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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    Operation Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Melvyn Hayes

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    How to Beat the High Cost of L... is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Jessica Lange, Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James

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    Bellman and True is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Bernard Hill, Kieran O'Brien, John Kavanagh

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    Confidence is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti

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    Seven Thieves is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Joan Collins, Eli Wallach, Rod Steiger

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    Rough Cut is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Burt Reynolds, David Niven, Lesley-Anne Down

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    The War Wagon is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Donald Sutherland

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

    John Simm, Kirsty Mitchell, Kevin McNally

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

    Walter Matthau, Carol Grace, Bruce MacFarlane

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    How to Rob a Bank is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Terry Crews, Erika Christensen, David Carradine

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    Kansas City Confidential is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Coleen Gray

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    Bandits is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett, January Jones

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

    Ron Jeremy, Djimon Hounsou, Julie Delpy

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    Reindeer Games is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck, Ashton Kutcher

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

    Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Anthony Quayle

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    2:22 is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    2:22 Val Kilmer, Robert Miano, Peter Dobson

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

    Claire Forlani, Donnie Wahlberg, Pete Postlethwaite

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

    Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson

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    Las Vegas Lady is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Stella Stevens, Andrew Stevens, Stuart Whitman

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    Stealing Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Evangeline Lilly, William H. Macy, David Arquette

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    Lost Dogs is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Ron Moody, Jeremy Edwards, Lesley Joseph

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    The Squeeze is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Karen Black, Lee Van Cleef, Lionel Stander

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    Murph the Surf is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Murph the Surf Donna Mills, Robert Conrad, Burt Young

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    Mad Money is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Heist Movies

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    Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah, Diane Keaton

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    Cops and Robbers is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Joe Spinell, Martin Kove, Joseph Bologna

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

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, John C. Reilly

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    Bedford Springs is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Bedford Springs Dan Naturman, Peter Appel, Melissa Hickey

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

    Plunder Road Jeanne Cooper, Gene Raymond, Elisha Cook

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    Windfall is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Robert Englund, Casper Van Dien, Ray Wise

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    Gentlemen in White Vests Mario Adorf, Heinz Erhardt, Hannelore Elsner

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    A Man, a Woman, and a Bank is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Paul Mazursky

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    Dead Lenny is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Nicole Eggert, Joe Piscopo, John Heard

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    Live Free or Die is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Zooey Deschanel, Michael Rapaport, Kevin Dunn

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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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    Yucatan Robert Downey Jr.

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    The Spanish Prisoner is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Steve Martin, Felicity Huffman, Ed O'Neill

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    High Life is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Timothy Olyphant, Mark McKinney, Michael Bell

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    Robbery Roman Style is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Robbery Roman Style Adriano Celentano, Claudia Mori, Detto Mariano

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    The Master Touch is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Kirk Douglas, Florinda Bolkan, Giuliano Gemma

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

    Traci Lords, Zach Galligan, Michael Bailey Smith

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    Blood and Wine is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Jennifer Lopez, Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine

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    Crime Spree is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Harvey Keitel, Gérard Depardieu, Joanne Kelly

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    Hero Wanted is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Liotta, Norman Reedus

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    Love, Honour and Obey is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Jonny Lee Miller

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

    Bud Tingwell, Colin Friels, Chris Haywood

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

    Val Kilmer, Gabriel Byrne, Vinnie Jones

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    Plunkett & Macleane is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Liv Tyler, Alan Cumming, Michael Gambon

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

    Huey Lewis, Aimee Garcia, Adam Arkin

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    Sugar & Spice is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Mena Suvari, Melissa George, Sean Young

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    The Big Job is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Heist Movies

    Sid James, Joan Sims, Jim Dale

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