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The Best Caper Story Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 1.8k votes 91 voters 9.0k views97 items

List RulesVote for your personal favorite Caper story films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best caper story movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This caper movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of caper story films also contains caper story movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This caper films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best caper story movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This caper story movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Make sure to downvote the worst movies on this list.

List of caper films includes caper story movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. You can impact the order of the list by having your social network weigh in via their votes.

These are the top films in the caper genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the caper story genre in it. Be it the motifs of the caper story genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

If you're not a fan of Living & Dying or Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, then vote those down so that the list takes your preferences into account. If we missed any caper story movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous caper story movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about caper story movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the caper story movies. List includes photos and caper story movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

These movies, like Styx and The Big Hit include images when available.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these caper story movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good caper story movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest caper story movies, here is the full caper story movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
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    Released1998

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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    Snatch
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    Snatch

    Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro

    Released2000

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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    Ocean's Twelve
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    Ocean's Twelve

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2004

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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    A Fish Called Wanda
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    A Fish Called Wanda

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Cleese, Charles Crichton

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  • 5
    National Treasure
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    National Treasure

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

    Released2004

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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    Gone in 60 Seconds
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    Gone in 60 Seconds

    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage

    Released2000

    Directed byDominic Sena

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    The Taking of Pelham 123
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    The Taking of Pelham 123

    John Travolta, Denzel Washington

    Released2009

    Directed byTony Scott

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    The Italian Job
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    The Italian Job

    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook

    Released2003

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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  • 9
    The Asphalt Jungle
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    The Asphalt Jungle

    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden

    Released1950

    Directed byJohn Huston

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    Money Train
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    Money Train

    Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson

    Released1995

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

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    #14 of 46 The Best Train Movies#58 of 61 The Best Buddy Cop Movies

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    High Sierra
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    High Sierra

    Humphrey Bogart, Joan Leslie

    Released1941

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

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    Swordfish
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    Swordfish

    Halle Berry, John Travolta

    Released2001

    Directed byDominic Sena

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  • 13
    RocknRolla
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    RocknRolla

    Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler

    Released2008

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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    Rififi
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    Rififi

    Jules Dassin, Robert Hossein

    Released1955

    Directed byJules Dassin

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  • 15
    Herbie Rides Again
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    Herbie Rides Again

    Helen Hayes, Stefanie Powers

    Released1974

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

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    The Thomas Crown Affair
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    The Thomas Crown Affair

    Pierce Brosnan, Faye Dunaway

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 17
    National Treasure: Book of Secrets
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    National Treasure: Book of Secrets

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

    Released2007

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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  • 18
    The Lavender Hill Mob
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    The Lavender Hill Mob

    Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness

    Released1951

    Directed byCharles Crichton

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    The Hot Rock
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    The Hot Rock

    Robert Redford, George Segal

    Released1972

    Directed byPeter Yates

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    Topkapi
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    Topkapi

    Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell

    Released1964

    Directed byJules Dassin

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  • 21
    3000 Miles to Graceland
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    3000 Miles to Graceland

    Courteney Cox, Kevin Costner

    Released2001

    Directed byDemian Lichtenstein

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    The Anderson Tapes
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    The Anderson Tapes

    Sean Connery, Christopher Walken

    Released1971

    Directed bySidney Lumet

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    The War Wagon
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    The War Wagon

    Sean Connery, John Wayne

    Released1967

    Directed byBurt Kennedy

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    #67 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#21 of 47 The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s

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    Hudson Hawk
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    Hudson Hawk

    Bruce Willis, Andie MacDowell

    Released1991

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

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    Killing Zoe
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    Killing Zoe

    Ron Jeremy, Djimon Hounsou

    Released1993

    Directed byRoger Avary

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