What are the best movies inspired by crime books?

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    #1The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    One of Martin Scorsese greatest characteristics is that he is always able to innovate. With ''The Wolf of Wall Street'', one of his most recent masterpieces, Scorsese proves that he can get things (and cinema) to the next level better than anyone. 


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    Kevin Simmons
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "This is a great crime example billion stolen and corporations rise and fall. This is one of the best crime movies."
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    #2American Hustle

    American Hustle

    American Hustle is a comedy-crime movie directed by David O. Russell. Released in 2013, it was based on the FBI ABSCAM operation in the 1970s. The film starred Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner.


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    Dylan Bryant
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Forgery is like a very sneaky way to steal! It is a very heavy crime which can condone heavy punishment and this movie provides a great example of that."
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    Zodiac is an American criminal mystery film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. It was directed by David Fincher and was written for the screen by James Vanderbilt. The film premiered on February 28, 2007.


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    Arjun Chattopadhyay
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Creepy movie about a serial killer with a patter and all that I just wonder if such a person reallly exist at all."
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    #4Bonnie and Clyde

    Bonnie and Clyde

    Bonnie and Clyde is a film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Released in 1967, Bonnie and Clyde was directed by Arthur Penn and features Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway in the lead roles.


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    Emma Wong
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Classical crime movie and my god this is a real head tunrer and you would really spend hours watching it over and over again."
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    #5The Bling Ring

    The Bling Ring

    The Bling Ring is a crime biography movie that follows a group of fame-obsessed teenagers that uses the internet to track celebrities and rob their homes. It was inspired by actual events and it was written and directed by Sofia Coppola in 2013.


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    Justin Hu
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "This was a very smart crime movie just the way they steal from the people. the growth of technology makes it easy for us to be vulnerable to crime"
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    #6The Black Dahlia

    The Black Dahlia

    California, January 15th, 1947. The body of a young woman is found in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. This is the beginning of the biggest manhunt in the history of California.  An investigation conducted by Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard. 


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    Judy Little
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "This is a sad movie and very tragic because of the murder of a person with so many dreams."
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    Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime movie directed by Martin Scorsese based on the non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi. It is about the mob in 1955 and stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta. 


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    Andrew Young
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "DRUGS! My god drugs are like the hell on earth and everything on the line. Abuse of substance can turn one literally from a saint to a condemned soul."
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    #8American Gangster

    American Gangster

    American Gangster is a movie directed by Ridley Scott and features Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. The film is based on the life story of a drug dealer in the 1960s named Frank Lucas.


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    Rosario Alonso
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Drug dealers and drug lords are like the bane of this world they get money from the insanity of people addicted to substances."
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    #9Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog

    The Alpha Dog is a biographical, crime, and drama movie directed and written by Nick Cassavetes, released in 2006. It follows the story of delinquent Johnny Trulove as he lives the high life in LA.


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    Tiffany Dixon
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Being a delinquent is very hard but being a drug dealer and a deliquent is simply bad. I just hope people learn lesson from here."


Best What are the best movies inspired by crime books
1The Wolf of Wall StreetMovies 19 Paid
2American HustleMovies 12 Paid
3ZodiacMovies 10 Paid
4Bonnie and ClydeMovies 10 Paid
5The Bling RingMovies 9 Paid
6The Black DahliaBooks 7 Paid
7GoodfellasMovies 6 Paid
8American GangsterMovies 5 Paid
9Alpha DogMovies 2 Paid

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