Heist movies keep your mind and eyes open until its end and that’s why 21st century dates back to the silent era with adaptations to the stage play Alias Jimmy Valentine. They are similar to the crime films but that is about more on a robbery and creating suspense in it. Some heist movies still surprise us and offer some of cinemas greatest moments. Over the decades, heist films have enjoyed great success in Hollywood and the last seventeen years have been no exception. Looking just at the 21st century, it has become one of the most favorite genres for makers. Here we have compiled the top 10 best heist films of the 21st century.
1. 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. It’s about their talents that planned casino robbery. The movie has iconic shine in the scenes about all character where they were reduced another safe cracking shmoe. 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.
2. Inside Man (2006)
Inside Man, heist 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.
3. Inception (2010)
Inception’s title itself tells everything about the film as it is the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious. The film stars Leonardo Di Caprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious and is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious. The film’s hero tests a young architect by challenging her to create a maze, and Nolan tests us with his own dazzling maze. Chris Nolan has made a fine, intelligent, and viscerally engaging cinematic experience that is one of the more entertaining pictures of the year.
4. Heist (2001)
Heist is worth to watch for the direct work of David Mamet and the intelligent plot and great dialogue make it a worthy addition. It is about a masterfully-minded gold robbery. Gene Hackman plays the leader of a seasoned heist crew, described by magician-turned-actor Ricky Jay but he finds himself at tense odds with his longtime partner, a crime boss who sends his nephew to keep watch. It’s superior film boasting a great cast that includes Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell, Danny DeVito, and Rebecca Pidgeon.
5. The Italian Job (2003)
The Italian Job, American heist film, starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Edward Norton, Seth Green, MosDef 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 action that will surely make you confuse that how these good guys are thieves.
6. Fast Five (2011)
Fast Five is the fifth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, deliberately departed from the street racing theme prevalent in previous films in the series, to transform the franchise into a heist action series involving cars. Vin Diesel in the role of Dominic Toretto who has planned a heist to steal $100 million from corrupt businessman Hernan Reyes in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.
7. The Town (2010)
The Town shows, as Ben Affleck first film “Gone Baby Gone” (2007) superior directorial efforts and puts together this blue-collar crime opera commands attention to become one of the best filmmakers working today. Ben takes the star spot in The Town as Doug MacRay, a Boston bank robber whose daddy (Chris Cooper, stingingly good in just one scene) is now in prison for doing the same thing. As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down. It’s a dramatic thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope, and escaping a past that has no future.
8. Bad Santa (2003)
Bad Santa is an American Christmas black comedy heist crime drama starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, John Ritter, and Bernie Mac. It is demented, twisted, unreasonably funny work of comic kamikaze style where a miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
9. Sexy Beast (2001)
Sexy Beast rises above other movies in the British gangster genre due to its performances — particularly an electrifying one by Ben Kingsley — and the script’s attention to character development. Kingsley’s performance earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The film is a story about brutal gangster Don Logan who recruits “retired” safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them. The heist is absurd in its own way, once Dove gets to London and helps mastermind it.
10. Snatch (2000)
Snatch is a British crime heist film which is distinguished by a complex plot featuring an ensemble cast of American and European actors. The film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing with the search for a stolen diamond, the other with a small-time boxing promoter starring Jason Statham. After stealing an 86-carat (17.2 g) diamond in a heist in Antwerp, Franky “Four-Fingers” goes to London to see diamond dealer Doug “The Head” on behalf of New York jeweler “Cousin Avi”. One of the other robbers advises Franky to obtain a gun from ex-KGB agent Boris “The Blade”. Meanwhile, Boris then plans to steal the diamond from him before he can turn it over to Doug.