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1. The Goldfinch (2019)

R | 149 min | Drama

6.2
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40 Metascore

A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 7,980

2. The Best Offer (2013)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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49 Metascore

A lonely art expert working for a mysterious and reclusive heiress finds not only her art worth examining.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 99,783 | Gross: $0.09M

3. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

R | 113 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

6.8
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72 Metascore

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 83,271 | Gross: $69.30M

4. K-PAX (2001)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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49 Metascore

PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 169,947 | Gross: $50.34M

5. Gambit (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

5.7
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An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 22,620

6. Wild Target (2010)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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41 Metascore

A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett

Votes: 34,474 | Gross: $0.12M

7. Ripley's Game (2002)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A dying family man in need of money is persuaded to assassinate a European crime boss.

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: John Malkovich, Dougray Scott, Lena Headey, Ray Winstone

Votes: 16,620

8. The Art of the Steal (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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53 Metascore

Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist.

Director: Jonathan Sobol | Stars: Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel, Katheryn Winnick, Chris Diamantopoulos

Votes: 22,511 | Gross: $0.06M

9. The Maiden Heist (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Christopher Walken, Joseph McKenna, Wynn Everett, Patricia B. Till

Votes: 14,984

10. Gambit (1966)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist, but even the most foolproof schemes have a way of backfiring.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom, Roger C. Carmel

Votes: 4,832

11. Ripley Under Ground (2005)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Professional swindler hides the death of a famous artist in order to earn money by selling pictures on his own behalf.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Barry Pepper, Jacinda Barrett, Ian Hart, Claire Forlani

Votes: 2,264

12. The Forger (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

5.4
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A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community.

Director: Lawrence Roeck | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Josh Hutcherson, Alfred Molina, Billy Boyd

Votes: 4,348

13. F for Fake (1973)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary about fraud and fakery.

Directors: Orson Welles, Gary Graver, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach | Stars: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach, Elmyr de Hory

Votes: 13,701

14. Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Brilliant, flamboyant master criminal Michael Lynch is more interested in his image and his posterity than the actual profit from his ill-gotten gains.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Mullan, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 13,014

15. Deceived (1991)

PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A man is murdered when checking authenticity of ancient Egyptian jewelry at a museum. Adrienne finds out after the death of her husband, that he was using a fake name. Are the 2 deaths linked?

Director: Damian Harris | Stars: Goldie Hawn, John Heard, Damon Redfern, Charles Kassatly

Votes: 6,210 | Gross: $28.74M

16. The Good Thief (2002)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ralph Fiennes, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek

Votes: 9,723 | Gross: $3.52M

17. Incognito (1997)

R | 108 min | Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for five hundred thousand dollars. The girl he meets and gets into bed with, in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an art ... See full summary »

Director: John Badham | Stars: Jason Patric, Irène Jacob, Thomas Lockyer, Ian Richardson

Votes: 3,113

18. Tim's Vermeer (2013)

PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

Director: Teller | Stars: Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Philip Steadman

Votes: 7,456 | Gross: $1.66M

19. Crack-Up (1946)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Art curator George Steele experiences a train wreck...which never happened. Is he cracking up, or the victim of a plot?

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall, Ray Collins

Votes: 1,203

20. The Hot Touch (1981)

93 min | Crime, Drama

5.2
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A master art forger and his partner in crime, an art expert who can vouch for the authenticity of the forgeries, are making a bundle. An art dealer figures out their scheme but agrees to keep quiet if they forge some art lost in WWII.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Wayne Rogers, Marie-France Pisier, Lloyd Bochner, Samantha Eggar

Votes: 80

21. Tintin and the Lake of Sharks (1972)

81 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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Tintin and his friends visit Professor Calculus at his country laboratory, only to find him and a pair of local children threatened by criminals after the inventor's work.

Director: Raymond Leblanc | Stars: Jacques Careuil, Georges Atlas, Jacques Balutin, Nadine Basile

Votes: 2,285

22. Detonator II: Night Watch (1995 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Action, Thriller

5.1
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Rembrandt's Night Watch returns to Amsterdam fake. UN agents Mike and Sabrina investigate there and in Hong Kong - stumbling on N.Korean special bombs aimed at the West's communication.

