Hardboiled Wonderland: Underrated/Underseen Crime Flick Picks of the New Millenium

All crime flicks listed here: small films, foreign language imports, high-profile flops or victims of unjust critical dismissal. Some were even moderately successful, but deserve to be in more conversations, others are new, but under-exposed. Didn't love every one of these, but they all have a reason to be here.

I plan to continue adding and maybe, head hanging low, subtracting.

  • Arkansas
  • Lost Girls
  • ZeroZeroZero
  • Blow the Man Down
  • Crown Vic
  • The Death of Dick Long
  • First Love
  • Hustlers
  • Killerman
  • Low Tide
  • Motherless Brooklyn
  • To Hell and Gone
  • Too Old to Die Young
  • Uncut Gems
  • Unbelievable
  • Villains
  • Ash Is Purest White
  • The Bouncer
  • Burn Out
  • BuyBust
  • The Debt Collector
  • Destroyer
  • Dragged Across Concrete
  • Escape at Dannemora
  • The Guilty
  • Hold the Dark
  • Holiday
  • Mandy
  • The Night Comes for Us
  • Piercing
  • Pimp
  • The Queen of Hollywood Blvd
  • The Standoff at Sparrow Creek
  • SuperFly
  • A Vigilante
  • Why Don't You Just Die!
  • Widows
  • The World Is Yours
  • Yardie
  • Bad Day for the Cut
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99
  • The Foreigner
  • Good Time
  • I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
  • Let the Corpses Tan
  • Lowlife
  • Racer and the Jailbird
  • Shangri-La Suite
  • Shot Caller
  • Small Crimes
  • Small Town Crime
  • Sollers Point
  • Sweet Virginia
  • The Villainess
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • Asura: The City of Madness
  • Blood Father
  • Dog Eat Dog
  • Free Fire
  • The Fury of a Patient Man
  • The Handmaiden
  • Kills on Wheels
  • Let Me Make You a Martyr
  • Message from the King
  • The Nice Guys
  • Raman Raghav 2.0
  • Tramps
  • Trespass Against Us
  • The Trust
  • Triple 9
  • War on Everyone
  • Black Mass
  • The Crew
  • Coin Locker Girl
  • Cop Car
  • The Gift
  • Green Room
  • The Last Panthers
  • The Legend of Barney Thomson
  • Man from Reno
  • Rabid Dogs
  • Rattle the Cage
  • Remember
  • Suburra
  • Too Late
  • Two Step
  • Victoria
  • 99 Homes
  • Alleluia
  • Black Coal, Thin Ice
  • Brave Men's Blood
  • Buzzard
  • Cold in July
  • The Connection
  • Dealer
  • The Drop
  • Glass Chin
  • God's Pocket
  • A Hard Day
  • Inherent Vice