10 Movies like Catch Me If You Can you must watch

By Miguel Fernández
Published: September 28, 2023 (Last updated: January 25, 2024)
10 Movies like Catch Me If You Can you must watch

There have been some impressive crime dramas over the years, some laced with comedy, so we’ve plucked out a classic and collated 10 similar movies to Catch Me If You Can.

Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can is such a fun and enjoyable film about a young con artist, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and the cop who is trying to catch him, played by Tom Hanks.

If you’ve seen it recently and are looking for more titles like it to watch, here are 10 similar movies to Catch Me If You Can you might enjoy.

10 Movies like Catch Me If You Can

The Truman Show (1998)

The ultimate con: your life is actually a TV show, and everyone in it is an actor. That’s the premise of The Truman Show, a now-iconic film starring Jim Carrey about Truman Burbank, whose entire life has been the source of a reality TV program where everyone except for him is a paid actor, and everywhere he goes. He’s followed by a camera; he doesn’t know about it.

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Matt Damon plays Tom Ripley, an underachieving young man who is sent on a mission to Italy to retrieve a playboy and bring him home. But when the plan fails, and the rich man doesn’t want to come home, he’ll have to come up with something new. Besides Damon, the cast includes Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The Bourne Identity (2001)

If you’re looking for similar movies to Catch Me If You Can, where you get the entire government chasing you down, Doug Liman’s The Bourne Identity is just what you’re looking for.

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Matt Damon plays Jason Bourne, a CIA agent suffering from memory loss who starts remembering things as he realizes everyone around him is against him, from his former enemies to his former employers.

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

The ultimate heist film is also one of the best films in the “got ya!” subgenre. Danny Ocean puts together a team of eleven people to break into his archnemesis’ casinos in Las Vegas. It’s quite personal this time, and he isn’t taking any prisoners.

The Departed (2006)

With The Departed, Martin Scorsese went back to the crime genre with a stellar cast, adapting the Hong Kong action-thriller Infernal Affairs. It plays a battle between cops and criminals from both sides, with some of its characters walking fine lines of morality in the city of Boston.

Inception (2010)

Leonardo DiCaprio also stars in this 2010 iconic film from Christopher Nolan. In this sci-fi world, people can enter someone’s dreams and build their own realities inside of them. But the ability to also infiltrate someone else’s mind gives DiCaprio’s Cobb the perfect job as a corporate spy; his new mission, though, will challenge a lot of what he can do, and it comes at a greater cost than ever before.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street is essentially the Catch Me If You Can of Wall Street. Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) has risen through the ranks of the financial world by defrauding his investors out of millions of dollars and essentially getting wrapped up in a spiral of sex, drugs, and a lot of money.

American Hustle (2014)

When thinking about similar movies to Catch Me If You Can about deceitful people hustling others with their tricks, we have to talk about American Hustle. If nothing else, putting together Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams in a movie should be enough to get you in. If you’re not sold yet, the story follows con artists Irving (Bale) and Sydney (Adams), who are forced to work for the FBI as he tries to take down a potentially corrupt politician.

The Big Short (2015)

The ultimate real-life “catch me if you can” was the 2008 financial crisis that originated on Wall Street by people who have still not paid for the crimes they committed. It follows the realization by investors and people in the financial world that there is a storm coming their way, and no one can stop it.

Focus (2015)

Successful con artist Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith) gets involved with his trainee, Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie). Trying not to lose his focus, he ends the relationship. Years later, though, Jess shows up in his life again during the worst possible time for him.

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