Unlikely criminals movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant unlikely criminals movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever, suspense and absurd films and TV shows about / with unlikely criminals, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, vengeance, revenge, mentor, catastrophe, brutality and dialogue plots mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unlikely criminals: Mad Money (2008), Breaking Bad (2008), Mikey (1992), Office Space (1999), Fun with Dick and Jane (1977), American Psycho (2000), Wild Tales (2014), Chance (2009), Bandidas (2006), Paulette (2012).

List of unlikely criminals movies

 5.8
 22K
Mad Money (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: heist, cons and scams, bank robbery, workplace, robbery, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, society, money, crimes, deception, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
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 9.5
 1.8M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
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: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes, drug lord, family problems, master criminal, double life, drug dealer, drug cartel, life turned upside down, ambition, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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 5.6
 3K
Mikey (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mikey just needs a good stable home. He's bounced from foster home to foster home his whole life. He finally lands himself with a new loving family, but their perfect little child is not what he appears to be. His previous caretakers all died ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: orphan, evil child, psychopath, killer child, juvenile delinquency, adoption, unlikely criminals, crimes, friendship, children, murder, boy ...
Time: 90s
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 7.7
 265K
Office Space (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.
Style: humorous, witty, satirical, clever, absurd ...
Plot: office, workplace, dark humor, corporate world, computer cracker, obnoxious boss, rebelliousness, embezzlement, workplace situations, suburbs, unlikely criminals, dull life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, mexico, austin texas
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Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, satirical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, unemployment, unlikely criminals, husband wife relationship, bankruptcy, cons and scams, romance, couples, couple relations, survival, bank robbery, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.6
 588K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: psychological, brutal, macabre, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, dark humor, yuppie, nihilism, sex maniac, sociopath, psycho, millionaire, killings, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, yale university, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.1
 196K
Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: tense, cynical, suspense, psychological, biting ...
Plot: human nature, dark humor, multiple storylines, vengeance, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, violence, corruption, wedding party, disorder, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, south america
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 6.5
 412
Chance (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Panama, Colombia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of Toña and Paquita, the housekeepers for the aristocratic González-Dubois family. These domestic employees have been mistreated for quite some time and they are tired of their situation. So when the family plans a shopping trip to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, semi serious, captivating, biting ...
Plot: housekeeper, unlikely criminals, satire, master and servant, family relations, social differences, crimes, injustice, confined, family life, workplace, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: panama, turkey
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 5.7
 36K
Bandidas (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Western
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.
Style: sexy, humorous, exciting, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: women, bank robbery, partners, chase, friendship, on the run, society, unlikely criminals, revenge, track down, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america, new york, texas
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 6.6
 7K
Paulette (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paulette lives alone in a housing project in the Paris suburbs. With her meager pension, she can no longer make ends meet.
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: marijuana, drug dealer, urban ghetto life, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, fish out of water, racial slur, society, golden years, elderly, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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Everybody's Famous! (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and overweight girl struggles to belt out a tune. When Jean is ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, satirical, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, unemployment, showbiz, desire for fame, unlikely criminals, obsessive quest, teenage life, hostage, working class, family relations, ransom, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, australia
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Live Free or Die (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. In small-town, hard-scrabble New Hampshire, foul-mouthed all-talk slacker John "Rugged" Rudgate fancies himself a criminal. When a local plumber stares him down at a pub, Rugged vows ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unlikely criminals, cons and scams, small town, crimes, nothing goes right, vengeance, robbery, dumb criminal, police, mentor, police investigation, character study ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, california, new jersey
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 6.9
 446K
Horrible Bosses (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dark humor, comedy of errors, boss and employee, dentist, obnoxious boss, friends, plan gone awry, boss, blackmail, cocaine, employer employee relationship, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, california
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 6.8
 196
Dead Gorgeous (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Second World War has just ended and two old friends Rose and Antonia unexpectedly meet in London's Regent Street. Rose is a frustrated housewife married to civil servant with as many secrets as he has mistresses, while Antonia is sick of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: friendship, murder, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, infidelity, couple relations, spouse killer, couples, dull life, spouse in danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
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Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, stylized, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, corruption, soldier, army, military life, black market, arms dealing, military, military base, unlikely criminals, crimes, dark humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany, hawaii ...
