What’s odd is that one of the original Ocean’s Movies, released in 1960, was a flop, faring worse with critics and at the box office than earlier Rat Pack pictures. It wasn’t until Steven Soderbergh rebooted the picture in 2001 that it became a recurrent series, and future instalments are still possible. Matt Damon has remarked that if Soderbergh decides to film a fourth instalment, he would be open to returning to the series, and the 2018 spinoff Ocean’s Eight could possibly crossover with the original cast or generate its own sequel.
The five films in the series convey essentially the same story, but it’s fascinating to see how they’ve grown and the vast differences in quality. The five films in the Ocean’s franchise are ranked from worst to best in this list.
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1. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Director- Steven Soderbergh
Danny Ocean is an ex-convict who has recently been released from prison. He looks for Rusty, his companion, and he has a job. And the plan is to rob the vault that holds the cash of three Las Vegas casinos. And he intends to rob it on a night when the bank has 150 million dollars in it. So they enlist the help of nine men and begin to carry out Ocean’s plan. Everything is going swimmingly until Rusty realises that Ocean’s ex-wife, Tess, is Terry Benedict’s (ruthless) casino owner’s major squeeze. Rusty inquires as to what he will do if he is forced to make a decision. Ocean, on the other hand, claims that if his scheme works as planned, he would be able to have his cake and eat it too.
2. Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)
Director- Steve Soderbergh
Danny Ocean’s crew was last seen repaying vicious casino magnate Terry Benedict after stealing millions from him. But it’s been a long time since they’ve reunited, and that’s about to change. One of their own, Reuben Tishkoff, decides to develop a hotel with another casino owner, Willy Bank. The last thing he wants is to be personally cut out of the deal. When the double crossing lands Reuben in the hospital due to a heart attack, Bank’s attitude goes so far as to find humour in Tishkoff’s suffering.
Danny and his team, on the other hand, will not tolerate Bank and what he has done to a friend. The team is out to pull off a massive scheme, one that will unfurl on the night Bank’s newest hot spot opens up. With the help of their old rival Benedict, who has his own grudge against Bank. They’re not in it for the money; they’re in it for the vengeance.
3. Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
Director- Steve Soderbergh
Terry Benedict has tracked down Daniel Ocean’s Eleven and his wife Tess three years after they pulled off an impossible theft of a three-casino vault. Mr. Benedict has assured the source of the information that he will exercise restraint. Also that he will give the clan two weeks to reimburse him with interest totaling more than $190 million. Without a job that pays that well, the gang must accept top thief Francois Toulour’s challenge to see. As who can steal a famous work of art first and claim the title of best thief ever.
4. Ocean’s Eleven (1960)
Director- Lewis Milestone
On New Year’s Eve, Danny Ocean and his pal Jimmy Foster enlist their friends to heist four of Las Vegas’s most prestigious casinos. The soldiers are all acquainted and served together in the Airborne throughout the war. The plan is to turn off the city’s electricity and have their electrical expert, Tony Bergdorf, wire the emergency generators to open the doors of all of the cashier’s offices when they are activated. The men get employment as entertainers, waiters, and busboys in the casinos, and everything goes well until Bergdorf has a heart attack shortly after the robbery.Not only does his death reveal the identity of the robbers to Jimmy Foster’s soon-to-be father-in-law Duke Santos, but Danny and the men also make a critical error when they believe they’ve figured out how to transport the money out of Vegas without being discovered.
5. Ocean’s Eight (2018)
Director- Gary Ross
Debbie Ocean, Danny Ocean’s younger sister, meets with her former partner-in-crime Lou after her release from jail to persuade her to join a robbery she planned while serving her term. Debbie and Lou round up the rest of their crew: Rose Weil, a disgraced fashion designer who is deeply in debt to the IRS. Amita, a jewellery maker and Debbie’s friend who is eager to get out of her mother’s house and start her own life. Nine Ball, a computer hacker. Constance, a street hustler and pickpocket; and Tammy, a profiteer and another Debbie’s friend who has been secretly selling stolen goods out of her family.
Debbie intends to steal the Toussaint, a $150 million Cartier necklace, from the Met Ball in three and a half weeks, and use Met Gala co-host Daphne Kluger, a well-known actress with a long neck, as an unwitting mule who will wear the necklace into the gala.