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10 Heist Movies To Watch If You Love Netflix’s Money Heist

Season 5 of Netflix’s Money Heist is on its way and while fans are waiting for the episodes’ release, it’s a good idea to warm up and watch a couple of related movies to prepare for the biggest heist yet.

Performing a grand heist takes months or even years to brainstorm, plan, and execute. Despite so, movies and tv shows make it seem really easy to pull off. It is not a good idea to pursue a heist but to scheme a fake master plan in mind may sound a cool one. So, take a few tips and tricks from these recommended heist movies.

Ocean’s 11

Ocean's 11

A heist plan takes a lot of time and effort and it must be something that is doable and flexible. There must be a Plan B up to Z because no one knows what is going to happen. For Ocean’s 11, breaking in is a piece of cake. What matters is how to get out alive.

Improvisation is always key in any heist. No matter how perfect the plan is, there will be loopholes and flaws where one can get caught. There are other Ocean’s movies out there so be sure to check those out.

Ocean’s 8

A group of highly trained and skilled women works together to steal the most prized and protected jewelry on earth, the Toussant. They planned to snatch it during an event and have it cut just so each could have a piece of the necklace. The movie is entertaining and has a good mixture of thrill and comedy.

With the star-studded cast of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway, Ocean’s 8 delivers an overall enticing plot. In addition, fans will be transported to the most glamorous Met Gala event show with some famous celebrities’ cameo scenes.

Baby Driver

Baby Driver

A heist show and a musical, Baby Driver is not just an ordinary film. It is a fresh take on the genre. Baby, the character played by Ansel Elgort, is a driver hired by a team of thieves. With an angelic face like his, no one would suspect the kid as a criminal. Plus, he knows the ins and outs of the streets.

Also starring Lily James, the two main characters formed a chemistry that no one expected. The soundtracks are quite catchy as well and fans will find themselves humming to the tunes while watching the movie.

Now You See Me

Now You See Me

Ever thought about robbing a bank without making it obvious at all? It seems impossible until the Four Horsemen do it. These highly trained robbers execute heists with an audience and make it look fake but in reality, they are actually stealing in front of everyone.

Morgan Freeman did the narration part for both of the two movies and exposed how the heist is done. He debunked their secrets in his own show and revealed how they planned, organized, and executed the heists.

Fast Five

Fast Five

As a long-time running film franchise, the Fast series always offer new directions in every installment. Fast Five differs from the rest of the Fast movies because it focuses on a heist. It still involved car chases and gunfights since these are the trademark of the movies.

No matter how many films they release, it appears that fans do not get enough of it. It is evident as to why they come back for more—the adrenaline and the amazing stunts just keep getting more insane in every film.

Inception

Inception

This sci-fi kind of heist film is for the fans of Christopher Nolan. The mind-boggling Inception movie uses intricate courses of timelines and an amalgamation of science and fiction that will leave the audience confused and marked for life.

The story centers around a skilled thief named Dom who infiltrates the minds of his targets to steal information. His friend Arthur help extract classified information from their subjects using advanced military technology that allows people to share a dream world. Furthermore, they also implant ideas onto their victim’s minds, altering their memories.

21

21 Movie

Not all heist movies are about stealing money or jewelry because this one is about counting cards. If the term Blackjack sounds familiar then viewers know what this film is all about. This is a gambling game where the players’ goal is to acquire cards with a face value of 21. The players have more chances of winning if they are good at counting cards.

Deceit and trickery are the secrets. Just like in a heist, the trickster must know how to manipulate the game. The jackpot winner gets to take home wads of cash. That still counts as a heist, right?

Ronin

Ronin Movie

A team of mercenaries worked together to conduct a heist and retrieve an important briefcase. The film casts Robert DeNiro as he and his crew face the perils of the heist job offer that they accepted. The twist is in knowing the people they just met and figuring out the trustworthy ones.

The members are not allowed to share confidential information about themselves which is kind of the same rule in Netflix’s Money Heist. This is to protect the plan and the members in case things get into a mess and no one gets to take advantage.

Inside Man

Inside Man

Inside Man is a typical heist film with a mastermind, negotiator, bank owner, and a police officer who deals with the case. It is a run-of-the-mill film with a predictable ending but still enjoyable to watch.

The film is not as complicated as those mentioned above. It is perfect for a chill movie night when viewers just want to relax their minds and not stress too much about the plot. Nonetheless, it is still a heist movie so fans should expect a bit of action and thrilling scenes here and there.

The Italian Job

The Italian Job

No one should trust a fellow thief—that is an unspoken rule. In a group of robbery, there is at least one person who will blow the plan and save himself from prison time. That is what The Italian Job film is about.

An American remake of the 1969 British movie, the movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, and Jason Statham. Fans already know what to expect when these three dominate the big screen. There will be lots of action scenes, fighting, and car chasing moments.

Written by Ariane Cruz