20+ Underrated Crime Movies On Disney+ Right Now!

Inspired by the crime fiction literary genre, Crime Films generally involve the numerous aspects of crime and its identification.

It usually deals with both sides of the criminal justice system and uses it to craft an intriguing plot.

These clever and provoking films are a great way to spend your weekend. Some of the greatest crime movies also have a bit of comedy to relieve the audience from the constant tension produced by the mystery.

On the other hand, some crime movies have a lot of humor and present the plot in a rather non-judgemental way.

Either is good as long as the film serves its purpose of entertaining the audience and with that out of the way.

Here are some of the most entertaining crime movies you can watch on Disney+ right now!

Adventures in Babysitting

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Adventures in Babysitting is a 1987 crime comedy film directed by Chris Columbus. The film follows the life of a high school girl named Chris Parker, played by Elisabeth Shue.

She had a date with her boyfriend, but when the plans with her boyfriend are called off, she ends up babysitting two kids.

The night takes a U-turn due to a series of outrageous exploits. Now the group must cope with car thieves, musicians, and much more.

Adventures in Babysitting is by no means a spectacular crime movie like “Knives Out,” but it still has that 80’s charm that many recent film lack.

This film is a guilty pleasure, and if you are in the mood for some raw and entertaining time, this is the flick to watch.

With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 70% and an IMDb of 6.9, Adventures in Babysitting is a fun crime comedy film worth checking out.

101 Dalmations

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If you are a fan of the 2021-released Cruella film, then 101 Dalmations is a must-watch for you. The plot follows the life of a Fashion Designer named Anita and her Husband- Roger.

As you might know, Cruella De Vil is a fashion buff herself, and she wants to use the fur of the Dalmations to make a coat. Talk about animal cruelty!

Well, Anita and Roger must stop the insane women from harming the pups of the Dalmatians. Released in 1996, 101 Dalmations is a fun and adventurous film.

The premise is surprisingly simple, and Glenn Close nailed it as an older version of Cruella De Vil. The film still can’t match the original Disney animated series but is a loyal live-action adaptation of the series.

Turner And Hooch

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Turner and Hooch is a 1989 crime comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode. The film utilizes its 1 hour and 37 minutes of runtime to tell a witty buddy cop story that is thoroughly entertaining.

Tom Hanks is undoubtedly excellent as the protagonist, and Beasley, the Dog, is adorable to watch in every scene.

He is a cop, and he is investigating a murder case. The only witness he has for this case is a drooling puppy.

Together they will uncover the mystery behind the crime and figure out who killed Hooch’s owner. Although the rotten tomatoes rating of this film is relatively low, what can you expect from a family crime comedy film?

It delivers some delightful and witty scenes, and the mystery is intriguing.

Baby’s Day Out

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Baby’s Day Out is a silly yet enjoyable crime adventure comedy film.It was released in 1994 with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes.

The story follows the life of three dumb and silly criminals. They decide to kidnap a baby, but things don’t go as expected.

They lose the baby they just kidnapped, and the fun begins. The kidnappers and the cops are searching for the baby, and the baby seems extremely lucky.

He drags them along half the city and makes the kidnappers pay in hilarious ways.

Although Baby’s Day Out didn’t perform well at the Box Office, it is still worth a watch only to see the kidnapped getting harassed by the kid.

This is an excellent home-alone parody-style film, and it deserves more appreciation. With an IMDb of 6.1, Baby’s Day Out is an enjoyable film to watch with friends and family.

Dadnapped

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Dadnapped is a 2009-released teen crime comedy film directed by Paul Hoen. The film follows the life of a 15 years old girl named Melissa.

Melissa is envious of a fictional character from her father’s bestselling book.She is always eager to gain attention from her already preoccupied father.

Due to a strange turn of events, her father is kidnapped by a group of dogmatic fans. The plot of Dadnapped revolves around a hostage situation.

The kidnappers’ leader has an elaborate plan to make Melissa write a new book and make money from it.

Fans adored Dadnapped upon its initial release but was unable to please critics. A book by the name Dadnapped: Junior Novel was adapted from the film and was released in the same year.

With an IMDb of 4.8, Dadnapped is a decent crime comedy film that teen comedy lovers can want.

