Criminal heroes movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant criminal heroes movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough and entertaining films and TV shows about / with criminal heroes, crimes, crime, betrayal, dishonesty, murder, storytelling, violence, corruption and runaway plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as criminal heroes: Robin Hood (2006), Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), Deadfall (2012), Gentlemen of Fortune (1971), Drug War (2012), Ruby & Quentin (2003), Blood Ties (2013), Plastic (2014), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Brigada (2002).
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The Shawshank Redemption
Drama
USA
142 min.
 9.3
Narcos
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Colombia, USA
49 min.
 8.9
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Gotti
Biography, Crime, Drama
Canada, USA
112 min.
 4.9

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 7.5
 15K
Robin Hood
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Robin Hood is a British television programme, produced by independent production company Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One, with co-funding from the BBC America cable television channel in the United States. Based on the traditional stories of ...
Style: exciting, based on legend, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: criminal heroes, folk hero, robin hood, adventure, legends and myths, archery, fighting the system, righting the wronged, romance, escapades, injustice, sheriff ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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Gone in Sixty Seconds
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly ...
Style: exciting, suspense, entertaining, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, crime, criminal heroes, race against time, master criminal, car thief, cars, organized crime, gangsters, danger, betrayal, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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How Viktor "The Garlic" Took Alexey "The Stud" to the Nursing Home
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viktor spends his free time trawling bars with ladies of questionable repute, from where he is picked up by a wife he doesn’t love, the mother of a child they never planned. Viktor himself was abandoned by his own father, his mother then committed ...
Style: emotional, surprise ending, realistic, suspense
Plot: criminal heroes, brutality, greed, father son relationship, complex characters, happy ending, orphan, life is a bitch, disability, runaway
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 6.3
 36K
Deadfall
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, suspense, tense, tricky ...
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, murderous pair, cons and scams, crimes, partners, on the run, robbery, twists & turns, violence, redemption, stylish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan
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Gentlemen of Fortune
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: criminal heroes, impersonating, cons and scams, criminal gang, disguise, secret agent, crime, hidden identity, lookalikes, expedition, petty criminal, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, kindergarten, russia
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 7.0
 8K
Drug War
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, working undercover, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, law enforcement, whistleblower, mole, recruit, drug cartel, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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 7.1
 24K
Ruby & Quentin
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy ...
Style: humorous, funny, captivating, exciting, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french, chase, criminal heroes, crime, unlikely friendships, crazy, bank robbery, unlikely partners, mentor, justice, prison escape, odd couple ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, poland, argentina
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 6.5
 17K
Blood Ties
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
Style: serious, tense, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, family relations, family problems, brother brother relationship, betrayal, dishonesty, family reunited, drugs/alcohol, police, flashback, gunshot wound ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The horror and crime thriller genres collide in this new original series from Robert Rodriguez, based on his cult grindhouse classic about bank-robbing brothers on the run, a lawman bent on bringing them to justice, the devout family caught in the ...
Style: scary, rough, stylized, brutal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, hostages, danger, criminal heroes, death, murder, crimes, supernatural, deadly creature, bar fight, family relations, runaway ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, mexico, usa
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 6.0
 7K
Plastic
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sam & Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by sadistic gangster. They need to raise £5m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, heist, crimes, dishonesty, wealth, race against time, friends, male objectification, get rich quick scheme, greed ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, england, florida, miami
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From Dusk Till Dawn
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, entertaining, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, crime gone awry, brutality, plot twist, gory, criminal heroes, crime, hostage, stripper, priest, brothers, mexican american border ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america, dungeon
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 8.4
 8K
Brigada
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 750 min.
Story: Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gang, organized crime, buddies, friendship, crime, criminal heroes, political corruption, gangsters, rivalry, mafia, characters in danger, crime boss ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 8.9
 261K
Narcos
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug dealer, drug dealing, criminal heroes, master criminal, blind ambition, cia agent, rise to the top, crimes, police informant, hidden money, siege ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america
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O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, entertaining, road movie, surreal ...
