Petty thief movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant petty thief movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, captivating and touching films and TV shows about / with petty thief, crimes, gun, friendship, thief, violence, drinking alcohol, telephone call, theft and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as petty thief: Oliver & Company (1988), In the Heat of the Night (1967), Please Stand By (2017), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Dry Season (2006), The Song of Names (2019), I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003), Lawn Dogs (1997), Ladyhawke (1985), Paddington 2 (2017).

List of petty thief movies

Oliver & Company (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street ...
Style: sentimental, touching, funny, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, girls' night, family outing
Plot: disney, friendship, orphan, dog, cat, pets, adventure, adoption, kitten, talking cat, alone, talking dog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new york state, manhattan new york city, america
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In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: racism, small town, prejudice, racial slur, police, mystery, crimes, police procedural, police officer, chief of police, racist, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, california, north carolina ...
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Please Stand By (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on ...
Style: road movie, captivating, sentimental, semi serious, light
Audience: date night, teen drama
Plot: autism, female protagonist, pet dog, sister sister relationship, manuscript, on the road, road trip, self discovery, police officer, life philosophy, kindness, imagination ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco, oakland california, california
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: melancholic, epic, ambiguous ending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, friendship, prohibition, rape, betrayal, childhood friend, criminal heroes, gunfight, crimes, flashback ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, miami, florida
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 6.9
 917
Dry Season (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chad, France, Belgium, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chad, 2006. After a forty-year civil war, the radio announces the government has just amnestied the war criminals. Outraged by the news, Gumar Abatcha orders his grandson Atim, a sixteen-year-old youth, to trace the man who killed his father and to ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: revenge, murder of father, civil war, grandfather grandson relationship, apprentice, rivalry, human nature, murderer, gender, boy, dead father, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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The Song of Names (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, Hungary
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man searching for his childhood best friend — a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust — who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance.
Style: suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, musician, violinist, bbc, family relations, polish, investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, tragedy, mysterious disappearance, wartime ...
Time: year 1952, year 1943, year 1951, year 1953, 50s ...
Place: poland, new york, israel, england, warsaw poland ...
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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, violence, suicide, dark hero, justice, character study, moral ambiguity, life is a bitch, revenge, investigation, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
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 7.5
 8K
Lawn Dogs (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the affluent, gated community of Camelot Gardens, bored wives indiscriminately sleep around while their unwitting husbands try desperately to climb the social ladder. Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, quietly observes ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, witty ...
Plot: friendship, hypocrisy, magic realism, infidelity, coming of age, girl man relationship, adultery, male nudity, wealth, discrimination, suspicion, poverty ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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 6.9
 48K
Ladyhawke (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, sentimental, touching, dark fantasy ...
Audience: kids, teens, chick flick, date night, family outing ...
Plot: magic, medieval, adventure, curse, good versus evil, knight, chase, sword and sorcery, bishop, romance, true love, transformation ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: europe, france
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 7.8
 80K
Paddington 2 (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.
Style: feel good, funny, touching, exciting, sad ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: animals, bear, friendship, talking animals, pretending to be someone else, teenager, family relations, trust, deception, prisoner, treasure hunt, prison escape ...
Place: london, big ben london, peru, south america
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 7.6
 3K
Texhnolyze (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Story: Texhnolyze is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, from a screenplay by Chiaki Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda, with original character design by Yoshitoshi ABe. The events take place in the vibrant yet dilapidated ...
Style: captivating, rough, dark, neo noir, psychological ...
Plot: cyberpunk, mysterious character, distopia, gang war, power struggle, very little dialogue, cyberspace, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, redemption, existentialism ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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 6.9
 2K
Ley Lines (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story follows a trio of Japanese youths of Chinese descent who escape their semi-rural upbringing and relocate to Shinjuku, Tokyo, where they befriend a troubled Shanghai prostitute and fall foul of a local crime syndicate. Like many of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, yakuza, prostitute, drug dealer, samurai, organized crime, gang, friendship, sex, female nudity, japanese schoolgirl, oral sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.8
 875
Supermarket (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Willi is 18 years old and lives on the street. Without a goal in his life he walks around the city and meets several people, helping but also cheating him. When he meets a girl, Monica, he realizes that there are people out there whose lives are ...
Plot: robbery, prostitute, juvenile delinquent, reporter, youth, poverty, young man, escape, police station, female nudity, street life, supermarket ...
