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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite films about heists, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

There's no question that when you're talking about the best heist movies all time, that some films are just bound to come up in the conversation. Many argue that The Italian Job is the top heist movie of all time, while others say that Heat or The Thomas Crown Affair actually deserve that title. For that reason, we're leaving the order of this best heist films list up to you. Cast your votes for what you consider to be the greatest heist films, and downvote the ones you didn't enjoy as much. 

If you're unfamiliar with the genre, heist movies typically involve a scheme to pull off an elaborate robbery with high risk and even higher rewards. Almost all heist movies feature a team or crew of people who take part in the theft, each with their own set of skills that will help with the mission. Take the Ocean's Trilogy for example, or the fan favorite Snatch.

This list of heist movies features films with all sorts of locations, including casinos, banks, and more. Add one of your favorites to the list if it's missing, but only if you believe it to be a great heist movie.


Ralph Thomas and Noel Clarke are among the directors who have worked on Heist movies in the past.

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Ocean's Eleven Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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The Italian Job Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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The Thomas Crown Affair Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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The Town Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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Snatch Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones

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The Bank Job Johann Urb, Dotan Baer, Shane Wood

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The Killing Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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Inside Man Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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Sneakers Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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The Score Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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Point Break Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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A Fish Called Wanda Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Heist Movies
AddWilson added Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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Kelly's Heroes Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Heist Movies
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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Heist Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

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Gone in 60 Seconds Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

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Out of Sight Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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The Asphalt Jungle Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Heist Movies
The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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Sazonana added How to Steal a Million Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach

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Thief Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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Ocean's Twelve Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Heist Movies
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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The Taking of Pelham 123 John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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AddWilson added Die Hard with a Vengeance Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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Dead Presidents Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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The Heist Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Robert Prosky

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Ocean's Thirteen Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino

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To Catch a Thief Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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Nikita Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

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The Anderson Tapes Sean Connery, Christopher Walken, Dyan Cannon

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Sazonana added Entrapment Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sean Connery, Ving Rhames

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Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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Armored Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, Jean Reno

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The Brink's Job Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino

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Money Train Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

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3000 Miles to Graceland Courteney Cox, Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell

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Le Cercle Rouge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Heist Movies
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Bottle Rocket Owen Wilson, James Caan, Leslie Mann

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Quick Change Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Phil Hartman

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Going in Style George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg

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Confidence Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti

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beehivequeen13 added Mad Money Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah, Diane Keaton

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The Lavender Hill Mob Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness, Robert Shaw