Criminal movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant criminal movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting, serious and realistic films and TV shows about / with criminal, crimes, murder, violence, police, gun, organized crime, death, blood and gangsters plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as criminal: White Collar (2009), Animal Kingdom (2016), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Breaking Bad (2008), Gangsta. (2015), The River Wild (1994), Banana Fish (2018), Hell or High Water (2016), Boy Wonder (2010), Chopper (2000).

List of criminal movies

 8.3
 130K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fbi, mastermind, art thief, partners, investigation, unlikely partners, cons and scams, expert, talented, law enforcement, intelligence, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 8.2
 36K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, twists and turns, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, crime family, crimes, heist, dysfunctional family, escapades, gay brother, family conflict, brother brother relationship, friendship, ex convict, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california
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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past in 1969. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. A young ...
Style: suspense, exciting, neo noir, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: surveillance, criminal, hotel, disorder, survival, motel, ruse, deception, dishonesty, kidnapping, death, psychopath ...
Time: year 1969, year 1959, 60s, 50s
Place: california, nevada, washington d.c.
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 9.5
 1.8M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, life turned upside down, drug lord, crimes, family problems, peril, master criminal, life is a bitch, cancer, unlikely partners, drug cartel, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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 7.2
 3K
Gangsta. (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the crime-ridden, mafia-governed city of Ergastulum, Worick and Nicolas are two "handymen" known as "Benriya" who would take any dirty job from either police or mafia -- for a good price. After an assignment from police the ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, seinen ...
Plot: police, gang, murder, criminal, prostitution, betrayal, teamwork, death, gunfight, mafia, distopia, conspiracy ...
Place: japan
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 6.4
 46K
The River Wild (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: While on a family vacation, rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, intense, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: wilderness, river, survival, hostage, criminal, rafting, family in danger, adventure, bank robber, kidnapping, rescue, forces of nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, idaho, usa
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 8.2
 6K
Banana Fish (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, bleak, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, gang, weapons, investigation, crimes, criminal, mystery, bandit, self loathing, uncover truth, escapades, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Hell or High Water (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.
Style: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, cerebral, neo noir ...
Plot: bank robbery, brother, oil, heist, texas ranger, criminal, bank robber, brother brother relationship, small town, armed robbery, robbery, gunfight ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, future
Place: texas, california, usa, oklahoma
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 6.8
 9K
Boy Wonder (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, vigilante, childhood trauma, murder, violence, dead mother, troubled teen, pimp, vengeance, crimes, haunted by the past, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 39K
Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: disturbing, cynical, rough, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: prison, brutality, criminal, convict, gangsters, dark humor, crimes, murder, eccentricity, self destructing, judge, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 7.3
 227K
Cruella (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to ...
Style: colourful, light, captivating, psychotronic, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fashion, disney, villain, female villain, fashion designer, robbery, designer, villainess, personality change, dalmatian, criminal, secret identity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, year 1965
Place: london, england, united kingdom, britain, europe
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 7.3
 86K
Shot Caller (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
Style: clever, harsh, twist ending, suspense, tense ...
Plot: prison, prison gang, skinhead, gang, criminal, prisoner, prison life, criminal heroes, tattoo, organized crime, estranged father, prison violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, neo noir, twist ending, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, heist, master criminal, criminal, organized crime, manipulation, mystery, gangsters, interrogation, mysterious character, dishonesty, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, turkey, new york, hungary, manhattan new york city
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 5.6
 6K
Narco Sub (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man will become a criminal to save his family. Director: Shawn Welling Writer: Derek H. Potts Stars: Tom Vera, Tom Sizemore, Lee Majors |
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: criminal, drug cartel, criminal heroes, cia, navy, dea, submarine, cia agent, cartel, sex trafficking, kidnapping, drugs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.3
 20K
Sweet Home (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Cha Hyun-Soo is a high school student. He is also a recluse and rarely leaves his room. He refuses to talk to his father, mother and younger sister. One day, his whole family, except for him, dies in a car accident. Cha Hyun-Soo is left all alone. ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, apocalyptic, slasher ...
Plot: virus, criminal, self harm, society, murder, suicide, monster, high school student, group of criminals, friendship, rebellion, bandit ...
Place: south korea
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 7.3
 294K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: autism, lone hero, accountant, assassin, mathematics, gunfight, organized crime, justice, sniper, hitman, money laundering, investigation ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, year 2010, 2000s, year 2006 ...
Place: washington d.c., germany, new hampshire, illinois, chicago illinois ...
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 8.3
 11K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: russian mafia, organized crime, crime boss, russian, mafia, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, mob boss, gangsters, murder, characters in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.3
 264K
Red Notice (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Interpol-issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world's most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI's top profiler and two rival criminals, there's no telling what will happen.
Style: funny, tense, exciting, ridiculous, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, agent, art thief, interpol, ruse, thief, mission, criminal, wanted, money, fight, art ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: cairo egypt, egypt, italy, england, london ...
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 8.0
 242K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: tense, captivating, twists and turns, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, investigation, master criminal, special agents, unlikely partners, intrigue, mind game, crimes, partners, law enforcement, killings, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.1
 50K
15 Minutes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, criminal, media, police investigation, journalism, prisoner, crimes, partners against crime, violence, justice, revenge, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 14K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime investigation, female detective, murder, murder mystery, british police, who done it, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern 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, brutal, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, hitman, crimes, crime gone awry, mafia, gambling, heist, organized crime, poker, brutality, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, orlando florida, florida
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 6.7
 3K
Hellsinki (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Besides the journey of Tomppa and Krisu, the main characters of the film, Rööperi tells the story of Gypsy Kari, Arska, Bisquit, Uki and a bunch of other bad boys and criminals; it tells of their memorable and unscrupulous journey from crime and ...
Style: bleak, brutal, psychological, enigmatic, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, criminal, crimes, drug abuse, prison, drugs, fighting the system, greed, brutality, drug addiction, culture clash, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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 7.9
 15K
Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and nine collected volumes have been released so far. It was later adapted into an anime ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, psychological, adult animation ...
Audience: kids
Plot: pirate, mercenary, crimes, femme fatale, adventure, arms dealer, gang, criminal, team, rivalry, mafia, bounty hunter ...
Place: japan, thailand, asia
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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Canada, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
Style: buddy comedy, captivating, tense, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, bodyguard, chase, killer, assassin, tough guy, on the run, two man army, one against many, criminal, murderer, car chase ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: england, buckingham palace, london, manchester, amsterdam ...
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 7.7
 21K
Prodigal Son (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, expert, murder investigation, haunted by the past, psychological trauma, profiler, criminal psychologist, childhood trauma, police, crimes, forensics, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 51K
Good Girls (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
Style: funny, ironic, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: housewife, female friendship, money laundering, family relations, criminal, female protagonist, crimes, convenience store robbery, love hate relationship, husband wife relationship, cons and scams, crime gone awry ...
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 6.8
 19K
Paradise PD (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: An eager young rookie joins the ragtag small-town police force led by his dad as they bumble, squabble and snort their way through a big drug case.
Style: humorous, cynical, not serious, absurd, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dark humor, social satire, police investigation, goofy hero, small town, disorder, stupidity, bad cop, incompetence, criminal, buddies, dumb ...
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 8.2
 19K
Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, human nature, partners against crime, graphic violence, master criminal, mastermind, future dystopia, police investigation, crimes, criminal, society, psychopath ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
Style: exciting, psychotronic, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, female warrior, tough girl, superheroine, superhero team, female assassin, violence, betrayal, anti heroine, revenge, supernatural power ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: new jersey, sicily
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