Heist and hacking movies!

by lars-71265 | created - 26 Jul 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

A growing list (2019) of heist and hacking movies and TV shows that I've watched. I'll might throw in a few pool hustling and grifter themed movies too. I've been into these genres since I was a kid. I have my favorites of course, and I'm always in search of new ones! I'll share my experiences here, and I hope somebody will find this list useful! It's presented in no particular order (but normally I put new additions at the bottom of the list).

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1. Sneakers (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A security pro finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his unique team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier, Jo Marr

Votes: 49,556 | Gross: $51.43M

Hacking and heists! Does it get any better than this? Very entertaining story (written by Parkes and Lasker who also wrote Wargames) well told, great acting by an amazing cast, nice visuals and sound - and sound itself plays a role since one character (Straitharn) is blind. A must see! "We're the US government. We don't do that sort of thing."

Will I watch it again? Yes!

2. WarGames (1983)

PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

77 Metascore

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 84,620 | Gross: $79.57M

A hacker movie from when hacking was new. About an under-achiever at school who is into computers (IMSAI!) and videogames. It's about being in control of the system, about getting access, and about losing control and trusting too much in software AI. Excellent visual storytelling! I can only hope it has aged well for those who didn't see it back then. Give it a go! "Protovision, I have you now!".

Will I watch it again? Yes!

3. Takedown (2000)

R | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

This film is based on the story of the capture of computer hacker Kevin Mitnick.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Russell Wong, Angela Featherstone, Donal Logue

Votes: 6,427

The best hacking movie I've seen so far (I'm writing this in 2016)! Based on the true story of Kevin Mitnick, excellently played by Skeet Ulrich. Rarely you get to see true operating systems in action in movies, but here you do. And social hacking by the way. I also like how it's shot and the music. Everything. Nothing to complain about really! "I was the server".

Will I watch it again? Yes!

4. American Heist (2014)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

23 Metascore

James owes his life to his older brother, Frankie after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily. Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go.

Director: Sarik Andreasyan | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Akon

Votes: 15,665

Older brother get out of prison. Younger brother has a car repair business going and is not doing illegal stuff anymore. Low on cash though. You know what's coming. Still, I liked this movie. Well shot. And Hayden Christensen can act! Who knew? (Too bad for him his in a movie with Adrien Brody who steals much of the show.)

Will I watch it again? No.

5. JCVD (2008)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

64 Metascore

Jean-Claude Van Damme gets involved in a bank robbery with hostages situation and reflects about his life during it.

Director: Mabrouk El Mechri | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Valérie Bodson, Hervé Sogne, Rock Chen

Votes: 36,365 | Gross: $0.47M

Weird and unusual! In the eyes of a by-stander (Van Damme) we get to see how a bank heist and hostage situation unfolds. Worth to see only for the ten minute monologue by Van Damme!

Will I watch it again? Yes!

6. Bellman and True (1987)

R | 150 min | Crime, Drama

Hiller, a computer expert, was bribed by group of bank robbers to obtain details of the security system at a newly-built bank. Having obtained the information, he thought he'd seen the last... See full summary »

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Bernard Hill, Derek Newark, Richard Hope, Ken Bones

Votes: 284 | Gross: $0.23M

British hacking and heist movie! I liked this one. It's about a man and his young son; it has some depth too it. Not much hacking really though; the old figure-out-the-password routine. The movie drags a bit in the middle but really picks up towards the end. Nice to see excellent Bernard Hill (king Theoden in Lord of the rings: The two towers) in an earlier role.

Will I watch it again? Yes!

7. Daylight Robbery (2008)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. ... See full summary »

Director: Paris Leonti | Stars: Xavier Anderson, Brodie Bass, Geoff Bell, Vas Blackwood

Votes: 1,821

An OK heist movie from the UK. One of those robberies where they have it planned very well, and it's executed accordingly, and then one little mistake ... well, I'm not going to spoil it for you. I'm from Sweden so the strong British accents and slang made this movie hard to follow since I had to watched it without subtitles.

Will I watch it again? No.

8. Setup (I) (2011)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A group of friends become involved in a potentially deadly diamond heist.

