We Could All Use A Diversion Today, So Here's The Best Film Featuring The Music Of Scott Joplin That's Ever Been Made.

OK, so that's maybe a bit of an obscure category. Not everyone is as obses...er...focused on film music as I am. (Thankfully.) So let's just say that it's one of my Top Ten Favorite Heist Films Of All Time, instead.

Yeah, I'm not really out on a limb with that claim, because The Sting is widely regarded as one of the genre's shining lights. It's on NETFLIX INSTANT right now. And I promise it'll keep your mind off the news (and our broken world) for the next couple of hours.

In Chicago in 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.

Fun, stylish stuff, and one of the greatest twisty endings ever. Plus, did I mention that the music's really great? Joplin's rags set the perfect tone. Enjoy "Easy Winners," "The Entertainer," "Gladiolus Rag," "Pineapple Rag," "Rag Time Dance," and "Solace." And Redford and Newman and Shaw. Gosh, what a great cast.

(Oh, and the other nine would probably be Ocean's Eleven, Rififi, Inception, The Spanish Prisoner, the afore-mentioned How to Steal a Million, Bottle Rocket, Reservoir Dogs, the afore-mentioned Ronin, and the afore-mentioned Sneakers. In some as-yet-to-be-and-possibly-never-determined order. Don't make me put them in order. I probably can't.)

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