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, talky, interesting, entertaining and suspense films and TV shows about / with crimes, crime gone awry, crime, disorder, violence, murder, dialogue, gangsters, storytelling and greed plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as crime gone awry: Fargo (1996), Reservoir Dogs (1992), Killing Them Softly (2012), Quick Change (1990), A Simple Plan (1998), 11:14 (2003), Baby's Day Out (1994), No One Lives (2012), Snatch (2000), Styx (2001).

List of crime gone awry movies

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: atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, buddies, one last job, mafia, deadly, fall in love, coffin, crime, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
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 8.1
 569K
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, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, police investigation, greed, ransom, snow, psychopath, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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 8.3
 843K
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: brutal, tense, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, dark hero, psychopath, crimes, violence spree, swearing, gang, heist gone wrong, undercover agent, cult, undercover cop ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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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, dark humor, exciting, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, disorder, heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crimes, crime, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, friends, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, london, 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: suspenseful, rough, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, gambling, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, mafia, heist, danger, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2008
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida
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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, witty ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, partners, disorder, buddies, friends, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 59K
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: crime gone awry, greed, crime, betrayal, treasure, character change, human nature, dishonesty, disorder, fbi, nothing goes right, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
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 7.2
 43K
11:14 (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: dark humor, cynical, semi serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, robbery, chase, vandalism, accident, deadly, cover up, police, secret, abortion, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.1
 42K
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, light, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: babies and infants, mischievous children, danger, disorder, crime gone awry, kidnapping, adventure, chase, nothing goes right, prank, rescue, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.0
 17K
No One Lives (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, gang, serial killer, hostages, captivity, crime gone awry, danger, hunt down, crimes, trap, killing off one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa
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 8.3
 728K
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, entertaining, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, master criminal, gambling, heist, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, bet, partners in crime, boxing, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, antwerp, england
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 4.7
 438
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, ambiguous ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, debt, police shootout, loan shark, explosion, insurance fraud, cons and scams, golden years, going straight, gangsters, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, south africa
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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: dark humor, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, kidnapping, crime gone awry, crimes, screenwriter, dishonesty, mob boss, partners in crime, dog, gangster, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963, year 1975, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles, phoenix arizona
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The Opportunists (2000)
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, crime, redemption, unlikely couple, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, going straight, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ireland, europe, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 9.0
 281K
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, atmospheric, captivating, cynical, witty ...
Plot: crimes, small town, police investigation, crime, killings, female police officer, law enforcement, small town life, psychopath, americana, crime gone awry, snow ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
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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: on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, hitman, robbery, hostage, chase, on the run, gangsters, crime, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, mexico
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 6.8
 240K
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, thief, cat and mouse, danger, millionaire, bunker, disorder, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 81K
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: extramarital affair, murder, crime gone awry, private detective, crime, neo-noir, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, adultery, infidelity, neo noir ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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 5.7
 29K
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, confined, chases and races, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, robbery gone awry, bank, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
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 5.5
 4K
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, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, on the run, chase, disorder, nothing goes right, danger, gangster, violence, drug dealer, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, england, east end london
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 5.7
 25K
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, funny, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: squirrel, friendship, heist, crime gone awry, family, friends, unlikely partners, fish out of water, animals, chase, betrayal, talking animals ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa
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 7.3
 222K
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: gangsters, cons and scams, corruption, organized crime, crime, crime gone awry, mafia, millionaire, crimes, drugs/alcohol, dishonor among criminals, gang leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.6
 412K
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, light, funny, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, mischievous children, when the parents are away, child protagonist, kids and family, youth, danger, neighbor, precocious child, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, america, chicago illinois, paris france, illinois ...
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Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, crimes, murder, urban ghetto life, gangsters, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, prison, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, gang, dishonesty, criminal heroes, forgery, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, buddies, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: boston, usa
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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, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, dishonesty, disorder, criminal heroes, bank robbery, violence, escape, crimes, blood on camera lens, chief of police ...
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, police investigation, unlikely criminals, crumbling marriage, law enforcement, friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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The Way of the Gun (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: cynical, rough, suspense, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, gunfight, surrogate mother, crime gone awry, criminal, gangsters, crime, money, disorder, confined, rags to riches ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico
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 6.4
 190K
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: american dream, friends, athlete's life, crime, ambition, group of criminals, partners, stupidity, kidnapping, greed, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1995, year 1994
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: disorder, crime, nothing goes right, track down, crime gone awry, vigilantism, abduction, missing person, kidnapping, rivalry, artists and showbiz, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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