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List Rules 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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Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Con Movies
Catch Me If You Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

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The Sting is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Sting Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

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Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Con Movies
Ocean's Eleven 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
The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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White Collar (2009–present) – ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Con Movies

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Matchstick Men is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Con Movies
Matchstick Men 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
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy

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The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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Confidence is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Con Movies
Confidence Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti

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Focus Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro

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Ocean's Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Con Movies
Ocean's Thirteen Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino

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Rounders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Con Movies
Rounders Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Famke Janssen

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Nine Queens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Con Movies
Nine Queens Ricardo Darín, Oscar Nunez, Alejandro Awada

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Con Movies
Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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Heist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Con Movies
Heist Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

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The Talented Mr. Ripley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Talented Mr. Ripley Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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The Hustler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Hustler Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott

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The Spanish Prisoner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Spanish Prisoner Steve Martin, Felicity Huffman, Ed O'Neill

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House of Games is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Con Movies
House of Games William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, J. T. Walsh

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The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Italian Job Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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The Brothers Bloom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Brothers Bloom Rachel Weisz, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Ruffalo

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Maverick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Con Movies
Maverick Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman

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The Grifters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Grifters Annette Bening, John Cusack, Martin Scorsese

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A Fish Called Wanda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Con Movies
A Fish Called Wanda Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Game Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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The Score is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Score Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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Diggstown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Con Movies
Diggstown Heather Graham, James Woods, Jim Caviezel

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Paper Moon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Con Movies
Paper Moon Tatum O'Neal, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn

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The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Color of Money Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Con Movies
American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Con Movies
White Men Can't Jump Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez

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Jackie Brown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Con Movies
Jackie Brown Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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Boiler Room is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Con Movies
Boiler Room Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Nia Long

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Midnight Run is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Con Movies
Midnight Run Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Joe Pantoliano

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Revolver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Con Movies
Revolver Jason Statham, Mark Strong, André 3000

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RocknRolla is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Con Movies
RocknRolla Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy

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The Best Offer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Best Offer Donald Sutherland, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess

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Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Con Movies
Wall Street Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

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Glengarry Glen Ross is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Con Movies
Glengarry Glen Ross Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey

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The Producers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Producers Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Zero Mostel

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Heartbreakers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Con Movies
Heartbreakers Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Silverman, Carrie Fisher

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The Distinguished Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Distinguished Gentleman Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton

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The Real Hustle (2006–2012) – ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Con Movies

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Opportunity Knocks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Con Movies
Opportunity Knocks Dana Carvey, Robert Loggia, Milo O'Shea

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Shade is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Con Movies
Shade Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith

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The Freshman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Con Movies
The Freshman Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Penelope Ann Miller

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Traveller is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Con Movies
Traveller Mark Wahlberg, Julianna Margulies, Bill Paxton

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Imaginary Crimes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Con Movies
Imaginary Crimes Elisabeth Moss, Harvey Keitel, Kelly Lynch

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Mo' Money is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Con Movies
Mo' Money Stacey Dash, Bernie Mac, Damon Wayans