crime The Best Bank Robbery Movies  

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List Rules These movies must have bank robbery as a central theme.

The greatest bank robbery films are filled with action and suspense, and this movie list is a round-up of the best of the genre. Some of the top bank heist movies are among the top movies of all time, and some of the most entertaining to boot. If you enjoy seeing the bad guys do what they do best, bank robber films are perfect for you.

From the amazing car chase scenes of The Italian Job to the intense police scrutiny of Inside Man, there's something for every action movie lover in bank robbery movies. Even if you just want to see Keanu Reeves and some tasty waves, there's a movie on the greatest heist films list that will make you want to rob a bank just to be as cool as these characters.

What are the best bank robbery movies of all time? These are films in which a bank robbery is the central theme. If your favorite bank heist movie is missing from the greatest bank robbery film list, make sure to add it yourself. What's the best heist film? This genre includes other sub-genres such as heist, crime, and even escape films. The bank robbery, and especially crime in general has been a staple of storytelling in film since the silent era. The movies on this list represent all types of bank robbery films including comedy, action, and suspense. Suffice to say, these are the top, most successful bank robbery films of all time.
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Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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The Town Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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438 123
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PeteBoyle added Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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Ocean’s Eleven Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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455 188
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Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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690 238
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The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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353 187
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Public Enemies Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum

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496 139
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Point Break Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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512 198
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The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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Inside Man Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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265 44
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StacyWolfe added The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

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Die Hard with a Vengeance Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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StacyWolfe added Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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bojanthebest added Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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StacyWolfe added Snatch Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones

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The Bank Job Mick Jagger, Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows

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186 62
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StacyWolfe added Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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The Score Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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Heist Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

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StacyWolfe added Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Sting, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones

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Swordfish Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman

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StacyWolfe added Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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StacyWolfe added Three Kings George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

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carlybobarly added Dead Presidents Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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just43601 added The Taking of Pelham 123 John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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StacyWolfe added Office Space Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge

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StacyWolfe added A Fish Called Wanda Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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KarlMcGowan added Thief Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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rashad1 added Takers Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown, Idris Elba

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Set It Off Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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Fun with Dick and Jane Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin, Angie Harmon

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Run Lola Run Franka Potente, Armin Rohde, Moritz Bleibtreu

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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
TrevorMoore added True Romance Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

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slaft added The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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StacyWolfe added The Killing Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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gunnet added The Real McCoy Val Kilmer, Kim Basinger, Terence Stamp

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Mark Holmes added The Friends of Eddie Coyle Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Alex Rocco

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vinok29 added Entrapment Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sean Connery, Ving Rhames

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vinok29 added Sneakers Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
looksharp added Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

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Bandits Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett, January Jones

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Darryl65164158 added Brooklyn's Finest Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle

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john-von-blankenship added 2 Guns Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton

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CarlosGuerrero1 added Topkapi Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley

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janna.ross added The Lookout Isla Fisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Laura Vandervoort

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StacyWolfe added Rififi Jules Dassin, Robert Hossein, Carl Möhner

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bojanthebest added Cahill U.S. Marshal John Wayne, George Kennedy, Scott Walker

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slaft added The Long Riders Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest