10 Movies similar to Illusion of Deception

Illusion is a distorted perception of reality by people around. The world, consisting of lies, delusions and deceit, beckons with its mystery and riddle. Often clever swindlers and professional swindlers use illusion to realize their criminal plans.

Films like “Illusions of Deception” will tell the stories of different people who, with the help of a distorted imagination, can pull off large frauds and commit various adventures. They use absolutely any methods, tricks and tricks, trying to deftly and deftly circle everyone around their fingers.

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Illusion of Deception 2 (2016)

A nimble team of top-notch illusionists is faced with a new case. This time, the four best magicians will have to pull off another adventure with the help of magical performances and expose the plans of a dangerous enemy. The opponent is the head of the Octa Corporation, Mr. Owen. He wants to release software for phones that allows you to take over the personal data of users.

The task of the heroes is to disrupt his plans and, using magic tricks, again commit a similar robbery. The story of the “four horsemen” continues, captivating fans of films like “Illusion of Deception” with new turns of events.

Original title:
Now You See Me 2

Starring :
Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Morgan Freeman

Country:
France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.5

Age limit:
12+

Focus (2015)

In the criminal underworld, Nikki, a professional con man, has no equal. The guy does a great job with any task. He can easily pull off a big deal, a profitable scam or a large-scale robbery. He is a real master of deceit and reincarnation, capable of fooling everyone with the help of cunning and dexterity, taking possession of a solid state.

However, a chance meeting with a charming girl Jess completely changes his life. It seems that now he himself unwittingly becomes a victim of an intricate and dangerous game, like the main characters of the film “Illusion of Deception”.

Original title:
Focus

Starring :
Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez

Country:
USA, Argentina

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
18+

Prestige (2006)

At the end of the 19th century, a ruthless and desperate confrontation between the two best illusionists unfolds in London. Alfred and Robert are first-class magicians who have dedicated their lives to magic tricks and fantastic performances. They have devoted their last years to irreconcilable hostility and rivalry, which have put at risk not only their careers, but also the safety of innocent people.

All of them unwittingly fell into a trap and were drawn into a dangerous game, the outcome of which turned out to be tragic and unpredictable, both for magicians and for the surrounding society. After all, the one who tries to deceive fate himself becomes an innocent victim. This is what unites the heroes of films similar to The Illusion of Deception.

Original title:
The Prestige

Cast:
Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.5, IMDb – 8.5

Age limit:
12+

Illusionist (2006)

In the 20th century, a mysterious and bright personality appears on the streets of the city of Vienna. Eisenheim is presented as an illusionist, capable of performing real miracles with the help of tricks and magic. His performances gather full halls of spectators who want to personally watch the extraordinary performances.

However, shortly after the next exciting number of the magician, an unexpected incident occurs. Now the detective and others need to understand the mysterious events and get to the bottom of the illusion of deception, revealing the secret of the distant past.

Original title:
The Illusionist

Cast:
Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel

Country:
USA, Czech Republic

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
12+

Best Offer (2013)

Mr Oldman is the director of the auction. He sells antiques and rare paintings. Skillfully manipulating the subconscious of people, he pulls off major scams with the purchase of priceless art exhibits that are safely hidden in his gallery.

In life, he is not interested in anything except work, until one day he meets a strange girl Claire, who suffers from a complex mental disorder. He is imbued with feelings for a new acquaintance and draws closer to her. But is she who she seems? In many films like “Illusions of Deception”, excessive gullibility turns into big trouble.

Original title:
La migliore offerta

Cast:
Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland

Country:
Italy

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 7.8

Age limit:
16+

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

During the early years of his life, Frank Abagnale managed to pull off many big scams and make a fortune. Skillfully transforming into different images of a doctor, a pilot, a lawyer and an insurance agent, the swindler learned to deftly forge signatures and cash out accounts in international banks.

Now the guy is under the gun of the police and put on the criminal wanted list. Detective Carl has to catch the criminal and put him under arrest. However, it is not easy to expose the plans of a skilled swindler, because he is cunning, smart and almost elusive, which is the main feature that unites the characters of similar films.

Original title:
Catch Me If You Can

Starring :
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Amy Adams

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.5, IMDb – 8.1

Age limit:
12+

Who am I? (2014)

The next in the list of films like “Illusions of Deception” will appeal to all fans of this genre. A young and capable guy Benjamin is fond of computer technology . He is well versed in the information system, which allows him to easily turn any scam through the global network.

With the help of a new friend, Max, the hacker becomes a criminal and a target of intelligence agencies, getting on the international wanted list. It seems that now a serious hunt has been announced for him, but for now he needs to find out the answer to the main question: “Who am I?”.

Original title:
Who Am I – Kein System ist sicher

Starring :
Tom Schilling, Elias M’Barek, Wotan Wilke Meurin, Antoine Monod Jr.

Country:
Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
18+

Twenty One (2008)

Needing a large sum of money to enter the medical school, Ben Campbell agrees to take part in a dubious event. Together with a team of real geniuses led by a professor, he must win against the casino.

Students need to calculate everything to the smallest detail and skillfully pull off a large-scale scam. Now the buddies have to develop the perfect plan of action and flawlessly carry out the fraud.

Original title:
21

Starring :
Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
16+

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Danny Ocean is a top notch heist specialist. He has a lot of robberies, scams and successfully carried out frauds on his account. For the last case, he was arrested and sent to prison, from where he was released after a while.

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But it seems that Danny does not intend to take the path of correction. He decides to make a new adventure and rob the largest casino in Las Vegas. Having gathered the best team, he starts a difficult task, having developed the perfect plan for a daring raid on a gambling establishment.

Original title:
Ocean’s Eleven

Cast:
George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 7.8

Age limit:
12+

The Italian Job (2003)

The last in the list of films similar to “The Illusion of Deception” is an exciting detective story with elements of an action movie. Its plot revolves around the leader of a gangster group. John Bridger, engaged in robbery, has turned a lot of illegal frauds over the years of his life. He deftly and skillfully robbed banks, jewelry stores, always excellently coping with the task.

Recently, he decided to take a well-deserved rest and leave the criminal past. But the day before, he agrees to commit the last robbery, appropriating all the gold bars for himself and betraying his team. Only Charlie managed to survive. He decides to severely punish the traitor by coming up with a sophisticated and perfect revenge plan…

Original title:
The Italian Job

Starring :
Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Donald Sutherland, Jason Statham

Country:
USA, France, Great Britain, Italy

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.0

Age restrictions:
12+

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