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I recently watched Catch Me If You Can (2002) and my mother told me she have also watched a movie a bit like that, but she doesn't remember the name. Some points that she does remember:

  • The convict is a single, very rich woman
  • She mostly steals (e.g. diamonds) from museums and high-scale jewelry shops
  • She cannot be caught (much like DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can)
  • She changes her identity all the time
  • Maybe from the 80s or 90s (not sure though)

So does anyone know of a movie like this?

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did you ever find this movie? If you did then what is its name? :) – user3742 Dec 29 '12 at 21:03
@user3742 No, still didn't find it... Any idea of such a movie? – Roshnal Dec 31 '12 at 3:16
Maybe he is referring to a this mini-series: If tomorrow comes (1986). Check out it's wiki page. – user4095 Feb 10 '13 at 10:22
I remember and have been searching also for a movie like this. I think 50's or 60's, beautiful female thief, very stylish & the debonair man who meets her and falls in love. It's not To Catch A Thief. – user5739 Aug 10 '13 at 6:12
I found the one I've been looking for finally. It's A Fine Pair, starring Rock Hudson and Claudia Cardinale from 1968. Is that it? – user5962 Aug 29 '13 at 19:21

It's possible that your mother is misremembering the plot and conflating two different characters into one. The Hitchcock film, To Catch A Thief, does feature a bored rich woman and a female jewel thief—stealing from museums and the like—who cannot be caught. It stars Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, and Brigitte Auber.

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I don't think it fits that well, but it may be a try (be it only to exclude it for other potential answerers):

When talking about a woman thief, I incidentally thought about The Real McCoy from 1993, a movie where Kim Basinger plays a thief/safecracker. But she isn't rich or does it all the time for fun. She gets released from prison and wants to start a clean life with her son, but gets pressed to do another job by her former boss.

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Nope, this isn't it. My mom said that the woman-thief is insanely rich and only does it for fun... :) Thanks for the answer though, will check this out. +1 – Roshnal Aug 18 '12 at 13:35

I think I remember this show, I remember watching something like that on VHS

Try If Tomorrow Comes. Madolyn Smith Osborne is the actresss.

This mini-series focuses on two people, Tracy Whitney and Jeff Stevens. In the beginning, Tracy was an innocent, who was in love and pregnant, with the son of an affluent family. Obviously her family did not approve of her. She would sent to prison for a crime she didn't commit. Eventually, she got released. She then set out to get back at the people who framed her. She would try to rebuild her life but her prison record would always be a hindrance. She would be offered a job, stealing jewelry.

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