Movies like The Sting

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The Sting (1973)
 8.3
 260K
The Sting (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Style: humorous, twists and turns, witty, atmospheric, captivating, twist ending, entertaining, clever, feel good, funny ...
Plot: con artists, gambling, cons and scams, casino, gangsters, poker, heist, crimes, mafia, caper, chase, sting operation, organized crime, corruption, murder, mentor, manipulation, friends, deception, train, rivals, dishonesty, revenge, cheating, buddies ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936, 30s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york

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Most similar movies to The Sting

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, twists and turns and semi serious films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, storytelling, mentor, dialogue and gangsters mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Sting: Focus (2015), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), High Rollers (1976), Sneakers (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 244K
Focus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, sexy, suspense, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, con artists, mind game, fall in love, partners, interracial love, femme fatale, female thief, seduction, deception, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, buenos aires argentina, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.7
 565K
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: clever, witty, exciting, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, crimes, cons and scams, thief, casino, outsmarting, con artists, perfect crime, scheme, group of criminals, deception, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, atlantic city, usa, atlantic city new jersey, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.
Style: twists and turns, clever, surprise ending, humorous, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: con artists, cons and scams, farce, rivalry, bet, high society, con men, competition, casino, gigolo, roulette, espionage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s
Place: french riviera, france, south of france, riviera, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 4K
High Rollers (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Belle Duke, in order to get revenge on her former lover Philip Bang, organize his jail break. But instead of Philip is the Italian Felice Brianza, AKAS Felix, to escape. Now Felix is obliged to help Philip to escape. He will succeeded and from that ...
Style: humorous, cynical, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, deception, betrayal, crimes, swamp, friends, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, trick, strong female character, thief ...
Time: 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 59K
Sneakers (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, spy, conspiracy, computer, computer cracker, surveillance, technology, heist, betrayal, manipulation, hacking, mathematician ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, year 1969
Place: russia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dark humor, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, gangsters, buddies, dishonesty, friends, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, united kingdom, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
After the Sunset (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two master thieves (Brosnan and Hayek) are finally retiring after one last succesful mission. Residing in their own tropical paradise, their old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is an ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, island, one last job, crimes, master thief, cons and scams, chase, fbi, relationships, diamond, partners in crime, voyeur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 2K
The Sting II (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hooker and Gondorf pull a con on Macalinski, an especially nasty mob boss with the help of Veronica, a new grifter. They convince this new victim that Hooker is a somewhat dull boxer who is tired of taking dives for Gondorf. There is a ringer. ...
Style: humorous, witty, twists and turns, visually appealing, feel good ...
Plot: gangsters, boxer, vengeance, friends, crimes, gambling, cons and scams, revenge, disaster, creativity, computer game, buddy ...
Time: 1940s, 80s
Place: brooklyn new york city, california, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.2
 476K
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, intense, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, partners in crime, sting operation, fbi, heist, con artists, organized crime, mafia, romantic triangle, scam, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Things Change (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jerry, a misfit Mafia henchman, is assigned the low-level job of keeping an eye on Gino, a shoe repairman fingered by the Mob to confess to a murder he didn't commit. But Gino's mistaken for a Mafia boss, and the two are suddenly ...
Style: clever, stylized, cerebral, twists and turns, thought provoking ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, friendship, hotel, murder, mafia, casino, sensuality, mentor, crime gone awry, childhood, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 131K
Matchstick Men (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspense, twist ending, feel good ...
Plot: con artists, cons and scams, heist, mental illness, con men, criminal, crimes, slick, father daughter relationship, obsession, police investigation, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Genre: 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, entertaining, exciting, humorous, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, revenge, casino, perfect crime, mentor, gambling, robbery, criminal's revenge, con artists, thief, vengeance, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, north america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 7K
Scorched (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three bank tellers. One goal: knock the place over. The ultimate inside jobs, plotted by three people with nothing to lose.
Style: humorous, melancholic, funny, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, bank robber, small town, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, bank, friends, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, crimes, employee, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where the Money Is (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: humorous, clever, light, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: crimes, robbery, heist, bank robbery, chase, retirement home, aging, elderly, cons and scams, criminal heroes, golden years, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 84K
Get Shorty (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chili Palmer is a Miami mobster who gets sent by his boss, the psychopathic "Bones" Barboni, to collect a bad debt from Harry Zimm, a Hollywood producer who specializes in cheesy horror films. When Chili meets Harry's leading lady, ...
Style: humorous, funny, intense, light, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mafia, hollywood, gangsters, crimes, debt, producer, gambling, drug lord, cons and scams, movie business, murder, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, los angeles, las vegas, usa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 10K
Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, tricky, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: con artists, forgery, crimes, cons and scams, manipulation, heist, justice, crime gone awry, partners, small time, petty criminal, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 6K
The Hot Rock (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...
Style: humorous, talky, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, crimes, prison, organized crime, police corruption, revenge, crime gone awry, museum, jewel thief, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.3
 844K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, gambling, criminal heroes, cons and scams, sarcasm, master criminal, crime gone awry, disorder, gangsters, boxing, bookies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, belgium, antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 23K
Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: funny, stylized, humorous, harsh, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, nightclub, organized crime, african american, mafia, bully, corruption, gang, crimes, friends, rivalry, boxing ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 3K
99 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: 99 is an original story inspired by real events. It is as much "What could have been" as it is "What really happened." In other words, it is historical fiction - fiction being the keyword. It spans a few genres; it is slick, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: chase, gambling, gangsters, crimes, buddies, dishonesty, cons and scams, heist, crime boss, caper, cricket the game, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, new delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: intense, light, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, crimes, money, chase, runaway, disorder, friends, heist, dishonesty, nothing goes right, police, couples ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, poignant, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: heist, senior citizen, bank robbery, aging, elderly, bittersweet, robbery, caper, mentor, organized crime, race issues, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
Style: funny, humorous, light, parody, exciting ...
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, crimes, mafia, chase, rivalry, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, rise to the top, goofy hero, doctors ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 80s, year 1935, 1910s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Ice Harvest (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense, harsh ...
Plot: christmas, stripper, gangsters, strip club, crimes, betrayal, murder, robbery, organized crime, femme fatale, greed, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 77K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, funny, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, heist, robbery, theft, dark humor, thief, sibling relationship, self discovery, disorder, nothing goes right, cons and scams, partners in crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 19K
Made (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: funny, humorous, witty, realistic, talky ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, organized crime, crime gone awry, dark humor, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, los angeles, new jersey, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 151K
Rounders (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: neo noir, suspense, clever, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, addiction, mafia, law student, casino, ambition, con artists, gambling debt, prison, card playing ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, new york, las vegas, texas, atlantic city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 50K
Life (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.
Style: twists and turns, funny, humorous, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: prison, life sentence, prison escape, african american, prison life, redemption, friendship between men, friendship, adaptation, criminal, escape attempt, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: mississippi, new jersey, new york, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 6K
Wise Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.
Style: buddy comedy, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, nothing goes right, gambling, hitman, buddies, frame up, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 3K
Mad Dog Time (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.
Style: sexy, humorous, allegory, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, organized crime, violence, mental institution, hitman, betrayal, mental illness, brutality, nightclub, femme fatale, crime boss ...
Time: 1930s, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%