Cons and scams movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cons and scams movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, clever, twists and turns, entertaining and interesting films and TV shows about / with cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, crime, greed, con artists, twists & turns, heist, dialogue and mentor plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
cons and scams
 1855
cons and scams movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cons and scams: White Collar (2009), Now You See Me (2013), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Focus (2015), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Matchstick Men (2003), Hustle (2004), The Sting (1973), American Hustle (2013), Plastic (2014).

List of cons and scams movies

 8.2
 122K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, mastermind, fbi, art thief, law enforcement, unlikely partners, partners, intelligence, con artists, genius, expert, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 7.2
 617K
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, cons and scams, outsmarting, perfect crime, teamwork, mind game, scheme, mastermind, illusionist, fbi, magic trick, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, paris france, usa ...
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 7.7
 536K
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, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, cons and scams, perfect crime, outsmarting, thief, scheme, crimes, casino, group of criminals, con artists, crime, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, atlantic city, san diego california, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 6.6
 227K
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, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, mind game, cons and scams, heist, partners, femme fatale, female thief, con artists, manipulations, rivalry, love and romance, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, latin america, south america ...
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, realistic, motivational, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, corruption, success, dark humor, greed, corporate crimes, deception, stock broker, rags to riches, money laundering, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987 ...
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, big ben london, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.3
 127K
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, weird, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, twists & turns, bank vault, con men, cheating, criminal, mental illness, crimes, crime, mentally unstable, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.1
 22K
Hustle (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: cons and scams, thief, ex convict, greed, fake identity, criminal heroes, leader, group of criminals, crimes, heist, exploitation, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain
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 8.3
 249K
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, casino, poker, crimes, bet, deception, gangsters, crime, mentor, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
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 7.2
 460K
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, crimes, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
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 6.0
 8K
Plastic (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sam & Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by sadistic gangster. They need to raise £5m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, friends, race against time, criminal heroes, lesbian kiss, heist, dishonesty, disorder, criminal's revenge, get rich quick scheme, male objectification ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, england, florida
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 8.3
 807K
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: crimes, criminal heroes, gambling, master criminal, cons and scams, heist, disorder, nothing goes right, twists & turns, graphic violence, underground fighting, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
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La migliore offerta (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: twist ending, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, deception, forgery, art collector, collector, painting, art theft, obsession, mysterious character, cons and scams, solitude, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna, prague
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The Diamond Arm (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise with a smuggler on board. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for the gang of smugglers.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, farce, soviet, gem, smuggling, crimes, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, espionage, police station, goofy hero, undercover agent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ussr, istanbul turkey, russia
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 8.4
 91K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, female nudity, ex convict, organized crime, crimes, thief, tough heroes, sexual activity, shooting, crime, cons and scams, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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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, perfect crime, businessman, cat and mouse, strong female lead, billionaire, stolen painting, museum, famous painting, mind game, art collector ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.0
 106K
Maverick (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, cons and scams, adventure, unlikely partners, card playing, debt, strong female character, cheating, vengeance, gambler, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, 1960s, 60s
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi river, mississippi, california
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 5.6
 62K
Runner Runner (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, mind game, fbi, ambition, casino, manipulation, temptation, manipulations, computers and web, boss and employee, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s
Place: costa rica, usa, puerto rico, latin america
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 7.3
 242K
RocknRolla (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, talky, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, cons and scams, crimes, dark humor, gang leader, organized crime, crime, crime gone awry, mafia, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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 6.7
 34K
Confidence (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, contemplative, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, con men, con artists, cheating, mexican standoff, heroin, faked death, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, caper, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, canada
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 7.5
 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, betrayal, crime, crimes, friends, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, trick, strong female character, jail, thief ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, europe
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: realistic, witty, captivating, stylized, tense ...
Plot: dark humor, moral dilemma, dishonesty, crimes, lawyer, workplace situations, hotshot lawyer, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, family relations, private investigator, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 5.8
 21K
Mad Money (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: cons and scams, heist, bank robbery, workplace, robbery, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, society, money, crimes, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
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 7.8
 11K
Imposters (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Maddie, a persona shifting con-artist who is as beautiful as she is dangerous, leaves her unwitting victims tormented when they realize they have been used and robbed of everything – including their hearts. But things get complicated when her ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, sentimental, ironic, comic
Plot: cons and scams, deception, partners, criminal, fbi, con artists, vengeance, dishonesty, justice, fall in love, stolen money, punishment ...
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Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: JW is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, disorder, gangsters, on the run, dishonesty, crime gone awry, master criminal, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal, violence, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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Gentlemen of Fortune (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless...
Style: witty, humorous, funny, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: cons and scams, criminal heroes, lookalikes, hidden identity, crimes, crime, disguise, criminal gang, kindergarten, undercover, escape, petty criminal ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia
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Lies and Alibis (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Con man Ray Elliot decides to leave crime behind to start a company that sells fake alibis to clients who have been unfaithful to their significant others. It seems that the streetwise Ray has found his calling, until he unexpectedly becomes a ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: plan gone awry, cons and scams, love affair, partners, murder, alibi, false accusation, riddles and clues, rivalry, infidelity, dishonesty, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.4
 92K
Revolver (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, group of criminals, crime, cons and scams, ex convict, mob boss, crimes, chess, cash, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Opportunists (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up ...
Style: realistic, talky, suspense, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, safecracker, crime gone awry, gangsters, crimes, crime, redemption, unlikely couple, dishonesty, going straight, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, ireland, europe, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 178 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, anti hero, treasure hunt, gunfight, greed, cowboy, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cons and scams, lone wolves, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, arizona, santa fe new mexico ...
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We're the Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Style: humorous, road movie, ridiculous, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, journey, smuggling, adolescence, dishonesty, drug dealing, pretense, disorder, neighbor, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, tucson arizona, denver colorado
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