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The list contains the best, new and most relevant criminal heroes movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting and stylized films and TV shows about / with criminal heroes, crimes, crime, murder, gangsters, betrayal, storytelling, redemption, violence and chases and races plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as criminal heroes: Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), Gentlemen of Fortune (1971), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Death Race (2008), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Papillon (1973), The Family (2013), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Whisper (2007).
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The Shawshank Redemption
Crime, Drama
USA
142 min.
 9.3
Gentlemen of Fortune
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Soviet Union
88 min.
 8.5
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Gotti
Biography, Crime, Drama
Canada, USA
112 min.
 4.7
Suicide Squad
Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
USA
123 min.
 6.1

List of criminal heroes movies

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, greed, brutality, complex characters, father son relationship, life is a bitch, orphan, happy ending, runaway, disability
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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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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, hostages, danger, criminal heroes, murder, death, crimes, supernatural, deadly creature, female vampire, bar fight, family relations ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, mexico, usa
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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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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, ex husband ex wife relationship, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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 6.4
 182K
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, year 2012, 2010s
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The Shawshank Redemption
Genre: Crime, 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
 106K
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: latin america, atlantic ocean
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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, atlanta georgia, egypt, europe ...
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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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Suicide Squad
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, 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, heroic mission, criminal heroes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pentagon, louisiana, usa, washington d.c.
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 6.2
 47K
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, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, crime gone awry, tough heroes, chases and races, one man army, dishonesty, chase, heist, rivalry, kidnapping, daring rescue ...
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: crime, gangsters, police corruption, organized crime, mafia, mentor, heroin, rise and fall, gangster, corruption, undercover cop, violence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1968 ...
Place: new york, new jersey, harlem, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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 6.3
 35K
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: suspenseful, exciting, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, murder, on the run, robbery, chases and races, criminal heroes, murderous pair, cons and scams, homecoming, dishonesty, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
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 8.9
 1.5M
Pulp Fiction
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, talky, clever, stylized, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, violence, redemption, hitman, cult, gory, gunfight, gangster, organized crime, plot twist, crime gone awry, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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25th Hour
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: talky, realistic, bleak, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: crime, friendship, redemption, betrayal, prison, guilt, freedom, drugs, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Boondock Saints
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, stylized, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vigilantism, irish, mafia, vigilante, organized crime, violence, justice, gunfight, insanity, revenge, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 3K
Panjaa
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The story begins in Kolkata and here the mafia don Bhagawan (Jackie shroff) is ruling the roost. He has a loyal aide in the form of Jai who keeps protecting him from many dangers.. Kulakarni (Atul Kulakarni) is the rival of Bhagavan. Jai has a ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, fall in love, love and romance, gang war, environmentalist, confrontation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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The Show Must Go On
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: With middle age creeping up on him, the life and achievements of amiable, mid-level Korean gangster Kang In-gu are about due for an objective assessment. He’s certainly not in top streetfighting form anymore, and the young thugs under his command ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, touching
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, crimes, gang, parents and children, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, rivalry, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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 6.7
 252
Silent Voice
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman wants to meet her son’s murderer. A sixteen-year-old girl who has crossed paths with a young hoodlum needs an adult to accompany her to the prison visiting room. A young medical supplies delivery man is offered a deal to take the ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, redemption, prison, confined, hopes, switching roles, teenage love, haunted by the past, prison life, crimes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, marseille
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Cleaners
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Roxie and Veronica are two gorgeous young women - who also happen to be highly trained contract killers. While on an errand for their boss, an unpleasant surprise in the trunk of their car turns this lethal pair into hunted targets.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hitman, criminal heroes, crime, chase, woman in danger, chases and races, crimes, danger, partners, police investigation, murderous pair, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Lord of the Skies
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the 1990s, these are the life and times of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, a man who became the head of the Juárez cartel. Nicknamed “El Señor de los Cielos” (Lord of the Skies) because of the large fleet of airplanes he used to transport ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, master criminal, rise to the top, drug trafficking, ambition, drug cartel, drug lord, generosity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.0
 779
D.N. Angel
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: D.N.Angel is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yukiru Sugisaki. The ongoing manga premiered in Japan in the Kadokawa Shoten shōjo magazine Monthly Asuka in November 1997. The series went on an extended hiatus after the August 2005 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: criminal heroes, adventure, master criminal, secret identity, split personality, teenage love, chases and races, crimes, escapades, coming of age, supernatural ability, teenage life ...
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Easy Money II: Hard to Kill
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: JW is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, on the run, chases and races, rivalry, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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Arizona Raiders
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Murphy plays an ex-Quantrill's Raider who's released from jail with buddy Cooper to be deputized as Arizona Rangers in order to hunt down the remnant of the gang, rumored to he hiding out in a town "neer dee border" in the words ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, old west, fugitives, desert, adventure, gang, small town, lone wolves, lovers on the run, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Place: arizona, tucson arizona
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Mexican Gangster
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Johnny Sun is a Mexican American with a white mother and Mexican dad. He witnesses his parents murder and gets his revenge years later, leading to a hard life as a gangster in drugs and smuggling. He tries to keep his borther from the life and finds ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, urban ghetto, crime, gang, going straight, siblings relations, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 4.7
 3K
Gotti
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, parents and children, ambition, crimes, family relations, godfather, loyalty, organized crime, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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