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SMOOTH CRIMINALS: Top five heist flicks to watch this weekend

Because Christmas is coming and we’ve all gotta make bank somehow, right?

Who doesn’t love a good heist flick, right?

Watching those clever clogs criminals crack safes and narrowly avoid capture is a guilty thrill that most of us have enjoyed.

Well, there is certainly no shortage of heist flicks to satisfy our desire to live dangerously through celluloid and here are five of the best to sink your teeth into this weekend.

Pro tip – don’t actually go and rob a bank. You WILL get caught and your quality of life will be dramatically reduced

1. The Ocean’s series 

See I was going to include these as separate entries but I thought why do that when I can cram them all in here.

They are the best movies in all the land for one, and two, if anyone knows how to plan a heist it’s George Clooney, Brad Pitt and their crew. Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway also give them a red hot run for their money.

Sit back and enjoy.

2. The Taking of Pelham 123

Both the original and the updated version are definitely worth your time. Personally, I think that Denzel and John add such a delicious and malicious (respectively) twist on the story that’s it’s hard to look away.

It’s a good ‘un, featuring trains, New York, and some incredible acting. 

3. The Italian Job

Double-crossing, gold, old friends, new friends, and approximately 35 million dollars. The best thing about this movie is the complexity of the heist itself, everyone loves a plan right?

It’s just all in the execution after all.

4. A Fish Called Wanda

If you’re looking for something a little more lighthearted than this is your next big job.

Released in 1988, the story centres around diamond thieves, which everyone knows are the best and most sort after thieves in the business.

British comedy, it will sneak up on you this one!

3. The Killing

Simply what’s a list of heist movies without a little noir? Oh and Stanley Kubrick of course! The Killing was first released in 1956 and is a black and white goldmine, based on the novel Clean Break. There’s always one last job left to do, and this is one of Johnny’s Clay’s most cunning efforts. 

Written by Laura Kebby

I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.