Best Heist Movies of All Time

Crooks. Thieves. Liars. And these are the ones we’re rooting for. In the heist and caper films, we see the hero hatching a plan, putting together a crew, and then pulling off the job, usually in order to turn the screws against an institution or person that’s wronged them — or maybe just for the thrill of sticking up banks. Either way, we put together a list of the 78 best-reviewed heist movies of all time for you to look over, each with at least 20 reviews and sorted by Adjusted Tomatometer. Just don’t get caught!

#78

The Newton Boys (1998)
64%

#78
Adjusted Score: 65.5%
Critics Consensus: The Newton Boys uses a sharp cast and absorbing period detail to help make up for the frustrations of a story puzzlingly short on dramatic tension.
Synopsis: Richard Linklater's fifth feature is a major departure from his previous work -- his first big-budget picture, it's also the... [More]
Directed By: Richard Linklater

#77

Set It Off (1996)
70%

#77
Adjusted Score: 71.013%
Critics Consensus: It may not boast an original plot, but Set It Off is a satisfying, socially conscious heist film thanks largely to fine performances from its leads.
Synopsis: The sophomore film effort from music video director F. Gary Gray, Set It Off is a crime thriller about four... [More]
Directed By: F. Gary Gray

#76
#76
Adjusted Score: 69.161%
Critics Consensus: Full of special effects, Brian DePalma's update of Mission: Impossible has a lot of sweeping spectacle, but the plot is sometimes convoluted.
Synopsis: After he is framed for the death of several colleagues and falsely branded a traitor, a secret agent embarks on... [More]
Directed By: Brian DePalma

#75

The Bling Ring (2013)
60%

#75
Adjusted Score: 68.026%
Critics Consensus: While it's certainly timely and beautifully filmed, The Bling Ring suffers from director Sofia Coppola's failure to delve beneath the surface of its shallow protagonists' real-life crimes.
Synopsis: In THE BLING RING, Oscar Winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola takes us inside the world of these teens, where their youthful... [More]
Directed By: Sofia Coppola

#74

Bandits (2001)
64%

#74
Adjusted Score: 68.358%
Critics Consensus: The story may not warrant its lengthy running time, but the cast of Bandits makes it an enjoyable ride.
Synopsis: Director Barry Levinson follows up the low-budget An Everlasting Piece (2000) with another comedy, this one of the homegrown variety... [More]
Directed By: Barry Levinson

#73

Heist (2001)
66%

#73
Adjusted Score: 69.973%
Critics Consensus: Heist didn't cover any new ground, but the cast and Mamet's expertise with witty banter make it worthwhile.
Synopsis: Joe Moore has a beautiful young wife, money owed to him and a job he loves. He's a thief. His... [More]
Directed By: David Mamet

#72
#72
Adjusted Score: 69.157%
Critics Consensus: Woody Allen rises from his recent slump with Small Time Crooks. A simple, funny movie, Crooks proves Allen still has the touch that made his name synonymous with off-beat comedy.
Synopsis: This story follows the illegal misadventures of an ex-con dishwasher and his wife, a manicurist who dreams of becoming rich... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#71

2 Guns (2013)
65%

#71
Adjusted Score: 72.162%
Critics Consensus: Formulaic and often jarringly violent, 2 Guns rests its old-school appeal on the interplay between its charismatic, well-matched stars.
Synopsis: Two crooked undercover officers - one from the DEA and the other from the Navy - unknowingly lead investigations on... [More]
Directed By: Baltasar Kormákur

#70

Ronin (1998)
68%

#70
Adjusted Score: 71.424%
Critics Consensus: Ronin earns comparisons to The French Connection with strong action, dynamic road chase scenes, and solid performances.
Synopsis: When an international team of former intelligence agents and Cold War warriors meet in a warehouse, their adventure of love,... [More]
Directed By: John Frankenheimer

#69

Danger: Diabolik (1968)
65%

#69
Adjusted Score: 66.738%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Diabolik (John Phillip Law) is the criminal mastermind who has just pulled off a huge heist. He spends most of... [More]
Directed By: Mario Bava

#68

Point Break (1991)
70%

#68
Adjusted Score: 74.138%
Critics Consensus: Absurd, over-the-top, and often wildly entertaining, Point Break is here to show you that the human spirit is still alive.
Synopsis: Kathryn Bigelow's fourth action film follows FBI agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) as he goes undercover to infiltrate a cache... [More]
Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow

#67

Tower Heist (2011)
68%

#67
Adjusted Score: 74.165%
Critics Consensus: Tower Heist is a true Brett Ratner joint: little brains to this caper, but it's fun fluff, exciting to watch, and showcases a welcome return to form for Eddie Murphy.
Synopsis: Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an all-star cast in Tower Heist, a comedy caper about working stiffs who seek... [More]
Directed By: Brett Ratner

#66

Ocean's 8 (2018)
69%

#66
Adjusted Score: 84.648%
Critics Consensus: Ocean's 8 isn't quite as smooth as its predecessors, but still has enough cast chemistry and flair to lift the price of a ticket from filmgoers up for an undemanding caper.
Synopsis: Upon her release from prison, Debbie, the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean, puts together a team of unstoppable... [More]
Directed By: Gary Ross

