Mystery lays ahead! Although few people hope to find themselves in the middle of a crime scene, there's something intriguing about unravelling a mystery from afar. If you're in the mood to do some investigating, you'll want to check out these crime movies on Amazon Prime Video.

Over the years, all kinds of films have been made about unbelievable events (some of them even true) that have happened in the crime world. Some of the world's most well-known mob bosses and rappers have had their stories told in these movies.

Not only does the streaming service offer an incredible selection of crime movies, but they also have hilarious TV shows, sappy romance movies, and even concert specials from some of your favourite artists.

If you're in the mood to solve a mystery from the comfort of your own home, be sure to spend your next weekend off conquering this list.


Rating: 83% on Rotten Tomatoes

As they compete for publicity, celebrity, and the attention of a lawyer known to be a womanizer, two death row murderesses develop an intense rivalry.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

Rating: 96% on Rotten Tomatoes

A true crime story that chronicles the murder of Andrew Bagby, and the child custody battle over his unborn child after his death.

American Gangster

Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

After his boss dies of a heart attack, Frank Lucas takes over the company while secretly running a drug cartel.


Rating: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

After the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City, a group of strangers in Los Angeles find themselves dealing with issues surrounding their race, class, families, and gender.

The Godfather

Rating: 98% on Rotten Tomatoes

The tale of the Corleone family's rise and fall from power in the United States as they engaged in the business of crime.


Rating: 80% on Rotten Tomatoes

After a mission goes bad, Marine Corps sniper Bob Lee Swagger leaves the military. When he is pressed back into the service, he finds himself in a dangerous situation yet again.


Rating: 73% on Rotten Tomatoes

As he attempts to work his way up the career ladder, an attorney finds himself in a power struggle with the criminal he's trying to prosecute.

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Rating: 70% on Rotten Tomatoes

Loosely based on 50 Cent's real life, this film follows Marcus as he recalls his life from an orphaned street kid to his come up in the rap world.

Red Dragon 

Rating: 74% on Rotten Tomatoes

Dr. Hannibal Lecter makes a comeback as a retired FBI agent is called back to work in hopes of hunting down a terrifying killer.

Lucky Number Slevin

Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

After a case of mistaken identity, Slevin finds himself in the middle of a war between two of his city's biggest crime bosses.


Rating: 92% on Rotten Tomatoes

A woman named Regina is being followed and harassed by three men, all of whom have been linked to the death of her husband, Charles.

The Bourne Ultimatum

Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

Highly trained assassin Jason Bourne is back, and this time he's on the hunt for the agents who erased his memory and stole his true identity.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Rating: 92% on Rotten Tomatoes

Taking place in 1932 Alabama, Atticus Finch spends his time defending Tom Robinson, a man of colour who has been accused of sexually assaulting a white woman.

Sin City

Rating: 78% on Rotten Tomatoes

Four strangers find their paths crossing as they work to fight violence and corruption in the town of Basin City, Washington.

The Godfather, Part II

Rating: 97% on Rotten Tomatoes

This sequel follows young Vito Corleone as he grows up in Sicily and later New York City.


Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

Two young men, Wayna and Biggs, grew up together in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. They later move to the U.S., where they take up careers in drug dealing.

Mission Impossible

Rating: 71% on Rotten Tomatoes

Secret agent Ethan Hunt has been framed for the deaths of his team and is attempting to run from the government assassins after him while he uncovers the truth.


Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

Six guests are anonymously invited to a dinner, but the evening quickly turns into a murder mystery after the host is unexpectedly killed.

Catch Me If You Can

Rating: 89% on Rotten Tomatoes

Young Frank W. Abagnale has managed to pass himself off as a pilot, lawyer, and doctor, all before his 21st birthday. An FBI agent is hot on his trail though, so the scheming may not last much longer.

Beverly Hills Cop

Rating: 82% on Rotten Tomatoes

A street smart Detroit Cop is attempting to solve the murder of his best friend in Los Angeles. Upon arriving, he quickly realizes that his antics don't exactly fit in with the BHPD.


Rating: 77% on Rotten Tomatoes

Based on the true story of San Francisco's infamous Zodiac killer, who terrorized the city with random murders in the 1960s and 70s.


Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

Max, a cab driver, is hired to drive Vincent, a contract killer at the top of his game, to his next murderous job.

Back Roads

Rating: 99% on Rotten Tomatoes

After his mother is imprisoned for murdering his abusive father, a young man takes care of his young siblings. When he begins an affair with a married woman, family secrets begin to expose themselves.

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