There’s nothing quite like a good heist film, especially one that’s intelligently written, with great acting and plenty of style.
It’s a chance for people to be part of something that they would never do in the real world, but gives them an idea of what it would be like to fight against the law to try and walk away with enough money for many lifetimes over.
There have been plenty of good (and bad) heist television shows and films over the years, and some of them have become timeless classics. Here we will look at some of the best ever made.
Created by legendary director Christopher Nolan, and packed with an all-star cast, Inception is a complex and labyrinthine movie that follows a group of people as they attempt to gain their freedom by incepting ideas into peoples’ dreams.
This means that a lot of the movie is spent within the dream world, a place where normal physics don’t quite work the same, anything can happen, and the audience is left on the edge of their seats through every thrilling moment. Ultimately, it’s a heist movie, but it’s one that’s incredibly well written.
2. Reservoir Dogs
It was one of the films that allowed Quentin Tarantino to become a household name, and launch a career that consists of some of the greatest films in recent decades. Packed with all the Tarantino tropes that people have come to love, Reservoir Dogs is a gritty take on the heist genre, one offering the perfect combination of violence, intelligence, and enough betrayal to keep things as interesting as possible.
While it might not be Tarantino’s best work, it’s the one that sent him to Hollywood stardom, and remains a true gem nonetheless, especially for those that love a classic heist movie.
3. Inside Man
Inside man was a financial and critical success, and many continue to wonder why director Spike Lee never got the funds or the greenlight to create something similar. Here we have such titans in the industry as Denzel Washington and Clive Owen.
At first, it seems like a film that’ll follow the same old tired tropes, but it doesn’t take long for the viewer to realise that it’s something completely different, focusing more on the brilliance of Owen’s character as he plans the ultimate heist. With plenty of twists and turns, Inside Man is a great watch, and a must-have for collectors, and a great watch between rounds of Canadian online slots.
4. Money Heist
Money Heist is a Spanish Netflix series that’s based around a team of thieves as they attempt to steal money from the Royal Mint of Spain. It quickly became a favourite among viewers, partly due to the brilliance of the writing, partly thanks to the fantastic acting, but also because it provides offers new ideas without relying on overused tropes.
The characters are relatable, almost every scene has an intensity about it, and the constant cat-and-mouse dynamic of the show means there’s generally never a dull moment.