Inception is a mind bending psychological thriller in which you never quite know if you’re watching reality or a dream. The story is about Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.
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Crippled con-man Roger 'Verbal' Kint, one of two survivors of a boat explosion that killed 27, convinces federal agents that mysterious criminal mastermind Keyser Söze blackmailed him and his four associates into the job after they successfully hijacked a jewel shipment weeks earlier. The Feds identify Keaton, one of his now-dead associates, as Söze, but how authentic is his account?
This Quentin Tarantino's neo-noir crime thriller is considered a classic independent and cult film. It has a group of eight men who are a part of a jewellery heist; however, when things go awry and police show up, they begin to suspect the presence of an informant amongst them. The movie alternates between events before and after the robbery.
A group of terrorists led by Hans Gruber take people at a Christmas party hostages. NYPD officer John McClane, whose estranged wife is amongst the hostages, takes it upon himself to save everyone. Based on Roderick Thorp's novel Nothing Lasts Forever, this movie turned Bruce Wills into an action megastar.
Through flashbacks, the film chronicles four decades of the life of David 'Noodles' Aaronson, who survived growing up in a rough Jewish neighborhood in New York with his partners Max, Cockeye and Patsy, became a feared mafia during the Prohibition era, and finally returned years later from self-imposed exile to learn a vital truth about his past.
This Academy Awards-winning movie is about an elaborate con planned to take revenge. When his mentor-partner Luther is killed by a ruthless crime-boss Lonnegan, young swindler Hooker seeks help of con-pro Gondorff to plot a complicated scam to get back at Lonnegan. They assemble a group of con-artists for the scheme. However, they also encounter several twists and obstacles along the way.
After stealing a diamond, Franky is kidnapped by Boris as he stops to bet on a boxing match on his way to London to meet diamond dealer Doug on behalf of jeweler Avi. Meanwhile, illegal boxing promoter Turkish sets up Irish boxer Mickey to lose a match, which he wins in a single punch, infuriating gangster Brick Top.
A thief pulling off one last heist, and a cop hell-bent on catching him; Heat has all the elements of a successful crime drama, complete with an all-star cast. How this game of cat and mouse plays out forms the crux of the movie, with plenty of action and drama to satisfy every viewer.
A biographical crime film directed by Steven Spielberg, Catch Me If You Can follows the life of Frank Abagnale who, even before turning 19, successfully carries out cons worth millions of dollars. He has posed as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer in process. He is chased and caught by Carl Hanratty who eventually convinces him to help FBI catch other check forgers.
Cody Jarrett is a gang leader who plans heists despite suffering from horrible headaches. When a train robbery goes wrong, he ends up shooting an investigator. He eventually ends up in prison, and authorities plant an undercover agent named Hank, in his cell, to find out more about Cody and his plans.
A dramatization of the 1972 bank robbery masterminded by John Wojtowicz, the movie Dog Day Afternoon chronicles the events following a bank robbery committed by Sonny Wortzik and Salvatore Naturale. The film is notable for its anti-establishment tone.
Johnny Clay, a veteran criminal, plans one big final theft before marrying his girlfriend Fay, and going straight. He assembles a five men team for a $2million robbery at Lansdowne Racetrack, and instructs them not to tell even their beloveds. But one of them, a ticket-clerk at the racetrack, reveals this to impress his shrewish wife. Can this affect the well-hatched plot?
With the help of a retired burglar, a group of amateurs plan a small heist which involves robbing a pawnshop. Although their plan seems foolproof, things don’t go as expected.
Hollywood stuntman by day, getaway driver by night, the hero, known simply as 'driver', is a loner who gets roped into defending his ladylove and neighbour, Irene, and her son, from her ex-convict husband's crimes. Driver is lifted by its colourful supporting cast, and of course, the car chases.
The biographical crime drama follows the notorious bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, who go from small-time thieves to violent, murderous bank robbers during the Great Depression. As they are pursued by the law, they attain cult status with Americans but a violent end awaits.
