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, entertaining, clever, surprise ending, suspense and humorous films and TV shows about / with dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, crime, twists & turns, mentor, greed, corruption, dialogue and storytelling plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cons and scams: Ocean's Eleven (2001), White Collar (2009), Now You See Me (2013), Banshee (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Snatch (2000), Focus (2015), American Hustle (2013), Matchstick Men (2003), Runner Runner (2013).

List of cons and scams movies

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, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, cons and scams, thief, casino, scheme, perfect crime, group of criminals, buddies, crime, outsmarting, friends, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, san diego california, salt lake city utah ...
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White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
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, light, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, unlikely partners, intelligence, partners, fbi, mastermind, expert, crime, dishonesty, art thief, chases and races, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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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, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, scheme, mind game, teamwork, manipulations, perfect crime, fbi, mastermind, outsmarting, thief, wizards and magicians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, usa, new york, chicago illinois ...
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Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, cons and scams, ex convict, crimes, shooting, small town, female nudity, tough heroes, crime, strong sexual content, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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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, biting, captivating, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, money, success, corruption, ambition, cons and scams, yuppie, wall street, greed, hotshot hero, american dream, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1987, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, bahamas, switzerland, italy ...
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Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 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, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, master criminal, gambling, heist, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, bet, partners in crime, boxing, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, antwerp, england
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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: exciting, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mind game, heist, cons and scams, partners, fall in love, seduction, femme fatale, rivalry, love and romance, manipulations, deception, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, south america ...
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American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: tense, intense, suspense, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: cons and scams, fbi, partners in crime, mayor, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover, corruption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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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: humorous, realistic, sentimental, neurotic, tricky ...
Plot: cons and scams, bank vault, criminal, crime, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, psychiatrist, con men, parent child relationship, chess, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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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, serious, twists and turns, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, casino, mind game, fbi, manipulations, temptation, power relations, computers and web, boss and employee, dirty cop, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica, puerto rico, usa, latin america
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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, suspenseful, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, disorder, mastermind, deception, group of criminals, mexican standoff, faked death, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada
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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: humorous, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, cons and scams, adventure, debt, vengeance, dishonesty, unlikely partners, crimes, attempted robbery, rivalry, card playing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1960s
Place: usa, louisiana, mississippi river, mississippi, california
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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: dark humor, twists and turns, surprise ending, talky, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, corruption, organized crime, crime, crime gone awry, mafia, millionaire, crimes, drugs/alcohol, dishonor among criminals, gang leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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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, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crime, ex convict, group of criminals, chess, mob boss, cash, gangsters, criminal's revenge, warning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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High Rollers (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 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: cynical, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, betrayal, crime, partners, dishonesty, friends, criminal heroes, trick, strong female character, fake priest, thief, jail ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cons and scams, heist, workplace, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, society, crime, criminal heroes, money, bank robbery, crimes, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
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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, disorder, criminal heroes, lesbian kiss, dishonesty, heist, criminal's revenge, male objectification, bikini ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, england, florida
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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: sexy, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: businessman, cons and scams, museum, perfect crime, art thief, dishonesty, stolen painting, heist, famous painting, mind game, crime, cat and mouse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 161 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, tense, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, gunfight, gold, cons and scams, lone wolves, good versus evil, greed, army, outlaw, cowboy, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, arizona, mexico ...
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The Last Casino (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A University teacher finds three bright students and decides to teach them how to count cards to make lots of money. As they learn how to play the casinos, things get tricky when the debt owing teacher informs them that their front man wants ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, college, mathematics, student life, teachers and students, manipulations, cards, dishonesty, power relations, college graduate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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, feel good, light, funny, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: smuggling, cons and scams, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, undercover agent, goofy hero, chases and races, disorder, farce, police investigation, gem, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia
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Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: psychological, twist ending, mind bending, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, heist, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, mind control, memory loss, amnesia, art theft, partners in crime, art thief, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london
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The Opportunists (2000)
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, crime, redemption, unlikely couple, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, going straight, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ireland, europe, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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Thursday (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Casey has given up drug dealing for a suburban idyll in Houston, a job as an architect and a new wife. They are even planning to adopt a child. But Casey's past arrives on the doorstep in the shape of Nick, an old business partner. And all hell ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, suspenseful, witty, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, hitman, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crime, gangsters, danger, drug dealing, deadly, adoption, architect, heroin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
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Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holiday, christmas, cons and scams, anti heroes, antisocial behavior, drugs/alcohol, drinking problem, heist, theft, thief, stripper, safecracker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, arizona, milwaukee wisconsin, phoenix arizona
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Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: cons and scams, murderous pair, criminal heroes, on the run, homecoming, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
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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: funny, light, humorous, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cons and scams, dishonesty, manipulation, manipulations, parents and children, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, farce, criminal heroes, hidden identity, frame up, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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Stark Raving Mad (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crook quietly plots his revenge against the boss who murdered his brother while working for him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bank robbery, nightclub, heist, bank, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, rivalry, vengeance, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
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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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, neo noir, crime, blackmail, one last job, gunfight, group of criminals, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
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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, atmospheric, witty, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: gambling, bet, cons and scams, mentor, sting operation, crime, rivalry, friends, deception, rivals, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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