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 4.4
 646
Plan B (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman. |
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, mistaken identity, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, cons and scams, mafia, accidental killing, mob boss, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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 4.7
 13K
Corky Romano (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veterinarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retrieve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, undercover, gangsters, goofy hero, espionage, unlikely criminals, family relations, crimes, disorder, organized crime, working undercover, academy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.5
 3K
Red Widow (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Marta Walraven's mob husband is brutally murdered, she takes on gangsters and the FBI to unveil the truth about his death. As she digs into this dark underworld, she'll test her own strength, relying on her resourcefulness, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, intrigue, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, vengeance, parents and children, crimes, death of husband, drug lord, suburbs, rivalry, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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 6.3
 862
Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Burt family who seemed normal, upstanding members of the community but were actually deeply embedded in crime. The matriarch took in foster children who were subsequently molested and abused by her husband and children ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, dishonesty, family problems, legal, under the surface, parents and children, criminal heroes, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island
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 3.8
 760
Repo Chick (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As a repo chick, wealthy bad-girl Pixxi and her entourage get mixed up in a devious kidnapping plot that threatens to wipe out the city of Los Angeles. Sequel to Alex Cox's 1984 cult film 'Repo Man.'
Style: suspense, stylized, humorous, captivating, clever ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, fish out of water, lifestyle, society, youth, teenage love, hostage, rich and poor, abduction, international crisis, fashion, terrorism ...
Place: usa, california
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 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Plot: nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, comedy of errors, crime gone awry, manipulation, disorder, dishonesty, cons and scams, dark humor, salesman, insurance, cold ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
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 5.8
 202
Open Gate (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In East Texas, a rodeo clown and bull fighters happens upon a drug-smuggling operation.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, neo noir
Plot: unlikely criminals, drug dealing, lifestyle, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, small town, drug smuggling, workplace, couple relations, uncover truth, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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 5.9
 662
The Hold-Up (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lola's a single mom, broke, working as a janitor and maid. Silvia is pregnant, and her lover (her boss) won't leave his wife. Maite, newly a widow, discovers she's penniless but wants to maintain appearances and give her daughter a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, working class, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, single parent, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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 7.0
 436
The Pig's Law (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After inheriting a pig farm from their father, sisters Stephane and Betty do their best to keep the family business running. But while the very pregnant Betty is diligent about doing the work that needs to be done, Stephane can focus only on her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: farm, unlikely criminals, murderous pair, kidnapping, drug dealing, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, woman in danger, graphic violence, murder, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 5.6
 283
Muggers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When two medical students find themselves dangerously indebted to a sadistic loan shark, they become embroiled in an illicit black-market organ transplant scam in order to save their lives. 'Muggers' is a twisted, hilarious, pitch-black ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, absurd, realistic
Plot: medical student, unlikely criminals, gambling, dark humor, doctors and patients, black market, poverty, doctor, nurse, organ donation, vengeance, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia
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 6.5
 292
Porfirio (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An adult male, 155 centimeters tall, of dark complexion; presents frontal baldness, regular eyebrows, brown eyes, wide nose, big mouth with thick lips, slight upper lip hair and big ears with free hanging lobes. He shows paralysis in the lower ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sentimental, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, parents and children, disability, family relations, confined, elderly, crimes, aging, airplane, hijacking, misfit, airplane hijack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
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 6.0
 461
The Dukes (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Dukes,a Doo Wop group, were on top of the world at 17, now are struggling for survival in 2008. Their manager is desperately trying to get them work but is met with failure at every turn. Finally pushed to the extreme , they pull a heist only a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat
Plot: self discovery, unlikely criminals, heist, crimes, life is a bitch, gambling, down on your luck, music band, fight, singer
Time: contemporary
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Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, not serious, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, sex tape, friendship, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, buddies, unlikely criminals, partners, sex addict, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unemployment, bankruptcy, suburbs, caper, loss of job, heist, crimes, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, family in crisis, scapegoat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 4.0
 451
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, blackmail, hit and run, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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