BH Box Office: 5 Gritty Crime Films You Should Be Watching Tonight

BH Box Office: 5 Gritty Crime Films You Should Be Watching Tonight

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Welcome to Boss Hunting’s weekly Box Office series where every Sunday night, we’ll be dishing out our favourite movie picks from various genres to watch while settling in with a cheeky order of Uber Eats.

As we near the end of our first BH Box Office season, we finally arrive at our office all-time favourites. The holy grail of cult-classics. We’ve got Oscar-winning epics, gritty British gangster films, and career performances from pretty much every leading actor in each film.

Garry and Jack settle in for a night with Lady Chu, a local Vietnamese haunt that does a vicious peking duck. Jack used the group order feature so Garry could chime in with request for a beef pho, and before you know it the boys were chowing down on an epic feast while watching one of these all-time classic crime films.


A Los Angeles crime saga for the ages, Heat focuses on the lives of two men on opposite sides of the law – one a detective; the other a thief, in Robert De Niro and Al Pacino’s best career performances side-by-side. Fun fact, the infamous diner scene was based on a real life meeting, and wasn’t rehearsed with the intention of making it seem like a genuine first encounter for both characters.

Layer Cake

In what essentially propelled Daniel Craig into the role of James Bond, Layer Cake is about a successful drug dealer’s retirement plans coming to a halt when he is forced to rescue the daughter of a trade magnate. At the same time, he must also retrieve ecstasy pills worth two million pounds. A classic British crime drama with all the hallmark acting royalty to go with it.

The Departed

With an all-star cast ensemble, The Departed was destined to win an Oscar. A classic mob drama about an undercover state cop who infiltrates an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob. Without knowing who’s who, they race against each other to track down and identify the other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realise their outfit has a rat. One of Scorsese’s best.


Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly crook jewellers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. Guy Ritchie’s greatest outing yet? It’s definitely one of Brad Pitt’s best characters. A humble, humorous and rough British gangster film that you could watch time and time again.

Training Day

For his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn’t what he appears. Training Day is gritty, witty, and boasts a very tight script. Will it go down as one of Denzel’s best movies?

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