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, humorous, entertaining, twists and turns, clever and exciting films and TV shows about / with cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, con artists, greed, heist, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and betrayal 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), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Now You See Me (2013), Focus (2015), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Matchstick Men (2003), Hustle (2004), The Sting (1973), Confidence (2003), Snatch (2000).

List of cons and scams movies

White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
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, captivating, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fbi, mastermind, art thief, partners, investigation, unlikely partners, cons and scams, expert, talented, law enforcement, intelligence, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, 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: clever, witty, exciting, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, crimes, cons and scams, thief, casino, outsmarting, con artists, perfect crime, scheme, group of criminals, deception, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, atlantic city, usa, atlantic city new jersey, los angeles ...
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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, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: heist, teamwork, perfect crime, scheme, outsmarting, cons and scams, con artists, mind game, fbi, mastermind, illusionist, bank robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, paris france, new york, usa ...
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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, sexy, suspense, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, con artists, mind game, fall in love, partners, interracial love, femme fatale, female thief, seduction, deception, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, buenos aires argentina, las vegas ...
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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, captivating, motivational, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: corruption, business, money, rise and fall, wall street, stock market, wealth, success, cons and scams, greed, american dream, stock broker ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1987, 20th century, year 1983
Place: new york, geneva switzerland, usa, italy, manhattan new york city ...
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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, psychological, suspense, twist ending, feel good ...
Plot: con artists, cons and scams, heist, mental illness, con men, criminal, crimes, slick, father daughter relationship, obsession, police investigation, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Hustle (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: cons and scams, thief, heist, criminal heroes, ex convict, greed, leader, group of criminals, crimes, exploitation, blackmail, fake identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, britain
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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, twists and turns, witty, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: con artists, gambling, cons and scams, casino, gangsters, poker, heist, crimes, mafia, caper, chase, sting operation ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
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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, suspense, tricky, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, organized crime, con men, justice, crimes, heroin, faked death, crime gone awry, caper, police corruption, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, canada
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Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 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, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, gambling, criminal heroes, cons and scams, sarcasm, master criminal, crime gone awry, disorder, gangsters, boxing, bookies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, belgium, antwerp, europe
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American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
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, intense, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, partners in crime, sting operation, fbi, heist, con artists, organized crime, mafia, romantic triangle, scam, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
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The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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: twists and turns, twist ending, psychological, enigmatic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loneliness, art collector, collector, art, deception, age difference, obsession, mysterious character, art theft, forgery, painting, adult virgin ...
Time: 18th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: vienna, prague, europe, italy
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Maverick (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, funny, light ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: poker, gambling, cons and scams, adventure, unlikely partners, strong female character, con artists, gambler, card playing, greed, vengeance, chase ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 60s
Place: mississippi, louisiana, usa, california
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High Rollers (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 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, cynical, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, deception, betrayal, crimes, swamp, friends, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, trick, strong female character, thief ...
Time: 1930s
Place: france, europe
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Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, sexy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex convict, sheriff, female nudity, tough heroes, organized crime, crimes, thief, small town, sexual activity, cons and scams, small town life, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Imposters (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Maddie, a persona shifting con-artist who is as beautiful as she is dangerous, leaves her unwitting victims tormented when they realize they have been used and robbed of everything – including their hearts. But things get complicated when her ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, sentimental, ironic
Plot: deception, cons and scams, partners, fbi, criminal, vengeance, fall in love, dishonesty, justice, fbi agent, fake identity, stolen money ...
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: witty, captivating, tense, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: lawyer, crimes, hotshot lawyer, dark humor, workplace situations, moral dilemma, dishonesty, family relations, private investigator, legal, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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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, credit card fraud, heist, race against time, friends, get rich quick scheme, criminal heroes, dishonesty, disorder, male objectification, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, england, miami, florida
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The Diamond Arm (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 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, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, cons and scams, smuggling, gem, nothing goes right, crimes, mistaken identity, espionage, police investigation, undercover agent, goofy hero, police station ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: ussr, istanbul turkey, russia
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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: twists and turns, sexy, witty, romantic, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: heist, art thief, strong female lead, stolen painting, cons and scams, perfect crime, art collector, businessman, famous painting, museum, cat and mouse, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Leverage (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: There are countless incidents happening in one day. The corruption of the upper class discourages the common people who are living their lives diligently. From immorality to financial fraud, and they even commit a highly developed type of expedient. ...
Style: intellectual, twists and turns, exciting, entertaining, light
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, heist, thief, friendship, hacker, team, mastermind, insurance investigator, greed, partners, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.
Style: twists and turns, clever, surprise ending, humorous, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: con artists, cons and scams, farce, rivalry, bet, high society, con men, competition, casino, gigolo, roulette, espionage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s
Place: french riviera, france, south of france, riviera, europe ...
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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, twist ending, twists and turns, tense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, poker, fbi, cons and scams, manipulation, casino, ambition, corruption, chase, conspiracy, temptation, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2013
Place: costa rica, latin america, puerto rico, usa
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Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: JW is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, on the run, criminal's revenge, master criminal, crimes, crime gone awry, violence, criminal, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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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: twists and turns, suspense, stylized, humorous, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crimes, organized crime, dark humor, gang leader, mafia, cons and scams, heist, crime gone awry, robbery, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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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: witty, funny, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, lookalikes, criminal heroes, crimes, hidden identity, disguise, criminal gang, petty criminal, impersonating, secret agents, expedition, russian mafia ...
Time: 70s
Place: ussr, 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: feel good, funny, ridiculous, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, comedy of errors, cons and scams, firefighter, marriage, friendship, insurance, dishonesty, romance, buddies, hidden identity, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, canada, brooklyn new york city
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Revolver (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
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, confusing, philosophical, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, chess, gangsters, group of criminals, cons and scams, crimes, philosophy, ex convict, mob boss, criminal's revenge, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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Over the Hedge (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating – and learns a lesson about family himself.
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, talking animals, family, squirrel, heroic mission, raccoon, friendship, forest, cons and scams, fish out of water, turtle, leader ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: indiana, usa
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Lies and 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: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: plan gone awry, cons and scams, love affair, partners, infidelity, alibi, false accusation, riddles and clues, rivalry, murder, dishonesty, unfaithful ...
Time: contemporary
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