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

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This is a beautiful 1992-released Christmas crime comedy film that was written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus.

Following its predecessor, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York continues the story of Kevin. One year has passed since Kevin was left home alone at Christmas.

He finds himself accidentally onboarding a flight to New York City and is once again separated from his family and relatives.

Kevin was supposed to go to Miami with his family, but now he is stuck in New York City. There he is met with two of his old enemies, and everything goes haywire.

His enemies have actually escaped from prison and are desperate to get revenge. Now it’s up to Kevin to face the Duo and get them arrested once again.

Just like its predecessor, Home Alone is an amazing adventure film with some hilarious antagonists. The criminals are maybe the most non-violent and pathetic villains ever to make it to the big screen, and that adds to the charm of the Home Alone franchise.

With an IMDb of 6.8, the movie is an absolutely nostalgic Christmas trip back down memory lane.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox is based on a novel by Roald Dahl and follows the life of a family man named Mr. Fox.

It is a 2009 stop-motion crime comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. The plot features a lot of violence and scheming as Mr. Fox returns to his instinctual ways of stealing.

Due to his animal instincts, he finds himself trapped by three farmers who want to kill him eventually. Fantastic Mr. Fox presents us with a simplistic yet enjoyable story, and the plot follows the novel to the T.

If you have read the book, you can skip this one as it sticks to the original material and doesn’t bring many new things to the table.

With that said, it is still fun to see the artistic stop motion that brings the characters to life.

The casting choice is perfect, and George Clooney, Willian Dafoe, and Bill Murrey seem to be having an amazing time with the script. The film delves into some beautiful topics like responsibility and teamwork.

With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 93% and an IMDb of 7.9, Fantastic Mr. Fox is an absolute must-watch for fans of this genre.

Inspector Gadget 2

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The sequel to the original Inspector Gadget continues to explore the life of its Tech based superhero.

The city’s officials have decided to replace Inspector Gadget with an updated model named the Comely G2.

With the escape of the Antagonist, Mr. Claw, The new Inspector Gadget is tasked to contain him once again and protect the city from his evil plans.

Due to G2’s Gadgetry glitches, John Brown must step up to the opportunity.

Just like its predecessor, Inspector Gadget is a decent watch for the 1980s animated series fans by the same name.

The film does have its funny moments, and the plot provides some interesting sequences. Overall, Inspector Gadget is fun if you can tolerate goofiness in a crime film.

Home Alone 3

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Home Alone 3 is the Directorial debut of Raja Gosnell. It is a 1997 family comedy film involving some hilarious criminals.

Macaulay Culkin, who used to play Kevin in the original film and its sequel, refused to play the role, so the lead actors were replaced with a fresh cast.

This movie can be considered a soft reboot of the franchise and treads a similar route as the original.

The film lacks the original’s charisma, but it still offers something new for Home Alone fans. Some thieves have a top-secret computer chip in our eight years old protagonist’s toy cars.

They intend to help a terrorist group in their plan, and Alex decides to stop these criminals from accomplishing their goal.

The recast actors do their part well, but the lack of Macauley Culin is dearly felt in the film, and the rotten tomatoes scores justify the audience dissatisfaction Home Alone 3 is still a fun time if you are a fan of the original.

Blank Check

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Black Check is a fun crime Comedy film released in the year 1994 by Walt Disney Pictures.

It tells the story of 12 years old kid named Preston Waters, played by Brian Bonsall. A crook gives him a black check after nearly running over the boy’s bike.

Peston dreadfully makes out the check for one million dollars which he unhesitatingly cashes. As Preston is enjoying this ordeal, the crook realizes his mistakes and takes the help of the FBI to track down the boy. Will a person learn the real value of money?

Watch the Black Check right now on Disney+ to find out what the future holds for Preston.

Black Check has a Home Alone type of vibe, so the fans of Home Alone might find it very enjoyable, and you get to see a 12-year-old kid enjoy his first million dollars.

He buys a lot of crazy things you can expect from a young kid, like a Big Villa with a swimming pool, Go-karts, and water slides.

With an IMDb of 5.2, Blank Check is definitely worth checking out for some fun time.

Max Keeble’s Big Move

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Released in the year 2001, Max Keeble’s Big Move is a 1 hour and 26 m, minutes long family crime comedy film.

