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, suspenseful and dark humor films and TV shows about / with crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, disorder, murder, vengeance, mentor, dishonesty, storytelling and redemption plots mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unlikely criminals: Bandidas (2006), Horrible Bosses (2011), Yamakasi (2001), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Duplex (2003), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), The Woman (2011), Wild Tales (2014), Little Shop of Horrors (1986).
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Catch Me If You Can
Biography, Crime, Drama
USA, Canada
141 min.
 8.1
Wild Tales
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Argentina, Spain
122 min.
 8.1
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Masterminds
Action, Comedy, Crime
USA
95 min.
 5.8
Collide
Action, Crime, Thriller
UK, Germany, China, USA
99 min.
 5.7

List of unlikely criminals movies

 5.7
 32K
Bandidas
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: humorous, entertaining, exciting, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, bank robbery, unlikely criminals, revenge, women, chase, old west, betrayal, on the run, mentor, partners, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas
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 6.9
 388K
Horrible Bosses
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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, dark humor, absurd, entertaining, not serious ...
Plot: obnoxious boss, comedy of errors, revenge, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, plan gone awry, employer employee relationship, group of friends, farce, power relations, murder, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.1
 10K
Yamakasi
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yamakasi - Les samouraïs des temps modernes is a 2001 French movie written by Luc Besson. It demonstrates the skills of the Yamakasi, a group of traceurs who battle against injustice in the Paris ghetto. They use parkour to steal from the rich in ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, witty, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: unlikely criminals, chase, parkour, friends, gang, police, thief, crime, youth, juvenile delinquency, child illness, extreme sport ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Fun with Dick and Jane
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: humorous, funny, satirical, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: loss of job, unemployment, bankruptcy, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, husband wife relationship, greed, scapegoat, crime, vengeance, robbery, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.9
 51K
Duplex
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!
Style: humorous, dark humor, suspense, cynical, entertaining ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, couple relations, farce, neighbor neighbor relationship, old woman, nothing goes right, dishonesty, stupidity, dumb, creativity, justice, parrot ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mine, manhattan new york city
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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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Horrible Bosses 2
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: not serious, humorous, funny, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: twists & turns, obnoxious boss, nothing goes right, friendship, workplace, buddies, unlikely criminals, partners, disorder, stupidity, vengeance, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.0
 19K
The Woman
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A lawyer puts his family in jeopardy when he captures the last member of a violent clan and tries to forcibly tame her.
Style: rough, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: captivity, brutality, mysterious character, small town, torture, suffering, sadism, confined, unlikely criminals, sexual sadism, revenge, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.1
 139K
Wild Tales
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: dark humor, tense, suspense, cynical, ironic ...
Plot: revenge, multiple storylines, twists & turns, human nature, destiny, unlikely criminals, violence, corruption, farce, greed, wedding party, road rage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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Little Shop of Horrors
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he ...
Style: dark humor, macabre, absurd, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: flower, experiment gone awry, workplace, deadly creature, music, impossible love, nerd, down on your luck, crimes, murder, unlikely criminals, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: new york
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 8.0
 95K
Weeds
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the ...
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, single parent, drugs/alcohol, drug dealer, eccentric family, drug dealing, unlikely criminals, single mother, family life, parents and children, family relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 7.6
 5K
Mad Dogs
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mad Dogs is a British black comedy and psychological thriller television series created by Cris Cole that began airing on Sky1 on 10 February 2011. It is produced by Left Bank Pictures, and co-produced by Palma Pictures. The series stars John Simm, ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, dark humor, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, friends, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, crimes, unlikely criminals, weekend, right and wrong, millionaire, greed, reunion, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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The Horror of Frankenstein
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Victor Frankenstein, descendant of the infamous scientist, Baron Von Frankenstein, follows in his experimental footsteps. Initially his success involves the resuscitation of a tortoise and progressing onto more ambitious projects, including creating ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, bleak, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: frankenstein, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, laboratory, deadly creature, gory, gothic horror, frankenstein's monster, doctor frankenstein, dangerous attraction, danger, supernatural ...
