To mark the launch of Crime Scene magazine we’ve taken a look through cinema’s vast catalogue of titles dedicated to the criminal underworld and come up with our top forty picks.
As a genre that’s as old as celluloid itself the crime flick casts a wide net. It’s not just your career gangsters and world-weary detectives who populate our selection, seductive femme fatales and even scrappy high-schoolers appear in everything from small-time heists to grand organised schemes. So what are you waiting for? Read on for our rundown of the greatest crime movies ever made.