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1. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Thriller

7.8
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74 Metascore

Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Votes: 483,294 | Gross: $183.42M

2. Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Thriller

6.9
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62 Metascore

Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Michael Mantell

Votes: 302,878 | Gross: $117.15M

3. Mortdecai (2015)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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27 Metascore

Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part-time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost gold.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn

Votes: 62,743 | Gross: $7.61M

4. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In Vinegaroon, Texas, former outlaw Roy Bean appoints himself the judge for the region and dispenses his brand of justice as he sees fit.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Roy Jenson, Gary Combs

Votes: 6,760

5. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

7.8
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Chuck Courtney

Votes: 1,848

6. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.4
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Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles

Votes: 9,162

7. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.9
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A con artist arrives in a mining town controlled by two competing companies. Both companies think he's a famous gunfighter and try to hire him to drive the other out of town.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam, Harry Morgan

Votes: 4,687

8. The Extra Man (2010)

R | 108 min | Comedy

5.8
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56 Metascore

A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, Marian Seldes

Votes: 4,630 | Gross: $0.45M

9. Return to Sender (I) (2004)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn, Kelly Preston, Tim Daly

Votes: 2,324

10. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

7.2
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A New York City swindler has until Christmas to come up with the $10,000 he owes a gangster, prompting him to go into scamming overdrive.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell

Votes: 1,538

11. Carry On Constable (1960)

86 min | Comedy

6.2
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With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 1,979

12. I Love You Again (1940)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe

Votes: 2,703

13. Nowhere to Go (1958)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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In London, a Canadian serving prison time for grand theft escapes prison and attempts to retrieve his loot, kept in a bank safety deposit box, but his accomplice takes the security key while he only has the pass code.

Directors: Seth Holt, Basil Dearden | Stars: George Nader, Maggie Smith, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 507

14. Skin Game (1971)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

7.0
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73 Metascore

In 1857, con man Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke swindle slave owners into buying Jason, who's a free man, and later share the profits when Jason escapes captivity.

Directors: Paul Bogart, Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Clark, Brenda Sykes

Votes: 1,393

15. Lady Killer (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Margaret Lindsay, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 1,472

16. The Toast of New York (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress.

Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Alexander Hall | Stars: Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie

Votes: 884

17. Death of a Scoundrel (1956)

Approved | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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The New York police investigates the murder of a Czech immigrant whose rags-to-riches story is told by his secretary to homicide detectives.

Director: Charles Martin | Stars: George Sanders, Yvonne De Carlo, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Victor Jory

Votes: 752

18. Children on Their Birthdays (2002)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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12 year old Lily Bobbit moves to Medda, Ala, and immediately makes an impression on the residents when she and her friends team up to outsmart a con man, the town is changed forever.

Director: Mark Medoff | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Christopher McDonald, Tom Arnold, Joe Pichler

Votes: 514

19. The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Western

6.3
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In California, a boy and his adoptive father find an outlaw's hidden treasure but the news leaks out, sending unscrupulous characters after the gold.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: William Powell, Julie Adams, Charles Drake, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 170

20. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

6.6
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Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Lynn Bari

Votes: 1,981

21. The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Two English aristocrats pursue a rich American widow who may not be quite the person she claims to be.

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Dorothy Arzner, George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, William Powell, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,037

22. Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden

Votes: 485

23. A Stranger of Mine (2005)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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In one long Friday evening, Takeshi Miyata, a straight-arrow businessman, will encounter a number of people (some only fleetingly) who have intertwining fates. After six months he is still ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Uchida | Stars: Yasuhi Nakamura, Reika Kirishima, Sô Yamanaka, Yuka Itaya

Votes: 979

24. Thumbs Up (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Musical

5.9
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A young American girl sings in an American style night club in London. She's about to quit when she hears about a West End show to be made up of talent culled from war factory workers. She ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Brenda Joyce, Richard Fraser, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Margetson

Votes: 24

25. It's in the Air (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Sport

6.0
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Calvin Churchill, a confidence-man, and his sidekick/stooge, "Clip" McGurk, are being pursued by an Internal Revenue agent, Henry Potke, for their failure to file an income-tax on the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Jack Benny, Ted Healy, Una Merkel, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 29

26. The Law West of Tombstone (1938)

Passed | 73 min | History, Music, Romance

5.7
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Notoriuos liar Bill Barker, having been banished westward by the law, talks the townspeople of Martinez into making him Mayor and Judge. Here he has to deal with the outlaw the Tonto Kid, ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Tryon | Stars: Harry Carey, Tim Holt, Evelyn Brent, Jean Rouverol

Votes: 141

27. Silly Billies (1936)

Passed | 64 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.1
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Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey in the Old West, trying to set up their dental practice in a deserted town whose inhabitants have been targeted by bad guys and marauding Indians.

