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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

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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

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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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