50 Best Heist Movies of All Time to Watch in Australia


Today, we bring to you the best Heist Movies of all time which will keep you at the edge of your seat every second. So, keep on reading to unlock a world full of top heist movies and all the details you can get to pick out the one you want to start watching.

Anyone who is an admirer of Drama, Thrill, Action, and Suspense would never miss out on a terrific Heist movie. All of the mechanics and schemes that take place in forming a plan and the roadblocks that come along with it.

The seemingly ruined plan becomes part of the whole show. All of that is what makes your ecstatic to keep on watching.

You can use the best VPN for streaming to get the uninterrupted streaming experience of these amazing heist movies. Let’s get stated with the list!

1. A Day to Die


Director: Wes Miller
Writer:  Rab Berry, Scott Mallace
Cast: Messner, Vernon Davis, Brooke Butler, Alexander Kane, Mohamed Karim, Cheryl Prater, Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo, Kevin Dillon, Gianni Capaldi, Leon, Johnny
Genre: Action
IMDB: 3.5/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Connor Connolly kills a member of the drug mafia and is forced to pay two million dollars to save the lives of everyone whom he loves. However, he doesn’t have the money, thus he asks help from his old military crew to come together and arrange 2 million dollars in just a matter of two days.

2. Wrath of Man


Director: Guy Ritchie
Writer:  Guy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, Marn Davies
Cast: Jason Wong, Post Malone, Deobia Oparei Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Josh Hartnett, Niamh Algar, Laz Alonso, Andy García, Darrell D’Silva, Scott Eastwood, Jeffrey Donovan, Eddie Marsan
Genre: Thriller, Action
IMDB: 7.1/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 58 minutes

A mysterious man named H works for a company that moves money in trucks. He uses his skills and wisdom to counteract any kind of robbery that might take place.

However, he seeks vengeance. This film is one of the best films to watch on Netflix.

3. Army of Thieves


Director: Matthias Schweighöfer
Writer:  Shay Hatten
Cast: Jonathan Cohen, Noémie Nakai, Barbara Meier, Trish Osmond ,Christian Steyer, Dan Bradford , Matthias Schweighöfer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan, , Trent Garrett
Genre: Thriller, Action, Comedy
IMDB: 6.4/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 7 minutes

This movie is based on the heist for cracking safes open and mastermind Ludwig’s passion, or you could say attraction towards opening them.

A prequel to the movie ‘Army of the Dead, this one actually takes place when there is a zombie apocalypse happening all across Europe. This film is filled with funny scenes and can be categorized as the best comedy movie of all time.

4. The Misfits 2021


Director: Renny Harlin
Writer:  Robert Henny, Kurt Wimmer
Cast: Hermione Corfield, Rami Jaber, Pierce Brosnan, Gonzalo Menéndez, Mike Pirat Nitipaisalkul, Jamie Chung, Nick Cannon, Tim Roth, , Sam Kalidi
Genre: Action, Thriller
IMDB: 4.3/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 34 minutes

A group of thieves, who call themselves the Misfits have reason to believe that they can retrieve the cache of gold bars dug deep under a prison. They recruit a skillful and popular criminal mastermind to help them with this heist and change their lives forever.

5. Ida Red


Director: John Swab
Writer:  John Swab
Cast:  Frank Grillo, Sofia Hublitz, John Swab, Beau Knapp,  Deborah Ann Woll, William Forsythe, Nicholas Cirillo, Slaine, Bruce Davis, Billy Blair, Josh Hartnett, Melissa Leo, Mark Boone Junior
Genre:   Drama
IMDB:  5.5/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 51 minutes

A prisoner serving 25 years in jail, asks her son to pull off one last heist to get her out of prison after facing a terminal illness. However, the FBI and his own relatives are on his tail so he must soon choose between saving his mother or saving himself.

