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, serious, stylized, talky and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with crimes, crime gone awry, crime, disorder, violence, gangsters, storytelling, vengeance, dialogue and murder plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Romania and other countries.
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crime gone awry movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as crime gone awry: Quick Change (1990), Snatch (2000), Baby's Day Out (1994), Reservoir Dogs (1992), Home Alone (1990), Killing Them Softly (2012), 7 Seconds (2005), The Hard Word (2002), Fargo (1996), Styx (2001).

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, dark humor, witty, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, buddies, dishonesty, crime, chaos and mayhem, crimes, friends, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
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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: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, clever ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, buddies, partners, disorder, friends, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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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, witty, cynical, exciting, slang ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, cons and scams, gambling, criminal heroes, disorder, crime gone awry, master criminal, bet, boxing, nothing goes right, dimwit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, antwerp, england
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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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: babies and infants, mischievous children, danger, crime gone awry, disorder, kidnapping, fish out of water, nothing goes right, chase, young heroes, rescue, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, illinois
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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, captivating, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, psychopath, crimes, violence spree, gang, heist gone wrong, dark hero, cult, undercover cop, perfect crime, thief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: 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, funny, light, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, holiday, family, when the parents are away, danger, neighbor, crime gone awry, vacation, precocious child, young heroes, child protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, america, paris france, chicago illinois, illinois ...
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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, witty, realistic, offbeat, gloomy ...
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, gangsters, redemption, violence, mafia, one last job, revenge, paranoia, blood, coffin, boat ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
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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: suspenseful, rough, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, hitman, crime gone awry, gambling, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, mafia, heist, emotionless, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, florida
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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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, one man army, tough heroes, criminal heroes, chases and races, rivalry, crime gone awry, disorder, dishonesty, kidnapping, daring rescue, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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The Hard Word (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and greed rear-up between the good crims and the bad ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, cynical, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, prison, chase, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, cons and scams, frame up, rivalry, siblings relations, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, new jersey
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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, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, greed, snow, ransom, psychopath, crime gone awry, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, ambiguous ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, police shootout, loan shark, explosion, insurance fraud, debt, tough law enforcer, tough heroes, gambling, betrayal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, south africa
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Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
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: dark humor, talky, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, kidnapping, crime gone awry, crimes, screenwriter, dishonesty, mob boss, partners in crime, dog, gangster, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963, year 1954, year 1947 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, phoenix arizona
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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: home invasion, confinement indoors, crime gone awry, confined, locked in a room, robbery, thief, danger, cat and mouse, millionaire, bunker, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 79K
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: suspenseful, tense, cynical, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, private detective, extramarital affair, crime, wife husband relationship, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, adultery, infidelity, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
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 5.7
 28K
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, robbery, danger, confined, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry, robbery gone awry, bank, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
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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, talky, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, gangsters, crime, corruption, organized crime, crime gone awry, mafia, millionaire, crimes, dishonor among criminals, drugs/alcohol, gang leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Original Gangsters (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: La historia comienza con un robo que se realiza en la Ciudad de México. La banda formada por Carlos, Leonardo, Mónica y Leserio habían pactado viajar a Argentina para lavar el dinero. Al llegar a Buenos Aires se encuentran en una guerra de mafias ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crime, criminal heroes, disorder, bank robbery, violence, escape, crimes, chief of police, blood on camera lens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, mexico, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal, mystery, crime, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, friendship, domestic violence, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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 6.4
 186K
Pain & Gain (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, american dream, friends, athlete's life, greed, ambition, partners, partners in crime, kidnapping, unlikely criminals, group of criminals, stupidity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994, year 1995
Place: miami, florida, usa, mexico, bahamas ...
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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: dark humor, talky, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: crime, disorder, vigilantism, track down, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, missing person, abduction, rivalry, kidnapping, artists and showbiz, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.1
 27K
The Big Hit (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, kidnapping, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, cons and scams, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, hostage, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, hong kong
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, hitman, drug dealing, police corruption, disorder, criminal's revenge, rivalry, crimes, frame up, crime gone awry, gangsters, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
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 4.4
 20K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, danger, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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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, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, stripper, priest, plot twist, crime gone awry, gory, bar fight, sheriff, hostage, criminal heroes, brutality, mexican american border ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america, dungeon
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 5.5
 494
Mercy Streets (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Estranged twin brothers - one a con man, the other an Episcopal deacon - accidentally switch places... and find God in the process.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, christian film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, twins, crime gone awry, dishonesty, heist, clergy, estrangement, crime, cons and scams, disorder, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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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, betrayal, crime, perfect crime, extramarital affair, murder, love affair, plan gone awry, crimes, artist, jealousy, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, fbi, police, crime, hostage, one day, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, bank robbery, nothing goes right, disorder, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
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, clever, witty ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, killings, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, crime gone awry, americana, sheriff, gory ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
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 7.2
 16K
Thursday (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 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: surreal, suspenseful, dark humor, witty, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, cons and scams, crime gone awry, crime, danger, drug dealing, deadly, criminal heroes, adoption, gangsters, heroin, architect ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
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