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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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The War Wagon Sean Connery, John Wayne, Donald Sutherland

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Duplicity Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti

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Nine Queens is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Heist Movies
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Big Deal on Madonna Street Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman

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Reindeer Games Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck, Ashton Kutcher

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Robin and the Seven Hoods Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby

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Killing Zoe Ron Jeremy, Djimon Hounsou, Julie Delpy

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Set It Off Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith

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The League of Gentlemen Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Jack Hawkins

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Family Business Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick

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The Lookout Isla Fisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Laura Vandervoort

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Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round Harrison Ford, James Coburn, Vic Tayback

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Odds Against Tomorrow Shelley Winters, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan

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The Newton Boys Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson

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Ice Traci Lords, Zach Galligan, Michael Bailey Smith

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Operation Amsterdam Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Melvyn Hayes

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Blood and Wine Jennifer Lopez, Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine

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Rough Cut Burt Reynolds, David Niven, Lesley-Anne Down

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Gangster Story Walter Matthau, Carol Grace, Bruce MacFarlane

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Criminal Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, John C. Reilly

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Kansas City Confidential Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Coleen Gray

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Bandits Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett, January Jones

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2:22 Val Kilmer, Robert Miano, Peter Dobson

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Murph the Surf Donna Mills, Robert Conrad, Burt Young

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How to Beat the High Cost of Living Jessica Lange, Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James

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Love, Honour and Obey Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Jonny Lee Miller

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Hero Wanted Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Liotta, Norman Reedus

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High Life Timothy Olyphant, Mark McKinney, Michael Bell

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Crime Spree Harvey Keitel, GĂ©rard Depardieu, Joanne Kelly

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The Master Touch Kirk Douglas, Florinda Bolkan, Giuliano Gemma

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Cops and Robbers Joe Spinell, Martin Kove, Joseph Bologna

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Scorched Alicia Silverstone, Woody Harrelson, John Cleese

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One Night at McCool's Liv Tyler, Helen Hunt, Michael Douglas

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The Perfect Heist Lance McGinnis, Charles Merlis, Judith Stout

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All About the Benjamins Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Anthony Michael Hall

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Armored Car Robbery Douglas Fowley, Adele Jergens, Charles McGraw

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After the Sunset Salma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal, Pierce Brosnan

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Once in the Life Laurence Fishburne, Annabella Sciorra, Gregory Hines

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Live Free or Die Zooey Deschanel, Michael Rapaport, Kevin Dunn

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Once a Thief Chow Yun-Fat, John Woo, Leslie Cheung

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Henry's Crime Keanu Reeves, James Caan, Vera Farmiga

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Small Time Crooks Woody Allen, Hugh Grant, Jon Lovitz

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The Cracksman Robert Shaw, George Sanders, Dennis Price

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Four Days Kevin Zegers, Colm Meaney, William Forsythe

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The Hollywood Sign Whoopi Goldberg, Burt Reynolds, Tom Berenger

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Thick as Thieves Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Antonio Banderas

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Seven Thieves Joan Collins, Eli Wallach, Rod Steiger

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Stealing Time Jennifer Garner, Peter Facinelli, Scott Foley

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Bellman and True Bernard Hill, Kieran O'Brien, John Kavanagh

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Gentlemen in White Vests is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Heist Movies
Gentlemen in White Vests Mario Adorf, Heinz Erhardt, Hannelore Elsner