Released from prison, criminal Erwin ‘Doc’ Riedenschneider contacts a corrupt lawyer for financial backing before planning a major jewelry robbery. He hires a safe-cracker, a getaway driver and a gunman for the heist, which goes as planned. But an alarm results in shootout, killing one of them. What ensue is betrayal, deceit, murder and suicide, as the police hunt each one of them.
Immediately after release on parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean gathers a team of eleven specialist criminals and devises a sophisticated plan for the biggest casino heist in history. However, midway through the arrangements, it is revealed that his ex-wife, Tess, is the girlfriend of the target, Terry Benedict, owner of all the three casinos.
In New York City, four armed men hijack a subway car and hold all the passengers hostage. They demand a ransom amount of $ 1 million and threaten to kill one passenger for every minute it is late.
Suspended for his reckless attitude, alcoholic Detective John McClane is called back after a terrorist named Simon threatens to set off bombs around New York City if McClane does not follow his biddings in a game of 'Simon Says'. McClane must team up with reluctant electrician Zeus Carver in an attempt to outsmart the serial bomber.
The plot of the movie revolves around an elaborate bank robbery planned by a perfectionist robber Dalton Russell. He takes hostages and detective Keith Frazier is called upon to take charge of the negotiations. The bank president, concerned about something important, hires his own negotiator. However, Russell and his team are always ahead.
Baby Driver revolves around a gifted but partially hearing-impaired driver who is indentured into working for a mafia boss, but just as he is about to be free from a life of crime and begin anew with his girlfriend, he gets pulled into another dangerous heist. Starring Ansel Egbort in the lead role, it is an action-packed thriller film.
Brothers Toby and Tanner Howard start robbing branches of the Texas Midlands Bank to save the ranch left by their mother. However, their last robbery leads to a confrontation with the town’s people and a pursuit by two Texas rangers. The brothers try to make it out alive but suffer devastating consequences.
This war adventure comedy film, takes us to the time of the Second World War. The story revolves around a group of US soldiers who obtain information about gold worth millions hidden on enemy soil, from a drunk German officer. Therefore, they come up with a plan to steal the treasure for themselves.
The Ladykillers is a black comedy crime film which tells the story of five criminals who rent rooms in an elderly widow’s home and plan and execute a bank robbery. However, when the widow discovers that they have committed a robbery, they decide that one of them needs to kill and silence her.
The crime drama tells the story of a gang of bank robbers and friends led by Douglas ‘Doug’ MacRay. Doug experiences a change of heart when he falls in love with Claire Keesey, a hostage during one of their bank robberies. To save her from their boss Fergie Colm and the FBI, he is forced to make life-altering choices.
Gangsters George Thomason and his aide Ken Pile plan a diamond heist and draft in Americans, con-artist Wanda Gershwitz and weapons expert Otto West. After a successful heist, George is arrested but has hidden the diamonds. Comedic incidents follow as Wanda seduces George’s lawyer, Archie Leach, to get the location of the diamonds.
Charles Bonnet is a successful art forger, but he finds himself in trouble when one of his works end up in a famous museum in Paris. He is worried because if experts are able to determine that it is inauthentic, his reputation will be tarnished. However, his daughter teams up with a burglar to steal the sculpture before it is too late.
High Sierra is an adventure crime drama thriller film which tells the story of a criminal who is planning a heist at a resort hotel, after his release from prison. He meets up with three people to assist him in the heist, which includes a clerk working in the same hotel, and two other people Red, and Babe.
Henry is a meek bank clerk who is in charge of overseeing the shipments of gold. Along with his eccentric neighbor, he soon plans to steal gold bars, and smuggle them out of the country.
Notorious jewel thief John Robie is now retired, tending his vineyards on the French Riviera. But when a series of thefts begins to take place, emulating his style, he becomes a suspect; leaving him no other option but to catch the new robber in order to clear his name and in the midst of that he also develops romantic relationship with the daughter of a rich widow.
