Movies about scammers and scams

List of the best movies about scammers, deceivers and swindlers: Twist, Focus, Manhattan Night, Get the Girl, The Sting, Gambit, Logan Lucky, Identity Thief, Matchstick Men, Billionaire Boys Club.

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
Genreaction, drama
CharactersScammers, Criminals, Heroes, Thieves
PlotRobbery, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious

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.

Focus (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Argentina
CharactersScammers, Partners, Thieves, Bodyguards
PlotLove, Robbery, Seduction, Rivalry, Cheating
StyleExciting, Tense, Twisted plot

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.

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

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.

Get the Girl (2017)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
PlotAbduction, Chase
StyleFor men

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 Sting (1973)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CharactersMafia, FBI, Scammers, Friends
PlotGambling, Chase, Rivalry, Cheating, Poker
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Smart

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.

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

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.

Logan Lucky (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, crime
CharactersFBI, Scammers, Bartenders, Miners, Firefighters
PlotRobbery, Money, Investigation, Prison Break, Birthday
PlacePrison, Hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Action, 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.

Identity Thief (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, crime
CharactersScammers, Thieves, Accountant
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.

Matchstick Men (2003)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Scammers, Businessmen, Losers, Partners
PlotMental disorders, Chess, Divorce
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Smart, Fancy, Twisted plot

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.

Billionaire Boys Club (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CharactersScammers, Businessmen, Rich, Billionaires
PlotOn real events, Money, Cheating, Friendship
PlaceWall Street, Party, Los Angeles, USA
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Atmospheric, 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.

The Con Is On (2018)
Markimdb: 4
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Scammers, Family, Partners, Blonde girls
PlotGambling, Robbery
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.

Ocean's Eight (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CharactersScammers, Friends
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.

Inception (2010)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Fight, Virtual Reality, Chase, Dreams
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Philosophical, Action, Smart

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.

The Second Wind (2007)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective

Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own accomplices. Gu will do whatever it takes to clean his honor...

Smoke & Mirrors (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, biography
CharactersSpy, Terrorists, Lawyers, Scammers, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Political, Money, Weapon, Divorce
PlacePrison, Aircraft, France
StyleAction, Touching, Heavy

A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Pirates, Monsters, Scammers
PlotDancing, Gambling, Adventure, Robbery, Death
PlaceSpace, Sea, Jungle, Party, Deserts
StyleUnexpected ending, Popular, 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.

Nancy (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
PlotInvestigation, Internet
StyleDisturbing, Serious, Psychological problems

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.

The World Is Yours (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, crime
CharactersDogs, Scammers, Criminals
PlotGambling, Robbery, Money, Weapon, Rivalry
StyleAction, Exciting, Light, Fascinating

To escape his life of crime, a Paris drug dealer takes on one last job involving Spain, unhinged gangsters, his longtime crush and his scheming mother.

Blue Iguana (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLawyers, Scammers
PlotRobbery, Freedom, True love, Skirmishes
PlaceNew York, London

He's a low level criminal with no future and just out of prison. She's a low level lawyer never noticed by others, a lost soul without a life. Their anger and hostility makes them serious criminals. Love happens in the strangest of places.

SuperFly (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersScammers, Bodyguards, Criminals, Hired assassins, Gangsters
PlotDancing, Gambling, Death, Money, Cheating
PlaceAircraft, Party, Casino, Night Clubs
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Action, Tense

Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.