Movies like Criminal 2004

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Criminal (2004)
 6.4
 10K
Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new associate, but needs money to help out his ill father. The situation becomes more complicated when Rodrigo falls for Gaddis' sister, Valerie, drawing another player into the game.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, humorous, realistic, witty, surprise ending, tricky, psychological, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, con artists, crimes, manipulation, partners, manipulations, crime gone awry, perfect crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, petty criminal, cons and scams, small time, concierge, twists & turns, plot twist, justice, visceral, mastermind, profanity, con men, caper, casino, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina

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Most similar movies to Criminal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, twists and turns, clever and suspense films with plots about crime, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, cons and scams, greed and twists & turns mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Criminal: Confidence (2003), Nine Queens (2000), Shade (2003), The Art of the Steal (2013), The Perfect Host (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 33K
Confidence (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, disorder, mastermind, con artists, con men, deception, group of criminals, heroin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 49K
Nine Queens (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An Argentinian crime drama revolving around a sheet of rare stamps (the Nine Queens).
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cheating, scam, thief, forgery, money, police, partner, plot twist, swindle, crime, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: argentina, venezuela, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.3
 12K
Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Art of the Steal (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Crunch Calhoun, a third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief, teams up with his snaky brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. But it's not just about the book for Crunch — he's keen to rewrite some ...
Style: exciting, humorous, tricky, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, gang, art, forgery, border crossing, motorcycle, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, detroit, warsaw poland, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Perfect Host (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, twist ending, intense, surprise ending ...
Plot: dinner party, hidden identity, twists & turns, mind game, crimes, human nature, rivalry, chases and races, on the run, heist, photo album, intercom ...
Place: usa, los angeles, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 122K
Matchstick Men (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, realistic, sentimental, neurotic ...
Plot: cons and scams, twists & turns, con artists, bank vault, criminal, crime, crimes, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, psychiatrist, con men ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.7
 23K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, tense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: perfect crime, heist, cons and scams, collector, crime gone awry, verbal byplay, disorder, dishonesty, partners, caper, employer employee relationship, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Leaves of Grass (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ivy League professor returns home, where his pot-growing twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.
Style: intellectual, humorous, realistic, exciting, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, profanity, twins, road trip, twin brother, crimes, crime, siblings relations, drug dealing, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Ice Harvest (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: stripper, betrayal, christmas, femme fatale, murder, strip club, crime, crimes, gangsters, nothing goes right, dishonesty, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.8
 4K
Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, partners, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, disorder, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 25K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious, intense ...
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, con artists, manipulation, crimes, crime, couples, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, nudity (full frontal - brief), cheating ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 33K
Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, crime, crimes, blackmail, one last job, gunfight, neo noir, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 20K
House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, gambling, cheating, psychiatrist, crimes, crime, betrayal, cards, cons and scams, psychologist, mastermind, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 38K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murderous pair, brother sister incest, cons and scams, criminal heroes, on the run, homecoming, crimes, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, cynical, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: neo noir, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, manipulation, cons and scams, nothing goes right, manipulations, dishonesty, disorder, small town, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 505K
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to ...
Style: witty, clever, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, scheme, thief, casino, outsmarting, group of criminals, crime, buddies, crimes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, chicago illinois, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 5K
Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, comedy of errors, manipulation, dishonesty, cons and scams, manipulations, disorder, salesman, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Learning Curve (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Paul and Georgia are lovers, soul mates...and partners in crime. But when this duplicitous duo tries to dupe the wrong man, they are ensnared in a world more dangerous than they could ever have imagined. Seduced into working for him on dangerous ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, tense, suspenseful
Plot: bar, murderous pair, betrayal, deadly, lovers on the run, criminal's revenge, manipulations, love and romance, crimes, criminal heroes, rise to the top, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 26K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crimes, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, buddies, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 352K
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, entertaining, intellectual, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, twists & turns, con artists, perfect crime, crimes, crime, thief, buddies, rivalry, jail, greed, goon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, rome italy, amsterdam, europe, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 60K
Runner Runner (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, casino, mind game, fbi, ambition, manipulation, temptation, manipulations, boss and employee, computers and web, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s
Place: costa rica, puerto rico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 11K
Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, captivating, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crimes, crime, life turned upside down, drug use, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 7K
Mo' Money (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him into the big leagues of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: credit card, cons and scams, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, investigation, reluctant partners, chase, african american, con artists ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 236K
The Sting (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, witty, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, gambling, bet, mentor, crimes, crime, casino, deception, friends, mob boss, rivals ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 65K
The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, casino, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, dishonesty, race against time, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, nevada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 41K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, gloomy, contemplative, tense, serious ...
Plot: gambling, casino, blackmail, neo noir, ransom, prostitute, crime, crimes, christmas, betrayal, waiter, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 109K
Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: psychological, twist ending, mind bending, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, neo noir, dishonesty, crimes, heist, disorder, mind control, art theft, memory loss, manipulation, amnesia, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, crimes, crime, cons and scams, robbery, trial, disguise, gang, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, brat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 2K
The Swindle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, casino, heist, cons and scams, crimes, crime, disorder, intrigue, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, hidden identity, forgery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 17K
Made (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, funny, talky ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, crime, nothing goes right, cons and scams, disorder, partners, buddies, dishonesty, crime boss, bad temper, money laundering ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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