Movies about scammers and scams

List of the best movies about scammers, deceivers and swindlers: My Masterpiece, Finding Steve McQueen, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Smoke & Mirrors, Logan Lucky, Focus, Blue Iguana, King of Thieves, SuperFly, The Hustle
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
My Masterpiece (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama
Duration01:44
CharactersFriends, Scammers, Artists, Dogs, Clowns
PlotArt

Arturo, the successful owner of an art gallery, and Renzo, a talented but decadent painter, are old friends who cannot stop bickering. One day, Arturo comes up with a solution to all their problems, but the plan they concoct turns out to be crazier and riskier than they originally expected.

Finding Steve McQueen (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, crime
Duration02:22
CharactersGangsters, Scammers, Girlfriends, Sheriffs, Brothers
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery

In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions. Based on the true story of the biggest bank heist in US history.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
Duration01:42
CharactersScammers, Writers, Cats, Lesbians, Gay
PlotMoney
PlaceParty

When a bestselling celebrity biographer is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Smoke & Mirrors (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrethriller, biography
CountrySpain
Duration01:30
CharactersScammers, Spy, Thieves
PlacePrison, Aircraft

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.

Logan Lucky (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersScammers
PlotPrison Break
PlacePrison
StyleTense

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.

Focus (2015)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Argentina
Duration02:24
CharactersScammers, Partners
PlotLove, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting

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.

Blue Iguana (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:02
CharactersScammers, Lawyers
PlotRobbery

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.

King of Thieves (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.5)
Genredrama, crime
Duration01:43
CharactersScammers, Old man, Criminals, Partners, Thieves
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating, Light

London, England, April 2015. Brian Reader, a retired thief, gathers an unlikely gang of burglars to perpetrate the biggest and boldest heist in British history. The thieves assault the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company and escape with millions in goods and money. But soon the cracks between the gang members begin to appear when they discuss how to share the loot.

SuperFly (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersScammers, Criminals
PlotMoney

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.

The Hustle (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrecomedy, crime
Duration02:28
CharactersScammers, Partners, Girlfriends
StyleFor girls, For a group of friends, Light, Fascinating

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."

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Jumpman (2018)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama
Duration01:46
CharactersScammers, Family, Orphans
PlotSuperpowers
StyleDisturbing

Young Oksana puts her newly born Denis in a baby box. Sixteen years later she steals him away from a children's home, intent on making amends for her maternal neglect, and to exploit him to earn money in a corrupt legal system.

Parasite (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
Duration01:07
CharactersPoor, Businessmen, Rich, Scammers

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Ocean's Eight (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersFriends, Scammers
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.

The Con Is On (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:04
CharactersGangsters, Scammers, Partners, Family
PlotRobbery

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.

Project Gutenberg (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, crime, detective
Duration01:16
CharactersScammers, Artists

The Hong Kong police is hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter" . The gang possesses exceptional counterfeiting skills which makes it difficult to distinguish the authenticity of its counterfeit currency. The scope of their criminal activities extends globally and greatly attracts the attention of the police. In order to crack the true identity of "Painter", the police recruits a painter named Lee Man to assist in solving the case.

Identity Thief (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersScammers, Thieves
PlotTravel

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.

Malevolent (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:21
CharactersScammers
PlotGhosts, Supernatural
StyleNetflix

A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real.

Beyond the Edge (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:00
CharactersScammers
PlotGambling, Superpowers, Robbery

Contemporary Moscow. A talented gambler gathers a team of people with supernatural powers to win big at a casino. But they find a much stronger mystical rival.

Billionaire Boys Club (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersBusinessmen, Rich, Scammers, Billionaires
PlotOn real events, Money
PlaceParty, Wall Street
StyleMakes me think, Fascinating

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.

War Dogs (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA, Cambodia
Duration02:11
CharactersFriends, Scammers, Family, Military
PlotWeapon, Love, Political, Money, Relationship
PlaceOffice, USA

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Drunk Parents (2019)
Mark4 (imdb: 3.7)
Genrecomedy
Duration01:36
CharactersScammers, Family
PlotMoney

Two drunk parents attempt to hide their ever increasing financial difficulties from their daughter and social circle through elaborate neighborhood schemes.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersScammers, Thieves, Friends
PlotAdventure, The escape
PlaceHotels
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

Manhattan Night (2016)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersScammers, Horses
PlotInvestigation, Blackmail, Death
PlaceParty

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.

Best F(r)iends: Volume 2 (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CharactersScammers, Sheriffs
PlotThe escape

As Jon makes a run for it, he finds himself on an expedition across the Southwest, where he encounters wild and crazy characters through a series of twisted and dark foibles. While his misadventure teaches him a valuable lesson about friendship and loyalty, the Mortician carries the story home with more than a few surprises.

The Realm (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
Duration01:44
CharactersScammers
PlotMoney, Political, Power, Cancer, Death, Betrayal
PlaceSpain, Ships, Party

Manuel is a crooked politician who enjoys the lifestyle that kickbacks afford. He eats at fancy restaurants, parties with his friends on yachts, and provides a very luxurious lifestyle for his family. Manuel brazenly bribes, extorts, and pays off anyone who threatens to expose the activities of his inner circle. When he is singled out to take the fall for a case of fraudulent government contracts, rather than admit to any wrongdoing, Manuel decides to sell out his whole party in an effort to avoid jail time. It's a decision that puts many lives at risk.

