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Entertainment The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the top caper crime films that feature heists.

 

Everyone loves seeing a band of misfits come together to rob shady characters and billionaire businesses of their riches. The best heist caper movies feature engaging action sequences and sweet, sweet revenge – and a few laughs along the way. This is a list of famous heist caper movies including everything from Ocean's Eleven to The Italian Job to The Town.

What films will you find on this list of movies featuring heists? Quentin Tarantino's 1992 film Reservoir Dogs followed six strangers as they came together to commit the perfect crime. After the job is ambushed, the career criminals turn on each other to determine who is the rat and, more importantly, who got the jewels. The 2006 movie Inside Man stars Clive Owen as a clever thief and Denzel Washington as a seasoned detective looking to crack the case. Other titles involving fictional capers include The Collector, The Score, and The Bank Job.

It's up to you to decide which heist movie deserves the top spot on this list. Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them to number one, and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

 

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Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
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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Heat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
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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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
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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Inside Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
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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Widows is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, André Holland
Widows is a 2018 heist thriller film directed by Steve McQueen, based on the 1983 TV series. Four armed robbers are killed in a failed heist attempt, only to have their widows step up to finish ...more
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The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
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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The Town is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
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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A Fish Called Wanda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
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
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Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney
Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American comedy film, which acts as the sequel to 2001's Ocean's Eleven. Like its predecessor, which was a remake of the 1960 film Ocean's 11, the film was directed by ...more
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How to Steal a Million is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach
This film is a 1966 comedy film, directed by William Wyler and starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach and Hugh Griffith. The picture is set and was filmed in France, though the ...more
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The Bank Job is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Mick Jagger, Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows
The Bank Job is a 2008 British film written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, directed by Roger Donaldson, and starring Jason Statham, based on the 1971 Baker Street in central London, from ...more
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Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson
Now You See Me is a 2013 thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt .
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The Score is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
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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Sexy Beast is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone
Sexy Beast is a 2000 British-Spanish film and the directorial debut of Jonathan Glazer. Glazer had previously directed music videos and commercials for companies such as Guinness and Levi's. The ...more
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Topkapi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley
Topkapi is a heist film made by Filmways Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by the emigre American film director Jules Dassin. The film is based on Eric ...more
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The Asphalt Jungle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore
The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 film noir directed by John Huston. The caper film is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett and stars an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, ...more
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Ocean's 8 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter
Ocean's Eight is a 2018 American heist comedy film directed by Gary Ross. Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s ...more
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The Hot Rock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Robert Redford, George Segal, Charlotte Rae
The Hot Rock is a 1972 comedy-drama caper film directed by Peter Yates from a screenplay by William Goldman, based on Donald E. Westlake's novel of the same name, which introduced his ...more
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The Lookout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Isla Fisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Laura Vandervoort
The Lookout is a 2007 film written and directed by Scott Frank, screenwriter of Out of Sight and Get Shorty, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, and Isla Fisher. The ...more
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Heist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
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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Happy New Year is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Peter Falk, Charles Durning, Tom Courtenay
Happy New Year is a 1987 film starring Peter Falk, directed by John G. Avildsen. The screenplay was written by Warren Lane, based on the French film La bonne année. The director of the ...more
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Reindeer Games is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck, Ashton Kutcher
Reindeer Games is a 2000 action film film, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, and Charlize Theron. It was Frankenheimer's final theatrically released film and ...more
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Parker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Jason Statham
Parker is a 2013 crime thriller film written by John J. McLaughlin and directed by Taylor Hackford.
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Setup is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Bruce Willis, 50 Cent, Ryan Phillippe
Setup is an action thriller heist film directed by Mike Gunther and written by Gunther and Mike Behrman. It stars 50 Cent, Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe. It was released straight to DVD and ...more
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Man on a Ledge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Heist Caper Movies, Ranked
Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris, Kyra Sedgwick
Man on a Ledge is a 2012 American thriller action directed by Asger Leth, starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Edward Burns, Anthony Mackie, Génesis Rodríguez and ...more