Movies like Focus

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Focus (2015)
 6.6
 220K
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 later, Nicky is in Buenos Aires working a very dangerous scheme when Jess -- now an accomplished femme fatale -- unexpectedly shows up. Her appearance throws Nicky for a loop at a time when he cannot afford to be off his game.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, tricky, romantic, suspense, intense, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mind game, cons and scams, fall in love, heist, partners, femme fatale, manipulations, rivalry, con artists, love and romance, seduction, deception, crimes, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, manipulation, interracial love, interracial romance, revelation, suspicion, twists & turns, cheating, female thief, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, new york, latin america, south america, buenos aires argentina ...

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Most similar movies to Focus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, twists and turns, humorous and clever films with plots about dishonesty, crime, crimes, cons and scams, heist, betrayal and dialogue mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Focus: Ocean's Eleven (2001), Out of Sight (1998), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), Now You See Me (2013), Ocean's Thirteen (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 519K
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: witty, clever, exciting, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, thief, outsmarting, scheme, casino, group of criminals, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey, san diego california ...
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88%
 7.0
 86K
Out of Sight (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if ...
Style: sexy, witty, romantic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, opposites attract, heist, romance, prison escape, hot and sexy, partners in crime, criminal heroes, love and romance, robbery, career criminal, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, miami, detroit, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.
Style: witty, sexy, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: art thief, cons and scams, businessman, perfect crime, cat and mouse, strong female lead, stolen painting, museum, mind game, billionaire, art collector, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.3
 598K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, outsmarting, mind game, scheme, teamwork, mastermind, illusionist, fbi, deception, magic trick ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, paris france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, revenge, casino, mentor, businessman, millionaire, criminal's revenge, vengeance, group of criminals, criminal heroes, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, mexico, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.3
 242K
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, witty, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: cons and scams, gambling, con artists, bet, casino, crimes, deception, gangsters, crime, poker, mentor, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.2
 52K
Heartbreakers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city ...
Style: light, funny, humorous, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: con artists, cons and scams, manipulation, one last job, fall in love, dishonesty, cheating, parents and children, manipulations, female criminal, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 893
The Con Artist (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An ex-con finds his plan to go straight foiled by a loan shark who manipulates his target into taking on one last heist.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, crimes, love and romance, fall in love, cons and scams, going straight, dishonesty, ex convict, rivalry, couples, danger, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.7
 24K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, absurd, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: perfect crime, heist, caper, cons and scams, collector, crimes, crime gone awry, con men, silly humor, disorder, forgery, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young businessman, Thomas Crown is bored and decides to plan a robbery and assigns a professional agent with the right information to the job. However, Crown is soon betrayed yet cannot blow his cover because he’s in love.
Style: sexy, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: heist, chess, bank, plan, millionaire, cons and scams, crime, crimes, romance, chase, insurance, one last job ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a ...
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, fall in love, crime gone awry, cons and scams, dishonesty, escapades, crimes, partners, family relations, love and romance, partners in crime, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, mexico, tokyo, berlin germany, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 34K
Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, crimes, crime, blackmail, one last job, gunfight, neo noir, group of criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 360K
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.
Style: entertaining, twists and turns, clever, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, twists & turns, perfect crime, con artists, thief, con men, master thief, rivalry, robbery, crimes, crime, planning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: rome italy, paris france, amsterdam, europe, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 19K
Henry's Crime (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An aimless man is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.
Style: humorous, cynical, entertaining, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: partners in crime, cons and scams, tunnel, false accusation, fall in love, criminal heroes, friends, bank robbery, prison life, storage unit, heist, unlikely criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 12K
Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 108K
Entrapment (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two thieves, who travel in elegant circles, try to outsmart each other and, in the process, end up falling in love.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, heist, art theft, master criminal, partners, undercover, working undercover, dishonesty, love and romance, mind game, perfect crime, art thief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, malaysia, manhattan new york city, new york, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: stripper, christmas, crimes, betrayal, femme fatale, murder, strip club, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, nothing goes right, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, mistaken identity, criminal heroes, partners, cons and scams, crimes, crime, hidden identity, dishonesty, goofy hero, disorder, diamond ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Making Mr. Right (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eddie, a poor street conman, has his 'guess in which briefcase' trick ruined by Manhattan lifestyle magazine deputy editor Hallie Galloway. Due to a bet with her boss, she must transform Eddie into a dashingly eligible bachelor for a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, cons and scams, eligible bachelor, fall in love, power relations, couples, dishonesty, smuggling, cheating, transformation, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last Seduction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, money, betrayal, neo noir, couples, crime, small town, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, runaway, bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, dallas texas, iraq, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 124K
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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, twists & turns, bank vault, cheating, criminal, mental illness, crimes, crime, juvenile delinquency, bittersweet, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 180K
War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Cambodia, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: intense, funny, factual, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: arms dealer, smuggling, corruption, weapons, rise and fall, friendship, military, betrayal, con artists, cheating, iraq war, firearm ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2005, year 2008
Place: iraq, jordan, florida, albania, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
One Night at McCool's (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.
Style: sexy, humorous, witty, dark humor, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: femme fatale, manipulation, obsession, dangerous attraction, nothing goes right, manipulations, crime, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 5.5
 185
Hustle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maya and Tony are a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. Maya seduces businessmen while Tony copies their credit cards. It's a smooth con until one of their victims, Pierce, pulls a gun. Instead of killing them, Pierce offers the desperate couple a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: femme fatale, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crimes, heist, chases and races, intrigue, cons and scams, gambling, disorder, couples, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 3K
Crazy Stone (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three thieves try to steal a valuable jade that is tightly guarded by a security chief. But the security guards are not the only obstacle these thieves are facing. An extremely unlucky internationally known master thief is also trying to get a hand ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, twists and turns, light ...
Plot: heist, crimes, rivalry, bankruptcy, caper, secret agenda, jewel robbery, perfect crime, con artists, thief, escapades, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), police officer, fistfight, city, singing, police, crimes, crime, romance, criminal heroes, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Happy Thieves (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: We confess! They did it! But it's how they did it that makes it so delightful!
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: heist, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, museum, hitman, disorder, cons and scams, fall in love, forgery, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, madrid, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 5K
Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, crime gone awry, manipulation, dishonesty, cons and scams, manipulations, disorder, salesman, crime, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 135K
Tower Heist (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A luxury condo manager leads a staff of workers to seek payback on the Wall Street swindler who defrauded them. With only days until the billionaire gets away with the perfect crime, the unlikely crew of amateur thieves enlists the help of petty ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, skyscraper, thief, thanksgiving, perfect crime, working class, gold, deception, planning, fbi, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 50K
Nine Queens (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An Argentinian crime drama revolving around a sheet of rare stamps (the Nine Queens).
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cheating, scam, thief, forgery, money, police, partner, plot twist, swindle, crime, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: argentina, venezuela, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%