The Best Con Movies Ever
Here’s a list of the Top / Best / Must-Watch Con / Heist Movies I’ve come across. I haven’t seen some of them, but have heard a lot about them and plan to watch them soon.
Not all of them can be exactly categorized as con movies, but most of them come close.
Top 10 Con Movies
The Sting – 8.4/10
In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.
The Bank Job – 7.5/10
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London’s Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don’t realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets – secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
Dog Day Afternoon - 8.2/10
The robbery should have taken 10 minutes. 4 hours later, the bank was like a circus sideshow. 8 hours later, it was the hottest thing on live T.V. 12 hours later, it was all history. And it’s all true
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – 8.1/10
Four London working class stiffs pool their money to put one in a high stakes card game, but things go wrong and they end up owing half a million pounds and having one week to come up with the cash.
Snatch – 8.2/10
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
Reservoir Dogs – 8.4/10
Seven total strangers team up for the perfect crime. They don’t know each other’s name. But they’ve got each other’s color.
Catch Me If You Can – 7.7/10
A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.
Heat – 8.3/10
A Los Angeles crime saga, “Heat” focuses on the lives of two men on opposite sides of the law – one a detective; the other a thief.
Matchstick Men – 7.4/10
A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist’s teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – 7.0/10
Lawrence and Freddie are con-men; big-time and small time respectively. They unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this town (on the French Mediterranean coast) aint big enough for the two of them. They agree to a “loser leaves” bet. The bet brings out the best/worse in the two.
The Spanish Prisoner – 7.3/10
An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there’s more to it than that.
21 – 6.8/10
“21″ is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
Ocean’s Eleven – 7.0/10
Danny Ocean and his ten accomplices come together to pull off the most daring heist Las Vegas has ever known… 11 men, 3 casinos, 150 million dollars, 1 chance to pull it off.
Ocean’s Twelve – 6.0/10
Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean’s 11.
Ocean’s Thirteen – 7.0/10
Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.
The Italian Job – 6.9/10
A group of thieves plan to pull of the heist of their lives by creating Los Angeles largest traffic jam ever.
This is in no way a complete list. I’ve yet to see many good movies so I will keep adding to it whenever I come across a good one. If you know of any good con movies I’ve missed, leave a comment.
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