6. Cherry (2021 film)


Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writer:  Jessica Goldberg, Angela Russo-Otstot
Cast:  Michael Gandolfini, Pooch Hall, Anna Colwell, Nicole Forester, Presciliana Esparolini, Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor, Forrest Goodluck,  Robbie Cox, Kelli Berglund, Thomas Lennon, Jeffrey Wahlberg
Genre:   Drama. War. Romance
IMDB:  6.6/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 21 minutes

Based on the true life of Nico Walker who gets extreme PTSD after returning from war in Iraq as an army medic. He soon becomes a drug addict and starts robbing banks for the sake of finding his position in this life.

7. The Bad Guys


Director: Pierre Perifel
Writer:  Etan Cohen, Hilary Winston
Cast:  Zazie Beetz, Alex Borstein, Lilly Singh, Barbara Goodson, Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Walt Dohrn, David P. Smith, Craig Robinson, Anthony Ramos, Richard AyoadeDina Morrone, Michael Godere
Genre:   Animation, Comedy
IMDB:  6.8/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 40 minutes

A group of robbers is finally caught and now they must behave their best and become good citizens in order to obey the animal laws.

However, only they know how much of a fool they are making of everybody else and deep down they are still the criminals they once were. This film is also one of the best animated movies of all time.

8. No Sudden Move


Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer:  Ed Solomon
Cast:  Jon Hamm, Matt Damon, Wayne E. Brown, Amy Seimetz, Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, David Harbour, Frankie Shaw, Noah Jupe, Julia Fox, Bill Duke, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Kieran Culkin, Roger Petan
Genre:   Thriller, Drama
IMDB:  6.4/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 55 minutes

A group of small-time criminals is hired to steal a simple document. However, their plan goes unexpectedly wrong and then they go on a wild goose chase to find the person who hired them and for what purpose they hired them.

9. The Vault 2021

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Director: Jaume Balagueró
Writer:  Rowan Athale, Michel Gaztambide, Andrés Koppel, Rafa Martínez, Borja Glez Santaolalla
Cast:  Freddie Highmore, Sam Riley, José Coronado, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba Liam Cunningham, Hunter Tremayne, James Giblin, Craig Stevenson, Daniel Holguín, Tomás del Estal
Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Luis Tosar, , Axel Stein, Famke Janssen, Julius Cotter
Genre:   Thriller, Action
IMDB:  6.4/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 58 minutes

A mastermind Engineer and a group of well-skilled robbers devise a plan to rob a legendary treasure from the Bank of Spain while it is stored there for only a matter of 10 days. Even though the safe room is protected to get flooded if anyone tries to break in, Thom collaborates a plan in which the team has only 105 minutes to steal the treasure while the whole country is engrossed in watching the World Cup and rooting for Spain’s team to win.

10. Train to Busan: Peninsula


Director: Yeon Sang-ho
Writer:  Yeon Sang-ho, Ryu Yong-jae
Cast:  Gang Dong-won, Lee Ye-won, Jang So-yeon, Geoffrey Giuliano, John D. Michaels, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re, Kwon Hae-hyo, Gyo-Hwan Koo, Kim Min-jae, Kim Do-yoon
Genre:   Horror, Action, Thriller
IMDB:  5.5/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 56 minutes

This movie is one of the good heist movies where it continues from the original movie ‘The train to Busan”. However, in this part, a young soldier along with his teammates sets out to Peninsula to fight off the virus setting a zombie apocalypse in all over Korea.

11. The Last Days of American Crime


Director: Olivier Megaton
Writer:  Karl Gajdusek
Cast:  Michael Pitt, Sean Michael, Tamer Burjaq, Robert Hobbs Sharlto Copley, Jay Anstey, Inge Beckmann, Daniel Fox, Carel Nel, Nathan Lynn, Edgar Ramirez, Anna Brewster
Genre:   Action, Thriller
IMDB:  3.7/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 29 minutes

Set in the near future, the US government decides to wipe out any criminal mentality from the minds of people all across the country by putting a broadcast signal.

A man and a woman plan to make the robbery of their lifetime before the action of the crime is forever erased from their brains. This film is filled with suspense. Do watch this movie as this is one of the best suspense movies of all time.

