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, clever, stylized, entertaining, humorous and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, crime, twists & turns, mentor, dialogue, betrayal, storytelling and greed 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: Ocean's Eleven (2001), Banshee (2013), White Collar (2009), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), RocknRolla (2008), Now You See Me (2013), High Rollers (1976), The Best Offer (2013), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), The Diamond Arm (1969).
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White Collar (2009)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
USA
40 min.
 8.3
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
USA
180 min.
 8.2
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The Con Is On (2018)
Comedy
USA, UK
90 min.
 4.6
Ocean's 8 (2018)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
USA
110 min.
 6.2

List of cons and scams movies

 7.8
 458K
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, cons and scams, perfect crime, scheme, group of criminals, casino, buddies, crime, thief, friends, partners in crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, salt lake city utah, usa, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 8.4
 72K
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, suspenseful, exciting, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, cons and scams, tough heroes, small town, crime, shooting, organized crime, crimes, ex convict, strong sexual content, mob boss, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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 8.3
 106K
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, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unlikely partners, fbi, partners, crime, intelligence, cons and scams, dishonesty, chases and races, mastermind, expert, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, 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, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, wall street, cons and scams, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, millionaire, corporate crimes, greed, workplace situations, stock broker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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 7.3
 214K
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, humorous, clever, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, crime, corruption, crime gone awry, mafia, organized crime, crimes, drugs/alcohol, millionaire, gang leader, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.3
 531K
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, twists and turns, entertaining, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, manipulations, scheme, fbi, wizards and magicians, teamwork, cons and scams, investigation, mastermind, bank robbery, heist, perfect crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, chicago illinois ...
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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: humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, crime, betrayal, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, friends, trick, strong female character, thief, jail, fake priest ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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 7.8
 90K
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, tense ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, mysterious character, collector, obsession, cons and scams, high society, old friend, painting, love and romance, 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, USA, 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, exciting, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, cons and scams, lone wolves, good versus evil, gold, american civil war, outlaw, heroes, greed, gunfight, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona
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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, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: smuggling, cons and scams, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, farce, goofy hero, disorder, hidden identity, chases and races, undercover agent, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia
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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, lesbian kiss, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, heist, dishonesty, male objectification, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, england, miami, florida
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 7.3
 404K
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: cons and scams, partners in crime, fbi, political corruption, mayor, criminal heroes, partners, organized crime, deception, manipulation, romancing partners, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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 8.3
 692K
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, exciting, clever, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, cons and scams, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, disorder, gambling, master criminal, crime, bet, dog, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
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 8.3
 209K
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, clever, witty, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, bet, mentor, organized crime, alley, sting operation, crime, fbi, buddies, criminal's revenge, horse race ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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
 68K
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, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, uncover truth, dishonesty, couple relations, doctors and patients, parents and children, surgery, cons and scams, hospital, conspiracy, health situation, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, parents and children, manipulations, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, farce, manipulation, hidden identity, criminal heroes, frame up, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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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, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, buddies, dishonesty, crime, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
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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, redemption, crime gone awry, crimes, partners, murder, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan
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 6.8
 8K
The Thieves (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A gang of South Korean thieves team up with a Hong Kong crew to steal a diamond necklace from a heavily-guarded casino safe in Macau. As the cops close in, old betrayals — and misunderstandings — resurface.
Style: semi serious, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, criminal heroes, safecracker, dishonesty, partners, betrayal, diamond theft, criminal gang, crime, casino, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, macau, asia, hong kong
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, witty, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, disorder, inheritance, mentor protege relationship, friendship, murder, cons and scams, adventure, escapades, greed, painting, unlikely partners ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 30s, year 1968 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
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 5.6
 57K
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, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, casino, ambition, fbi, mind game, crime, betrayal, island, agent, student, dirty cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica, puerto rico, usa, latin america
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, crime, college, dishonesty, power relations, manipulations, teachers and students, student life, ambition, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 5.7
 21K
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, cons and scams, perfect crime, 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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 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, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, workplace, heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty, society, bank, escape attempt, escape, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, adventure, witch, fantasy world, village, dark fantasy, danger, kidnapping, cons and scams, magic, siblings relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, hamburg germany, dungeon
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 8.8
 1.7M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, serious, exciting ...
Plot: manipulations, parallel world, haunted by the past, teamwork, hi-tech, perfect crime, virtual reality, mind control, imagination, redemption, impersonating, dishonesty ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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 7.0
 92K
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, not serious, feel good, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, poker, native american, adventure, debt, cowboy, boat, russian, verbal byplay, criminal heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi
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 6.5
 82K
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, chess, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, group of criminals, cash, waterboarding, audio flashback, gangsters, fainting, warning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.5
 24K
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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