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

    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Ocean's Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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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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    Snatch

    Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones

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    The Bank Job

    The Bank Job Johann Urb, Dotan Baer, Shane Wood

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    Bonnie and Clyde

    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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    The Town

    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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    Kelly's Heroes

    Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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    A Fish Called Wanda

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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    The Score

    Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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    The Taking of Pelham 123

    John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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    Point Break

    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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    Sneakers

    Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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    Gone in 60 Seconds

    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

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    The Killing

    Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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    Heist

    Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

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    The Asphalt Jungle

    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore

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    The Anderson Tapes

    Sean Connery, Christopher Walken, Dyan Cannon

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    Thief

    Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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    The Heist

    Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Robert Prosky

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    Dead Presidents

    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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    The Brink's Job

    Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino

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    Out of Sight

    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Nikita

    Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

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    Armored

    Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, Jean Reno

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    Quick Change

    Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Phil Hartman

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    Going in Style

    George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Ocean's Twelve

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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    Duplicity

    Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti

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    Set It Off

    Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    The Perfect Heist

    Lance McGinnis, Charles Merlis, Judith Stout

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    3000 Miles to Graceland

    Courteney Cox, Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell

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    Henry's Crime

    Keanu Reeves, James Caan, Vera Farmiga

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    Odds Against Tomorrow

    Shelley Winters, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan

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    Once a Thief

    Chow Yun-Fat, John Woo, Leslie Cheung

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    Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

    Harrison Ford, James Coburn, Vic Tayback

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    Armored Car Robbery

    Douglas Fowley, Adele Jergens, Charles McGraw

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    Seven Thieves

    Joan Collins, Eli Wallach, Rod Steiger

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    Robin and the Seven Hoods

    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby

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    Stealing Time

    Jennifer Garner, Peter Facinelli, Scott Foley

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    The Cracksman

    Robert Shaw, George Sanders, Dennis Price

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    Bellman and True

    Bernard Hill, Kieran O'Brien, John Kavanagh

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    The League of Gentlemen

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Jack Hawkins

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    Operation Amsterdam

    Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Melvyn Hayes

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    Four Days

    Four Days Kevin Zegers, Colm Meaney, William Forsythe

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    How to Beat the High Cost of Living

    Jessica Lange, Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James

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