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The Art of the Steal: 10 Great Heist Films

Always impressed by daring, ingenuity, and nerves of steel, TIME casts an admiring look at an impressive lineup of big-screen capers

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sachinmench
sachinmench

Guys watch 'Special 26', its based on true robbery happened in Mumbai, even after 35 years the mastermind is yet to find... It never happened in the history that crook has given ad in news paper o recruit people to help him in a robbery...  

KenyattaBecktemba
KenyattaBecktemba

There are shoot outs and then there are shoot outs.  Heat is in the number one spot and my remain there for years to come.  Heat replaced my number one choice which maintained it's  #1 spot for over 40 yrs  (Yes over 40 yrs)  The classic Western " The Wild Bunch"   It has now moved to the # 2 spot.  Hey records are made to be broken. 

ToddBergland
ToddBergland

The Great Train Robbery doesn't even get a nod?

D.j.Euphoria
D.j.Euphoria

"Thursday" directed by Skip Woods was also superior to half the entries on this list, but I'm sure the author has never experienced that movie as it is very hard to find.


D.j.Euphoria
D.j.Euphoria

How do you leave off Guy Ritchie's SNATCH from this list? Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels..is also superior to "The Bank Job". (And I'm not even English). What about "The Usual Suspects"...sheesh, c'mon man.

RyanHarton
RyanHarton

So Midnight Cowboy is a film from 1969... But hey... Who's counting..? Just me evidently...

donkeyhodey
donkeyhodey

What? Your not including -To Catch A Thief -  1955 - One of Hitchcocks finest.

mnkracker
mnkracker

Oh come on you totaly forgot "Kelly's Heroes." Yes it is a war heist movie but still a very good movie and far better than "3 queens"

samhain1969
samhain1969

I agree Yup...  Also, as far as war-movie heist films go, I prefer Kelly's Heroes to Three Kings any day...