12. Army of the Dead


Director: Zack Snyder
Writer:  Zack Snyder, Shay Hatten, Joby Harold
Cast:  Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Huma Qureshi, , Raúl Castillo, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Samantha Jo, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt
Genre:   Action, Sci-Fi
IMDB:  5.7/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 28 minutes

A zombie apocalypse takes place in Las Vegas. A group of adventurers takes the risk to step into the restricted zone and try to complete the greatest heist of all time.

13. Honest Thief


Director: Mark Williams
Writer:  Steve Allrich, Mark Williams
Cast:  Liam Neeson, Robert Patrick, Jamie Ghazarian, Janelle Feigley, Devon Diep,  Jai Courtney, Kate Walsh, Jeffrey Donovan, Anthony RamosArthur Hiou, Adrian M. Mompoint
Genre:   Action, Drama
IMDB:  6 /10
Runtime: 1 hour and 39 minutes

A robber tries to live an honest life by turning himself in and returning all the money he stole for a minimal serve time in jail.

However, when two FBI agents try to put a murder case on his head, he is forced to get on the chase to clear up his name and provide evidence for their criminality. Watch this action movie on Netflix to find out more.

14. Pipeline 2021


Director: Yoo Ha
Writer:  Yoo Ha, Kim Kyung-Chan
Cast:  Yoo Seung-mok, Tae Hang-ho, Ji Dae-han, Seo In-guk, Lee Soo-hyuk, Uhm Moon Suk, Yong Jin, Kang Min-woo
Genre:   Thriller, Action, Comedy
IMDB:  6 /10
Runtime: 1 hour and 48 minutes

A heist where a drilling expert and a team of experts decide to rob the oil from the main pipelines of Korea known as the ‘Artery’. Facing many risks and challenges, they must complete their heist without any explosions and fulfill their greed.

15. Triple Frontier


Director: J.C. Chandor
Writer:  Mark Boal, J.C. Chandor
Cast:  Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Mohamed Hakeemshady, Pedro Lopez, Chellé Brooks, Charlie Hunnam, Reynaldo Gallegos, Christine Horn, Jason Quinn,  Pedro Pascal, Garrett Hedlund, Adria Arjona, Sheila Vand,
Genre:   Thriller, Action
IMDB:  6.4/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 5 minutes

An unusual but one of the best Heist Movies to watch in Australia, this one involves the robbing of a criminal by military experts and old friends. They re-unite in order to pull out a drug lord but their loyalties are tested when they come to a breaking point.

16. Pixie (film)


Director: Barnaby Thompson
Writer: Preston Thompson
Cast: Packy Lee, Frankie McCafferty, Colm Meaney, Alec Baldwin, Ned Dennehy Fra Fee, Olivia Cooke, Ben Hardy, Daryl McCormack, Chris Walley,
Genre:   Thriller, Comedy
IMDB:  5.8/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 33 minutes

Vengeance for her mother’s demise makes Pixie devise a plan that will lead her and other team members of the Mafia underworld across Ireland to have their take on the patriarchy and choose a life path of their own.

17. Den of Thieves



Director: Christian Gudegast
Writer:  Paul Scheuring, Christian Gudegast
Cast:  Sonya Balmores, Maurice Compte, Evan Jones, Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Meadow Williams, Michael Papajohn,
Genre:   Drama, Action, Thriller
IMDB:  7/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 20 minutes  

A group of hard-working professionals in the Sheriff’s Department works continuously to try and stop a money heist from happening at the Federal Reserve Bank.

18. The Duke


Director: Roger Michell
Writer:   Clive Coleman, Richard Bean
Cast:  Craig Conway, Simon Hubbard, Jack Bandeira, Heather Craney, Ray Burnet, Ashley Kumar, Charlie Richmond, Robert Jarvis, Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, Matthew Goode, Aimee Kelly
Genre:   Drama, Comedy
IMDB:  6.9/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 36 minutes

An ordinary Taxi Driver steals the portrait of the Duke of Wellington from a famous museum and keeps sending government ransom notes. The catch? He doesn’t want any money to return the painting back rather, wants the government to upgrade its mode of care for the elderly people.

