Dutch Crime Films

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1. Leak 2000 (2000)

105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced ... See full summary »

Director: Jean van de Velde | Stars: Cas Jansen, Ricky Koole, Thomas Acda, Victor Löw

Votes: 2,727

2. Nothing to Lose (2008)

88 min | Crime, Thriller

A man convicted of killing his own father and sister escapes from a criminal hospital to track down his mother and prove his innocence.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Theo Maassen, Lisa Smit, Bob Schwarze, Ria Marks

Votes: 3,117

3. BackSlide (2003)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Egbert Jan Weeber, Tygo Gernandt, Angela Schijf, Mads Wittermans

Votes: 4,504

4. Penoza (2019)

Crime, Drama | Post-production

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Director: Diederik Van Rooijen | Stars: Raymond Thiry, Monic Hendrickx, Tygo Gernandt, Ryan Northcott

6. The Little Gangster (2015)

102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

Rik Boskamp is dreaming of a different life where he's not constantly bullied in and one in which his father is not a total loser.

Directors: Arne Toonen, Arent Jack | Stars: Thor Braun, Henry van Loon, Meral Polat, René van 't Hof

Votes: 705

7. Black Out (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

37 Metascore

After ruthless gangsters wrongfully accuse him of stealing from them, a retired criminal has 24 hours to creep back into his past life and retrieve a bag of coke before his fiancée is killed.

Director: Arne Toonen | Stars: Raymond Thiry, Kim van Kooten, Bas Keijzer, Renée Fokker

Votes: 1,968

8. Stuk! (2014)

113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Elizabeth, a voluptuous, shy and unpopular girl, is the object of ridicule at school by the cool in-crowd. Her life spirals downward after the death of her only friend, her grandmother. But... See full summary »

Director: Steven de Jong | Stars: Amin Ait Bihi, Mees Bink, Sanneke Bos, Yolanthe Cabau

Votes: 205

9. De Held (2016)

96 min | Crime, History, Thriller

Sara Silverstein suddenly finds herself involved in various violent attacks. She realizes she needs to unravel her father's past to stop this threat.

Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: Fedja van Huêt, Daan Schuurmans, Monic Hendrickx, Susan Visser

Votes: 353

10. Accused (2014)

97 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A young assistant DA puts a serial killing nurse behind bars, only to discover evidence that may prove her innocence.

Director: Paula van der Oest | Stars: Marwan Kenzari, Sallie Harmsen, Barry Atsma, Fedja van Huêt

Votes: 3,309

11. Character (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman

Votes: 10,021 | Gross: $0.71M

12. Bon Bini Holland 2 (2018)

89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Robertico is living in Curacao with Noella Maduro. While he is preparing to ask her to marry him, something happens to Ken Maduro, Noella's dad. Things go wrong, and Noelle tells Robertico ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Karthaus | Stars: Liliana de Vries, Jandino Asporaat, Laty Davelaar, Saffier Biada

Votes: 265

13. The Preacher (2004)

110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

In the world of the drugs business - where it's is all about money - friendship and loyalty is most important. That is what becomes the demise of gangster Klaas Bruinsma.

Director: Gerrard Verhage | Stars: Peter Paul Muller, Chantal Janzen, Frank Lammers, Marcel Musters

Votes: 3,119

14. Clean Hands (2015)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A drug lord's wife faces a crisis of loyalty when her husband's cutthroat dealings compel her to flee with their young children.

Director: Tjebbo Penning | Stars: Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Thekla Reuten, Bente Fokkens, Nino den Brave

Votes: 1,225

15. Too Fat Too Furious (2005)

88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Bennie, a clumsy criminal who's touchy about his weight, teams up with his adoptive father's biological (serial killer) son, his employees who in his absence turned his snack-bar into a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Oliehoek | Stars: Jack Wouterse, Kürt Rogiers, Bracha van Doesburgh, Jaak Van Assche

Votes: 3,252

16. Loft (I) (2010)

108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Five best friends, all married, decide to share a loft apartment.

Director: Antoinette Beumer | Stars: Fedja van Huêt, Barry Atsma, Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Gijs Naber

Votes: 5,275

17. The Gang of Oss (2011)

112 min | Crime, Drama, History

Netherlands, 1938. In a small town in the province of North Brabant called Oss, Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.

Director: André van Duren | Stars: Sylvia Hoeks, Matthias Schoenaerts, Frank Lammers, Benja Bruijning

Votes: 2,466

18. The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, History, Thriller

A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes.

Director: Maarten Treurniet | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Gijs Naber, Teun Kuilboer

Votes: 5,049

19. Amsterdam Vice (2019)

113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A mild-mannered police detective freshly stationed in tumultuous 1980 Amsterdam enters a race against time when he encounters a violent plot against the Dutch royal family.