Place: hamburg germany
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 7.0
 7K
Sister (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, social ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, ski, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, petty criminal, theft, mountain, self discovery, society, family relations, unemployment, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, alps, europe, swiss alps
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Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a separate storyline not related to the "Trailer Park Boys" Television show, but with the same lovable characters. The boys get arrested for robbing an ATM machine and spend 18 months in jail. When the get out, they decide to pull ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, marijuana, dark humor, buddies, disorder, robbery, misfit, criminal heroes, social misfits, life is a bitch, society, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia, tokyo, australia
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The French Kissers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale about an adolescent boy and his efforts to fit in amongst a varied cast of characters.
Style: sexy, not serious, realistic, humorous, hot
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, first sexual experience, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, social relations, farce, strong sexual content, teenage boy, first sex, generation gap, first love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brittany
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 7.5
 7K
Welcome (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: age difference, coming of age, family disapproval, obsessive quest, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, family tradition, hopes, misfit, human spirit, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, england, london, english channel, iraq
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 6.8
 4K
Tony Manero (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Chile, Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from "Saturday Night Fever".
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: dancing, brutality, mother daughter relationship, murder, showbiz, nightlife, ambition, crimes, desire for fame, lifestyle, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: chile, santiago chile, latin america
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The Angels' Share (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
Style: feel good, harsh, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: community service, heist, working class, crimes, petty criminal, moral dilemma, going straight, fish out of water, thief, one last chance, society, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, england, london ...
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 7.6
 5K
The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: coming of age, betrayal, russian, death, soldier, family relations, crimes, parents and children, cons and scams, hospital, transformation, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1940s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: russia, new jersey, siberia, black sea
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 6.2
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: disturbing, intense, stylized, factual, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, writers, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, drug addiction, prison, society, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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The Elementary School (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is replaced by the militant Igor Hnidzo. He is very strict - but also ...
Style: surreal, realistic, semi serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, self discovery, boy, teacher, education, friendship, pregnancy, extramarital affair, voyeurism, prostitute, substitute teacher, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1946, post world war two
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, czechoslovakia
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 7.0
 132K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: surreal, brutal, harsh, bloody, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, brutality, crimes, social misfits, character study, violence, male nudity, prison life, society, violence spree, gangsters, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
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Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed by a mysterious man. One night he manages to catch up with his persecutor and tries to get him to talk but in the ensuing struggle he accidentally stabs him. He ...
Style: slasher, mind bending, macabre, psychedelic, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, musician, killer, female psychopath, murder mystery, gay, blackmail, decapitation, photographer, erotica ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, italy, rome italy, vatican
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 6.6
 131K
16 Blocks (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, harsh, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, police corruption, corrupt cop, gunfight, twists and turns, crimes, chase, justice, police investigation, testimony, convict, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, seattle, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 6K
Play (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the 'little brother number' or 'brother trick', involving ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, captivating, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: boy, gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship between boys, bullying, kids in trouble, coming of age, mind game, society, rivalry, crimes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, europe
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Evil Come Evil Go (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A religious fanatic murders people who are engaging in sex.
Style: slasher, cult film
Plot: sex, lesbian, outdoor sex, lesbian sex, female nudity, bondage, voyeurism, lust, coitus, killed during sex, voyeur, murder ...
Place: los angeles
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 6.1
 490
The Violators (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Shelly meets Rachel, two dysfunctional girls from radically opposed backgrounds set off on a collision course that will leave one of them shattered, the other re-born. Set in the forsaken wastelands of Cheshire's little-seen urban ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: women, abusive father, underage sex, life is a bitch, social differences, class differences, social misfits, female protagonist, beauty, abuse, liar, prison ...
Place: northern england
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Naked Childhood (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Handed over to foster care by his mother—who's unwilling to give up permanent custody—the now-adolescent François understands that nothing in life is permanent, and his increasingly erratic actions reflect this knowledge.
Style: anthology, cinema verite
Plot: childhood, children, boy, foster parent, coming of age, youth, troublemaker, foundling, prank, adoption, frustration, old man ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
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 5.2
 493
Cool! (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This movie follows a gang of Morrocan/Dutch youngsters into their criminal career.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, vengeance, heist, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, youth, buddies, crimes, bank, reform school, friends, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: netherlands
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