19. King of Thieves


Director: James Marsh
Writer:  Mark Seal, Joe Penhall
Cast:  Francesca Annis, Paul Whitehouse, Kellie Shirley, Jackson Kai, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon
Genre:   Crime, Drama
IMDB:  5.5/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 48 minutes

Possessed by greediness, a group of elderlies comes together to pull off one last heist in their last moments to live. All of them are retired robbers and plan on stealing from London’s jewelry district. However, things soon go down the drain when their plan is revealed to the public.

20. Widows


Director: Steve McQueen
Writer:  Steve McQueen, Gillian Flynn
Cast:  Carrie Coon, Jon Bernthal, André Holland, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Robert Duvall, Cynthia Erivo,  Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya
Genre:   Drama, Thriller
IMDB:  6.8/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 10 minutes

When four criminals die in a police shootout, they leave behind not only their plans for robberies but four widows who have debts to pay. All of these women come together to execute the plan their husbands had left and try to deceive everyone.

21. Locked Down


Director: Doug Liman
Writer:  Steven Knight
Cast:  Lucy Boynton, Ben Kingsley, Mindy Kaling, Stephen Merchant, Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ben Stiller, Mark Gatiss, Jazmyn Simon, Bobby Schofield
Genre:  Comedy, Romance
IMDB:  5.2/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 58 minutes

A couple is on the verge of divorce when they decide to Rob a department store and come to better terms with each other. However, life brings them closer when they are stuck trying co-habit during the covid-19 lockdown.

22. American Animals


Director: Bart Layton
Writer:  Bart Layton
Cast:  Robert C. Treveiler, Jane McNeill, Lara Grice, Udo Kier, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson,Ann Dowd, Gary Basaraba, Evan Peters
Genre:   Thriller, Drama
IMDB:  7/10
Runtime: 2 hours

Based on the heist tried to perform by four young men while they try to steal the most valuable books from a school’s library. Seemingly one of the most distinct robberies, this is one of the best Heist Movies in Australia.

23. Vault 2019


Director: Tom DeNucci
Writer:  Bernard Dolan, Tom DeNucci
Cast:  William Forsythe, Sean Ringgold, Chuck Zito, Theo Rossi, Clive Standen, Samira Wiley, Chazz Palminteri, Don Johnson, Vincent Pastore, Eric Lutes,
Genre:  Action, Thriller, Drama
IMDB:  5.4/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 39 minutes

Coming from a pretty slow-paced criminal life, three robbers decide to get away with over 30 million dollars in 1975 from a Mafia’s safe vault nearby.

24. Baby Driver


Director: Edgar Wright
Writer:  Edgar Wright
Cast:  Jon Bernthal, Ben VanderMey, Thurman Sewell, Keith Hudson, Patrick R. Walker, Hudson Meek, Troy Faruk, Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Eiza González
Genre:   Action, Comedy, Thriller
IMDB:  7.6/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 55 minutes

Baby has been working with the Mafia boss for many years but wants to leave after falling in love with a waitress. However, his boss does not agree and threatens to hurt the people he loves. Baby has no choice but to take part in a heist as a getaway driver, but things go wrong when the dealers turn out to be undercover agents.

25. Ocean’s Eight


Director: Gary Ross
Writer:  Gary Ross, Olivia Milch
Cast:  Denisa Juhos, Leonardo Collaguazo, Bridget Gabbe, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, Dakota Fanning, Eric West
Genre:   Comedy, Thriller
IMDB:  6.3/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 51 minutes

Debby Ocean is a mastermind when it comes to stealing things, she forms a perfect plan to steal a diamond necklace worth 150 million dollars from the met Gala. She recruits seven women, who help her stage a perfect drama to get away with the necklace and not leave any remnants behind.

