5. The Town

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RI Reeves / December 8, 2010

The Premise: Ben Affleck plays the head of a bank robbing family who haunts a town by stealing its cash. One of their jobs gets dicey when a member of the crew played by The Hurt Locker’s Jeremy Renner takes a hostage played by Rebecca Hall. The hostage is released unharmed but since the trio all live in the same town, the stakes are raised if the crew will be found out for their crimes when two of trio befriends each other.

The Payoff: Affleck, who also served as director of The Town is responsible for the nail biting suspense and great shoot em up bank robber vs. cops scenes that make this film an enjoyable ride. And strong performances from actors like Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively make heading to this town worth the trip.