Unspeakable Crimes Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite films about white collar crimes and the criminals who committed them, but that aren't just about shoot-outs and murder.

When it comes to making movies, white collar crime serves as the inspiration behind some of the best stories to ever hit the silver screen. The top white collar crime movies feature intelligent criminals striking it rich and getting in over their heads. This is a list of the greatest movies about non-violent crime, including everything from Ocean's Eleven to All the President's Men to Catch Me If You Can.

What films will you find on this list of the best movies about non-violent crimes? Martin Scorsese directed The Wolf of Wall Street, the real-life story of a crafty stockbroker who falls into a cesspool of corruption. Snatch is another good movie about stealing, although in this case the treasure is a priceless diamond. The slyly witty American Hustle was nominated for 10 Oscars in 2013. Other good movies featured on this list include Wall Street, Blow, and The Insider.

Do you have a favorite movie about white collar crimes? Give the best films a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by ...more

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Inside Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe Inside Man is a 2006 American crime thriller film directed by Spike Lee, and written by Russell Gewirtz. The film centers on an elaborate bank heist on Wall Street over a 24-hour period. It ...more

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The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese. The screenplay by Terence Winter is adapted from the eponymous memoir by Jordan Belfort and ...more

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner The Untouchables is a 1987 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Mamet. Based on the book The Untouchables, the film stars Kevin Costner as government agent ...more

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Chinatown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was inspired by the ...more

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Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name. The 2001 film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and features an ensemble cast ...more

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Blow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts Blow is a 2001 American biopic about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme. David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes adapted Bruce Porter's 1993 book Blow: How a Small Town ...more

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All the President's Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl ...more

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American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film is based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a ...more

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Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, ...more

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Fun with Dick and Jane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin, Angie Harmon Fun with Dick and Jane is a 2005 remake of the 1977 American comedy film of the same name, directed by Dean Parisot and written by Judd Apatow and Nicholas Stoller. It stars Jim Carrey and ...more

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro American Hustle is a 2013 American crime comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s ...more

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Donnie Brasco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Paul Giamatti Donnie Brasco is a 1997 American crime film directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, and Anne Heche appeared in supporting roles. ...more

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The Insider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer The Insider is a 1999 American drama film directed by Michael Mann, based on the true story of a 60 Minutes segment about Jeffrey Wigand, a whistleblower in the tobacco industry. The 60 Minutes ...more

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Snatch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones Snatch is a 2000 crime comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast. Set in the London criminal underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing ...more

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The Cooler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Estella Warren The Cooler is a 2003 romantic drama film directed by Wayne Kramer. The original screenplay was written by Kramer and Frank Hannah. In old school gambling parlance, a casino "cooler" is ...more

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 Cold War espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay was written by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, based on the 1974 novel of the same ...more

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Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film, directed and co-written by Oliver Stone, which stars Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen. The film tells the story of Bud ...more