Time: 60s
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The Fugitives
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, sentimental, witty, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, fugitives, goofy hero, odd couple, reluctant partners, nothing goes right, chase, chases and races, disorder, farce, heist gone wrong, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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 9.5
 1.1M
Breaking Bad
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: cancer, drug dealing, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, unlikely partners, crime, high school teacher, suburbs, life turned upside down, meth lab, drug lord, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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The Man Who Wasn't There
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, serious ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, small town, murder, existentialism, neo noir, greed, unlikely criminals, neo-noir, noir, twists & turns, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: usa, california
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 6.8
 54K
The Brave One
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, crime, vigilante, police investigation, radio, revenge, murder, death, brutality, unlikely criminals, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 31K
Confessions
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, teacher, revenge, bullying, unlikely criminals, storytelling, mentor, violence, twists & turns, brutality, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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 6.2
 122K
Tower Heist
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A luxury condo manager leads a staff of workers to seek payback on the Wall Street swindler who defrauded them. With only days until the billionaire gets away with the perfect crime, the unlikely crew of amateur thieves enlists the help of petty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Plot: heist, crime, robbery, skyscraper, unlikely criminals, chase, safecracker, thanksgiving, chess, revenge, surveillance, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 52K
Bernie
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, murder, crime, death, unlikely criminals, small town life, segregation, social relations, character study, greed, funeral home, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
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The Curse of Inferno
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rather dull minded bank robber suddenly suffers from a change of heart and decides to give the money back. However, he then learns that getting the money back into the bank is much more difficult than taking it out.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: unlikely criminals, bank, crime gone awry, crime, cons and scams, beach, heist, crimes, love and romance, disorder, babies and infants, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
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Crimen imperfecto
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two private detectives called Salomon (Fernando Fernan-Gomez) and Torcuato (Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez), are engaged in questionable conduct research and work reports
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, psychedelic
Plot: comedy of errors, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, partners, disorder, buddies, disguise, detective agency, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: spain
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 5.9
 109
The Cracksman
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ernest Wright's peerless prowess as a locksmith comes to the attention of a tough big-time crook, who feels that the little man would be a valuable asset to his crime kingdom. In order to inveigle him into a series of jobs, he sets up a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: unlikely criminals, prison, crime gone awry, crime, cons and scams, heist, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gang, gangsters, prison life ...
Time: 60s
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Robbery at 3 O'clock
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Galindo works in a bank. One day he convinces the other employees in the bank to plan a hold-up in the bank they are working. They prepare everything carefully. However, real robbers come just before the fake ones.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: unlikely criminals, jazz, comedy of errors, bank, heist, crime, nothing goes right, crimes, gang, workplace, bank robbery, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain
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 5.3
 344
Framed
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A painter is accused of art-forging. He thinks his girlfriend betrayed him, so it's time for revenge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: unlikely criminals, unlikely partners, forgery, crime, cons and scams, dishonesty, partners, frame up, criminal's revenge, heist, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
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 7.2
 535
Compulsed
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A terminally ill man frames himself for murder to allow his family to collect the reward money. After a successful operation, he escapes police custody and searches for the real killer.
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: unlikely criminals, hospital, witnessing a crime, moral dilemma, bollywood, murder, crime, terminal illness, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india
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The Man Who Stole the Sun
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A high-school teacher (Kenji Sawada) builds an atomic bomb to hold Tokyo hostage, then cannot decide what he wants.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, dark humor, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: crime, unlikely criminals, crimes, terrorism, laboratory, track down, car chase, urban, teachers and students, chases and races, law enforcement, nuclear threat ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
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 5.6
 256
Muggers
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic
Plot: unlikely criminals, gory, crime, crimes, dangerous animal, gangsters, vengeance, doctors and patients, doctor, nurse, medical student, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
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 5.6
 325
Made in U.S.A.
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two men from Pennsylvania give up hope in their small run down coal mining town, and head off in search of the beaches of California. The two steal cars as they travel across the USA and are joined by a wild young woman.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough, road movie
Plot: unlikely criminals, on the road, teenage life, youth, adventure, disorder, crime, buddies, dull life, chases and races, crimes, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, illinois
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 6.1
 369
Kill by Inches
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An anxious young tailor dominated by his father, a master of the craft, is eager to do well with his clients; but his inadequacy in measuring leaves him frustrated and humiliated. His younger sister - an expert seamstress - arrives back in town, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: neo noir, unlikely criminals, vengeance, crime, crimes, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, murder, deadly, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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