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Alexandra Paul, William Devane, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,479

23. The Moderns (1988)

R | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A struggling artist is hired to forge paintings, causing him to cross paths with his ex-wife and her powerful new husband.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino, Wallace Shawn, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 1,616 | Gross: $2.01M

24. Schtonk (1992)

115 min | Comedy

7.2
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The slightly fictionalized story of an art forger, a journalist desperate for a big story, and the biggest press scandal in German history: the Hitler Diaries.

Director: Helmut Dietl | Stars: Götz George, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Christiane Hörbiger, Dagmar Manzel

Votes: 3,144

25. Art and Craft (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.1
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68 Metascore

When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.

Directors: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker | Stars: Mark A. Landis, Lester Sullivan, Irwin Lakov, Matthew Leininger

Votes: 1,369 | Gross: $0.22M

26. The Light Touch (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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After a professional art thief steals a religious painting from an Italian museum, he tries to cheat his partner by claiming the painting was accidentally destroyed but his suspicious partner and the police are determined to find it.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Stewart Granger, Pier Angeli, George Sanders, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 326

27. Two Smart People (1946)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A fugitive negotiates a 5-year sentence for the theft of half-million dollar worth of bonds but takes a short trip before surrendering, while suspecting that a con-woman, a cop and a former crime-partner are after his hidden bonds.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Lucille Ball, John Hodiak, Lloyd Nolan, Hugo Haas

Votes: 408

28. Double Blast (1994 Video)

PG | 89 min | Action, Drama

4.7
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Two kids with martial arts training and their black belt father rescue a female professor from gangsters, because they want a stone tablet that she has discovered which may lead to untold ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Spring | Stars: Linda Blair, Dale Cook, Joe Estevez, Lorne Berfield

Votes: 95

29. Great Moments in Aviation (1994)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A young woman becomes involved with a man who not only may be an art thief, but a murderer.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, John Hurt, Jonathan Pryce, Dorothy Tutin

Votes: 199

30. My Friend Rockefeller (2015)

86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.2
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Portrait of Christian Gerhartsreiter, who posed as a Rockefeller heir for decades, but who was, in fact, a con artist and a murderer.

Director: Steffi Kammerer | Stars: Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, Dan Banks, Sandra Boss, Meredith Brucker

Votes: 657

31. Portrait in Terror (1965)

81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

4.6
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A plan to steal a valuable work of art leads to murder.

Director: Rados Novakovic | Stars: William Campbell, Anna Pavane, Patrick Magee, Kerry Anderson

Votes: 128

32. Dick Francis: In the Frame (1989 TV Movie)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.9
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After two friends have their houses looted of expensive paintings and vintage wine collections, Cleveland finds those responsible when he travels to Germany.

Director: Wigbert Wicker | Stars: Ian McShane, Lyman Ward, Barbara Rudnik, Amadeus August

Votes: 61

33. Flight from Destiny (1941)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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After philosophy Professor Todhunter is told he has 6 months left to live, he is barred from teaching by his college so there won't be a scandal if he drops dead in class. Discussing a ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell, Jeffrey Lynn, James Stephenson

Votes: 170

34. The Crime Doctor's Gamble (1947)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.8
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On a lecture/vacation visit to Paris, Dr. Ordway drops in on his friend, the Prefecture of Police. He becomes involved in a case involving the stabbing of an old man. The man's son, not all... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Warner Baxter, Micheline Cheirel, Roger Dann, Steven Geray

Votes: 172

35. Real Fake: The Art, Life & Crimes of Elmyr De Hory (2017)

85 min | Documentary

5.7
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The foundation of today's multi-billion dollar art market still reverberates with the beautiful lies of one of the most prolific art forgers of the last century.

