Although the 10rant will do its best to continue providing lists every Monday, coverage of the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival will keep your favorite top-10 author fairly bust for a couple of weeks. To satisfy your arbitrary ranking lust, at least in part, I’ll be posting links to the reviews that go up on scene-stealers. If you are hungry for more top 10′s, leave a comment below and let me know: it’s good for my ego, and will no doubt inspire more lists for your devilish pleasure. For now, you can read my review of the Swedish crime comedy, Fuck Up, here.
Spolier Alerts to follow: Today’s list concerns the 10rant in dealing with cinema’s greatest British thieves. While Mr. Cantrell certainly did a good job in talking about American thieves, British thieves have a certain je ne sais quoi compared to their American counterparts across the pond. To be considered for today’s list, everything that applied to the American thieves had to apply to this list. Plus thefts or attempted thefts had to occur on screen. A few honorable mentions include The Long Good Friday, Sherlock Holmes, Mona Lisa, Snatch, The Great Train Robbery, and The Bank Job (although many critics have given The Bank Job a high mark, this author has not yet seen the film). To begin with, let us look at one of the most widely-known thieves ever created: