22 Movies Like American Hustle

American Hustle is a criminal comedy film that was released in the United States in 2013 and was directed by David O. Russell.Eric Warren Singer and Russell wrote it, and they were motivated to do so by the FBI Abscam investigation that took place in late 1970s and early 1980s.

It stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams as two con artists who are forced by Bradley Cooper’s character, who plays an FBI agent, to set up elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians, one of whom is the mayor of Camden, New Jersey.

Christian Bale and Amy Adams feature in the film (Jeremy Renner). The unstable wife of Christian Bale’s character is played by Jennifer Lawrence. The principal photography took place from March to May 2013 in New York City as well as in the surrounding areas of Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts.

On December 13, 2013, American Hustle was made available to consumers across the country for the first time.It premiered to critical acclaim, with reviewers praising the film’s screenplay as well as its ensemble cast.

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1. Spotlight (2015)


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2. Gold (2016)


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3. Steve Jobs (2015)


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4. The Imitation Game


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5. Too Big to Fail (2011)


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