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The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix

Updated November 16, 2020 194 votes 952 voters 74.0k views27 items

In real life, robbing a bank, smuggling flawless diamonds, or double-crossing a drug dealer would land you in the slammer. The best heist films streaming on Netflix give viewers an inside look at what it might be like to commit a serious crime, without the risk of getting caught. Although not all of these movies turn out well for the protagonists, they're guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat with anticipation.

Talented actors seem to flock to heist movies. Slipping into a character that enjoys the thrill of the chase must be an extremely rewarding part to play, and the actors seem to enjoy every role. Near the top of the list of the best heist movies on Netflix lies Gambit which stars Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz. Going beyond the simple bank robbery, these professional thieves execute master plans in order to steal only the rarest and most expensive items. 

Don't expect a ton of morally upstanding characters in these Netflix heist movies. We can't promise you happy endings for all, but we're sure you'll love the drama, action, and criminal masterminds in these Netflix heist movies. Some of the most popular heist movies on this list include critically acclaimed films Inside Man and American Heist.  

Vote up the best heist films on the list below and vote down any films you don't find as thrilling.

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    Triple Frontier
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    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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    The Crew
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    The Crew

    Sami Bouajila, Guillaume Gouix

    Released2017

    Directed byJulien Leclercq

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  • 3
    The Art of the Steal
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    The Art of the Steal

    Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon

    Released2013

    Directed byJonathan Sobol

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  • 4
    Bullet Head
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    Bullet Head

    Adrien Brody, John Malkovich

    Released2017

    After a daring heist, three fugitives lock themselves in a warehouse hoping to evade the police, but find a worse threat as they fight to stay alive.

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    Inside Man: Most Wanted
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    Inside Man: Most Wanted

    Aml Ameen, Rhea Seehorn

    Released2019

    Directed byM.J. Bassett

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  • 6
    The Hurricane Heist
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    The Hurricane Heist

    Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace

    Released2018

    Directed byRob Cohen

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    Getaway Plan
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    Getaway Plan

    Alain Hernández, Javier Gutiérrez

    Released2016

    Directed byInaki Dorronsoro

    Professional burglar and blowtorch expert Víctor is recruited by the Russian mafia to break into a vault as part of an elaborate bank heist.

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  • 8
    Ocean's Eleven
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    Ocean's Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2001

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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    Ocean's Thirteen
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    Ocean's Thirteen

    Brad Pitt, George Clooney

    Released2007

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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    Where the Money Is
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    Where the Money Is

    Paul Newman, Linda Fiorentino

    Released2000

    Directed byMarek Kanievska

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  • 11
    Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day
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    Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day

    Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay

    Released2009

    Directed byMike Clattenburg

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  • 12
    The Town
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    The Town

    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck

    Released2010

    Directed byBen Affleck

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    Yucatan
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    Yucatan

    Luis tosar, Rodrigo de la Serna

    Released2018

    Directed byDaniel Monzon

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  • 14
    Killing Them Softly
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    Killing Them Softly

    Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini

    Released2012

    Directed byAndrew Dominik

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  • 15
    Players
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    Players

    Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor

    Released2012

    Directed byAbbas Burmawalla, Mustan Burmawalla

    Players is a 2012 Indian action thriller heist film directed by duo Abbas and Mustan... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    The Bling Ring
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    The Bling Ring

    Lindsay Lohan, Emma Watson

    Released2013

    Directed bySofia Coppola

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  • 17
    Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
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    Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

    Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington

    Released2015

    Directed byDaniel Alfredson

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  • 18
    Heist
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    Heist

    Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

    Released2015

    Directed byScott Mann

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    Coin Heist
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    Coin Heist

    Sasha Pieterse, Alex Saxon

    Released2017

    Directed byEmily Hagins

    Coin Heist is a Netflix original crime drama film, written and directed by Emily Hagins, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Good Time
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    Good Time

    Robert Pattinson, Barkhad Abdi

    Directed byBen Safdie, Josh Safdie

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  • 21
    Wheelman
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    Wheelman

    Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt

    Released2017

    Directed byJeremy Rush

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  • 22
    Den of Thieves
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    Den of Thieves

    Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson

    Released2018

    Directed byChristian Gudegast

    Den of Thieves is a 2018 American heist action thriller film directed by Christian Gudegast. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    The Saint
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    The Saint

    Adam Rayner, Enrique Murciano

    Released2017

    Directed byErnie Barbarash

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    Time to Hunt
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    Time to Hunt

    Lee Je-hoon, Ahn Jae-hong

    Released2020

    Directed byYoon Sung-hyun

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    The Last Days of American Crime
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    The Last Days of American Crime

    Michael Pitt, Sharlto Copley

    Released2020

    Directed byOlivier Megaton

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