The Best Con Movies Films

The Best Con Movies

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List Criteria: Films about con artists and confidence men

List of the best con movies of all time. Stories about con artists have been around since man could pick up a pen. The tales are thrilling because they feature people smart enough to steal from the rich to fill their own pocketbooks using complicated tricks. Some of the best movies ever made are about con men and their fascinating schemes. Con artist movies range from exciting heist adventures to following a scammer as he or she flits from town to town, scamming all in sight. Although these movies are - on the surface - about characters who are unscrupulous and willing to screw over anyone for a buck, there are still universal themes involved. Themes like trust, family, friendships, and loyalty appear in most of these movies and are therefore compelling to the average viewer.

This list includes movies from all different time periods, from a father daughter team in the 1920s to modern day scam partners. Some of the characters have close relationships to their con artist partners, while others are desperately searching for somebody to connect with, like Matt Damon's character in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

What are the best movies about con artists? This list features characters who could get you to hand over your wallet with a simple conversation and the exhilarating scams they think up.

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    The Sting is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

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    Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

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    Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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    The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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    Matchstick Men is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Bruce McGill

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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy

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    Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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    Rounders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Famke Janssen

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    Ocean's Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino

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    Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro

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    Ricardo Darín, Oscar Nunez, Alejandro Awada

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    Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Annette Bening, John Cusack, Martin Scorsese

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    Heist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    The Talented Mr. Ripley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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    House of Games is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Con Movies

    William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, J. T. Walsh

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    The Brothers Bloom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Rachel Weisz, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Ruffalo

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    The Spanish Prisoner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Steve Martin, Felicity Huffman, Ed O'Neill

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    The Game is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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    The Score is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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    Maverick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman

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    The Hustler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott

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    A Fish Called Wanda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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    Diggstown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Heather Graham, James Woods, Jim Caviezel

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    Paper Moon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Tatum O'Neal, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn

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    Boiler Room is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Nia Long

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    American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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    Jackie Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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    The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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    White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez

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    RocknRolla is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy

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    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey

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    Midnight Run is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Joe Pantoliano

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    The Best Offer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Donald Sutherland, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess

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    Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

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    The Distinguished Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton

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    Heartbreakers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Con Movies

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Silverman, Carrie Fisher

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    Shade is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith

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    Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Penelope Ann Miller

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    Mark Wahlberg, Julianna Margulies, Bill Paxton

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    Elisabeth Moss, Harvey Keitel, Kelly Lynch

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    Vince Vaughn, Ed Harris, Julia Ormond

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    The Producers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    The Producers Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Zero Mostel

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    Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham

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    Dana Carvey, Robert Loggia, Milo O'Shea

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    The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Con Movies

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    The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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    Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams

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