Frank is a highly skilled jewel thief who wants to leave his dangerous profession and start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he decides to perform one last heist for a powerful gangster named Leo. However, Leo is unwilling to let Frank leave his life of crime, and instead wants to keep him in his employ.
Released from prison, Scott Lang finds it difficult to get a job and is prohibited from seeing his daughter by his ex-wife. Scientist Hank Pym lures him with a heist tip-off, and encourages him to don a special suit to become Ant-Man, gaining superhuman strength and shrinking ability. However, he must undertake a daunting heist to save the world.
The fifth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise also referred to as Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist, finds Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner, and their team trying to steal US $100 million from drug lord Herman Reyes. It also marks the debut of fan-favorite Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs in the franchise.
Luke Glanton, a motorcycle-riding stuntman starts robbing banks to take care of his former lover Romina who has given birth to their son Jason. Unfortunately, he is killed by police officer Avery Cross in a failed robbery. Years later Avery’s son and Jason end up on a collision path when Jason discovers their shared legacy.
Irish woman Deirdre puts together a 'Ronin' team, comprised of outcast specialists working as mercenaries, to steal a large briefcase from a man before he sells it to the Russians. However, after the mission is successfully completed, one team member steals the case to sell it for his own profit, starting a wild goose chase among his teammates.
Young federal agent Johnny Utah infiltrates a group of surfers suspected to be The Ex-Presidents, a bank robbery gang which commits crimes donning masks of previous American presidents. Johnny persuades competent female surfer Tyler to teach him to surf and befriends the group's leader Bodhi, but is conflicted about his orders after confirming that they are the criminals.
Two brothers, Andy and Hank, are desperately in need of money and so they decide to rob their parents’ jewelry shop, fully aware that the insurance will compensate the theft. But their plan goes awry when Hank hires a seasoned thief to execute the operation and their mother decides to fill in for the elderly shop assistant.
Teenage junkie, Nikita, is sentenced to life in prison after accidentally killing a police officer during a robbery gone wrong. In prison, her captors fake her death and train her to become an assassin. Her life as an assassin goes well until a document-theft mission goes wrong and Nikita has to make life-altering choices again.
The first movie in the Now You See Me series, sees an FBI agent Dylan Rhodes and an Interpol detective Alma Dray pursue a team of four magician or the Four Horsemen as they carry out bank robberies while performing and then distribute the cash amongst audience. The duo seek the help of illusionists Thaddeus Bradley; however it is difficult to differentiate between truth and illusion.
The Bank Job is a heist thriller film which revolves around Terry, a car salesman, who is going through a lot of financial hardships. He is soon approached by Martine, who gives him a foolproof plan to rob a bank in London’s Baker Street. However, the job might not be that simple.
Joe Ross is a corporate engineer who has recently invented a potentially lucrative financial process. While vacationing in an island, he soon meets a mysterious and wealthy stranger named Jimmy Dell, who offers to help him protect his business process invention. However, everything changes when Ross finds himself falsely accused of murder.
Alcoholic Willie T. Soke and his dwarf partner Marcus Skidmore are professional con-men who take jobs as Santa and his elf assistant in shopping malls during Christmas before robbing them at night. However, this year takes an unusual turn after he befriends a dimwitted and gullible young boy and raises the suspicion of the mall guard.
After recovering from a gunshot, Porter sets out to find his wife, Lynn, and crime partner Val Resnick, both of who after a successful robbery, betrayed and left him for dead. He now wants his share of money and revenge, but the money is with a crime organization. Porter now has to deal with not just Resnick but also the syndicate bosses and corrupt cops
Martin Bishop, who runs a company that tests security systems, is blackmailed by government agents into getting a black box from its inventor. Bishop’s ex-girlfriend and his team of experts, who retrieve the device, discover that it can decode any encryption code. As Bishop realizes that those men were criminals and not government officers, they incriminate him in the murder of the inventor.