It is collaboratively written by David L. Watts, James Greer, Mark Blackwell, and Jonathan Bernstein and Directed by Tim Hill.

The plot follows the life of a seventh grader named Max Keeble. Max is bullied on the first day of school and feels low because of it.

Soon he finds out that he is moving to a new city. So he decides to start getting revenge on everyone that has bullied him before he leaves the town.

Max causes havoc around him and makes the bully miserable, but he finds out that he is not actually moving after all. Now he must face the consequences of the mayhem that he so willingly caused.

The premise deals with the idea of not having any consequences for our actions, and that in itself is a good enough reason to watch this film.

The plot is funny, and there are many sub-arcs to the film, which keeps you involved till the end to see what becomes of Max’s actions.

With an IMDb of 5.4, Max Keeble’s Big Move offers us an interesting plot that is fun to follow.

Millions

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Millions is a 2004 crime comedy-drama film directed by Danny Boyle. The movie follows the life of a nine years old kid named Damian.

He finds a bag filled with money in his backyard, which he and his brother Anthony decides to spend without their father’s approval.

This is a tale that deals with the protagonist’s own morality as he attempts to spend it in a more altruistic way.

The folks around start to pay attention to the news of the loot, and Damian finds himself in a rather tricky situation.

The film is filled with soaring imagination, joy, and laughter and the mystery elements are also present here. Millions are wonderfully uplifting and manage to be quirky at times.

With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 88% and an IMDb of 6.8, It is a perfect film to watch with your family this Christmas.

Get A Clue

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Get A Clue is a Disney Channel original movie. It was released in 2002 and starred Lindsay Lohan(as Lexy Gold).

Lexy is a spoiled rich teenage high school student. She loves to get the most entertaining stories for her high school gossip column.

A picture that she posts causes a series of mysterious events to occur and eventually causes a teacher to go missing.

Together with her friend Jack, she embarks on a quest to investigate the matter, only to find herself getting caught up in something bigger.

Get a Clue is an amazing coming-of-age mystery investigation type of film. The premise is intriguing, and the plot does allow for some witty one-liners.

The plot of the movie has some plot holes and missing pieces, but if you can get along with it, you are sure to have fun.

The Suite Life Movie

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This film is for all the fans of Disney’s Series The Suite Life of Jack and Cody.

If you haven’t delved into the life of Jack and Cody, you can start with The Suite Life Movie. It’s an amazingly witty, funny family comedy movie with a mysterious twist.

Jack’s brother Cody gets an opportunity to attend a high-tech center that studies the connection between twins.

Zac and Cody realize they are connected in a way they never thought possible. Using their newfound knowledge, they deal with an imminent danger that is facing them.

The Suite Life Movie is a rather underrated movie, yet it is absolutely adorable. The dynamics between the twins and their growing affection are definitely the best part of this film.

It’s weird and cheezy at times, but that’s what’s so charming about these Disney original films. If you haven’t checked out The Suite Life Movie yet, you can watch it right now with a subscription to Disney+.

Sister Act

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Sister Act is yet another funny crime comedy film that managed to make this list. It was written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Emile Ardolino.

It made its way to the big screen in the summer of 1992, and the film follows the life of a nightclub singer named Deloris Van Cartier, played by Whoopi Goldberg.

Deloris is forced to take refuge in a convent because a mob is after her. All of this ordeal is because she is a sole witness of a mob murder.

She is in protective custody in a San Francisco Convent. Whoopi kills it as the protagonist, and all the supporting cast are equally fun to follow.

Sister Act does start a bit slow, but it eventually catches up, and the audience gets to witness a surprisingly amazing story.

Sister Act reminds us that we must give others our friendship, love, and compassion. With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 74% and an IMDb score of 6.5, Sister Act is a must-watch for all crime comedy film lovers.

Emil And The Detectives

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Emil And The Detectives is a mystery-filled family drama film.

This intriguing classic was released in the year 1964 and had a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. The story is set in Germany and follows the life of Emil, who goes to Berlin during the Weimer Republic.

Emil sees his grandmother with a lot of money and is offered candies by a stranger that makes him asleep. The money is gone, so Emil forms a pack with a group of detectives to get the money back.

