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List Rules Bank robbery or heist must be the central theme of the movie.

The greatest bank robbery films are filled with action and suspense, and this movie list is a round-up of the best of the genre. Some of the top bank heist movies are among the top movies of all time, and some of the most entertaining to boot. If you enjoy seeing the bad guys do what they do best, bank robber films are perfect for you.

From the amazing car chase scenes of The Italian Job to the intense police scrutiny of Inside Man, there's something for every action movie lover in bank robbery movies. Even if you just want to see Keanu Reeves and some tasty waves, there's a movie on the best heist movies list that will make you want to rob a bank just to be as cool as these characters.

What are the best bank robbery movies of all time? These are films in which a bank robbery is the central theme. If your favorite bank heist movie is missing from the greatest bank robbery film list, make sure to add it yourself. What's the best heist film? This genre includes other sub-genres such as heist, crime, and even escape films. The bank robbery, and especially crime in general has been a staple of storytelling in film since the silent era. The movies on this list represent all types of bank robbery films including comedy, action, and suspense. Suffice to say, these are the top, most successful bank robbery films of all time.

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Heat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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The Town is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm
The Town is a 2010 American drama film starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck. The film opened in theaters in the United States on September 17, 2010, at number one with more than $23 ...more

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Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney
Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name. The 2001 film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and features an ensemble cast ...more

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597 207
Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
PeteBoyle added Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth
Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American ensemble crime film that depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist. The film was the debut of director and writer Quentin Tarantino, and stars ...more

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Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning
Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, ...more

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The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg
The Italian Job is a 2003 film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and produced by Donald DeLine. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Edward ...more

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Inside Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe
Inside Man is a 2006 American thriller film directed by Spike Lee, and written by Russell Gewirtz. The film centers on an elaborate bank on Wall Street over a 24-hour period. It stars Denzel ...more

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Point Break is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze
Point Break is a 1991 American action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty and Gary Busey. The title refers to the surfing term point break, where ...more

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Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum
Public Enemies is a 2009 American film directed by Michael Mann and written by Mann, Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman. It is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough's non-fiction book. Set during the ...more

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391 73
The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne
The Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del ...more

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West ...more

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310 85
Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia
Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart. It is based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp. Die ...more

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Snatch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones
Snatch is a 2000 comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast. Set in the London underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing with the search ...more

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Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
bojanthebest added Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder
Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard
Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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The Score is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton
The Score is a 2001 thriller film directed by Frank Oz, and stars Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett and Marlon Brando in his final film role. It was the only time that Brando and De ...more

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169 59
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Ba... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Sting, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British comedy thriller film written and directed by Guy Ritchie. The story is a film involving a self-confident young card sharp who loses ...more

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Heist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell
This film is a 2001 film, written and directed by David Mamet, which stars Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, and Delroy Lindo, with Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, and Sam Rockwell in supporting roles.

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Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman
Swordfish is a 2001 American action thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle and Vinnie Jones. The film centers on Stanley ...more

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114 67
Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall
Goldfinger is the third film in the James Bond series and the third to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. The film ...more

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Dead Presidents is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
carlybobarly added Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker
This film is a 1995 American film written by Michael Henry Brown, also written, produced and directed by the Hughes brothers, starring Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodriguez, ...more

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Three Kings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube
Three Kings is a 1999 satirical comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a men taking gold that takes place during the 1991 Iraqi uprising against ...more

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The Taking of Pelham 123 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
just43601 added John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini
The Taking of Pelham 123 is a 2009 American thriller film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. It is a film adaptation of the novel by Morton Freedgood, and ...more

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Set It Off is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith
Set It Off is a 1996 American action film directed by F. Gary Gray, and written by Kate Lanier and Takashi Bufford. The film stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly ...more

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A Fish Called Wanda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry
A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. Kline won the ...more