Movies like Scam

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Scam (1993)
 5.3
 352
Scam (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female con-artist who sweet-talks wealthy men targeted by her violent boyfriend, then drugs them and makes off with their money, is being herself being watched by another man. He wants to use her talents in a much-bigger scam: ripping off a crime lord by getting at his programmer's computer files. But she starts to have doubts about what he's really after when she finds a huge stash of loot with the disks. He claims no knowledge of the money, she distrusts him, he's using her, things start getting dangerous and even murderous - and then her boyfriend shows up ! Who's scamming whom ?
Style: surprise ending
Plot: con artists, severed head, throat slitting
Place: jamaica

Most similar movies to Scam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, tense, stylized and serious films with plots about murder, con artists, crimes, crime, violence, betrayal and gangsters mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Scam: Lijmen (2000), Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1997), The Funeral (1996), Catch Me If You Can (2002), At Close Range (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 525
Lijmen (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of two con men, Boorman and his younger assistant Laarmans, who are trying to sell companies their non-existing magazine.
Plot: businesswoman, scam, amputee, leg, extortion, legs, con artists
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: homeless man, single mother, lynch mob, child murder investigation, false accusation, obsession, child abuse, child murder, serial killer, con artists, child murderess
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 8K
The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: labor union, murder, mafia, violence, family relations, insanity, corpse, bedroom, great depression, strike, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, crime, rise and fall, deception, crimes, creativity, cat and mouse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, spain, california, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 14K
At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, rape, gun, sociopath, crimes, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, working class, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.0
 323
Getting Gotti (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The fall of mob boss John Gotti
Plot: mafia, italian american, jury, lawyer, prosecutor, courtroom, female lawyer, bandit, mob
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
If Looks Could Kill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The true story of John Hawkins as featured on America's Most Wanted.
Plot: con artists, murder, insurance fraud, true crime, male homosexuality, scam, bisexual, insurance, homosexual, homosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 111
Cleaverville (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A life-time criminal is on the run after completing a diamond theft gone wrong. She seeks her mother's help in staying on the run and resist the urge to reconnect with her daughter.
Plot: drugged drink, spiked drink, mother daughter estrangement, retirement home, secret past, blackmail, private school, con artists, jewel thief, shot in the head, mother daughter relationship, on the lam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
Book of Numbers (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.
Plot: gambling, great depression, depression, waiter
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Indian Scarf (1963)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a wealthy man dies, his avaricious relatives look forward to inheriting all his money. However, he leaves a provision in his will that they all must spend a week together in his castle before they will be able to inherit anything. At the castle ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: death, serial killer, strangled to death, isolated place, scarf, murder, will, pianist, castle, last will and testament, whodunit
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sisters and Other Strangers (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman (Joanna Kerns), at odds with her eccentric sister (Debrah Farentino) over a real-estate deal, becomes the prime suspect when the latter is found dead.
Plot: real estate, promiscuity, sibling relationship, child abuse, jail, businesswoman, murder, flashback, sister, suspect, pedophile, post traumatic stress disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, female bonding, friendship between women, sorority, female friendship, all female cast, women
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marty Lakewood is a reporter forced to leave Chicago and his family because he had uncovered too much police corruption. He returns to his small home town on the California coast to his ailing mother and prostitute sister, with whom he had an ...
