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1.
House of Games (1987)
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A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men. (102 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
2.
Nine Queens (2000)
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Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens"). (114 mins.)
 
3.
Criminal (2004)
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Two con artists try to swindle a currency collector by selling him a counterfeit copy of an extremely rare currency bill. (87 mins.)
Director: Gregory Jacobs
 
4.
Matchstick Men (2003)
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A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly. (116 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
5.
The Grifters (1990)
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A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
6.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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The story of Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him. (141 mins.)
 
7.
Paper Moon (1973)
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership. (102 mins.)
 
8.
The Sting (1973)
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In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
9.
The Swindle (1997)
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Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company... (104 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
10.
Confidence (2003)
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Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer. (97 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
11.
The Color of Money (1986)
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Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback. (119 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
12.
The Last Seduction (1994)
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A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme. (110 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
 
13.
Deadfall (1993)
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After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish... (98 mins.)
 
14.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
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Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
15.
Maverick (1994)
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Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
16.
Rounders (1998)
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A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school. (121 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
 
17.
Shade (2003)
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Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale... (101 mins.)
Director: Damian Nieman
 
18.
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
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An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that. (110 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
19.
Traveller (1997)
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A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended... (101 mins.)
Director: Jack Green
 
20.
Opportunity Knocks (1990)
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Two con men hide out in a house while the owner is away; one of them assumes the identity of the absent house sitter when the owner's relatives come to visit, only for further complications to set in. (103 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
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The Hustler (1961)
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An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
22.
Poolhall Junkies (2002)
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A talented pool hustler who has stayed out of the game for years, must go back to his old ways when his little brother gets involved with his enemy, the very man who held him back from greatness. (99 mins.)
Director: Mars Callahan
 
23.
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
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An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
24.
21 (2008)
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"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
 
25.
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
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Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. (116 mins.)
 
26.
Boiler Room (2000)
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A college dropout, attempting to win back his father's high standards he gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it once appeared to be. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Younger
 
27.
Color Me Kubrick (2005)
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The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him. (86 mins.)
Director: Brian Cook
 
28.
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
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The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world. (114 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
 
29.
Diggstown (1992)
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Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business... (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
30.
Freelance (1971)
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A small time London con-artist (McShane) witnesses a gangland hit. Determined to carry out his schemes, he must do so while avoiding the same hitman. (91 mins.)
Director: Francis Megahy
 
31.
The Grand (2007)
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An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament. (104 mins.)
Director: Zak Penn
 
32.
Heartbreakers (2001)
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A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men. (123 mins.)
Director: David Mirkin
 
33.
Leap of Faith (1992)
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Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Pearce
 
34.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
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A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
35.
The Hoax (2006)
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In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s. (116 mins.)
 
36.
Mo' Money (1992)
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Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee... (89 mins.)
Director: Peter Macdonald
 
37.
The Prime Gig (2000)
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A telesales con man finds the ultimate racket - but starting an affair with the girlfriend of his guru-like boss might be the wrong call... (98 mins.)
Director: Gregory Mosher
 
38.
The Music Man (2003 TV Movie)
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Contemporary rethinking of the legendary Broadway musical and 1962 film, updated to reflect a few early... (150 mins.)
Director: Jeff Bleckner
 
39.
The Past Is a Foreign Land (2008)
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A promising law student from a good family is driven by a cool cardsharper into a downward spiral of criminality, thus discovering an evil part of himself he has never known. (120 mins.)
Director: Daniele Vicari
 
40.
The Producers (2005)
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After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show. (134 mins.)
Director: Susan Stroman
 
41.
Rain Man (1988)
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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
42.
Skin Game (1971)
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In 1857, con man Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke swindle slave owners into buying Jason, who's a free man, and later share the profits when Jason escapes captivity. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
 
43.
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
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An affluent New York couple find their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is. (112 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
44.
Shooting Fish (1997)
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Two con artists' plan to steal enough for a house are twisted when a pretty girl enters the picture. (109 mins.)
Director: Stefan Schwartz
 
45.
Simpatico (1999)
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As youths in Azusa, Vinnie, Carter, and Rosie pull off a racing scam, substituting winners for plodders and winning big bucks on long odds... (106 mins.)
Director: Matthew Warchus
 
46.
The Super (1991)
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Karma comes into play when a wealthy wisecracking landlord is ordered by a court to live in the filthy building that he runs. (84 mins.)
Director: Rod Daniel
 
47.
Purple Noon (1960)
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Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess. (118 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
48.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
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In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures. (139 mins.)
 
49.
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
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Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament. (115 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
 
50.
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
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In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace. (118 mins.)
Director: Charles Shyer
 
51.
The Con (1998 TV Movie)
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A lonely gas station attendent in Mississippi falls in love with a con woman who wants to get her hands on an inheritance he doesn't know about. (92 mins.)
 
52.
Dead Man's Curve (1998)
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Two college students kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide. (91 mins.)
Director: Dan Rosen
 
53.
Sweet Talker (1991)
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A sweet-talking con man starts to turn his life around when he falls in love in this family oriented comedy. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Jenkins
 
54.
Every Woman's Dream (1996 TV Movie)
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A young woman believes she has married the man of her dreams without suspecting her husband is leading a double life. When his lies go sour, he makes a deadly turn into a life of crime. (100 mins.)
 
55.
The Big Bounce (2004)
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A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score. (88 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
 
56.
Lucky Numbers (2000)
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A television weatherman scams a local lottery. (105 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
57.
In the Beginning (2009)
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France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension... (130 mins.)
Director: Xavier Giannoli
 
58.
Thin Ice (2011)
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A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer. (93 mins.)
Director: Jill Sprecher
 
59.
Slingshot (2005)
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Taylor and Ashley has found the Perfect way to earn money. They seduce rich suburban women and rob them. This all goes well until Taylor falls in love with one of their victims. (90 mins.)
Director: Jay Alaimo
 
60.
Hustle (2004 TV Series)
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A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings. (60 mins.)
 
61.
Grand Larceny (1991 TV Movie)
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Con-artist Betsy Bigley, ruined and imprisoned by a corrupt judge, fakes her own death to escape from jail and launches an elaborate scheme of revenge against him. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Surjik
 
62.
Duets (2000)
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A professional karaoke hustler reconnects with his daughter and a bored suburban businessman turns outlaw karaoke singer, among other plotlines. (112 mins.)
Director: Bruce Paltrow
 
63.
The Con Artist (2010)
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An ex-con finds his plan to go straight foiled by a loan shark who manipulates his target into taking on one last heist. (84 mins.)
 
64.
Ca$h (2008)
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After his brother is killed, Cash allies with a famous thief to pull of the biggest robbery in history. (100 mins.)
Director: Éric Besnard
 
65.
Shooting Fish (1997)
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Two con artists' plan to steal enough for a house are twisted when a pretty girl enters the picture. (109 mins.)
Director: Stefan Schwartz
 
66.
Hoodwink (1981)
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True story about a jailed bank robber who pretends he's become blind to get an early release. Cops don't believe him, but a lonely minister's wife arrives to teach him how to live with his "condition". They fall in love. Big mistake. (89 mins.)
Director: Claude Whatham
 
67.
Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
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A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town... (97 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
 
68.
The Samaritan (2012)
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After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion. (90 mins.)
Director: David Weaver