A24 and Apple TV+’s new con artist film Sharper is finally here. The thrilling film has one of the best ensemble cast in recent films, that cast includes Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, John Lithgow, Justice Smith, and Briana Middleton. Directed by Benjamin Caron and written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka the film is wicked and good enough to con the audience.
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Sharper shows its story in segments dedicated to each character of the film, In the first segment we meet Tom (Smith), a simple book clerk who has a meet-cute with a woman named Sandra (Middleton) but as the story progresses we see each character get conned and con each other in brutal and smart ways. So, if you like the film here are some more con movies you could watch next.
I Care A Lot (Netflix)
Synopsis: Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means. It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business-partner and lover Fran (Eiza González) use with brutal efficiency on their latest “cherry,” Jennifer Peterson (two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest) — a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family. But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster (Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage), Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play — one that’s neither fair, nor square.
Kajillionaire (Prime Video)
Synopsis: From acclaimed writer/director Miranda July comes a profoundly moving and wildly original comedy. Con-artists Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins) have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger (Gina Rodriguez) into joining their next scam, only to have their entire world turned upside down.
The Last Seduction (Peacock & Prime Video)
Synopsis: 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.
The Grifters (Paramount+)
Synopsis: When small-time cheat Roy Dillon winds up in the hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly and sexy girlfriend Myra. Both Lilly and Myra are ruthless con-artists playing the game in a league far above Roy…and always looking for their next victim. The question soon becomes who’s conning who as Roy finds himself caught in a complicated web of passion and mistrust.
American Hustle (HBO Max & The Roku Channel)
Synopsis: The con is on when scam artists and lovers Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are entrapped by ambitious FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) and coerced into participating in a major sting operation which hinges on snaring politician Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) and his associates. Complicating matters is Irving’s wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), who could bring the whole operation crashing down around them all. From the director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, AMERICAN HUSTLE is outrageously entertaining and one of the most acclaimed films of the year.
Focus (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off.
Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…. and the consummate con man off his game.
Hustlers (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The film was inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled “The Hustlers at Scores” written by Jessica Pressler.