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.
American HeistHayden Christensen, Adrien Brody Jordana Brewster
Directed by: Sarik Andreasyan
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The CrewSami Bouajila, Guillaume Gouix
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The VaultTaryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood
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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.
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The Hurricane HeistToby Kebbell, Maggie Grace
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Getaway PlanAlain 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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YucatanRobert Downey Jr.
PlayersBipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor
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Kidnapping Mr. HeinekenJim Sturgess, Sam Worthington
Directed by: Daniel Alfredson
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WheelmanFrank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt
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