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1. Focus (II) (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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56 Metascore

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Adrian Martinez

Votes: 151,115 | Gross: $53.85M

2. Leverage (2008–2012)

TV-PG | 42 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen.

Stars: Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf

Votes: 35,029

3. Zombieland (2009)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

7.7
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73 Metascore

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 387,949 | Gross: $75.59M

4. Hustle (2004–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

Votes: 19,315

5. Maverick (1994)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene

Votes: 82,805 | Gross: $101.63M

6. The Last Seduction (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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85 Metascore

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.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman, Michael Raysses

Votes: 16,079 | Gross: $6.14M

7. The Brothers Bloom (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi

Votes: 41,865 | Gross: $3.52M

8. Nine Queens (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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80 Metascore

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

Director: Fabián Bielinsky | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls, Leticia Brédice, María Mercedes Villagra

Votes: 38,395 | Gross: $1.22M

9. Confidence (2003)

R | 97 min | Crime, Thriller

6.7
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Andy Garcia

Votes: 30,694 | Gross: $12.21M

10. Solitary Man (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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69 Metascore

A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.

Directors: Brian Koppelman, David Levien | Stars: Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg, Danny DeVito

Votes: 13,398 | Gross: $4.36M

11. The Samaritan (I) (2012)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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37 Metascore

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.

Director: David Weaver | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga, A.C. Peterson

Votes: 7,671 | Gross: $0.00M

12. House of Games (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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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.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

Votes: 16,648 | Gross: $2.59M

13. Say It Isn't So (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

4.9
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21 Metascore

Young orphan Gilly (Klein) finds out his lover Jo (Graham) may actually be his biological sister. After they break up he discovers he's not related and travels across the country to stop ... See full summary »

Director: J.B. Rogers | Stars: Chris Klein, Heather Graham, Orlando Jones, Sally Field

Votes: 11,394 | Gross: $5.52M

14. Shade (2003)

R | 101 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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40 Metascore

Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Nieman | Stars: Joe Nicolo, Carl Mazzocone Sr., George Tovar, Frank Medrano

Votes: 10,794 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Mr. Lucky (1943)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A gambler has plans to swindle money from a charity program, but starts to have second thoughts when he falls for a rich society girl.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Cary Grant, Laraine Day, Charles Bickford, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 2,036

16. Pickup on South Street (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 9,231

17. A Bag of Hammers (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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50 Metascore

Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they've always needed.

Director: Brian Crano | Stars: Jason Ritter, Jake Sandvig, Chandler Canterbury, Rebecca Hall

Votes: 2,517

18. Fallen Angel (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford

Votes: 3,006

19. Love the Hard Way (2001)

R | 104 min | Drama, Crime, Romance

6.4
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42 Metascore

The story of a petty thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world of crime while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being loved.

Director: Peter Sehr | Stars: Adrien Brody, Charlotte Ayanna, Jon Seda, August Diehl

Votes: 2,157 | Gross: $0.04M

20. $5 a Day (2008)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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The son of a thrifty conman begrudgingly joins his father on the road.

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Christopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, Sharon Stone, Dean Cain

Votes: 2,696

21. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Approved | 95 min | Western

7.4
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Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford

Votes: 2,988

22. Traveller (1997)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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57 Metascore

A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an ... See full summary »

Director: Jack N. Green | Stars: Bill Paxton, Mark Wahlberg, Julianna Margulies, James Gammon

Votes: 1,474 | Gross: $0.50M

23. The Young in Heart (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Lewis Milestone, Gilbert Pratt, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 797

24. Slingshot (2005)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.7
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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.

Director: Jay Alaimo | Stars: David Arquette, Thora Birch, Balthazar Getty, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 567

25. Live Free or Die (2006)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Lackluster criminals look to pull a job in the Granite State.

Directors: Gregg Kavet, Andy Robin | Stars: Aaron Stanford, Paul Schneider, Judah Friedlander, Peter Anthony Tambakis

Votes: 2,325 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Bullseye! (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime

4.4
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Moore and Caine play dual rolls in this off-beat and highly silly caper - a pair of small time con-men and a partnership of nuclear physicists. As con-men, they use their uncanny ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Sally Kirkland, Deborah Moore

Votes: 994

27. Blind Shaft (2003)

Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident, and extort money from the boss to keep the incident ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Li | Stars: Qiang Li, Baoqiang Wang, Shuangbao Wang, Jing Ai

Votes: 1,900 | Gross: $0.03M

28. The Box (II) (2007)

R | 87 min | Crime, Thriller

4.8
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A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.

Director: A.J. Kparr | Stars: Yul Vazquez, A.J. Buckley, Gabrielle Union, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 402

29. The Big Bounce (1969)

R | 102 min | Drama

5.4
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A Vietnam veteran and ex-con is persuaded by a shady woman to rob a $50,000 payroll account on a California produce farm. But who is playing who?

