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, clever and intense films and TV shows about / with criminal heroes, crime, crimes, gangsters, murder, corruption, gangster, violence, organized crime and shot to death 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: Brigada (2002), Bummer (2003), The Sopranos (1999), Snatch (2000), The Godfather (1972), Scarface (1983), Blind Man's Bluff (2005), Narcos (2015), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Drop (2014).

List of criminal heroes movies

 8.4
 9K
Brigada (2002)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: criminal heroes, gang, mafia, crimes, murder, gangsters, crime boss, organized crime, russian, buddies, mob boss, characters in danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, on the road, intrigue, crime gone awry, dishonesty, murder, bribery, on the run, crime, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: russia
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 9.2
 260K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: dark humor, serious, psychological, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, family life, killings, crimes, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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 8.3
 728K
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, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, master criminal, gambling, heist, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, bet, partners in crime, boxing, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, antwerp, england
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 9.2
 1.5M
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: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, family saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, greed, mob boss, lawyer, cosa nostra, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa ...
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 8.3
 675K
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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, cocaine, drug dealing, mafia, gunfight, rise and fall, mob boss, organized crime, drug cartel, criminal heroes, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
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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: dark humor, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, hitman, disorder, rivalry, police corruption, crimes, crime gone awry, frame up, drug dealing, society, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
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 8.8
 305K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug dealing, gangsters, drug dealer, smuggling, crimes, criminal heroes, master criminal, rise to the top, cartel, politics, cia agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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: captivating, touching, clever, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, life is a bitch, false accusation, prison life, life sentence, survival, corruption, confined, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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 7.1
 134K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: organized crime, bar, criminal heroes, robbery, criminal's revenge, danger, fall in love, crime, hitman, crimes, blackmail, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, new york, usa, massachusetts
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 6.4
 85K
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, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crime, ex convict, group of criminals, chess, mob boss, cash, gangsters, criminal's revenge, warning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.0
 264K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, chase, organized crime, legendary, special agents, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, romania, arizona, south dakota ...
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 8.2
 420K
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, clever, rough, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, rise and fall, crime, organized crime, criminal heroes, blind ambition, drug abuse, fbi, greed, gangsters, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, costa rica
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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, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, gang, criminal heroes, heist, crimes, on the road, chase, fugitives, murderous pair, love and romance, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, oklahoma, dallas texas ...
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 8.7
 24K
Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
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, gang war, urban ghetto life, crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, mob boss, social decay, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
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 6.5
 112K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gunfight, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, smuggling, robbery, crime, lone hero, danger, betrayal, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
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 7.9
 7K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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: crime, mafia, gangsters, betrayal, respect, power struggle, criminal heroes, relatives, crimes, mob boss, dishonesty, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
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 8.8
 221K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: tense, captivating, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, rivalry, mafia, society, rise to the top, family relations, crime, fighting crime, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england
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 9.5
 1.3M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, clever, serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, double life, crimes, peril, life is a bitch, family problems, desperation, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: 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: humorous, dark humor, exciting, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, disorder, heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crimes, crime, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, friends, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, london, england
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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: humorous, witty, funny, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, lookalikes, expedition, hidden identity, disguise, criminal gang, undercover, petty criminal, crime, impersonating, secret agent ...
Time: 70s
Place: kindergarten, soviet union, russia
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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mob boss, smuggling, criminal heroes, crimes, businessman, corruption, politician, americana, ambitious, crime boss ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, chicago illinois
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 8.5
 176K
Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
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: exciting, twists and turns, suspense, intense
Plot: bank robbery, perfect crime, master criminal, stockholm syndrome, thief, criminal heroes, heist, hostages, hostage situation, sexual tension, mentor, robbery ...
Place: spain, thailand
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 8.6
 658K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: drug dealing, gang, crimes, gang war, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes, street gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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 8.9
 1.7M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: dark humor, exciting, clever, interesting, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, hitman, crimes, gunfight, crime, criminal heroes, violence, twists & turns, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams, cocaine, overdose ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 6.3
 37K
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, tricky ...
Plot: cons and scams, murderous pair, criminal heroes, on the run, homecoming, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
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 4.8
 7K
7 Seconds (2005)
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: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, hostage, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
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, intense, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, master criminal, race against time, danger, blackmail, organized crime, crime, criminal heroes, partners, friends, one last job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.6
 280K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
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: cynical, clever, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, smuggling, arms dealing, arms dealer, millionaire, criminal heroes, cold war, human nature, crime, ambition, organized crime, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 2001, year 1991 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, beirut lebanon, latin america
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 6.3
 104K
The Family (2013)
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, parents and children, criminal heroes, fish out of water, hidden identity, family in danger, notoriety, starting over, dishonor among criminals, family relations, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
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