Criminal underworld movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant criminal underworld movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, exciting and serious films and TV shows about / with criminal underworld, murder, crimes, violence, gangsters, police, criminal, danger, revenge and gangster plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as criminal underworld: The Gentlemen (2019), Played (2006), Baptiste (2019), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Too Old to Die Young (2019), Company (2002), Colt 38 Special Squad (1976), McMafia (2018), Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007), Garv: Pride and Honour (2004).

List of criminal underworld movies

The Gentlemen (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire.
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: money, gangsters, marijuana, organized crime, gang, crimes, swearing, british, ambition, gun, tough guy, rise to the top ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: london, england
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Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, criminal underworld, criminal, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, gangsters, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles, britain
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Baptiste (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Julien Baptiste delves into the criminal underworld of the red light district and uncovers a complex web of deceit and lies.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: human trafficking, criminal underworld, private detective, murder, missing person, hitman, psychological drama, stolen money, gangsters, uncle, niece, missing girl ...
Time: 21st century
Place: amsterdam, england
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, batman, chaos and mayhem, explosion, double life, police detective, tragic villain, nuclear threat, disguise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, italy, pentagon
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Too Old to Die Young (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 758 min.
TV show
Story: The numb existences of Martin Jones, a police officer with secrets to hide, and Jesus, a traumatized avenging son, collide in a ghostly Los Angeles where several ruthless criminal gangs fight for their turf and dictate who lives and who dies.
Style: art house, bloody, artsy, suspense
Plot: neo noir, vigilantism, criminal underworld, shooting, neo-noir, sex with a minor, double life, fascist, corrupt cop, gang war, police brutality, social satire ...
Place: los angeles
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Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Mallik is a henchman of Aslam Bhai, a Mumbai underworld kingpin. He inducts local hothead Chandu into the gang, and the two of them soon form a formidable faction within the gang, eventually displacing Aslam. As the empire grows, however, the two of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gang war, organized crime, rivalry, gang, gangsters, criminal underworld, love and romance, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, hong kong, switzerland, mumbai india, asia ...
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Colt 38 Special Squad (1976)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When his wife is kidnapped by a local crime lord, a determined police captain forms his own squad of rogue cops, each of whom wields a .38 Colt revolver. The mission, of course, is to rescue the captain's wife -- but the conflict soon explodes ...
Style: cult film
Plot: criminal underworld, child abduction, hostage, police corruption, shot through a door, brawl, screaming in pain, disguise, one man army, gun, disarming someone, crushed hand ...
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McMafia (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca. But when a murder forces his ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: russian mafia, criminal underworld, vengeance, business, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, assassins, assassin, greed, danger, betrayal, smuggling ...
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Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, History
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On a calm summer day in 1991, in the bustling Lokhandwala Complex, five criminals including Maya and Dilip were counting 70 lakhs in flat no. 32 B, when 286 policemen, headed by ACP Khan, took strategic positions around their building. A gunfire ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police shootout, vengeance, gang, criminal underworld, police corruption, criminal's revenge, society, fighting crime, dishonesty, undercover, danger, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
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Garv: Pride and Honour (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Garv is a story of three brave and honest cops: Samar Singh (Amrish Puri), Arjun Ranawat (Salman Khan) and Hyder Ali Khan (Arbaaz Khan). Samar wants to reduce the amount of crime in the state. The trio faces obstacles because the powerful and ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: criminal underworld, police corruption, gangsters, police, gangster, murder, crime boss, love, trial, fight, friendship, gang rape ...
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Ash Is Purest White (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in China's underworld, this tale of love and betrayal follows a dancer who fired a gun to protect her mobster boyfriend during a fight. On release from prison 5 years later, she sets out to find him.
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: criminal underworld, ex convict, murder, counterfeit money, mob boss, love and romance, violence, female criminal, danger, couples, crimes, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2001, 2000s
Place: china
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In Darkness (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A blind musician hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs from hers that sends her down a dark path into London's gritty criminal underworld.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: blindness, criminal underworld, murder, police, childhood trauma, musician, secret identity, revenge, murder investigation, war criminal, blind woman, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, bosnia, london
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The Emperor of Paris (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, History, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Crime thriller about Francois Vidocq, a real-life ex-convict who became a police detective during Napoleon’s reign.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, based on true events, witty, serious ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, criminal underworld, historical figure, master criminal, criminal gang, prison escape, police, french history, criminal, baroness, prison, chief of police ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, france
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Australia Day (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer beneath the surface of ...
Style: multicultural, sincere, suspense, touching, controversial ...
Plot: sociology, sex slavery, criminal underworld, immigration, nationalism, manhunt, racial tension, racist, on the run, culture, australian, society ...
Time: 2010s
Place: australia, austria, china
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Sacred Games (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A link in their pasts leads an honest cop to a fugitive gang boss, whose cryptic warning spurs the officer on a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, criminal underworld, conspiracy, politics, police, arrest, brutality, police officer, violence, race against time, terrorist, danger ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, bombay india, nigeria, africa
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Crypto (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young agent is tasked with investigating a tangled web of corruption and fraud in New York.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: hacker, wall street, banking, finance, mafia, money laundering, hacking, money, criminal underworld, cheating, russian mafia, corruption ...
