5 Best Heist Movies That Will Steal You Away From Your Everyday Worries

5 Best Heist Movies That Will Steal You Away From Your Everyday Worries
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Movie robberies have a special charm, with meticulous preparations and daring escapes, and if you want to immerse yourself in elaborate heists, these five are for you.

Movies have a long history of romanticizing criminals of all kinds, and with criminals often comes heists.

So if you want to watch some intense and thrilling heists, these five movies are the perfect choice.

Heat (1995)

A Michael Mann classic starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Heat revolves around a cat-and-mouse game between a professional thief leading a gang of robbers (De Niro) and a police lieutenant (Pacino) trying to track him down. One of the best gunfights in movie history serves as the cherry on top of an overall great film.

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

This remake of the 1960s film of the same name follows professional thief Danny Ocean, portrayed by George Clooney, as he attempts to rob three Las Vegas casinos at once, which requires a crew of skilled individuals. The movie marked the beginning of a whole new franchise and is a classic heist story with elaborate plans, high stakes and dealing with unexpected complications.

Inception ( 2010)

At first glance, Christopher Nolan 's mind-bending story may not seem like the most obvious example of a heist movie, but at its core, Inception is exactly that. The only difference is that instead of infiltrating bank vaults, Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio ) and his crew infiltrate people's minds using dream-sharing technology to steal information or plant ideas.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

The first film by the now legendary Quentin Tarantino revolves around a diamond heist, although the heist itself takes place off-screen. However, the rest of the movie is a great example of a heist movie, with preparations and a daring escape, albeit in a non-linear order.

Baby Driver (2017)

Directed by Edgar Wright, this film tells the story of a young getaway driver, played by Ansel Elgort, who suffers from tinnitus and listens to music on the job to cope with it. With a compelling story and characters, a great soundtrack, and hot chases, it is a perfect movie for those who love movie heists.