Gang Action: 20 Crime Action

This compilation is for those who fall asleep on sentimental dialogues, and wake up only from shooting and strong male curses. For fans of action movies, we have found new and already proven films in the most brutal genre. In the best crime action movies, many bullets will be fired, no fewer blows will be missed, but the heroes, having done good as they should, will win in the final.

Nobody (2021)

The retro action movie immediately gained a high rating and is still in the top of the latest movie releases in recent years. Hutch Mansell leads a quiet, unremarkable lifestyle. Strong emotions for the office clerk will be provided by a gang of robbers breaking into the house. Without taking anything of value, they deprive the head of the family of the respect of his son, who did not resist. Relatives who considered Hutch a weakling are unaware of his past full of violence, and he firmly decided not to return to him. But circumstances push the auditor to destroy the image of a simpleton.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Nobody

Actors:
Bob Odenkirk, Alexei Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Stray Bullet (2020)

The hero of the new French crime thriller is the talented car mechanic Lino. One day, a guy robs a jewelry store by ramming the walls with a specially fortified car. But the technique fails him, and the raider goes to jail. From there, the nugget comes out, agreeing to the commissioner’s proposal to re-equip the police cars . Soon the policeman is killed, and Lino is blamed for his death. To prove his innocence, the mechanic needs to find one stray bullet.

Original title:
Balle perdue

Actors:
Alban Lenoir, Nicolas Duvauchel, Ramzi Bedia…

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Patrol: According to the Laws of the Streets (2020)

Danish cops detain a black teenager , and the guy dies after being interrogated at the police station. The tragic incident causes unrest among migrants. It is at this moment that police officers Jens Höyer and Mike Andersen arrive at the ghetto to answer the call. They find themselves alone with an angry mob, before which tokens and weapons are powerless, and there is no need to wait for reinforcements.

Original title:
Shorta

Actors:
Jacob Ulrik Lohmann, Simon Sears, Tarek Zayat…

Country:
Denmark

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Triple Frontier (2019)

The action-packed film – a novelty of American cinema in the genre of action movie, tells about retired special forces who have embarked on the path of crime. After three unsuccessful years searching for Colombian drug lord Lorea, bounty hunter Santiago Garcia finally gets a tip from his mistress informant. A man persuades old friends in dire need of money to go to the jungle on the triple border of Brazil, Peru and Colombia. The company plans to seize the untold wealth of Lorea, which turns out to be a very difficult task.

Original title:
Triple Frontier

Actors:
Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Three seconds (2019)

Having stood up for his wife before the hooligans, Pete Koslov himself ended up in prison, from where he got out ahead of schedule, becoming an FBI informant. On a mission to infiltrate the ranks of the Polish mafia in New York, the guy became an unwitting accomplice in the death of an undercover cop. Pete found himself between two fires – the mafiosi demand that he go back to jail and oversee prison drug trafficking, and the FBI handlers persuade him not to leave the game longer. Pete understands that he can only rely on himself and develops his own plan of action.

Original title:
The Informer

Actors:
Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
18+


Russian raid (2019)

The plot of a realistic film in the action genre seems to be taken from the chronicle of Russian crime. The raider capture of a large enterprise was ideally prepared and carried out by experienced members of the group. Every detail of the operation was taken into account – agents were introduced into the team , compromising evidence was collected on the management, the security system was turned off – it would seem that the plant can be taken with bare hands. However, one of the raiders pursues a different goal than the others, which causes a major mess.

Actors:
Ivan Kotik, Alexander Krasovsky, Ilya Antonenko …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 5.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Collectors (dilogue, 2018 and 2020)

The role of the owner of a martial arts school in a difficult life situation was as if created for the famous British athlete and actor Scott Adkins. Things aren’t going well for the school, and French finds it harder to pay his bills. To earn money, the martial artist gets a job with a local mafia as a debt collector. As partners, he gets the former boxer Sue. In a new criminal job, the cool fighting skills of the collectors come in handy. But will they succeed in drowning out the voice of conscience?

