Crime gone awry movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant crime gone awry movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, twists and turns, clever, interesting, talky and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with crime gone awry, crimes, disorder, gangsters, dialogue, storytelling, dishonesty, brutality, heist and mentor plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, South Korea and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as crime gone awry: Reservoir Dogs (1992), Killing Them Softly (2012), Fargo (1996), The Brink's Job (1978), Snatch (2000), Quick Change (1990), Seven Psychopaths (2012), Derailed (2005), A Simple Plan (1998), Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013).

List of crime gone awry movies

 8.3
 989K
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: talky, brutal, tense, non-linear, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, heist, dark hero, psychopath, swearing, violence spree, gang, perfect crime, undercover cop, thief, undercover agent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, buddies, one last job, mafia, fall in love, hopes, disorder, redemption, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, cynical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, heist, crimes, criminal heroes, disorder, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, buddies, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, friends, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england
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Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, rough, tense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, robbery, criminal, hitman, bandit, crimes, gambling, mafia, murder, poker, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, florida, orlando florida
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 8.1
 663K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, dark humor, crime gone awry, greed, police investigation, snow, police officer, ransom, policewoman, murder, small town, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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The Brink's Job (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, master criminal, gang, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, rivalry, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: boston, usa
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 8.3
 836K
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: humorous, witty, entertaining, funny, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, gambling, cons and scams, sarcasm, heist, disorder, nothing goes right, bookies, graphic violence, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
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 6.8
 21K
Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, disorder, friends, cons and scams, partners, buddies, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: talky, neo noir, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, psychopath, dog, crimes, crime gone awry, killings, thief, weirdo, strong violent content, screenwriter, murder, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1947, year 1954, year 1963 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
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 6.6
 73K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, serious, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, deception, infidelity, crimes, couples, family in danger, disorder, adultery, rape, dishonesty, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.5
 69K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, crimes, betrayal, human nature, treasure, character change, dishonesty, couple relations, disorder, fbi, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
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Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The stories of a missing wife, a couple of meth heads and an Elvis impersonator are connected by the items found in a small town's pawn shop.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: dark humor, crime gone awry, disorder, crimes, nothing goes right, vigilantism, abduction, missing person, rivalry, artists and showbiz, track down, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Dead Man's Bluff (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is a shot in the head. There are more than 20 Russian-movie ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, frame up, gangsters, criminal heroes, russian mafia, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, police corruption, psychopath, drug dealing, russian roulette ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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 4.7
 474
Styx (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, debt, police shootout, going straight, unlikely criminals, tough law enforcer, betrayal, dishonesty, master criminal, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, cape town south africa
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 7.1
 47K
11:14 (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the ...
Style: non-linear, cynical, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: dark humor, murder, vandalism, chase, accident, crime gone awry, crimes, robbery, nothing goes right, thief, theft, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 18K
Thursday (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Casey has given up drug dealing for a suburban idyll in Houston, a job as an architect and a new wife. They are even planning to adopt a child. But Casey's past arrives on the doorstep in the shape of Nick, an old business partner. And all hell ...
Style: neo noir, surreal, suspenseful, witty, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman rapes man, dark humor, gangsters, hitman, cons and scams, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crimes, suburbs, adoption, heroin, architect ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, los angeles
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 7.7
 552K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, when the parents are away, holiday, child protagonist, home invasion, youth, kids and family, disney, children, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, france ...
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The Opportunists (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up ...
Style: realistic, talky, suspense, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, safecracker, crime gone awry, gangsters, crimes, redemption, unlikely couple, dishonesty, going straight, starting over, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, ireland, europe, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 6.6
 34K
Redirected (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Lithuania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four friends become stranded in Eastern Europe and have to become hit men, prostitutes, corrupt cops, smugglers and more to make it home.
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, partners in crime, escapades, smuggling, friends, disorder, murder, gambling, plan gone awry, crime gone awry, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, lithuania, england, berlin germany, russia
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Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, heist, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
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 6.1
 50K
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby ...
Style: light, humorous, not serious, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: babies and infants, mischievous children, escapades, kidnapping, stupidity, chase, prank, missing child, adventure, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 6.8
 276K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, neo noir, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, claustrophobia, thief, trapped, confinement indoors, millionaire, disorder, security system, child in peril, cat and mouse, psycho, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 95K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, cynical ...
Plot: extramarital affair, private detective, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, gas station, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
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 5.7
 31K
Armored (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, robbery, confined, rivalry, dishonesty, homeless, bank, heist gone wrong, corruption, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, paris france
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 5.9
 661
The Hold-Up (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lola's a single mom, broke, working as a janitor and maid. Silvia is pregnant, and her lover (her boss) won't leave his wife. Maite, newly a widow, discovers she's penniless but wants to maintain appearances and give her daughter a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, hostage, cons and scams, working class, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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 6.2
 278
Puzzle (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five strangers, each with his own special talents, are recruited by the mysterious 'X'. They do not know why they are brought together, but nonetheless agree to a series of potentially lucrative schemes. A planned bank robbery goes awry ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, crime gone awry, heist, master criminal, suspicion, undercover, law enforcement, race against time, dishonesty, rivalry, confined, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
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 5.5
 5K
Pusher (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In London, a drug dealer grows increasingly desperate over the course of a week after a botched deal lands him in the merciless clutches of a ruthless crime lord. The more desperate his behavior, the more isolated he becomes until there is nothing ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: crime gone awry, drug dealing, criminal heroes, on the run, nothing goes right, chase, disorder, gangsters, debt, drug dealer, violence, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, england, east end london
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 5.7
 28K
The Nut Job (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - ...
Style: funny, not serious, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: talking animals, squirrel, friendship, family, animals, heist, crime gone awry, friends, unlikely partners, fish out of water, chase, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.3
 249K
RocknRolla (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, talky, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, dark humor, cons and scams, crimes, gang leader, organized crime, crime gone awry, mafia, graphic violence, dishonor among criminals, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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The Big Swindle (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After being convicted for fraud, one month has passed since CHOI Chang-Hyuk's release from jail. But this time around he's got and elaborate plan cooked up. It's the biggest bank heist in history that'll make any thief have a wet ...
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, law enforcement, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, bank robbery, rivalry, crimes, graphic violence, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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