7 detective films that you should not miss in 2021 (2023)

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December 28, 2020

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Unfortunately, 2021 won't be remembered as a particularly good year in theaters. However, it will not be for lack of trying. The movie industry is full of creatives who live to make movies and, of course, executives who love to make money off of it.

Global pandemics are not good for business. The world of cinema has received a punch in the stomach like any other. So next year we may be forced to narrow our focus a bit and watch more independent films, seek out foreign films, and revisit the classics. We may have to get smart to meet our movie needs.

However, Hollywood isn't exactly on its knees. There are unreleased movies in the can waiting to be seen. Some have even been shot under the Covid restrictions. There will be some top notch crime movies coming out in 2021, but not at the pace we're all used to. But, hey... we're all pretty spoiled anyway, aren't we?

Here is our selection of the new crime movies of 2021 that you should not miss.

New thrillers you can't miss in 2021:

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The little things

We like the sound of this first one.The little thingsit has a real mid 90s suspenseful sound to it.

Denzel Washington stars as Joe "Deke" Deacon, a frazzled but intuitive deputy who teams up with Rami Malek's Los Angeles Sheriff's Department chief, Jim Baxter, to track down a deranged but cunning serial killer, played by Jared. Leto. Deke doesn't "play by the rules," much to the chagrin of his new partner, of course.

John Lee Hancock (Bandits,The founder) is directing this old-fashioned-sounding movie, which isn't the most original premise, but with a cast like this… tune in. And "tune in" is the correct term, too: Warner Brothers plans to release it digitally the same day it hits theaters.

Release expected?January

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wrath of man

Guy Ritchie seems to have recaptured his taste for his unique brand of trashy crime-action movies after spending over a decade putting together movies like this.Sherlock Holmes,uncle's husbandYAladdin. Last yearsThe KnightsIt was fun. We look forward to its remake of the 2004 French film.money truckIt's similar.

For his star, theto breakThe director cast his longtime friend Jason Statham in their fourth project together. Scott Eastwood, Holt McCallany, Josh Hartnett, Jeffrey Donovan and Post Malone round out the rest of the Guns-n-Pun male cast. Expect muggings, car chases, explosions, and Jason Statham speaking on three lines.

Release expected?January

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If you think it was weird for Liam Neeson to switch to tough action roles in his later years, then you haven't seen anything. The next impossibly tough guy in 2021? What about Bob Odenkirk? Yes, that is correct. jerksir look. Saul Goodman outsideBetter call Saul.

The 58-year-old actor-comedian isn't exactly a natural choice to play a character who bangs his head against walls and drops clips in hallways full of Russian henchmen, is he?

But the premise makes sense. Odenkirks Hutch Mansell does not claim to be a violent man. At least at the beginning. When burglars attack his family's home and he freezes up and chooses not to fight back, his friends, family and his local community decide to unfairly mock him. He's a beaten man until his neighbor's house is attacked by the same team and Hutch goes in for the kill.

In a story not unlike David Cronenberg'sa history of violence— and in every Liam Neeson movie since 2005 — it turns out that our mild-mannered leading man is, in fact, an extremely well-trained deadly man. A Saul Badman, if you will.

Release expected?February

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Newark's Many Saints

The sopranosIt is one of the best television dramas of all time. Perhaps the best when it comes to the crime genre. Can the movie version keep up with the TV series? Well this year we are going to find out.

Of course, since the actor who played Tony Soprano died in 2013, six years after the HBO series ended, this project would never become a sequel. Instead, it is a prequel.

In a move that promises some nice continuity, not to mention a nice visual resemblance, the younger version of New Jersey mob boss Soprano is played by James Gandofini's son Michael.

The action is set in 1967 during the Newark riots. The show's creator, David Chase, wrote the thing, so it all seems to be staying true to the series. "The film will explore the tensions between blacks and whites at the time, and Tony Soprano will be a part of it, but as a child."

Alessandro Nivola, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga and Corey Stoll support the young Gandofini in his first major film role.

Release expected?March

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Deep water

patricia hochschmiedhe was one of the greatest suspense writers to ever write. His work has been faithfully adapted for the screen on many occasions, resulting in some of the best crime movies of all time. Like Hitchcock fansstrangers on a traino Anthony Minghella's Year of Brilliance 1999The talented Mr. Ripleycan attest

Highsmith's fifth book, his 1957 workDeep water, is the last to make its way in the form of a film. Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas star as Vic and Melinda Van Allen, a couple trapped in a loveless and increasingly hateful marriage. The couple embark on a deadly streak of mind games that begins with extramarital affairs and ends in murder.

The first word is thatDeep watermust be reminiscent of the "erotic thrillers" of the 80s and 90s. With Adrian Lyne fromfateful attraction,9½ weeksYimmoral offerFame in the director's chair, in trustworthy hands.

Release expected?August

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no time to die

Daniel Craig's latest Bond film was ranked higher than Skegness-Dodge.Originally planned for spring 2020, since then it has been postponed several times. Now it seems a date has been set. It will be an October 2021 release.

Either way, the world will be filled with excruciating anticipation by then.no time to dieis finally published or is a bit jaded and lost after the long delays. Given the relatively small selection, and the fact that it's a Bond movie, we imagine it will be the first.

for the 25thhe007-movie,Bohemian RhapsodyOscar winner Rami Malek is the villain Safin, while Léa Seydoux (returning as Dr. Madeleine Swann fromspectrum), Lashana Lynch (captain marvel) YknifeAna de Armas co-stars with regular Bond cast members Ben Whishaw (Q), Ralph Fiennes (M) and Naomie Harris (Moneypenny).

Release expected?October

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Moonflower Killer

Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Charles BrandtI heard you painted houses, eventually released asthe IrishIt has long been rumored, debated, hyped, delayed, and anticipated. Its sequel, a film version of the 2017 nonfiction book.Moonflower Killerby David Grann, however, has flown under the radar.

However, filming hasn't started yet, assuming the movie avoids post-production hell.the Irish- which seems unlikely given that tens of millions of dollars worth of CGI won't be added - we can expect a late 2021 release.

Scorsese has primarily used two acting heavyweights in his career: Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. In this film, both will be the protagonists.

The story follows the real-life murders of members of the Osage Native American tribe in the 1920s after oil was discovered on their land. The newly formed and assembled FBI is called in and uncovers a truly disturbing conspiracy. It's a little-known story, but one that has seriously tarnished American history.

Hetaxi driverYWolf of Wall StreetThe director claims that he approaches it like a western. With a reported budget of over $200 million, it's supposed to be a bit western.

Release expected?Winter

Are you excited for the new crime movies in 2021 that have escaped our attention here? Let us know in the comments below...

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