Movies about scammers and scams

Movies about scammers and scams
List of the best movies about scammers, deceivers and swindlers: Focus, Matchstick Men, Identity Thief, Twist, Inception, The Banker, The Con Is On, The Infiltrator, Gambit, 21.

In the top there are new films of 2021, 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
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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersGangsters, Scammers, Criminals, Losers, Businessmen
PlotChess, Mental disorders, Divorce
PlaceLos Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, To cry, Smart, Fancy

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: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
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.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Criminals, Artists, Heroes
PlotRobbery, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleExciting, Fascinating, 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.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersHackers, Spy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Puzzles, Skirmishes, Fight, Virtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action

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
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersScammers
PlotFight, Money, Friendship
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Worth watching

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

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Brides
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Death, Justice
PlaceMexico, USA
StyleAction, Tense

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

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersGeniuses, Scammers, Friends
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Card games
PlaceCasino

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: 7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:31
CharactersFirefighters, Thieves, Scammers, FBI, Miners
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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersMafia, Scammers, FBI, Friends
PlotGambling, Poker, Chase, Bets, Cheating
PlaceChicago, Casino
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, 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.

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.

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:21
CharactersGeniuses, Special agents, Scammers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Adventure, Money, Chase
StylePopular, Exciting, To cry, Fascinating, Smart

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: 6.3
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Scammers, Lawyers, Judge, Guardian
PlotMoney, Skirmishes, Abduction, Cheating
PlaceHospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Smart

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: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersScammers
PlotLove, Robbery, Relationship, Wedding, Divorce
StyleLight, Smart

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: 7.7
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersGangsters, Thieves, Millionaires, Friends, Businessmen
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Cheating
PlaceCasino
StyleExciting, Action, Smart, Numbers in the title, Worth watching

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: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:45
CharactersTeachers, Doctors, Scammers, Widows
PlotLove, Robbery, Dancing, Death, Cheating
PlaceVillage, School, Ships, Trains, Party
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating

Doctor Knock is a former thug who has become a doctor and arrives in the small village of Saint-Maurice to make his fortune according to a particular method. It will make the villagers believe that they are not as healthy as they might think. It is thus that he will find in each one an imaginary symptom, or not, and thus will be able to exercise his profession lucratively. Under his seductive looks and after gaining the confidence of the village, Knock is on the verge of achieving his ends. But his past catches up with him and an old acquaintance disrupts the doctor's plans.

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersFriends, Cats, Sheriffs
PlotRobbery
PlaceIslands, Ships
StyleLight, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, France
Duration02:02
CharactersScammers, Millionaires, Parents
PlotSkirmishes, Weapon, Cheating, Moving
PlaceShips, Deserts
TimeCold War
StyleSmart, Tense

Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:34
CharactersGangsters, Neighbors
PlotOn real events, Gems
PlaceUSSR
StyleLight

Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise with a smuggler on board. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for the gang of smugglers.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersScammers, Friends, Girlfriends, Partners
PlotRobbery, Cheating, Competitions
StyleUnexpected ending, Light, For girls, Fascinating, Smart

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."

Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Thieves, Scammers, Partners
PlotMoney, Justice
PlaceHotels
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Smart, Serious, For men

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

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly
Duration02:11
CharactersScammers, Friends
PlotLove, Robbery, Relationship, Loneliness, Love with age difference
PlaceItaly
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Smart, Intellectual

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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration03:00
CharactersScammers, Rich, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, Wall Street, New York
StyleBeautiful, Fascinating, Smart, Black humor, For a group of friends

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: 5.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:29
CharactersScammers, Neighbors, Parrots
PlotJustice
PlaceNew York
StyleTwisted plot, Tense, Black humor

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!

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
CharactersScammers, Old man
PlotRelationship, Money, Loneliness, Computers, Seduction
PlaceMetro, Hotels, USA, Berlin
StyleUnexpected ending, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, For men

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: 7.4
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersScammers
PlotLove triangle, Rivalry
PlaceFrance, Casino
StyleTwisted plot, Smart

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





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