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 realistic, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, suspense and humorous films and TV shows about / with career criminal, heist, crimes, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chase, robbery, betrayal and thief plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as career criminal: Money Heist (2017), Thief (2006), Out of Sight (1998), Ocean's Eleven (2001), The Thieves (2012), Abstraction (2013), Criminal (2016), Get the Gringo (2012), Tower Heist (2011), The Italian Job (2003).

List of career criminal movies

 8.3
 300K
Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: suspense, twists and turns, intense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: heist, perfect crime, bank robbery, master criminal, hostage situation, stockholm syndrome, professor, criminal heroes, plot twist, hostage, planning, thief ...
Place: spain, madrid, thailand
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 7.5
 1K
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: thief, heist, police detective, career criminal, teenage life, police corruption, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, outlaw, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new orleans, usa
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 7.0
 86K
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, witty, romantic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, opposites attract, heist, romance, prison escape, hot and sexy, partners in crime, criminal heroes, love and romance, robbery, career criminal, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, miami, detroit, florida
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 7.7
 519K
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: witty, clever, exciting, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, thief, outsmarting, scheme, casino, group of criminals, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey, san diego california ...
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 6.8
 9K
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, twists and turns, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, criminal gang, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, perfect crime, gem, secret agenda, master criminal, crimes, gold ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, macau, hong kong, asia
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 5.3
 270
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, unusual plot structure, contemplative, suspenseful
Plot: criminal, heist, theft, revenge, career criminal, pursuit, fall in love, violence, one last job, car chase, betrayal, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Place: california
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 6.3
 60K
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: suspense, exciting, disturbing, intense, rough ...
Plot: memory, violence, brutality, prisoner, manhunt, terrorism, undercover, mission, convict, cia, espionage, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, west virginia, delaware, big ben london, russia
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 7.0
 104K
Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, gunfight, confined, thief, prison escape, gang, corruption, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, tijuana mexico
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 6.2
 135K
Tower Heist (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, skyscraper, thief, thanksgiving, perfect crime, working class, gold, deception, planning, fbi, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.0
 343K
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: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, car chase, revenge, robbery, master criminal, hacker, mentor, gold, safecracker, caper, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: venice, italy, los angeles, europe, california ...
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 7.0
 136K
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: dark humor, humorous, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: anti heroes, holiday, anti hero, christmas, cons and scams, heist, thief, robbery, pretense, theft, bully, safecracker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, arizona, milwaukee wisconsin, phoenix arizona, miami
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 7.5
 355K
The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, romancing a criminal, gunfight, group of criminals, robbery, gang, perfect crime, thief, crimes, chases and races, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
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 6.4
 1K
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: humorous, disturbing, light, captivating, contemplative
Plot: murder, corrupt cop, heist, crime investigation, unlikely criminal, career criminal, police, crime scene, hotel room, debt, pub, toilet ...
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, con men, heist, one last job, police investigation, cons and scams, betrayal, law enforcement, government agency, criminal's revenge, danger, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank doublecrosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring ...
Style: clever, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, revenge, casino, mentor, businessman, millionaire, criminal's revenge, vengeance, group of criminals, criminal heroes, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, mexico, north america
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 5.7
 542
Now or Never (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: retirement home life, heist, bank, unlikely criminals, elderly, disorder, down on your luck, friendship, dishonesty, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, aging ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
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 6.5
 21K
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, cynical, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: mistaken identity, air disaster, rescue, chase, petty criminal, escapades, dishonesty, couple relations, rivalry, love and romance, custody battle, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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 6.3
 108K
Entrapment (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
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: twists and turns, exciting, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, heist, art theft, master criminal, partners, undercover, working undercover, dishonesty, love and romance, mind game, perfect crime, art thief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, malaysia, manhattan new york city, new york, manhattan, new york city ...
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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: serious, exciting, rough, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gang, betrayal, retiring, bank robber, friends, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, release from prison, bank robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
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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, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, couples, fall in love, vengeance, going straight, human nature, unlikely couple, romance, criminal heroes, love and romance, crimes, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, andes mountains
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 5.9
 16K
Fatman (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, 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: weird, funny, absurd, dark humor, cynical
Plot: christmas, santa claus, hitman, evil child, north pole, antisocial behavior, male protagonist, career criminal, christmas eve, bully, christmas present, drinking problem ...
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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: exciting, tense, disturbing, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police officer, partners, friends, buddies, chase, police investigation, adventure, dishonesty, scheme, career criminal, criminal heroes, group of criminals ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.7
 149
The Burglar (1972)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Burgler and master safe-cracker Glimmie is asked to find a young woman called Fanny by her rich stepfather Van Borsen. However, Glimmie remains suspicious of the man and decides that Fanny has to be protected by him and his pal 'De Bonk'. ...
Plot: airport, runaway, banker, master thief, trap, murder, love interest, knife in back, framed for murder, telephone, innocence, stabbed in the back ...
Place: amsterdam, netherlands
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The Master Touch (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A master thief, just out of prison, concocts a risky final score that would net him over a million dollars.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, master criminal, acrobat, dishonesty, betrayal, on the run, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, chase, crime gone awry, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, hamburg germany
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 7.1
 2K
Street Thief (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kaspar Carr is a professional burglar who lives and works in Chicago. Carr loves his job and is good at it, and two documentary filmmakers are granted access to his private world when he agrees to let them make a film about him.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, crimes, thief, planning, hold up, safecracker, escapades, rivalry, danger, crime, double agent, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Harry in Your Pocket (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A master thief (James Coburn) and his drug-addicted partner teach two aspiring crooks (Michael Sarrazin, Trish Van Devere) how to steal wallets.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: pickpocket, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, partners, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, cons and scams, friends, thief, sexual euphemism, climbing stairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle washington, seattle
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 7.3
 574K
Ant-Man (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, light, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, dark hero, technology, imaginary, miniaturization, escapades, heroes, inventions and discoveries, danger, mad scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 1989
Place: usa, san francisco
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 7.1
 10K
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, entertaining, disturbing, suspense, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, love and romance, crime boss, change of luck, rivalry, on the run, gangs, gang, heist, beach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, england
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 6.2
 58K
Takers (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse Attica (Chris Brown) successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, thief, armored car robbery, armored car, police brutality, bank, crimes, theft, chase, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: motorcycle, haunted by the past, rookie, police officer, corruption, destiny, death, loner, parenthood, crimes, crime, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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