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 Movie Poster
In a Lonely Place
1950
In Theaters on June 15, 2001

Hollywood screenwriter Dixon Steele (Humphrey Bogart) and his neighbor Laurel (Gloria Grahame) are just... Read More

The Asphalt Jungle Movie Poster
The Asphalt Jungle
1950
In Theaters on 1950

Recently released from prison, Dix Handley (Sterling Hayden) concocts a plan to steal $1 million in jewels.... Read More

The Killing Movie Poster
The Killing
1956
In Theaters on October 10, 1990

Career criminal Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) recruits a sharpshooter (Timothy Carey), a crooked police... Read More

Rebel Without a Cause Movie Poster
Rebel Without a Cause
PG-131955
In Theaters on 1955

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark (James Dean) is supposed to have a clean slate,... Read More

The Lavender Hill Mob Movie Poster
The Lavender Hill Mob
1951
In Theaters on December 16, 2000

A meek clerk (Alec Guinness), his buddy (Stanley Holloway) and crooks melt hijacked Bank of England gold... Read More

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Movie Poster
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
R1974
Based on 4 critics

In New York City, a criminal gang led by the ruthless "Mr. Blue" (Robert Shaw) hijacks a subway car and... Read More

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