Movies about criminals

List of the best movies about criminals, crimes and violators of the law, selected by visitors to our site: Message Man, Incoming, Gotti, The Equalizer 2, Braven, Siberia, Cold Pursuit, The Night Comes for Us, Peppermint, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Message Man (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
Duration01:43
CharactersHired assassins, Gangsters, Criminals
StyleExciting, Disturbing

A retired assassins past catches up with him and his brutality surfaces as he goes on a final killing spree to make things right.

Incoming (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 3.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountrySerbia, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersCriminals
PlacePrison, Space
TimeFuture
StyleAction

The International Space Station is now a prison - the ultimate black site. No one's getting out. And no one knows it's there. But when the imprisoned terrorists take over the Station and turn it into a missile aimed at Moscow, only a shuttle pilot and a rookie doctor can stop them. Their task is complicated by a rogue CIA agent (Scott Adkins) who has his own plans for the station and the terrorists within.

Gotti (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 4.8)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersMafia, Criminals, Parents, Family, Tough guys, Gangsters
PlaceNew York
StyleHeavy

John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.

The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersCriminals, Killers
PlotRevenge, Weapon, Death, Multi-part
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting

Robert McCall, who serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, embarks on a relentless, globe-trotting quest for vengeance when a long-time girl friend is murdered.

Braven (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, drama
CountryCanada
Duration02:04
CharactersCriminals, Gay
PlotRevenge, Cold, Survival
PlaceMountains
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.

Siberia (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersCriminals
PlotGems, Love at first sight
PlaceRussia, Siberia

A diamond trader travels to Russia to arrange a sale. When his partner goes missing (along with the gems), the diamond trader winds up disappearing to Siberia. There, he begins a relationship with a local cafe owner, only to have his past soon catch up with him.

Cold Pursuit (2019)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
Duration01:59
CharactersCriminals
PlotRevenge, Death, Snow
StyleTense, Disturbing

The quiet family life of Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver, is upended after his son's murder. Nels begins a vengeful hunt for Viking, the drug lord he holds responsible for the killing, eliminating Viking's associates one by one. As Nels draws closer to Viking, his actions bring even more unexpected and violent consequences, as he proves that revenge is all in the execution.

The Night Comes for Us (2018)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndonesia, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersCriminals, Killers
PlotMartial Arts
StyleNetflix, Exciting

After sparing a girl's life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.

Peppermint (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryHong Kong, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersCriminals, Family, Strong women, Killers
PlotRevenge
StyleGloomy, For girls, Exciting

A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
Duration03:37
CharactersSpecial agents, Killers, Criminals, Tough guys, Partners, CIA, Spy
PlotMartial Arts

A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson's US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham's Deckard Shaw.

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Women of Mafia (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryPoland
CharactersCriminals
PlotDrug addict

A former police officer goes under cover in the mafia.

Blindspotting (2018)
Mark5 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPolice, Criminals
PlotDancing
StyleMakes me think, Disturbing, Tense

Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.

Traffik (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersCriminals
PlotSurvival, Love, Death

A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

Believer (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:42
CharactersPolice, Criminals, Dogs
PlotRevenge, Death
PlaceMountains

After a traumatic event, a drug trafficker turns sides and conspires with a dangerously ambitious undercover police officer to bring down the mysterious kingpin of a major drug cartel. (Remake of the Chinese film “Drug War,” 2012.)

Looking Glass (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrethriller
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:14
CharactersCriminals
PlotMystery

A psycho- sexual thriller following a couple that buys an old motel in the desert looking for a new beginning, but what seemed at first as an escape is soon a thrilling ride through a mysterious world when Ray discovers a two way mirror and witnesses a horrifying murder. In a twisted game of cat and mouse, Ray must race to save his wife and himself from a gruesome secret connected to the motel and the strange people who visit there.

Den of Thieves (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersPolice, Criminals, Tough guys
PlotBank robbery, Robbery

A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Terminal (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Hungary, USA
Duration02:48
CharactersCriminals, Strong women
PlotSeduction, Revenge
PlaceEngland
StyleFancy, Exciting

In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, two assassins carry out a sinister mission, a teacher battles a fatal illness, and an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress lead dangerous double lives. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night, as their lives intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind who is hell-bent on revenge.

