There’s nothing revelatory or new about adding a dose of the comedic to a crime picture, but the heist comedy is just a small corner of a vast and beloved cinematic landscape, as of recently, dominated by one filmmaker: Steven Soderbergh
Responsible for four acclaimed entries in the genre, including Out of Sight
and the Ocean
’s 11 trilogy, Soderbergh has thankfully ended his so-called retirement and returned to film and the world of heist comedies with his newest, Logan Lucky
, now playing in theaters. The film’s plot follows Jimmy Logan
) a family man who plans to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, only to find he and his crew (Adam Driver
, Daniel Craig
and Riley Keough
) must do the job while a Nascar race is underway.
To celebrate Soderbergh’s return with Logan Lucky
, we’ve decided to look back at the greatest heist comedies of all-time.