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Posted: 2/1/2006 8:17:04 AM EDT
We all know that Heat is the all time greatest, but what are some of the other best heist movies??? I submit Dead Presidents as one of the lesser known movies.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 8:27:48 AM EDT
Two of the best... the standard by which the others should be judged.

The Asphalt Jungle
The Killing
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:23:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 9:25:10 AM EDT by Bunnyassassin]
The Italian Job ..... Starring Michael Caine....... Not that Wahlberg prick...
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:28:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 9:28:37 AM EDT by ProfessorEvil]
The Heist is ok, interesting way to blow up a safe at least.

But HEAT rules the roost.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:31:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 9:36:32 AM EDT by HardShell]
The Thomas Crown Affair (either version - they both have their merits IMO)

Welcome to Collinwood (short on action, long on great writing and acting)

After the Sunset (beautiful scenery [however you define it ], fun/enjoyable movie but nothing earth-shattering)

The Ladykillers (just plain funny)

And I liked Entrapment, but most folks didn't...
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:31:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 9:31:58 AM EDT by General_Tso]

Originally Posted By ProfessorEvil:
The Heist is ok, interesting way to blow up a safe at least.

But HEAT rules the roost.



+1
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:33:03 AM EDT
I just thought of another... The Score with DeNiro and Ed Norton-very entertaining film.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:42:23 AM EDT
Ocean's Eleven (New or Old)
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:55:59 AM EDT
Ronin was a good one.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 11:00:35 AM EDT
Michael Mann's 1981 Thief -- like a beta version of Heat.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 11:13:29 AM EDT
Italian Job
Thomas Crown Affair and
National Treasure are my picks.

Link Posted: 2/1/2006 11:18:54 AM EDT
Short Circuit 2
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 12:03:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bump0x:
Ronin was a good one.



Never really thought of it that way, but a good film certainly.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 12:56:45 PM EDT
Snatch
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 1:07:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By metalsaber:
Snatch



Not really a heist film by definition, but a great film. One of my favorites.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 1:35:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 1:39:19 PM EDT by HardShell]
I can't believe they haven't been mentioned yet (not even by me ), but...

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

and, of course

Reservoir Dogs (IMHO one of the very best re: a heist-gone-wrong and its aftermath...)
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 1:48:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:
I can't believe they haven't been mentioned yet (not even by me ), but...

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

and, of course

Reservoir Dogs (IMHO one of the very best re: a heist-gone-wrong and its aftermath...)



Damn, I am embarassed I didn't mention RD. I know the whole thing by heart.

"I'm hungry, let's get a taco."
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 1:53:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 1:54:31 PM EDT by twonami]
in addition to the ones already mentioned,
Sting
Usual Suspects
Sneakers
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 1:55:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
"I'm hungry, let's get a taco."



Are you gonna bark all day, little doggie, or are you gonna bite?
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 2:42:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:
I can't believe they haven't been mentioned yet (not even by me ), but...

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

and, of course

Reservoir Dogs (IMHO one of the very best re: a heist-gone-wrong and its aftermath...)



After watching RD, I was extremely disappointed. It ws probably one of the best cast lineup, but just horribly done. Yes I'm sure I'll get flamed, but I'm glad I didn't pay too much for it.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 2:58:05 PM EDT
Kelly's Heroes.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 3:10:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By metalsaber:

Originally Posted By HardShell:
I can't believe they haven't been mentioned yet (not even by me ), but...

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

and, of course

Reservoir Dogs (IMHO one of the very best re: a heist-gone-wrong and its aftermath...)



After watching RD, I was extremely disappointed. It ws probably one of the best cast lineup, but just horribly done. Yes I'm sure I'll get flamed, but I'm glad I didn't pay too much for it.





You probably would have been more impressed if you hadn't seen dozens of knock offs before seeing the original. There have been countless movies, videos, and even commercials that have copied it. When it came out 13 years ago, it was revolutionary.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:11:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 5:12:10 PM EDT by GiggleSmith]

Originally Posted By Stryfe:
Kelly's Heroes.

[Start Oddball]
Woof! Woof! Woof!
[/oddball]


Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:45:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:

Originally Posted By Stryfe:
Kelly's Heroes.

[Start Oddball]
Woof! Woof! Woof!
[/oddball]

www.victoryatseaonline.com/war/ww2/kelly/kelly-46.jpg



I loved Kelly's Heroes. There was a great cast.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:47:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:

Originally Posted By metalsaber:

Originally Posted By HardShell:
I can't believe they haven't been mentioned yet (not even by me ), but...

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

and, of course

Reservoir Dogs (IMHO one of the very best re: a heist-gone-wrong and its aftermath...)



After watching RD, I was extremely disappointed. It ws probably one of the best cast lineup, but just horribly done. Yes I'm sure I'll get flamed, but I'm glad I didn't pay too much for it.





You probably would have been more impressed if you hadn't seen dozens of knock offs before seeing the original. There have been countless movies, videos, and even commercials that have copied it. When it came out 13 years ago, it was revolutionary.



I think it was more in line with everyone hypes up this movie so much, I was expecting so much more.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 7:01:44 PM EDT
Killing Zoe
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 7:43:24 PM EDT
Don't forget The Getaway.

Link Posted: 2/1/2006 8:28:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By metalsaber:

Originally Posted By triburst1:

Originally Posted By metalsaber:

Originally Posted By HardShell:
I can't believe they haven't been mentioned yet (not even by me ), but...

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

and, of course

Reservoir Dogs (IMHO one of the very best re: a heist-gone-wrong and its aftermath...)



After watching RD, I was extremely disappointed. It ws probably one of the best cast lineup, but just horribly done. Yes I'm sure I'll get flamed, but I'm glad I didn't pay too much for it.





You probably would have been more impressed if you hadn't seen dozens of knock offs before seeing the original. There have been countless movies, videos, and even commercials that have copied it. When it came out 13 years ago, it was revolutionary.



I think it was more in line with everyone hypes up this movie so much, I was expecting so much more.



Yes, it does not have the clever twists and turns of most Tarantino films. It's just raw macho dialogue and in your face violence.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:13:32 AM EDT
Disorganized Crime.

One of my favorites for many reasons!
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:50:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:

Originally Posted By metalsaber:
Snatch



Not really a heist film by definition, but a great film. One of my favorites.



I loved the beginning with the Hasidic Jews/thieves going through all the security. Franky Four Fingers' monologue is basically how the whole belief of Jesus as the Messiah is just a big misunderstanding through poor translation, it's pretty funny.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:30:12 PM EDT
Though I HATE Clooney, Ocean's Eleven was a damn entertaining flick.

The Score is great.

Big +1 on Ronin.

Does Way of the Gun count? It should.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 10:18:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2006 10:22:55 PM EDT by www-glock19-com]
I like the Heist
Noone metioned thunderbolt and Lightfoot
I mean shooting the safe open with a 20mm whats not to like and it was a halfway true story
(I did a search but could not find any info on the guy that used a supressed 20mm cannon to blow off a valut door years ago I remember it cuz he used a 55gallon barrel for a supressor )
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