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Don’t know what to watch? Here are 10 of the best heist movies to liven up your night time routine

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With a variety of movies at our fingertips, knowing which film to select can be incredibly overwhelming.

Between comedy, romance and action – what do you pick? Why choose one when you have all these genres combined in a brilliant heist film.

You never know what to expect with a heist film but trust us when we say a heist movie can be more than an elaborate plan and risky escapes, it can also include light comedy, romantic tension and action!

To minimise the hassle of trying to select the perfect movie, we have complied a list for you.

Continue scrolling to see all the best heist movies for your night time viewing.

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Ocean’s Eleven

This one is a no brainer! For the heist newbies, this franchise is a must. The first film, Ocean’s Eleven was the biggest success with Hollywood A-listers George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt.

The original plot follows a gangster who assembles even people to steal money from three popular casinos in Las Vegas.

Following its success, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen was released with only a few years apart.

Its most recent addition was Ocean’s Eight which followed incredible women who masterminded an elaborate heist. Its cast included Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna.

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The franchise began in 2001.

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Baby Driver

This film, which has a killer soundtrack, follows a young getaway driver who was forced to work for a crime boss. In the midst of heist which is destined to fall apart, the protagonist Baby, played by Ansel Elgort can’t help but fall in love.

This formulaic heist film includes comedy, chaos, romance and a ‘bad guy’ with a moral compass.

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Baby Driver was released in 2017.

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The Bling Ring

Although this movie does not action-packed like traditional heist films. The Bling Ring was inspired by real-life events, as high-school students – who were obsessed with fame – use the internet to track celebrities to rob their homes of millions.

The drama/ heist film features Emma Roberts, Taissa Farmiga and Israel Broussard, even Paris Hilton made a cameo.

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This 2013 film is a crime drama film.

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Inception

We take a darker, sci-fi turn with this 2010 film! Inception follows Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who steals information from his targets by entering their dreams.

Some fans consider Inception to be one of Christopher Nolan’s best films as it surpasses traditional heist films to explore human nature and all it’s faults.

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Watch this 2010 science fiction film ASAP!

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Fast Five

As expected, this film is loud and fast as Brian, Dominic and his team of street racers plan to steal from a powerful Brazilian drug lord, all while being chased by a federal agent, played by Dwayne Johnson.

While this film does not make the viewer question everything, it is a great, easy and an action-packed favourite.

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Of course Fast Five made the cut.

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Widows

Four criminal husbands pass away following a shootout with police, leaving their crushing debts to their widows. To take more control of their future, the widows come together to execute the heist their husbands planned before their deaths.

The 2018 film features Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Collin Farrell.

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We loved this 2018 crime thriller.

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The Italian Job

Originally released in 1969, The Italian Job was remade in 2003 with Hollywood stars Mark Wahlberg, Jason Statham and Charlize Theron.

The remake follows two thieves who assemble a team in order to steal from a vault in Venice, when one of the team members betrays them. A few years later, a new heist is set in motion.

Young Mark Wahlberg? Yes please!

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Logan Lucky

This 2017 comedy crime film features two brothers planning an elaborate heist during a NASCAR race in the United States, all the while evading the authorities.

Logan Lucky includes major Hollywood stars including Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig and Hilary Swank.

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Watch this comedy crime movie on Amazon Prime.

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Catch Me If You Can

Young Leonardo DiCaprio heartthrobs will adore this movie!

Doctor, pilot or lawyer, Frank is either incredibly intelligent or a brilliant scammer, we will leave that up to you to decide. Catch Me If You Can follows an FBI agent’s mission to track down the con man.

While this 2002 film does not follow the concept of a heist film, its based on the autobiography of Frank Abagnale who performed cons worth millions of dollars.

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A young Leo anyone?

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Now You See Me

This 2013 film was such a hit, they made two more! Now You See Me explores a cat and mouse type of game between an FBI agent and four street magicians. The deceptive group has pulled off elaborate bank heists and robberies using illusions and mind games.

The movie features Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Morgan Freeman.

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Keep your mind switched on for this one.

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