Letterboxd Showdown: Con Artistry

Letterboxd Showdown Number 17: Con Artistry

Swindles, screw-overs, bait-and-switches. The con artist has been a classic character since filmmaking began, slotting neatly into everything from thrillers to romantic comedies. Grifters: we love to hate ’em. So pony up, suckers. Small-time or big-time, long con or quick scam, we want your top films about confidence tricksters. Who’s the cleverest scoundrel of them all?

  • The Spanish Prisoner
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • Heist
  • Purple Noon
  • The Imposter
  • Matchstick Men
  • Nine Queens
  • Shooting Fish
  • The Ladykillers