5 Best Heist Movies Better Than Now You See Me, Handpicked by Reddit

5 Best Heist Movies Better Than Now You See Me, Handpicked by Reddit
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“The closer you look, the less you see.”

Back in 2013, the world saw the first Now You See Me movie and was completely amazed by its magic, witty lines and charming characters. The story about illusionists who use their tricks to steal money from the rich satisfied people’s never-ending interest in heist flicks.

Here are 5 must-see genre’s staples that are guaranteed to amaze you even more.

1. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

This star-studded caper comedy presumably comes first to mind in this respect. Just like Now You See Me’s Four Horsemen, every member of the onscreen crew here has their own skills that are of much use in their attempt to rob three Las Vegas casinos in one night. It’s truly a fun and thrilling story where illusions are magically reasonable.

2. Inside Man (2006)

Although it “doesn’t have the hocus pocus bs,” as said by Redditor @dego_frank, it “is a genuinely good movie”. Indeed, Denzel Washington’s thriller doesn’t delve into tricks, but it’s a perfect choice for those who love heist stories. It follows a detective who is negotiating with a robber (Clive Owen) while he is holding hostages inside the bank.

3. Sneakers (1992)

Here comes a 90s gem that centers on five criminals who are hired for a shady deal and are quick to realize their clients have far more nefarious motives behind it. It combines mysterious crime leitmotif with high-class jokes, delivered by the impressive ensemble cast. You should really give it a try if you’re a fan of nostalgic crime movies.

4. The Sting (1973)

This film literally paved the way for all modern caper flicks. Based on real-life cons perpetrated by brothers Fred and Charley Gondorff that are documented in David Maurer’s book The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man (1940), it follows two grifters who decide to team up in an attempt to pull off their biggest affair.

5. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

Last choice is a film that blends heist story with romantic elements that add to its wholesomeness. The star of the James Bond franchise, Pierce Brosnan, here portrays a bored billionaire who steals Monet’s painting from an art gallery and is then pursued by an investigator. The two fall for each other, and it complicates the deal for both of them.

Source: Reddit