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, twists and turns, entertaining, clever, humorous and complex films and TV shows about / with cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, crime, greed, twists & turns, mentor, dialogue, storytelling and heist plots mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cons and scams: White Collar (2009), Now You See Me (2013), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Banshee (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Focus (2015), Snatch (2000), Maverick (1994), Matchstick Men (2003), Runner Runner (2013).

List of cons and scams movies

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, art thief, unlikely partners, intelligence, fbi, partners, mastermind, expert, deal, crimes, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, entertaining, clever, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, mind game, perfect crime, scheme, teamwork, fbi, manipulations, illusionist, outsmarting, deception, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, paris france, usa ...
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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, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, casino, scheme, thief, group of criminals, outsmarting, crime, buddies, crimes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, san diego california, atlantic city new jersey ...
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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: sexy, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, female nudity, ex convict, crimes, cons and scams, shooting, tough heroes, small town, crime, thief, strong sexual content ...
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, dark humor, captivating, biting, realistic ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, success, greed, corruption, ambition, wall street, stock broker, cons and scams, millionaire, yuppie, american dream ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1983 ...
Place: new york, usa, italy, switzerland, manhattan new york city ...
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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: twists and turns, exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mind game, cons and scams, heist, fall in love, partners, seduction, femme fatale, rivalry, love and romance, manipulations, deception, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, latin america, new york ...
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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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gambling, cons and scams, criminal heroes, heist, master criminal, disorder, nothing goes right, bet, partners in crime, boxing, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
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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: exciting, twists and turns, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, poker, adventure, unlikely partners, debt, cheating, card playing, vengeance, gambler, strong female character, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi, mississippi river, california
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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: twists and turns, humorous, sentimental, realistic, neurotic ...
Plot: cons and scams, twists & turns, con artists, criminal, bank vault, crime, crimes, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, psychiatrist, con men ...
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, twists and turns, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, casino, mind game, fbi, manipulation, manipulations, temptation, power relations, computers and web, boss and employee, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s
Place: costa rica, puerto rico, usa, latin america
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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, heist, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, male objectification, taking off pants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, england, florida
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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: twists and turns, tense, semi serious, intense, suspense ...
Plot: cons and scams, fbi, partners in crime, mayor, political corruption, con artists, partners, criminal heroes, crimes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
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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, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, disorder, mastermind, con artists, con men, deception, group of criminals, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, los angeles
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: cons and scams, heist, workplace, unlikely criminals, society, dishonesty, bank robbery, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, money, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
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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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, cons and scams, crimes, organized crime, crime, crime gone awry, mafia, millionaire, drugs/alcohol, dishonor among criminals, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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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: feel good, humorous, light, funny, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: smuggling, cons and scams, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, farce, gem, undercover agent, goofy hero, chases and races, disorder, police investigation, friendship between men ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia, istanbul turkey
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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, crimes, friends, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, trick, strong female character, thief, jail ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, europe
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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, witty, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: art thief, businessman, perfect crime, cons and scams, museum, cat and mouse, dishonesty, stolen painting, heist, famous painting, mind game, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
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Lies & 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, infidelity, rivalry, suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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Hustle (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, fake identity, leader, group of criminals, criminal heroes, greed, crimes, heist, exploit, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, britain
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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, humorous ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, safecracker, crime gone awry, gangsters, crimes, crime, redemption, dishonesty, unlikely couple, going straight, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, ireland, europe, manhattan new york city ...
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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, greed, anti hero, anti heroes, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cons and scams, lone wolves, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona ...
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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: twists and turns, atmospheric, witty, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, bet, mentor, con artists, crime, crimes, casino, friends, deception, mob boss, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
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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, not serious, ridiculous, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: journey, nothing goes right, smuggling, adolescence, dishonesty, drug dealing, on the road, pretense, partners in crime, neighbor, adventure, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, tucson arizona, new mexico, denver colorado
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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, twists and turns ...
Plot: cons and scams, murderous pair, criminal heroes, on the run, homecoming, crimes, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners, brother sister incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, 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, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: manipulation, cons and scams, dishonesty, parents and children, manipulations, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, farce, hidden identity, criminal heroes, frame up, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
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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, criminal heroes, group of criminals, crime, mob boss, ex convict, cons and scams, chess, cash, crimes, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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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: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, nightclub, bank, cons and scams, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crimes, rivalry, disorder, vengeance, partners ...
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: 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, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
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The Best Offer (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, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, collector, obsession, mysterious character, painting, art theft, art collector, solitude, plot twist, deception, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna, prague
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