Best Caper Movies

  • Ocean's Eleven

    Ocean's Eleven (PG-13, 2001)

    George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia
    A rag-tag group of con artists and ex-cons team up for the heist to end all heists in this high-prof... read moreile remake of the 1960 Rat Pack favorite. As with its predecessor, Ocean's Eleven opens with its titular hero Danny Ocean (George Clooney stepping into the Frank Sinatra role) eager for a new challenge. The similarities to the original end there, as Ocean conspires with his old pal Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) to rob 150 million dollars from an underground vault that serves three of Las Vegas' biggest casinos. Between the two of them, they recruit nine other men, each with his own criminal specialty, to assist in the mission: moneyman Reuben Tishkoff (Elliot Gould), card dealer Frank (Bernie Mac), pickpocket Linus (Matt Damon), aging con artist Saul (Carl Reiner), British explosives pro Basher (Don Cheadle), techie Dell (Eddie Jemison), rude-boy brothers Virgil (Casey Affleck) and Turk (Scott Caan), and professional acrobat Yen (Shaobo Qin). What Ocean doesn't tell the group is that there's another reason he's coordinating the heist: the three casinos they're robbing are all owned by ruthless gambling mogul Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), who just happens to be married to Ocean's former love Tess (Julia Roberts). Ocean's Eleven was updated by scribe Ted Griffin and marked the third feature shot by director Steven Soderbergh under the alias Peter Andrews. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
    • fb664603000
      fb664603000: Slick, commercial heist remake of the dull 1960s Rat Pack caper with the same title, stylishly directed by Steven Soderbergh. George Clooney and Brad Pitt sta
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • AvidClimber
      AvidClimber: Ocean's Eleven is a high stake crime caper.

      The good. Tight and intelligent scheme with clock-work precision. Well paced, well built sce
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
    • fb1146634647
      fb1146634647: Awesome caper! George Clooney and Brad Pitt!

      What more can you ask for?
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
  • The Bank Job

    The Bank Job (R, 2008)

    Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, James Faulkner
    A car dealer with a dodgy past and new family, Terry has always avoided major-league scams. But, whe... read moren Martine, a beautiful model from his old neighborhood, offers him a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street, Terry recognizes the opportunity of a lifetime. Martine targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But, Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets--secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal that spans London's criminal underworld, the highest echelons of the British government, and the Royal Family itself--the true story of a heist gone wrong, in all the right ways.
    • fb813389394
      fb813389394: sence of action star Jason Statham, The Bank Job isn't an action movie, but rather a thinking man's caper with a few minor pieces of action thrown into the mix. You won't see any intricate shootouts,
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • fb786060634
      fb786060634: Great value crime caper with a retro theme. Really good
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • lewiskendell
      lewiskendell: . The Banl Job is a very nice crime caper, without most of the less realistic elements of a lot of crime movies.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Snatch

    Snatch (R, 2001)

    Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Jason Flemyng, Dennis Farina
    Guy Ritchie's sophomore follow-up to his 1998 sleeper hit Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snat... read morech revisits the previous film's territory of London's crime-ridden underbelly, and does so with the same brand of humor and stylish direction that made Ritchie's first effort a surprise success. With a labyrinthine plot that is ostensibly oriented around a missing diamond, Snatch introduces viewers to three groups of characters intent on retrieving the elusive stone, which has been stolen from an Antwerp jeweler. In the first group are friends and business partners Turkish (Jason Statham, who also supplies the film's voice-over narration) and Tommy (Stephen Graham), who join up with Mickey (Brad Pitt), an Irish gypsy and boxer. Turkish and Tommy make arrangements with Mickey to take a fall in a match engineered by lunatic gang leader Brick Top (Alan Ford). In another corner resides equally loony Russian gangster Boris the Blade (Rade Sherbedgia), who has asked Jewish gangster Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) to place a bet on the match for him. Boris is also scheming to have Sol (Lennie James), the owner of a pawn shop, rob the place with a couple of dim associates. Meanwhile, Avi (Dennis Farina), freshly arrived in London from New York, hires Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) to find Franky when he goes missing; it seems that it was none other than Franky who was supposed to be transporting the purloined diamond to New York. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi
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      fb610041010: A really good British caper movie, with Statham stealing the show.
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
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      fb100002202488220: Brads Pitt is excellent in this gritty, somewhat funny crime caper film. Guy Ritchie should make more of these movies.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb534765567
      fb534765567: One of the Original of its Brittish Caper Genre kind, and also one of Guy Ritches best films to Da
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Ocean's Thirteen