Original title:
The Debt Collector

Actors:
Scott Adkins, Louis Mandylor, Vladimir Kulikh…

Country:
Great Britain, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Roll into asphalt (2018)

The central characters of the film in the crime thriller genre are police officers Brett Ridgeman and Anthony Luracetti. Interrogating a Mexican detained for drug trafficking, the partners exceeded their authority, for which they were accused of racism and cruelty, and suspended from service. Left without a livelihood, ex-cops turn to the dark side, intending to rob a major drug dealer. But instead of solving their problems, the heroes are asking for even more trouble.

Original title:
Dragged Across Concrete

Actors:
Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles…

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
18+


Brawl in Block 99 (2017)

Retired boxer Bradley Thomas gets involved in crime while working as a drug runner for a boss named Gil. One of the voyages ends unsuccessfully – Bradley is caught red-handed. A man sentenced to a 7-year term is not allowed to despair at the thought of his wife expecting a child. But a stranger informs Bradley that Lauren has been kidnapped, and the condition for her release will be the murder of a prisoner in block 99. The ex-boxer will have to find a way to save his beloved without turning into a killer.

Original title:
Brawl in Cell Block 99

Actors:
Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Night Law (2016)

An action movie by Ben Affleck, who made a film as a director according to his own script about a representative of the world of crime, whose role he himself played in the film. The son of a Boston policeman, Joe Coglin, did not follow in his father’s footsteps, and during the Prohibition years he became a dashing bootlegger. The desire to earn extra money quickly grew into a thirst for power, and petty offenses into major crimes. With the help of bribery, racketeering and blackmail, Joe quickly rose to the figure of a mafia boss.

Original title:
Live by Night

Actors:
Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Shootout (2016)

The entire action of the comedy retro action movie takes place on the territory of an abandoned factory on one of the days of 1978. A member of the Irish paramilitary group IRA meets here with suppliers of a large shipment of weapons. The deal is already in the making, but the sellers don’t get along, and the buyer discovers that they are trying to slip him the wrong product. Word for word, and the subject of contention is launched into action, having dispersed the participants in the events along the nooks and crannies that protect them from heavy fire. Only the most accurate shooter will survive in a shootout.

Original title:
Free Fire

Actors:
Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy…

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Night Runaway (2015)

One of the best foreign actors Liam Neeson in a film about a representative of the world of crime, combining a cool action movie with a tense drama. Jim Conlon was once a professional contract killer. Having decided to tie up with a criminal past, the hero discovers that it is not at all easy to get out of the game. Employers do not want to lose such a valuable shot and blackmail Jim with the lives of his relatives, and the authorities declare a hunt for him. Yesterday’s hunter himself becomes prey and is ready to do anything to protect his family.

Original title:
Run All Night

Actors:
Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Common…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.6

Age Limits :
18+


John Wick (trilogy, 2014, 2017, 2019)

The former assassin, who retired as a killer after the death of his beloved wife, hid a working arsenal under the floor of the bedroom and lived a quiet life of an inhabitant. Of the joys of John Wick, there was a retro car and a faithful dog, who is also a sensitive companion. Some type associated with crime offers John to sell the car, and when refused, kills the dog. With a cruel act, the bandit brings Wick out of hibernation and runs into deadly trouble along with other enemies of the killer.

Original title:
John Wick

Actors:
Keanu Reeves, Mikael Nykvist, Alfie Allen …

Country:
China, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.4

Age limit:
16+


The Great Equalizer (dilogue, 2014 and 2018)

Denzel Washington as a hardened retired special agent, the hero of single-episode feature films in the crime thriller genre. Leaving a dangerous job at the behest of his late wife, Robert McCall spends his days working as a hardware store salesman, and sleepless nights reading books in a 24-hour eatery. Here he meets a prostitute, and when a pimp beats her, he takes the girl under his wing, making enemies in the circles of the Russian mafia. McCall urgently remembers his fighting skills to stand up for himself and his ward.

