The Best Heist Movies Films

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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    The League of Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Jack Hawkins

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    Killing Zoe is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Ron Jeremy, Djimon Hounsou, Julie Delpy

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    Bottle Rocket is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Owen Wilson, James Caan, Leslie Mann

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    The Lavender Hill Mob is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness, Robert Shaw

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    Nine Queens is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Nine Queens

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    Big Deal on Madonna Street is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman

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    3000 Miles to Graceland is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Courteney Cox, Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell

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    Family Business is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick

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    The Lookout is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Isla Fisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Laura Vandervoort

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    Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Harrison Ford, James Coburn, Vic Tayback

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    Odds Against Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Shelley Winters, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan

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    Robin and the Seven Hoods is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby

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    Ice is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Traci Lords, Zach Galligan, Michael Bailey Smith

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    Operation Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Melvyn Hayes

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    Rough Cut is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Burt Reynolds, David Niven, Lesley-Anne Down

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    Gangster Story is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Walter Matthau, Carol Grace, Bruce MacFarlane

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    Criminal is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, John C. Reilly

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    Bandits is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett, January Jones

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    Reindeer Games is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck, Ashton Kutcher

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    2:22 is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    2:22 Val Kilmer, Robert Miano, Peter Dobson

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    Murph the Surf is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Murph the Surf Donna Mills, Robert Conrad, Burt Young

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    Love, Honour and Obey is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Hero Wanted is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Liotta, Norman Reedus

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    High Life is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Timothy Olyphant, Mark McKinney, Michael Bell

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    Crime Spree is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Harvey Keitel, Gérard Depardieu, Joanne Kelly

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    The Master Touch is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Kirk Douglas, Florinda Bolkan, Giuliano Gemma

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    Blood and Wine is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Jennifer Lopez, Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine

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    Scorched is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Alicia Silverstone, Woody Harrelson, John Cleese

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    Kansas City Confidential is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Coleen Gray

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    One Night at McCool's is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Liv Tyler, Helen Hunt, Michael Douglas

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    The Perfect Heist is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Lance McGinnis, Charles Merlis, Judith Stout

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    All About the Benjamins is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Armored Car Robbery is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Douglas Fowley, Adele Jergens, Charles McGraw

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    After the Sunset is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Salma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal, Pierce Brosnan

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    Once in the Life is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Laurence Fishburne, Annabella Sciorra, Gregory Hines

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    Live Free or Die is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Zooey Deschanel, Michael Rapaport, Kevin Dunn

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    Once a Thief is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Chow Yun-Fat, John Woo, Leslie Cheung

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    Henry's Crime is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Keanu Reeves, James Caan, Vera Farmiga

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    Small Time Crooks is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Woody Allen, Hugh Grant, Jon Lovitz

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    The Cracksman is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Robert Shaw, George Sanders, Dennis Price

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    Four Days is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Four Days Kevin Zegers, Colm Meaney, William Forsythe

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    The Hollywood Sign is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Whoopi Goldberg, Burt Reynolds, Tom Berenger

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    Thick as Thieves is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Antonio Banderas

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    How to Beat the High Cost of L... is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Jessica Lange, Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James

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    Seven Thieves is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Joan Collins, Eli Wallach, Rod Steiger

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    Stealing Time is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Jennifer Garner, Peter Facinelli, Scott Foley

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    Bellman and True is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Bernard Hill, Kieran O'Brien, John Kavanagh

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    Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    John Simm, Kirsty Mitchell, Kevin McNally

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    How to Rob a Bank is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Terry Crews, Erika Christensen, David Carradine

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    Cops and Robbers is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Heist Movies


    Joe Spinell, Martin Kove, Joseph Bologna

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