Dirty Harry might be your favorite crime movie because, well, it's Clint Eastwood in his signature role.
Scorcese fans may prefer Goodfellas or The Departed. Car enthusiasts may be hooked on the The Italian Job's chase through the tunnels or Steve McQueen's unforgettable chase over the hilly streets of San Francisco in Bullitt.
And White Heat? It may have been 1949, but it's Jimmy Cagney. Enough said.
Hollywood has been fascinated by great crime stories for decades. Surely you have a favorite crime film among the scores that have been made. In honor of the Academy Awards ceremony coming on Sunday, we'd like you to use the comment section of this posting to let us know what your favorite crime film is and why.
Crime Time readers, time to sound off.
-- Lance Murray