8 Heist Movies to Watch After Ocean’s 8

KC Frankenburger

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Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock, and Rihanna in "Ocean's 8"
Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock, and Rihanna in “Ocean’s 8”

Ocean’s 8, which premiered nationwide on June 8th, pulled off a slick and successful gender-bending follow-up to the George Clooney-helmed heist series (Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, and Ocean’s Thirteen). Following in its predecessor’s very large footsteps, the new film boasts an all-star cast that rounds out one of the most glamorous and talented heist teams we’ve ever seen.

If you just can’t wait for the next Ocean’s installment, here are 8 other heist movies to keep you busy in the meantime:  

Ocean’s Eleven – Film Struck  

If you haven’t seen the original film that started it all, now is your time. Gear up for a smooth-talking classic starring the one-and-only Rat Pack.

Heat – Netflix

De Niro and Pacino together and at the top of their game make this 1995 Michael Mann movie a must-watch. De Niro plays a long-time criminal who’s gearing up for the proverbial “final” heist of his career, and Pacino is his more-than-worthy opponent – a cop trying to take him down.

Inception – Rent or buy from $2.99 and up.

Make no mistake, Inception is a heist movie through and through, complete with the perfect assortment of team members, each with very specific jobs. It’s made clear early on in the film that if one thing goes wrong, the whole game is off. This Christopher Nolan film veers off course in the best way possible into a futuristic sci-fi fantasy where planting an idea is even more profitable than pulling off an extraordinary bank heist

Italian Job – HBO  

The remake of 1969’s The Italian Job, is a revenge story among thieves. When jewel thief Steve (Edward Norton) fatally turns on his partner, he becomes the target of the remaining team (led by Mark Wahlberg) and his partner’s daughter, Stella (Charlize Theron.)

Baby Driver – Rent or buy from $2.99 and up.

Baby Driver is a kick-ass heist movie with a kind of off-putting name. Doc runs heists, and he always runs them with Baby. Baby, a skilled driver who uses music to drown out the constant ringing in his ears, is Doc’s good luck charm. So when Baby fulfills his obligation to Doc and tries to make a clean break, he’s not exactly going to get an easy way out.

Leverage – Episodes $1.99 each.  

Yes, I cheated. This is a TV show. It’s also 100% fun at least 90% of the time. Like many of the movies in our list, each member of this team brings something different to the table. Unlike many of these, it’s more or less the Robin Hood of heist stories.

A Fish Called Wanda – CBS All Access | Tribeca Short List | Epix | Tubi TV | Crackle

This 1988 comedy stars Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, and Kevin Klein. How’s that saying go? There’s no honor among thieves. Here, after a diamond heist ends badly, it leaves the team struggling to find out where the other has hidden the diamonds.

How to Steal a Million – DirecTV Now

Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole star in this completely underrated 1966 classic centered around an art forger and his daughter (Hepburn) who will do anything to protect her father’s reputation, including staging an elaborate art heist.

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