26. Cut Throat City


Director: RZA
Writer:  Paul Cuschieri
Cast:  Terrence Howard, Eiza González, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Whitaker, Keean Johnson, Isaiah Washington, Joel David Moore, Rob Morgan, Shameik Moore, Tip Harris, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Kat Graham, Wesley Snipes
Genre:  Drama, Action
IMDB:  4.8/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 12 minutes

Four childhood friends find themselves helpless after the hurricane hits their home turning it into remnants and a loss of their jobs. In dire need, they turn to the local mafia lord who agrees to turn their fate around if they participate in a money heist.

However, things turn out to be the opposite when the plan fails horribly costing them not only a criminal record but also a risk of their lives with the mafia boss on their tails.

27. Masterminds


Director: Jared Hess
Writer:  Hubbel Palmer, Emily Spivey, Chris Bowman
Cast:  Kevin J. O’Connor, Leslie Jones, Daniel Zacapa, Jill Jane Clements Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Devin Ratray, Ken Marino, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Jon Daly, Kate McKinnon, Rhoda Griffis
Genre:   Action, Comedy
IMDB:  5.8/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 36 minutes

A money heist is planned by an ordinary guard working at an armored car company when he decides to let in his three friends on this plan. When the plan goes horribly wrong, the friends turn on each other and severely break each other’s trust while being questioned by the FBI.

28. Good Time


Director: Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie
Writer:  Joshua Safdie , Ronald Bronstein
Cast:  Robert Pattinson, Ben Safdie, Taliah Webster, Mahadeo Shivraj, Jibril Goodman, Ratnesh Dubey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi, Peter Verby, Cliff Moylan, Phil Cappadora, Souleymane Sy Savane, Buddy Duress
Genre:   Thriller
IMDB:  7.3/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 51 minutes

Unexpectedly, when a robbery gets out of hand, Connie’s younger and mentally ill brother ends up in jail. Now, it’s up to Connie to save his brother by any means. Either by paying bail or by going through a series of underworld mafias to try and get him out.

29. Hell or High Water


Director: David Mackenzie
Writer:  Taylor Sheridan
Cast:  Kevin Rankin, Melanie Papalia, Lora Martinez, Amber Midthunder, Dylan Kenin, Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Katy Mixon, Dale Dickey, Alma Sisneros, Martin Palmer
Genre:   Drama, Action, Thriller, Western
IMDB: 7.6/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 42 minutes

Toby and Tanner are two brothers who try hard to save their family’s farmland which is being foreclosed by the banks. One is a divorcee and the other with a terminated con-artist career, trying to hatch a scheme that allows them to rob banks after banks frivolously.

That is until a Texas Ranger is ready to crack his last case with both hands.

30. Logan Lucky


Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer:  Rebecca Blunt
Cast:  Katie Holmes, Charles Halford, Seth MacFarlane, Jack Quaid, Brian Gleeson, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Farrah Mackenzie, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan
Genre:   Comedy
IMDB:  7/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 59 minutes

A different and one of the best heist movies to watch in Australia, this film brings you a comedic experience along with the thrill of robbing, not any banks or vaults, rather a racing circuit.

The adventure begins when three siblings of the Logan family try to reverse their family curse on a Memorial Day weekend. Watch this adventure film to find out more.

31. Out of Sight


Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Scott Frank
Cast: Nancy Allen, Luis Guzmán, Samuel L. Jackson, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Dennis Farina, Albert Brooks, Michael Keaton, Catherine Keener, Isaiah Washington, Steve Zahn,
Genre:  Romance, Drama, Thriller
IMDB:  7/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 3 minutes

A criminal manages to escape prison and capture a female agent of the federate to keep her hostage. However, gradually they both start falling for each other and eventually he lets her go. Looking for another bait, he tries to rob his white-collar friend in Detroit.