White Boy Rick (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama, crime, biography
Duration01:51
CharactersScammers, Criminals, Parents, Family, FBI
PlotOn real events, Money
StyleTense, Heavy

The story of a teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Nancy (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersScammers
PlotInternet, Investigation
StyleDisturbing

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 Hummingbird Project (2019)
CharactersParents, Scammers, Brothers, Friends
PlotLove, Money, Relationship, Death
PlaceNew York, USA, Court
StyleTo cry

A pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.

The Corrupted (2019)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
Duration01:39
CharactersScammers
PlotChase, Betrayal
PlacePrison, England, London
StyleDisturbing, Action, Heavy

Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has high-level connections in politics, finance and the police force. Liam's drive for redemption sees him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.

Snatch (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersScammers, Police, Friends, Gangsters, Mafia
PlotChase, Skirmishes, Boxing
PlaceEngland, London, Office, Casino
StyleUnexpected ending

A group of up-and-coming hustlers stumble upon a truckload of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.

Squad 38 (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:46
CharactersScammers
PlotMoney, Investigation, Power, Pursuit
PlaceKorea

As a reference to Article 38 which pertains to tax payments, this special police unit utilizes the criminals' own tactics of scams and deceit to catch rich tax cheats.

SOS, Santa Claus or Everything Will Come True! (2015)
Mark2 (imdb: 2.4)
Genrecomedy, family
CountryRussia
Duration02:14
CharactersParents, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Dreams, Cheating
TimeNew Year

A little girl Sveta has only one New Year wish - to make peace between her parents.

Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:18
CharactersScammers
PlotMoney, Cheating
PlaceKorea

In the late Joseon Dynasty, Bongyi Kim Seon-dal is the best conman who sells water from the Taedong River.

Main Tera Hero (2014)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.2)
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryIndia
Duration02:08
CharactersPolice, Scammers, Gangsters
PlotLove, Love triangle
PlaceIndia, Village

Seenu loves Sunaina but they're chased by a stalking cop, an infatuated beauty and her mafia don dad - can Seenu's heroics work?

We're the Millers (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersScammers, Parents
PlotTravel, Road adventures
StyleLight

A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

Juda (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, drama, crime
CharactersVampire, Scammers, Police
PlotMoving
PlaceFrance

Juda Ben Haim is a showy little thug, on his way to the biggest gambling in Romania with the money of a dangerous French mobster. A mysterious and beautiful woman shows up and changes all the picture.

Swindle (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, Scammers, Friends
PlaceUSA

Based on Gordon Korman's book 'Swindle,' this movie is about a boy named Griffin who finds a valuable multi-million dollar baseball card. After accidentally selling the card for a million dollar loss, he enlists the help of his best friend Ben and his colleagues to regain the baseball card.

Now You See Me (2013)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersMagician, FBI, Scammers
PlotRobbery, Love, Revenge, Divorce, Cheating
PlacePrison, New York, USA
StyleUnexpected ending

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.

Flaked (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersScammers, Friends
PlotMoney, Rivalry, Cheating, Moving, Seduction
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching

In his funky California beach enclave, Chip's the go-to guy for personal insights. But he isn't quite as enlightened when it comes to his own baggage.

Mythica: The Godslayer (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersGods, Zombie, Scammers
PlotWar, Weapon

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.

Santa & Cie (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:31
CharactersWizards, Lawyers, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Holidays
PlaceFrance, Paris
TimeNew Year
StyleLight

Christmas is on its way and with it disaster. The 92,000 responsible for manufacturing children's toys all become sick at the same time! It's a tough moment for Santa, better known as Father Christmas. He's left no choice: he must make an emergency trip to Earth with his reindeer to search for a remedy. When he arrives, he must find some allies to save the magic of Christmas.

The Hatton Garden Job (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:10
CharactersMafia, Scammers, Police, Friends
PlotRobbery, Blackmail
PlaceEngland

In April 2015, the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company, an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area, was burgled by 4 elderly men. With the stolen property having a value of up to £200 million, the incident has been called the "largest burglary in English history".

Get the Girl (2017)
Mark3.6 (imdb: 5)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersScammers
PlotAbduction
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.

Mister Happiness (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly
Duration01:14
CharactersScammers, Doctors, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship, 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.

The Swindlers (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:52
CharactersScammers
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceKorea
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, For men

A group of swindlers unite to hunt down an infamous con man who was known dead, amid their hidden motives and deception.

Suicide Squad (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:23
CharactersPartners, Criminals, Superhero, Killers, Scammers, Doctors
PlotWar, Adventure
PlaceHospitals, USA

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.

Baby Driver (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:36
CharactersGangsters, Nephews, Waiters, Drivers, Teens, Scammers
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery
StyleGood music, Tense

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

The World Is Yours (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryFrance
Duration02:03
CharactersScammers, Criminals, Dogs
PlotMoney, Weapon

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.

All or Nothing (2018)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, adventure
Duration02:15
CharactersLosers, Thieves, Partners, Scammers
PlotRobbery
PlaceRussia, Office

Three unlucky managers are trying to stop their boss and prevent him from stealing company money.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersSmugglers, Scammers, Robots, Aliens
PlotAdventure, Black holes
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StylePopular

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.

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