Rules are meant to be broken, or at least, that’s what rule-breakers tell themselves! It is an undeniable thought that humans, not all of them, find a certain satisfaction in going against the law, doing something that they are told not to, taking something that they are told not to touch. This intrinsic character of criminality is within all of us, some more than others. The question is: do you choose to act upon it? (My advice, don’t!) But, enough with the preaching. Point is, we all like stories about crimes and criminals. The mystery of whodunit and how it was done, and the thrill of the cat and mouse chase that ensues between the criminals and the cops is what keeps us glued to our seats. If you are looking for such a film, here is the list of the top crime movies of 2018. The list also includes best gangster movies, true crime movies, action crime movies and crime thriller movies.
20. King of Thieves (2018)
Greed is a slippery slope. Although a driving force in augmenting human standard of life, it also possesses an element of destruction, sending capable men into fatalistic down spirals. ‘King of Thieves’ is based on a similar group of thieves, whose heist, though successful, becomes a cause for fallouts within the group. This cultivated distrust is the centerpiece in the ensuing madness that threatens to be all-consuming. The true-to-life rendition of the Hatton Gardens burglary of 2015 benefits greatly from the lead performance by Michael Caine. The veteran actor shows no signs of stopping anytime soon and makes the most of a rare opportunity to dictate a film at his age. He is ably supported by the side cast, who do well to compliment him on screen. Despite being rough around the edges, ‘King of Thieves’ coasts on its charisma, nodding at the stars’ iconic screen moments of yesteryear.
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19. Ocean’s 8 (2018)
Debbie Ocean, the sister of the now deceased Danny Ocean, is released from prison. After breathing her freedom, Debbie assembles a team to steal one of the world’s most precious jewels in existence. To do the same, she employs the services of Daphne Kluger, a renowned public figure, and hatches a plan to give effect to her ground-shaking heist. ‘Ocean’s Eight’ quickly became a hotly discussed topic among movie-goers after its release. Criticisms were misconstrued as anti-feminist and patriarchal dogmatism, with even the cast joining the bandwagon. Despite the negativity that flowed from their comments, the film does uphold some credibility. Although not as witty and original as its “all-male” predecessor, ‘Ocean’s Eight’ sustains on the star-power of its brilliant cast and the adrenaline-pumping thrill of its partially well-executed heist. The film, though, suffers from grave issues with its plot. The narrative lacks structure and a cohesive attachment, that might result in the viewer falling off track in the middle.