And one of the best movies of the year, overall. ... And one of the best con-artist movies of the year. The Hustle is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Chris Addison and written by Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning, Dale Launer, and Jac Schaeffer.It is a female-centered remake of the 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is itself a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story. Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson are a pair of competing con artists in "The Hustle," a comedy that fails the most important con of them all: always stay one step ahead of your mark. Nicoletta Kotsianas, senior director of K2 Intelligence, initially heard about the con artist in October 2017 when her client, a producer in Hollywood, reached out about having been impersonated. And now, without further ado, here are Uproxx’s Best Movies of 2019.