Scam movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant scam movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, humorous, serious, semi serious and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with scam, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, con artists, cheating, gangsters, violence, murder and money plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
scam movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as scam: Master (2016), Scandal: 15 Minutes of Fame (2001), The Wizard of Lies (2017), The Pest (1997), Risk (2000), Speedway Junky (1999), Sharky's Machine (1981), Palmetto (1998), Choke (2008), Liar Game (2007).

List of scam movies

Master (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Korea’s biggest network marketing scam reveals a far greater network of corruption and conspiracy lurking underneath.
Plot: scam, con artists, car chase, car accident, attack, computer, fight, arrested, arrest, fistfight, cheating, bridge ...
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Scandal: 15 Minutes of Fame (2001)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three women, an asping actress, a reporter, and a lawyer, hatch a scheme to enrich each other. The actress will fake a sexual harassment charge against a politician and get a lot of publicity, the reporter will get the scoop, and the lawyer will get ...
Style: sexy, sexploitation film
Plot: scam, lawyer, reporter, sexploitation, scandal, politician, sexual harassment, false accusation, scheme, sex, erotica, female nudity ...
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The Wizard of Lies (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A look behind the scenes at Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Madoff's family.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: scam, financier, stock exchange, corporate crime, businessman, corporate world, wall street, success, workplace, corporate crimes, lawyer, ambition ...
Place: new york, usa
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The Pest (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Fast-talking Latino con artist Pestario "Pest" Vargas is the target of Scottish mobsters to whom he owes a considerable debt. Willing to do anything to raise money and avoid severe injury or death, Vargas agrees to a very unusual job -- he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, scam, island, survival, crimes, hitman, partners, disguise, latin, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, scotland
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Risk (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three people discover jealousy and larceny are a dangerous combination in this tense drama. John (Bryan Brown) is a veteran insurance investigator who succumbs to temptation and veers towards the wrong side of the law. With the help of novice con ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, suspense
Plot: greed, scam, gambling, seduction, money, insurance, power relations, femme fatale, love triangle, dishonesty, betrayal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Speedway Junky (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A naive drifter runs away from his army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist, who develops a crush on him. He is then introduced to a whole gang led by a young hustler. The racer-to-be ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: male prostitute, friendship, scam, male prostitution, teenage life, crimes, high school life, self discovery, love and romance, gang, social misfits, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
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Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, prostitute, scam, police investigation, fighting crime, partners, crimes, gangsters, murder, tough law enforcer, prostitution, drugs ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
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Palmetto (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, femme fatale, police investigation, frame up, scam, crimes, mystery, murder, who done it, political corruption, law enforcement, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
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Choke (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Style: cynical, melancholic, sexy, sexual, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, sex addict, scam, dysfunctional family, mental institution, parents and children, alzheimer's disease, life is a bitch, suffocation, depression, lie, womanizer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, iowa
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Liar Game (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 36 min.
TV show
Story: The Liar Game is a Japanese manga series originally written and illustrated by Shinobu Kaitani. The manga was first serialized in 2005 in the Japanese manga magazine Weekly Young Jump, published by Shueisha. It was adapted into a TV series, which ...
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: lie, mind game, betrayal, genius, ex convict, revenge, scam, deception, game, psychology, greed, con men ...
Place: japan
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Shameless (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they need help and find it in Steve, a young middle class lad ...
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, gay teenager, alcoholic father, siblings relations, parents and children, single father, grownups, everyday life, social misfits, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
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Pain & Gain (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, disturbing, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american dream, athlete's life, friends, crimes, group of criminals, ambition, dark humor, partners, buddies, stupidity, kidnapping, greed ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1995, 70s
Place: miami, florida, usa, bahamas, mexico ...
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Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: talky, neo noir, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, psychopath, dog, crimes, crime gone awry, killings, thief, weirdo, strong violent content, screenwriter, murder, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1947, year 1954, year 1963 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
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Suburbicon (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge ...
Style: serious, sad, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: black american, boy, prejudice, fear, murder, father son relationship, dark secret, scam, investigation, child in peril, racism, accomplice ...
