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The Best Bank Robbery Movies

Updated March 27, 2021 16.3k votes 6.9k voters 1.0m views99 items

List RulesBank 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 heists of the mind, vaults, or casinoes. 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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    The Town

    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck

    Released2010

    Directed byBen Affleck

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    Heat

    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Mann

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    Inside Man

    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington

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    The Usual Suspects

    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro

    Released1994

    Directed byBryan Singer

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    Point Break

    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey

    Released1991

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    Reservoir Dogs

    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

    Released1992

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    Ocean’s Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2001

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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    The Italian Job

    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook

    Released2003

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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    Dog Day Afternoon

    Al Pacino, Carol Kane

    Released1975

    Directed bySidney Lumet

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    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Snatch

    Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro

    Released2000

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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford

    Released1969

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

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    Public Enemies

    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Mann

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    The Score

    Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando

    Released2001

    Directed byFrank Oz

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    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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    Bonnie and Clyde

    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway

    Released1967

    Directed byArthur Penn

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    Heist

    Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Mamet

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    Swordfish

    Halle Berry, John Travolta

    Released2001

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    The Real McCoy

    Val Kilmer, Kim Basinger

    Released1993

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

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    Goldfinger

    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman

    Released1964

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

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    The Killing

    Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray

    Released1956

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges

    Released1974

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    Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin

    Released2005

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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer

    Released1993

    Directed byTony Scott

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    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker

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