Crime film

Crime cinema, in the broadest sense, is a cinematic genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre. Films of this genre generally involve various aspects of crime and its detection. Stylistically, the genre may overlap and combine with many other genres, such as drama or gangster film, but also include comedy, and, in turn, is divided into many sub-genres, such as mystery, suspense or noir.

Source of plots

Crime films are often based on or are adaptations of plays or novels. For example, the 1957 film version of Witness for the Prosecution is an adaptation of a 1953 stage play of that name, which is in turn based on Agatha Christie's short story, originally published in 1933. The film version was remade in 1982, and there have been other adaptations. However, each of these media has its own advantages and limitations, which in the case of cinema is the time constraint.

Other Languages
العربية: فيلم جريمة
azərbaycanca: Detektiv filmi
български: Криминален филм
Deutsch: Kriminalfilm
español: Cine policíaco
français: Film policier
Frysk: Misdiefilm
한국어: 범죄 영화
Հայերեն: Քրեական ֆիլմ
Bahasa Indonesia: Film kejahatan
italiano: Cinema giallo
עברית: סרט פשע
Кыргызча: Детектив фильм
Nederlands: Misdaadfilm
português: Filme policial
română: Film polițist
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kriminalistički film
svenska: Kriminalfilm
Türkçe: Suç filmi
Tiếng Việt: Phim tội phạm
中文: 犯罪片