Movies about scammers and scams

Movies about scammers and scams
List of the best movies about scammers, deceivers and swindlers: Focus, Matchstick Men, Gambit, Identity Thief, The Banker, Inception, Twist, Get the Girl, The Con Is On, Manhattan Night.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Focus (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Argentina
Duration02:24

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 later, Nicky is in Buenos Aires working a very dangerous scheme when Jess -- now an accomplished femme fatale -- unexpectedly shows up. Her appearance throws Nicky for a loop at a time when he cannot afford to be off his game.

Matchstick Men (2003)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56

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.

Gambit (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:29

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.

Identity Thief (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.

The Banker (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA

In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs hatch an ingenious business plan to fight for housing integration—and equal access to the American Dream.

Inception (2010)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28

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 person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Twist (2021)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

A Dicken’s classic brought thrillingly up to date in the teeming heartland of modern London, where a group of street smart young hustlers plan the heist of the century for the ultimate payday.

Get the Girl (2017)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

A wealthy young man is conned into staging a fake kidnapping in order to be a hero and win the affection of a girl he's madly in love with. But when one of the hired kidnappers is accidentally killed during the charade, he's forced to actually save her life while not revealing that it's been a ruse all along.

The Con Is On (2018)
Markimdb: 4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:04

In an effort to avoid paying of a massive gambling debt to a notorious mobster in England, a couple flees to Los Angeles and hatch a jewel theft plot.

Manhattan Night (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when Caroline, a seductive stranger asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon, he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail--one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life.

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Billionaire Boys Club (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

Led by their fellow preppie friend Joe Hunt, a group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s establish a get rich quick scam that turns deadly.

Logan Lucky (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:31

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Ocean's Eight (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

Debbie Ocean, a criminal mastermind, gathers a crew of female thieves to pull off the heist of the century at New York's annual Met Gala.

I Care a Lot (2021)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom

A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration03:00

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.

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:21

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 only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

Heartbreakers (2001)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

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 and the next easy mark.

The Hustle (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

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."

The Best Offer (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly
Duration02:11

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 damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.

Gold (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31

Kenny Wells, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, is desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.

Ca$h (2008)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:40

A man meets up with two "good guys" to recover what is unlawfully his, taking them on his whirlwind ride, doing things they never would have imagined, just to survive.

Trading Places (1983)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

The PyraMMMid (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryRussia
Duration01:45

Russia, early 90s. A fictional story inspired by financier Sergey Mavrodi, his securities company "MMM", and the pyramid scheme he ran that left upwards of fifteen million investors with nothing when it crashed.

Them who? (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly

David's life is changed forever after his meeting with Marcello, a clever con man.

Duplex (2003)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:29

When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:38

Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

The Grand Seduction (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:53

A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor’s time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction.

Nine Queens (2000)
Duration01:54

Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens")

Serving Sara (2002)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:39

Serving Sara is a 2002 romantic comedy film which stars Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley and Bruce Campbell. Joe Tyler (Perry) is a process server who is given the assignment to serve Sara Moore (Hurley) with divorce papers.




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