There’s nothing quite like a good heist movie. The plotting, the scheming, the heist itself, and then the fallout all make for compelling films. And heist movies have been made for as long as there have been films. But when done well, this genre of movie can be something special. Some of the best movies of all time have been about robberies and heists. The genre lends itself well to both action and characters. It’s one of the reasons the genre persists today. And why we here at Goliath are counting down the 10 best heist movies of all time.
10. Heist (2001)
One of actor Gene Hackman’s final performances before he retired from acting in 2004, Heist is a movie written and directed by David Mamet. It stars Hackman as an aging jewel thief who ends up at odds with the crime boss he has worked for over many years. Heist is a well-written thriller full of great wordplay and performances. Sam Rockwell co-stars as the nephew of the crime boss who is sent to watch over Gene Hackman as he pulls off one final heist. Full of double crossing and surprise twists, Heist plays like a template for the perfect heist film. Tense, exciting and unpredictable, this is a more recent heist movie that is worth seeing.