Top Heist Movies, Part 7

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) / Director: Joseph Sargent / Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Criminals (led by Robert Shaw) demand a ransom for a subway car full of passengers, as New York Transit lieutenant (Walter Matthau) puzzles out the situation and deals with his adversary. Remade in 2009 by Tony Scott with John Travolta and Denzel Washington.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) Director: John McTiernan / Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara

Millionaires are no longer exciting, so this remake of the 1968 flick features a billionaire playboy who amuses himself by stealing artwork. He meets his match in a brilliant insurance investigator.

Entrapment (1999) / Director: Jon Amiel / Stars: Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames, Will Patton

Why are insurance investigators seen as sexy by Hollywood? In this flick, Catherine Zeta-Jones is on the hunt for a master art thief (Connery).

Point Break (1991) / Director: Kathryn Bigelow / Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

An undercover FBI agent (Reeves) goes after a gang of surfing bank robbers, led by Patrick Swayze.

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) Director: Michael Cimino / Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach

A bank robber and his sidekick gather up the old gang to pull off a daring new heist.