Best Heist Movies of All Time

#50

Sneakers (1992)
78%

#50
Adjusted Score: 81.46%
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

#49

The Bank Job (2008)
79%

#49
Adjusted Score: 84.131%
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

#48

The Italian Job (1969)
83%

#48
Adjusted Score: 86.18%
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

#47

The Getaway (1972)
85%

#47
Adjusted Score: 86.992%
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

#46

Ocean's Eleven (2001)
82%

#46
Adjusted Score: 87.686%
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

#45

Bottle Rocket (1996)
85%

#45
Adjusted Score: 88.472%
Critics Consensus: Bottle Rocket is Reservoir Dogs meets Breathless with a West Texas sensibility.
Synopsis: A bright, optimistic caper comedy from first-time director Wes Anderson, Bottle Rocket focuses on a group of young Texans aspiring... [More]
Directed By: Wes Anderson

#44
#44
Adjusted Score: 91.524%
Critics Consensus: This likable buddy/road picture deftly mixes action and comedy, and features excellent work from stars Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges and first-time director Michael Cimino.
Synopsis: As much an eccentric character study as a road movie, Michael Cimino's directorial debut follows the adventures of a quartet... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cimino

#43

Sexy Beast (2000)
86%

#43
Adjusted Score: 90.497%
Critics Consensus: 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.
Synopsis: Gary (Ray Winstone) is a former gangster who has made a modest amount of money from his criminal career. Happy... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Glazer

#42

Topkapi (1964)
90%

#42
Adjusted Score: 91.263%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After years of enduring movie lampoons of his 1955 crime-caper classic Rififi, director Jules Dassin topped them all with his... [More]
Directed By: Jules Dassin

#41

Heat (1995)
86%

#41
Adjusted Score: 91.217%
Critics Consensus: Though Al Pacino and Robert De Niro share but a handful of screen minutes together, Heat is an engrossing crime drama that draws compelling performances from its stars -- and confirms Michael Mann's mastery of the genre.
Synopsis: A successful career criminal considers getting out of the business after one last score, while an obsessive cop desperately tries... [More]
Directed By: Michael Mann

#40
#40
Adjusted Score: 92.421%
Critics Consensus: The Spanish Prisoner delivers just what fans of writer-director David Mamet expect: a smart, solidly constructed drama that keeps viewers guessing... and entertained along the way.
Synopsis: A gentler, kinder David Mamet ventures into Hitchcock country with this amiable brain-twister about an electronics whiz whose invention gets... [More]
Directed By: David Mamet

#39

Ant-Man (2015)
83%

#39
Adjusted Score: 95.359%
Critics Consensus: Led by a charming performance from Paul Rudd, Ant-Man offers Marvel thrills on an appropriately smaller scale -- albeit not as smoothly as its most successful predecessors.
Synopsis: The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for... [More]
Directed By: Peyton Reed

#38

Jackie Brown (1997)
87%

#38
Adjusted Score: 91.943%
Critics Consensus: Although somewhat lackadaisical in pace, Jackie Brown proves to be an effective star-vehicle for Pam Grier while offering the usual Tarantino wit and charm.
Synopsis: Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed this adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1995 Rum Punch, switching the action from Miami to LA,... [More]
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

#37
Adjusted Score: 93.441%
Critics Consensus: Duck, You Sucker is a saucy helping of spaghetti western, with James Coburn and Rod Steiger's chemistry igniting the screen and Sergio Leone's bravura style on full display.
Synopsis: Originally titled Giù la Testa, Duck, You Sucker! is a Mexican-revolution yarn, filmed in Italy by spaghetti Western maven Sergio... [More]
Directed By: Sergio Leone

#36
#36
Adjusted Score: 92.027%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When Woody Allen's fans refer to his "earlier, funnier" pictures, they often cite his directorial debut as a shining example.... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#35

The Lookout (2007)
87%

#35
Adjusted Score: 92.277%
Critics Consensus: The Lookout is a genuinely suspenseful and affecting noir due to the great ensemble cast and their complex, realistic characters.
Synopsis: "The Lookout" marks Academy Award (R)-nominated screenwriter Scott Frank's ("Out of Sight"), directorial debut. The intelligent crime drama is centered... [More]
Directed By: Scott Frank

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 93.673%
Critics Consensus: Expertly shot and edited, The Usual Suspects gives the audience a simple plot and then piles on layers of deceit, twists, and violence before pulling out the rug from underneath.
Synopsis: Near the end of The Usual Suspects, Kevin Spacey, in his Oscar-winning performance as crippled con man Roger "Verbal" Kint,... [More]
Directed By: Bryan Singer

#33

The Pink Panther (1963)
90%

#33
Adjusted Score: 93.193%
Critics Consensus: Peter Sellers is at his virtuosically bumbling best in The Pink Panther, a sophisticated caper blessed with an unforgettably slinky score by Henry Mancini.
Synopsis: In the first in a series of detective comedies from director Blake Edwards starring Peter Sellers as bumbling French Inspector... [More]
Directed By: Blake Edwards

#32

Inside Man (2006)
86%

#32
Adjusted Score: 92.842%
Critics Consensus: Spike Lee's energetic and clever bank-heist thriller is a smart genre film that is not only rewarding on its own terms, but manages to subvert its pulpy trappings with wit and skill.
Synopsis: The volatile showdown between a determined cop and a perfectionist bank robber is sent spiraling toward disaster when a scheming... [More]
Directed By: Spike Lee

#31
Adjusted Score: 94.157%
Critics Consensus: Deliciously twist-filled, Nine Queens is a clever and satisfying crime caper.
Synopsis: Early one morning Juan is pulling a bill-switching scheme in an all-night deli when Marcos, an apparently innocent bystander, pretends... [More]
Directed By: Fabián Bielinsky

#30

Reservoir Dogs (1992)
91%

#30
Adjusted Score: 96.034%
Critics Consensus: Thrumming with intelligence and energy, Reservoir Dogs opens Quentin Tarantino's filmmaking career with hard-hitting style.
Synopsis: In 1992, Reservoir Dogs transformed Quentin Tarantino practically overnight from an obscure, unproduced screenwriter and part-time actor to the most... [More]
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

#29

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
88%

#29
Adjusted Score: 94.406%
Critics Consensus: A paradigm-shifting classic of American cinema, Bonnie and Clyde packs a punch whose power continues to reverberate through thrillers decades later.
Synopsis: Producer/star Warren Beatty had to convince Warner Bros. to finance this film, which went on to become the studio's second-highest... [More]
Directed By: Arthur Penn

#28
Adjusted Score: 96.207%
Critics Consensus: With its iconic pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford, jaunty screenplay and Burt Bacharach score, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has gone down as among the defining moments in late-'60s American cinema.
Synopsis: Opening with a silent "movie" of Butch Cassidy's Hole in the Wall Gang, George Roy Hill's comically elegiac Western chronicles... [More]
Directed By: George Roy Hill

#27

Inception (2010)
87%

#27
Adjusted Score: 97.864%
Critics Consensus: Smart, innovative, and thrilling, Inception is that rare summer blockbuster that succeeds viscerally as well as intellectually.
Synopsis: Visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight) writes and directs this psychological sci-fi action film about a thief who... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Nolan

#26
#26
Adjusted Score: 98.64%
Critics Consensus: Smartly written, smoothly directed, and solidly cast, A Fish Called Wanda offers a classic example of a brainy comedy with widespread appeal.
Synopsis: An ambitious and sexy con artist uses every tool at her disposal to obtain a fortune in jewels stolen by... [More]
Directed By: Charles Crichton

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