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

    The Italian Job 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

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

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

    Heat 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

    The Thomas Crown Affair Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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

    Snatch 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

    Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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

    The Town Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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

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

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    Kelly's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Kelly's Heroes Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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

    A Fish Called Wanda 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

    The Score 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

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

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

    Point Break Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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

    Sneakers 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

    Gone in 60 Seconds Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

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

    Heist Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

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

    The Killing Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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

    Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Robert Prosky

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

    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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

    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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    Thief is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Thief Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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

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    Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Out of Sight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Out of Sight Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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    The Brink's Job is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    The Brink's Job Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino

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

    Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Phil Hartman

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

    Nikita Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

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

    Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, Jean Reno

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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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    Die Hard with a Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Heist Movies

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

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    Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Ocean's Twelve Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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

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

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    3000 Miles to Graceland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Courteney Cox, Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell

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    Duplicity is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti

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    Money Train is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Money Train Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

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

    Lance McGinnis, Charles Merlis, Judith Stout

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

    Douglas Fowley, Adele Jergens, Charles McGraw

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    Odds Against Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Shelley Winters, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan

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    Henry's Crime is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Keanu Reeves, James Caan, Vera Farmiga

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

    The Lookout Isla Fisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Laura Vandervoort

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    Family Business is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick

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    Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Harrison Ford, James Coburn, Vic Tayback

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    Once a Thief is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Chow Yun-Fat, John Woo, Leslie Cheung

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

    Robert Shaw, George Sanders, Dennis Price

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    Robin and the Seven Hoods is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Robin and the Seven Hoods Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby

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    Stealing Time is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Jennifer Garner, Peter Facinelli, Scott Foley

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    The League of Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Jack Hawkins

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    Four Days is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Four Days Kevin Zegers, Colm Meaney, William Forsythe

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