Top 10 Best Heist Films From All The Time

The movies which keep your eyes open and mind alert that is none other than heist films which are similar to the crime films but that are about more on a robbery. It makes its place in Hollywood as it creates an audience to watch unfold onscreen that we have never ever enjoyed in our lives. It focuses on the planning, execution and described as the analogs of caper stories in the film history. Some heist movies still surprise us and offer some of the cinema’s greatest moments. We have picked the top ten heist movie which will not allow you to miss a single moment from the movie as these are the top ten best heist films from all the time.


1. The Italian Job (2003)

The Italian Job, American heist film, starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Mos Def and Donald Sutherland. The film is about a team of thieves who plan steal of gold from a former associate who double-crossed them. They left him dead and ran away in Venice. The character has some time differ in acting that will surely make you confuse that how these good guys are thieves.


2. Heat (1995)

Heat is an American crime film, which is heist film as well as full of violence, crime, and murder. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer, the movie is about Master criminal Neil McCauley, who is planning for big last heist as he wants to be retired. At the same time, 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).Michael Mann’s film is so much more than just a heist film. It shows how one’s job can really take over someone’s life; both De Niro’s and Pacino’s characters have problems handling their own private lives.


3. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Reservoir Dogs, considered as a classic of independents film or we can say it is known as “Greatest Independent Film of all Time” by Empire. The movie casting Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney, Tim Roth, Tarantino, and criminal-turned-author Edward Bunker as members of a botched diamond heist which the film depicts the events before and after the heist. The movie is about the successful diamond heist. But after that, they come to know, that one of the people from their gang is a Police informer and it converts the film into a bloody ambush. The film combines mix theme of Tarantino’s hallmarks: violent crime, pop culture references, profanity, and nonlinear storytelling.


4. The Usual Suspects (1995)

The Usual Suspects heist movie that is full of twists, turns, and surprises that will keep your interest until the end. Starring Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Pete Postlethwaite. The movie starts with Customs agent Dave Kujan (Chazz Palminteri) interrogating Roger “Verbal” Kint (Kevin Spacey), a small-time con man who suffers from cerebral palsy.Five crooks meet in a police lineup and plan a heist together, getting mixed up with a secretive criminal kingpin named Kayser Söze.It’s a film that will stay with you long after you’ve seen it.


5. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Dog Day Afternoon, American Crime Drama that shows how the perfect planned work could fail. Directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, the movie is about three men set out to rob a bank. They have planned it to finish in ten minutes but the job doesn’t go according to plan that’s why a bank is surrounded by police, a  media circus, and crowds of well-wishers. Dog Day Afternoon offers a finely detailed snapshot of people in crisis with tension-soaked drama shaded in black humor.


6. Rififi (1974)

Rififi, considered as one of the greatest French Crime thrillers of all the time. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Auguste Le Breton. Starring Carl Möhner, Jean Servais, Robert Manuel, directed by McCarthy, Jules Dassin. In this movie, they commit theft of an exclusive jewelry shop on the Rue de Rivoli which sounds almost impossible. The movie includes the most exciting scene of a completely silent robbery. The fictional burglary has been mimicked by criminals in actual crimes around the world.


7. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Ocean’s Eleven, American comedy heist film that is a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name. The movie is presenting its genre in a perfect model, starring by Brad and George. The movie is about their talents that planned casino robbery. The movie has iconic shine in the scenes about all character where they have reduced another safe cracking shoe. It is one of the best starring and included fashion, style and well season serving of popcorn means at all it is good entrainment movie.


8. The killing (1956)

The killing is melodrama that is full of suspense, tense scenes, terrific performance starring by Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards. When Johnny Clay, a veteran criminal planning one last heist before settling down and marrying Fay, he plans to steal $2 million from the money-counting room of a racetrack during a featured race. But the motto could not reach to its destination and create suspense as everything doesn’t go quite to plan.


9. Inside Man (2006)

Inside Man, crime drama film where a filmmaker has made strong bonding between New York City than Spike Lee who is the hero of the story. Starring  Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster, the moves around three-man a policeman, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal’s brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation. The most financially successful film of Lee’s career, Inside Man, is as much a love letter to NYC and its rich diverse melting pot of cultures and backgrounds as it is a genre thriller in the comparison of  Dog Day Afternoon and Ocean’s Eleven.—Mark Rozeman.


10. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

A Fish Called Wanda, heist but comedy film starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin as a gang of diamond thieves. This movie shows a comic group who planned a robbery of a very expensive diamonds but after that, they try to double cross one another to find stolen diamond. But actually hidden diamond was the gang leader. The movie has won Oscar from Kline’s Character as best supporting actor.


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