Place: new york
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Wolf Trap (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: After faking his own death, notorious gangster Volkov (Wolf) retires overseas with a new identity. When his parents die in a car accident 20 years later, he secretly returns to his hometown and learns that the nephew of a local mobster is ...
Style: tricky, twists and turns, harsh, exciting, tense ...
Plot: criminal underworld, back from the dead, tough law enforcer, presumed dead, fighting crime, brother sister relationship, fake name, troubled past, forensics, pretending to be dead, gangsters, true crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Trautmann (2000)
Genre: Crime
Country: Austria
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Detective superintendent Trautmann solves crimes in an unconventional way.
Style: serious, tense, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: crime investigation, police, organized crime, politics, murder, criminal underworld, crooked cop, crime solving, drunk, knife, dialect, tavern ...
Place: austria, vienna
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Funland (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Funland is a comedy / thriller serial, produced by the BBC that was first screened from 23 October 2005 to 7 November 2005, on the digital channel BBC Three. Created by Jeremy Dyson and Simon Ashdown, the series consists of a fifty-minute opening ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: clue, murder, dark secret, stripper, husband wife relationship, corruption, deception, criminal underworld, gambling debt, dead mother, strip club, greed ...
Time: 2000s
Place: northern england
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A Better Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Korean remake of the John Woo Classic. One brother is a criminal. One brother is a cop. Both will fight to the death.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, family relations, siblings relations, family problems, vengeance, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gang, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, thailand, south korea, north korea
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Sudden Fury (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two rival crime lords take each other on with bloody results.
Plot: criminal underworld, tortured to death, gang violence, shot in the stomach, stabbed in the throat, bomb, shot in the leg, blood on camera lens, violence, exploding body, rescue, bullet wound ...
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A Day Of Violence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mitchell Parker lies dead on a morgue slab. In life, 'Mitchell' served the low ranks of Debt Collectors, surrounded by all the filth and scum that the world had to offer. He thought his luck was in, when on a routine collection he stumbles ...
Plot: criminal underworld, stabbed in the arm, torture, sex, violence against women, castration, throat slitting, blood spatter, corpse, marijuana, screaming in pain, cell phone ...
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Bad Blood (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the life and death of Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto.
Style: based on true events, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: crime boss, crimes, crime, gangsters, crime family, criminal underworld, gangster, family relations, jail, mafia
Place: montreal, montreal quebec
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Siberia (2018)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A diamond trader travels to Russia to arrange a sale. When his partner goes missing (along with the gems), the diamond trader winds up disappearing to Siberia. There, he begins a relationship with a local cafe owner, only to have his past soon catch ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, romantic
Plot: gem, cold weather, missing person, neo noir, love at first sight, american abroad, deal, love story, uncover truth, russian mafia, puppet, criminal underworld ...
Place: russia, siberia, st. petersburg russia
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All the Devil's Men (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A battle-scarred War on Terror bounty hunter is forced to go to London on a manhunt for a disavowed CIA operative, which leads him into a deadly running battle with a former military comrade and his private army.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: terrorist, operative, bounty hunter, cia, propaganda, bomb, conspiracy, chaos, criminal underworld, terrorism, crimes, destruction ...
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The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chief of the ‘Special Crime Unit’, OH Gu-tak, looks for the former gangster, PARK Woong-chul, whom he had worked with before, and recruits a con artist, KWAK No-soon, and a convicted cop, KO Yoo-sung in the new team. With new blood, the ‘Bad ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, tense, absurd ...
Plot: forensics, group of criminals, escaped convict, crime investigation, murder, crimes, alter ego, police detective, fugitives, secret mission, psychopath, dark hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea
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Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Jean-Claude Van Damme is a global martial arts & film sensation, also operating under the simple alias of "Johnson" as the world's best undercover private contractor. Retired for years, a chance encounter with a lost love ...
Style: funny, tense, ironic, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: washed up star, martial arts, actor playing himself, working undercover, crime fighter, movie star, fighting crime, undercover agent, star, unsolved crime, private investigation, gang of outlaws ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Bad Guys (2014)
Genre: Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: To combat rising violent crimes, the Police Chief asks Detective Oh Goo Tak to form a team consisting of criminals. He is currently suspended from the police force for using excessive force. He then gathers team members: Park Woong Chul who is a ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: redemption, violence, revenge, investigation, psychopath, murder, fighting crime, criminal underworld, mob boss, hitman, criminal, anti-hero ...
Place: south korea, korea
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Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord…
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, swat team, one man army, human trafficking, ex special forces, chaos, kidnapping, sniper, child abduction, organized crime, death threat ...
Time: 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, mumbai india, australia
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Are You Lonesome Tonight (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rich, somewhat priggish society wife who is looking for her missing husband seeks help from a private eye and her husband's call girl. As she searches for answers, she realizes she's running out of people she can trust- including her ...
Style: suspense
Plot: extramarital affair, murder, phone sex, private detective, culture clash, deception, chase, criminal underworld, jealousy, stalking, prostitution, hunting ...
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