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Heist movie recommendations?

I've become a big fan of "the heist movie" genre. Looking for some that are totally awesome and I should watch. In my mind a heist movie would be one revolving well a heist, or a confidence man scheme or a hustle of some sort.
Some of my favorites:

Confidence Man
Ocean's 11 & 13
Poolhall Junkies
The Italian Job (original)
The Thomas Crown Affair (liked both versions)
Jakarta (KRN)
The Big Swindle (KRN)

I'm region free and open to all suggestions from where-ever.

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Rififi directed by Jules Dassin
Bob the Gambler, The Red Circle, and A Cop all directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

I love all those films. If you haven't seen any of them Rififi is the one to see, but the others are all excellent too.
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The Good Theif
After the Sunset
The Lookout
House of Games
all come to mind...
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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (if you can't catch it in theaters still, remember to check it out on disc in April or May)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Does Reservoir Dogs count, or do you want something that shows more of the actual heist?
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Have seen Inside Man & The Red Circle and liked both - did not like After the Sunset

Added Rififi, A Cop, Bob the Gambler and its remake the good thief to my netflix. The Lookout & House of Games were already there.

keep em coming - I've decided to make feb. heist month. every day a different heist movie!
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The Sting
The Asphalt Jungle
The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3
The First Great Train Robbery
Thief (one of Michael Mann's early movies)
The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery
High Risk
The Lavender Hill Mob

Do Ronin and Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels fit the heist genre?
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Originally Posted by FinkPish

Do Ronin and Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels fit the heist genre?
Yes, and don't forget Snatch
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Heist was pretty good as well. You might also like the remake of The italian job with Marky mark. I also agree with all the other posters selections as well. great movies in all.
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Originally Posted by squidget
Heath movie recommendations?
anyone see the title like this?
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Heat
Going into a bank will be never the same.

Big Deal on Madonna Street (the famous Italian Comedy film).
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Confidence
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Originally Posted by Cellar Door
The Spanish Prisoner
Good call - also check out The Silent Partner with Christopher Plummer and Eliot Gould.
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Why not try the movie Heist

David Mamet is awesome; can't recommend this one enough!
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Now are we talking seeing an actual heist in progress? If so all the ones listed above are good choices. I would also include The Thomas Crown Affair (either) and The Score.

If you mean about a heist in general, Reservoir Dogs, Payback (also including the original Point Blank) and The Getaway (Steve McQueen version). Those don't have a heist in the forefront but they deal with the aftermath of. And some might not agree with the choices, but they are good films anyways.
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Kelly's Heroes

Gold, World War II, real Sherman tanks, a couple of Tiger tanks, Eastwood, Sutherland and Savalas.

What more can you ask for?

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I've gotta mention Running Time starring Bruce Campbell. It's shot in black and white, it's in real time, and it's shot in a way where it appears to be done in one long continuous shot, start to finish. It's about a group of guys getting together to pull off a heist, so check it out sometime.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0120042/

http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/showreview.php3?ID=811

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=4186

http://10kbullets.com/reviews/running-time/

It's a lot different than most of the flicks that will be mentioned, is only 70 minutes long, and I personally think it's one of those movies that few people even know about, but is well worth checking out.
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Ronin, Heat, Live Free Or Die Hard
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Tazza: The High Rollers - A Gambling Swindle
The Big Swindle - Con the Con man
The Customer is Always Right - Extortion with a great twist
A Cruel Attendance - What happens if no one answers the phone when the kidnapper calls to demand a ransom?
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Originally Posted by Brent L
I've gotta mention Running Time starring Bruce Campbell. It's shot in black and white, it's in real time, and it's shot in a way where it appears to be done in one long continuous shot, start to finish. It's about a group of guys getting together to pull off a heist, so check it out sometime.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0120042/

http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/showreview.php3?ID=811

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=4186

http://10kbullets.com/reviews/running-time/

It's a lot different than most of the flicks that will be mentioned, is only 70 minutes long, and I personally think it's one of those movies that few people even know about, but is well worth checking out.
I'm a Bruce Campbell fan so I will have to track this down. Thanks!

and Heat!! I can't believe I forgot Heat. Seen it, own it, love it.
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The Getaway! McQueen baby!

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