32. Ant-Man


Director: Peyton Reed
Writer:  Adam McKay, Paul Rudd, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish
Cast:  Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian, John Slattery, Wood Harris, Bobby Cannavale, Anthony Mackie, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Hayley Atwell
Genre:   Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action
IMDB: 7.3/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 53 minutes

A scientist creates a formula to alter the sizes of human beings. Somehow this formula is adapted by Scott, who is a pro at stealing things but now he must fulfill his duties as a superhero and also hide his true powers from prying eyes.

33. Victoria


Director: Sebastian Schipper
Writer:  Sebastian Schipper, Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Cast:  Maximilian Mauff, Burak Yigit, Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Nadja Laura Mijthab
Genre:   Drama, Thriller
IMDB:  7.6/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 20 minutes

The story of this movie starts with Victoria finding 4 mates outside a bar and trying to flirt with one of them. However, they somehow get interrupted due to debt issues of the group and what started out as a pleasant evening turns into a heist. Victoria did not imagine becoming the driver for this plan to execute as she is the only one who is not drunk.

34. Bottle Rocket

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Director: Wes Anderson
Writer:   Owen Wilson,Wes Anderson
Cast:  Donny Caicedo, Jim Ponds, Kumar Pallana,  Lumi Cavazos, James Caan, Andrew Wilson, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave
Genre:  Comedy
IMDB:  6.9/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes

Three youngsters try to take up on stealing and robbing to give them a thrill. After their robbery at the local bookstore becomes a big success, they try to rob a hotel where one of them falls for a maid working there. They soon team up with a con artist who sends them off to a rather risky and ill-fated adventure.

35. The Bling Ring

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Director: Sofia Coppola
Writer:  Sofia Coppola
Cast:  Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Emma Watson, Erin Daniels, Nina Siemaszko, Gavin Rossdale, Stacy Edwards, Maika Monroe, Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, Claire Julien, Joe Nieves, Halston Sage, Paris Hilton
Genre:  Comedy, Drama
IMDB:  5.6/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes

A group of high school students, infatuated by the lifestyle of celebrities in Los Angeles devise a plan to rob their homes for clothes, jewelry and other assets which spark brands in them. Soon enough they are able to steal 3 million dollars’ worth of stuff from these people and become famous as “The Bling ring” in the media and other outlets.

36. The Newton Boys


Director: Richard Linklater
Writer:  Claude Stanush, Clark Lee Walker, Richard Linklater
Cast:  Julianna Margulies, Chloe Webb, Dwight Yoakam, Bo Hopkins, Anne Stedman, Lori Heuring, Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich, Vincent D’Onofrio
Genre:  Drama, Action, Western
IMDB:  6.1/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 53 minutes

This movie is one of the best heist movies in Australia due to its uniqueness and style. It elaborates on the lives of these Newton Boys, who performed many robberies but never dared to kill anyone or cause any kind of terror.

Together they managed to cater to 93 robberies in banks and trains until their final one which was in a train for 3 million dollars.

37. Bandits


Director: Barry Levinson
Writer:  Harley Peyton
Cast:  Stacey Travis, January Jones, Bobby Slayton, Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity, Brian F. O’Byrne, Azura Skye, Mia Lee, Peggy Miley
Genre:   Romance, Comedy, Action
IMDB:  6.5/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 3 minutes

Two partners break away from jail and go on a robbing spree where they keep on stealing from one bank after another to finance their new plan. They decide to start a rather legal life in the south but create havoc behind them. Soon enough they meet Kate who is ordinary at first but is drawn by the risky life of these two men and joins the team.

38. Danger: Diabolik


Director: Mario Bava
Writer:  Tudor Gates, Arduino Maiuri, Mario Bava, Brian Degas
Cast:  Mario Donen, Renzo Palmer, Caterina Boratto, John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli, Adolfo Celi, Claudio Gora, Lucia Modugno, Annie Gorassini
Genre:   Fantasy, Action
IMDB:  6.5/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 45 minutes

A witty and intelligent Diabolik gets away with whatever he wants to steal while making a fool out of the police force on the scene. He is helped by his assistant and girlfriend Ava. However, he finally comes across a content police officer who might be able to take him further into his own duel.