A reclusive, shy mechanical genius, Malcolm loses his job for building his own tram. He seeks help of Frank and Judith, his new roommates to help pay the rent. Malcolm comes to know about Frank's criminal lifestyle and he helps Frank to execute a bank heist, thus, embarking upon a new journey of heartwarming friendship and newfound adventure.
A group of thieves led by John Bridger steal gold bullion worth $35 million from Italian gangsters. However, one of the team members betrays the rest and leaves with the bullion, taking the others to be dead. A year later, another team member, Charlie Croker, re-assembles the team to take revenge on the betrayer.
Laid off from his tunnel construction job under the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jimmy Logan teams up with his war veteran brother Clyde, who has lost his lower arm in Iraq, to rob the Speedway. For help, they enlist their hairstylist sister Mellie, safe-cracker Joe Bang, now in jail, and Joe's dimwitted brothers, Sam and Fish. But very soon a mix up forces them to put off the operation.
Jack Foley, a bank robber, breaks out of jail along with a friend, and ends up kidnapping Federal Marshal Karen Sisco, who happens to witness their escape. But the mutual attraction, which develops as they both travel in the same car-trunk, doesn’t deter Sisco from hunting him as he plots his final big job. Can she bring herself up to arrest him?
Dignan has developed a 75-year plan involving several heists. To pull it up, he teams up with Anthony, an inmate of a voluntary psychiatric unit and Bob, the only person in their circle to own a car. They first break into Anthony’s house and then a bookstore before going in search of Dignan’s former boss. Quickly they realize that being a criminal is not easy.
Released in some countries as Criminal Squad, the film focuses on the clash between an elite LASD unit, led by Nick O’Brien and a gang of former MARSOC Marines led by recently paroled Ray Merrimen after the latter pulls out a daring heist. Giving them a chase O’Brien is finally able to kill Merrimen, only to find that the mastermind is somebody else
American Animals is a crime drama film which revolves around the story of four men, Spencer, Warren, Eric and Chas, who set their eyes on a rare collection of books in the school’s library. When they come to know that they could earn millions from buyers in the black-market, they decide to perform a robbery and steal the books.
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a comedy crime drama film which tells the story of a bank robber, who reunites his old gang to organize a new heist and rob a bank.
In this final film in the Ocean's trilogy, Danny Ocean and his team set out to bring down hotelier and casino owner Willy Bank after the latter betrayed Reuben Tishkoff. His audacious plan, if successful, will lead to the failure of Bank’s new casino on its opening day itself.
National Treasure, a Walt Disney movie, follows treasure hunter Benjamin Gates, as he tries to find a war chest hidden during the Revolutionary War. During this quest, he also has to beat out his competition to the chest, while avoid capture by the FBI, who are trying to arrest him.
Widows is a heist thriller film, which tells the story of four women who are widowed after their criminal husbands are killed in a police shootout. They eventually join forces and decide to execute the robbery that their spouses were planning.
Edward Pierce is a highly intelligent thief who plants to commit a train heist. He teams up with his friends in order to steal a monthly shipment of gold from the London to Folkestone train. However, security seems very tight and the task seems nearly impossible.
Armored Car Robbery is a crime thriller adventure action film which tells the story of Lt. Jim Cordell, a police officer, who loses his partner during an armored car robbery planned by Dave Purvis, a criminal mastermind. Assisted by a rookie officer named Danny Ryan, he sets out to bring Purvis to justice and recover the stolen money.
In this first movie of the Fast & Furious franchise, LAPD officer Brian O'Conner goes undercover to infiltrate the gang of infamous street racer Dominic Toretto, who is the prime suspect for stealing valuable electronic goods. As he assists Dominic's crew against a rival gang, he falls in love with his sister Mia and is gradually drawn to the world of high-speed car racing.
