Listeners nominate their favorite heist movies

We received a bunch of great suggestions for our Screen Time segment today with Cube Critic Euan Kerr. The topic: Heist movies!

Here’s the list:

“The Great Train Robbery” (1903)

“Heat” (1995, with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro)

“The Bank Job” (2008, with Jason Statham)

“Reservoir Dogs” (1992; first Tarantino film)

“The Killing” (1956; first Stanley Kubrick film)

“Inside Man” (2006, with Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster; Kerri’s favorite)

“The Italian Job” (1969, with Michael Caine and Noel Coward)

“The Town” (2010; Ben Affleck stars and directs)

“Rififi” (1955; classic French heist movie, directed by Jules Dassin)

“The Sting” (1973; Robert Redford and Paul Newman)

“Headhunters” (2011; Norwegian adaptation of Jo Nesbo art theft novel)

“Grand Slam” (1967, with Edward G. Robinson)

“Street Thief” (2006; documentary about a real-life thief)

“Sexy Beast” (2000; you have to keep your eye on the fast-talking, foul-mouthed Ben Kingsley)

“The Heist” (2001, with Gene Hackman)

“The Usual Suspects” (1995)

“Inception” (2010; some say sci-fi, but it can be viewed as a heist too)

“Nothing to Lose” (1997, with Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins)

“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” (1998; part of the “hardened British, street criminal heist” sub-genre)

“The Thomas Crown Affair” (1999; remake of the 1968 heist film holds its own)

“Three Days of the Condor” (1975, with Robert Redford)

“Spy Game” (2001, with Brad Pitt)

“Ronin” (1998, with Robert De Niro)

“The Score” (2001; with Robert De Niro and Ed Norton)

“Sneakers” (1992, with Robert Redford)

“How to Steal a Million” (1966, with Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole)

Coming soon:

“The Angels’ Share” (Ken Loach comedy drama about stealing single malt scotch)

“Trance” (New Danny Boyle movie about art theft)

  • Erma Wolf

    “Going in Style” (1979 with George Burns and Art Carney). A good movie about several senior citizens who decide to hold up banks for extra money. The men gradually die, and while George Burns’s character is eventually arrested, the ending has a good twist. Funny, good characters, and at times poignant.

  • Stephanie Curtis, MPR News

    Quick Change, the Bill Murray heist movie!

  • Stephanie Curtis, MPR News

    Dead Presidents!

  • Mary Weber,Daily Circuit fan

    I have 2 favorite movies The Italian Job/ The usual Suspects I know there are other films that were amazing but when trying to choose the best according to my simple knowledge these are the top 2.

  • David Poretti

    A suggested sampling, from fun to noir, with various levels of criminal success: Cat Ballou, Get Shorty, Grifters, True Romance, Ice Harvest and Blood Simple. I agree with the other commenters – all excellent suggestions.