Original title:
The Equalizer

Actors:
Denzel Washington, Marton Chokash, Chloe Grace Moretz …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Gangster Hunters (2013)

A stylish and atmospheric action film based on a true story , it takes place in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. The city is ruled by the criminal genius Mickey Cohen, collecting tribute from all kinds of illegal activities with an iron fist, bribing the authorities and security forces. However, there are daredevils who dared to declare war on the mafiosi – this is police sergeant John O’Mara and his faithful partner Jerry Wuthers, who have assembled a team of fearless police loyal to the law.

Original title:
Gangster Squad

Actors:
Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Last Frontier (2013)

This unpretentious movie is worth watching for fans of Sylvester Stallone, who wrote the script for a crime thriller in his own style. A tough specialist from the drug enforcement department, Phil Broker, after the death of his wife, leaves the service. For the sake of his daughter Maddie, he is planning a move to a small town. But the serene life in the province did not last long – the girl is attacked by the nephew of a local mafia. The former agent declares a real war on the local bandits.

Original title:
Homefront

Actors:
Jason Statham, James Franco, Isabela Vidovic, Kate Bosworth, Winona Ryder…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.5

Age Limits :
16+


Unstoppable (2012)

The “old school” hitman Jimmy Bobo usually works with a partner, but he is killed in front of him. Bobo postpones the resignation promised to his daughter in order to avenge those responsible for the death of a friend. To do this, he will have to join forces with an unexpected ally – a young metropolitan detective Taylor Kwon. Surprisingly, these opposites worked together and together began to complicate the lives of local criminals. The classic crime drama is a revenge film starring old-school star Sylvester Stallone.

Original title:
Bullet to the Head

Actors:
Sylvester Stallone, Song Gan, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinoye-Agbaje, Jason Momoa…

Country:
USA, India, Switzerland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 5.7

Age Limits :
16+


Raid (dilogue, 2011 and 2014)

One of the coolest crime fighting movies is an action movie set in Jakarta. Local police organize a special forces raid on an apartment building in the city center, where an elusive drug lord has sat down with a crowd of bodyguards. Carefully selected and trained special forces are ready for any turn of events, but an accident or betrayal reveals their appearance ahead of time, marking the beginning of a bloody battle.

Original title:
Serbuan Maut

Actors:
Iko Weiss, Joe Taslim, Donnie Alamsha …

Country:
Indonesia, France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
18+


“Happy” holidays (2011)

The action film, filmed in a real prison and with the participation of prisoners in the crowd, is the brainchild of Mel Gibson, who wrote the script for the action-packed crime film and played the main role. By chance, an American robber ends up in a Mexican prison, where customs unusual for such a place reign. Prisoners roam freely around the territory, can carry weapons and buy drugs. With some stretch, they can be called a big family, only a “gringo” – a foreign citizen whom local convicts do not recognize as their own, has a very hard time.

Original title:
Get the Gringo

Actors:
Mel Gibson, Kevin Hernandez, Dolores Heredia…

Country:
USA, Mexico

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.0

Age restrictions:
16+


22 Bullets: Immortal (2010)

Based on a true story, the film about the godfather of the Marseille mafia is on the list of the best European action films. Realizing that the years go by, and he did not have time to live with his family, Charly Matei decides to retire. But the criminal leaders do not just leave and Charlie receives a fiery “hello” from former associates in the form of 22 bullets removed from his body after the assassination attempt. Incredibly, Matei survives, earning the nickname “Immortal”. And how many shots will his opponents withstand after the vengeful mafia leaves the hospital ?

Original title:
L’immortel

Actors:
Jean Reno, Kad Merad, Jean-Pierre Darroussin …

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
18+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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