Director: Mike Gunther | Stars: 50 Cent, Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe, Rory Markham

Votes: 19,827

Not really a heist movie as it turns out; a simple diamond robbery gets the plot going, but after that it's just people chasing money and diamonds. Bruce Willis in a supporting role sadly has to little screen time. Nicely shot, decent acting, never boring, but in the end not that exciting.

Will I watch it again? No.

9. The Good Thief (2002)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ralph Fiennes, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek

Votes: 9,669 | Gross: $3.52M

A heroin addict (Nick Nolte) setting up one last heist in Monte Carlo. I read that the role was written with Nolte in mind by the way. A bit of a cat and mouse game between him and the cop. I wish the movie was darker. Instead it's a bit silly and unrealistic. Worth to check out though; the plot concerns a lot of planning, building up to the heist at the end.

Will I watch it again? No.

10. The Heist (1989 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Romance, Thriller

Framed con-man seeks revenge by planning a racetrack heist.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Wendy Hughes, Noble Willingham

Votes: 702

With Pierce Brosnan. It's crap. Nothing exciting until the very end, and at that point you don't care.

Will I watch it again? No.

11. Heist (2001)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

A career jewel thief finds himself at tense odds with his longtime partner, a crime boss who sends his nephew to keep watch.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 31,564 | Gross: $0.05M

With Gene Hackman. I liked it! Simply shot but great cast and has an exciting story with several twists.

Will I watch it again? Yes!

12. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation, which turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 220,812 | Gross: $50.00M

Bank robbery turns hostage situation. I like Cazale (he's great in Deer hunter). I like Pacino. So what can go wrong? Well, I was hoping for a more interesting story and some tention. Basically the entire movie takes place inside the bank. Nothing wrong with that and the actors are great, but it didn't really do it for me.

Will I watch it again? No.

13. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Thriller

74 Metascore

Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Votes: 479,981 | Gross: $183.42M

Casino heist movie. This remake is very entertaining! Well paced, acted and shot. Good balance of thriller and comedy, and not over the top.

Will I watch it again? Yes!

14. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston

Votes: 20,655

This is the original. It's not that good. Quite boring actually.

Will I watch it again? No.

15. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

R | 113 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

72 Metascore

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 82,423 | Gross: $69.30M

This is the remake, with Pierce Brosnan. About stealing a well guarded painting. And more. Entertaining movie! Nice score and soundtrack. Denis Leary is great. Rene Russo overacting a bit though.

Will I watch it again? Yes!

16. The Last Diamond (2014)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Simon has just been released from prison and is on parole. His friend, Albert, lures him back to his old ways for one more hit. To steal the priceless diamond Florentin. Simon's plan to ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Barbier | Stars: Yvan Attal, Bérénice Bejo, Jean-François Stévenin, Antoine Basler

Votes: 1,402

Really, really good! An elaborate diamond heist taking place in Antwerp, Belgium. Tense, keeps your attention. Perhaps the one movie on this list that has the highest percentage screen time of planning and executing the heist. Quite realistic and serious. Well acted, shot, edited and all.

Will I watch it again? Yes!

17. Beware of the Jönsson Gang (1981)

89 min | Comedy, Crime

The movie begins with the Jönsson gang making a minor burglary. It goes wrong and the gang leader, Sickan, gets caught. After he has spent 10 months in jail, Vanheden and Rocky come to ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Cornell | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Ulf Brunnberg, Nils Brandt, Siw Malmkvist

Votes: 3,063

Absolutely wonderful Swedish comedy heist movie! Plotwise there's a number of different heists, because they keep losing what they steal. So, the movie mainly consists of execution of their plans which makes this a wonderful heist movie.

This is the first of a number of movies with (mostly) the same characters (the Jönsson gang), played by the same actors. The good ones from the series are from the 1980s. They are all similar; really good heist movies.

I saw this one as a kid, and it's one of the movies that got me into heist movies. It's comedy and crime combined wonderfully, and with an excellent electronic score. And as all Jönsson gang movies it shows off Sweden at it's best: in the summer.

