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1. Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.6
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63 Metascore

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 287,121 | Gross: $148.81M

2. Zombieland (2009)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

7.6
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73 Metascore

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 461,647 | Gross: $75.59M

3. Leverage (2008–2012)

TV-PG | 42 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen.

Stars: Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf

Votes: 39,279

4. Focus (II) (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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56 Metascore

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Adrian Martinez

Votes: 193,100 | Gross: $53.86M

5. The Last Seduction (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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85 Metascore

A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman, Michael Raysses

Votes: 19,126 | Gross: $6.14M

6. Maverick (1994)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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62 Metascore

Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene

Votes: 95,348 | Gross: $101.63M

7. Hustle (2004–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A motley group of London con artists pulls off a series of daring and intricate stings.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

Votes: 20,620

8. The Brothers Bloom (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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55 Metascore

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi

Votes: 46,407 | Gross: $3.52M

9. House of Games (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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78 Metascore

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

Votes: 18,956 | Gross: $2.59M

10. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Western

7.4
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Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford

Votes: 3,580

11. Pickup on South Street (1953)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 11,464

12. Confidence (2003)

R | 97 min | Crime, Thriller

6.7
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59 Metascore

Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Andy Garcia

Votes: 32,382 | Gross: $12.21M

13. Nine Queens (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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80 Metascore

Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").

Director: Fabián Bielinsky | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls, Leticia Brédice, María Mercedes Villagra

Votes: 45,979 | Gross: $1.22M

14. Solitary Man (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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69 Metascore

A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.

Directors: Brian Koppelman, David Levien | Stars: Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg, Danny DeVito

Votes: 14,979 | Gross: $4.36M

15. Fallen Angel (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford

Votes: 4,218

16. Shade (2003)

R | 101 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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40 Metascore

A group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster.

Director: Damian Nieman | Stars: Joe Nicolo, Carl Mazzocone Sr., George Tovar, Frank Medrano

Votes: 11,598 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Say It Isn't So (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.0
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21 Metascore

Jo and Gilly date. They find out they're brother and sister. Jo moves away. Gilly finds out that he's not Jo's brother and that Jo's getting married. Can he stop the wedding in time?

Director: J.B. Rogers | Stars: Chris Klein, Heather Graham, Orlando Jones, Sally Field

Votes: 12,160 | Gross: $5.52M

18. The Samaritan (I) (2012)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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37 Metascore

After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

Director: David Weaver | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga, A.C. Peterson

Votes: 9,085 | Gross: $0.00M

19. The Sting II (1983)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Crime

5.2
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A team of cons is planning a new scam involving betting on a boxing match but one of its past victims aims to exact revenge by eliminating the whole group.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Mac Davis, Teri Garr, Karl Malden

Votes: 1,891 | Gross: $6.35M

20. Powerplay (1999 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

4.9
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A beautiful blonde con-woman and martial artist seduces wealthy bachelors and grifts them out of their money using her wiles and deadly force if necessary.

Director: Chris Baugh | Stars: Shannon Tweed, James Richer, Danielle Ciardi, Ron McCoy

Votes: 271

21. $5 a Day (2008)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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The son of a thrifty conman begrudgingly joins his father on the road.

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Christopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, Sharon Stone, Dean Cain

Votes: 2,960

22. Traveller (1997)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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57 Metascore

A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an ... See full summary »

Director: Jack N. Green | Stars: Bill Paxton, Mark Wahlberg, Julianna Margulies, James Gammon

Votes: 1,689 | Gross: $0.50M

23. Bullseye! (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime

4.6
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Sir Roger Moore and Sir Michael Caine play dual roles in this off-beat and highly silly caper, a pair of small time conmen, and a partnership of nuclear physicists. As conmen, they use ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Sally Kirkland, Deborah Moore

Votes: 1,200

24. A Bag of Hammers (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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50 Metascore

Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they've always needed.

Director: Brian Crano | Stars: Jason Ritter, Jake Sandvig, Chandler Canterbury, Rebecca Hall

Votes: 2,760

25. Slingshot (2005)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.7
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Taylor and Ashley has found the Perfect way to earn money. They seduce rich suburban women and rob them. This all goes well until Taylor falls in love with one of their victims.

Director: Jay Alaimo | Stars: David Arquette, Thora Birch, Balthazar Getty, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 607

26. Mr. Lucky (1943)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A gambler has plans to swindle money from a charity program, but starts to have second thoughts when he falls for a rich society girl.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Cary Grant, Laraine Day, Charles Bickford, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 2,600

27. It Ain't Hay (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Grace McDonald, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 772

28. Love the Hard Way (2001)

R | 104 min | Drama, Crime, Romance

6.4
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42 Metascore

The story of a petty thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world of crime while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being loved.

Director: Peter Sehr | Stars: Adrien Brody, Charlotte Ayanna, Jon Seda, August Diehl

Votes: 2,315 | Gross: $0.04M

29. The Box (II) (2007)

R | 87 min | Crime, Thriller

4.8
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A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.

Director: A.J. Kparr | Stars: Yul Vazquez, A.J. Buckley, Gabrielle Union, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 429

30. Live Free or Die (2006)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Lackluster criminals look to pull a job in the Granite State.

