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Best Netflix Crime Thriller Movies to Watch Next

Searching for what to watch on Netflix next? You’ve probably been scrolling for a long time looking for a great movie to watch and don’t seem to find anything that you like and haven’t seen.

Worry no more because we’ve compiled a list of the best Netflix movies you can watch next. Not too cheesy, not just action, not scary or just too much. Just the right balance to give you a good time, make you think about some things and not realize how time flies by. And the best part – you won’t spend more time than the duration of the actual movie looking for them. 

Win It All

Win It All is a 2017 American comedy film that’s streaming on Netflix. It was co-written and directed by Joe Swanberg. In the movie, Jake Johnson, who also worked on the screenplay, appears alongside Aislinn Derbez, Keegan-Michael Key and Joe Lo Truglio.

The film premiered on the 11th of March 2017 worldwide and was released on the 7th of April 7 2017 on Netflix. The movie has a gambling theme, not safe gambling, carefully choosing your no deposit bonus offers and gambling for fun type, rather than living dangerously, looking for adrenaline type.

The plot is pretty straightforward: a gambler agrees to hide a bag for an acquaintance who is on his way to prison. The plot thickens when he realizes that there’s a lot of cash in the bag and he can’t seem to resist it and starts dipping into it.

The Gambler

There are two The Gambler movies. The first one is a 1974 American crime drama that was written by James Toback and directed by Karel Reisz. It features award-winning performances by James Caan, Paul Sorvino and Lauren Hutton. 

In August 2011, a remake of the film The Gambler with the original producers was announced. It was intended as a project for Martin Scorsese, with Leonardo DiCaprio as the star. Unfortunately, the intentions didn’t come to fruition and the project seemed to dwindle for a while. 

But in September 2013, Rupert Wyatt and Mark Wahlberg picked it up again and the film was released on the 25th of December 2014.

The 2014 The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg as the main character is the variant that’s available on Netflix. The movie also includes George Kennedy’s final performance before his death in 2016.

The movie tells the story of a literature professor, Jim Bennett, who is also an avid gambler. His debt causes him to start borrowing money. He even resorts to getting money from a loan shark. Things get even more complicated as he enters a relationship with one of his students. 


21 is a 2008 heist drama film which was directed by Robert Luketic and has some super popular names on the roster: Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Jacob Pitts, Liza Lapira, Kieu Chinh and Aaron Yoo. 

The film is based on a true story (which was of course embellished and slightly modified) and a best-selling 2003 book, Bringing Down the House, written by Ben Mezrich. 

The American movie follows an MIT Blackjack Team of six students that were trained in card-counting. They go to Vegas casinos and count cards and manage to win outstanding sums of money.

Casino Tycoon

Casino Tycoon, originally called 賭城大亨之新哥傳奇, is a 1992 Hong Kong action drama film. It was written, produced as well as directed by Wong Jing. The movie stars Andy Lau, Joey Wong and Chingmy Yau. The movie was so well received that it also got a sequel, Casino Tycoon 2, released the same year.

The action is set during World War II, and you get to see the story of Benny, a young graduate who runs away from Hong-Kong during the Japanese invasion.  He goes to Macau and gets a job and manages to impress a local businessman. 

The businessman has ties to organized crime and takes Benny under his wing. He will then have to “battle” his rivals and enemies, not with guns but with wits, but at what cost?

Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems is a 2019 thriller directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. The film’s main character, Howard Ratner, is played by Adam Sandler. The movie also stars Kevin Garnett, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, and Eric Bogosian. 

The film was very well received by critics. Some have even said that Adam Sandler’s performance was amazing, probably the best of his entire career. 

Uncut Gems tells us the story of a Jewish-American jeweler who is also a gambling addict. We’re taken to New York City’s Diamond District, from where he must retrieve a really expensive gem that he had purchased in order to pay off his debts to the scary collectors.

Dirty Money

Dirty Money is a Netflix original television series that started streaming on the 26th of January 2018. The first season has six episodes of about an hour in length. The second season of the show premiered on the 11th of March 2020. 

The show was produced by the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney. The series focuses on stories about corporate corruption, fraud and shady accounting. Each episode is about one example of corporate corruption and has super engaging interviews with key players.


These movies should keep you occupied and happy for at least a week. They are all engaging, exciting and thought-provoking. You can stream them right away on Netflix and enjoy yourself. In case something comes up you can always pause them and get back to them when you can and that’s the magic of Netflix – you’ll start right where you left off. 

Which one of them will you start? If you haven’t seen them yet then it’s high time you give them a shot. If you’ve seen some of them, then maybe it’s time to watch them again, there’s surely some exciting detail you’ve missed the first time. 

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