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, clever, humorous, semi serious, stylized and talky films and TV shows about / with unlikely criminals, crimes, crime, vengeance, storytelling, mentor, disorder, murder, dialogue and police investigation plots mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unlikely criminals: Breaking Bad (2008), Wild Tales (2014), American Psycho (2000), Bandidas (2006), Horrible Bosses (2011), Red Widow (2013), Yamakasi (2001), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014).

List of unlikely criminals movies

 9.5
 1.1M
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, life turned upside down, drug lord, drugs/alcohol, double life, crimes, partners, peril, family problems, hidden identity, unlikely partners, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 8.1
 139K
Wild Tales (2014)
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: tense, psychological, dark humor, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: human nature, revenge, unlikely criminals, wedding party, road rage, twists & turns, fighting the system, violence, corruption, multiple storylines, destiny, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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 7.6
 413K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: dark humor, psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, hidden identity, millionaire, wall street, insanity, unlikely criminals, fear, confession, victim, yuppie, maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
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 5.7
 32K
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: humorous, sexy, exciting, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, women, friendship, revenge, on the run, partners, track down, chase, unlikely criminals, crimes, betrayal, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas
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 6.9
 388K
Horrible Bosses (2011)
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, unlikely criminals, boss and employee, nothing goes right, plan gone awry, dentist, power relations, drugs/alcohol, revenge, group of friends, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.6
 3K
Red Widow (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: unlikely criminals, intrigue, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, death of husband, family relations, parents and children, organized crime, single mother, suburbs, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 6.1
 10K
Yamakasi (2001)
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: chase, parkour, police, thief, extreme sport, unlikely criminals, youth, friends, gang, crime, city, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unemployment, bankruptcy, loss of job, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, husband wife relationship, scapegoat, greed, heist, travel agent, humiliation, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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: exciting, clever, suspense, captivating, intense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, prodigy, crime, adventure, special agents, fbi, justice, rise and fall, cat and mouse, manhunt, unlikely criminals, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, egypt, florida, paris france ...
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: kidnapping, nothing goes right, buddies, unlikely criminals, obnoxious boss, workplace, partners, disorder, friendship, twists & turns, stupidity, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 8.0
 95K
Weeds (2005)
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: witty, humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, dysfunctional family, drug dealer, family life, single mother, stoners, single parent, drugs/alcohol, marijuana, unlikely criminals, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 6.0
 19K
The Woman (2011)
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: torture, brutality, suffering, sadism, captivity, mysterious character, small town, confined, gory, unlikely criminals, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 21K
Flawless (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A female executive (Demi Moore) and a night janitor (Michael Caine) conspire to commit a daring diamond heist from their mutual employer, The London Diamond Corporation.
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, perfect crime, unlikely criminals, diamond theft, gem, redemption, heist, life philosophy, investigation, workplace, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
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: macabre, humorous, feel good, dark humor, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: dentist, flower, nerd, murder, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, impossible love, workplace, down on your luck, crimes, unlikely criminals, plan gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: new york
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 7.6
 5K
Mad Dogs (2011)
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, drugs/alcohol, friends, nothing goes right, crimes, reunion, murder, unlikely criminals, disorder, weekend, right and wrong, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
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, humorous ...
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, frankenstein, deadly creature, gory, experiment gone awry, dangerous attraction, danger, palaces castles and temples, master villain, supernatural, vengeance ...
Time: 60s
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 5.9
 51K
Duplex (2003)
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, cynical, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, crimes, neighbor neighbor relationship, couple relations, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, old woman, writer's block, parrot, farce ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mine, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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The Fugitives (1986)
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: chase, comedy of errors, fugitives, farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, odd couple, reluctant partners, chases and races, disorder, crime, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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How to Steal a Million (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, light, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forgery, fall in love, heist, love and romance, couple relations, museum, couples, romance, adventure, farce, hiding, secret door ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 6.4
 180K
Pain & Gain (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, kidnapping, athlete's life, american dream, friends, crimes, greed, buddies, ambition, partners, partners in crime, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994, year 1995
Place: miami, florida, usa, bahamas, mexico ...
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 5.8
 19K
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, cons and scams, heist, unlikely criminals, workplace, bank, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crime, society, gang, hoodlum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
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Nothing to Lose (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Beame learns that his wife is sleeping with his employer. In a state of despair, he encounters a bumbling thief whose attempted carjacking goes awry when Nick takes him on an involuntary joyride. Soon the betrayed ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, road movie, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, desert, infidelity, revenge, buddies, shoplifting, loss, security guard, criminal, security camera, screwball, sociopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, arizona
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 7.8
 220K
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: witty, clever, dark humor, talky, humorous ...
Plot: office, workplace, obnoxious boss, laziness, downsizing, coworker relationship, beach resort, unlikely criminals, workplace situations, love and romance, cult, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, dallas texas
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 5.7
 2K
Mikey (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: orphan, slasher, school, crimes, youth, crime, juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals, friendship, adoption, psychopath, danger ...
Time: 90s
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: realistic, dark humor, stylized, witty, captivating ...
Plot: workplace situations, dishonesty, lawyer, family relations, moral dilemma, hotshot lawyer, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, legal, private investigator, lawyer client relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 9.0
 249K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, psychopath, killings, small town life, americana, law enforcement, gory, crime gone awry, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
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The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
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: small town, infidelity, neo noir, murder, crime, crime gone awry, false accusation, district attorney, stabbing, blackmail, execution, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa, california
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 6.8
 54K
The Brave One (2007)
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, dog, fear, pimp, self defense, loss of loved one, tunnel, injury, boyfriend, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 7.8
 31K
Confessions (2010)
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, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, teacher, teachers and students, aids, student, murder, unlikely criminals, child murder, death in the family, mystery, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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 6.2
 122K
Tower Heist (2011)
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, surprise ending ...
Plot: safecracker, heist, skyscraper, thanksgiving, high rise, fbi, apartment, parade, planning, billionaire, recruiting, female agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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