Plot: prison escape, adventure, obsessive quest, runaway, treasure hunt, on the run, creativity, criminal heroes, ex spouse, rescue, gangster, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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 6.9
 2K
Rogue
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: "Rogue" revolves around Grace, a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, undercover, law enforcement, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, loss of son, working undercover, crime, murder, parents and children, cheating, who to trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 183K
Death Race
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chases and races, ex convict, prison, contests and competitions, survival, violence, corruption, betrayal, murder, racing, revenge ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012
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The Shawshank Redemption
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, realistic, talky, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, happy ending, false accusation, friendship, human spirit, adaptation, prison life, life sentence, wrongful imprisonment, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
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 8.0
 108K
Papillon
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Style: bleak, captivating, inspirational, tense, suspense ...
Plot: human spirit, prison escape, free spirit, runaway, survival, friendship, unlikely friendships, destiny, false accusation, character study, prison life, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean, latin america
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 6.3
 99K
The Family
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Style: dark humor, cynical, absurd, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, violence, hidden identity, starting over, fish out of water, family bonds, family relations, parents and children, family in danger, criminal heroes, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
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Catch Me If You Can
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, exciting, suspense, captivating, intense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, runaway, crime, adventure, manhunt, chase, special agents, con artists, unlikely criminals, fake identity, creativity, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1967
Place: usa, boston, europe, france, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.8
 8K
Whisper
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Convicted felon Max Truemont (played by Josh Holloway) is hired to execute a kidnapping of the son of one of the richest women in the state. Along with his fiancée Roxanne (played by Sarah Wayne Callies), Max joins two other strangers who were also ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: isolation, kidnapping, hostages, supernatural ability, confined, danger, crime gone awry, mind control, partners in crime, criminal heroes, evil child, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, maine
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 6.7
 29K
22 Bullets
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, violence, mafia, crime, murder, shooting, brutality, dark hero, justice, criminal heroes, chase, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
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Dzhentlmeny, Udachi!
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The remake of famous Russian comedy "Dzhentlmeny udachi" (1971).
Style: light, humorous, tense, exciting, absurd
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: working undercover, escapades, criminal heroes, doppelganger, chase, dishonesty, misfit, prison escape, danger, crimes, runaway, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 6.1
 492K
Suicide Squad
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.
Style: entertaining, absurd, comic, intense, ridiculous ...
Plot: superhero, dark hero, transformation, revenge, comics, secret mission, fight scenes, weapons, alter ego, villain turns good, adventure, supernatural ability ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pentagon, usa, louisiana, washington d.c.
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 8.0
 22K
Lilyhammer
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was ...
Style: atmospheric, witty, talky, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, business venture, culture clash, bar, crimes, criminal heroes, snitch, blackmail, lifestyle change, shooting, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Robin Hood comes home after fighting in the Crusades to learn that the noble King Richard is in exile and that the despotic King John now rules England, with the help of the Sheriff of Rottingham. Robin Hood assembles a band of fellow patriots to do ...
Style: humorous, absurd, satirical, funny, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: parody, farce, robin hood, folk hero, adventure, righting the wronged, arrow, friends, injustice, fall in love, fight scenes, conspiracy theory ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, egypt, new jersey, jerusalem, dungeon
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 7.5
 1K
The Method
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, serial killer, murder, female protagonist, brutality, life philosophy, father daughter relationship, human nature, dishonesty, moral ambiguity, uncover truth ...
Place: russia
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 6.2
 48K
Heartbreakers
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cons and scams, mother daughter relationship, farce, parents and children, manipulation, love story, manipulations, frame up, love and romance, divorce, dishonesty, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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 4.8
 6K
7 Seconds
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime gone awry, tough heroes, chases and races, one man army, dishonesty, chase, heist, rivalry, kidnapping, daring rescue, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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American Gangster
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, police corruption, organized crime, mafia, mentor, heroin, rise and fall, gangster, corruption, undercover cop, violence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, harlem, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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