#65
#65
Adjusted Score: 74.222%
Critics Consensus: Sleek, stylish, and painlessly diverting, The Thomas Crown Affair is a remake of uncommon charm.
Synopsis: Thomas Crown is a self-made billionaire who can buy anything he wants and is irresistible to women. But there are... [More]
Directed By: John McTiernan

#64
#64
Adjusted Score: 79.314%
Critics Consensus: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. tries to distract from an unremarkable story with charismatic stars and fizzy set pieces, adding up to an uneven action thriller with just enough style to overcome its lack of substance.
Synopsis: Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel") stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer ("The Social Network") as Illya Kuryakin in director... [More]
Directed By: Guy Ritchie, Eran Creevy

#63

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
69%

#63
Adjusted Score: 75.714%
Critics Consensus: Ocean's Thirteen reverts to the formula of the first installment, and the result is another slick and entertaining heist film.
Synopsis: Cinema icon Al Pacino joins a powerhouse cast headed by of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

#62

Public Enemies (2009)
68%

#62
Adjusted Score: 77.356%
Critics Consensus: Michael Mann's latest is a competent and technically impressive gangster flick with charismatic lead performances, but some may find the film lacks truly compelling drama.
Synopsis: Based on author Bryan Burrough's ambitious tome Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43,... [More]
Directed By: Michael Mann

#61

The Score (2001)
73%

#61
Adjusted Score: 76.934%
Critics Consensus: Though the movie treads familiar ground in the heist/caper genre, Robert DeNiro, Edward Norton, and Marlon Brando make the movie worth watching.
Synopsis: Three generations of method acting giants unite for this crime thriller written by Kario Salem and directed by Frank Oz.... [More]
Directed By: Frank Oz

#60

Snatch (2001)
74%

#60
Adjusted Score: 78.474%
Critics Consensus: Though perhaps a case of style over substance, Guy Ritchie's second crime caper is full of snappy dialogue, dark comedy, and interesting characters.
Synopsis: Guy Ritchie's sophomore follow-up to his 1998 sleeper hit Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch revisits the previous film's... [More]
Directed By: Guy Ritchie

#59
#59
Adjusted Score: 78.748%
Critics Consensus: Fast-paced, with eye-popping stunts and special effects, the latest Mission: Impossible installment delivers everything an action fan could ask for. A thrilling summer popcorn flick.
Synopsis: The third entry in Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible film series involves super Impossible Mission Forces (IMF) agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise)... [More]
Directed By: J.J. Abrams

#58

The Italian Job (2003)
73%

#58
Adjusted Score: 78.164%
Critics Consensus: Despite some iffy plot elements, The Italian Job succeeds in delivering an entertaining modern take on the original 1969 heist film, thanks to a charismatic cast.
Synopsis: A team of high-class thieves avenge their mentor's death -- with the help of his own daughter -- in this... [More]
Directed By: F. Gary Gray

#57
Adjusted Score: 77.328%
Critics Consensus: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels is a grimy, twisted, and funny twist on the Tarantino hip gangster formula.
Synopsis: British writer Guy Ritchie made his feature directorial debut with this crime-caper comedy-drama set in London's East End and heavy... [More]
Directed By: Guy Ritchie

#56
#56
Adjusted Score: 75.744%
Critics Consensus: Laboriously paced and overly talky, The Great Train Robbery nevertheless pulls off a thrillingly staged finale anchored by winning performances from Donald Sutherland and Sean Connery.
Synopsis: Not a remake of the landmark 1903 Edwin S. Porter film, The Great Train Robbery is a dramatization of the... [More]
Directed By: Michael Crichton

#55
#55
Adjusted Score: 75.286%
Critics Consensus: Steve McQueen settles into the role with ease and aplomb, in a film that whisks viewers to an exotic world with style and sex appeal.
Synopsis: Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) is a self-made Boston millionaire who masterminds a bank heist in hopes of leaving it all... [More]
Directed By: Norman Jewison

#54

The Driver (1978)
73%

#54
Adjusted Score: 74.621%
Critics Consensus: A tough, highly stylized thriller with amazing sound design and car chases.
Synopsis: In this oddly haunting action thriller, a man known only as "The Driver" (Ryan O'Neal) is a master getaway specialist... [More]
Directed By: Walter Hill

#53

The Good Thief (2003)
77%

#53
Adjusted Score: 80.917%
Critics Consensus: Bolstered by Nolte's strong performance, The Good Thief brims with seductive style.
Synopsis: Set against the glitzy backdrop of the French Riviera, aging gambler Bob Montagnet is about to gamble it all on... [More]
Directed By: Neil Jordan

#52

Kelly's Heroes (1970)
78%

#52
Adjusted Score: 80.257%
Critics Consensus: Kelly's Heroes subverts its World War II setting with pointed satirical commentary on modern military efforts, offering an entertaining hybrid of heist caper and battlefield action.
Synopsis: Like M*A*S*H and Catch-22, both released the same year, this military comedy takes place in an earlier war but is... [More]
Directed By: Brian G. Hutton

#51

Fast Five (2011)
77%

#51
Adjusted Score: 83.309%
Critics Consensus: Sleek, loud, and over the top, Fast Five proudly embraces its brainless action thrills and injects new life into the franchise.
Synopsis: Former cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite side of the law.... [More]
Directed By: Justin Lin

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