Time: 50s
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The Golden Holiday (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A laid-back countryside detective Byung-su takes his family to the Philippines for his 10th wedding anniversary. In fact, his hidden agenda is to track down his old friend Yong-bae who scammed him and got away a few years ago. In Manila, Byung-su ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: scam, death, society, crimes, rivalry, partners, investigator, uncover truth, clue, investigation, testimony, track down ...
Time: 21st century
Place: the philippines
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Only Fools and Horses (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
TV show
Story: The misadventures of two wheeler dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter of “Trotters Independent Traders PLC” who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: working class, family relations, black market, cons and scams, disorder, eccentric family, veteran, siblings relations, partners, hopes, dishonesty, scam ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Return of the Hero (2018)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 1809, France. Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer her up.
Style: romantic, stylized, feel good, humorous, entertaining
Audience: date night, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: marriage proposal, deserter, scam, lie, war hero, sister sister relationship, wedding, horse, duel, dancing, sex scene, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: france
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Parasite (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: wealthy family, poverty, scheme, class differences, basement, unemployment, poor family, working class, tutor, home invasion, housekeeper, rich snob ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: south korea, seoul, asia
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Shut Eye (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A darkly comedic look at the world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. Former magician Charlie Haverford oversees a number of fortune telling parlors on behalf of his violent and domineering Romani ...
Style: suspense, captivating, twist ending, psychological
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, scam, psychic, gypsy, seance, ethnic slur, con artists, murder, family relations, family business, rivalry ...
Place: los angeles
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Consequence (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, Switzerland, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man does an identity switch to collect insurance money but finds himself in danger.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, hidden identity, mistaken identity, cons and scams, tough heroes, dishonesty, crimes, working undercover, haunted by the past, undercover, disorder, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
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StartUp (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A desperate banker needs to conceal stolen money. A Haitian-American gang lord wants to go legit. A Cuban-American hacker has an idea that will revolutionize the very future of money itself. Forced to work together, they unwittingly create their ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer, organized crime, hacker, gang, dysfunctional relationship, corruption, violence, scam, stolen money, father son relationship, sex scene, corrupt official ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami
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Mystics (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black comedy about two old-time conmen who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: elderly, cons and scams, dark humor, buddies, crimes, golden years, nothing goes right, partners, seance, scam, gangsters, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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She's No Angel (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A drama and thriller story of a young woman who has suffered great abuse as a girl and who finds happiness when in a car accident, by mistake, she finds refuge in a false personality. She allows a pair of grieving parents to believe she is their ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious
Plot: mistaken identity, rags to riches, impersonation, blackmail, pregnancy, switching roles, heir, scam, forbidden love, cinderella story, car accident, winery ...
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The Swindle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, heist, crimes, disorder, intrigue, crime gone awry, dishonesty, forgery, hidden identity, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: swiss alps
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Janis and John (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Insurance salesman tries to get money from his hippie cousin by fulfilling his dream: Arraigning for John Lennon and Janis Joplin's "second coming".
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: unemployment, dishonesty, opposites attract, life is a bitch, love and romance, politics, couples, family relations, heist, obsession, drug abuse, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: canada
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Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, serious, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, deception, infidelity, crimes, couples, family in danger, disorder, adultery, rape, dishonesty, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Crimes of Passion (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While in competition for a job promotion, the female competitor sues her male counterpart for sexual harassment. Blackmail and murder follow closely behind.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: sexual harassment, femme fatale, crimes, workplace, dishonesty, power relations, cons and scams, blackmail, scam, murder, false accusation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Cheats (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While other kids buy into countless hours of studying just so they can get a mark in some teacher's report book, Handsome Davis sees it as nothing more than a system of control over your mind. That's why Handsome and his three best friends ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, gang, teenage life, cons and scams, partners, teachers and students, dishonesty, teenager, scam, coming of age, friends ...
Time: contemporary
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11:14 (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the ...
Style: non-linear, cynical, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: dark humor, murder, vandalism, chase, accident, crime gone awry, crimes, robbery, nothing goes right, thief, theft, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Cooking with Stella (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman cooks for clients and tries to keep her thefts of food and money from being discovered.
Style: realistic, clever, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: power relations, dishonesty, cons and scams, strong female presence, satire, cooking and food, family relations, couples, crimes, society, unlikely criminals, master and servant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, new delhi, india
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