapes for the two hours they last.

  1. "Inglourious Basterds" This misspelled title is a hint about this movie by Quentin Tarantino. Part humor, part gore, this 2009 crime movie is set in Germany during World War II. The crimes are numerous ranging from murders, murders and more murders. After all, the goal is killin' Nazis.
  2. "Sherlock Holmes" This 2009 crime movie based on the old tale by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stars Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. Holmes and Watson's discovery of a serial killer is then moved on to deal with the killer back from the dead. Some crimes or criminals just won't die.
  3. "State of Play" Russell Crowe and Rachel McAdams star as newspaper reporters. They come across two unrelated deaths, but after more investigation learn more than they bargained for. This 2009 crime movie is suspenseful till the end.
  4. "An Education" This movie might appear sweet and light at first blush, but "An Education" has crime galore. An older man woos younger women. The crime is theft. It could be argued that more crimes of the heart are also on display.
  5. "Duplicity" From start to finish, "Duplicity" is a con job. Julia Roberts and Clive Owen are a duo that are at odds throughout the movie. A surprise ending shows the force of this crime movie's power.
  6. "The Road" This movie is based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy's. Set in the future, crimes are committed just to survive. Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron star in this post-apocalyptic film.
  7. "Public Enemies" Johnny Depp plays John Dillinger. This Depression era movie is chockfull of crime from bank robbing to murdering. This story has been told countless times and this crime movie comes through.
  8. "The Informant!" This true crime movie stars Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre. Whitacre worked in rural Illinois for a company that is involved with price fixing. Whitacre is an FBI informant who eventually turns to corporate crime and siphons money from the ADM coffers to protect himself for when he loses his job.
  9. "The Hangover" Yes, "The Hangover" is a comedy, but these guys commit a few crimes along the way during the bachelor's party in Las Vegas. They trash a hotel room, steal a tiger and lose the groom to name a few mishaps.
  10. "A Serious Man" This drama by the Cohe brothers is a low-key movie. The undertones are lousy with crime. There's the daughter who steals from her father to save up for a nose job to the student trying to bribe his teacher for a better grade.