When a huge supply of confiscated heroin is stolen from the police vault, two Miami cops, Marcus and Mike, are tasked to get it back. Matters complicate when a murder takes place and the sole witness, Julie, insists on speaking only to Mike who she has never met. Marcus and Mike now have to switch places, keep Julie safe, catch the real culprit and recover the drugs.
The Score centres around an expert thief who is about to hang up his boots when his aide offers him a job with a huge payout that he must accomplish with the help of a young thief. Robert DeNiro, Marlon Brando and Edward Norton star in this film that offers many thrilling moments as the two thieves attempt to steal a French sceptre.
After being shot by a gunslinger and framed wrongly for a crime, Rancher Taw Jackson decides to take revenge against those who wronged him. He targets a heavily fortified stagecoach belonging to his enemy, which is known as the ‘War Wagon', as it carries half a million dollars in gold.
Four Iraq War veterans, who together form The A Team, are falsely accused of a crime and sent to separate military prison. Six months later, led by Hannibal Smith, they escape the prison and set out to catch the real culprit, clear their name and restore their pride. However Lt. Sosa is close behind to arrest the team.
DEA agent Bobby Trench, hoping to implicate his target, decides to stay undercover to help Michael Stigman in a bank robbery, but unbeknownst to Trench, Stigman is an undercover naval intelligence officer with instructions to kill him. After both are disavowed by their respective organizations, they must work together against a ruthless Mexican drug lord while avoiding arrest.
The fourth movie of the Fast & Furious franchise serves as a direct sequel to the first movie and sees the return of the original cast. Dominic Toretto, Brian O’ Conner, Mia Toretto and their friends join forces to avenge the murder of Letty Ortiz and bring down the drug lord Arturo Braga.
Disgraced former cop Nick Cassidy goes to the 21st floor of the Roosevelt Hotel and then climbs on to the ledge to commit suicide and will only negotiate with Lydia Mercer. Lydia soon realizes he was framed for the theft of the $40 million Monarch diamond by the owner of the diamond David Englander.
Joe, Willie and Albert, three lifelong friends get cheated of their pension money by a bank. Therefore, they plan to rob the same bank, in order to be able to take care of themselves and their loved ones.
This heist comedy film, tells the story of a crooked married couple, who plan to rob a local bank. However, they also start selling cookies as their cover up business. Ironically their cookie business makes them even richer, and the duo is now unsure whether they should continue stealing.
Jake Vig, a professional grifter, chooses a wrong mark in last scam that backfires; which lands him in trouble with mob-boss King. To repay his money, Jake must pull off the most difficult con involving Morgan Price, banker in cohort with organized crime. As Jake gets set, Special Agent Gunther Butan revives his hunt for Jake, making things near impossible for him.
Following the success Ocean’s Eleven, the sequel Ocean’s Twelve sees the return of Danny Ocean’s heist-gang who need to return the millions, they stole from Terry Benedict. They are also being pursued by Europol detective Isabel Lahiri and are up against master-thief Night Fox, François Toulour as they try to steal the first-ever stock certificate.
Reformed car thief Memphis Raines is forced out of retirement after crime lord Raymond Calitri threatens to kill his brother following a botched car theft. Tasked with stealing 50 luxury cars within 3 days, he must assemble his former associates and pull off the perfect heist while fending off the police and a rival gang.
When black market antiquities dealer Mitch Wilkinson shows a missing page from John Wilkes Booth's diary with the name of Thomas Gates, accusing him to be a conspirator in Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Thomas' great-great-grandson Ben Gates embarks on a journey to prove his innocence that will lead him to the location of a lost city of gold.
After breaking out of prison, convicts Joe and Terry, who need money to finance their dream hotel in Mexico, devise a method of robbing banks, earning a name as ‘sleepover bandits.’ They meet dissatisfied housewife, Kate Wheeler, when Terry bumps into her car. She joins them which complicate the matters as both the men fall for her. But whom does Kate love?