Director: Arne Toonen | Stars: Waldemar Torenstra, Tygo Gernandt, Lisa Smit, Peter Bolhuis

Votes: 764

20. Wolf (I) (2013)

Unrated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A promising kickboxer struggles to resist the temptations of a life of crime.

Director: Jim Taihuttu | Stars: Marwan Kenzari, Chems Eddine Amar, Steef Cuijpers, Raymond Thiry

Votes: 3,307

21. Off Screen (2005)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper. John R. demands to speak with the Philips head of Sound&Vision. His goal is to ... See full summary »

Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Jeroen Krabbé, Jan Decleir, Astrid Joosten, Theu Boermans

Votes: 1,213

22. Amazones (2004)

100 min | Action, Crime, Comedy

Four women from the North of Dutch town Breda are sick of their poor life. Lot is divorced and has two little kids; her friend Sam has a busy family life and an unemployed husband; Reneetje... See full summary »

Director: Esmé Lammers | Stars: Monique van de Ven, Monic Hendrickx, Georgina Verbaan, Susan Visser

Votes: 640

23. Stille Nacht (2004)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The young woman Laura Fischer has a session with a psychologist. The session begins with Laura telling that after two years of successive rapes of female students riding bicycles in the ... See full summary »

Director: Ineke Houtman | Stars: Josefien Hendriks, Liesbeth Kamerling, Victoria Koblenko, Caro Lenssen

Votes: 808

24. Cool! (2004)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Music

Five friends take their hours with petty crimes. Are persuaded by a tough gangster and his seductive girlfriend to rob a bank. When they are caught, they are condemned to spend a year and a half in Glen Mills, an experimental reformatory.

Director: Theo van Gogh | Stars: Fouad Mourigh, Farhane El Hamchaoui, Jones Kruijne, Remco Alberts

Votes: 461

25. Gangsterboys (2010)

82 min | Comedy, Crime

Mahmut, the son of a poor Turkish greengrocer in the Netherlands, dreams of escaping his retail fate by becoming a rapper. But things change radically when he and his best friend Apo find ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ruven | Stars: Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Georgina Verbaan, Marco Maas, Ergun Simsek

Votes: 555

26. Eddy & Coby (2014)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

An adulterous wife, a mercenary personal trainer and a paralyzed mafia boss with a chainsaw: three mentally deranged characters, one chaotic mess.

Director: Jeroen Annokkee | Stars: Cynthia Abma, Roger Carvalho, Nanette Edens, Lisa Groothof

Votes: 73

27. The Glorious Works of G.F. Zwaen (2015)

111 min | Crime, Thriller

In the late 90's Amsterdam-based writer Gerard F. Zwaen becomes entangled in a plot involving a drugs trafficker, a dodgy tax inspector and an internal affairs agent..

Director: Max Porcelijn | Stars: Peter van de Witte, Ton Kas, Michiel Romeyn, Anniek Pheifer

Votes: 283

28. Murder Story (1989)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

Tony Zonis wants to write the next great suspense thriller, so he decides to study the work of master crime writer, Willard Hope. Together, they pick through newspaper stories, looking for ... See full summary »

Directors: Eddie Arno, Markus Innocenti | Stars: Christopher Lee, Bruce Boa, Alexis Denisof, Stacia Burton

Votes: 64

29. Fighting Fish (2004)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Fighting Fish is the first martial arts film produced and set in the Netherlands, about a young Chinese man from Hong-Kong, who travels to the west when he hears that his brother was killed... See full summary »

Director: Jamel Aattache | Stars: Kim Ho Kim, Chantal Janzen, Jennifer de Jong, Ron Smoorenburg

Votes: 315

30. Plan C (2012)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

Detective Ronald Plasmeyer's plan to repay a gambling debt falls apart when he enlists two men to do the work.

Director: Max Porcelijn | Stars: Ruben van der Meer, René van 't Hof, Ton Kas, Kees Hulst

Votes: 1,259

31. Loos (1989)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A lawyer must defend a nightclub owner accused of committing a crime-of-passion.

Director: Theo van Gogh | Stars: Tom Jansen, Renée Fokker, Marie Kooyman, Leen Jongewaard

Votes: 137

32. Infiltrant (2014)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sam was born in the Netherlands as the son of a Moroccan father and Dutch mother. After his father abandoned him and his mother, he throws himself fully to his career as a police officer. ... See full summary »

Director: Shariff Korver | Stars: Nasrdin Dchar, Walid Benmbarek, Rachid El Ghazaoui, Simone Milsdochter

Votes: 314

33. Ten Monologues from the Lives of the Serial Killers (1994)

60 min | Crime, Drama

An unsettling work that does not pretend to analyze nor to understand the serial killers. The film is not a work of fiction with dramatic plot developments.

