Movies about scammers and scams

Movies about scammers and scams
List of the best movies about scammers, deceivers and swindlers: Twist, Inception, Manhattan Night, Billionaire Boys Club, Logan Lucky, Gambit, Get the Girl, Identity Thief, The Con Is On, Focus.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Twist (2021)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Criminals, Heroes
PlotRobbery, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Inception (2010)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersSpy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Fight, Virtual Reality, Dreams
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action, Philosophical

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.

Manhattan Night (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersHorses, Blonde girls, Scammers, Journalists, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery, Blackmail
PlaceParty, USA
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Billionaire Boys Club (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersScammers, Rich, Businessmen, Billionaires
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Cheating
PlaceParty, USA, Wall Street, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

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
CharactersFirefighters, Scammers, FBI, Miners, Bartenders
PlotRobbery, Prison Break, Money, Investigation, Birthday
PlacePrison, Hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Gambit (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersScammers, Partners
PlotRobbery, Art, Fate, Justice
PlaceEngland, Hotels
StyleAction, Light, Tense

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.

Get the Girl (2017)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersScammers
PlotAbduction, Chase
StyleFor men, Disturbing

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.

Identity Thief (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Accountant
PlotTravel
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry

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 Con Is On (2018)
Markimdb: 4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:04
CharactersGangsters, Blonde girls, Family, Scammers, Partners
PlotRobbery, Gambling
StyleBlack humor

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.

Focus (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Argentina
Duration02:24
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Bodyguards, Partners
PlotLove, Robbery, Passion, Seduction, Cheating
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Tense

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.

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Ocean's Eight (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersScammers, Friends
PlotRobbery
StyleFor girls, Numbers in the title

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.

Number One (2020)
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Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Investigators, Partners
PlaceRussia

Artyom, a young adventurer, meets Felix - the once legendary art thief, who was called "Number One". The "Old School" and the newcomer decide to crank up the scam of the century - to steal one of the most expensive paintings of our time - "N 1" by Mark Rothko from the gallery owned by the ex-wife of Felix and her new husband. By chance, Artem meets Marina and falls in love with her. And she turns out to be an investigator and really wants to catch Felix red-handed.

The Banker (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersScammers
PlotFight, Money, Friendship
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

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

The Misfits (2021)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Prison Break, Water
PlacePrison, Deserts, USA

After being recruited by a group of unconventional thieves, renowned criminal Richard Pace finds himself caught up in an elaborate gold heist that promises to have far-reaching implications on his life and the lives of countless others.

Naughty Grandma 3 (2021)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersScammers, Spy
PlotKGB
PlaceRussia, USSR

1980, the whole country follows the events of the Moscow Olympics. Vova Rubinstein alone, on the sly, disguises himself as Soviet pop stars and tries to get rich by arranging fake concerts. At one of these concerts, he is exposed by the KGB and recruited as an undercover agent. Now, in order not to go to jail, Vova must fulfill a responsible mission - to find a deadly chemical developed in a secret laboratory on the black market. Vova will have to plunge headlong into the abyss of the spy passions of Moscow in the 80s: to find a chemical, to prevent the undermining of the Olympic Bear, to experience Brezhnev's passionate kiss, and to meet the love of his life ... And all this is in the image of the currency prostitute Louise Karpovna Rubinstein.

Now You See Me (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:55
CharactersThieves, Magician, Scammers, FBI, Millionaires
PlotLove, Robbery, Magic, Puzzles, Bank robbery
PlacePrison, USA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Smart, Intellectual

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.

Mister Happiness (2017)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly
Duration01:14
CharactersDoctors, Scammers, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Cheating
PlaceItaly, Mansions

Martino's sister, Caterina, can't work anymore for health reasons and he replaces her as cleaner for dr. Guglielmo Gioia, a mental coach. While the doctor leaves, Martino pretends to be his assistant.

Getaway Plan (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountrySpain
CharactersThieves, Scammers
PlotRobbery, Cars, Money, Friendship, Computers
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A thief expert with blowtorch is hired by a group of the Russian mob for a bank assault.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Pirates, Monsters, Thieves
PlotRobbery, Dancing, Adventure, Gambling, Slavery
PlaceSpace, Sea, Jungle, Spaceships, Mountains
StylePopular, Unexpected ending, Star Wars

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

Third Person (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy
Duration02:17
CharactersScammers, Writers, Maids
PlotLove, Friendship, False accusations
PlaceItaly, Paris, France, New York
StyleRomantic, Tense, Gloomy, Touching, Intellectual

An acclaimed novelist struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, each set in a different city, that detail the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.




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