Based on a book by Erich Kastner, Emil, and the Detectives is a beautifully crafted drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The movie is, at times, way too silly for its own good and the child actors did a decent job.

With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 100% and an IMDb score of 6.2, Emil And The Detective is a classic crime comedy flick.

Inspector Gadget

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Inspector Gadget is a silly yet enjoyable superhero crime comedy film released in the year 1999.

It is a relatively shorter film with a runtime of only 78 minutes. The plot revolves around the life of a bumbling security guard named John Brown.

John is badly injured due to an explosion caused by an Evil mastermind. To salvage what was left of him, a leading robotics surgeon replaces his limbs with futuristic gadgets and Tech.

John has 14000 unique and useful Gadgets in his arsenal now, which makes him a sort of cybernetic superhero. John Brown is famously pegged as Inspector Gadget by the press.

Along with his adorable Dog and niece, he goes on a quest to discover who caused the explosion that altered his life so much.

The film is based on the animated television series from the 1980s and has its fair share of humor and intrigue.

If you are a fan of the original animated series, you can check out Inspector Gadget right now on Disney+.

The Rescuers Down Under

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The Rescuers Down Under is a beautifully animated film released in the year 1990. This Adventure crime comedy film follows an Australian boy named Cody. He rescues and frees a rare golden eagle from a trap.

In order to capture the rare Eagle, a poacher decides to kidnap Cody. A Top mouse is assigned to the case when the other animals decide to contact the rescue aid society of Newyork city.

With the help of a local Kangaroo, the officers from the New York Rescue Aid Society must rescue Cody from the claws of the poacher.

The animation of Walt Disney movies is second to none, and The Rescuers Down Under is no different.

The film has a beautifully distinct visual style and excellent performances by the Voice actors The Rescuers Down Under, with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 71% and an IMDB score of 6.8, which is a must-watch for all crime drama lovers.

Muppets Most Wanted

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In the mood for some musical crime comedy film, Muppets Most Wanted has got you covered. Released in the year 2014, It is the 8th theatrical Muppets film.

The Muppets have a new manager, and he persuades the Muppets to go on a World Tour.

Kermit the Frog has a bad feeling about this, and he is proven right when Constantine takes Kermit’s place after escaping the prison.

It’s a kid-friendly movie, and if you are a fan of the Muppets franchise, you will find yourself thoroughly enjoying its 8th installment.

The film has several nods to the original Tv series and is filled with the typical Muppets humor, which is only a good thing in my mind.

With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 80% and an IMDb score of 6.4, This is a quintessential watch for all the Muppets fans.

The Great Muppet Caper

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The second installment to the ever-growing Muppet franchise, The Great Muppet Caper, is a beautifully made musical heist comedy film.

It was released in the year 1981 and followed along with Kermie and Fozzie’s trip to London.

They are visiting London to interview Lady Holiday because her invaluable Diamond necklace has been stolen.

Now it is up to them to find the culprit and return her necklace. Since Peggy is being accused of the crime, Kermit and the company has to clear her name too.

This is one of the best Muppets movies, and it does justice to its predecessor by being similarly hilarious and fun.

The film’s tone is intriguing, and the plot is well thought out. With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 75% and an IMDb score of 7.1, The Great Muppet Caper is an enjoyable crime comedy film.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a beautiful amalgamation of live-action and animation.

In this 1988 Crime comedy film, we follow the life of Toon Roger, who suspects that his wife is having an affair with Marvin.

To investigate the matter further, he hires a detective named Eddie Valiant.But to everyone’s surprise, Marvin is found dead, and Roger is framed as the culprit.

The wicked Judge Doom vows to destroy Roger Rabbits’ life. Now Roger is stuck and will need to figure out a way to clear his name and escape the clays of Judge Doom.

Being one of the most iconic Live Action/Animation films, Who Framed Roger Rabbit deserves applause for creating a world where both cartoons and humans live together.

The ultimate collaborative efforts between Stephen Spielberg and Disney Pictures proved to be a joyous experience for the fans of cinema.

It is a love letter to the golden age of animation, and the Film Noir vibes suit the style perfectly.

With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 97% and an IMDb of 7.7, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a must-watch for every crime movie fan.

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