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The Best Heist Movies

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.

The Best Heist Movies Films
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    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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    Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones

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    The Bank Job Johann Urb, Dotan Baer, Shane Wood

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    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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    Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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    Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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    Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

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    John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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    Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore

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    Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

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    Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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    Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Robert Prosky

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    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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    Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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    Sean Connery, Christopher Walken, Dyan Cannon

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    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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    Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, Jean Reno

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    Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

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    George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg

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    Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino

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    Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti

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    Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Courteney Cox, Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell

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    Lance McGinnis, Charles Merlis, Judith Stout

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    Chow Yun-Fat, John Woo, Leslie Cheung

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    Shelley Winters, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan

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    Harrison Ford, James Coburn, Vic Tayback

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    Douglas Fowley, Adele Jergens, Charles McGraw

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    Joan Collins, Eli Wallach, Rod Steiger

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    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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    Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett, January Jones

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    Keanu Reeves, James Caan, Vera Farmiga

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    Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck, Ashton Kutcher

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    Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

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    Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Phil Hartman

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    Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Melvyn Hayes

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    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Jack Hawkins

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    Jennifer Garner, Peter Facinelli, Scott Foley

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    Robert Shaw, George Sanders, Dennis Price

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    Bernard Hill, Kieran O'Brien, John Kavanagh

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    Four Days Kevin Zegers, Colm Meaney, William Forsythe

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