Top 10 Best Bank Robbery Movies of All Time

Bank heist are a fundamental part of the history of cinema. Unlike real life, the protagonists of these assaults usually awaken some empathy among the spectators. And this film genre is filled with excitement at every moment, in which you remains attentive to every step taken by the thieves to achieve their goal and escape from the police. Bellow we set a list of top ten of the best and greatest bank robbery movies ever.

Best Bank Robbery Movies

Best Bank Robbery Movies

  1. 10. Flypaper
  2. 9. Stolen
  3. 8. The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
  4. 7. Heat
  5. 6. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  6. 5. Bonnie and Clyde
  7. 4. Inside Man
  8. 3. Swordfish
  9. 2. The Bank Job
  10. 1. The Town

10. Flypaper


- Genre: Crime, Mystery, Comedy

- Release date: August 19, 2011

- Director: Rob Minkoff

In this movie which is considered as one of the best bank robbery movies ever, Tripp enters a bank just before closing time, with so much bad luck that coincides with the moment when not one but two bands (one of professionals, another by amateurs) decide to steal it. The system of automatic closing of the premises leaves them all locked up. Tripp and Kaitlin, the cashier of whom he is secretly in love, will try to thwart the robbery.

9. Stolen


- Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action

- Release date: September 14, 2012

- Director: Simon West

An expert bank robber is sentenced to 8 years in prison after a heist that goes wrong. When they release him, he decides to recompose the relationship with his daughter. Until she is kidnapped by an ex-partner, who demands the part of the loot they stole. He have a single day to get 10 million dollars. That last job will be the price of her freedom.

8. The Day They Robbed the Bank of England

The Day They Robbed the Bank of England

- Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama

- Release date: May 17, 1960

- Director: John Guillermin

London, 1901. Three men embark on an IRA mission consisting of stealing all the gold existing in the vaults of the Bank of England. Charles Norgate, the leader of the group, discovers the weak point of the bank to enter its treasury. But he will also have to deal with the young guard of the bank, an unexpected hero.

7. Heat


- Genre: Crime, Action, Drama

- Release date: December 15, 1995

- Director: Michael Mann

Neil McCauley is a brilliant criminal who leads a professional band of thieves and bank robbers. Plan a final blow to retire definitively. But everything gets complicated when an experienced detective gets in his way. It will be a duel between brilliant minds in this one of the best bank robbery movies of all time.

6. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

- Genre: Crime, Drama, Biography

- Release date: September 23, 1969

- Director: George Roy Hill

The young gunmen Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid are dedicated to assault the banks of the state of Wyoming and the postal train of the Union Pacific. The problem arises when, in one of the robberies, they cross paths with a bounty hunter platoon. Fleeing from the law, they will end their days - finally, murdered - in Bolivia.

5. Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

- Genre: Crime, Action, Biography

- Release date: August 13, 1967

- Director: Arthur Penn

One of the many film versions of the short but intense criminal career of the famous couple who, in the middle of the Great Depression, is dedicated to stealing banks. Although a section of the press consecrates them as romantic modern Robin Hoods, their crimes will become increasingly brutal and bloody in one of the best bank robbery movies of all time.

4. Inside Man

Inside Man

- Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama

- Release date: March 24, 2006

- Director: Spike Lee

A group of hooded men enters a New York bank and takes all those present hostage. Detective Keith Frazier is in charge of resolving the situation without fatalities. Everything gets complicated when a woman hired by the bank's powerful director enters the scene, who keeps in his safe-deposit box a dark secret.

3. Swordfish


- Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action

- Release date: June 8, 2001

- Director: Dominic Sena

Stanley Jobson, one of the best hackers in the world, has just been released from prison and is prohibited from touching a computer. But he is forced by a terrorist to decode a complex security code from a secret account. The objective: to steal, from a bank, billions of dollars of dirty money belonging to the US government.

2. The Bank Job

The Bank Job

- Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama

- Release date: February 28, 2008

- Director: Roger Donaldson

Based on real events, this movie, which is considered by many as one of top of the best bank robbery movies of all time, tells the story of the theft of a branch of Lloyd's Bank in London. In 1971, a group of thieves carried out a perfect robbery to the entity: besides money and jewels, they also found private documents about a corruption case that involves high government officials and a member of the royal family.

1. The Town

The Town

- Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama

- Release date: September 17, 2010

- Director: Ben Affleck

Doug MacRay is the mastermind of a band of criminals who are dedicated to stealing banks in the city of Boston. In one of those robberies, he takes a manager, named Claire, as a hostage. When she's released, she will be besieged by an FBI agent to find out if she was an accomplice. Doug will befriend her to find out how much she is willing to tell, but she will end up falling in love.