A group of gangsters - Ronald Russo, Curt Goynes and Charley - are recruited to threaten a family as part of a blackmail scheme and steal a document. However, as fate would have it, their heist goes awfully wrong. Then begins the search for who hired them and for what purpose? Will they be able to escape?
The sequel begins with the fugitive illusionists known as the Four Horsemen escaping from the FBI during a stage show because of the villainous Walter Marby. They must escape Walter’s clutches who wants them to steal a powerful chip. Meanwhile, their leader Dylan Rhodes finds out the real identity of Thaddeus Bradley.
Former smuggler Chris Faraday has left the criminal ways behind to lead a normal family life. When his brother-in-law Andy gets into trouble with drug-lord Briggs, Chris is forced to return to his old work, and sets out in a freighter to get counterfeit bills from Panama. However, Briggs has no qualms in using Chris’s family to force him into smuggling drugs.
A mysterious woman recruits a bank teller to lead a group of aspiring thieves on a top secret heist that involves safes across Europe that are considered impossible-to-crack.
A group of former Special Forces operatives reunite and plan a heist in South America. For the first time in their lives, they undertake a dangerous mission for themselves rather than their country. However, their skills, their morals as well as their loyalties are put to the test, when things take an unexpected turn.
The Muppets set out on a grand world tour, performing in locations such as Madrid, Berlin, London and Dublin. However, just after finishing their performance in Berlin, they find themselves involved in a jewel heist.
The Anderson Tapes is an action crime thriller film which revolves around Duke Anderson, a habitual criminal who has just been released from prison. He is planning a new heist, but he is unaware of the fact that he is being taped.
Cristi is a Romanian police officer who is on the payroll of Zsolt, a corrupt businessman. He goes to La Gomera Island, where he intends to learn an ancient whistling language. He tries to use the coded language to communicate with mobsters to get Zsolt out of prison, as he knows the hidden location of 30 million Euros.
Gin Baker, an insurance investigator, goes undercover as a thief to entrap Robert ‘Mac’ MacDougal, an aging master-thief after a priceless Rembrandt is stolen. But when Mac starts to doubt her true intentions, Gin plans a US $8 billion heist and asks Mac for help.
After the Sunset is an action-comedy crime film, which revolves around two jewel thieves, Burdett and Lola, who decide to retire after stealing three priceless diamonds. After successfully stealing two of them, they set eyes on the third one, which is located in a cruise ship. Although it should be a simple job for them, an FBI agent shows up and makes things complicated.
Three petty thieves, during the American financial crisis, rob a mob protected card game. This hits the underworld economy badly. The Mob members hire hitman, Jackie Cogan, to find the culprits and punish them. Jackie enlists Mickey to help him, but Mickey is more interested in other things. Now Jackie, who likes his targets to be killed softly, has to carry out the job alone.
Arthur Shaw, one of the richest residents of The Tower, is under house arrest for embezzling over US $2 billion from his investors. These include building manager Josh Kovaks and his co-workers, who then plan a tower heist with petty criminal, Slide, to break into the apartment to steal their money back.
Daring and charismatic thief, Parker, tries to leave the profession when an innocent woman is killed by a new crew member during a job. Unfortunately, this causes the crew to turn on him and shoot him. Parker survives and joins forces with Leslie Cienfuegos Rodgers to take revenge and spoil the crew’s next heist.
Takers is a 2010 action thriller film which tells the story of a group of skilled and successful bank robbers who are now planning their biggest heist. However, they must also face a Los Angeles detective who is willing to risk his life to see them behind bars.
Two men attempt to rob a gangster’s casino, as one of them is in urgent need of money to pay for his daughter’s medical bills. However, their plan fails and they are forced to hijack a city bus in order to escape the police.
Blood and Wine is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of a man who feels that he has failed as a father and husband, and eventually he decides to commit a heist to get rid of his financial woes. However, things get complicated when his wife decides to interfere.