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Harry Woods

Votes: 72

28. Duke of the Navy (1942)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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Two sailors go on shore leave, get mixed up with gangsters and buried treasure.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Veda Ann Borg, Stubby Kruger, Herbert Corthell

Votes: 18

29. Los millones de Chaflán (1938)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Director: Rolando Aguilar | Stars: Carlos López, Emma Roldán, Joaquín Pardavé, Pedro Armendáriz

Votes: 14

30. The Confidence Men (2017)

Short, Crime, Drama

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Director: Anthony Frith

31. As You Are (1958 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

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A live Melbourne-produced television play set in the north of England. A comedy about a salesman who becomes involved with a confidence man.

Stars: Paul Bacon, Georgina Batterham, Max Bruch, Agnes Dobson

32. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: A Lawman's Lot Is Not a Happy One (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.6
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When Sheriff Roy Coffee and Ben are subpoenaed to testify in a land sharking trial in San Francisco, Hoss is appointed the acting sheriff of Virginia City. Hoss soon finds plenty of trouble... See full summary »

Director: Don Richardson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, David Canary

Votes: 41

33. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Andy and the Gentleman Crook (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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The infamous con man 'Gentleman' Dan Caldwell beguiles nearly everyone from his cell at Andy's jail - all but Andy.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 188

34. The Gene Autry Show (1950–1955)
Episode: Battle Axe (1954)

30 min | Western

6.8
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After a series of robberies, the town sheriff is forced to resign. He's replaced by a headstrong woman who falls for a smooth-talking confidence man who is actually the leader of the gang.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Mira McKinney, Rick Vallin

Votes: 5

35. Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Episode: Blind Spot (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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As Sam and Jesse reach out to the CEO who wants Simon's encoded Bible, Sam continues to mislead Jesse about who burned him. Meanwhile, Sam and Fi try to out-con a conman who is stealing money from unsuspecting widows.

Director: Michael Smith | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Coby Bell, Bruce Campbell

Votes: 296

36. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)
Episode: Broken Wing (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.3
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When a parson is shot, Crown arrests the son of a prominent rancher. When the preacher recovers and refuses to press charges, a rabble-rousing saloon owner and his gun-toting sidekick try to organize a lynching party.

Director: Sam Wanamaker | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

Votes: 30

37. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: Heritage of Treason (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

8.2
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Ace Martin and Windy, two confidence men approach a local land owner Mr Halsted with a scheme that could see Mr Halsted owning the entire Arizona territory. The Lone Ranger must stop the scheme before Mr Halsted loses everything he owns.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Stuart Randall, Charles Halton

Votes: 20

38. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Episode: I'm a Family Crook - Don't Shoot! (1972)

Not Rated | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The Lovejoys, a family of grifters, make a bigger score than they ever imagined. The problem is they've ripped off a mobster who wants his money back -- and will gladly kill to do so.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Al Harrington, Kam Fong

Votes: 85

39. Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Episode: Identity (2007)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Weston is roped into helping his mother's friend get back money she lost in a scam, but Fi and Sam may ruin everything with their bumbling and bickering.

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless

Votes: 601

40. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)
Episode: Maynard G. Krebs, Boy Millionaire (1960)

26 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Maynard finds a purse containing $512 and eagerly awaits the day six months later when he can claim the money, but two con men see in Maynard an easy mark to make them some easy money.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Jack Albertson, Joey Faye

Votes: 20

41. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Episode: One Born Every Minute (1974)

Not Rated | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Con-artists arrive in Hawaii and meet up with local thieves to plan a phony diamond con. When a wealthy tourist devastated by the con leaps to his death, McGarrett discovers he is one of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Al Harrington, Kam Fong

Votes: 67

42. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Power of Attorney (1965)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A clever con man makes living preying on women by having them invest their life savings into non existent stocks.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Johnson, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Fay Bainter

Votes: 130

43. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Burma Rarity (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.5
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Everyone seems to think he should marry widow Hawkins - except Ben! When he is asked to assist some land buyers to Virginia City, he must put up with all the talk. Then he finds out that ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 66

44. The Doris Day Show (1968–1973)
Episode: The Con Man (1969)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy

7.3
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A con man arrives in Cortina with a scheme to swindle the residents out of their money by promising to build them a community center. When Doris discovers what he's up to, she sets out to expose his scheme.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Doris Day, Denver Pyle, James Hampton, Philip Brown

Votes: 17

45. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: The Missing (2017)

TV-PG | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A man claims to be a child who was kidnapped 20 years ago.

Director: Renuka Jeyapalan | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris, Lachlan Murdoch

Votes: 107

46. Craig Kennedy, Criminologist (1952– )
Episode: There's Money in It

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson, eager to come up with a scoop for his grumpy city editor, almost gets a sword through his throat for his efforts. Craig Kennedy, Police Inspector J. J. ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Woods, Sydney Mason, Lewis Wilson, Mary Adams

47. Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Episode: Trust Me (2008)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Michael tries to help a man who lost the money he owes to loan sharks to a conman, and blackmails a Pakistani spy in order to get information about his new operative. Meanwhile, Michael's mother asks Fi about their breakup.

Director: Paul Holahan | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless

Votes: 401



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