Please note though, these movies are perhaps not for everyone, with their quirky humour.

Will I watch it again? Yes!

18. The Jönsson Gang & Dynamite Harry (1982)

106 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Sickan, Vanheden and Rocky try to rob the Berns nightclub one night, but Vanheden has made the mistake to invite his constantly drunk cousin, the old dynamiter Dynamite-Harry and he ruins ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Ekman | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Ulf Brunnberg, Nils Brandt, Björn Gustafson

Votes: 2,904

Another gem from the 1980s! This is the second in the Jönssonligan movie series of independent stories taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. As with all of them it's a perfect match of comedy and crime and an excellent electronic score. A bit more sad, if at all possible, than other Jönssonligan movies, adding some depth. Plotwise there's a number of different heists. And, of course, we're introduced to Dynamite Harry, wonderfully played by Björn Gustafson, who returns in all the sequels.

Will I watch it again? Yes!

19. The Jönsson Gang Gets Gold Fever (1984)

101 min | Comedy, Crime

Sickan has a new plan. This time, the gang are going to steal a small computer micro chip which contains a top secret plan of what the government intends to do with Sweden in the future. ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Ekman | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Ulf Brunnberg, Björn Gustafson, Birgitta Andersson

Votes: 3,035

Comedy and crime at it's best (if you're into Swedish comedy)! The third of the Jönssonligan movies. This time they're stealing a computer chip (in 1984, isn't that current?).

Will I watch it again? Yes!

20. The Return of the Jonsson League (1986)

88 min | Comedy, Crime

Criminal trio strike at furniture store, discover a secret network for shipping computers to the Soviet Union.

Director: Mikael Ekman | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Ulf Brunnberg, Björn Gustafson, Birgitta Andersson

Votes: 2,749

Yet another excellent Jönssonligan comedy heist movie (the 4th one in the series)! They're robbing IKEA. How about that? Very Swedish.

Will I watch it again? Yes!

21. The Jönsson Gang in Mallorca (1989)

101 min | Comedy, Crime

Vanheden and Dynamit-Harry, together with Harry's fiancée Doris, are in Mallorca while Sickan is still in Stockholm. However, Wall-Enberg talks him into doing a break-in at Las Palmas ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Ekman | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Björn Gustafson, Ulf Brunnberg, Birgitta Andersson

Votes: 2,973

An OK Swedish comedy heist movie, the 5th in the series of Jönssonligan movies. Check it out if you liked the previous ones!

Will I watch it again? No.

22. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach

Votes: 20,437 | Gross: $25.00M

Aah, the 70s! Fun, weird and tragic heist movie. Nice to see Jeff Bridges, an actor I like, in an early role.

Will I watch it again? Yes!

23. Dobermann (1997)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Dobermann is the world's most ruthless bank robber and with his gang rob bank after bank, now in Paris. What can the police do but to let the mad, morally bankrupt police commissioner loose on him?

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tchéky Karyo, Monica Bellucci, Antoine Basler

Votes: 15,990

A bank robbery, I think. A French movie. I don't remember much from this one at the moment, other than that it has some weird characters and visuals.

Will I watch it again? No.

24. Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

50 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 559,602 | Gross: $117.72M

Magicians turns robberers. Bad casting and perhaps a bit silly story but still entertaining and a lot of fun!

Will I watch it again? Yes!

25. The Italian Job (2003)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

68 Metascore

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron

Votes: 325,522 | Gross: $106.13M

This is the remake. Stealing a safe in an elaborate heist in Italy leads to an even more elaborate job in the US. Well paced, fun story, nice cast. Nothing to complain about here!

Will I watch it again? Yes!

26. The Score (2001)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett

Votes: 114,099 | Gross: $71.07M

Low profile and slow, but still thrilling! Edward Norton teams up with Robert De Niro for one last big score. Extremely well planned heist, but of course everything does not go according to the plan. Marlon Brando's very last feature film!

Will I watch it again? Yes!

27. 30 Minutes or Less (2011)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

49 Metascore

Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delivery guy, strap a bomb to his chest, and inform him that he has mere hours to rob a bank or else...

