Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: David S. Ward
Release Date: December 25, 1973
I don't remember the exact year, but it must've been between 2005 and 2007. Netflix start streaming in the U.S. in '07, and I don't believe I had the option of streaming anything when I got The Sting in the mail.
Why it's on the List
Newman and Redford had great chemistry. I also enjoy stories about grifting and confidence men. The use of Scott Joplin's music really makes this an iconic film. Whenever I hear "The Entertainer," I immediately think of Newman and Redford scamming someone. Overall, it's just a fun time.
- I've only seen this movie once. I'm trying to put most of my "one-timers" near the bottom of my list, unless I really love them. I'd like to re-watch The Sting sometime soon. 100 is a good spot for it because I would probably move it up or remove it entirely, if I saw it again.
- Unless my list changes, this is the only time that Paul Newman and Robert will make an appearance on my list. I've seen Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but I enjoyed The Sting more. Cool Hand Luke, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and All the President's Men are great, but they don't make my list.
- I need to see more Paul Newman movies. I still haven't seen some of his more notable ones - The Hustler, for example.