The 25 Best Heist Movies of All Time

A group of experts, or people who think they are experts, plan the perfect crime. It will make them rich! Sometimes it's a thriller with high stakes, sometimes it's a comedy of errors. Often the plans go way off track. Sometimes they get away with it, sometimes they don't, and the fact that you don't know makes it all the more exciting. These are heist movies, and they come in all flavors. Everyone has their favorite, so Vulture built a ranked list for people to discuss and disagree with.

While selecting the 25 best heist films, we leaned heavily on the importance of the heist(s) to the movie’s plot. So, for example, the crime spree itself is perhaps more entertaining in Fantastic Mr. Fox than in the Wes Anderson film we chose, but the former isn’t really thought of as a “heist movie.” Our choices span several decades and aren’t all in English — most are thrillers, although a few are comedies. In some, our anti-heroes prevail — other times, everything goes terribly wrong. But what connects them all is that primal rush of landing the big score. Don’t try any of this at home.

Whether or not you agree with their selections, you'll probably find one or two that you haven't seen that might be working checking out in the list of the 25 best heist movies of all time. -via Metafilter

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