Banks have long been a favourite target for criminals hoping to make off with valuables. A bank is, after all, the perfect place to steal enormous sums of money. Heist movies have become popular because of their suspense and adrenaline, making bank robberies an excellent source of entertainment. Countless films have been made on bank heists throughout the years, several of which were box office smashes. When it comes to film, there is a large range of genres and storylines to choose from. The following is a list of the top 10 bank robbery movies.
10. Den of Thieves
If you’re planning a bank robbery, you need a group of people who are willing to put their lives on the line for the greater good. In Den of Thieves, a bunch of Los Angeles bank robbers create a scheme to loot the bank. Members of this crew have long histories of criminal activity, but they soon find themselves the target of the city’s best police officers.
Heat, which came out in 1995, has held up quite well for a film that’s more than two decades old. De Niro plays a criminal genius named Neil, the leader of a squad of crooks. It’s time to put the past behind him for good and plot one final bank robbery that will net him $12 million. While De Niro is coping with his crew’s troubles, he is also grappling with problems at home. In addition, Al Pacino has sent a tenacious cop to track him down.
8. Dog Day Afternoon
Despite its age, Dog Day Afternoon is one of the best films ever made. The story revolves around a bank robbery carried out by three low-level New York City criminals. A series of mishaps ensues and they find themselves in a standoff with the authorities. As it turns out, the aim was to steal enough money to pay for a sex-change operation for one of the burglars.
7. Honest Thief
Although the term “honest thief” may seem contradictory, it makes perfect sense in the context of this film. As a bank robber known as “Tom Dolan,” Liam Nissan stars in the film Honest Thief as a master of disguise. His final act of self-preservation is to turn himself in to the FBI, but he is duped.
In spite of its mixed reviews, a lot of people enjoy Takers because it keeps you on the edge of your seat. The story revolves around a gang of bank robbers famed for their daring and well-planned robberies. Two FBI agents throw a wrench in the group’s final-mission plans once they agree to participate.
5. Inside Man
You don’t need to be an expert on bank robberies to figure out that holding a hostage is probably not a smart move. Inside Man, on the other hand, was exactly how it went down. An tough discussion begins between Dalton Russell (Clive Owen), the leader of the robbers, and a senior detective (Denzel Washington), after they take over a bank in New York City and hold a number of people hostage.
4. The Bank Job
When you see Jason Statham in a movie, you know it’s going to be a chaotic ride. Terry Leather is the name of Statham’s character in the film. It wasn’t long until Terry was back to “normal” after years of defying the law. But he can’t say no when the opportunity arises to commit a massive bank heist.
3. Set It Off
The majority of bank robbery films have all-male casts. For Set It Off, this was not the case. To get out of their low-paying occupations, a group of female friends decide to start robbing banks. Unfortunately, their crimes finally catch up with them.
2. The Town
The Town, with Ben Affleck and Blake Lively among its stellar cast, is certainly one of the most memorable bank robbery films ever made. In addition, the image of robbers masquerading as nuns robbing banks is hard to forget. Adapted from Prince of Thieves, the film portrays four boyhood friends who rob a bank in the style of the novel. Claire (Rebecca Hall), the branch manager, is taken hostage during the heist, and one of the robbers falls for her.
1. Going in Style
As a result of its uniqueness, the film Going in Style from last year took the top spot on our list. A group of elderly people hear that their pensions have been terminated in the film Going in Style, which is unlike any of the others we’ve seen thus far. Going in Style has a lighthearted tone, which is unusual for a film of this kind.