The Ruthless (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, crime
Duration02:03
CharactersMafia, Criminals, Tough guys
PlotBank robbery

Milan, Italy, 1967. Santo Russo, a boy of Calabrian origin, arrives north with his parents and younger brother to find better living conditions. Due to an absurd misunderstanding and his father's contempt, Santo ends up in prison, where he gets a “true education.” In 1978, he and his friends Slim and Mario embark on a 15-year criminal career, a successful and ruthless spiral of robberies, kidnappings, murders and heroin smuggling.

Piranhas (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, crime
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Criminals, Mafia
PlotWeapon

Six boys race on their scooters through the narrow streets of their Sanità neighbourhood in Naples. They are fearless daredevils, desperate to make money like their role models, and wear designer clothes and the latest sneakers. These 15-year-olds use the city’s rooftops for assault rifle practice. They deal drugs and do not hesitate to use their weapons to take control of the neighbourhood. Their smart leader, Nicola, knows the rules: in order to get his gang into the game and quickly to the top, he challenges one of the old bosses. But whoever is in charge today may well be dead tomorrow. When his girlfriend causes Nicola to be caught between all fronts, he is forced to make a decision.

The Professor and the Madman (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective, biography
Duration02:04
CharactersGeniuses, Criminals, Scientists
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Never Grow Old (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama, western
Duration02:36
CharactersCriminals
PlotLove, Survival, Death
PlaceSmall cities, Ireland

An Irish undertaker profits when outlaws take over a peaceful town, but his own family come under threat as the death toll increases dramatically.

We Die Young (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genredrama
Duration01:59
CharactersVeterans, Criminals
StyleMakes me think, Heavy, Depressive, Tense, For men

Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.

Joker (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
Duration02:25
CharactersClowns, Comedians, Losers, Criminals, Killers
PlotMental disorders, Loneliness, Depression
StyleDC, Gloomy, Atmospheric, Depressive, Worth watching

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Avengement (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, crime
Duration01:35
CharactersCriminals, Killers
PlotRevenge, The escape, Prison Break
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Tense, For men

While on a prison furlough, a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old stomping ground to take revenge on the people who turned him into a cold blooded killer.

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
Duration01:22
CharactersDetectives, Maniacs, Criminals, Serial killers, Gangsters, Mafia
PlotRevenge
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Tense

In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, got attacked by a suspicious man, and Tae-suk realizes that this man is the serial killer, K. Now, Dong-soo becomes the only witness and a survived victim from K.

Hotel Mumbai (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, history
Duration01:51
CharactersCriminals, Businessmen
PlotSurvival
PlaceIndia, Hotels

Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

The Padre (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genredrama
CountryCanada
Duration01:59
CharactersCriminals
PlotRobbery

American retired Judge Randall Nemes and his hired gun, Gaspar, track down a con man posing as a priest in a small Colombian town only to be thrown off-course by a scrappy 16-year-old girl intent on reuniting with her sister in the United States.

Hotel Artemis (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:35
CharactersCriminals
PlotSects, Survival
PlaceHotels

Los Angeles, June 21st, 2028. While the streets are being torn apart by riots, the Nurse, who runs a clandestine hospital for criminals in the penthouse of the Artemis, a closed old hotel, has a rough night dealing with troublemaker clients: thieves, assassins, someone from the past and the one who owns the place and the whole city.

Revenger (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, crime
Duration01:00
CharactersCriminals
PlotRevenge
PlaceIslands
StyleNetflix

Hell-bent on avenging the murder of his family, a former detective infiltrates a remote island that serves as a prison for vicious death row criminals.

High Life (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller
Duration02:05
CharactersCriminals
PlotExpeditions, Experiments, Black holes
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleExciting

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

Pitbull. Last Dog (2018)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Police, Criminals
PlotRivalry
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A policeman gets killed and the short-staffed police chief sends for a few experienced officers to support him in his fight with organized crime. Meanwhile, a conflict between local gangster groups escalates.

The Emperor of Paris (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, adventure, crime, history
Duration01:50
CharactersDetectives, Criminals, Killers
PlaceParis, France
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Interesting

Paris, France, early 19th century. The legendary convict François Vidocq lives in disguise trying to escape from a tragic past that torments him. When, after an unfortunate event, he crosses paths with the police chief, he makes a bold decision that will turn the ruthless mastermind of the Parisian underworld against him.

Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CharactersDoctors, Criminals, Judge, Lawyers, Serial killers, Journalists
PlaceCourt

The story of the investigation and trial of abortion provider Dr Kermit Gosnell.

