Everybody loves a good heist movie. Hollywood has plenty of movies to offer in this genre. These movies are so intelligently written and so brilliantly executed that they’ll blow your mind. With a good dose of thrill and plenty of twists, these movies are worth the watch. Let’s have a look at some of the best Hollywood movies on robberies that you can watch this weekend.
1. Catch Me If You Can
An FBI consultant named Frank Abagnale had a history of check fraud and was known to the world as a con artist who duped millions from everyone who was anyone. A few years later, Spielberg decided to create a masterpiece based on this true story with Leonardo Di Caprio as the lead actor.
2. Now You See Me 2
A group of illusionists called the Four Horsemen, conduct a heist in China on the orders of a tech genius named Walter Marby. The movie is filled with a fair share of action, twists, and a good dose of magic.
Intellectual property theft finds a whole new premise in this science fiction movie where a man steals information from his targets by entering into their dreams.
4. Dog Day Afternoon
It’s difficult to talk about movies on robberies and not talk about this Al Pacino gem. A rookie decides to rob a bank to pay for his wife’s operation. But due to his lack of experience, the robbery is turned into a hostage situation and soon the bank gets surrounded by police, media, and the public.
5. Inside Man
Dalton Rusell, a mastermind thief, plans the most intricate and detailed bank robbery in Manhatten. When the robbery turns into a hostage situation, an able detective tried to negotiate with him. Things get complicated when a broker meddles in between. The movie will definitely keep you at the edge of your seat.
6. Ocean’s Eleven
One of the most popular heist movies, Ocean’s Eleven revolves around Danny Ocean and his group of thieves who plan to steal from the casinoes of Terry Benedict, Danny’s rival. The movie is highly entertaining.
7. The Sting
Two professional grifters decided to con a mob boss in this 1973 movie. Directed by the director of the Butch Cassidy movie, this movie is the winner of no less than 7 Academy Awards.
8. Reservoir Dogs
A Quentin Tarantino classic, the movie revolves around six hired criminals who are sent to steal diamonds. The catch is that they don’t know each other’s identity. So when the police catch them, they successfully fall prey to the police’s narrative that one of them is an undercover agent.
A seasoned criminal decides to pull off one last heist before he retires. Little does he know that a police officer is bent upon capturing him for good. It is one of the most intelligent Hollywood movies on robberies.
10. The Town
Based in the town of Boston, a bank robbery faces the biggest hurdle when one of the robbers falls in love with the hostage.
11. The Italian Job
When a heist planned to steal gold bars from a vault in Venice fails due to the betrayal of a team member, Charlie plans another heist a few years later. The story is based on the real-life Italian Job where a group of thieves stole almost 100kgs of gold from a depot in rural Tuscany.
12. The Lookout
Chris suffers from short-term memory loss after an accident. The only job he’s fit for now is as a janitor in a bank. Soon, one of his old mates coaxes him into robbing the very bank for which he’s working.
13. Bonnie and Clyde
This highly popular movie from the 1960s focused on Bonnie, a small-town girl, and Clyde, a bank robber who fall in love, and soon their collaborative robberies become famous all around the country. The movie is a cult classic.
14. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Based on real-life American thief Butch Cassidy, the movie revolves around two outlaws Butch Cassidy and Harry Longabaugh (Sundance kid) who perform a series of train and bank robberies.
15. The Place Beyond the Pines
Directed by Derek Cianfrance and starring Ryan Gosling (who previously worked together in the film ‘Blue Valentine’) this movie is a one-thing-leads-to-another nightmare that you will actually want to see. A stuntman’s self-destructive journey towards what he assumes is a happy future with his ex-girlfriend and his baby is a ride that not only moves you but also feels relatable in an odd way.
So, these were some of the best Hollywood movies on robberies that will surely blow your mind. For more Hollywood movie recommendations, click here. Happy watching!