Film 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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The Last Heist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
The Last Heist Henry Rollins, Torrance Coombs, Victoria Pratt

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Gambit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Colin Firth Gambit is a 2012 film directed by Michael Hoffman, starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci. It is a remake of the 1966 film of the same name starring Shirley MacLaine ...more

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Inside Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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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Heat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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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The Newton Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson The Newton Boys is a 1998 American comedy-drama film based on the true story of the Newton Gang. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Dwight ...more

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The Place Beyond the Pines is listed (or ranked) 7 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.

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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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Carnage Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Alan Ruck, Darby Stanchfield, Ashley Bell

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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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Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman Swordfish is a 2001 American action thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle and Vinnie Jones. The film centers on Stanley ...more

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Hostage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Bruce Willis, Rumer Willis, Ben Foster Hostage is a 2005 American action thriller drama film starring Bruce Willis and directed by Florent Emilio Siri. The film was based on a novel by Robert Crais, and was adapted for the screen by ...more

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Anti-Social is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Anti-Social Gregg Sulkin, Meghan Markle, Josh Myers

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The Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Jennifer Garner, Minka Kelly, Jamie Foxx The Kingdom is a 2007 action thriller directed by Peter Berg and starring Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, and Ashraf Barhom, with Kyle Chandler, Jeremy Piven, Richard ...more

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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten

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21 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne 21 is a 2008 American drama film directed by Robert Luketic and stars Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bosworth, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, and Aaron Yoo. The film is inspired ...more

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Out of Sight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson Out of Sight is a 1998 American comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and directed by Steven Soderbergh. The first of several collaborations between Soderbergh and ...more

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Body of Lies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong Body of Lies is a 2008 American action-spy film directed by Ridley Scott. Set in the Middle East, it follows the attempts of the CIA and Jordanian Intelligence to catch "al-Saleem", a ...more

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Before the Devil Knows You're ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman This film is a 2007 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet. The film was written by Kelly Masterson, and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei and Albert Finney. The film unfolds ...more

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Rage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols, Danny Glover Rage is a 2014 American action crime thriller film directed by Paco Cabezas and written by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols, Peter Stormare, Danny Glover, ...more

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Superfast! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Superfast! Lili Mirojnick, Andrea Navedo, Veronica McCluskey

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Tracers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Tracers Taylor Lautner, Marie Avgeropoulos, Rafi Gavron Tracers is a 2014 action film written by Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott and directed by Daniel Benmayor.

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Trespass is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, Cam Gigandet Trespass is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman as a married couple taken hostage by extortionists. Shooting on the project ...more