Master criminal movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant master criminal movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense and entertaining films and TV shows about / with master criminal, crimes, gun, corruption, gangsters, murder, twists and turns, violence, mentor and profanity plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as master criminal: Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Usual Suspects (1995), The Bone Collector (1999), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Hannibal (2001), Breaking Bad (2008), Se7en (1995), Heat (1995), Money Heist (2017), Inside Man (2006).

List of master criminal movies

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Plot: prison, justice, vengeance, vigilantism, investigation, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, lawyer, mind game, courtroom, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an ...
Style: neo noir, surprise ending, twist ending, confusing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, crimes, plot twist, heist, master criminal, gangsters, criminal, organized crime, dishonesty, manipulation, mind game, whodunit ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, hungary, new york, turkey, manhattan new york city
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The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, twists and turns, race against time, mind game, policewoman, master criminal, paraplegic, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, prodigy, master criminal, creativity, race against time, adventure, rise and fall, crimes, deception, fbi, adaptation, impostor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: new orleans, san francisco, boston, usa, atlanta georgia ...
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 6.8
 276K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, fbi, cannibal, psychopath, crimes, master criminal, mind game, psychiatrist, cat and mouse, law enforcement, villain played by lead actor ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: florence, italy, europe, washington d.c., venice
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 9.5
 1.9M
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, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: life turned upside down, family problems, peril, crimes, meth lab, drug dealing, drug lord, life is a bitch, unlikely partners, master criminal, cancer, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, police, psychology, police investigation, psychopath, insanity, crimes, killings, murder, powerful ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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 8.3
 654K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: tense, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, robbery, crimes, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, group of criminals, police detective, chase, loner, gangsters, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.2
 474K
Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: To carry out the biggest heist in history, a mysterious man called The Professor recruits a band of eight robbers who have a single characteristic: none of them has anything to lose. Five months of seclusion - memorizing every step, every detail, ...
Style: suspense, intense, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, hostage situation, bank robbery, professor, plot twist, hostage, planning, master criminal, criminal heroes, thief, strategy ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 2020s
Place: spain, madrid, thailand
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 7.6
 374K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: clever, surprise ending, tricky, suspense, confusing ...
Plot: heist, robbery, bank robbery, hostage, bank, crimes, police, perfect crime, master criminal, manipulation, thief, deception ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 8.0
 249K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, investigation, unlikely partners, master criminal, special agents, intrigue, partners, law enforcement, secret, mind game, crimes, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.6
 635K
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Australia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.
Style: clever, entertaining, suspense, intellectual, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sherlock holmes, steampunk, investigation, intelligence, adventure, private detective, riddles and clues, talented, crimes, murder, clue, partners ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 1890s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, tower bridge london ...
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 8.2
 855K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, funny, witty, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gambling, crimes, sarcasm, criminal heroes, gangsters, caper, cons and scams, graphic violence, master criminal, crime gone awry, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, belgium, antwerp, europe
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Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: tense, exciting, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crimes, police corruption, twists and turns, organized crime, investigation, criminal, justice, moral ambiguity, betrayal, police detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, iceland
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 7.3
 379K
Face/Off (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, fbi, prison, revenge, master criminal, switching bodies, special agents, arch villain, hidden identity, transformation, murder, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, hong kong, usa
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 7.4
 1K
Thief (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Andre Braugher stars as Nick Atwater, the leader of a robbery crew balancing his personal life with the planning of a major heist. The crew is being targeted by a relentless cop and the Chinese mafia every step of the way, while Atwater struggles at ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, thief, heist, police detective, career criminal, criminal, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, teenage life, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new orleans, usa
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 6.0
 245K
The Tourist (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets mysterious British woman Elsie (Angelina Jolie) on the train to Venice. Romance seems to bud, but there's more to her than meets the eye. Remake of the 2005 French film "Anthony Zimmer", ...
Style: exciting, twist ending, visually appealing, surprise ending, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, twists and turns, adventure, outsmarting, female spy, master criminal, spy, mysterious character, espionage, female agent, undercover agent, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, venice, europe, paris france, latin america ...
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, clever, suspense, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, hitman, mystery, crimes, disorder, revenge, mistaken identity, organized crime, mysterious character, master criminal, deception, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, year 1979, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 26K
The Vault (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When an engineer learns of a mysterious, impenetrable fortress hidden under The Bank of Spain, he joins a crew of master thieves who plan to steal the legendary lost treasure locked inside while the whole country is distracted by Spain's World ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: heist, bank, bank robbery, master criminal, perfect crime, safecracking, plan, burglar, engineer, assault, secret plan, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010, year 2009 ...
Place: spain, madrid, london
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 7.0
 370K
The Italian Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, ...
Style: suspense, exciting, funny, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: heist, robbery, car chase, mentor, revenge, bank robbery, perfect crime, caper, gold, master criminal, gangsters, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: italy, los angeles, venice, philadelphia, san francisco ...
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The Card Player (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Policewoman Anna Mari is forced to play a dangerous game with the title serial killer. If she loses, she witnesses the maniac's tortured victims having their throats cut in explicit close-up detail via webcam. She teams up with British cop John ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, master criminal, mind game, crimes, dangerous attraction, murder, track down, vengeance, woman in danger, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe
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 6.9
 301K
Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, prison, master criminal, convict, aviation, law enforcement, machismo, prison escape, air disaster, confined, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, north america, california ...
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 8.8
 420K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, drug cartel, drug dealer, drug dealing, rise to the top, illegal drugs, cartel, cia agent, dea, crimes, master criminal, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, panama, chile ...
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Thick as Thieves (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A master thief recruits a notorious thief to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault in an effort to pull off one final job and repay his debt to the Russian mob.
Style: exciting, tricky, absurd, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, con artists, master criminal, con men, betrayal, robbery, caper, creativity, chase, police investigation, one last job, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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 7.6
 423K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, macabre, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, serial killer, mind game, plot twist, survival horror, fear, violent, trapped, killings, survival, insanity, extreme violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly ...
Style: suspense, exciting, intense, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: heist, car chase, car, chase, race against time, car thief, master criminal, blackmail, betrayal, car theft, crimes, brother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.5
 392K
The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: suspense, serious, exciting, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, romancing a criminal, group of criminals, gunfight, gang, crimes, gangsters, thief, love affair, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, florida, massachusetts
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 6.5
 189K
Swordfish (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. ...
Style: suspense, exciting, sexy, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, computer, spy, computer hacker, heist, bank robbery, twists and turns, hot and sexy, terrorism, hostage, master criminal, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, monte carlo, california, oregon ...
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Lying and Stealing (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hoping to leave his criminal lifestyle behind him, a successful art thief teams up with a sexy con woman to pull off the ultimate heist and set himself free.
Style: entertaining, captivating, tense, surprise ending, humorous
Plot: art theft, fbi, ruse, master criminal, one last job, thief, art thief, actress, fbi agent, film producer, deception, happy ending ...
Place: usa
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The Lord of the Skies (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the 1990s, these are the life and times of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, a man who became the head of the Juárez cartel. Nicknamed “El Señor de los Cielos” (Lord of the Skies) because of the large fleet of airplanes he used to transport ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, rise to the top, master criminal, ambition, money, drug lord, crimes, generosity, smuggling, drug dealing, gang war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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