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 serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, psychological and suspense films and TV shows about / with criminal, murder, crimes, death, gun, violence, crime, brutality, gunfight and storytelling 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: Animal Kingdom (2016), Breaking Bad (2008), Shopping (1994), The Accountant (2016), The River Wild (1994), Psycho-Pass (2012), Gomorrah (2008), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Gangsta. (2015), American Ultra (2015).

List of criminal movies

 8.2
 22K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, mother son relationship, criminal, crime family, crimes, dysfunctional family, danger, escapades, drugs/alcohol, gay brother, family conflict, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
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 9.5
 1.4M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
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: clever, captivating, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, master criminal, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, crimes, family problems, unlikely partners, teacher, drug cartel, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 5.4
 3K
Shopping (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dark, hip, urban story of a barren and anonymous city where the underclass' sport of choice is ram-raiding. An exciting game in which stolen cars are driven through shop windows to aid large-scale looting before the police arrive. For Tommy, ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, criminal, nihilism, violence, gang, vandalism, crime, crimes, teenage life, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, heist ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, new jersey
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 7.3
 254K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, tense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lone hero, autism, accountant, mathematics, sniper, organized crime, gunfight, money laundering, hitman, criminal, investigation, informant ...
Time: 2000s, year 2010, year 1989, year 2006, 80s
Place: illinois, germany, chicago illinois, washington d.c., new hampshire ...
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 6.4
 41K
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, exciting, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Plot: river, hostage, wilderness, criminal, rafting, family in danger, danger, forces of nature, survival, adventure, hostages, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, idaho
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 8.2
 15K
Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: atmospheric, futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, graphic violence, police investigation, future dystopia, master criminal, human nature, mastermind, partners against crime, chase, society, crimes, criminal ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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 7.0
 46K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang war, juvenile delinquency, criminal, power, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, organized crime, debt, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, quarry
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy, miami ...
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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: exciting, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: surveillance, hotel, criminal, danger, disorder, ruse, motel, violence, hippie, neo noir, society, dark secret ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 1950s, year 1969 ...
Place: washington d.c., california, nevada
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 7.3
 2K
Gangsta. (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, seinen ...
Plot: murder, prostitution, mafia, gang, violence, gunfight, teamwork, massacre, law and order, betrayal, secret organization, death ...
Place: japan
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 6.1
 83K
American Ultra (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike, a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe, is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, ...
Style: dark humor, entertaining, feel good, stylized, light ...
Plot: memory loss, top secret, cia agent, amnesia, criminal, undercover agent, cia, spy, hitman, gunfight, conspiracy, chase ...
Place: west virginia, manila philippines, langley virginia
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, realistic, captivating, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal action, legal investigation, flashback, murder trial ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, beverly hills, california
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, gunfight, anti hero, greed, anti heroes, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cons and scams, lone wolves, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona ...
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Desperate Measures (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son. There's only one catch the potential donor is convicted multiple murderer Peter McCabe who sees a trip to the hospital ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, emotional, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, chase, criminal, convict, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, hospital, escape, race against time, child illness, confrontation ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.9
 9K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, murder, police detective, crime investigation, criminal, murder mystery, mystery, british police, who done it, right hand man, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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 5.4
 6K
El Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000 – and a bloody past – suddenly finds himself under attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, outlaw, criminal, violence, gang, track down, deadly, danger, crime, crimes, rivalry, lone wolves ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
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 7.0
 2K
Temple (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Story: Talented and successful surgeon Daniel Milton has his world shattered when his wife Beth develops a fatal degenerative disease. After conventional treatment options run out, Daniel partners with the lonely yet resourceful Lee to start a literal ...
Style: suspense, captivating, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: surgeon, criminal, police investigation, underground, clinic, secret, doctor, police detective, stolen money, desperation, runaway, rescue ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london
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 5.4
 8K
Bullet Head (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of career criminals finds itself trapped in a warehouse with the law – and an Attack Dog named DeNiro closing in.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: killer animal, criminal, heist, police detective, warehouse, police, dog, money, drug addict, safe, survival, save the day ...
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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, neo noir, gambling, mafia, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, bandit, gangsters, poker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida, orlando florida
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 7.2
 36K
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: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, rough, cult film ...
Plot: prison, brutality, convict, criminal, murder, judge, self destructing, criminal heroes, prison life, notoriety, drug use, stabbing ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
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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, rough, suspenseful, brutal, psychological ...
Plot: drug abuse, criminal, crimes, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, heist, going straight, drugs, gang of thieves, friendship, criminal gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, pimp, crime, childhood trauma, criminal, violence, troubled teen, vigilante, vengeance, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Style: melancholic, lyrical, bleak, tense, touching ...
Plot: family relations, fugitives, love triangle, police officer, outlaw, criminal, crimes, chase, couple relations, criminal heroes, escapades, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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 8.0
 11K
Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mercenary, pirate, danger, adventure, crimes, femme fatale, mafia, arms dealer, hostage, gang, rivalry, team ...
Place: asia, japan, thailand
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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough cop's (Sylvester Stallone) seemingly frail mother (Estelle Getty) comes to stay with him and progressively interferes in his life. She buys him an illegal MAC-10 machine pistol and starts poking around in his police cases. Eventually, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, light, idiotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, parents and children, fighting crime, unlikely partners, criminal, crimes, family relations, police, parent grown child relationship, murder, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 7.6
 2K
Beelzebub (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Story: Ishiyama High is a school populated entirely by delinquents, where nonstop violence and lawlessness are the norm. However, there is one universally acknowledged rule—don't cross first year student Tatsumi Oga, Ishiyama's most vicious ...
Style: exciting, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: demon, danger, supernatural, parenting, youth, fight, master and servant, vengeance, nanny, school, imaginary, rivalry ...
Place: japan
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Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The real-life case based on the horrific crimes of Sante and Kenny Kimes, the mother and son duo who specialized in theft, fraud and murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, suspense
Plot: criminal, landlady, female psychopath, domineering mother, murder, assassination plot, mother son relationship, childhood trauma, obsession, mentally unstable, parent child relationship, dog ...
Place: new york
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 4.4
 1K
Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, criminal underworld, criminal, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, deadly, crime gone awry, dishonesty, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles, britain
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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: twists and turns, cynical, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, gangsters, gunfight, crime gone awry, criminal, crime, crimes, money, surrogate mother, disorder, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, 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: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, neo noir, heist, crimes, plot twist, interrogation, manipulations, manipulation, dishonesty, criminal, theft, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1981, 1990s, 80s
Place: hungary, turkey, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles
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 6.4
 6K
Levity (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Manuel Jordan is a man who is free after serving 23 years for killing a teenager during an attempted robbery. After nearly two decades of staring at his victim's face on a newspaper clipping in his cell, the paroled man attempts to find ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, melancholic, philosophical ...
Plot: redemption, sin, murder, prison, robbery, criminal, gang, friendship, haunted by the past, going straight, human nature, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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