Netflix 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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Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones
Snatch is a 2000 comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast. Set in the London underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing with the search ...more
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The Last Heist is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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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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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The Vault is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Coin Heist Blanche Baker, Peter Benson, Olivia Birkelund
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Triple Frontier is listed (or ranked) 8 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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The Place Beyond the Pines is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
The Crew Sami Bouajila, Guillaume Gouix
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Masterminds is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Bullet Head is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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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Coin Heist is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Getaway Plan is listed (or ranked) 17 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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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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The Trust is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, Sky Ferreira
The Trust is a 2016 American crime film directed by Alex Brewer and Ben Brewer. Two policemen bored with their jobs decide to go to the other side and do a heist. But it doesn't turn out as
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Teenage Bank Heist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Teenage Bank Heist Maeve Quinlan, Abbie Cobb, Cassi Thomson
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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
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The Hurricane Heist is listed (or ranked) 22 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