The best Peter Falk’s crime movies

Peter Falk

Peter Falk

16/09/1927- 23/06/2011
If you love cinema, you will share this ranking of the best Peter Falk’s movies, although you may have ordered them differently. In any case, we hope you love it and with a little luck discovering a movie that you still don’t know about Peter Falk.
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
7.5/10
A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.

The Player

The Player
7.5/10
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Murder by Death

Murder by Death
7.3/10
Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are decently allowed.

Made

Made
6.3/10
  • Genre: ComedyCrime
  • Release: 13/07/2001
  • Character: Max
Two aspiring boxers and lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.

The Great Muppet Caper

The Great Muppet Caper
7.1/10
Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice.

Robin and the 7 Hoods

Robin and the 7 Hoods
6.4/10
In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north side. Although he's out-gunned, Robbo wants to keep his own territory. A pool-playing dude from Indiana and the director of a boys' orphanage join forces with Robbo; and, when he gives some money to the orphanage, he becomes the toast of the town as a hood like Robin Hood. Meanwhile, Guy schemes to get rid of Robbo, and Big Jim's heretofore unknown daughter Marian appears and goes from man to man trying to find an ally in her quest to run the whole show. Can Robbo hold things together?

Prescription: Murder

Prescription: Murder
7.9/10
In Columbo's first outing, a psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

The Cheap Detective

The Cheap Detective
6.4/10
A spoof of the entire 1940s detective genre. San Francisco private detective, Lou Pekinpaugh is accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress—his partner's wife.

Corky Romano

Corky Romano
4.7/10
Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veterinarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retrieve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for racketeering charges.

Mikey and Nicky

Mikey and Nicky
7.3/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 21/12/1976
  • Character: Mikey
In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.

Penelope

Penelope
6.2/10
  • Genre: ComedyCrime
  • Release: 10/11/1966
  • Character: Lt. Horatio Bixbee
When James met Penelope at a club, it took all of three weeks before they were married. But after the marriage, other women became attracted to James and he kept getting promoted, which took him away from Penelope. So Penelope puts on a disguise and robs her husband's bank. Her psychiatrist, Greg, believes that this condition is caused by James being over worked and under romantic with Penelope. She also tells Greg that she robs the business associates of James. But Greg is in love with Penelope - in fact everyone likes her. The problem is when she confesses to her crimes, no one believes her.

Cookie

Cookie
5.4/10
  • Genre: ComedyCrime
  • Release: 02/08/1989
  • Character: Dominick 'Dino' Capisco
Cookie Voltecki is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco, who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter.

Machine Gun McCain

Machine Gun McCain
6.1/10
After serving 12 years behind bars for armed robbery, tough guy Hank McCain finds himself the pawn of a ruthless mob runt's rebellion against a high level don. When McCain discovers that he's been betrayed and abandoned by his new employer, he retaliates with a high stakes Las Vegas casino heist that erupts into all-out war on the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Not blood, nor lust, nor wedding vows can come between McCain and his money...or his machine gun.

The Brink's Job

The Brink's Job
6.5/10
  • Genre: ComedyCrime
  • Release: 08/12/1978
  • Character: Tony Pino
In 1950, a group of unlikely criminal masterminds commits the robbery of the century. Led by Tony Pino (Peter Falk), a petty thief fresh out of prison, and Joe McGinnis (Peter Boyle), who specializes in planning lucrative capers, the gang robs Brink's main office in Boston of more than $2 million. However, things begin to go awry when the FBI gets involved, the cops start cracking down on the gang and McGinnis refuses to hand over the loot...

Murder, Inc.

Murder, Inc.
6.6/10
Chronicles the rise and fall of the organised crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated, focusing on powerful boss Lepke and violent hit man Reles.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
5.8/10
Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, but then Nick falls for the owner of a neighboring antique store and things get a little complicated.

Pronto

Pronto
5.5/10
Harry Arno is a Miami Beach bookie who finds himself in trouble with his mob bosses for reasons he can't quite figure out. When an assailant attempts to kill him, he decides that it's time to retire, so he relocates to Greece.

Ransom for a Dead Man

Ransom for a Dead Man
7.6/10
A brilliant tort attorney gets rid of her boring husband by faking his kidnapping and keeping the ransom. The FBI may be fooled, but not Columbo.

The Bloody Brood

The Bloody Brood
5.1/10
Two beatniks get their kicks by dealing drugs and violence.

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