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, clever, entertaining, suspenseful, serious and humorous films and TV shows about / with crime gone awry, crimes, disorder, crime, gangsters, dialogue, murder, brutality, dishonesty and mentor plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as crime gone awry: Snatch (2000), Reservoir Dogs (1992), Baby's Day Out (1994), Home Alone (1990), Killing Them Softly (2012), Panic Room (2002), Fargo (1996), RocknRolla (2008), Quick Change (1990), Blind Man's Bluff (2005).

List of crime gone awry movies

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: 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, exciting, twists and turns, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, buddies, dishonesty, crime, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
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 8.3
 709K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 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, cynical, witty, slang, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, crimes, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, disorder, gambling, master criminal, bet, nothing goes right, boxing, dimwit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
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 8.3
 810K
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: tense, stylized, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, psychopath, crimes, violence spree, gang, heist gone wrong, undercover cop, thief, perfect crime, cult, undercover agent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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 6.0
 40K
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: humorous, not serious, funny, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: babies and infants, kidnapping, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, mischievous children, danger, disorder, fish out of water, chase, young heroes, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa
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 7.5
 402K
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, not serious, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, holiday, when the parents are away, crime gone awry, home alone, young heroes, danger, precocious child, neighbor, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, france, illinois, chicago illinois, paris france ...
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Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, 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: rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, robbery, crime gone awry, gambling, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, mafia, heist, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida
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Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: dark humor, atmospheric, serious, witty, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, hitman, gangsters, violence, mafia, revenge, redemption, coffin, paranoia, blood, boat, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, new jersey
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 6.8
 235K
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, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, confinement indoors, confined, bunker, home invasion, secret room, locked in a room, heist, heist gone wrong, survival, burglary, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 555K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: dark humor, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, psychopath, greed, ransom, snow, murder, crime gone awry, small town, neo noir, police, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
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 7.3
 218K
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: dark humor, twists and turns, surprise ending, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, crime, corruption, organized crime, crime gone awry, mafia, drugs/alcohol, gang leader, crimes, twists & turns, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.8
 18K
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: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime gone awry, bank robbery, heist, hostage negotiator, friendship, crime, firefighter, map, taxi driver, comedy of errors, buddies, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Blind 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: dark humor, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, hitman, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, police corruption, crimes, frame up, rivalry, disorder, gangsters, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
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 7.2
 42K
11:14 (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 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: clever, dark humor, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, vandalism, robbery, chase, arrest, ambulance, secret, gun, police, sex, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 4.4
 435
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, ambiguous ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, explosion, insurance fraud, loan shark, debt, police shootout, heist, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, cape town south africa
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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, offbeat, entertaining, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, priest, stripper, gory, crime gone awry, hostage, criminal heroes, brutality, plot twist, bar fight, mexican american border, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america, dungeon
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 6.4
 12K
Descendants (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, fairy tale, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, island, teenage protagonist, destiny, family, villain, witchcraft, moral dilemma, happy ending, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
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 6.3
 36K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: criminal heroes, murderous pair, cons and scams, on the run, homecoming, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, partners, murder, robbery, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
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A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, clever, serious, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, betrayal, love affair, perfect crime, crimes, murder, plan gone awry, jealousy, private detective, blackmail, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 9.0
 265K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, captivating, atmospheric, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, psychopath, killings, small town life, americana, law enforcement, gory, crime gone awry, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
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 5.1
 15K
American Heist (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers, both with troubled paths, find themselves in the middle of one last bank job.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, sibling relationship, bank, crime gone awry, going straight, robbery, crime, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, hopes, disorder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 5.7
 22K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: humorous, entertaining, tense, funny, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, verbal byplay, crime gone awry, collector, disorder, dishonesty, partners, farce, employer employee relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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 5.8
 9K
Whisper (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Convicted felon Max Truemont (played by Josh Holloway) is hired to execute a kidnapping of the son of one of the richest women in the state. Along with his fiancée Roxanne (played by Sarah Wayne Callies), Max joins two other strangers who were also ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, mind control, murder, hostages, confined, danger, crime gone awry, partners in crime, criminal heroes, isolation, evil child, ransom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england, usa
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 7.2
 5K
Bummer (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, on the road, crime gone awry, crime, intrigue, dishonesty, disorder, on the run, crimes, murder, chases and races, stolen car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: russia
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 5.8
 16K
Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Style: cynical, suspense, tense, ironic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, cons and scams, hostages, crime gone awry, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, adultery, abduction, ransom, mistress, husband wife relationship, ransom demand, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
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 5.2
 15K
The Bag Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A criminal waits in a seedy motel and waits for his boss after killing several men to steal a bag.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motel, criminal heroes, cons and scams, crime, crime gone awry, disorder, crime boss, dishonesty, danger, pack of money, corrupt cop, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
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 5.8
 48K
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he ...
Style: surreal, humorous, entertaining, funny, light ...
Plot: heist, adventure, crime gone awry, master thief, absurdism, world domination, twists & turns, vatican, leonardo da vinci, crimes, heroes, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: rome italy, new jersey
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 5.7
 24K
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: humorous, entertaining, funny, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: family, heist, squirrel, friendship, crime gone awry, unlikely partners, friends, fish out of water, talking animals, chase, betrayal, rat ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa
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 6.6
 2K
The Swindle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: casino, gambling, crime, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, hidden identity, heist, forgery, crime gone awry, dishonesty, disorder, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: swiss alps
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 6.0
 6K
Scorched (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three bank tellers. One goal: knock the place over. The ultimate inside jobs, plotted by three people with nothing to lose.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, bank robber, bank, nothing goes right, crime, criminal heroes, small town, crime gone awry, employee, friends, desert, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
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 4.8
 7K
7 Seconds (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, chase, kidnapping, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, tough heroes, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry, heist, daring rescue, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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