"In-between the neo-noir golden age of the 1990s and the high volume of superb crime movies in the 2010s, the 2000s are often discarded as an uneventful interim period for the genre. With notable exceptions, such as No Country For Old Men or Oldboy, the 2000s were characterised by many great comedies, but arguably less mainstream crime triumphs than the previous decade saw.
Conversely, there are plenty of superb, lesser-known crime movies to be discovered from the 2000s. At the time of their release, many were misunderstood and rated poorly. Others were critically lauded, but have since been forgotten. However, in retrospect, these forsaken titles are equally as good or even greater than the better-known ones. There are many that need to be on the watch list of any crime fan."