1961: The Hustler


20th Century Fox

– Director: Robert Rossen

– Stacker score: 88.5

– Metascore: 90

– IMDb user rating: 8

– Runtime: 134 minutes

Audiences are introduced to pool shark “Fast” Eddie Felson, played by Paul Newman, in this classic drama. Reeling from a pivotal loss, Felson puts everything on the line while hustling his way out of the gutter. The character reappeared as a mentor in Martin Scorsese’s 1986 sequel “The Color of Money.”