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 visually appealing films and TV shows about / with con artists, cons and scams, cheating, crimes, dishonesty, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, runaway and greed plots mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as con artists: Catch Me If You Can (2002), Ocean's Twelve (2004), White Collar (2009), The Sting (1973), Matchstick Men (2003), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), Now You See Me (2013), Heartbreakers (2001), Now You See Me 2 (2016), Kajillionaire (2020).

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, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, deception, justice, crime, rise and fall, crimes, creativity, cat and mouse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., madrid, los angeles ...
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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, twists & turns, perfect crime, con artists, thief, con men, master thief, rivalry, robbery, crimes, crime, planning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: rome italy, paris france, amsterdam, europe, new orleans ...
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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, intelligence, fbi, art thief, unlikely partners, genius, partners, law enforcement, talented, expert, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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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, witty, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: cons and scams, gambling, con artists, bet, casino, crimes, deception, gangsters, crime, poker, mentor, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
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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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, twists & turns, bank vault, cheating, criminal, mental illness, crimes, crime, juvenile delinquency, bittersweet, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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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, con artists, cons and scams, bet, manipulations, rivalry, high society, roulette, competition, casino, paralysis, wheelchair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: french riviera, france, europe, south of france, riviera ...
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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, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, outsmarting, mind game, scheme, teamwork, mastermind, illusionist, fbi, deception, magic trick ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, paris france, usa ...
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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, humorous, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: con artists, cons and scams, manipulation, one last job, fall in love, dishonesty, cheating, parents and children, manipulations, female criminal, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
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Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, 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: twists & turns, illusionist, heist, con men, cheating, technology, magic, con artists, police investigation, magician, illusion, on the run ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 2010s
Place: london, macau, tower bridge london, big ben london, china ...
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Kajillionaire (2020)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: con artists, dysfunctional family, lgbt, heist, mother daughter relationship, stranger, crimes, female director, scam, pretty girl, father daughter relationship, massage ...
Place: los angeles
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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: witty, clever, exciting, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, thief, outsmarting, scheme, casino, group of criminals, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey, san diego california ...
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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, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mind game, cons and scams, fall in love, heist, partners, femme fatale, manipulations, rivalry, con artists, love and romance, seduction, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, south america, latin america ...
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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, contemplative, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, con men, con artists, cheating, mexican standoff, heroin, faked death, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, caper, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, canada
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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: twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious, intense ...
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, con artists, manipulation, crimes, crime, couples, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, nudity (full frontal - brief), cheating ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, california
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Twelve Chairs (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 159 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, cynical ...
Plot: treasure, con artists, partners, cons and scams, crimes, treasure hunt, soviet, jewelry, escapades, adventure, rivalry, improv ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
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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, happy ending, talking animals, anthropomorphism, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, animals, prejudice, rabbit, friendship, stereotypes, investigation ...
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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, feel good, light, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: con woman, deception, perfect crime, con artists, partners, competition, cheating, girlfriend, bet, overweight woman, heist, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, south of france
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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: tense, exciting, suspense, twists and turns, dark humor
Plot: neo noir, con artists, neo-noir, catholic priest, murder, secrets, crimes, odd, sheriff, family, church, money ...
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Ocean's 8 (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, intense, clever, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: women, female thief, jewelry, perfect crime, partners in crime, partners, heist, outsmarting, female criminal, escapades, jewel thief, friends ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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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, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, con artists, crimes, manipulation, partners, manipulations, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, perfect crime, small time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
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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, exciting, tense
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: cheating, private investigator, con artists, friends, family relations, relationship problems, twists & turns, crimes, dysfunctional relationship, investigation, love, dialogue ...
Place: los angeles
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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: visually appealing, humorous, entertaining, light, romantic
Plot: mermaid, past life, erased memory, sea, star crossed lovers, rebirth, con artists, reincarnation, destiny, underwater, crimes, challenge ...
Place: korea
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The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, 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, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, gold, treasure, indians, buddies, friendship, sword fight, disney, culture clash, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, mexico, egypt, spain
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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: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: gangsters, boxer, con artists, brooklyn new york city, ex convict, roller coaster, friends, crime, crimes, gambling, cons and scams, mob boss ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 80s
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
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I Care a Lot (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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, witty, surprise ending, semi serious
Plot: guardian, con artists, mafioso, mother son relationship, cheating, deception, con woman, retirement home, escapades, perfect crime, family relations, social relations ...
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Great Pretender (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Supposedly Japan’s greatest swindler, Makoto Edamura gets more than he bargained for when he tries to con Laurent Thierry, a real world-class crook.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating
Plot: cheating, mafia, con artists, money, criminal organization, unlikely partners, cons and scams, friendship, dishonesty, surveillance, suspicion, intelligence ...
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Nine Queens (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An Argentinian crime drama revolving around a sheet of rare stamps (the Nine Queens).
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cheating, scam, thief, forgery, money, police, partner, plot twist, swindle, crime, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: argentina, venezuela, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy ...
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Paper Moon (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Style: sentimental, road movie, touching, humorous, talky ...
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, funeral, girl dressed as boy, on the road, orphan, great depression, family relations, partners in crime, odd couple, father daughter relationship, con artists ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 70s
Place: missouri, kansas, usa
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Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank doublecrosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring ...
Style: clever, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, revenge, casino, mentor, businessman, millionaire, criminal's revenge, vengeance, group of criminals, criminal heroes, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, mexico, north america
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The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a ...
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, fall in love, crime gone awry, cons and scams, dishonesty, escapades, crimes, partners, family relations, love and romance, partners in crime, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, mexico, tokyo, berlin germany, greece ...
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