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 suspenseful films and TV shows about / with crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, disorder, dishonesty, crime gone awry, storytelling, mentor, friendship and dialogue plots mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, France, UK 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), Bandidas (2006), Paulette (2012), Everybody's Famous! (2000).

List of unlikely criminals movies

 5.8
 20K
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, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: cons and scams, heist, workplace, unlikely criminals, bank robbery, society, dishonesty, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, money, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
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 9.5
 1.4M
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: clever, captivating, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, master criminal, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, crimes, family problems, unlikely partners, teacher, drug cartel, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 5.7
 2K
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, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, juvenile delinquency, orphan, danger, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, adoption, friendship, evil child, slasher, children ...
Time: 90s
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 7.7
 238K
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: dark humor, humorous, witty, cult film, clever ...
Plot: workplace, office, corporate world, suburbs, rebelliousness, dull life, unlikely criminals, obnoxious boss, blackmail, workplace situations, satire, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, dallas 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, cons and scams, bankruptcy, couples, romance, couple relations, survival, bank robbery, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.6
 474K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 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, brutal, stylized, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, insanity, yuppie, nihilism, hidden identity, satire, wall street, millionaire, victim, fear, confession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
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 8.1
 171K
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: psychological, tense, dark humor, biting, cynical ...
Plot: twists & turns, human nature, wedding party, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, vengeance, corruption, violence, destiny, farce, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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 5.7
 34K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: women, partners, bank robbery, friendship, on the run, chase, society, unlikely criminals, revenge, track down, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, new york
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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: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealer, marijuana, urban ghetto life, unlikely criminals, fish out of water, criminal heroes, elderly, crimes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, society, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, witty ...
Plot: kidnapping, unemployment, showbiz, desire for fame, unlikely criminals, teenage life, hostage, obsessive quest, hostages, working class, parents and children, 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, crime, nothing goes right, vengeance, robbery, dumb criminal, twists & turns, police, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, california, new jersey
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 6.9
 416K
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, dark humor, entertaining, funny, absurd ...
Plot: obnoxious boss, boss and employee, comedy of errors, dentist, plan gone awry, group of friends, employer employee relationship, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, murder, power relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.0
 181
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, murder, unlikely criminals, couples, spouse killer, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, couple relations, infidelity, spouse in danger ...
Time: 40s, 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: dark humor, cynical, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: drug dealing, black market, corruption, soldier, army, military base, bribery, profanity, military life, unlikely criminals, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hawaii, west germany ...
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 4.5
 588
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, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, mistaken identity, gangsters, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, mafia, accidental killing, mob boss, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, united states
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 4.7
 12K
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, crime, disorder, organized crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.4
 2K
Wicked Blood (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hannah and Amber Baker are trapped in a dark Southern underworld of violence, drugs and bikers. Both live in fear of their "Uncle Frank" Stinson, the ruthless leader of a crime organization.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, family in danger, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, dishonesty, danger, youth, orphan, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
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 6.4
 259
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, humorous ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, disability, family relations, parents and children, crimes, confined, elderly, aging, airplane, hijacking, misfit, airplane hijack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia
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 6.0
 416
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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: unlikely criminals, self discovery, heist, life is a bitch, crimes, gambling, down on your luck, fight, music band, singer
Time: contemporary
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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, 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, flowers, murder, experiment gone awry, workplace, down on your luck, impossible love, plan gone awry, crimes, deadly creature, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: new york
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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, twists and turns, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, friendship, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, unlikely criminals, partners, buddies, stupidity, vengeance, sex addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.3
 6K
The Mule (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1983, a naive man is detained by Australian Federal Police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. After being apprehended, ‘The Mule’ makes a desperate choice... to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence – literally.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, escapades, crime, crimes, drug dealing, disorder, drugs, drug dealer, drug, narcissistic woman, house arrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, thailand
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 5.5
 15K
Good People (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tom and Anna Wright, a young American couple, fall into severe debt while renovating Anna's family home in London. As the couple faces the loss of their dream to have a house and start a family, they discover that the tenant in the apartment ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, profanity, moral dilemma, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, couple relations, human nature, manipulation, couples, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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 6.8
 956
Swindled (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a flashback, Ernesto, a young con man, tells us how he got to the edge of a big score: childhood in an orphanage, youthful smash-and-grab burglaries until his partner is caught, then tutelage from Lefty, an aging swindler. After some years of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: cons and scams, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, ambition, crime gone awry, betrayal, love and romance, manipulations, mystery, manipulation, reunion, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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 6.2
 11K
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, witty, semi serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: parkour, chase, extreme sport, youth, thief, police, friends, gang, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 7.1
 61K
Robot & Frank (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A delightful dramatic comedy, a buddy picture, and, for good measure, a heist film. Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where he has a twinkle in his eye for the librarian. His grown ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: robot, friendship, aging, thief, unlikely criminals, robbery, disorder, one last job, loner, parents and children, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa
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The Biggest Robbery Never Told (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucas Santos, named El Santo is petty thief going continuously in and out of jail. Tired of small thefts, he aims to strike a blow that makes him famous and become the star of all media. His wife Lucia, a comprehensive and sweet woman, while ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, not serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, ambition, comedy of errors, disorder, museum, partners, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit partners, desire for fame, criminal gang ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
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 3.2
 229
The Bros. (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wannabe "gangsta-rappers" resort to a crime spree in order to come up up with ten thousand dollars in order to finance a studio recording session.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: hip hop, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, musician's life, unlikely criminals, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, showbiz, destiny, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.7
 753
The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, crimes, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 4.7
 442
Styx (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nelson puts his criminal ways behind him, having spent years as a first-rate safecracker. This resolution lasts until his brother finds himself owing money to organised crime and Nelson needs to do one last big job, with a few other professionals.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, police shootout, debt, going straight, unlikely criminals, betrayal, criminal heroes, gang, tough law enforcer, master criminal, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, south africa
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