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: incestuous sex, brother sister incest, neo noir, prostitute, incest, neo-noir, siblings relations, small town, small town life, haunted by the past, cons and scams, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 1920s, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
 189
Art of Revenge (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Matt Kane leaves his wife Lara after seven years of marriage for the single, fast life that he wanted all his life after getting a promotion at work, she plots revenge against him by hiring an female ex-con and grifter, named Tuesday, to ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: scheme, lesbian kiss, lesbian subtext, revenge, seduction, betrayal, con artists, blackmail
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
In Defense of a Married Man (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lawyer's husband is having an affair. When the woman he is having the affair with is found dead. He is the prime suspect. Though he adamantly proclaims his innocence. His wife takes charge of his defense, but can she place his betrayal behind ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Plot: framed for murder, murder, adultery, love affair, love and romance, legal, crimes, dishonesty, legal action, couples, crime, murder case ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 264
Born Bad (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers rob a bank, causing a deadly standoff.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: violence, bank robbery, blood, hostage, father son relationship, wound, cash, caucasian, suit and tie, bullet, gunshot, sheriff ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 377
Midwives (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It's a cold and stormy night, and in a house in rural Vermont, midwife Sibyl Danforth is, together with the father and an assistant, in the middle of a homebirth. As time passes, the woman in labor meets with difficulties and Sibyl concludes ...
Plot: lawyer, caesarean birth, death in childbirth, midwife, snow, labor, childbirth, trial, knife
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 359
Switch (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Switch is an American action-adventure, tongue-in-cheek detective series starring Eddie Albert and Robert Wagner, who work as private eyes, for a deceptive sting operation. It was broadcast on the CBS network for three seasons between September 9, ...
Plot: con artists, private investigator, detective agency, ex-cop, private detective, father son relationship, sting operation, partner
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 2K
Traveller (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an apprentice. Pat learns the game while Bokky falls in love and ...
Style: road movie, humorous, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: con artists, dishonesty, love and romance, crime, crimes, on the road, fall in love, cons and scams, social relations, friends, couples, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 125
Bad City Blues (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a violent robbery, a New Orleans doctor, Eugene Grimes, wakes to find a wounded woman and $2 million in cash on his doorstep. In pursuit of the thieves, police captain Clarence Jefferson discovers that Grimes is the key not only ...
Plot: multiple time frames, villain, forgiveness, criminal, flashback, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, corruption, betrayal, violence, robbery, bloodbath, multiple storylines ...
Place: new orleans, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 3K
Yardie (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jamaica, 1973. When a young boy witnesses his brother’s assassination, a powerful Don gives him a home. But 10 years later, when he’s sent to London, his past catches up to him.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: organized crime, car chase, murder, father daughter relationship, shot to death, couples, family relations, danger, crimes, romance, weapons, human ...
Time: 20th century, year 1973, year 1983, 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.3
 146
Flipping (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, hitman, wedding, crime, betrayal, prostitute, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 443K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: twists and turns, tense, semi serious, intense, suspense ...
Plot: cons and scams, fbi, partners in crime, mayor, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, crimes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 79
Die Tigerin (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It's the roaring twenties in Berlin. The Tigress, a gorgeous, wild, and very independent street walker, falls for a handsome grifter. When one of her lovers gets jealous, she betrays him and has to skip town. The grifter reveals he has what it ...
Plot: female nudity, sexploitation, female removes her clothes, prostitute, lust
Time: 1920s
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 63
Necessity (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A model discovers her wealthy husband is a dangerous drug dealer. She leaves him, taking along two million dollars of his money, but what she really wants is custody of their daughter. She hatches a plan to abduct her daughter and take her to ...
Plot: model, pilot, on the run, female protagonist, airplane, false identity
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Lying and Stealing (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hoping to leave his criminal lifestyle behind him, a successful art thief teams up with a sexy con woman to pull off the ultimate heist and set himself free.
Style: entertaining, captivating, tense, surprise ending, humorous
Plot: art theft, master criminal, fbi, art thief, thief, ruse, one last job, actress, escapades, happy ending, film producer, deal ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.0
 3K
Deadfall (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, murder, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, neo noir, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, greed, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
School Day of the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some students decide to set up a play written by one of their classmates, who has commited suicide. The play is based on a tragic and mysterious legend about a love affair between two teachers at the school long ago. Some girls then accidentally ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: forgery, secret organization, theater, police, school principal, suicide
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 25K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious, intense ...
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, con artists, manipulation, crimes, crime, couples, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, nudity (full frontal - brief), cheating ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, buddies, one last job, mafia, deadly, fall in love, coffin, crime, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%