Director: Jeff Oppenheim | Stars: Jeff Oppenheim, Robert K. Wittman

Votes: 7

36. Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra (1991 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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In her second detective adventure, young 1920's newspaper reporter Laura Bow is sent to cover the theft of an ancient egyptian dagger from a New York museum, where she soon finds herself ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Balfour | Stars: Leslie Wilson, Bruce Balfour, Kelli Spurgeon, John Smoot

Votes: 44

37. Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies (2014 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Mystery

7.9
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Teen detective Nancy Drew investigates a series of thefts from a museum in Greece.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Julia Stockton, Katherine Grant-Suttie, Beau Prichard

Votes: 29

38. A Genuine Forger (2015)

90 min

7.0
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One of the world's most notorious art forgers, Guy Ribes is profiled in this documentary. For over three decades, Ribes has scored major deals selling works by Picasso, Matisse, and other ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Leon | Star: Guy Ribes

Votes: 26

39. Woman in the Meadow (2003 TV Movie)

72 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.6
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Add a Plot

Director: Juha Lehtola | Stars: Tiina Lymi, Markku Maalismaa, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Sanna-Kaisa Palo

Votes: 62

40. Galatea (2008)

105 min | Thriller

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Set against the gritty high art world, a gifted apprentice betrays her teacher - he is sent to prison. She dedicates the next ten years of her life to retrieve the lost pieces of their lives.

Director: James Van Houten | Stars: Eric Benz, Carl Darchuk, Valerie Hernandez, Rebecca Klingler

41. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: Art for Hogan's Sake (1966)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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An assertive Gen. Burkhalter "requisitions" the famous Édouard Manet painting, "The Fife Player," from the Louvre museum in Paris to give to Hermann Goering as a birthday present. Undaunted... See full summary »

Director: Gene Reynolds | Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Robert Clary

Votes: 93

42. Marple (2004–2013)
Episode: At Bertram's Hotel (2007)

TV-PG | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Miss Marple spends a holiday in a luxurious London hotel. The sinister atmosphere, the odd disappearance of a clergyman and the murder of the commissionaire moves her on the trail of a clever criminal gang.

Director: Dan Zeff | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Isabella Parriss, James Howard, Adam Smethurst

Votes: 1,056

43. The A-Team (1983–1987)
Episode: Beverly Hills Assault (1985)

TV-PG | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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When Paris-trained painter Steven "Speed" Miller disappears (actually he's beaten into hospital for refusing to work on command), his painting friend Peggy and her best friend who never ... See full summary »

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz, Mr. T

Votes: 170

44. State Trooper (1956– )
Episode: Coate of Many Colors (1957)

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Blake's murder investigation reveals that the victim lived a double-life - that of a ordinary cowhand and a famous artist.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Rod Cameron, Amanda Blake, Cliff Ferre, Walter Kingsford

Votes: 6

45. White Collar (2009–2014)
Episode: Copycat Caffrey (2010)

TV-PG | 55 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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FBI stumbles upon a new con-artist who is using Neal's styles to steal paintings from the museum.

Director: Paul Holahan | Stars: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Marsha Thomason

Votes: 672

46. Mod Squad (1968–1973)
Episode: Cry Uncle (1973)

TV-PG | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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The visit of Captain Greer's uncle, a painter, may have something to do with a series of art thefts.

Director: Phil Bondelli | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

Votes: 15

47. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: Death and Venice: Part Two (1986)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Lovejoy finds it has not the beautiful Caterina he has been seeing in Venice but her greedy sister Lavinia, who is not in saving art for posterity, but herself.

Director: Baz Taylor | Stars: Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Malcolm Tierney

Votes: 52

48. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death in Chorus (2006)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A heated competition among Midsomer church choirs is interrupted by the bludgeon murder of the Midsomer Worthy's tenor, a local artist.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 452

49. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
Episode: Death of a Ghost: Part 2 (1989)

Not Rated | 55 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Campion discovers that the murders and art thefts are designed to hide the fact that Tom Dacre's paintings have been substituted for John Lafcadio's.

Director: Michael Owen Morris | Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt, Jean Anderson

Votes: 51

50. The Baron (1966– )
Episode: Diplomatic Immunity (1966)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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When the beautiful woman who stole a priceless Faberge bauble from his shop is identified as a Pameranian courier, Mannering decides to visit the country's embassy and demand satisfaction. ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Steve Forrest, Paul Ferris, Sue Lloyd, Colin Gordon

Votes: 23



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