Crime movie is a movie genre. The story is normally about a crime. The films are often related to crime literature. According to Eric R. Williams, crime movie is one of 11 supergenres in movie. The other ten super-genres are action, fantasy, horror, romance, science fiction, a slice of life, sports, thriller, war, and western.
There are many subgenres within crime. They include crime action, crime comedy, crime drama, crime thriller, dacoit film, gangster film, heist film, Mumbai underworld, Police Procedural, Prison film. Others include mystery, suspense, and noir. Notable directors of crime fllms include Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorcese, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino and Brian De Palma.
Subgenres[change | change source]
Police procedural (Cop)[change | change source]
Detective crime[change | change source]
Gangster crime[change | change source]
Heist movie[change | change source]
Prison movie[change | change source]
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- Williams, Eric. 2018. How to View and Appreciate Great Movies: Course Guidebook Chantilly, VA: The Great Courses / The Teaching Co, p. 15-20.
- "The best gangster movies of all time". Time Out Worldwide. Retrieved 2022-07-08.