The Best Heist Movies Films

The Best Heist Movies

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List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Heist films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

There's no question that when you're talking about the best heist movies all time, that some films are just bound to come up in the conversation. Many argue that The Italian Job is the top heist movie of all time, while others say that Heat or The Thomas Crown Affair actually deserve that title. For that reason, we're leaving the order of this best heist films list up to you. Cast your votes for what you consider to be the greatest heist films, and downvote the ones you didn't enjoy as much. 

If you're unfamiliar with the genre, heist movies typically involve a scheme to pull off an elaborate robbery with high risk and even higher rewards. Almost all heist movies feature a team or crew of people who take part in the theft, each with their own set of skills that will help with the mission. Take the Ocean's Trilogy for example, or the fan favorite Snatch.

This list of heist movies features films with all sorts of locations, including casinos, banks, and more. Add one of your favorites to the list if it's missing, but only if you believe it to be a great heist movie.


Ralph Thomas and Noel Clarke are among the directors who have worked on Heist movies in the past.

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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    Heat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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    The Thomas Crown Affair is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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    Snatch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones

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    The Bank Job is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    The Bank Job Johann Urb, Dotan Baer, Shane Wood

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    Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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    The Town is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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    Kelly's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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    The Taking of Pelham One Two T... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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    A Fish Called Wanda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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    The Score is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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    The Taking of Pelham 123 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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    Point Break is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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    Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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    Gone in 60 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

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    The Killing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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    Heist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

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    The Asphalt Jungle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore

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    The Anderson Tapes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Sean Connery, Christopher Walken, Dyan Cannon

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    Thief is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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    The Heist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Robert Prosky

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    Dead Presidents is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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    The Brink's Job is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Out of Sight is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Nikita is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

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    Armored is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, Jean Reno

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    Quick Change is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Phil Hartman

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    Going in Style is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg

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    Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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    Duplicity is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti

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    Set It Off is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    The Perfect Heist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Lance McGinnis, Charles Merlis, Judith Stout

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    3000 Miles to Graceland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Courteney Cox, Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell

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    Henry's Crime is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Keanu Reeves, James Caan, Vera Farmiga

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    Odds Against Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Shelley Winters, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan

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    Once a Thief is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Chow Yun-Fat, John Woo, Leslie Cheung

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    Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Harrison Ford, James Coburn, Vic Tayback

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    Armored Car Robbery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Douglas Fowley, Adele Jergens, Charles McGraw

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    Seven Thieves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Joan Collins, Eli Wallach, Rod Steiger

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    Robin and the Seven Hoods is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby

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    Stealing Time is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Jennifer Garner, Peter Facinelli, Scott Foley

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    The Cracksman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Robert Shaw, George Sanders, Dennis Price

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    Bellman and True is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Bernard Hill, Kieran O'Brien, John Kavanagh

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    The League of Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Jack Hawkins

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    Operation Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Melvyn Hayes

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    Four Days is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Four Days Kevin Zegers, Colm Meaney, William Forsythe

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    How to Beat the High Cost of L... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Jessica Lange, Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James

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