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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting and tense films and TV shows about / with criminal, murder, crimes, death, crime, violence, brutality, gun, vengeance and danger plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as criminal: Animal Kingdom (2016), White Collar (2009), Cruella (2021), Breaking Bad (2008), Gangsta. (2015), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Shopping (1994), Vera (2011), The Accountant (2016), Wilderness (2006).

List of criminal movies

 8.2
 25K
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: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime family, criminal, heist, crimes, danger, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, escapades, family conflict, mother son relationship, gay brother, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
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 8.2
 121K
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
Plot: cons and scams, mastermind, fbi, genius, art thief, law enforcement, unlikely partners, partners, intelligence, talented, expert, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 7.4
 77K
Cruella (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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: psychotronic, light, modern day adaptation, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: fashion, robbery, villain, disney, criminal, villainess, origin story, punk rock, female villain, fashion designer, secret identity, personality change ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom
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 9.4
 1.5M
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, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, master criminal, life is a bitch, drug lord, crimes, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, drug cartel, unlikely partners, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 7.3
 2K
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, exciting, tense, suspense, seinen ...
Plot: prostitution, murder, mafia, gang, teamwork, gunfight, criminal, massacre, death, violence, betrayal, conspiracy ...
Place: japan
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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, suspense, surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: surveillance, disorder, hotel, criminal, motel, deadly, ruse, danger, dishonesty, violence, hippie, death ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 1950s, year 1959 ...
Place: nevada, california, washington d.c.
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 5.4
 3K
Shopping (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 87 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, exciting, rough, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, criminal, nihilism, gang, vandalism, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, teenage life, criminal heroes, heist, chase ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, new jersey
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 7.9
 10K
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 investigation, police detective, crime investigation, murder, female detective, criminal, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, murder mystery, british police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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 7.3
 269K
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, sniper, accountant, justice, organized crime, gunfight, money laundering, mathematics, hitman, federal agent, criminal ...
Time: 2000s, year 2010, 20th century, 21st century, 2010s ...
Place: new york, illinois, chicago illinois, new hampshire, germany ...
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 6.1
 9K
Wilderness (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival.
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, survival horror, island, survival, death, criminal, dog, bear trap, booby trap, gory, danger, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scottish highlands
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 6.4
 42K
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, family in danger, criminal, danger, bank robber, rafting, survival, adventure, rescue, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, idaho
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 8.2
 17K
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: atmospheric, futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, graphic violence, master criminal, human nature, police investigation, partners against crime, mastermind, crimes, chase, society, criminal ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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Teenage Dirtbag (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that cannot withstand her social pressures or his brutal home life.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: domestic violence, delusion, stalking, high school, cheerleader, hate, criminal, dysfunctional family, teenage life, social differences, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.0
 21K
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, sexy, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo-noir, hitman, small town, unemployment, criminal, crimes, danger, drifter, femme fatale, crime gone awry, gas station, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
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 7.0
 47K
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: juvenile delinquency, gang war, criminal, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, organized crime, debt, power, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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 7.8
 143K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, intellectual, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, riddles and clues, police investigation, fbi, partners, murder investigation, special agents, search, teamwork, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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 6.1
 86K
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: entertaining, feel good, stylized, light, visually appealing ...
Plot: memory loss, dark humor, top secret, cia agent, criminal, amnesia, undercover agent, cia, spy, hitman, gunfight, brainwashing ...
Place: west virginia, langley virginia, manila philippines
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American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, realistic, captivating, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal action, legal investigation, murder trial, district attorney ...
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, anti hero, treasure hunt, gunfight, greed, cowboy, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cons and scams, lone wolves, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, arizona, albuquerque new mexico ...
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 7.8
 111K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, werewolf, monster, police detective, police investigation, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, partners against crime, good versus evil, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
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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, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, chase, hospital, convict, criminal, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, escape, race against time, child illness, freeway ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.8
 11K
Imposters (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Maddie, a persona shifting con-artist who is as beautiful as she is dangerous, leaves her unwitting victims tormented when they realize they have been used and robbed of everything – including their hearts. But things get complicated when her ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, sentimental, ironic, comic
Plot: cons and scams, deception, partners, criminal, fbi, con artists, vengeance, dishonesty, justice, fall in love, stolen money, punishment ...
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: small town, criminal, outlaw, gang, track down, crimes, crime, deadly, danger, rivalry, lone wolves, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
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 7.0
 2K
Temple (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
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: rough, suspense, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: surgeon, police investigation, criminal, underground, clinic, secret, police detective, doctor, desperation, stolen money, runaway, rescue ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london
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 5.4
 9K
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, chase ...
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 8.3
 10K
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, russian mafia, gang, russian, mob boss, crime boss, gangsters, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, rough, tense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, crime gone awry, hitman, gangsters, gambling, mafia, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, profanity, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, orlando florida, florida
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 7.2
 37K
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, cult film, stylized ...
Plot: prison, convict, brutality, criminal, murder, judge, self destructing, dark humor, criminal heroes, notoriety, prison life, drug use ...
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: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, pimp, crime, childhood trauma, criminal, vigilante, vengeance, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, boxing, lone wolves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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