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 88,390 | Gross: $37.05M

Fast and entertaining comedy involving a simple bank robbery and aftermath. I enjoyed it! It's not much of a heist movie though.

Will I watch it again? No.

28. The Lookout (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Director: Scott Frank | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher

Votes: 55,037 | Gross: $4.60M

Brain damaged and depressed years after a fatal car accident he caused, Chris (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is living a somewhat normal life. Low on cash he hesitantly joins a group of thugs to rob a bank in a small town. Well written and executed story with both depth and beauty, set in a winter landscape. And what do you know, it's produced by Walter F Parkes (Wargames, Sneakers), and written and directed by Scott Frank (Out of Sight)!

Will I watch it again? Yes!

29. Armored (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

50 Metascore

A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Columbus Short, Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno

Votes: 28,813 | Gross: $15.99M

Normally a heist in a movie involves an unforeseen obstacle. Things does not go exactly as planned. In this movie everything goes wrong from the start. It's played straight and is very well done. Realistic in the details but not on the whole. Nice cast. Good to see Skeet Ulrich (Takedown) in a role again, but he does not get much to do or say.

Will I watch it again? No.

30. Hell or High Water (II) (2016)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

88 Metascore

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 180,862 | Gross: $26.86M

A few quick and simple bank robberies. Nothing special about that. It has some action moments. No tension really. A good drama though. It depicts small towns with closed down business, with people struggling to survive on low income, and banks as potentially bad guys. Good performances, well done and all that. I've always liked Jeff Bridges, and he's good in this movie too, but as a whole it's not that a fantastic a movie that I was hoping for.

Will I watch it again? No.

31. Swordfish (2001)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

32 Metascore

A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle

Votes: 170,192 | Gross: $69.77M

Silly hacking movie with an absolutely non-credible Hugh Jackman as a computer hacker.

Will I watch it again? No.

32. Entrapment (1999)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Crime, Romance

54 Metascore

An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames, Will Patton

Votes: 101,455 | Gross: $87.70M

Wonderful movie involving insurance fraud, art theft and a pretty extreme bank hacking heist taking place at the turn of the century. Entertaining all the way through. Sean Connery is great as always!

Will I watch it again? Yes!

33. Snatch (2000)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina

Votes: 728,693 | Gross: $30.33M

A must-see! A diamond heist leads to, well ... a violent mess of different people with different agendas. Fully entertaining, over the top and comical. Great characters. Second time watching it it actually felt a bit slow though, believe it or not.

Will I watch it again? No.

34. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook

Votes: 229,586 | Gross: $21.38M

A few simple bank robberies, ok, but don't be fooled by the back of the cover - it's not a heist movie really. It's a wonderful piece of drama though, with twists and turns that I promise you won't expect! I thoroughly enjoyed this movie!

Will I watch it again? Yes!

35. The Last Heist (2016)

TV-MA | 84 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

28 Metascore

A bank Robbery goes terribly wrong when one of the hostages turns out to be a wanted serial killer

Director: Mike Mendez | Stars: Henry Rollins, Torrance Coombs, Victoria Pratt, Mykel Shannon Jenkins

Votes: 2,410

Could've been better! I did enjoyed most of this movie though.

A psychopathic serial killer happens to be in the bank when heavily armed robbers hit it. It's a nice premise. I had my hopes up, but the quality is uneven on many levels. Some of the score is great, but some of it sound simple. In one scene the music is too loud while the actors are talking. The editing is off.

And the sniper and all the cops they just disappear at the end, because ... well, plot.

The actors are great though.

Will I watch it again? No.

36. Baby Driver (2017)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González

Votes: 380,237 | Gross: $107.83M

Pretty good, pretty violent, style-driven movie involving a few bank and post office heists. The story is ok. Nice action sequences! Music is used in a fun, creative way, which makes the movie unique. So, all in all, clearly worth a watch! Nothing clever it comes to the planning or the robberies though.

Will I watch it again? No.

37. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

72 Metascore

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 729,887 | Gross: $83.01M

This is a classic of course, and it's a blast every time! Action comedy at it's best! An elaborate vault heist and hostage situation told from the perspective of the cop (Bruce Willis).

