Most Popular Crime Gone Awry Movies and TV Shows
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1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,674,787 | Gross: $107.93M
2. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 843,678 | Gross: $2.83M
3. Fargo (1996)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Votes: 569,341 | Gross: $24.61M
5. Blood Simple (1984)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.
Votes: 80,723 | Gross: $2.15M
6. Double Indemnity (1944)
Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.
Votes: 130,651 | Gross: $5.72M
7. A Simple Plan (1998)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.
Votes: 59,019 | Gross: $16.31M
8. The Bling Ring (2013)
R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
Votes: 78,361 | Gross: $5.84M
9. A Perfect Murder (1998)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A wealthy Wall Street speculator discovers that his wife has a lover. He investigates him and uses the carrot and stick to make him murder his wife. Planned to detail, it seems like a perfect murder.
Votes: 74,198 | Gross: $67.64M
11. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.
Votes: 20,093 | Gross: $12.38M
13. Quick Change (1990)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime
Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.
Votes: 18,079 | Gross: $15.26M
14. Blood and Wine (1996)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Votes: 8,720 | Gross: $1.08M
15. The Woman in the Window (1944)
Approved | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.
17. The Hard Word (2002)
R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3 brothers are in and out of prison in connection with heists planned by their lawyer et al. He gets them out for the heists and "looks after" the money and one's wife.
Votes: 3,454 | Gross: $0.42M
20. Bonnie's Kids (1972)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two rebellious sisters and a crooked P.I. attempt to escape from the girls' mobster uncle with $400,000 in stolen loot, and meet nefarious characters while dodging a bickering pair of enforcers.
21. Pusher (I) (2012)
R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller
In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing.
22. The Night of the Following Day (1969)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two men kidnap a girl off the streets, take her to a beach house owned by a drug-addicted stewardess, and hold her for ransom.
23. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership.
24. Any Number Can Win (1963)
118 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cellmate, Francis (Alain Delon)... See full summary »
Votes: 2,531 | Gross: $1.00M
26. Hell's Kitchen (1998)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama
Three young men go rob a man and two of the robbers get shot and the third robber shoots the man dead. The one guy left standing assumes his 2 buddies are dead, grabs the money and leaves. ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,339 | Gross: $0.01M
27. The Man Between (1953)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller
In post-World War II Berlin, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison, a military man who married German Bettina Mallison. The naive Susanne... See full summary »
28. Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A group of crooks, an ex con, his friend and a gun crazy gangster plan a drug heist, but not everything goes as planned.
Votes: 4,502 | Gross: $0.05M
29. Once a Thief (1965)
107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
San Francisco ex-con Eddie Pedak wants to go straight but local cop Mike Vido, motivated by a personal vendetta, keeps harassing him while Eddie's brother, Walter, wants Eddie for one last major heist.
31. Hold-Up (1985)
114 min | Comedy, Crime
Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly ... See full summary »
32. Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Ex-GI Nick Blake gets involved in a scheme to fleece a rich, young widow, but finds himself falling for her, much to the displeasure of his racketeer cohorts.
33. Jism (2003)
136 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Kabir Lal is an alcoholic lawyer whose life is looking as if going down the drain. One morning he sees a stunningly attractive woman on a beach and is instantly enamored by her. By chance ... See full summary »
34. Criminal Lovers (1999)
96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel. After committing a murder, a young couple on the run find refuge in a remote cottage in the woods, where they become trapped by the perverse hermit who lives there.
Votes: 3,580 | Gross: $0.05M
35. Violent Saturday (1955)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.
37. Cops and Robbers (1973)
PG | 89 min | Crime, Comedy
Two disillusioned New York City policemen plan a ten million dollar robbery to fuel their low pensions, only to run into one debacle after another in the process.
38. The Unholy Three (1925)
Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.
Votes: 1,531 | Gross: $0.70M
39. Five Minutes to Live (1961)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Originally released in 1961 as Five Minutes to Live, this low-budget crime drama was later re-released as Door-to-Door Maniac. Fred narrates the film in flashback, detailing a suburban bank... See full summary »
40. Highway 301 (1950)
Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Led by a psychotic killer, a vicious gang of armed robbers terrorizes Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, robbing banks and payrolls and murdering anyone who might identify them
41. The Steel Trap (1952)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A Los Angeles bank assistant-manager devises a plan to steal money from the bank's vault and to flee to Brazil with his unsuspecting wife.
42. Hit Me (1996)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Sonny lives with his intellectually disabled older brother, and works as a bellhop at a second-rate hotel. This changes when Monique a beautiful, suicidal nut-case checks in. Sonny is offered a part in a heist that goes wrong.
Votes: 425 | Gross: $0.00M
43. Cop Killers (1977)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama
Two hippies on their way to a cocaine deal get stopped by the police at a roadblock, resulting in a shootout where they kill the cops. They then go on a crime spree of robbery and murder.
44. The Big Swindle (2004)
Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Crime
After being convicted for fraud, one month has passed since CHOI Chang-Hyuk's release from jail. But this time around he's got an elaborate plan cooked up. It's the biggest bank heist in ... See full summary »
45. Midas Run (1969)
M | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A veteran Secret Service Agent from Britain hijacks a government shipment of fifteen million dollars of gold out of an irritation for never being knighted.
46. Killers Three (1968)
M/PG | 88 min | Crime, Drama
Two backwoods North Carolinians (Robert Walker, Jr., and Dick Clark, who also produced) rob a bootlegger's safe, kill several people in the process, and head for California with Walker's ... See full summary »
47. Mercy Streets (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Crime
Estranged twin brothers - one a con man, the other an Episcopal deacon - accidentally switch places... and find God in the process.
Votes: 493 | Gross: $0.17M
48. Styx (2001 Video)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After establishing himself as one of the world's best safe-crackers, Nelson decides to retire from his life of crime and walk the straight and narrow. However, when his brother is targeted ... See full summary »
49. Sultanes del Sur (2007)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A band of thieves steal from a Mexican bank and travel to Argentina to launder the money. Upon their arrival the plan goes south and it's up to them to figure out what went wrong.
50. Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937)
Unrated | 57 min | Adventure, Mystery
Captain Drummond travels to Switzerland in order to marry his girlfriend but the disappearance of a dangerous cargo of explosives makes him delay his plans.