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, interesting, surprise ending and suspense films and TV shows about / with cons and scams, dishonesty, crime, crimes, twists & turns, greed, mentor, dialogue, storytelling and betrayal 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), Banshee (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Snatch (2000), RocknRolla (2008), Now You See Me (2013), Maverick (1994), High Rollers (1976), The Best Offer (2013).

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, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: cons and scams, heist, thief, perfect crime, scheme, group of criminals, casino, buddies, crime, friends, partners in crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, salt lake city utah, atlantic city new jersey, chicago illinois ...
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unlikely partners, fbi, partners, crime, cons and scams, intelligence, dishonesty, mastermind, chases and races, expert, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, small town, organized crime, cons and scams, tough heroes, crime, ex convict, shooting, crimes, female nudity, mob boss, 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, captivating, biting, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, cons and scams, wall street, blind ambition, hotshot hero, drugs/alcohol, millionaire, corporate crimes, greed, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, las vegas, mediterranean sea ...
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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, cynical, witty, slang, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, crimes, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, disorder, gambling, master criminal, bet, nothing goes right, boxing, dimwit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, 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, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, crime, corruption, organized crime, crime gone awry, mafia, drugs/alcohol, gang leader, crimes, twists & turns, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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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, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, scheme, mind game, teamwork, fbi, heist, wizards and magicians, bank robbery, mastermind, perfect crime, cons and scams, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, paris france ...
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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, adventure, vengeance, attempted robbery, crimes, dishonesty, unlikely partners, rivalry, card playing ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi, california
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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: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, crime, betrayal, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, friends, trick, strong female character, deception, fake priest, treasure ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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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, captivating, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, mysterious character, collector, obsession, love and romance, cons and scams, high society, old friend, painting, solitude, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
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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: exciting, epic, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, lone wolves, cons and scams, gold, good versus evil, outlaw, greed, gunfight, anti-hero, american civil war, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, arizona, mexico ...
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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, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: smuggling, cons and scams, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, farce, goofy hero, disorder, chases and races, undercover agent, husband wife relationship, friendship between men, disguise ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia
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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, group of criminals, chess, cash, gangsters, ex convict, mob boss, criminal's revenge, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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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, feel good, funny, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cons and scams, dishonesty, manipulation, parents and children, manipulations, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, farce, hidden identity, criminal heroes, frame up, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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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, serious, surreal, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, heist, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, amnesia, memory loss, art thief, gang, partners in crime, mind control, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, 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: serious, exciting, tense, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: criminal heroes, murderous pair, cons and scams, on the run, homecoming, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, partners, murder, robbery, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
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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, crimes, race against time, friends, disorder, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, heist, lesbian kiss, dishonesty, male objectification, taking off pants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, england, miami, 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, clever ...
Plot: fbi, cons and scams, partners in crime, political corruption, mayor, criminal heroes, partners, organized crime, manipulation, romancing partners, working undercover, romantic triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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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, tricky, talky ...
Plot: cons and scams, criminal, bank vault, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, parent child relationship, partners, con men, life philosophy, family drama, pole dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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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: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, bet, mentor, organized crime, alley, sting operation, crime, fbi, buddies, violence, horse race ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.0
 313K
The Italian Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, heist, perfect crime, revenge, cons and scams, betrayal, robbery, murder, crime, safecracker, gold, hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, europe, venice, california, austria ...
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, lookalikes, crime, hidden identity, criminal gang, disguise, expedition, impersonating, petty criminal, secret agent, undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, kindergarten, russia
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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, uncover truth, dishonesty, couple relations, doctors and patients, parents and children, surgery, hospital, cons and scams, doctor patient relationship, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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After the Sunset (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two master thieves (Brosnan and Hayek) are finally retiring after one last succesful mission. Residing in their own tropical paradise, their old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is an ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, island, cons and scams, crime, one last job, master thief, chase, partners in crime, american abroad, female police officer, fbi, drunkenness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bahamas, caribbean
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 7.1
 127K
Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
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, anti heroes, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, drinking problem, antisocial behavior, sexual humor, money, christmas eve, drink, department store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, milwaukee wisconsin
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: humorous, exciting, twists and turns, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, buddies, dishonesty, crime, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
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 5.7
 22K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: humorous, entertaining, tense, funny, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, verbal byplay, crime gone awry, collector, disorder, dishonesty, partners, farce, employer employee relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: love affair, opposites attract, couples, crime, love and romance, neo noir, cons and scams, student life, fall in love, crimes, dishonesty, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 25K
Las Vegas (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Las Vegas is an American television series broadcast by NBC from September 22, 2003 to February 15, 2008. The show focuses on a team of people working at the fictional Montecito Resort & Casino dealing with issues that arise within the working ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sexy, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, gambling, cons and scams, dishonesty, cheating, workplace, buddies, team, boss and employee, parents and children, businessman, hot and sexy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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 5.8
 16K
Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Style: cynical, suspense, tense, ironic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, cons and scams, hostages, crime gone awry, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, adultery, abduction, ransom, mistress, husband wife relationship, ransom demand, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
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