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Clever Heist Movies On Netflix Only For The Super Smart

So you have watched movies like the Ocean’s Trilogy and the Now You See Me movies. Does that mean you now understand heist movies? You could not be more wrong. If you think you have the heist genre all figured out, these movies available on Netflix are here to burst your bubble.

The Town

Ben Affleck is a terrific actor. He has shown his acting chops in movies like Good Will Hunting, The Accountant and Argo. In The Town, Affleck delivers his career best. The crime thriller also features several other well-known actors of equal caliber like Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, and and Jon Hamm. The Town tells the story of a gang of robbers who intend to do a final score. They are planning to rob Fenway Park. Halfway through the planning for the heist things become so complicated that it puts the entire team in a quick spot. Watch the movie to know who the robbers manage to get themselves out of this fix.

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water is not just a good heist movie. It just might be one of the best movies available on Netflix at the moment. Chris Pine and Ben Foster play two brothers that take to a life of robbery to save their family ranch. David Mackenzie lends his superb directorial skills. The plot is super-engaging and thrilling. There are also several twists and turns you will never see coming. The protagonist duo also delivers a joyful performance. Watch it if you are also an adrenaline junkie. This movie will not disappoint you.

Son of a Gun

Brenton Thwaites aka Nightwing of DC’s Titans stars as 19 year old JR. Other actors in major roles include Alicia Vikander, Ewan McGregor, and Jacek Koman. JR is sent to a juvenile corrections facility after committing a minor crime. Instead of mending his ways, he is further embroiled in the world of criminals. Son of a Gun is an Australian thriller that is not just about intelligent plotlines but also action and character exploration. There’s a little piece of everything for everyone in this movie.


21 is what happens when you perfectly blend heist, drama, and adventure together. It is a movie about a couple of brilliant student mathematicians that travel to Vegas and use the power of numbers to game the system. The movie is based on the real life adventures of an MIT Blackjack Team. Based on the best-selling novel series – Ben Mezrich’s Bringing Down The House, 21 is a movie that is at the very zenith of heist thrillers.

Inside Man

Inside Man is a top notch heist thriller in its truest sense of the term. Featuring acting heavyweights like Clive Owen and Denzel Washington, the entire plot is mind-numbingly addictive. Halfway through the movie you would actually be confused who to root for – the cops or the robbers? And if you think you have the twist at the end of the movie figured out, you have no idea what’s coming your way.

The Bank Job

The Bank Job is based on the infamous 1971 Baker Street Robbery in Central London. The items and valuables stolen in the 1971 heist have never been recovered. The actor who plays the lead characters in this epic tale of cat and mouse is Jason Statham, who essays the role of Terry. The Bank Job is riveting and nerve racking. Each and every moment of the movie feels like chaos theory at work. It’s suave, full of panache and bears a style statement no other heist movie could boast of.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at FandomWire. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!