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, storytelling, twists & turns, betrayal, greed, mentor and dialogue plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
cons and scams
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cons and scams movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cons and scams: Ocean's Eleven (2001), White Collar (2009), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Banshee (2013), Now You See Me (2013), Snatch (2000), RocknRolla (2008), High Rollers (1976), Maverick (1994), Mad Money (2008).

List of cons and scams movies

 7.8
 469K
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, exciting, clever, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, thief, scheme, cons and scams, perfect crime, group of criminals, casino, buddies, crime, friends, partners in crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, salt lake city utah, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 8.3
 109K
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, realistic, light, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, unlikely partners, partners, crime, mastermind, intelligence, cons and scams, expert, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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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, captivating, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, money, cons and scams, wall street, corruption, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, strong sexual content, greed ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: usa, new york, geneva switzerland, mediterranean sea, las vegas ...
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 8.4
 75K
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, ex convict, female nudity, cons and scams, tough heroes, small town, shooting, crime, thief, crimes, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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 7.3
 546K
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: scheme, mind game, manipulations, mastermind, teamwork, fbi, heist, perfect crime, bank robbery, cons and scams, deception, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, chicago illinois ...
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 8.3
 709K
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, cynical, exciting, slang ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, master criminal, cons and scams, gambling, criminal heroes, disorder, crime gone awry, bet, partners in crime, nothing goes right, dimwit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, antwerp, england
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 7.3
 218K
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, crimes, millionaire, dishonor among criminals, drugs/alcohol, gang leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.6
 3K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, betrayal, crime, friends, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, trick, strong female character, treasure, jail, deception ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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 7.0
 94K
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, cons and scams, poker, debt, vengeance, adventure, crimes, unlikely partners, dishonesty, attempted robbery, rivalry, gambler ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1960s
Place: usa, louisiana, mississippi, california
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 5.8
 19K
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, bank robbery, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, society, crime, criminal heroes, money, crimes, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
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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: tense, exciting, epic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, old west, lone wolves, gold, cons and scams, good versus evil, greed, gunfight, army, outlaw, cowboy, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, arizona, mexico ...
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 5.6
 58K
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, temptation, manipulations, computers and web, boss and employee, power relations, student, dirty cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica, usa, puerto rico, latin america
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 6.6
 193K
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, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mind game, heist, fall in love, cons and scams, rivalry, partners, love and romance, manipulations, deception, femme fatale, seduction, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, buenos aires argentina, new orleans, las vegas
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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, goofy hero, chases and races, disorder, farce, gem, undercover agent, friendship between men, disguise ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia
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 6.9
 104K
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, mind control, heist, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, memory loss, amnesia, partners in crime, art thief, gang, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london
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 6.5
 83K
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, crime, criminal heroes, cons and scams, chess, mob boss, ex convict, group of criminals, cash, gangsters, criminal's revenge, fainting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.3
 36K
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: criminal heroes, murderous pair, cons and scams, on the run, homecoming, brother sister incest, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, crimes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
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 6.2
 48K
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: humorous, funny, feel good, romantic, light ...
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: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bank robbery, nightclub, heist, bank, cons and scams, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, rivalry, vengeance, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.3
 216K
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, crime, rivalry, friends, deception, dishonesty, rivals, organized crime, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.8
 94K
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: psychological, serious, twist ending, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, mysterious character, forgery, obsession, collector, painting, love and romance, old friend, high society, solitude, agoraphobia, adult virgin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
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 6.0
 7K
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, friends, race against time, crimes, disorder, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, lesbian kiss, heist, dishonesty, male objectification, bikini ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, england, florida
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 7.2
 414K
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: fbi, partners in crime, mayor, cons and scams, 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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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: humorous, witty, funny, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, lookalikes, expedition, crime, hidden identity, criminal gang, disguise, undercover, petty criminal, impersonating, secret agent ...
Time: 70s
Place: kindergarten, soviet union, russia
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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Firefighters Chuck Ford and Larry Valentine are guy's guys, loyal to the core – which is why, when widower Larry asks Chuck to pose as his gay lover so that he can get domestic partner benefits for his kids, his buddy agrees. However, things ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, insurance, comedy of errors, dishonesty, fall in love, cons and scams, disorder, buddies, couples, hidden identity, impossible love, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, canada, new york
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 6.5
 69K
Awake (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, uncover truth, surgery, couple relations, doctors and patients, parents and children, hospital, cons and scams, doctor patient relationship, conspiracy, health situation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 115K
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, parent child relationship, divorce, chess, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 5.1
 1K
Crackers (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop while the owner is out of town. During the elaborate planning process, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: cons and scams, unemployment, gang, disorder, heist, goofy hero, comedy of errors, dishonesty, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, crime, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
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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, betrayal, couples, neo noir, crime, small town, dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, money, power relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, dallas texas, iraq, chicago illinois ...
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 6.7
 32K
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, crimes, criminal heroes, disorder, mastermind, deception, group of criminals, heroin, faked death, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada
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