The Best Heist Movies

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List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite films about heists, 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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    Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Heist Movies

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    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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


    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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


    Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones

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    A Fish Called Wanda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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


    The Bank Job Johann Urb, Dotan Baer, Shane Wood

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    The Taking of Pelham One Two T... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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    Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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    Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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


    Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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    Kelly's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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


    Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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


    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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


    Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

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    How to Steal a Million is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Heist Movies

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    Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach

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    Out of Sight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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    Gone in 60 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

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


    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore

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


    Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Robert Prosky

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    The Taking of Pelham 123 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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    Thief is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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    Dead Presidents is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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    Die Hard with a Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Heist Movies

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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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


    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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    The Anderson Tapes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Sean Connery, Christopher Walken, Dyan Cannon

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    Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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    Nikita is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

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


    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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    The Brink's Job is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino

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

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sean Connery, Ving Rhames

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    To Catch a Thief is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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    Mad Money is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Heist Movies

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    Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah, Diane Keaton

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    Armored is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, Jean Reno

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    Going in Style is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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    Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Heist Movies

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    Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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    Quick Change is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Phil Hartman

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    Ocean's Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino

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    Le Cercle Rouge

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    Bottle Rocket is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Owen Wilson, James Caan, Leslie Mann

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    Duplicity is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti

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    Money Train is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

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


    Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti

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    The War Wagon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Donald Sutherland

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