Best Heist Movies of All Time


Snatch (2001)

Adjusted Score: 77.07%
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

Adjusted Score: 77.235%
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


The Italian Job (2003)

Adjusted Score: 77.703%
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

Adjusted Score: 78.029%
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

Adjusted Score: 79.436%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
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

Adjusted Score: 81.417%
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


The Driver (1978)

Adjusted Score: 81.489%
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


The Good Thief (2003)

Adjusted Score: 81.562%
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


Kelly's Heroes (1970)

Adjusted Score: 81.898%
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


Fast Five (2011)

Adjusted Score: 82.507%
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


Sneakers (1992)

Adjusted Score: 83.769%
Critics Consensus: There isn't much to Sneakers plot and that's more than made up for with the film's breezy panache and hi-tech lingo.
Synopsis: A group of maverick computer and espionage experts become involved in a government scheme to steal a piece of advanced... [More]
Directed By: Phil Alden Robinson


The Bank Job (2008)

Adjusted Score: 83.859%
Critics Consensus: Well cast and crisply directed, The Bank Job is a thoroughly entertaining British heist thriller.
Synopsis: A car dealer with a dodgy past and new family, Terry has always avoided major-league scams. But, when Martine, a... [More]
Directed By: Roger Donaldson


The Italian Job (1969)

Adjusted Score: 86.639%
Critics Consensus: The Italian Job is a wildly fun romp that epitomizes the height of Britannia style.
Synopsis: The quintessential British caper film of the 1960s, The Italian Job is a flashy, fast romp that chases a team... [More]
Directed By: Peter Collinson


The Getaway (1972)

Adjusted Score: 86.865%
Critics Consensus: The Getaway sees Sam Peckinpah and Steve McQueen, the kings of violence and cool, working at full throttle.
Synopsis: In Sam Peckinpah's version of Walter Hill's script, from Jim Thompson's novel, an ex-con and his wife go on the... [More]
Directed By: Sam Peckinpah


Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Adjusted Score: 87.164%
Critics Consensus: As fast-paced, witty, and entertaining as it is star-studded and coolly stylish, Ocean's Eleven offers a well-seasoned serving of popcorn entertainment.
Synopsis: A rag-tag group of con artists and ex-cons team up for the heist to end all heists in this high-profile... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

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