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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 greatest heist films 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
Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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888 244
The Town is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
The Town Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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476 124
Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Ocean’s Eleven Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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448 134
Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
PeteBoyle added Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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704 244
The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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459 192
Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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357 188
Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Public Enemies Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum

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775 166
Inside Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Inside Man Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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507 145
Point Break is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Point Break Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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273 45
The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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256 89
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

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225 51
Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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Die Hard with a Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Die Hard with a Vengeance Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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163 83
Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
bojanthebest added Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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189 53
Snatch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Snatch Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones

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344 140
The Bank Job is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
The Bank Job Mick Jagger, Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows

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197 63
Inception is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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219 99
The Score is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
The Score Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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182 92
Heist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Heist Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

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114 43
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Ba... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Sting, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones

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209 126
Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Swordfish Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman

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88 45
Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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116 55
Three Kings is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Three Kings George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

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141 78
Dead Presidents is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
carlybobarly added Dead Presidents Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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140 85
The Taking of Pelham 123 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
just43601 added The Taking of Pelham 123 John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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92 54
A Fish Called Wanda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added A Fish Called Wanda Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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134 80
Takers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
rashad1 added Takers Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown, Idris Elba

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108 101
Thief is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
KarlMcGowan added Thief Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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126 77
Set It Off is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Set It Off Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith

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69 50
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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76 84
Fun with Dick and Jane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Fun with Dick and Jane Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin, Angie Harmon

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82 76
Run Lola Run is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Run Lola Run Franka Potente, Armin Rohde, Moritz Bleibtreu

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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
TrevorMoore added True Romance Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

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The Taking of Pelham One Two T... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
slaft added The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added The Killing Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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The Real McCoy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
gunnet added The Real McCoy Val Kilmer, Kim Basinger, Terence Stamp

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50 34
Entrapment is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
vinok29 added Entrapment Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sean Connery, Ving Rhames

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Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
looksharp added Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

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45 74
The Friends of Eddie Coyle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Mark Holmes added The Friends of Eddie Coyle Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Alex Rocco

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43 30
Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
vinok29 added Sneakers Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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Bandits is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Bandits Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett, January Jones

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27 14
2 Guns is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
john-von-blankenship added 2 Guns Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton

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29 37
Brooklyn's Finest is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Darryl65164158 added Brooklyn's Finest Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle

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The Lookout is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
janna.ross added The Lookout Isla Fisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Laura Vandervoort

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43 38
Rififi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
StacyWolfe added Rififi Jules Dassin, Robert Hossein, Carl Möhner

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43 65
Topkapi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
CarlosGuerrero1 added Topkapi Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley

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Cahill U.S. Marshal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
bojanthebest added Cahill U.S. Marshal John Wayne, George Kennedy, Scott Walker

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27 22
Layer Cake is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
vinok29 added Layer Cake Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig

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The Long Riders is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
slaft added The Long Riders Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest

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47 62
Quick Change is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
gunnet added Quick Change Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Phil Hartman