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Best Robbery Movies

  • 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
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      fb511467026: Surprisingly twisted for a cliched bank robbery tale
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100000119075484: "It looked like the perfect bank robbery. But you can't judge a crime by its cover."

      Inside Man is a great heist thriller that has s
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb666882769: A smart film about a bank robbery that is "perfect." The film's plot is something that caught my eye when I first heard of it,
      Reviewed 3 years 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.
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      fb1077523731: nally the thieves get involved in some playful banter, and they create some good tension during the robbery. I don't totally hate the confrontation with the crooks and MI6, and I'd be lying if I said
      Reviewed 22 days days ago
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      fb666900670: Very enjoyable & gripping story plus it's supposedly all based on a true set of events... think Gre
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • 54adam
      54adam: . What starts out as a simple bank robbery gets much more complicated, as the victims will stop at nothing to recover the secret and da
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon (R, 1975)

    Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Sully Boyar
    Based on a true 1972 story, Sidney Lumet's 1975 drama chronicles a unique bank robbery on a hot summ... read moreer afternoon in New York City. Shortly before closing time, scheming loser Sonny (Al Pacino) and his slow-witted buddy, Sal (John Cazale), burst into a Brooklyn bank for what should be a run-of-the-mill robbery, but everything goes wrong, beginning with the fact that there is almost no money in the bank. The situation swiftly escalates, as Sonny and Sal take hostages; enough cops to police the tristate area surround the bank; a large Sonny-sympathetic crowd gathers to watch; the media arrive to complete the circus; and police captain Moretti (Charles Durning) tries to negotiate with Sonny while keeping the volatile spectacle under control. When Sonny's lover, Leon (Chris Sarandon), tries to talk Sonny out of the bank, we learn the robbery's motive: to finance Leon's sex-change operation. Sonny demands a plane to escape, but the end is near once menacingly cool FBI agent Sheldon (James Broderick) arrives to take over the negotiations. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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      fb100000121427210: .

      Dog Day Afternoon is an amazing film of epic size. A statement about society, a bank robbery gone wrong, and themes of homosexuality. A film with many layers. 4.5/5
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
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      fb100002763283487: One of my top 3 best bank robbery movies I've seen ever! Based on a true story in my hometown, this bank robbery turns into a
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb1212296192: pped to watch this!! The movie was great, ifunny, and I would watch it again! It wasn't no ordinary robbery!
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Lookout

    The Lookout (R, 2007)

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher, Carla Gugino
    "The Lookout" marks Academy Award (R)-nominated screenwriter Scott Frank's ("Out of Sight"), directo... read morerial debut. The intelligent crime drama is centered around Chris, a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
    • timeladyinred
      timeladyinred: . The actual robbery is shot well and very intense. Thumbs up to watch this, mostly if you like Gordon-Levitt or
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • smp16
      smp16: . The robbery takes place, but as usual the heist goes badly wrong leaving several dead. He eventually com
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • Dracula787
      Dracula787: to fall in with a crew of bank robbers hoping to use Pratt?s inside position at the bank to help a robbery.
      Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives an admirable lead performance as Pratt. Most viewers will pro
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (R, 2007)

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney, Michael Shannon
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, and Marisa Tomei star in director Sidney Lumet's... read more thriller concerning two brothers who hatch a plan to rob their parent's jewelry store. When the job goes awry, the entire family is set on a collision course with tragedy. Andy (Hoffman) is an overextended broker in desperate need of some cash. His brother, Hank (Hawke), isn't much better off, so when Andy hatches a plan to rob their parent's modest jewelry store, it seems like a foolproof way to make a quick buck. But Andy's trophy wife, Gina (Tomei), is secretly sleeping with libidinous younger brother Hank, and when the robbery proves a complete disaster it isn't long before loyalties start to shift. Now Andy and Hank's father, Charles (Finney), is determined to make the unidentified robbers pay for their crime. What's a father to do when he discovers that the ones he loves have become his worst enemies? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • sumphreak
      sumphreak: . Very well done from all perspectives. An excellent variation on the bank robbery story.
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
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      fb1330040526: . I just didn't like how it went back and forth through time, related to the robbery. It got annoying after a while. But the movie has a great story and great acting.
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • MrMarakai
      MrMarakai: . To do this, he cleverly plays with timeframes; changing back, forward and during the robbery itself. The focus is on the two brothers, as well as their emotionally stilted father (Alber
      Reviewed 23 months days ago