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The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix

Updated June 9, 2020 523 votes 951 voters 73.9k views25 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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    American Heist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    American Heist

    Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody Jordana Brewster

    Released2014

    Directed bySarik Andreasyan

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    Triple Frontier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

    Triple Frontier is a 2019 American adventure crime-drama film directed by J. C. Chandor.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Place Beyond the Pines is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    The Place Beyond the Pines

    Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper

    Released2012

    Directed byDerek Cianfrance

    The Place Beyond the Pines is a 2012 drama film directed by Derek Cianfrance. In 1997, Luke... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Crew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    The Crew

    Sami Bouajila, Guillaume Gouix

    Released2017

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    Inside Man: Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Inside Man: Most Wanted

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    The Vault is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    The Vault

    Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood

    Released2017

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    The Art of the Steal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    The Art of the Steal

    Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon

    Released2013

    Directed byJonathan Sobol

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    Bullet Head is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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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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    The Saint is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    The Saint

    Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue

    Released1997

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

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    The Hurricane Heist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    The Hurricane Heist

    Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace

    Released2018

    Directed byRob Cohen

    The Hurricane Heist is a 2018 American disaster-thriller film directed by Rob Cohen. A team of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Getaway Plan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Getaway Plan

    Alain Hernández, Javier Gutiérrez

    Released2016

    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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    The Parole Officer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    The Parole Officer

    Lena Headey, Omar Sharif

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Duigan

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    Takers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Takers

    Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Luessenhop

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    Trailer Park Boys: Countdown t is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day

    Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay

    Released2009

    Directed byMike Clattenburg

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    Yucatan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Yucatan

    Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2013

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    Players is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Players

    Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor

    Released2012

    Directed byAbbas Burmawalla, Mustan Burmawalla

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    Son of a Gun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Son of a Gun

    Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander

    Released2014

    Directed byJulius Avery

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    Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

    Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington

    Released2015

    Directed byDaniel Alfredson

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    Hell or High Water is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Hell or High Water

    Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid Mackenzie

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    The Trust is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    The Trust

    Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood

    Directed byAlex Brewer, Ben Brewer

    The Trust is a 2016 American crime film directed by Alex Brewer and Ben Brewer. Two policemen... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Coin Heist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Coin Heist

    Sasha Pieterse, Alex Saxon

    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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    Wheelman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Wheelman

    Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt

    Directed byJeremy Rush

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    The Last Days of American Crim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    The Last Days of American Crime

    Michael Pitt, Sharlto Copley

    Released2020

    Directed byOlivier Megaton

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    Larceny is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    Larceny

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    The World is Yours is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
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    The World is Yours

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