"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
A (1988) comedy starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin. It is basically a story of these two con-artists out to outsmart each other. It isn't a super story and its twists are not necessarily unpredictable but what will delight you is the stupendous acting of Michael Caine (got golden globe for it) and also Steve Martin (one of the best of his career). It is one very very good comedy movie. And surely a movie theme that may have been "copied" in a bollywood movie or two. Go watch it for some hilarious moments.
Second recommended movie is, a movie I liked a lot.
The movie stars one of my favorite actors, Christian Bale.
it is said "he is the most accomplished character actor of his generation and a man whose talents have been on display for so many years that most people just overlook him"
also many critics say "Bale is a master of using his entire body as a performance tool, letting a thousand meanings play around in his eyes or face and doing whatever’s required for the part to shape his body around the role"
To put it simply it is story of fighter plane pilot who bails out of his plane to land into Viet-Cong controlled area of Laos. From then on it is his story of survival in the prisoners camp. I am tempted to reveal the further story, but it would damp out your experience. So watch this movie about survival and spirit if you don't mind a few scenes which are required to be shown in such "survivor" kind of movies.
Beauty of this movie is that it does not take a political stance instead focuses on the lead and his survival. Its a story that is moving in its simplicity.