Movies about scammers and scams

Movies about scammers and scams
List of the best movies about scammers, deceivers and swindlers: Focus, The Banker, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Infiltrator, Twist, Inception, Matchstick Men, Lying and Stealing, Molly's Game, Catch Me If You Can.

In the top there are new films of 2023, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
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.

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.

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.

    Markimdb: 7
    Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
    CountryUSA, United Kingdom
    Duration02:34

      A U.S Customs official uncovers a massive money laundering scheme involving Pablo Escobar.

      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.

      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.

        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.

        Markimdb: 5.4
        Genrecomedy, crime
        CountryUSA
        Duration02:11

        Hoping to leave his criminal lifestyle behind him, a successful art thief teams up with a sexy con woman to pull off the ultimate heist and set himself free.

        Markimdb: 7.4
        Genredrama, crime, biography
        CountryUSA, Canada, China
        Duration02:08

        Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

        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.

        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.

        Markimdb: 5.7
        Genrecomedy, drama, crime
        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.

        Markimdb: 8.2
        Genreaction, comedy, crime
        CountryUnited Kingdom
        Duration01:47

        A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.

        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.

        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.

        Markimdb: 8.3
        Genrecomedy, drama, crime
        CountryUSA
        Duration02:09

        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.

        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.

        Markimdb: 3.9
        Genrecomedy, crime
        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.

        Markimdb: 6.8
        Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
        CountryUSA
        Duration01:57

        Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five years of schooling as he comes from a poor, working-class background. But one evening, Ben is introduced by his unorthodox math professor Micky Rosa into a small but secretive club of five. Students Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher, who are being trained by Professor Rosa of the skill of card counting at blackjack.

        Markimdb: 6.7
        Genredrama, detective
        CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA

        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.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        Markimdb: 4.3
        Genreaction, thriller, adventure
        CountryUSA

        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.

        Markimdb: 5.2
        Genrecomedy
        CountryRussia

        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.

        Markimdb: 4.5
        Genrecomedy
        CountryRussia

        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.

        Markimdb: 7.2
        Genrecomedy, drama
        CountryUSA, China
        Duration02:18

          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.

          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."

          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.

          Markimdb: 6.6
          Genrethriller, drama, crime
          CountryUSA

          Motivations are suspect, and expectations are turned chaos, as a con artist takes on Manhattan billionaires.

          Markimdb: 7.4
          Genrecomedy, crime
          CountryUSA
          Duration01:50

          Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.

          Markimdb: 7.2
          Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime, detective
          CountryUSA, France
          Duration01:55

            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.

            Markimdb: 6.2
            Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
            CountryUSA

            Leo Borlock is an average student at Mica High School. He gets decent grades, is a member of the school's marching band and has always been content flying under the radar. But all that changes when he meets Stargirl Caraway, a confident and colorful new student with a penchant for the ukulele, who stands out in a crowd. She is kind, finds magic in the mundane and touches the lives of others with the simplest of gestures. Her eccentricities and infectious personality charm Leo and the student body, and she quickly goes from being ignored and ridiculed to accepted and praised, then back again, sending Leo on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

            Markimdb: 6.9
            Genredrama, biography
            CountryAustralia, USA
            Duration01:55

            Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

            Markimdb: 4.5
            Genredrama
            CountryRussia
            Duration01:37

            A story about a chance encounter that momentarily destroyed a successful and happy family life. All of a sudden the woman found passion and desire more important than her loving husband and cherished child. The father and son suffer from the realization that they are no longer needed, but try to understand and forgive. The woman, who failed to become happy, is in turmoil.

            Markimdb: 6.6
            Genrethriller, drama
            CountryUSA
            Duration02:10

            Will and his new girlfriend Kira are invited to a dinner with old friends at the house of Will’s ex Eden and her new partner David. Although the evening appears to be relaxed, Will soon gets a creeping suspicion that their charming host David is up to something.

            Markimdb: 6.6
            Genrecomedy, crime
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:34

            A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.

            Markimdb: 6.4
            Genredrama, crime, detective
            CountryUSA, Malta, United Kingdom

            Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short.

            Markimdb: 7.7
            Genredocumentary, biography
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:08

            A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

            Markimdb: 7.4
            Genrecomedy, melodrama
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:58

            Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly single, Cal is adrift in the fickle world of dating. Enter, Jacob Palmer, a self-styled player who takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to be a hit with the ladies.

            Markimdb: 7.7
            Genrethriller, crime
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:56

            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 score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.

            Markimdb: 6.3
            Genrecomedy
            CountryUSA
            Duration00:30

            Oscar's life seems almost perfect...sure he's divorced and his apartment is a mess, but he's the host of a well-known sports show, and is enjoying his bachelor lifestyle in New York City. That is until his college friend, Felix, shows up at Oscar's apartment having just been dumped by his wife. Oscar does his best to console his old buddy and get him back on the dating horse, but his attempts uncover just how unresolved his own feelings are about his ex.

            Markimdb: 5.6
            Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure
            CountryUSA, Germany
            Duration02:19

            Everything changes for Eva when she receives an insurance settlement check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50.000. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime.

            Genrethriller, drama, crime
            CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada

            An ambitious young carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.

            Markimdb: 6.3
            Genremelodrama, drama
            CountryBelgium, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy
            Duration02:17

            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.

            Markimdb: 5.4
            Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
            CountryUSA

            Charles is a womanizer while Elaine is a gold digger. The duo learn humanity when forced to team up and pursue robot doubles of themselves.

            Markimdb: 6.1
            Genrethriller, drama
            CountryIsrael, USA

            A financial schemer finds himself in the middle of an international scandal after he becomes a political adviser to the new Prime Minister of Israel.

            Markimdb: 5.9
            Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
            CountryUSA
            Duration02:23

              From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.

              Markimdb: 5.4
              Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure
              CountryUSA
              Duration01:54

              As the Lich King's zombie legions ravage the world, a cursed young sorceress (Marek) embarks on a quest to obtain a weapon from the gods, with her friend Dagen, a self-serving half-elf rogue. But when she joins her sworn enemy in a desperate attempt to save the world, she must recover the good in herself before her friends are all dead, and defeat the Lich King before the gods are destroyed and the world forever enslaved.

              Markimdb: 6.2
              Genrethriller, drama, detective
              CountryUSA
              Duration01:23

              Nancy becomes increasingly convinced she was kidnapped as a child. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, reasonable doubts give way to willful belief.




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