5 Best shows to binge-watch if you liked Netflix’s Inventing Anna

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Are you obsessed with Anna Delvey’s con sagas as much as we are? Inspired by an expose in a New York Magazine Article, Netflix’s Inventing Anna’s plot is stranger than fiction.

In 2018, New York magazine released a piece on the Russian native Anna Delvey (real name: Anna Sorokin), who in the mid-2010s pretended to be a wealthy German heiress with a $67 million trust fund in order to infiltrate the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods. During a 10-month period, she defrauded her friends and New York businesses of almost $275,000 total. 

The first Netflix project with Shonda Rhimes’s collaboration, Inventing Anna, follows the con artist Anna. “The investigative journalism we see on TV is completely true — except for the parts that are completely made up,” reads the shady Netflix official disclaimer for the show. With only a week since the premiere, the show has already created headlines and everyone, from the general public to celebrities, is obsessed with Anna’s wild con saga.

Here’s a list of shows you can watch if you have already finished Inventing Anna:

Tinder Swindler (2022)

Available on: Netflix

The latest Netflix documentary tells the story of a notorious conman who allegedly used the Tinder dating app to live a life of luxury while defrauding women across Europe. The Tinder Swindler is Shimon Hayut, a convicted fraudster born in Israel. Hayut used dating apps to meet multiple women, then established lines of credit and loans in their names, ultimately leaving them holding the bills. He managed to make an estimated $10 million, according to The Times of Israel. He was arrested in 2017 but only spent five months in prison due to good behavior. 

Imposters (2017-2018)

Available on: Netflix

Imposters Official Trailer (2017) - Inbar Lavi Series

The dark comedy follows Maddie, a beautiful con artist who gets involved in relationships with men and women before leaving them “used and robbed of everything” – including their “hearts”. She works with Max and Sally at the behest of a mysterious figure called “The Doctor” who has teams of con artists working for him in multiple cities.

Leverage (2008-2012)

Available on: Prime

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Leverage follows a five-person group, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, who utilize their abilities to pull out heists to fight corporate and political injustices committed in public. The high-tech skilled squad consists of Parker, an expert thief; Alec Hardison, a specialist in Internet and computer fraud; Eliot Spencer, a high-octane “retrieval specialist”; and Sophie Devereaux, a formidable grifter.

Lupin (2021)

Available on: Netflix

Lupin | Official Trailer | Netflix

In the Netflix international hit Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family. As a teenager, Assane Diop’s life was turned upside down when his father died after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Twenty-five years later, Assane will use Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar as his inspiration to avenge his father.

White Collar (209-2014)

Available on: Disney+

White Collar
Credits: 20th Television

After a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI, Special Agent Peter Burke captures the infamous con artist, forger, and thief, Neal Caffrey. But he escapes with barely three months remaining on his four-year sentence in order to find his girlfriend, Kate. Peter Burke manages to catch him once again, and he is sent to prison. Caffrey comes up with an offer to assist Burke and the FBI in arresting dangerous white-collar criminals with his expertise as a conman. Burke agrees to the proposal, and the adventure begins.