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.
Directed by: J. C. ChandorTriple Frontier is a 2019 American adventure crime-drama film directed by J. C. Chandor.... more on Wikipedia
The CrewSami Bouajila, Guillaume Gouix
Directed by: Julien Leclercq
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Bullet HeadAdrien Brody, John Malkovich
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.
Inside Man: Most WantedAml Ameen, Rhea Seehorn
Directed by: M.J. Bassett
The Hurricane HeistToby Kebbell, Maggie Grace
Directed by: Rob CohenThe Hurricane Heist is a 2018 American disaster-thriller film directed by Rob Cohen. A team of... more on Wikipedia
Getaway PlanAlain Hernández, Javier Gutiérrez
Directed by: Inaki 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.
Directed by: Steven SoderberghOcean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film... more on Wikipedia
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YucatanLuis tosar, Rodrigo de la Serna
Directed by: Daniel Monzon
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PlayersBipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor
Directed by: Abbas Burmawalla, Mustan BurmawallaPlayers is a 2012 Indian action thriller heist film directed by duo Abbas and Mustan... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Sofia CoppolaThe Bling Ring is a 2013 American satirical crime film based on actual events. Written,... more on Wikipedia
Kidnapping Mr. HeinekenJim Sturgess, Sam Worthington
Directed by: Daniel Alfredson
Directed by: Scott MannHeist, originally titled Bus 657, is a 2015 American crime thriller film directed by Scott... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Emily HaginsCoin Heist is a Netflix original crime drama film, written and directed by Emily Hagins, and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Ben Safdie, Josh SafdieGood Time is a 2017 American crime-drama film directed by Ben and Josh Safdie and written by... more on Wikipedia
WheelmanFrank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt
Directed by: Jeremy RushWheelman is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by Jeremy Rush. A getaway driver... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Christian GudegastDen of Thieves is a 2018 American heist action thriller film directed by Christian Gudegast. A... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Ernie BarbarashThe Saint is a 2017 espionage thriller TV movie directed by Ernie Barbarash. International... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Yoon Sung-hyunTime to Hunt is a 2020 South Korean crime thriller film directed by Yoon Sung-hyun. While... more on Wikipedia
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