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The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix 

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Updated June 9, 2020 1.9k votes 949 voters 73.6k views 25 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
American Heist Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody Jordana Brewster

Released: 2014

Directed by: Sarik Andreasyan

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Triple Frontier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Adria Arjona

Released: 2019

Directed by: J. C. Chandor

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 Pin... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2012

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

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) 4 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
The Crew Sami Bouajila, Guillaume Gouix

Released: 2017

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The Vault is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
The Vault Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood, James Franco

Released: 2017

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Bullet Head is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Bullet Head Adrien Brody, John Malkovich, Antonio Banderas

Released: 2017

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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Inside Man: Most Wanted ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Inside Man: Most Wanted
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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten

Released: 2015

Directed by: Daniel Alfredson

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The Saint is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Roger Moore

Released: 1997

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

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

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jonathan Sobol

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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The Hurricane Heist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
The Hurricane Heist Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten

Released: 2018

Directed by: Rob Cohen

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
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Lena Headey, Omar Sharif, Simon Pegg

Released: 2001

Directed by: John Duigan

The Parole Officer is a 2001 British comedy film, directed by John Duigan. It was the first feature film to star comedian Steve Coogan. The film follows a diverse group of former criminals as ...more
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Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown, Idris Elba

Released: 2010

Directed by: John Luessenhop

Takers is a 2010 American crime action thriller film directed by John Luessenhop from a story and screenplay written by Luessenhop, Gabriel Casseus, Peter Allen, John Rogers, and Avery Duff. It ...more
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Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells

Released: 2009

Directed by: Mike Clattenburg

Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day is a 2009 Canadian mockumentary comedy/crime film directed by Mike Clattenburg, and based on the Canadian television series Trailer Park Boys. It is ...more
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Yucatan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Yucatan Robert Downey Jr.

Released: 2013

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Players Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan

Released: 2012

Directed by: Abbas Burmawalla, Mustan Burmawalla

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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Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander, Brenton Thwaites

Released: 2014

Directed by: Julius Avery

Son of a Gun is a 2014 Australian crime thriller film written and directed by Julius Avery. The film stars Brenton Thwaites, Ewan McGregor and, in supporting roles, Alicia Vikander and Jacek
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Hell or High Water is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster

Released: 2016

Directed by: David Mackenzie

Hell or High Water is a 2016 American neo-western heist-crime film directed by David Mackenzie. To save their family ranch, two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) carry out a series of bank ...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

Directed by: Alex Brewer, Ben Brewer

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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Coin Heist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Sasha Pieterse, Alex Saxon, Alexis G. Zall

Directed by: Emily Hagins

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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Wheelman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Wheelman Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt, Shea Whigham

Directed by: Jeremy Rush

Wheelman is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by Jeremy Rush. A getaway driver (Frank Grillo) for a bank robbery realizes he has been double crossed and races to find out who

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The Last Days of America... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Michael Pitt, Sharlto Copley, Edgar Ramírez

Released: 2020

Directed by: Olivier Megaton

The Last Days of American Crime is a 2020 American crime thriller film directed by Olivier Megaton. In the near future, the U.S. attempts to broadcast a signal that will prevent anyone from ...more

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Getaway Plan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Getaway Plan Alain Hernández, Javier Gutiérrez

Released: 2016

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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Larceny is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
Larceny
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The World is Yours is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Thrilling Heist Movies on Netflix
The World is Yours