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The Best Bank Robbery Movies 

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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

Released: 1995

Directed by: Michael Mann

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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

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ben Affleck

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Point Break is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

Released: 1991

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Inside Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

Released: 2006

Directed by: Spike Lee

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

Released: 2003

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

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Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 1992

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

Released: 1975

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 1994

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 1988

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Butch Cassidy and the Su... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1969

Directed by: George Roy Hill

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Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 2009

Directed by: Michael Mann

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Snatch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 2000

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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The Score is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

Released: 2001

Directed by: Frank Oz

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Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 1967

Directed by: Arthur Penn

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Heist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

Released: 2001

Directed by: David Mamet

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Lock, Stock and Two Smok... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 1998

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Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 2001

Directed by: Dominic Sena

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Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 1964

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 1956

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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Dead Presidents is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 1995

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Three Kings is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 1999

Directed by: David O. Russell

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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 1993

Directed by: Tony Scott

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Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bank Robbery Movies
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Released: 2013

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

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