The twenty best films about robberies

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1. The sting (1973)

Chicago, thirties. Johnny Hooker (Redford) and Henry Gondorff (Newman) are two con men who decide to avenge the death of a dear old colleague, murdered on the orders of a powerful gangster named Doyle Lonnegan (Shaw). For this they will hatch an ingenious and complicated plan with the help of all their friends and acquaintances.

2. Small Time Crooks (2000)

After getting out of prison, Ray Winkler makes a living as a dishwasher. Fed up with this job, he comes up with a brilliant idea: open a cookie shop, next to a bank, with the help of his wife and a couple of small-time pickpockets. While his wife attends to the business, he and his associates dig a tunnel that leads inside the bank. They will soon become rich, but not exactly as they had thought.

3. Inside Man (2006)

A tough cop (Denzel Washington) and a clever robber (Clive Owen) duel during a tense hostage kidnapping at a Manhattan bank. Suddenly, a third person appears who has been hired by the influential owner of the bank (Christopher Plummer). It is about Madaline (Jodie Foster), a powerful broker who has a secret agenda.

4. Hell or High Water (2016)

Toby (Chris Pine), a young divorced father, and his impulsive brother Tanner (Ben Foster), an ex-con just out of jail, head to West Texas to pull off a series of robberies at a few bank branches. Toby’s goal is to try to get enough money to save the family farm, which is in danger. As soon as they commit the first robbery, a veteran Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) and his partner will go on the trail of the brothers.

5. Drive (2011)

During the day, Driver (Ryan Gosling) works in a garage and is a stunt driver, but, on some sporadic nights, he works as a driver for criminals. Shannon, his boss, who knows his talent behind the wheel well, looks for film and television directors as well as criminals who need the best driver for their escapes, taking the corresponding commission. But Driver’s world begins to change the day he meets Irene (Carey Mulligan), a beautiful neighbor who has a young son and her husband in jail.

6. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

An organized gang is hired to rob a company and take some diamonds. However, before the alarm goes off, the police are already there. Some members of the band die in the confrontation with the forces of order, and the rest meet at the agreed place.

7. Hurry, Hurry (1981)

Pablo, “el Meca”, “el Sebas”, and Ángela are four boys who want to escape from the marginal environment in which they live. To do this, they need to get money, although they are not willing to work for years to save. They only think about getting it fast and living fast

8. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Some petty criminals decide to rob a Brooklyn bank branch. However, due to his inexperience, the robbery, which had been planned to be executed in just ten minutes, turns into a trap for robbers and a spectacle for live television.

9. Lock & Stock (1998)

Eddie convinces three friends to gamble their savings in a game of cards against Harry the Axe, a neighborhood mobster. The game is rigged, and Eddie not only loses all the money, but he runs up half a million pounds in debt, which he must pay off within a week. The mobster intends to keep his father’s place to pay off the debt, but the four friends plan to settle it in a much more risky way.

10. The Killing (1956)

After going through prison, Johnny Clay has decided to give the last blow of his life, the one that allows him to retire with his beloved Fay. The plan is to take the proceeds from horse racing at a racetrack. After a meticulous selection of collaborators, he strategizes the assault with unsuspected precision. He will try to cause an altercation in the betting room and kill the favorite horse of the seventh race. Clay enlists the help of Randy, a bribed cop, George, the betting teller, and Mike, a racetrack bartender. The heist goes as planned, but problems arise with the distribution of the loot.

11. Nine Queens (2000)

Juan and Marcos are two small-time swindlers, one young and one veteran in the art of scams, who coincidentally find themselves involved in a matter that could make them millionaires: they have less than a day to carry out a scam that cannot fail.

12. Gun Crazy (1950)

Bart Tare is a man obsessed with weapons since he was a child. When he meets Annie, a femme fatale, he is drawn into the world of crime. United by his fondness for weapons, the couple’s relationship ends, between robbery and robbery, in a whirlwind of passions and dangerous situations.

13. The Getaway (1972)

Doc McCoy (Steve McQueen) is serving a ten-year sentence for armed robbery. Thanks to his wife Carol (Ali MacGraw), an influential figure gets him parole; but, in exchange, the couple will have to rob a bank. During the assault, one of his two accomplices and the guard are killed. The survivor chases them to finish them off and seize the loot.

14. Robbery at Three (1962)

Galindo, an unhappy dreamer, works as a teller in a bank branch. One day, he gathers a group of colleagues and exposes a detailed plan to rob the branch where they work. The initial reaction is rejection, but little by little Galindo convinces them of the feasibility of the project.

15. Heat (1995)

Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is an expert thief. His philosophy consists of living without ties or ties that could constitute an obstacle if things get complicated. His gang is made up of professional criminals so skilled that they can even impress detective Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino), a man who lives so obsessed with his work that he endangers his love life. As McCauley’s gang plots the killing blow, and Hanna’s team sets out to stop it, each of them realizes that he has to deal with the greatest mind he’s ever faced in his career.

16. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)

Two brothers from a bourgeois family find themselves in a desperate situation and need to get some money: Andy (Philip Seymour Hoffman), an ambitious executive addicted to heroin, proposes to his brother Hank (Ethan Hawke), whose salary is almost gone. entirely to pay his ex-wife’s pension, give a perfect coup: rob the jewelry store that his parents have in New York. Although at first glance it seems very easy, circumstances and chance combine so that nothing goes as planned.

17. Baby Driver (2017)

Baby (Ansel Elgort), a talented young getaway driver, relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best at what he does. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees an opportunity to abandon his life of crime and make a clean getaway. But after being forced to work for a criminal gang boss (Kevin Spacey), he must come forward when an ill-fated hit threatens his life, his love and his freedom.

18. Wild Bunch (1969)

A group of veteran bank robbers living on the fringes of the US-Mexico border find themselves cornered by both bounty hunters and the Mexican military.

19. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

During the Great Depression, a gang of young criminals, led by the couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, roams the United States robbing banks, favoring the lowly and ridiculing the authorities.

20. The World Is Ours (2012)

The ‘Cabesa’ and the ‘Culebra’, following in the footsteps of Dioni, decide to make a big coup: rob a bank branch and flee to Brazil. What seemed like it was going to be a simple job, becomes complicated due to the sudden appearance of Fermín, a businessman in his fifties loaded with explosives, who threatens to blow himself up and demands the presence of television to draw attention to his precarious economic situation. . So, a simple robbery becomes a full-blown kidnapping with hostages and explosives involved…

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