    Ocean's Thirteen (PG-13, 2007)

    George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle
    Cinema icon Al Pacino joins a powerhouse cast headed by of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, An... read moredy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, and series newcomer Ellen Barkin for this, the third installment of director Steven Soderbergh's popular series of glitzy crime comedies. The only hotelier in Las Vegas who can claim that each and every one of his establishments has earned the Royal Review Board's Five Diamond Award, Willy Bank (Pacino) has made more than his share of enemies during his impressive ascent. While most of Bank's adversaries amount to little more than the occasional nuisance, however, this powerful player is about to find out that picking your enemies in Las Vegas can be a true gamble. In betraying Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould), Bank has finally crossed the one man who could bring his entire empire crumbling to the ground -- Danny Ocean (Clooney). Now Reuben is in critical condition, and Ocean is determined to strike back at the man who nearly murdered his mentor. Bank may have taken down one of the original Ocean's Eleven, but his efforts only managed to unite the remaining ten closer than ever before. As the opening of Bank's newest casino draws near, Danny and the crew set into motion a bold plan to humiliate the cocksure casino owner and forever tarnish his spotless reputation. It won't be easy, but if Ocean and his team can get their elaborate plan together in time for the opening of The Bank, they just might be able to deliver some serious Las Vegas justice. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • bodhissatva
      bodhissatva: I like high-tech caper movies, so this was a no-brainer
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1012650041
      fb1012650041: A really fun caper film that makes heist films a bit more suave.Steven Soderberg did work.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • MidnightMadwoman
      MidnightMadwoman: . They've managed to mashup a crime caper with a revenge story, and splashed pretty people, costumes and settings everywhere with the ex
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Duplicity

    Duplicity (PG-13, 2009)

    Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti, Dan Daily
    Closer co-stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for Oscar-nominated director Tony Gilroy's dram... read morea tracing the illicit love affair between two spies-turned-corporate operatives. The Cold War has thawed, and for CIA agents seeking to make an easy mint, the real money is in multinational corporations. CIA officer Claire Stenwick (Roberts) and Ray Koval (Owen) are both racing to secure the formula for a product that will bring untold wealth to the company that lands the patent first as the stakes begin to rise, and their passions start to flare. Meanwhile, their mutual employers, industry giant Howerd Tully (Tom Wilkinson) and trailblazing CEO Dick Garsil (Paul Giamatti) start resorting to some seriously underhanded tactics in hope of gaining an advantage over the competition. Loners by definition of their own careers, Claire and Ray engage in a series of schemes and double-crosses while contending with the fact that their mutual attraction could ultimately jeopardize their entire missions. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb772810556
      fb772810556: Duplicity is a very smart caper, perhaps too smart for its own good. For the first 15 minutes it's really unclear what is goin
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • fb544798571
      fb544798571: Wants to be an oceans eleven type caper but....well it aint. Playa interestingly with narrative but thats about all it has goin for it
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • PoofyPuff1000
      PoofyPuff1000: Sleek caper with great chemistry from Roberts and Owen.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • The Brothers Bloom

    The Brothers Bloom (PG-13, 2009)

    Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Maximilian Schell
    When the younger of two notorious sibling con artists announces a plan to go legit, his brother impl... read moreores him to carry out one last swindle in the eagerly anticipated sophomore feature from Brick writer/director Rian Johnson. Tired of a life on the run, a confidence man who has dedicated his life to the art of the grift decides to call it quits. Despite his plans to leave his criminal past behind, however, the reluctant scammer finds that his brother has masterminded one last scheme to claim the wealth of an eccentric millionaire (Rachel Weisz). With the opportunity to make enough money so that he would be able to live comfortably even if his legitimate endeavors fail, the heretofore unrepentant con man finds it increasingly difficult to refuse his sibling's potentially profitable endeavor. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • jondarcy82
      jondarcy82: A weird con caper, but with plenty of funny / quirky moments, the female leads are especially good
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • fb699129630
      fb699129630: . I thought when I saw the trailer that it was an irritating comedy caper, but it was more than that. As with all con-artist films you know there will be plenty of plot
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • fb572928932
      fb572928932: Quirky caper/con movie, with interesting characters. Doesn't make sense all the time, but scenes, locations
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • The Italian Job

    The Italian Job (PG-13, 2003)

    Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Jason Statham
    A team of high-class thieves avenge their mentor's death -- with the help of his own daughter -- in ... read morethis big-budget remake of the 1969 British caper classic. The Italian Job stars Mark Wahlberg as Charlie, the mastermind of a daring Venice heist overseen by John (Donald Sutherland), a lifelong criminal who plans to retire from the fold with the earnings from his most recent take. Basking in the glow of a job well done at a secluded retreat in the Alps, the thieves -- including the aptly-named Handsome Rob (Jason Statham), tech-geek Lyle (Seth Green), and hearing-impaired quipster Left Ear (Mos Def) -- are ruthlessly double-crossed by one of their own, the taciturn, calculating Steve Frezelli (Edward Norton). Time passes and each member of the group finds himself pursuing other opportunities in the States, until Charlie rallies them together for a revenge-motivated scheme designed to bilk Steve of all his misbegotten earnings. In order to cinch the deal, he even enlists John's reluctant safecracking-prodigy daughter, Stella (Charlize Theron), for an elaborate, incognito Los Angeles heist. But the paranoid Steve proves himself to be one step ahead of them at just about every turn, and Charlie finds that he'll have to make some daring last-minute changes to their plan if the team is to succeed. The Italian Job marked director F. Gary Gray's second 2003 release after the Vin Diesel vehicle A Man Apart. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
    • fb1127067524
      fb1127067524: I usually like caper films , but not this one. Infantile crash and burn type movie.
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • spielberg00
      spielberg00: An update of the 1969 crime caper of the same name, THE ITALIAN JOB is not completely gritty, intense, "blood and bore" like DIR
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • deano
      deano: ke with the excitement Minis (in red, white and blue, naturally) chase than the original 1969 crime caper.
      The opening speedboat chase through Venice's twisty canals is fun. But the characterisations
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Inside Man

    Inside Man (R, 2006)

    Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe
    The volatile showdown between a determined cop and a perfectionist bank robber is sent spiraling tow... read moreard disaster when a scheming power broker steps in to take control of the situation in this hair-raising heist flick directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, and Jodie Foster. Dalton Russell (Owen) is a bank robber with a difference. In his quest to execute the perfect heist, Dalton has taken every possible factor into consideration. Dalton's uncanny ability of staying one step ahead of the law thwarts even-tempered Detective Keith Frazier's (Washington) best efforts. But there's another factor at play. The bank president (Christopher Plummer) has requested the services of high-profile negotiator Madeline White (Foster). Despite her commendable track record, Madeline is something of a wild card, and before the day is over, this bank robbery will go down in history as one of the most elaborate heists ever executed. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb803030313
      fb803030313: A great smart as hell relevant caper. Gets better on repeat viewing. It's perfect.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • papalazzari
      papalazzari: Decent caper but not as smart as projected to be. Nevertheless, still a nice joint for Spike Lee. Top not
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • neilbyce4
      neilbyce4: A movie that has something to say while at the same time gives you an exciting crime caper story
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • The Italian Job

    The Italian Job (G, 1969)

    Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone, Tony Beckley
    The quintessential British caper film of the 1960s, The Italian Job is a flashy, fast romp that chas... read morees a team of career criminals throughout one of the biggest international gold heists in history. Michael Caine is Charlie Croker, a stylish robber and skirt-chaser just out of British prison. Shunning rehabilitation for recidivism, Croker takes over "The Italian Job," a complicated plan to hijack gold bullion from Italy -- right from underneath the noses of the Italian Police and the Mafia. The job, whose original mastermind was murdered, clearly requires the sponsorship of a richer, more established criminal than Croker. He turns to the auspices of the eccentric Mr. Bridger (NoŽl Coward in his last film role), a suave, regal, incarcerated English crime boss with a peculiar fascination with the Queen. Bridger provides Croker with a quirky group of Britain's most infamous computer hackers (including a lascivious Benny Hill), bank robbers, hijackers, and getaway drivers -- the ex-con is soon well on his way to relieving Italy of the gold. ~ Aubry Anne D'Arminio, Rovi
  • Tower Heist

    Tower Heist (PG-13, 2011)

    Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick
    Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an all-star cast in Tower Heist, a comedy caper about working stif... read morefs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them. After the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them. -- (C) Official Site
    • clperry1701
      clperry1701: Funny caper movie which doesn't take itself too seriously. A few scientific inaccuracies, but hey, it's ju
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
    • fb705387790
      fb705387790: Entertaining caper with an in form Murphy getting the best out of the rest of the cast.
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • jonwebb9
      jonwebb9: A decent caper flick, though the great cast seemed underutilized.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago