The Best Movies About Stealing Money
Vote up your favorite movies about stealing currency, money, or gold.
The best movies about stealing money are the ones that feature the most suspenseful and thrilling scenes. The best money heist films are also great because they feature some of the most amazing actors in Hollywood. Some of these films are based on true stories, while others are fictionalized accounts of actual events.
Some of the best movies about stealing money include Heat, The Town, and Heist. Other great money heist flicks include classics like Stanley Kubrick's The Killing and more modern hits like Ocean's Eleven. Vote up your favorite movies about stealing cash below and vote down the ones that you think other fans should skip.
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Stolen money is a hot topic in Hollywood, as evidenced by all these great films about stealing cash from banks, casinos, or other institutions. Some of these movies feature elaborate schemes to get rich quick (see: Ocean's Eleven), while others focus on more down-to-earth crimes (like American Hustle). Vote up your favorite film below or add one that's missing!
Spike Lee directs this crime drama starring Denzel Washington as an ex-con who gets involved with a group planning a major bank robbery in Los Angeles. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director (Spike Lee).
This classic crime thriller stars Mel Gibson as an insurance investigator who gets caught up in a scheme to steal millions from his company by staging his own death during a robbery gone wrong. Danny Glover co-stars as Gibson's partner on the case; Rene Russo plays his wife back home who becomes suspicious when her husband fails to return home after work one night.
This action comedy features Mark Wahlberg as an art thief who teams up with his old friend played by Edward Norton to steal some valuable paintings from museums around Europe before they're auctioned off at Sotheby's London headquarters for millions of dollars each (the paintings were originally stolen from private collections). This movie is full of fun twists and turns; it also features some amazing art theft scenes shot at real museums around Europe including London's Tate Modern museum where two thieves disguised as police officers enter through security doors using fake IDs then proceed to steal priceless masterpieces worth millions each!
In this classic caper film directed by David O'Russell, Christian Bale plays Irving Rosenfeld - a con artist working with
- 1Master criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is trying to control the rogue actions of one of his men, while also planning one last big heist before retiring. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Hanna (Al Pacino) attempts to track down McCauley as he deals with the chaos in his own life, including the infidelity of his wife (Diane Venora) and the mental health of his stepdaughter (Natalie Portman). McCauley and Hanna discover a mutual respect, even as they try to thwart each other's plans.
- Actors: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore
- Released: 1995
- Directed by: Michael Mann
- Photo: Ocean's ElevenDapper Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is a man of action. Less than 24 hours into his parole from a New Jersey penitentiary, the wry, charismatic thief is already rolling out his next plan. Following three rules: Don't hurt anybody, don't steal from anyone who doesn't deserve it, and play the game like you've got nothing to lose. Danny orchestrates the most sophisticated, elaborate casino heist in history.
- Actors: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
- Released: 2001
- Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
- Photo: The TownDoug MacRay (Ben Affleck) leads a band of ruthless bank robbers and has no real attachments except for James (Jeremy Renner), who -- despite his dangerous temper -- is like a brother. Everything changes for Doug when James briefly takes a hostage, bank employee Claire Keesey. Learning that she lives in the gang's neighborhood, Doug seeks her out to discover what she knows, and he falls in love. As the romance deepens, he wants out of his criminal life, but that could threaten Claire.
- Actors: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively
- Released: 2010
- Directed by: Ben Affleck
- Photo: Fast FiveEver since ex-cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and Mia Torretto (Jordana Brewster) broke her brother Dom (Vin Diesel) out of custody, they've traveled border to border to evade authorities. In Rio de Janeiro, they must do one final job before they can gain their freedom for good. Assembling their elite team of car racers, Brian and Dom know they must confront the corrupt businessman who wants them dead, before the federal agent (Dwayne Johnson) on their trail finds them.
- Actors: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris
- Released: 2011
- Directed by: Justin Lin
- When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hostage situation develops. As Sonny and his accomplice, Sal Naturile (John Cazale), try desperately to remain in control, a media circus develops and the FBI arrives, creating even more tension. Gradually, Sonny's surprising motivations behind the robbery are revealed, and his standoff with law enforcement moves toward its inevitable end.
- Actors: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Sully Boyar
- Released: 1975
- Directed by: Sidney Lumet
- Photo: Baby DriverTalented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
- Actors: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm
- Released: 2017
- Directed by: Edgar Wright