Con artists movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant con artists movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out clever, humorous, entertaining, twists and turns, realistic and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with con artists, crimes, cons and scams, cheating, caper, revenge, dishonesty, dialogue, greed and betrayal plots mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as con artists: Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Hustle (2019), White Collar (2009), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Now You See Me (2013), Ocean's Eleven (2001), I Care a Lot (2020), The Road to El Dorado (2000), Now You See Me 2 (2016), The Sting (1973).

List of con artists movies

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, deception, rise and fall, creativity, adaptation, cat and mouse, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, marseille, los angeles, madrid, new orleans ...
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 5.4
 58K
The Hustle (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, compete to swindle a naïve tech prodigy out of his fortune. A remake of the 1988 comedy "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
Style: entertaining, light, feel good, captivating, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: con artists, con woman, deception, perfect crime, partners, competition, girlfriend, overweight woman, heist, partners in crime, escapades, swindle ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south of france, london
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 128K
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
Plot: cons and scams, mastermind, fbi, unlikely partners, art thief, special agents, con artists, genius, law enforcement, criminal, intelligence, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 383K
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.
Style: entertaining, twists and turns, clever, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, con artists, perfect crime, thief, con men, planning, master thief, criminal's revenge, sarcasm, rivalry, robbery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: rome italy, paris france, amsterdam, europe, new jersey ...
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 7.2
 642K
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, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, outsmarting, mind game, perfect crime, cons and scams, teamwork, scheme, mastermind, illusionist, magic trick, fbi, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, new york, paris france, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 558K
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, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, cons and scams, perfect crime, outsmarting, crimes, thief, scheme, group of criminals, con artists, casino, deception, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, atlantic city, los angeles, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 6.3
 127K
I Care a Lot (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.
Style: clever, semi serious, captivating, tense, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: con artists, con woman, guardian, female protagonist, deception, caper, escapades, sociopath, benefit, manipulative behavior, crimes, manipulative woman ...
Time: contemporary
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The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: treasure hunt, con artists, disney, adventure, treasure, adventurer, talking animals, gold, indians, native americans, buddies, native ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, mexico, spain, south america, egypt
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Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 129 min.
Story: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.
Style: entertaining, surprise ending, suspense, exciting, clever ...
Plot: illusionist, heist, magician, con artists, con men, technology, magic, police investigation, illusion, on the run, manipulation, hypnotist ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 2010s
Place: london, new york, new jersey, big ben london, china ...
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 257K
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, witty, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, gambling, casino, poker, crimes, deception, gangsters, mentor, bet, friends, mob boss ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 241K
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, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, mind game, cons and scams, heist, partners, con artists, femme fatale, female thief, seduction, rivalry, love and romance, interracial love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, new york, buenos aires argentina ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 130K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, slick, con men, criminal, bank vault, mental illness, crimes, family relations, career, dishonor among criminals, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 212K
Ocean's Eight (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Debbie Ocean, a criminal mastermind, gathers a crew of seven other female thieves to pull off the heist of the century at New York's annual Met Gala.
Style: exciting, clever, tense, intense, surprise ending ...
Plot: women, female thief, heist, female criminal, jewelry, perfect crime, partners in crime, outsmarting, partners, escapades, con artists, friends ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 17K
Kajillionaire (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two con artists have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam and steal at every turn. During a desperate and hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining them, only to have their entire world turned upside down.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, alternative comedy
Plot: con artists, dysfunctional family, lgbt, heist, mother daughter relationship, stranger, scam, crimes, masseuse, pickpocket, attempted seduction, organized crime ...
Place: los angeles, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 54K
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: light, funny, sexy, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: con artists, cons and scams, manipulation, fall in love, female criminal, one last job, love story, dishonesty, parents and children, family relations, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 208K
War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: intense, funny, suspense, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: arms dealer, corruption, smuggling, con artists, gunrunner, rise and fall, military, friendship, betrayal, weapons, heist, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2005, year 2008
Place: iraq, baghdad iraq, miami, jordan, pentagon ...
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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, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: farce, cons and scams, con artists, casino, bet, high society, rivalry, roulette, competition, paralysis, crimes, con men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, south of france, riviera ...
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 34K
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, con men, con artists, mexican standoff, heroin, faked death, crimes, crime gone awry, caper, dishonesty, criminal heroes, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, los angeles
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 6.9
 28K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, con artists, manipulation, crimes, couples, intrigue, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), swindle, graphic violence, sexual content, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california
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Twelve Chairs (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 153 min.
Story: A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobyaninov in cooperation with a young con artist ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, exciting, clever ...
Plot: treasure, con artists, partners, treasure hunt, cons and scams, crimes, escapades, adventure, gem, rivalry, improv, jewelry ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 481K
Zootopia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: witty, feel good, funny, allegory, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: disney, talking animals, animals, anthropomorphism, happy ending, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, stereotypes, rabbit, friendship, investigation, discrimination ...
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 10K
Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, con artists, crimes, manipulation, crime gone awry, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, small time, petty criminal, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 40K
The Good Liar (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging con artist cannot believe his luck when he meets a wealthy widow and marks her as his next target. But she hides a secret of her own.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, captivating, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: elderly, delusion, rich woman, online dating, secret, deception, con artists, secrets, ruse, lie, widow, old woman ...
Time: 21st century, year 2009, year 1943
Place: usa, london, berlin germany
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Special 26 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the early 1980s in India, a group of con artists rob well-known businessmen and politicians by posing as officers of the Central Bureau of Intelligence or income tax officials. The gang stages fake raids during which they steal great amounts of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: heist, robbery, cons and scams, con artists, crimes, partners in crime, corruption, theft, dishonesty, perfect crime, money, criminal gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, 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: dark fantasy, fairy tale, gothic, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, wizards, supernatural, adventure, magic, witch, medieval, fairy, kidnapping, creativity, sorceress ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1810s
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, frankfurt germany
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Perpetual Grace LTD (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: James, a disgraced firefighter turned grifter, seizes a chance, illicit opportunity to reverse his life’s worsening course as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he appears.
Style: neo noir, suspense, exciting, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: con artists, catholic priest, murder, secrets, crimes, family, sheriff, money, church, dark humor, absurdism, false identity ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 11K
The Catch (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Strong and successful Alice Martin is a fraud investigator who's about to be the victim of fraud by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, light, tense, exciting
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: private investigator, con artists, family relations, love, investigation, dysfunctional relationship, crimes, friends, relationship problems, obsession, betrayal, deception ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.3
 1K
The Shift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: From the creators of You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie comes a compelling portrait of three modern lives in need of new direction and new meaning. In his first-ever movie, Wayne Dyer explores the spiritual journey in the second half of life when we ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: enlightenment, consciousness, changing lives, cause and meaning, career change, self discovery, hopes, dull life, redemption, con artists, charlatan, friends ...
Place: california
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The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son ...
Style: humorous, captivating, visually appealing, light, romantic ...
Plot: mermaid, past life, star crossed lovers, erased memory, sea, rebirth, reincarnation, destiny, con artists, embezzler, love, supernatural ...
Place: korea
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 4.8
 2K
The Sting II (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hooker and Gondorf pull a con on Macalinski, an especially nasty mob boss with the help of Veronica, a new grifter. They convince this new victim that Hooker is a somewhat dull boxer who is tired of taking dives for Gondorf. There is a ringer. ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gangsters, con artists, boxer, ex convict, roller coaster, crimes, gambling, cons and scams, friends, mob boss, vengeance, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 80s
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
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