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The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix  

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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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American Heist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
American Heist Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody Jordana Brewster
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Triple Frontier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Adria Arjona
Triple Frontier is a 2019 American adventure crime-drama film directed by J. C. Chandor. Loyalties are tested when five friends reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a ...more
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Bullet Head is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Bullet Head Adrien Brody, John Malkovich, Antonio Banderas

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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Masterminds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig
Masterminds is a 2016 American comedy film based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo Robbery in North Carolina. Directed by Jared Hess, the film stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason ...more
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The Place Beyond the Pines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling
The Place Beyond the Pines is a 2012 drama film directed by Derek Cianfrance. In 1997, Luke Glanton (Gosling) is a motorcycle stuntman. In Schenectady, New York, Luke reunites with his ex-lover ...more
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The Crew is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
The Crew Sami Bouajila, Guillaume Gouix
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The Vault is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
The Vault Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood, James Franco
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Coin Heist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Coin Heist Blanche Baker, Peter Benson, Olivia Birkelund
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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten
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The Saint is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Roger Moore
The Saint is a 1997 espionage thriller film, starring Val Kilmer in the title role, with Elisabeth Shue and Rade Šerbedžija, directed by Phillip Noyce and written by Jonathan Hensleigh and ...more
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Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Terence Stamp
The Art of the Steal is a comedy film written and directed by Jonathan Sobol. It stars Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel, Chris Diamantopoulos, Matt Dillon and Katheryn Winnick. It was shown at the ...more
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Getaway Plan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Getaway Plan Alain Hernández, Javier Gutiérrez

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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Hell or High Water is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster
Hell or High Water is a 2016 American neo-western heist-crime film directed by David Mackenzie. The film follows two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) who carry out a series of bank robberies ...more
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The Hurricane Heist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten
The Hurricane Heist is a 2018 American disaster-thriller film directed by Rob Cohen. A team of tech hackers embark on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. mint facility at the same time a ...more
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Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown, Idris Elba
Takers is a 2010 American crime action thriller film directed by John Luessenhop from a story and screenplay written by Luessenhop, Gabriel Casseus, Peter Allen, John Rogers, and Avery Duff. It ...more
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Inside Man: Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Inside Man: Most Wanted
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Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander, Brenton Thwaites
Son of a Gun is a 2014 Australian crime thriller film written and directed by Julius Avery. The film stars Brenton Thwaites, Ewan McGregor and, in supporting roles, Alicia Vikander and Jacek
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Lena Headey, Omar Sharif, Simon Pegg
The Parole Officer is a 2001 British comedy film, directed by John Duigan. It was the first feature film to star comedian Steve Coogan. The film follows a diverse group of former criminals as ...more
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Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day is a 2009 Canadian mockumentary comedy/crime film directed by Mike Clattenburg, and based on the Canadian television series Trailer Park Boys. It is ...more
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Yucatan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Yucatan Robert Downey Jr.
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Larceny is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Larceny
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Bullet Head is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Bullet Head
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The World is Yours is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
The World is Yours
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Coin Heist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Sasha Pieterse, Alex Saxon, Alexis G. Zall
Coin Heist is a Netflix original crime drama film, written and directed by Emily Hagins, and based on a young-adult novel written by Elisa Ludwig. In the film, a group of students tries to raise ...more
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Players Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan
Players is a 2012 Indian action thriller heist film directed by duo Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla and jointly produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Burmawala Partners. The film features an ...more