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List Rules 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 Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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The Italian Job Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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

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The Town Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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Snatch Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones

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The Bank Job Johann Urb, Dotan Baer, Shane Wood

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

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The Killing Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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Sneakers Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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The Score Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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

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Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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

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Point Break Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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Inside Man Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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Heist Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Heist Movies
AddWilson added Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Heist Movies
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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Sazonana added How to Steal a Million Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach

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The Asphalt Jungle Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore

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

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Thief Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Heist Movies
The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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

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Dead Presidents Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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The Heist Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Robert Prosky

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To Catch a Thief Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

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Nikita Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Heist Movies
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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Ocean's Thirteen Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino

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The Anderson Tapes Sean Connery, Christopher Walken, Dyan Cannon

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Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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

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Armored Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, Jean Reno

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

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Bottle Rocket Owen Wilson, James Caan, Leslie Mann

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Quick Change Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Phil Hartman

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Money Train Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

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Going in Style George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg

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Confidence Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti

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beehivequeen13 added Mad Money Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah, Diane Keaton

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3000 Miles to Graceland Courteney Cox, Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell

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Le Cercle Rouge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Heist Movies
Le Cercle Rouge

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The Lavender Hill Mob Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness, Robert Shaw