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 suspense films and TV shows about / with unlikely criminals, crimes, crime, disorder, storytelling, mentor, justice, vengeance, dishonesty and catastrophe plots mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unlikely criminals: Mad Money (2008), Pain & Gain (2013), Breaking Bad (2008), Mikey (1992), Office Space (1999), American Psycho (2000), Wild Tales (2014), Bandidas (2006), Paulette (2012), Live Free or Die (2006).

List of unlikely criminals movies

 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, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cons and scams, heist, workplace, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, society, crime, criminal heroes, money, bank robbery, crimes, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
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 6.4
 190K
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, realistic, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american dream, friends, athlete's life, crime, ambition, group of criminals, partners, stupidity, kidnapping, greed, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1995, year 1994
Place: miami, florida, usa, mexico, bahamas ...
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 9.5
 1.3M
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, clever, serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, double life, crimes, peril, life is a bitch, family problems, desperation, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, orphan, adoption, danger, psychopath, unlikely criminals, crime, friendship, slasher, evil child, children, killer child ...
Time: 90s
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 7.7
 229K
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, clever, satirical ...
Plot: office, workplace, rebelliousness, dull life, unlikely criminals, obnoxious boss, blackmail, workplace situations, coworker relationship, party, friendship, corporate world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, dallas texas
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 7.6
 438K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: 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, psychological, macabre, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, yuppie, insanity, wall street, hidden identity, millionaire, victim, fear, confession, unlikely criminals, sex maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
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 8.1
 154K
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, cynical, biting ...
Plot: human nature, twists & turns, wedding party, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, road rage, corruption, violence, destiny, farce, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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 5.7
 33K
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, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, partners, track down, women, friendship, on the run, chase, unlikely criminals, revenge, crimes, betrayal, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas
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 6.6
 6K
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: semi serious, humorous, cynical, realistic
Plot: drug dealer, urban ghetto life, unlikely criminals, fish out of water, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, society, drug dealing, disorder, golden years, crimes, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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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, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, cons and scams, small town, nothing goes right, crime, vengeance, dumb criminal, robbery, twists & turns, police, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, california, new jersey
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 6.9
 402K
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, talky ...
Plot: boss and employee, obnoxious boss, dentist, comedy of errors, plan gone awry, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, power relations, humiliation, drugs/alcohol, workplace problem, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 4.4
 548
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, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, mafia, accidental killing, mob boss, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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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, feel good, not serious, light, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, undercover, gangsters, goofy hero, unlikely criminals, espionage, family relations, crime, disorder, organized crime, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, crime gone awry, drug dealing, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, drugs/alcohol, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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 8.3
 3K
Black Widow (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Carmen, the daughter of a notorious Amsterdam drug lord, reluctantly takes charge of the family's smuggling business in order to clear her husband's debts.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: mafia, organized crime, life turned upside down, unlikely criminals, widow widower, danger, crimes, parents and children, fear, single parent, french, the underworld ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
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 4.3
 4K
Drive Hard (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former race car driver is abducted by a mysterious thief and forced to be the wheel-man for a crime that puts them both in the sights of the cops and the mob.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, on the run, chases and races, reluctant partners, mysterious character, disorder, partners, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: intrigue, vengeance, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, crimes, death of husband, drug lord, rivalry, suburbs, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 6.2
 4K
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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: comedy of errors, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, manipulations, salesman, small town, insurance, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
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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, murder, experiment gone awry, workplace, deadly creature, down on your luck, crimes, unlikely criminals, plan gone awry, impossible love, nerd ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 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, realistic, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, nothing goes right, friendship, workplace, buddies, partners, disorder, unlikely criminals, stupidity, vengeance, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, manipulations, crime, rivalry, human nature, dishonesty, couples, criminal's revenge, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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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: chase, extreme sport, youth, police, thief, gang, unlikely criminals, friends, juvenile delinquency, crime, parkour, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 6.1
 11K
Violet & Daisy (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.
Style: surreal, melancholic, intense, absurd, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage girl, hitman, partners, unlikely criminals, female killer, best friends, crimes, deadly, assassin, implied rape, twists & turns, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 5.2
 18K
Empire State (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After failing to get into the police academy, Chris Potamitis (Hemsworth), settles for a security guard job with the EMPIRE STATE Armored Truck Company. He makes the mistake of mentioning the company's lax security to his best friend, Eddie ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, armored truck, unlikely criminals, robbery gone awry, chases and races, crime, chase, embezzlement, crimes, armored car robbery, shot to death, waitress ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new orleans, bronx new york city
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Hunting Elephants (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this hilarious crime comedy, a gifted 12-year-old boy and three elderly men plan a bank robbery in order to seek revenge on the institution for cheating the youngster after the death of his father.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, biting
Plot: unlikely criminals, partners, disorder, elderly, friends, friendship, cons and scams, youth, crimes, heist, retirement home, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
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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: clever, exciting, captivating, intense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, adventure, fbi, prodigy, crime, rise and fall, con artists, justice, deception, cat and mouse, special agents, parents separation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, louisiana, france, europe ...
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 7.1
 60K
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, humorous, sentimental, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, aging, robot, thief, unlikely criminals, disorder, nursing, dishonesty, loner, cons and scams, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa
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 6.0
 20K
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, bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, sadism, brutality, suffering, captivity, confined, unlikely criminals, mysterious character, small town, gory, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 30K
The Edukators (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, psychological, philosophical, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, debt, rebelliousness, idealism, friends, boyfriend, rebellion, vandalism, rebel, jealousy, businessman, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1968, year 2004
Place: germany, europe, barcelona spain, berlin germany
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 6.2
 126K
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, exciting, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, skyscraper, thanksgiving, fbi, robbery, perfect crime, unlikely criminals, righting the wronged, crime, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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