21 Crazy Criminal Movies Like War Dogs That Have Hustle Update 07/2024

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Although the comedy efforts of director Todd Phillips are well known at this point (see The Hangover, Old School etc), War Dogs is funny in a totally different way. Retelling David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli’s unbelievable true story, from the very start, this crime / dark comedy hit is amazingly exciting and funny. Whether you like shady characters, illegal weapons for sale or pure boldness, we have 11 other movies to offer you a great amount of entertainment for the next time you go.

Top films such as War Dogs:

Lord Of War

Lord Of War poster

We have Lord of War right in with our recommendation number 1. If you like War Dogs, you will love Lord of War. Yuri Orlov (Nicholas Cage) is a man who always wants more, from arms dealing and smuggling to chasing the love of his life! Although no records have been broken at the box office, this is a must-see film if you have never seen it before.

American Made

Do you still look for more trafficking, drugs and arms? Well, American Made is probably the perfect film to quench your thirst. Another inspired by a true story is Tom Cruise as Barry Seal – an ordinary pilot who was originally recruited from the CIA. 

Seal catches your eyes quickly, looking for a person to help fly their drugs without detection, and becomes a large part of its operation. With the officials never far behind, he must find a way out of them and stay a step ahead. Get comfortable and breathe deeply before you see this blockbuster hit.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

The Wolf Of Wall Street

We’ve moved along with the Martin Scorsese movie, The Wolf of Wall Street. It’s no less exciting when it comes to financial crime rather than arms and ammunition. This film is hyper-energetic and exuberant with Leonardo DiCaprio depicting the real-life account of stock broker Jordan Belfort. We know, you probably saw it a few times before but you just can’t go wrong in some movies.

American Hustle

David O. Russell’s American Hustle is a Black comedy with a romantic mood, part of the business mood and an aspirational mood.

This nervous, brazy and irresistible movie comes loosely from a true story of how FBI agents compelled a notorious conman in the late 1970’s to help them capture corrupt politicians. You have a great time watching a star cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Amy Adams.


The film Blow is next up on the list. He uses every ounce of his talent to captivate audiences in what many consider to be one of his finest performances with Johnny Depp. Similar to US Made, the rise in drug trafficking is chronicled and how an American, called George Jung, built an empire in this case. Trust this one of us – just sit down and relax for a wild ride if you’ve never seen it before.

The Big Short

The Big Short

You can’t go wrong with The Big Short on almost any occasion. Who’d think finance could be so exciting? Based on Michael Lewis’ book which reviews the financial crash in 2008, this film is extremely entertaining. It’s a very different type of comedy crime with a star-studded cast including Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling and more.


A true masterpiece of crime. A legend by itself, Goodfellas may well be the pinnacle of the career of Martin Scorsese. There’s just too much talent on display at DeNiro, Liotta, Pesci. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s just a must watch. Look at the trailer quickly, it must be more than sufficient to get you interested.

Catch Me If You Can

We still have Catch Me If You Can. If you liked the audacious crime of War Dogs, then catch me if you can keep you entertained. Leonardo DiCaprio depicts Frank Abagnale Jr, a 19-year-old successfully appointed doctor, lawyer and pilot of the airline. Enthusiastic and yet somehow a true story, this is one of our favorites for all time.

Pain & Gain

Pain & Gain

Almost all of us want instant wealth. But none of us, like Pain & Gain protagonists, will go to extremes such as killing or robbing to fulfill our dreams.

Based on a genuine story, Michael Bay succeeded in surviving this brazen comedy about three Floridian bodybuilders who royally drew up their master plan. Wired on an explosive cocktail of cocaine, steroids and rhetoric of “personal growth,” the figures take us on an adrenaline-laden journey through the world of crime.

Kid Cannabis

The real criminal film, Kid Cannabis, directed by John Stockwell, is next on our list of films. This is the story of Nate Norman, a teenager who turns into an unlikely drug kingpin by building a multi million dollar business through smuggling marijuana from Canada to Idaho.

John Stockwell has successfully managed the tonal shift from dark comedy to a true thriller for crime, delivering a film that is both wild, witty, dark, and humorous. This rag-to-rich film will make you speechless!

Molly’s Game

And finally, we have Molly’s Game, wrapping up our list of films like War Dogs. Replace illegal gun running and you will receive a movie that feels very similar to War Dogs. Rapid, intriguing and extremely pleasant, we have no doubt you’re going to enjoy it.

The Infiltrator(2016)

Infiltrate Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s trafficking network. Mazur is a smart, money-launderer named Bob Musella and works with fellow agents, Kathy ertz (Diane Kruger) and Emir Abreu (John Leguizamo). Mazur must navigate a vicious criminal underworld, gaining the confidence and confidence of Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt), Escobar’s top lieutenant.

Money Monster(2016)

Lee Gates is a Wall Street guru that takes hot stocks to host the “Money Monster” TV show. Suddenly, in a live broadcast, unhappy investor Kyle Budwell storms and takes Gates for rehabilitation. He tells Lee that on one of his tips he lost everything. Gates is also using the earpiece to communicate with his long-standing producer in the control room when he tries to plead with Kyle. Together, they need to identify a way to disarm the angry young man.

The Founder(2016)

The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a fighting Illinois salesman, met Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and the burger man Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman) in Southern California in the 1950s. Kroc was impressed by the quick system of food production and the franchise potential of the brothers. Kroc will soon be able to pull the company out of the brothers and create an empire of multi million dollars.


Top contractor Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) leaves the National Security Agency, disappointed by the information society. It now knows that all forms of digital communication are being compiled by a virtual mountain of data — not just by foreign governments and terrorists, but by ordinary Americans. When Snowden decides to discharge this classified information, he becomes a traitor for some and a hero for others.

Unfinished Business(2015)

A businessman Dan Trunkman (Vince Vaughn) fatigued with playing second fiddle to his disgusting boss (Sienna Miller) is leaving and forming his own competing mineral seller. He takes a retired partner (Tom Wilkinson) and a sales candidate with him (Dave Franco). 

After a year and a half of fighting, a promising deal is in sight — then it folds quickly, thanks to ex-boss Dan. Dan and the company fly to Germany with the determination to save the deal, where a number of outrageous obstacles await them.

The Man Who Knew Infinity(2015)

In 1913 the brilliant South Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) travels with professor Hardy to Trinity College in England (Jeremy Irons).


Kenny Wells, a prospector who wants a lucky break, joins forces with a similarly eager geologist and embarks on a wonderful journey to find gold in Indonesia’s unknown jungle. Gold was tough but it’s even harder to keep, sparking an adventure across Wall Street’s powerful boardrooms.

The Accountant(2016)

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematician with more numerical affinity than people. He makes his living as an independent accountant for dangerous criminal organizations using a small town CPA office as a cover. With a Treasury officer (J.K. Simmons), Christian takes as a legitimate customer a state-of-the-art robotics company. As Wolff gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy of millions of dollars, the number of people begins to grow.

Deepwater Horizon(2016)

The Deepwater Horizon drilling plant exploded on April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico, setting on a massive fireball, killing a number of crew members. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues struggle for survival when the heat and the flames stifle and become overwhelming. The colleagues must join forces to use their wits to make it alive in the face of all the chaos.


On January 15, 2009, after US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of geese, Capt. Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) attempts to make the emergency landing on the Hudson River of New York. The harrowing scandal has miraculously survived, and in the eyes of the public and the media, Sullenberger becomes a national hero. Despite the praises, the famous pilot is now facing an investigation which threatens to damage his reputation and career.