Most of us are well-versed with the plethora of movie and television sections on Netflix. The streamer has flicks in all of the standard genres and subcategories. But did you know that there are a wealth of secret Netflix categories out there catering to very specific and individual tastes? We already looked at High Brow Horror as a secret category. Now it’s time for Schemers & Scammers, with films all about ne’er-do-wells and con artists.
Let’s take a look at the best Schemers & Scammers movies currently streaming on Netflix.
Dive headfirst into the glitzy, scandalous world of the ’70s, where disco ruled, the hair was big, and the scams? Even bigger. American Hustle on Netflix offers a mesmerizing blend of con artistry, FBI intrigue, and that undeniable charm only bell bottoms can provide.
Directed by David O. Russell, this film showcases a dream ensemble – Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence – each playing their deceptively intricate roles to perfection. In a universe where everyone is trying to pull one over on someone else, Netflix challenges you to keep up with who’s conning whom.
So, slick back that hair, cue the electric soundtrack, and get ready to be dazzled by the art of the hustle. Remember, in this game, trust is the ultimate illusion.
Lawyers and bending the truth: name a more iconic duo. But what happens when a smooth-talking attorney is cursed to speak only the truth? Netflix’s Liar Liar brings us, Jim Carrey, in one of his most hilariously chaotic roles.
As Fletcher Reede, a lawyer who’s made a career out of stretching the truth, Carrey finds himself in a birthday wish gone awry, rendering him incapable of lying for 24 hours. Directed by Tom Shadyac, this comedy of errors shows that in the courtroom of life, honesty isn’t just the best policy; it’s a downright riot.
Whether you’re in it for the laughs, the touching father-son bond, or just to see Carrey’s face turn fifty shades of red, Netflix’s Liar Liar promises a guilty pleasure without the guilt. Court adjourned!
Heists, hidden diamonds, and… dental hygiene? Strap in for a comedic joyride with Blue Streak on Netflix. When master thief Miles Logan, played by the inimitably funny Martin Lawrence, hides a precious diamond in a construction site, he doesn’t expect it to become an LAPD precinct by the time he’s out of jail.
What’s a former crook to do? Pose as a detective, of course! Directed by Les Mayfield, this uproarious crime comedy showcases Lawrence’s comedic chops as he navigates the thin blue line, blending in while trying to retrieve his loot.
With high-speed chases, laugh-out-loud disguises, and a crash course in policing 101, Netflix’s Blue Streak proves that sometimes, to catch a thief, you just have to become a cop. Or at least pretend really, really well.
The Do Over
Ever fantasized about hitting the reset button on life? Netflix’s The Do Over explores just that, but with a wild, unpredictable twist. Adam Sandler and David Spade team up in this action-packed comedy, playing two buddies tired of their mundane lives.
After faking their deaths and assuming new identities, they quickly discover the people they’re impersonating had even more problematic lives than their own.
Directed by Steven Brill, this Netflix romp takes our duo on a roller-coaster of shootouts, mysteries, and more than a few laugh-out-loud moments. Between the sun-soaked escapades and the bromance vibes, The Do Over serves up a potent cocktail of humor and action.
Reminder: be careful what you wish for – especially if it involves a new identity and a whole lot of trouble!
The Devil’s Own
Where the lines of morality blur and loyalties are tested, Netflix’s The Devil’s Own plunges you deep into a thrilling game of cat and mouse. Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt team up in this intense crime thriller, but they’re not exactly on the same side.
Ford plays a cop, Tom O’Meara, unknowingly housing an Irish terrorist, Frankie McGuire (Pitt), in his New York home.
Directed by Alan J. Pakula, this tale of vengeance, trust, and redemption takes us on a roller-coaster ride from the streets of Belfast to the heart of NYC. With gripping action sequences and a plot that keeps you guessing, Netflix ensures The Devil’s Own is more than just a clash of Hollywood titans – it’s a dramatic dance on the edge of danger.