Top Heist Movies, Part 6

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) / Director: Arthur Penn / Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard

A romanticized, yet groundbreaking account of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

The Dark Knight (2008) / Director: Christopher Nolan / Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

This dark crime thriller opens with a heist led by a terrifying psychotic criminal named the Joker (Heath Ledger), who is hell-bent on surmounting Gotham’s pile of mobsters and bringing the city’s heroes down to his level. Posthumous Oscar to Ledger for his brilliant portrayal of one of cinema’s most disturbing villains.

Get Shorty (1995) / Director: Barry Sonnenfeld / Stars: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, John Travolta

The movie business is not that much different than a criminal syndicate, a mafia debt collector comes to realize.

Thief (1981) Director: Michael Mann / Stars: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, James Belushi

A professional safecracker (James Caan) wants to leave his live of crime behind after the dreaded “final job,” but the mafia have other plans for him in Mann’s directorial debut.

Croupier (1998) Director: Mike Hodges / Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton

An aspiring writer is hired by a casino as a croupier, and gets pulled into a heist. What great material for a novel…