Director: Alex March | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Leigh Taylor-Young, Van Heflin, Lee Grant

Votes: 281

30. Smart Money (1931)

81 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 1,188

31. Suicide Notes (2013)

100 min | Comedy

8.3
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Down on his luck playwright, Julian Parker, has written a play in which the lead character commits suicide in the final scene. The only way he can get it produced is when a money hungry ... See full summary »

Director: Travis Ammons | Stars: Lou Martini Jr., Sue Rock, Jared Doreck, Travis Ammons

Votes: 22

32. Due imbroglioni e mezzo (2010 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy

5.7
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Stars: Sabrina Ferilli, Claudio Bisio, Gianluca Grecchi, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 43

33. Poppy (1936)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

7.0
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Carny con artist and snake-oil salesman Eustace McGargle tries to stay one step ahead of the sheriff but is completely devoted to his beloved daughter Poppy.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Catherine Doucet

Votes: 478

34. Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005)

143 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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Meet Arjun Verma, a conman who plays the biggest odds and wins. Trained in the belly of Bombay, he knows how to score with women, money, and the law. His playground is his alone - AND NOBODY F***S WITH THAT...

Director: Suparn Verma | Stars: Fardeen Khan, Koena Mitra, Kay Kay Menon, Rakhi Sawant

Votes: 487

35. A Lady of Chance (1928)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Seasoned grifter Dolly Crandall returns to the 'badger game' but has a change of heart when she falls in love with a young man she believes is a rich Southerner.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Lowell Sherman, Gwen Lee, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 309

36. Girl Missing (1933)

TV-G | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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Two sassy gold-diggers stranded in Palm Beach become involved in the case of a fellow chorine who goes missing on her wedding night.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Ben Lyon, Mary Brian, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 147

37. The Stoolie (1972)

90 min | Comedy, Crime

5.4
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Roger Pitman (Jackie Mason), a small-time grifter and crook, works with police-detective Alex Brogan (Dan Frazer), in trapping fellow thieves with bait money. Pitman decides to take some of... See full summary »

Directors: John G. Avildsen, George Silano | Stars: Jackie Mason, Josip Elic, Reid Cruickshanks, Dan Frazer

Votes: 59

38. The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.6
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A con man who stages phony "lucky legs" beauty contests and leaves town with the money is found with a surgical knife in his heart by Mason.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Warren William, Genevieve Tobin, Patricia Ellis, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 370

39. The Big Squeeze (1996)

R | 98 min | Drama

5.2
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Benny, a hapless grifter, is thrown off a train after cheating at cards, and into the life of Tanya, a lovely bartender. Tanya has been supporting her husband, a former ballplayer, since ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus DeLeon | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Danny Nucci, Peter Dobson, Luca Bercovici

Votes: 237 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Torture Ship (1939)

Approved | 57 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.1
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A mad scientist performs experiments on "the criminal mind" on captured criminals on board his private ship.

Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Lyle Talbot, Irving Pichel, Julie Bishop, Sheila Bromley

Votes: 233

41. Cleaverville (2007 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama

4.7
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A woman, involved in a life-time of crime, steals diamonds and is on the run. She seeks help from her mother, who introduced her to this life-style and has to face her teenager daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Montesi | Stars: Ever Carradine, Gabrielle Rose, Jeff Wincott, Leela Savasta

Votes: 109

42. Suo ming (1976)

79 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A poor woman is mugged, losses her fiancee and gets taken advantage of before turned into a sex slave. Her spirit delivers whats coming to them, all the way back to the original muggers.

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei | Stars: Wu Chi Liu, Wei Tu Lin, Lin Tung, Yue Wong

Votes: 11

43. Three Card Monte (1978)

93 min | Comedy

6.6
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Director: Les Rose | Stars: Richard Gabourie, Chris Langevin, Lynne Cavanagh, Valerie Warburton

Votes: 19

44. Olde Wrestling's Speakeasy Spectacular (2015 Video)

105 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

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Matthew Cross defends the Olde Wrestling Championship against Clean of the Jollyville Jeepers. The Lobbying Legislators of an Anti-Saloon Land are looking to bust Jock Samson as the last ... See full summary »

Director: Marion Fontaine | Stars: Matt Capiccioni, Christian Faith, Marion Fontaine, Gregory Iron

45. Lovable Trouble (1941)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

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Andy invests the money his wife gave him to pay the bills into a sure-fire money-making scheme, a girl's softball team made up of out-of-work chorus girls. Mrs. Clyde is, to say the least, not amused.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Andy Clyde, Esther Howard, Ann Doran, Luana Walters

46. Placmajstori (1978 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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A carnival is in town. Workers start to build the stalls and tents. Players practice their act. Roma, peasants and grifters put up their own boots. After they pay taxes to local officials, they get a muddy ground for their stalls.

Director: Zelimir Zilnik

47. Da teng (1979)

78 min | Comedy, Crime

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Directors: Man Wong, Fung Woo | Stars: Li Chuang, Hung Wei, Ming Fung, Pak-Kwong Ho

48. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Bombshell (2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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After the CEO of a weapons company is stabbed in the groin in a parking garage, Benson and Stabler are forced to go undercover in a modern-day swingers club to get information about the possible suspects.

Director: Patrick Creadon | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

Votes: 191

49. Better Call Saul (2015– )
Episode: Inflatable (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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When Mike's hand is forced, he can no longer hide his frustration; Mike and Jimmy work together to keep the peace.

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 2,089

50. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: Murderous Mother, Deadly Son: Sante and Kenneth Kimes (2001)

Documentary

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The case of Sante Kimes and her son, Kenneth Kimes, who were convicted of murdering Manhattan millionaire Irene Silverman in 1998.

Stars: Don Aoki, Beverly Bates, Douglas Crawford, Carolene Davis