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, crime, disorder, vengeance, catastrophe, dialogue, brutality, storytelling and dishonesty 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

 5.9
 21K
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, money, workplace, robbery, unlikely criminals, bank robbery, society, dishonesty, crimes, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
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 9.5
 1.5M
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, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, drug lord, life is a bitch, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, unlikely partners, family problems, peril, ambition, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, juvenile delinquency, orphan, crimes, danger, unlikely criminals, crime, adoption, friendship, evil child, killer child, slasher ...
Time: 90s
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 7.7
 242K
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, satirical ...
Plot: office, workplace, corporate world, suburbs, computer cracker, dull life, unlikely criminals, obnoxious boss, rebelliousness, blackmail, embezzlement, workplace situations ...
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, 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
 494K
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, macabre, brutal, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, yuppie, insanity, nihilism, sex maniac, millionaire, hidden identity, satire, killings, wall street, pervert ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, yale university, harvard university, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 178K
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, psychological, dark humor, cynical, biting ...
Plot: twists & turns, human nature, wedding party, vengeance, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, violence, corruption, multiple storylines, destiny, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, south 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, chase, friendship, on the run, 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: marijuana, drug dealer, urban ghetto life, unlikely criminals, fish out of water, criminal heroes, crimes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, society, elderly, 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, showbiz, unemployment, desire for fame, unlikely criminals, hostage, teenage life, obsessive quest, hostages, working class, parents and children, ransom ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, belgium, 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, nothing goes right, crimes, crime, vengeance, dumb criminal, robbery, twists & turns, police, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, california, new jersey
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 6.9
 423K
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, not serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: boss and employee, dentist, obnoxious boss, comedy of errors, friends, plan gone awry, boss, blackmail, cocaine, employer employee relationship, group of friends, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.0
 182
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, spouse killer, couples, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, couple relations, infidelity, dull life ...
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: cynical, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: drug dealing, corruption, soldier, army, military base, military life, black market, arms dealing, bribery, military, profanity, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hawaii, west germany ...
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 4.5
 592
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, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, cons and scams, mafia, mob boss, accidental killing, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, united states
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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, crime, disorder, organized crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.5
 1K
The Martins (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: eccentric family, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, unlikely criminals, disorder, working class, obsession, losing-it hero, down on your luck, social relations, contests and competitions, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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 5.3
 190
Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, unlikely criminals, social decay, nothing to lose, escapades, vigilantism, life is a bitch, society, crimes, satire, disorder, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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 6.0
 1K
Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, unlikely criminals, moral dilemma, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, family relations, family in crisis, crimes, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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 5.6
 265
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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, absurd, realistic
Plot: medical student, unlikely criminals, gambling, doctors and patients, black market, organ donation, poverty, nurse, doctor, crime, silly humor, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
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 6.8
 213
Kwik Stop (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two strangers discover you really can find anything at a convenience store -- even love. An aspiring actor stuck in a small town who has big plans of moving to Hollywood so he can strike it rich. One night, while on his way into a corner store, he ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, road movie
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, unlikely criminals, odd couple, love and romance, romance, couples, on the road, crimes, aspiring actor, small town, shoplifting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In September 2011 writer Michel Houellebecq briefly disappeared off the face of the earth. Wild rumours began circulating on the Internet that he’d been abducted by Al-Qaeda or aliens from outer space. Some Twitter users even expressed relief that ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, confined, writer's life, danger, crimes, friendship, farce, abduction, kidnapping, drugs/alcohol, friends, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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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: semi serious, cynical, dark humor, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, crimes, crime, escapades, disorder, drug, drugs, drug dealer, narcissistic woman, hotel room ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, thailand
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 6.1
 12K
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, twists and turns, melancholic, intense, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, teenage girl, partners, best friends, unlikely criminals, crimes, implied rape, deadly, assassin, female killer, twists & turns, existentialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Sex, Lies and Death (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Viviana (Andrea Lopez) and Alicia (Martha Isabel Bolaños) have never met, but they're about to get intimately acquainted. One day, while tipping drinks back in a bar, the two women strike up a conversation that quickly turns personal, Viviana ...
Style: serious, tense, suspense, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, battle of the sexes, misogynist, dysfunctional marriage, abusive husband, lust, lesbian, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america
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 5.2
 20K
Empire State (2013)
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, armored truck, unlikely criminals, robbery gone awry, chases and races, crime, crimes, chase, heist gone wrong, embezzlement, graphic violence, armored car robbery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa, new york, bronx new york city
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Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A mystery set in the environs of Lausanne concerning several plots which wind their way through the elegant homesteads of a couple of well-heeled French-Swiss denizens. Mika is the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of Muller Chocolates--a company ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, clever ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, unlikely criminals, love and romance, investigation, female executive, infidelity, couple relations, parents and children, family life, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, france, europe, usa, los angeles
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 4.9
 496
Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: mind game, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, mystery, psychopath, deadly, criminal's revenge, betrayal, dishonesty, crime gone awry, rivalry, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, police shootout, debt, unlikely criminals, going straight, tough law enforcer, gang, criminal heroes, master criminal, betrayal, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, south africa
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 6.8
 23K
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, tense, clever, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: diamond theft, theft, heist, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, perfect crime, gem, criminal's revenge, storage unit, redemption, life philosophy, jewel theft ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1960
Place: london, europe, england
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