39. 2 Guns


Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Writer: Blake Masters
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Fred Ward, Robert John Burke, Greg Sproles, Patrick Fischler, Edgar Arreola, Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, James Marsden, Derek Solorsano, Kyle Russell Clements, Christopher Matthew Cook
Genre:   Action, Comedy, Thriller
IMDB:  6.7/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 49 minutes

Two undercover officers who have no trust in each other have been working together for the past year. However, they fail when trying to uncover a huge Mexican narcotics cartel. After this unsuccessful mission, their bosses disown them and when everyone is out to get them, they have no choice but to rely on each other now.

40. Small Time Crooks


Director: Woody Allen
Writer:  Woody Allen
Cast:  Jon Lovitz, Elaine May, Elaine Stritch, Larry Pine, Carolyn Saxon, Sam Josepher, Woody Allen, Tracey Ullman, Hugh Grant, Michael Rapaport, Tony Darrow, Diane Bradley, Crystal Field
Genre:   Comedy
IMDB:  6.6/10
Runtime:1 hour and 34 minutes

In an attempt to perform a robbery at the bank, a Husband and wife open up a cookie shop in front of it to dig a tunnel to the storage room. However, tables turn around when their cookie shop becomes a success and they become millionaires just by the shop itself.

41. The Burnt Orange Heresy


Director: Giuseppe Capotondi
Writer:  Scott B. Smith
Cast:  Mick Jagger, Rosalind Halstead, Alessandro Fabrizi, Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland
Genre:  Thriller, Drama, Mystery
IMDB:  6.1/10
Runtime:1 hour and 39 minutes

An art critic and an American lady fall in love with Italy and wander off to the Lake Como estate to enjoy themselves. However, they meet a man who claims to be the patron of Jerome Debney and wants the two of them to rob one of the artist’s paintings.

He offers an unlimited cost to the duo and fills them in with the plan which seems quite shady to them.

42. Heist


Director: David Mamet
Writer:  David Mamet
Cast:  Delroy Lindo, Sam Rockwell, Ricky Jay, Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Rebecca Pidgeon, Patti LuPone
Genre:   Thriller, Mystery
IMDB:  6.1/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 33 minutes

A professional thief is forced to give up his normal lifestyle when he gets caught on a surveillance camera. His partner advises him to retire but both of them along with his wife dare to perform the last and the biggest heist of all.

43. The Asphalt Jungle


Director: John Huston
Writer:  John Huston, Ben Maddow
Cast:  John McIntire, Marc Lawrence, Marilyn Monroe, Barry Kelley, Anthony Caruso, Brad Dexter, Dorothy Tree, Jack Warden, Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Sam Jaffe, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore
Genre:   Thriller, Film noir
IMDB:  7.8/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 52 minutes

A criminal just released from jail plans on robbing a jewelry store with the help of three man. Followed by the success of the heist but the buyer has no money to buy the jewels from them.

44. Bellman and True


Director: Richard Loncraine
Writer: Desmond Lowden, Michael Wearing, Richard Loncraine
Cast:  Kate McEnery, Anne Carroll, Richard Strange, Bernard Hill, Derek Newark, Richard Hope, Ken Bones, Frances Tomelty, Kieran O’Brien, John Kavanagh, Arthur Whybrow, Jim Dowdall, Peter Howell
Genre:   Drama
IMDB:  6.7/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 30 minutes

A computer scientist helps a group of robbers hack some information from computers after being bribed. However, when he ends up losing his wife and his job, the same gang of robbers knocks up on his door again.

This time they have his son abducted and to free him they ask for participation in a bank heist in the form of ransom.

45. Le Cercle Rouge


Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Writer:  Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast:  Gian Maria Volonté, Yves Montand, André Eycan, Paul Amiot, François Périer, Paul Crauchet, René Berthier, Alain Delon, Bourvil, Yves Arcanel, Pierre Collet, Yvan Chiffre
Genre:   Mystery, Film noir
IMDB:  7.9/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 20 minutes

A professional thief is released from prison and is allowed to live with freedom rather he finds himself back to where he began and when he meets two others just like him, he plans a money heist.

