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Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes 

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Updated March 6, 2020 407 votes 84 voters 5.5k views 20 items

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

Released: 2002

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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The Wolf of Wall Street ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

Released: 2013

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the memoir by Jordan Belfort. An ambitious stockbroker (Leonardo DiCaprio) tells ...more

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Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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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Inside Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

Released: 2006

Directed by: Spike Lee

Inside Man is a 2006 American thriller film directed by Spike Lee, and written by Russell Gewirtz. The film centers on an elaborate bank on Wall Street over a 24-hour period. It stars Denzel ...more

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

Released: 1987

Directed by: Brian De Palma

The Untouchables is a 1987 American 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 Eliot ...more

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All the President's Men ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford

Released: 1976

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

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) 7 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

Released: 2007

Directed by: Ridley Scott

American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas. An outcast New York City cop (Russell Crowe) is charged with ...more

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Blow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ted Demme

Blow is a 2001 American biopic about the American smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme. David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes adapted Bruce Porter's 1993 book for the screenplay. It is based ...more

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Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

Released: 1975

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

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Chinatown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

Released: 1974

Directed by: Roman Polanski

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The Burnt Orange Heresy ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Elizabeth Debicki, Claes Bang, Donald Sutherland

Released: 2020

Directed by: Giuseppe Capotondi

The Burnt Orange Heresy is a 2020 Italian-American drama directed by Giuseppe Capotondi, based on the book of the same name by Charles Willeford. An ambitious art dealer (Claes Bang) is hired to ...more
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Donnie Brasco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Paul Giamatti

Released: 1997

Directed by: Mike Newell

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Fun with Dick and Jane ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin, Angie Harmon

Released: 2005

Directed by: Dean Parisot

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Snitch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Hayden the Monster Man added Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Nadine Velazquez

Released: 2013

Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh

Snitch is a 2013 action drama thriller film written by Ric Roman Waugh and Justin Haythe and directed by Ric Roman Waugh.
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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

Released: 2000

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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The Insider is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1999

Directed by: Michael Mann

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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Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

Released: 1987

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

Released: 2013

Directed by: David O. Russell

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The Cooler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Estella Warren

Released: 2003

Directed by: Wayne Kramer

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Sp... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Movies About Non-Violent Crimes
Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

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