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, interesting, weird, talky and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with crime gone awry, disorder, gangsters, dialogue, greed, storytelling, corruption, twists and turns, brutality and murder 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: Reservoir Dogs (1992), Redirected (2014), Blood Simple (1984), Fargo (1996), 11:14 (2003), The Brink's Job (1978), Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013), Derailed (2005), Armored (2009), Killing Them Softly (2012).

List of crime gone awry movies

 8.3
 1.0M
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, 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: neo noir, stylized, talky, brutal, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, robbery, gang, dark hero, undercover cop, suspense, psychopath, organized crime, violent, torture, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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: neo noir, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, mafia, one last job, organized crime, buddies, fall in love, hitman, redemption, gunfight, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
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 6.4
 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, clever, parody, ironic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, dark humor, smuggling, partners in crime, gangsters, friends, twists and turns, murder, gambling, corruption, plan gone awry, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, lithuania, europe, berlin germany, russia
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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, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dark humor, crime gone awry, disorder, organized crime, twists and turns, nothing goes right, violent, drugs, gambling, friends, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, united kingdom, london, canada, europe
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 7.6
 99K
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, suspenseful, intense, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, crime gone awry, murder, suspense, adultery, extramarital affair, murder mystery, hitman, twists and turns, investigation, betrayal, visceral ...
Time: year 1984, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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 8.1
 687K
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, suspenseful, dark, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, snow, dark humor, kidnapping, police, murder, ransom, greed, suspense, gangsters, crime gone awry, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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 7.1
 49K
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: twist ending, non-linear, psychological, enigmatic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dark humor, accident, twists and turns, murder, suspense, chase, vandalism, crime gone awry, multiple perspectives, multiple storylines, police officer, obsession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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: heist, crime gone awry, master criminal, dishonesty, gang, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, partners, forgery, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 1930s
Place: boston, usa
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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, atmospheric, perverse ...
Plot: crime gone awry, dark humor, disorder, vigilantism, small town, abduction, missing person, track down, rivalry, artists and showbiz, kidnapping, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 75K
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, surprise ending, twist ending, serious, rough ...
Plot: blackmail, infidelity, adultery, dangerous attraction, police investigation, betrayal, couples, twists and turns, disorder, rape, suspense, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, 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: tense, suspenseful, intense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, twists and turns, suspense, fbi, brutality, corruption, gangsters, dishonesty, confined, rivalry, homeless ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas, paris france
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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, brutal, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, gambling, mafia, organized crime, hitman, heist, murder, brutality, crime gone awry, gang, violence ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, 70s, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida, orlando florida
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Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With the help of their mentor Felix, a group of the best friends and first-time thieves steal a valuable statuette for a ruthless black market art dealer. After the amateurs botch the delivery of the objet d'art, the dealer kills Felix and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: murder, friends, crime gone awry, betrayal, heist, black market, suspense, disorder, dishonesty, partners, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gambling ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, california, los angeles, 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, buddy comedy, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian mafia, frame up, russian roulette, dark humor, crime gone awry, rivalry, police corruption, gangsters, criminal heroes, heroin, psychopath, spoiled brat ...
Time: 90s, year 2005
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.1
 19K
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, sexy, witty, humorous, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, dark humor, drugs, gangsters, crime gone awry, drug dealer, female nudity, cons and scams, drug dealing, adoption, woman rapes man, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, los angeles
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 5.7
 29K
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, humorous, entertaining, not serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: talking animals, squirrel, friendship, crime gone awry, heist, animals, children, friends, chase, betrayal, adaptation, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa
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 7.2
 257K
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: stylized, witty, humorous, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, gang leader, dark humor, mafia, twists and turns, homosexual, heist, robbery, crime gone awry, faked death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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 7.5
 72K
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: neo noir, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, snow, suspense, small town, betrayal, fbi, bag of money, winter, twists and turns, heist, character study, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota, wisconsin
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 6.8
 284K
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, suspenseful, dark, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: suspense, home invasion, trapped, thief, surveillance, confinement indoors, cat and mouse, hostage, disorder, millionaire, security system, claustrophobia ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
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: bloody, sexy, splatter, scary, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, hostage, violent, stripper, brothers, twists and turns, priest, supernatural, crime gone awry, rape victim, survival, holy water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, texas, austin texas, usa, latin america
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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: intense, neo noir, cynical, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, kidnapping, gunfight, twists and turns, crime gone awry, ransom, suspense, pregnancy, car chase, rags to riches, confined, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico
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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, tense, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, suspense, murder, crime gone awry, police investigation, twists and turns, character study, women, obsession, redemption, unlikely criminals, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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 5.4
 103K
The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: talky, bleak, neo noir, intense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: drug cartel, cocaine, lawyer, greed, crime gone awry, gangsters, suspense, betrayal, brutality, gratuitous violence, life philosophy, drug traffic ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, amsterdam, tijuana mexico ...
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The Art of the Steal (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Crunch Calhoun, a third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief, teams up with his snaky brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. But it's not just about the book for Crunch — he's keen to rewrite some ...
Style: humorous, tricky, clever, entertaining, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, art, robbery, conspiracy, con men, crime gone awry, revenge, motorcycle, twists and turns, police investigation, bank robbery, gang ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, poland, detroit, warsaw poland
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Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, love and romance, suicide, eccentricity, childhood, dark humor, violence, drugs, mentor, adaptation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 70s
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 7.0
 23K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, surprise ending, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, twists and turns, hitman, unemployment, crime gone awry, criminal, war injury, femme fatale, murder, brutality, greed, suspense ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
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In China They Eat Dogs (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intent fast paced Danish dark comedy film about two separately motivated brothers who with their slightly psychopathic tendencies end up in a touchy situation. One brother gets in serious trouble after a bank robbery and begs the other brother ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, ironic, not serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, eccentricity, brutality, violence, sarcasm, unlikely criminals, family relations, fish out of water, robbery, gangsters, dark humor, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: denmark, asia, china, copenhagen
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 7.1
 13K
Two Hands (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local gangster when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money.
Style: humorous, disturbing, entertaining, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crime gone awry, heist, greed, nothing goes right, love and romance, change of luck, rivalry, on the run, organized crime, dark humor ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia, england
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Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, surprise ending, tricky, cynical ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, manipulation, twists and turns, small town, betrayal, suspense, murder, cons and scams, disorder, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
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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, cerebral, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, robbery, hostage, police, one day, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, lgbt, gay, fbi ...
Time: year 1972, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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