If you're a film fan, Bruce Goldstein has one of the most enviable jobs in cinema. As Director of Repertory Programming at New York's vaunted Film Forum, it's Goldstein's job to curate and acquire films for retrospectives, ranging from French Crime Wave, to Classic 3-D to Depression Era films.

As a new board member of the National Film Registry and Founder and Co-President of reissue film distributor Rialto Pictures, Goldstein is firmly entrenched in the film world. Yet it was an early passion for the medium that led him to where he is today. To celebrate Film Forum's upcoming Heist Films retrospective, we spoke to Goldstein about his unique position and forced him -- not at gunpoint -- to give us his Top 5 Heist Films in the series.
In A Lonely Place
Not Yet Rated2001
In Theaters on June 15th, 2001

Bungalow beauty (Gloria Grahame) alibis boozing screenwriter (Humphrey Bogart) for murder. Read More

The Asphalt Jungle
Not Yet Rated1950
In Theaters on May 23rd, 1950

An ex-convict (Sam Jaffe) masterminds a jewel heist with assorted losers destined for a dragnet. Read More

The Killing
Not Yet Rated1990
In Theaters on October 10th, 1990

An ex-convict (Sterling Hayden) forms a gang to rob a horse track at the peak of the seventh race. Read More

Rebel Without a Cause
In Theaters on October 27th, 1955

Volatile teens (James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo) with feckless parents witness tragedy. Read More

The Lavender Hill Mob
Not Yet Rated1951
In Theaters on December 16th, 2000

Meek clerk (Alec Guinness), buddy (Stanley Holloway) and gang melt gold into souvenirs. Read More

The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3
Based on 4 critics

Hijackers of a New York subway train will kill a passenger a minute to get their $1 million ransom. Read More

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