An ex-officer and a fugitive help him in achieving his goal but are soon followed by an inspector who wants to get to the core of it all.

46. Charley Varrick


Director: Don Siegel
Writer:  Howard Rodman, Dean Reisner
Cast:  Marjorie Bennett, Rudy Diaz, Colby Chester, Charlie Briggs, Priscilla Garcia, Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr, Andrew Robinson, Sheree North, Norman Fell, Benson Fong, Woodrow Parfrey, William Schallert, Jacqueline Scott
Genre:   Action, Thriller
IMDB:  7.5/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 51 minutes

A husband and wife pull off a bank robbery efficiently, but they accidentally take a very big risk because the bank is controlled by a huge mafia. Now, they not only have to find a way to escape the law enforcement agencies but the terrifying gangsters as well.

47. Criss Cross

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Director: Robert Siodmak
Writer:  Daniel Fuchs
Cast:  Stephen McNally, Percy Helton, Alan Napier, Griff Barnett, Meg Randall, Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Esy Morales, Tom Pedi, Richard Long, Joan Miller, Edna Holland
Genre:  Film noir
IMDB:  7.4/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 28 minutes

Steve Thompson regrets divorcing his wife Anna when he has not met her for two whole years and is trying to work different jobs in the US.

However, in order to get back to his old wife, he plans to rob an armored truck with her new husband Slim. He plans to crisscross Slim by getting away with Anna and leaving him criminalized without a spouse.

48. Dead Presidents

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Director: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Writer: Michael Henry Brown, Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Cast:  N’Bushe Wright, Alvaleta Guess, James Pickens Jr., Jenifer Lewis, Clifton Powell, Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodriguez, Rose Jackson, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Terrence Howard
Genre:   War, Drama, Action, Thriller
IMDB:  6.9/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 59 minutes

An ordinary guy tries to put his life together by finding new jobs. Relentless he comes to a point where he decides to team up with his friends to loot an armored truck full of cash in order to get a better chance at life. He is ready to travel to any lengths for the sake of liability.

49. The Friends of Eddie Coyle


Director: Peter Yates
Writer:  Paul Monash
Cast:  Steven Keats, Alex Rocco, Mitchell Ryan, Joe Santos, Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan
Genre:   Drama, Thriller
IMDB:  7.4/10
Runtime: 1 hour and 43 minutes

Coyle tries to make ends meet by working on the side for the underworld mafia in Boston.

Living hand to mouth, he faces a hard time in his life for which he must prove loyalty to his criminal friends and refrain from telling on their frauds. Proven to be one of the best heist movies in the 1970s as a perfect catalyst for Drama and thrill.

50. Heat


Director: Michael Mann
Writer:  Michael Mann
Cast:  Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Natalie Portman, Mykelti Williamson, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, William Fichtner, Wes Studi, Ted Levine
Genre:  Action, Mystery, Thriller
IMDB:  8.3/10
Runtime: 2 hours and 50 minutes

A relationship of rivalry between an expert thief and a detective becomes the epitome of this money heist. Neil McCauley is at the verge of retiring but wants to pull off one more stunt and probably the biggest one before he goes to rest.

However, Detective Hanna is adamant on finding this chivalrous man and putting him behind bars even if it means chasing him through a series of events.


Proving to be the best heist movies of old and new times to watch in Australia, this list will take you nowhere except the edge of your seat when you are trying to contemplate the next move of the characters in these exemplary movies. We assure you that once you start watching from this list, there is no going back.

With such up-to-date and exact pinpoint details, it won’t take you long to pick one and start watching right away!


Chris Mack

Chris Mack

Chris is a technology and entertainment writer whose main interests revolve around the art of writing and expression. He loves writing research-based articles in different niches and translating his thoughts into words that inspire others.

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