| Gross: Christian Bale, 4. Director: A young, reformed gambler must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school. Joe Mantegna, 105 min The film was nominated for 10 Oscars and ended up taking home seven, including Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. 33,174 815,268 Action, Adventure, Comedy. Lilia Skala, Votes: Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of fifty thousand dollars first. The Sting (1973): Without a doubt, this is the ultimate con film. Dale Launer was brought in, based on the success of Ruthless People (1986), and asked to submit ideas. Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of fifty thousand dollars first. However, they distract each other in more ways than one. Directors: $53.86M, PG-13 James Foley Carol Reed John Cusack, In celebration of this newest entry in the grifter genre, here are nine of the best conman movies ever made. 127 min Barbara Stanwyck, Alison Lohman, This 2002 movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale, Jr., a con artist, who got his start when he was only a teen and pretended to a be a doctor, airline pilot, lawyer, and more. Director: | Director: Stockard Channing, 122,977 94 min Mike Nussbaum, Director: | | Glenn Ficarra, A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly. Richard Donner Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson are con artists in the trailer for The Hustle - a gender-swapped remake of the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. | Amy Adams, The Grifters (1990): John Cusack stars in this brilliant neo-noir crime drama that tells the story of a small-time con artist who is forced to choose sides between his scam artist mom and his girlfriend, whose a crook and a con artist as well. Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con. | Nicolas Cage, Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback. Director: $159.60M, PG-13 A trio of classy card sharks targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, until one of them falls in love with him. $30.93M, R $2.59M, Approved The Grifters … Paul Newman, David Mamet $13.45M, PG Annette Bening, $3.52M, PG Catch Me If You Can (2002) PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama. Ryan O'Neal, A rural con artist and an army deserter cheat the townsfolk and are aided by a rich gal who shields the fleeing duo from the wrath of the pursuing sheriff. | However, the movie was better than expected. | Tom Hanks, | John Dahl Stars: Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller. Adrian Martinez, Votes: Action, Adventure, Comedy. 47,402 | Gross: | Jan Munroe, Votes: 112 min Michael Caine, 9. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit. 109 min Director: Comedy, Crime, Drama. | American Hustle (2013) 3. A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. | 108 min Gretchen Mol, Steven Spielberg | Gross: The Brother's Bloom (2008): Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody play two brothers who claim to be the greatest conmen of all time. $63.49M, PG The Imposter (2012) Directed by Frank Oz. Stars: $40.57M, TV-14 Director: Sue Lyon, | | Gross: This movie was originally a project for Mick Jagger and David Bowie. With Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers. Confidence (2003): This is one of those con movies that is too complex to easily summarize, but essentially focuses on a grifter (Ed Burns) who is looking to avenge the murder of his friend and at the same time finds himself indebted to a crime boss – played brilliantly by Dustin Hoffman. Julia Roberts, Ian McKellen, Votes: As Frank makes millions forging checks, he is perused by FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) who will stop at nothing to catch the sneaky scammer. 63,958 An affluent New York City couple finds their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is. | 2. Robert Shaw, | Peter Bogdanovich A film starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio should be enough to convince you that you need to watch, but just in… Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. Matchstick Men (2003): Nicholas Cage and Sam Rockwell play con artists who are planning one of the biggest scams of their careers. The Lady Eve (1941): This classic con story follows three grifters on a cruise ship who target an awkward but handsome millionaire, played by Henry Fonda. Stars: Graham Greene, Votes: Anton Rodgers, Votes: Comedy, Crime, Drama. 121 min 8. | 239,051 Alida Valli, Sam Rockwell, Stars: Frank Oz | $150.12M, R | Gross: Shop Our Favorite Deals, Amazon Black Friday 2020 - The 230 Best Deals, Best Black Friday Deals at Walmart to Shop Now, Nordstrom Black Friday 2020: Here Are the Best Deals, Black Friday Deals on Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List, Save 40% on This Kate Spade Bag at Amazon's Black Friday Sale, Gwyneth Paltrow Poses With Lookalike Son & Daughter in Rare Family Pic, Black Friday Shopping 2020: Everything You Need to Know, See Alex Trebek's Heartfelt Thanksgiving Message Filmed Before Death, Jennifer Lopez Drops Sultry New Song 'In the Morning', Bad Bunny Sets the Record Straight on Marriage Rumors (Exclusive).