The Greatest Heist Movies of Hollywood List

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The Greatest Heist Movies of Hollywood List

1. The Killing

The Killing

A notorious criminal recruits a sharpshooter, a corrupt police officer, a bartender and a betting company cashier, to rob a racecourse, before he gets retired and marries his girlfriend. When the cashiers wife comes to know about this, she hatches her own plan to rob the money.

The Killing: (1956)

2. Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

A bored with life, young girl Bonnie finds a charming young man Clyde, who has the dream of leading a life of crime, for a thrill. Both become lovers and embark on a journey of crime spree, which extends from Oklahoma to Texas.

Bonnie and Clyde: (1967)

3. Rififi


After his release from a 5 year jail term, jewel thief Tony is approached by his friend, to steal the jewels from a local gangster. But, he refuses, until he discovers that his old girl friend is now the girlfriend of same gangster. After the clean and efficient robbery, the actions of Toney’s crew, puts the life in danger, of everyone involved.

Rififi: (1955)

4. Ocean’s 11

Ocean’s 11

Danny Ocean is a man of action. Within 24 hours of his release from prison, he plans to pull out a most dangerous and sophisticated heist in 3 Las Vegas casinos, owned by his rival. He recruits a team of 11 expert criminals to carry out this impossible task, with instructions to them, not to hurt anybody during the operation.

Ocean’s 11: (2001)

5. Inception


Dom cob is an intelligent thief, who has the ability to enter people’s dreams and steal their secrets. Due to this he is in very much demand in espionage circle, but with a great personal loss to himself. Cobb gets one last chance to straighten out things, when he is asked to do an impossible task of planting an idea in someone’s mind. It will be a perfect crime, but an enemy is having a close watch on him.

Inception: (2010)

6. Out of Sight

Out of Sight

A seasoned criminal and bank robber falls in love with a beautiful and sexy girl, who happens to be a FBI federal Marshal. Both of them are risking their life to keep their romance going.

Out of Sight: (1998)

7. Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown

A girl gets arrested for smuggling money for her boss. Two FBI agents want her to help them, to nab the crime boss. If she talk, boss will kill her, if she remains silent she face the jail term. So, she decides to double cross both the parties, and get away with smuggled money, with the help of her boyfriend.

Jackie Brown: (1997)

8. The Sting

The Sting

Con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on crime boss Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw), for murdering a mutual friend. Both men plan an elaborate heist to swindle the crime boss. But things doesn’t move as per the plans and some last minute improvisation is required to finish the task.

The Sting: (1973)

9. Three Kings

Three Kings

Four American soldiers try to steal Saddam Hussein’s hidden gold, but ambushed by Iraqi military. Three soldiers get rescued by the Iraqi rebels, but one is captured by the Saddam’s elite Guard. Three soldiers agrees to fight along the rebels against Elite guards to rescue the captured soldier.

Three Kings: (1999)

10. Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

A gang of criminals , who are complete strangers to each other, recruited to carry out a high stake robbery. But, as soon as the heist is carried out, police ambushes the party and a shootout ensues. As the criminals take refuge in a warehouse, they realize that a traitor is among them, who is a police informer.

Reservoir Dogs: (1992)

11. Quick Change

Quick Change

Phyllis Potter (Geena Davis), with his girl friend and two of his best friends, enters a bank, dressed as clowns and executes a flawless perfect robbery. They have a plan to get out of bank and reach the airport to leave the country. But, fate has some other designs for them, when they come out of the bank.

Quick Change: (1990)

12. The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

Con man (Kevin Spacey), attempts to convince the authorities, how Keyser Soze, an enigmatic crime boss, recruits Kint and four others to pull off a multimillion dollar heist, which leads to a massive explosion in San Pedro Harbor, leaving few survivors.

The Usual Suspects: (1995)

13. Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon

Inexperienced criminals, Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) and his accomplice Sal Naturile (John Cazale), enters a bank to do an armed robbery. But things go wrong quickly and a hostage situation develops, which leads to a big media circus along with all kinds of law enforcement agency, trying to get Sonny. As the drama unfolds gradually, the real motive behind the heist is revealed, leading to the inevitable end.

Dog Day Afternoon: (1975)

14. Heat


Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is a master criminal who wants to retire after doing one last Heist. Lieutenant Hanna (Al Pacino) is a detective, with an infidel wife and mentally challenged step daughter, attempts to stop McCauley from doing the robbery, at any cost.

Heat: (1995)

15. The Bank Job

The Bank Job

Terry is a once petty criminal, who is now living a clean life with his family, working as a struggling car dealer. He decides to do a big bank robbery when his ex-girlfriend approach him with an irresistible offer. Terry recruits a gang of robbers to carry on the operation. But as the heist progresses, Terry realize that some big players are behind it and stakes are very high.

The Bank Job: (2008)

16. A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda

A British gangster and his aid recruits a pair of arrogant Americans (a man and a woman) to pull off a massive diamond heist. But, when the job goes badly, the American lady seduces the gangster’s lawyer to know the whereabouts of the diamond. Mean while, the aid of the gangster is trying to kill an old woman who is the witness of the robbery.

A Fish Called Wanda: (1988)

17. Inside Man

Inside Man

A group of bank robbers enters into a bank and take several people hostages. A tough detective starts a negotiation with the gang leader. But, a mysterious power broker lady, makes the situation more tense and complicated.

Inside Man: (2006)

18. Sexy Beast

Sexy Beast

An ex-convict, Dove, after completing his prison term, retires from crime life and leads a happy life with his beautiful wife, in a Spanish Villa. The peace gets shattered when his ex boss suddenly appears and ask him to carry out one last heist. To protect the love of his life, Dove takes part in a sensational underwater heist, risking everything.

Sexy Beast: (2000)

19. Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket

Dignan (Owen C. Wilson) rescues his best friend Anthony (Luke Wilson) from a mental hospital and explains his plan of a long and elaborate robbery ahead. They recruit their neighbor Bob (Robert Musgrave) also, to assist them. They set out in search of Dignan’s previous crime boss Mr. Henry (James Caan). But as the proceedings progresses, they experience unexpected twists and turns.

Bottle Rocket: (1996)

20. Ronin


Deirdre (Natascha McElhone) appoints a team of international experts, including, Sam (Robert De Niro), an ex-intelligence officer, Vincent (Jean Reno), Gregor (Stellan Skarsgard), to steal a valuable briefcase, with a mystery content inside. As the team carries out the operation, mistrust increases between the team-mates, increasing the tension.

Ronin: (1998)



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