Few sub-genres offer the same blend of anti-heroic thrills and sizzling style as the con artist movie. They charge head-forth through labyrinthine deceptions that can range from fast cash scams to Melvillian noir offerings of a far more somber nature. Regardless, the genre rewards us with sharp writing, inventive storytelling and charismatic performances that make them one of the most uniquely enjoyable genres skimming off the top of the business. Here is the list of top con artists movies ever. You can watch some of these best con movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Catch Me if You Can
Steven Spielberg lends his warm blockbuster touch to con artists for a gradually written but breathlessly paced biopic of the youngest person ever to head onto the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list. The cast soars under his steady hand and whilst Spielberg often has issues escaping his own pedestrian style and settles into a blunted comfort zone the speedy movement of Catch me if you Can represented the fact that he could still bite after all his greatest works were behind him.
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9. Ocean’s 11
Steven Soderbergh’s resume boasts several less-than-acclaimed experiments which I find hugely admirable for their challenge and the clear command the director asserts over every frame of his work. He also acts as DOP for a lot of these flicks under a pseudonym allowing for a more auterial approach to mainstream cinema, which obviously makes for a fascinating case when the movies boast such a star-studded cast. The Oceans flicks make up some of the most entertaining con artist films in recent memory and 11 represents the apex of the series.