Best Heist Movies of All Time

#45

Bottle Rocket (1996)
85%

#45
Adjusted Score: 88.467%
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: 88.945%
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: 90.162%
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: 91.222%
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: 91.231%
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: 91.327%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
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)
81%

#39
Adjusted Score: 91.602%
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: 91.721%
Critics Consensus: Tarantino's third film, fashioned as a comeback vehicle for star Pam Grier, offers typical wit and charm -- and is typically overstuffed.
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: 91.883%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
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: 91.906%
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: 92.06%
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: 92.512%
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: 92.858%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
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)
87%

#32
Adjusted Score: 93.515%
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: 93.94%
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

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