‘The Hustle’, a comedy-drama directed by Chris Addison and starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson as the protagonists, is about two scam artists who make it a mission to exact revenge on the men who had wronged them in the past. This remake of 1988’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, which again is a remake of 1964’s ‘Bedtime Story’, also stars Alex Sharp and Dean Norris in major roles. In the film, Hathaway plays the character of a polished, sophisticated Englishwoman named Josephine, while Wilson is cast as her partner Lonnie, who is raunchy and is from the lower strata of society.
However, the two women learn to set their differences aside while working towards a common goal — to tackle small-minded men. The film is an amazing mix of wit, style, and humor. Rotten Tomatoes‘ critics consensus of the film reads, “The Hustle’s stars might make an effective comedy team in a different setting, but this gender-flipped remake of a remake adds little beyond its feminine twist.”
So, have you watched this flick yet? If yes, then you’re probably looking for some similar titles that explore the same themes. Well, don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best movies similar to ‘The Hustle’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘The Hustle’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
‘Bedtime Story’, released in 1964, is a comedy flick directed by Ralph Levy, produced by Stanley Shapiro, and executive produced by Robert Arthur. Starring Marlon Brando, David Niven and Shirley Jones in the main roles, it introduces us to conman Freddy Benson, who seduces women on the French Riviera and then cons them. Meanwhile, Lawrence Jameson poses as a rich prince to trap unsuspecting women and then flees with their money as well as their heart (not literally though). So when the extremely wealthy soap heiress Janet Walker arrives in town for a vacation, the two compete with each other in a race to rob her of her fortune and money.
9. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)