Top 10 awesome movies like The Criminal Code that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching The Criminal Code and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of Howard Hawks, Walter Huston and Phillips Holmes . Here goes the list -

  1. Virtue
  2. Gang War
  3. Counsel for Crime
  4. The Past of Mary Holmes
  5. X Marks the Spot
  6. A Free Soul
  7. Dance, Fools, Dance
  8. Internes Can't Take Money
  9. Manhattan Melodrama
  10. Taxi
  1. Virtue

    Virtue

    A relationship gradually develops between a savvy New York street girl and a good-hearted cab driver, but other matters keep getting in their way, including financial problems and a murder.

    This movie, created by Edward Buzzell, Carole Lombard and Pat OBrien, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Crime | Drama

  2. Gang War

    Gang War

    This movie, created by Bert Glennon, Olive Borden and Jack Pickford, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Crime | Drama

  3. Counsel for Crime

    Counsel for Crime

    Law school graduate Paul Maddox, adopted son of Senator Robert Maddox, accepts an offer to join the law firm of William "Bill" Mellon, brilliant but unscrupulous criminal attorney. Mrs. Maddox is actually Paul's real mother, although neither the Senator nor Paul know it, and Bill Mellon is his father. Yes, it is one of "those" plots. Paul is at first critical of Mellon's sharp practices, but he relents when Ann McItyre convinces him it's all within the law, a fact most law school graduates would have learned in law school. Gambler Georgie Evans comes to Mellon and tells him he has just killed Harrison, another underworld character, and insists it was in self defense. Mellon coaches Evans in how to tell his story to the police, then sends him to police headquarters to give himself up, and then assigns Paul to follow up on the case. While Evans and Paul are on separate routes to the police station, Evans stops by Harrison's and kills him under circumstances corresponding with Mellon's fool-proof alibi version already supplied before the act. Truly a good example of why it is best to consult an attorney before committing a rash act. Mellon learns of this post-dated action but, for a large sum of money from Evans, agrees to have his firm represent him and assigns Paul the task. Paul, of course, wins Evans an acquittal. Paul later learns that the killing was committed after Evans had retained Mellon and quits the firm. Paul's moral snit does not extend past the point of allowing his adopted-father's influence getting him appointed Assistant District Attorney. Paul begins a probe against malpractice in the law profession, and Mellon hires Mitchell to dig up scandal on state officials sponsoring the probe. Mitchell does this even better than Mellon anticipated, especially when he comes back with the truth about Paul actually being Mrs. Maddox' own son. When Mitchell refuses to give up the papers with the proof, he and Mellon struggle and Mitchell dies from a shot from his own gun. Mellon is charged with murder and Paul is the prosecutor. Will Paul send his real Pa to jail for life?

    This movie, created by John Brahm, Otto Kruger and Douglass Montgomery, scores 5.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Crime | Drama

  4. The Past of Mary Holmes

    The Past of Mary Holmes

    An alcoholic former opera singer (Helen MacKellar) resents the promising career of her son (Eric Linden) and his recent engagement to an actress (Jean Arthur).

    This movie, created by Harlan Thompson, Helen MacKellar and Eric Linden, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Crime | Drama

  5. X Marks the Spot

    X Marks the Spot

    The story begins in 1923 where after an accident, a newspaper reporter needs to raise $5,000 to pay for an operation, otherwise his young sister will be crippled for life. The desperate reporter is finally able to get the cash from a shady acquaintance, Riggs. Eight years later in New York, circumstances conspire to place the reporter as the number one suspect in the murder of a showgirl. With no witness or alibi, the reporter devises a plan to smoke out the real culprit. A meeting is arranged under the cover of night and to the surprise of both men, the murderer is Riggs. Out of gratitude for past generosity to his sister, the reporter agrees not to expose Riggs, however unwittingly leads the police to him! Riggs is found guilty, and a dramatic scene in the courthouse ensues.

    This movie, created by Erle C. Kenton, Lew Cody and Sally Blane, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Crime | Drama

  6. A Free Soul

    A Free Soul

    An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.

    This movie, created by Clarence Brown, Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Romance | Drama

    You can watch this on Vudu, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video and Youtube.

  7. Dance, Fools, Dance

    Dance, Fools, Dance

    After the death of her father and loss of the family fortune, Bonnie gets a job as a cub reporter while her brother becomes involved in bootlegging.

    This movie, created by Harry Beaumont, Joan Crawford and Lester Vail, scores 6.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Crime | Drama

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes, Google Play Movies, Youtube and Amazon Video.

  8. Internes Can't Take Money

    Internes Can't Take Money

    In his first film, young Dr. Kildare helps a female ex-con find her child.

    This movie, created by Alfred Santell, Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Crime | Drama

  9. Manhattan Melodrama

    Manhattan Melodrama

    The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

    This movie, created by W.S. Van Dyke, Clark Gable and William Powell, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Romance | Drama

    You can watch this on Youtube, Fandangonow, Microsoft Store, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play Movies and Apple Itunes.

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  10. Taxi

    Taxi

    Independent cab drivers struggling against a taxi company consortium find a leader in Matt Nolan.

    This movie, created by Roy Del Ruth, James Cagney and Loretta Young, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Romance | Crime | Drama

    You can watch this on Microsoft Store and Amazon Video.

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