Director: Aryan Kaganof | Stars: Rodney Beddal, Mark Bellamy, Aryan Kaganof, Gylan Kain

Votes: 58

34. Siberia (1998)

Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Goof and Hugo are flatmates in Amsterdam who have made a tidy sum from having sex with tourists, then robbing them. Their goal is to spend the money together on a world trip and their scam ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Jan Westdijk | Stars: Roeland Fernhout, Hugo Metsers, Vlatka Simac, Nicole Eggert

Votes: 906

35. Son of Mine (2015)

102 min | Crime, Drama

In the impoverished southern Dutch province of Limburg, the bond between a former mine worker and his only son is put to the test as the latter takes it upon himself to pay his father's debts to a local gangster.

Director: Remy van Heugten | Stars: Johan Leysen, Nico de Vries, Bart Slegers, Wahid Sanouji

Votes: 699

36. De grot (2001)

90 min | Romance, Thriller, Crime

Psychological thriller. Geography teacher smuggles a case of heroin for a friend.

Director: Martin Koolhoven | Stars: Fedja van Huêt, Kim Huffman, Marcel Hensema, Jeroen Willems

Votes: 642

37. Joyride (I) (2005)

87 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Three girls steal a car and head up for a model contest. It's a holiday to die for, until someone does...

Director: Frank Herrebout | Stars: Georgina Verbaan, Peggy Vrijens, Dorien Haan, Tygo Gernandt

Votes: 575

38. Dennis P. (2007)

93 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

Nothing is more difficult than stealing a heart.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Edo Brunner, Nadja Hüpscher, Willeke van Ammelrooy, John Leddy

Votes: 728

39. As If I'm Crazy (2016)

95 min | Crime, Drama

A successful young artist faces his demons as he finds himself committed to a criminal hospital for a drug-induced crime he can't remember committing.

Director: Frank Lammers | Stars: Fedja van Huêt, Sanne Langelaar, Monic Hendrickx, Zoi Gorman

Votes: 175

40. Night Run (2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dennis is a taxi driver trying to start out his own company. One day, he gets the opportunity to buy a scarce and expensive but lucrative license.

Director: Dana Nechushtan | Stars: Frank Lammers, Fedja van Huêt, Peggy Jane de Schepper, Mohammed Chaara

Votes: 1,471

41. Quiz (2012)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A famous game show host is being harassed in a restaurant by a strange man who claims to have kidnapped his wife and daughter. A morbid game ensues in which the game show host turns out to be the contestant.

Director: Dick Maas | Stars: Barry Atsma, Hanna Verboom, Pierre Bokma, Kim van Kooten

Votes: 1,645

43. The Book of Mikey (2015)

65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Book of Mikey is the first feature film by Brazilian director Bruno Ramos made by the team of professionals called Algo Films. It was shot in the Netherlands and UK and took 2,5 years to be released.

Director: Bruno Ramos | Stars: Micah Bailey, Evrim Akyigit, Terrence Sinclair, Iris Wester

Votes: 6

44. Discipline (2010)

54 min | Crime, Drama, Family

A young boy is having real trouble on school because of his behavior and his bad results. Ultimatly he decides to join a group from which he heard of a friend. The group tells him that ... See full summary »

Director: Roelof Breukink | Stars: David Heemstra, Frits Hendriks, Jannie Hof, Jelmer Janmaat

45. Somberman's aktie (2000)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A 35 year old man, once a famous poet under the pen name Punk Somberman, hasn't written anything since his last work - also the title of this film. He suddenly loses his job, suffers a ... See full summary »

Director: Casper Verbrugge | Stars: Mohammed Azaay, Niek Barendsen, Krijn ter Braak, Eddie Brugman

Votes: 69

48. De langste reis (1996)

90 min | Crime, Drama

A family man has his career sidetracked by the betrayal of his business partner. Seeking justice, he kidnaps his 'opponent'. As the day passes, it becomes clear that only one of them will survive this struggle for power.

Director: Pieter Verhoeff | Stars: Eric van der Donk, Han Kerckhoffs, Johan Leysen, Mads Wittermans

Votes: 29

49. Sunny Juliette (2018)

100 min | Adventure, Crime

In the spring of 1979, a banker has been abducted. A group of anonymous criminals have requested a ransom in return for his release. But shortly after the sum is paid, both the banker and ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew van der Ven | Stars: Marcelle Arriëns, Merle van der Steen, Andrew Vandaele, Justin van Dijk

Votes: 16

50. Dilemma (1990)

97 min | Crime

A husband and wife, with very different world views, oppose one another.

Director: Freddy Coppens | Stars: Alexandra Vandernoot, Johan Leysen, Ynte Gilis, Thom Hoffman

Votes: 21

51. De pijnbank (1998)

102 min | Crime, Drama