The Dark (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, drama
Duration02:14
CharactersCriminals, Blind, Zombie
PlaceForest
StyleNot for everyone, Fancy

A murderous, flesh-eating undead young girl haunting the remote stretch of woods where she was murdered decades earlier, discovers a kidnapped and abused boy hiding in the trunk of one of her victim’s cars. Her decision to let the boy live throws her aggressively solitary existence into upheaval, and ultimately forces her to re-examine just how much of her humanity her murderer was able to destroy.

Live by Night (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersBusinessmen, Criminals

A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

Suicide Squad (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:23
CharactersPartners, Criminals, Superhero, Killers, Scammers, Doctors
PlotWar, Adventure
PlaceHospitals, USA

From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.

I'll Take Your Dead (2018)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, crime
Duration01:45
CharactersFarmers, Gangsters, Criminals, Hired assassins, Fathers, Family, Parents
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing

William has a simple job: he makes dead bodies disappear. His daughter Gloria has become used to rough-looking men dropping off corpses, and is even convinced that some of them are haunting their house.

King of Thieves (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.5)
Genredrama, crime
Duration01:43
CharactersScammers, Old man, Criminals, Partners, Thieves
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating, Light

London, England, April 2015. Brian Reader, a retired thief, gathers an unlikely gang of burglars to perpetrate the biggest and boldest heist in British history. The thieves assault the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company and escape with millions in goods and money. But soon the cracks between the gang members begin to appear when they discuss how to share the loot.

White Boy Rick (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama, crime, biography
Duration01:51
CharactersScammers, Criminals, Parents, Family, FBI
PlotOn real events, Money
StyleTense, Heavy

The story of a teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Unstoppable (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, crime
Duration01:07
CharactersGangsters, Tough guys, Mafia, Criminals
PlotAbduction

Dong-Chul and Ji-Soo are a happily married couple. One day, Dong-Chul comes home to find his house in disarray and his wife is missing.

The First Purge (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersCriminals
PlotSurvival, Experiments
PlaceParty
StyleTense

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

Furlough (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersGuards, Criminals
PlotTravel
StyleTouching

In between caring for her mother, a young woman works part time at a prison. The rookie guard gets a chance to prove her mettle when she's tasked with accompanying a hell-raising inmate on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. But things soon spiral out of control, sending the pair on a hilarious, surprising, and ultimately touching road trip.

Arizona (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersCriminals, Single mothers
PlotHostage
StyleTense

Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, the life of Cassie Fowler, a single mother and struggling realtor, goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.

The World Is Yours (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryFrance
Duration02:03
CharactersScammers, Criminals, Dogs
PlotMoney, Weapon

To escape his life of crime, a Paris drug dealer takes on one last job involving Spain, unhinged gangsters, his longtime crush and his scheming mother.

In the Hood (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 2.7)
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:04
CharactersPoor, Criminals, Friends, Teens
PlaceRussia, Los Angeles

Vova and his best friend Kisa make ends meet by working for the local thug in Vladivostock, Russia until one assignment forces them to question their own morality and puts their friendship to the ultimate test.

SuperFly (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersScammers, Criminals
PlotMoney

Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.

Dark Figure of Crime (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
Duration01:37
CharactersDetectives, Criminals, Police
PlotMystery, Investigation
PlaceKorea

Hyeong-min, a prominent police detective, and Tae-oh, a killer who has confessed to multiple murders, maintain a fierce psychological confrontation.

Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, cartoon, crime
Duration01:29
CharactersCriminals, Psychologists
PlotRobbery, Dreams, Art
PlaceTrains, Helicopters

Psychotherapist Ruben Brandt becomes the most wanted criminal in the world when he and four of his patients steal paintings from the world's most renowned museums and art collections.

Reprisal (2018)
Mark4.8 (imdb: 4.2)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersCriminals
PlotBank robbery, Abduction
StyleAction

Jacob, a bank manager haunted by a violent heist that took the life of a coworker, teams up with his ex-cop neighbor, James, to bring down the assailant. While the two men work together to figure out the thief’s next move, Gabriel, the highly-trained criminal, is one step ahead. When Gabriel kidnaps Jacob’s wife and daughter, Jacob barrels down a path of bloodshed that initiates an explosive counterattack and brings all three men to the breaking point.

Proud Mary (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersHired assassins, Criminals, Strong women
StyleWomens in main roles, Tense

Mary is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

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