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Best Robber Movies


  • Public Enemies

    Public Enemies (R, 2009)

    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi
    Based on author Bryan Burrough's ambitious tome Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and th... read moree Birth of the FBI, 1933-43, director Michael Mann's sprawling historical crime drama follows the efforts of top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale ) in capturing notorious bank robber John Dillinger. A folk hero to the American public thanks to his penchant for robbing the banks that many people believed responsible for the Great Depression, charming bandit Dillinger (Johnny Depp) was virtually unstoppable at the height of his criminal career; no jail could hold him, and his exploits endeared him to the common people while making headlines across the country. J. Edgar Hoover's (Billy Crudup) FBI was just coming into formation, and what better way for the ambitious lawman to transform his fledgling Bureau of Investigation into a national police force than to capture the gang that always gets away? Determined to bust Dillinger and his crew, which also included sociopathic Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Alvin Karpis (Giovanni Ribisi), Hoover christened Dillinger the country's very first Public Enemy Number One, and unleashed Purvis to take them down by whatever means necessary. But Purvis underestimated Dillinger's ingenuity as a master criminal, and after embarking on a frantic series of chases and shoot-outs, the dashing agent humbly surmised that he was in over his head. Outwitted and outgunned, Purvis knew that his only hope for busting Dillinger's gang was to baptize a crew of Western ex-lawmen as official agents, and orchestrate a series of betrayals so cunning that even America's criminal mastermind wouldn't know what hit him. Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, and Stephen Dorff co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • cjmolina1991
      cjmolina1991: ngster movie set in the 1930s, what's not to like about this flick?
      Johnny Depp plays a famous bank robber named John Dillinger who is being chased by the FBI and Christian Bale. We see couple of bank
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • vossr
      vossr: ent narrative thread, rather this gives us the chance to know a Depression era celebrity level bank robber. Depp's performance perfectly channels the danger, charisma, and charm of John Dillenger. Chr
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • doctordoom
      doctordoom: This is a true life based film about the famous bank robber John Dillinger from the 1930's. This was a interesting look into part of his life and as well
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • The Town

    The Town (R, 2010)

    Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively
    Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage... read more after feigning a chance meeting with her to ensure that she can't identify them in Affleck's adaptation of author Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves. The son of a tough Charlestown, MA thief, Doug passed on his chance to walk the straight and narrow in favor of becoming a career bank robber. Not only is Doug's crew one of the most ruthless in Boston, but they're also one of the best; they never leave a trace of evidence, and always make a clean break. Over the years, Doug's fearless partners in crime have become something of a surrogate family to him; Jem (Jeremy Renner), the most dangerous of the bunch, is the closest thing Doug has ever had to a brother. But a divide begins to open between the two career criminals when Jem takes bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) hostage during a particularly tense heist, and the group subsequently discovers that she hails from their own tight-knit suburb. When Jem proposes that the gang make an effort to find out just how much Claire recalls about the crime, Doug fears that his volatile partner may do more harm than good and volunteers himself for the job. Later, Doug turns on the charm while pretending to bump into Claire by chance, and becomes convinced that she doesn't suspect him of being the same man who just robbed her bank. As the feds turn up the heat on the gang, Doug finds himself falling for Claire, and searching desperately for a means of cutting his ties to his criminal past. But with each passing day, Jem grows increasingly suspicious of Doug's true motivations. Now caught between two worlds with no chance of turning back, Doug realizes that his only hope for finding a happy future is to betray the only family he's ever known. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi