Career criminal movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant career criminal movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, entertaining and tense films and TV shows about / with career criminal, heist, criminal heroes, robbery, thief, suspense, chase, partners, dishonesty and violence plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as career criminal: Money Heist (2017), Entrapment (1999), Caught in Time (2020), Thief (2006), Out of Sight (1998), Bad Santa (2003), Family Business (1989), Ocean's Eleven (2001), The Thieves (2012), Abstraction (2013).

List of career criminal movies

Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: To carry out the biggest heist in history, a mysterious man called The Professor recruits a band of eight robbers who have a single characteristic: none of them has anything to lose. Five months of seclusion - memorizing every step, every detail, ...
Style: intense, exciting, tense, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, suspense, bank robbery, thief, hostage situation, professor, hostage, plot twist, master criminal, planning, criminal heroes ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid, thailand
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Entrapment (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two thieves, who travel in elegant circles, try to outsmart each other and, in the process, end up falling in love.
Style: sexy, exciting, surprise ending, clever, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night
Plot: heist, burglar, art theft, art thief, suspense, older man younger woman relationship, blackmail, partners, working undercover, perfect crime, robbery, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, malaysia, china, scotland ...
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Caught in Time (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A detective tracks down a gang of criminals ten years after they initially evaded arrest.
Style: buddy movie, atmospheric, intense
Plot: career criminal, police investigation, fighting crime, group of criminals, suspense, criminal gang, master criminal, partners against crime, uncover truth, police detective, crime fighter, crime spree ...
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Thief (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Andre Braugher stars as Nick Atwater, the leader of a robbery crew balancing his personal life with the planning of a major heist. The crew is being targeted by a relentless cop and the Chinese mafia every step of the way, while Atwater struggles at ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, police detective, career criminal, criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, teenage life, police corruption, dishonesty, master criminal, thief, interracial relations ...
Time: year 2006, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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Out of Sight (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if ...
Style: sexy, romantic, entertaining, light, neo noir ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, prison, hot and sexy, robbery, fbi, runaway, hotel, love story, gangsters, crime gone awry, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, miami, florida
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Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Style: funny, cynical, humorous, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: dark humor, christmas, heist, alcohol abuse, christmas eve, robbery, holiday, misfit, bully, pretense, cons and scams, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona, miami, milwaukee wisconsin, phoenix arizona
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Family Business (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal ...
Style: intense, clever, funny, talky, tense ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, caper, grandfather grandson relationship, gangsters, robbery, death of father, father son estrangement, ex convict, career criminal, death of grandfather ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to ...
Style: clever, witty, exciting, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, thief, casino, deception, cons and scams, con artists, outsmarting, caper, group of criminals, perfect crime, scheme, twists and turns ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: las vegas, atlantic city, usa, los angeles, atlantic city new jersey ...
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The Thieves (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A gang of South Korean thieves team up with a Hong Kong crew to steal a diamond necklace from a heavily-guarded casino safe in Macau. As the cops close in, old betrayals — and misunderstandings — resurface.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, semi serious, noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, master thief, criminal gang, criminal heroes, dishonesty, art theft, gem, gold, master criminal, secret agenda, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea, hong kong, macau, asia
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Abstraction (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tommy and Gary are criminals engaging in grand thefts in order to make ends meet. They are opportunists and have no fear. After a routine robbery goes awry, the friends are forced to put their criminal activity behind them. As Tommy's ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, neo noir ...
Plot: criminal, theft, heist, fall in love, revenge, career criminal, chase, car chase, betrayal, husband wife relationship, violence, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Place: california
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Criminal (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict ...
Style: exciting, intense, ridiculous, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cia, prisoner, spy, cia agent, memory, terrorism, espionage, female agent, swat team, undercover, violence, brutality ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, russia, big ben london, west virginia, delaware
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Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: intense, brutal, clever, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, gunfight, gang, lone hero, gangsters, prison gang, criminal heroes, mafia, tough guy, vengeance, corruption ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, tijuana mexico, san diego california
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Tower Heist (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A luxury condo manager leads a staff of workers to seek payback on the Wall Street swindler who defrauded them. With only days until the billionaire gets away with the perfect crime, the unlikely crew of amateur thieves enlists the help of petty ...
Style: entertaining, feel good, funny, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, fbi, thief, thanksgiving, skyscraper, working class, justice, gold, revenge, con men, planning ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Italian Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, ...
Style: clever, exciting, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: heist, robbery, car chase, bank robbery, revenge, mentor, perfect crime, caper, suspense, gold, chase, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 21st century
Place: italy, los angeles, venice, philadelphia, san francisco ...
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Plan C (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ronald Plasmeyer (Ruben Van Der Meer) is a small-time Amsterdam detective, struggling with financial problems because of his gambling habit. When the Chinese crime boss Hao threatens Ronald's ex-wife and son to get his money back, Ronald comes ...
Style: disturbing, light, humorous, captivating, contemplative
Plot: murder, career criminal, crime investigation, police, corrupt cop, unlikely criminal, heist, crime scene, recruiting, heist gone wrong, poker, hotel room ...