Will I watch it again? Yes!

38. Tower Heist (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

59 Metascore

When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda

Votes: 126,185 | Gross: $78.05M

A perfectly ok heist comedy, nothing more, nothing less!

Will I watch it again? No.

39. Sinkadus (1980)

270 min | Comedy, Crime

A gang robs an armored car with gold bullion. They store the gold in the wrong car. A car belonging to a depressed man.

Stars: Hans Ernback, Mona Seilitz, Stig Ossian Ericson, Stig Engström

Votes: 45

Brilliant Swedish TV mini-series by Leif Krantz. I remember watching it as a kid when it aired in the 1980's, and I've seen it a couple of times since then. It starts with a gold heist. Then the question is what you do with it. And where do you go, and how do you avoid the cops? How do you deal with other crooks and the risk of betrayal?

I like the tone. It's partly sad, partly comedic.

Will I watch it again? Yes!

40. Ärliga blå ögon (1977)


The female scammer, thanks to her honest blue eyes and that she changes her guise as smoothly as a chameleon, manages to deceive her surroundings.

Stars: Anna Godenius, Stig Ossian Ericson, Willie Andréason, Tomas Pontén

Votes: 112

Another nice TV mini-series from Leif Krantz, preceeding Sinkadus. A woman disguise herself and put on accents and steal from men who are not completely honest themselves. Always excellent Stig Ossian Ericson plays an investigating cop in this one too.

Sinkadus is the better one though, in my opinion!

Will I watch it again? No.

41. High Risk (1981)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Four naive Americans, in need of easy cash, decide to fly to Colombia and raid the safe of a notorious drug lord with connections to the corrupt military regime.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: James Brolin, Anthony Quinn, Lindsay Wagner, James Coburn

Votes: 933

A group of American friends go to South America to steal from a drug lord. This one had potential I thought, but it's just boring.

Will I watch it again? No.

42. The Maiden Heist (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Christopher Walken, Joseph McKenna, Wynn Everett, Patricia B. Till

Votes: 14,782

Old-timers doing an art heist. Great cast and enjoyable comedy, but it didn't blow me away.

Will I watch it again? No.

43. 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

R | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

21 Metascore

A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.

Director: Demian Lichtenstein | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater

Votes: 42,062 | Gross: $15.74M

Casino heist and the aftermath. Very good, entertaining, over-the-top action movie! Beautifully shot and great soundtrack!

Will I watch it again? Yes!

44. The Kill Point (2007)

TV-MA | Action, Crime, Drama

A group of military veterans, who recently returned home from serving in Iraq, band together to pull off a major bank heist.

Stars: Steve Cirbus, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Hyatt, John Leguizamo

Votes: 4,864

A bank robbery hostage situation. John Leguizamo is just great as the leader of the gang. Other than that it's not that good. Donnie Wahlberg, playing the cop in charge, overacts (in the first episodes anyway). The concept for the show could've been developed in a different direction, perhaps giving it a deeper psychological or even political touch (the robberers are war veterans) which is just hinted at as it is now. Despite these complaints I did enjoy it for what it was; a short TV series with a solid no-cliffhanger ending.

Will I watch it again? No.

45. Plastic (I) (2014)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

32 Metascore

Sam and Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by a sadistic gangster. They need to raise £2m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.

Director: Julian Gilbey | Stars: Ed Speleers, Will Poulter, Alfie Allen, Sebastian De Souza

Votes: 7,325

Colourful, comedic and over the top about a group of British dudes earning good money in a credit card fraud. A fun watch!

Will I watch it again? No.

46. The Town (2010)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

74 Metascore

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 326,568 | Gross: $92.19M

Brilliant, realistic Boston bank robbery action drama. A must see!

Will I watch it again? Yes!

47. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene

Votes: 344,445 | Gross: $100.01M

Solid fun action with great cast, action and music! There's a robbery at the center but this is of course an action movie, nothing else. And of course the cop is the good guy here; McClane does not need a presentation here now does he?

Will I watch it again? Yes!

48. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery