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, rough, stylized, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with criminal heroes, crimes, crime, gangsters, organized crime, gangster, murder, corruption, profanity and gun plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as criminal heroes: Public Enemies (2009), Snatch (2000), The Drop (2014), Scarface (1983), Brigada (2002), The Sopranos (1999), The Godfather (1972), Casino (1995), Money Heist (2017), The Take (2009).

List of criminal heroes movies

 7.0
 286K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, group of criminals, chase, shooting, crime, organized crime, crimes, legendary ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, tucson arizona, south dakota ...
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 8.3
 794K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, gambling, crimes, heist, disorder, master criminal, nothing goes right, twists & turns, graphic violence, underground fighting, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
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 7.1
 145K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, organized crime, robbery, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, danger, fall in love, bar, crime, hitman, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, usa, massachusetts
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 8.3
 758K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mafia, cocaine, mob boss, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gunfight, drug cartel, rise and fall, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
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 8.4
 10K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: mafia, organized crime, crimes, criminal heroes, russian mafia, gang, russian, mob boss, crime boss, gangsters, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 9.2
 310K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: cynical, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, dark humor, criminal heroes, killings, crimes, family relations, family life, psychiatrist, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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 9.2
 1.7M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, greed, gang war, crimes, lawyer, cosa nostra, mob boss, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
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 8.2
 474K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, rough, clever, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, casino, rise and fall, crime, criminal heroes, greed, crimes, fbi, gangsters, blind ambition, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1973 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, kansas city, chicago illinois ...
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: witty, clever, cynical, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, nothing goes right, disorder, criminal heroes, crimes, heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crime, chaos and mayhem, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england
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 8.3
 311K
Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: To carry out the biggest heist in history, a mysterious man called The Professor recruits a band of eight robbers who have a single characteristic: none of them has anything to lose. Five months of seclusion - memorizing every step, every detail, ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, intense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: heist, perfect crime, bank robbery, master criminal, hostage situation, professor, stockholm syndrome, criminal heroes, plot twist, hostage, planning, strategy ...
Place: spain, madrid, thailand
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 7.8
 8K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, betrayal, crime, respect, power struggle, relatives, ex convict, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
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 8.8
 362K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, mob boss, crimes, determination, power struggle, cruelty, rivalry, mafia, crime boss ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, heist, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, murderous pair, chase, fugitives, love and romance, on the road, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, missouri, dallas texas ...
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 6.4
 91K
Revolver (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, group of criminals, crime, cons and scams, ex convict, mob boss, crimes, chess, cash, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, tense, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, smuggling, crime boss, businessman, politician, corruption, americana, ambitious ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, chicago illinois, new york ...
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 7.1
 6K
Bummer (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of ...
Style: tense, serious, road movie, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, russian mafia, crimes, gangsters, disorder, corrupt law enforcer, dishonesty, intrigue, crime gone awry, on the run, chases and races, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: russia
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 8.7
 31K
Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, rivalry, crimes, crime, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, gang war, mob boss, social decay, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
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 8.0
 123K
Papillon (1973)
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, tense, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, runaway, human spirit, false accusation, criminal heroes, prison life, life sentence, solitary, escape attempt, adventure, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
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La Reina del Sur (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, rise to the top, cocaine, power struggle, mafia, life is a bitch, rivalry, vengeance, organized crime, smuggling, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, europe, morocco
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 7.7
 525K
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, humorous ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, thief, cons and scams, perfect crime, outsmarting, scheme, casino, group of criminals, crimes, crime, con artists, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, atlantic city, los angeles, atlantic city new jersey ...
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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: controversial, sadistic, atmospheric, brutal, cult film ...
Plot: dark humor, violence, mass murder, serial killer, psychopath, murderous pair, sadism, violence spree, criminal heroes, insanity, cruelty, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, nevada, new mexico, arizona, london ...
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Blind Man's Bluff (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is a shot in the head. There are more than 20 Russian-movie ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, frame up, criminal heroes, deadly, police corruption, crimes, rivalry, crime gone awry, psychopath, gangsters, drug dealing, brat ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
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Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: neo noir, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, russian mafia, mob boss, criminal heroes, murder, russian, investigation, organized crime, criminal's revenge, diary, crimes, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, st. petersburg russia, scotland yard
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 7.6
 297K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most ...
Style: clever, cynical, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealer, arms dealing, corruption, smuggling, cold war, millionaire, interpol, human nature, rise and fall, criminal heroes, greed, pride and honor ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
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Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: rough, stylized, tense, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, revenge, organized crime, gang war, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, courage, racial slur, army, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.5
 3K
Corleone (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Il Capo dei Capi (The Boss of the Bosses) is a six-part Italian miniseries which debuted on Canale 5 between October and November 2007. It tells the story of Salvatore Riina, alias Totò u Curtu, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Riina is played ...
Style: rough, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, cosa nostra, crimes, mafia, bribery, notoriety, cat and mouse, organized crime, corruption, prison, murder ...
Time: 40s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: epic, melancholic, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, murder, torture, prohibition, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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Gentlemen of Fortune (1971)
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: witty, humorous, funny, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: cons and scams, criminal heroes, lookalikes, hidden identity, crimes, crime, criminal gang, disguise, escape, kindergarten, undercover, petty criminal ...
Time: 70s
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia
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Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This South African movie tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld. After cutting his teeth on hijacking, before moving onto bigger game, an ambitious man hits a setback when most of his gang are shot.
Style: epic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang war, drug lord, drug dealing, group of criminals, thief, buddies, ambition, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
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 7.1
 227K
Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, monster, dark hero, space travel, one man army, mysterious planet, anti hero, survival, outer space, alien encounter, tough heroes, evil alien ...
Time: future
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