Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson make for a pair of charming, if mismatched, partners in 'The Hustle,' which opens in theaters everywhere on May 10. Set in the world of the confidence game, the comic adventure follows the women as they seek payback against deceitful, cheating men. We've long enjoyed well-played, surprising con games on the big screen; here are our favorites.
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDELS (1988)
Michael Caine and Steve Martin are con artists from very different backgrounds who compete to cheat an unsuspecting woman (Glenne Headly) out of a fortune in a marvelously entertaining and funny adventure.
OCEAN'S 8 (2018)
Anne Hathaway stars with Sandra Bullock and Helena Bonham Carter in a clever, suspenseful thriller that is also a con game, following a group of women who decide to pull off an impossible caper.
THE STING (1973)
In the wake of a friend's death, Paul Newman and Robert Redford team up for a complicated con game against a nasty, murderous crime boss (Robert Shaw). The stakes are high in stylish, memorable fashion.
When con artists scam con artists, it's always tricky for everyone involved. Add romance to the mix, in the form of Will Smith and Margot Robbie, and all bets are off, as proven in this movie.
AMERICAN HUSTLE (2013)
What happens when a con man and his partner are forced to work with the FBI? It may be the greatest con of all! Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence star.
MATCHSTICK MEN (2003)
Veteran con artist Nicolas Cage's latest plans go haywire after his daughter (Alison Lohman) shows up out of the blue. But who's conning who? Sam Rockwell also stars; Ridley Scott directed the sprightly crime comedy.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002)
He's slick, he's charming, he's maybe not who you think he is. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a deceptive con artist, chased by dogged FBI agent Tom Hanks, in Steven Spielberg's biographical crime movie.
THE BROTHERS BLOOM (2008)
Rian Johnson's action-adventure stars Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo as con artists who take on the most challenging target of their lives: a wealthy heiress (Rachel Weisz) with more than a few tricks up her elegant sleeves.
TRADING PLACES (1983)
Unwitting subjects of a capricious bet made between billionaire brothers, Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy seek financial payback, with the assistance of Jamie Lee Curtis and a very intelligent con game. John Landis directed the bawdy comedy.