Place: amsterdam
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Thick as Thieves (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A master thief recruits a notorious thief to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault in an effort to pull off one final job and repay his debt to the Russian mob.
Style: exciting, clever, tricky, absurd, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, robbery, master criminal, con men, betrayal, caper, creativity, chase, police investigation, one last job, organized crime, suspense ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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Now or Never (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, exciting
Plot: retirement home life, heist, down on your luck, friendship, unlikely criminals, elderly, disorder, retirement, mistaken identity, cons and scams, vengeance, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
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Hero (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who ...
Style: humorous, harsh, sentimental, melancholic, satirical ...
Plot: air disaster, mistaken identity, chase, corruption, happy ending, rescue, unlikely hero, dishonesty, escapades, petty criminal, custody battle, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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The Last Tunnel (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A recently released prisoner reunites his criminal colleagues to pull off one last heist.
Style: exciting, serious, humorous, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gang, betrayal, retiring, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, friends, bank robbery, career criminal, one last job, released from prison, best friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
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The Dancer and the Thief (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Present day. Chile. Legendary bank robber Vergara Grey is getting out of prison after 5 long years and is looking forward to a quiet, uneventful life together with his wife and son whom oddly he hasn't heard from in years. But soon his resolve ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy
Plot: fall in love, couples, life is a bitch, vengeance, human nature, criminal heroes, love and romance, going straight, unlikely couple, heist, career criminal, thief ...
Place: chile, latin america, andes mountains, santiago chile
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A Perfect Plan (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four notorious thieves wake up in a fortified warehouse and are forced by a cunning master thief to plan and commit an extraordinary diamond heist.
Style: exciting, tense, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, deception, master criminal, perfect crime, group of criminals, career criminal, mentor, hostage, teamwork, grudge, robbery ...
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Leverage: Redemption (2021)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The Hitter, the Hacker, the Grifter and the Thief are together again, this time with help from a new tech genius and corporate fixer, to take on a new kind of villain. From the man who created an opioid crisis from the comfort of his boardroom to ...
Style: tense, disturbing, entertaining, captivating, anime ...
Plot: crime solving, genius, robbery, heist, secret revealed, redemption, con men, deception, con trick, career criminal, tough law enforcer, crime fighter ...
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The Vault (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When an engineer learns of a mysterious, impenetrable fortress hidden under The Bank of Spain, he joins a crew of master thieves who plan to steal the legendary lost treasure locked inside while the whole country is distracted by Spain's World ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, entertaining, anamorphic ...
Plot: heist, bank, master criminal, perfect crime, bank robbery, safecracking, thief, plan, engineer, assault, secret plan, criminal heroes ...
Time: year 2012, year 2009, year 2010, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: spain, london, madrid
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Fatman (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rowdy, unorthodox Santa Claus is fighting to save his declining business. Meanwhile, Billy, a neglected and precocious 12 year old, hires a hit man to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.
Style: funny, absurd, cynical, perverse, dark ...
Plot: christmas, north pole, evil child, hitman, child, bully, career criminal, antisocial behavior, male protagonist, dark humor, drinking problem, deception ...
Place: alaska, canada
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The Adventurers (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The world's top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they'll have to take their game to the next level.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, sincere, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police officer, heist, police investigation, chase, partners, buddies, friends, thief, robbery, scheme, prison, career criminal ...
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Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story (2016)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After retiring from his life as an outlaw, ranch owner Nathaniel Reed quietly leads an honest existence with his devoted wife, Laura Lee. But his gun-slinging past suddenly comes back to haunt him when he learns that the man he once maimed during a ...
Style: exciting, unusual plot structure, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: criminal heroes, group of criminals, society, secret plan, gunslinger, u.s. marshal, human nature, plan gone wrong, thief, hacking, old west, perfect crime ...
Time: 18th century
Place: canada
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The Master Plan (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charles Ingvar Jönsson gathers three criminals to take vengeance upon the people who killed his uncle.
Style: tense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: caper, heist, gang of thieves, revenge, chase, partners, planning, violence, group of criminals, murder, plan gone wrong, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: eastern europe
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First Response (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A gunman forces a paramedic to drive an ambulance, while his partner treats the man's injured brother.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: ambulance, hostage situation, wounded, medicine, robbery, hostage, paramedic, criminal heroes, career criminal, heist gone wrong, planning, human nature ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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South of 8 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An ex-con trying to find work in a new Depression is lured back to a life of crime, but his gang passes the point of no return once they become fugitives.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, hostage, young adult, gunfight, master criminal, violence, police, prison, escape, money ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future
Place: usa
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Hatton Garden the Heist (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Following the lead up to one of the biggest robberies of the century, Hatton Garden The Heist watches the journey of Brian Reader, John Collins, Terry Perkins, Daniel Jones and the mysterious Basil throughout the audacious heist.
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, captivating, exciting
Plot: heist, jewel theft, police arrest, questioned by police, true crime, police interrogation, criminal gang, british, criminal heroes, suspense, plan gone wrong, chase ...
Time: year 2012, 21st century
Place: london
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