Directors: Gregg Kavet, Andy Robin | Stars: Aaron Stanford, Paul Schneider, Judah Friedlander, Peter Anthony Tambakis

Votes: 2,389 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Smart Money (1931)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 1,521

32. The Big Bounce (1969)

R | 102 min | Drama

5.4
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A Vietnam veteran and ex-con is persuaded by a shady woman to rob a $50,000 payroll account on a California produce farm. But who is playing who?

Director: Alex March | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Leigh Taylor-Young, Van Heflin, Lee Grant

Votes: 324

33. Blind Shaft (2003)

Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident, and extort money from the boss to keep the incident ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Li | Stars: Qiang Li, Baoqiang Wang, Shuangbao Wang, Jing Ai

Votes: 2,262 | Gross: $0.03M

34. Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005)

143 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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Meet Arjun Verma, a conman who plays the biggest odds and wins. Trained in the belly of Bombay, he knows how to score with women, money, and the law. His playground is his alone - AND NOBODY F***S WITH THAT...

Director: Suparn Verma | Stars: Fardeen Khan, Koena Mitra, Kay Kay Menon, Rakhi Sawant

Votes: 546

35. Way Out West (1930)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Comedy, Music

7.9
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Wise-guy carnival barker Windy bilks a group of cowboys out of their money, gets caught and is forced into working off the debt on their ranch. He falls in love with Molly, the pretty owner... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: William Haines, Leila Hyams, Polly Moran, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 653

36. The Big Squeeze (1996)

R | 98 min | Drama

5.2
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Benny, a lonely drifter, is thrown off a train after cheating at cards, and into the life of Tanya, a lovely bartender. Tanya has been supporting her husband, a former ballplayer, since his... See full summary »

Director: Marcus DeLeon | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Danny Nucci, Peter Dobson, Luca Bercovici

Votes: 258 | Gross: $0.02M

37. A Stranger Waits (1987 TV Movie)

94 min | Thriller

5.4
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A wealthy widow lives moments of tension when she decides to spend a few days in a beach house of a mysterious young man.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Suzanne Pleshette, Tom Atkins, Paul Benjamin, Justin Deas

Votes: 76

38. Poppy (1936)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.9
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Carny con artist and snake-oil salesman Eustace McGargle tries to stay one step ahead of the sheriff but is completely devoted to his beloved daughter Poppy.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Catherine Doucet

Votes: 576

39. The Stoolie (1972)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

5.2
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A police informant steals police funds earmarked for a sting operation and the case detective goes after him to retrieve the money.

Directors: John G. Avildsen, George Silano | Stars: Jackie Mason, Josip Elic, Reid Cruickshanks, Dan Frazer

Votes: 75

40. The Alaskans (1959–1960)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890s, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for a chance at becoming rich. The easiest passage to the Yukon was through the small ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Moore, Dorothy Provine, Jeff York, Ray Danton

Votes: 56

41. Due imbroglioni e mezzo (2010– )

Comedy

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Add a Plot

Stars: Sabrina Ferilli, Claudio Bisio, Gianluca Grecchi, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 52

42. A Lady of Chance (1928)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Seasoned grifter Dolly Crandall returns to the 'badger game' but has a change of heart when she falls in love with a young man she believes is a rich Southerner.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Lowell Sherman, Gwen Lee, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 380

43. Torture Ship (1939)

Approved | 57 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.1
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A mad scientist performs experiments on "the criminal mind" on captured criminals on board his private ship.

Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Lyle Talbot, Irving Pichel, Julie Bishop, Sheila Bromley

Votes: 271

44. Girl Missing (1933)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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Two sassy gold-diggers stranded in Palm Beach become involved in the case of a fellow chorine who goes missing on her wedding night.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Ben Lyon, Mary Brian, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 265

45. Suicide Notes (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

8.3
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Down on his luck playwright, Julian Parker, has written a play in which the lead character commits suicide in the final scene. The only way he can get it produced is when a money hungry ... See full summary »

Director: Travis Ammons | Stars: Lou Martini Jr., Sue Rock, Jared Doreck, Travis Ammons

Votes: 22

46. Spirit of the Raped (1976)

79 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A poor woman is mugged, losses her fiancee and gets taken advantage of before turned into a sex slave. Her spirit delivers whats coming to them, all the way back to the original muggers.

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei | Stars: Wu Chi Liu, Wei Tu Lin, Lin Tung, Yue Wong

Votes: 36

47. If I'm Lucky (1946)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.3
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Bandleader (James) involved in political campaign.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Vivian Blaine, Perry Como, Harry James, Carmen Miranda

Votes: 155

48. My Gal Loves Music (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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A sister act finds itself stranded and broke, and teams up with a medicine man who is promoting a child talent contest.

Director: Edward C. Lilley | Stars: Bob Crosby, Grace McDonald, Alan Mowbray, Betty Kean

Votes: 9

49. Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Tim Readron (Pat O'Brien) and Vince Barrows (Brian Donlevy) are partners in petty crime who fall out with each other. To escape the wrath of Barrows, Readron enlists in the U.S. Army and so... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Brian Donlevy, Janet Blair, Roger Clark

Votes: 19

50. Wake Up and Dream (1934)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Music, Romance

6.4
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The story of a small-time vaudeville trio and their rise to the big time.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Russ Columbo, Roger Pryor, June Knight, Catherine Doucet

Votes: 45



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