We understand that you have been feeling a gap in your lives after the ending of ‘Money Heist Season 5’. We also understand that to fill in this gap, you have been looking out for the perfect heist movies that can deliver the thrill and magic that every man enjoys. To quench that thirst, we are here to give you the five best heist movies to watch that can take you on a rollercoaster ride this long weekend.
In recent times, heist movies have become a genre in themselves. They are the perfect amalgamation of thrills, drama, chase sequences, mystery, and whatnot. A perfect set of things that any man enjoys, especially in the movies he watches.
So grab the popcorn and let the heist begin!
Army of Thieves (Netflix)
A prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, this recently released heist movie on Netflix is an absolute must-watch if you love some ‘cracking the uncrackable safe’ action-drama. Although it is not quite a zombie movie like Army of the Dead was, you would need to watch this zombie thriller first to understand the context, or you’ll miss some key moments that you need to know!
Ocean’s 8: Prime Video
This all-female, high-octane heist drama from the Ocean Universe is another one you can’t miss. With all the ingredients that the Ocean’s Trilogy has, be it striking visuals, tongue-in-cheek humor, sharp dialogue, and a mind-boggling star cast including the likes of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and Rihanna, this is one of those breezy fun heist movies that make the genre so lovable.
Widows: Disney+ Hotstar
A bunch of men die in a police shootout, and then it’s their widows who come together and execute the heist their dead husbands were planning. Led by the powerhouse that is Viola Davis and starring other stellar performers like Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, and Daniel Kaluuya, this is an intriguing story with plenty of well-executed action scenes and loads of drama.
Now You See Me (Netflix)
No heist movie list can leave out this masterpiece. A movie that is enjoyable to watch again and again despite knowing all the major plot twists. While the end of this movie has the audience split, this movie has great performances, some mind-boggling twists (as said before), loads of heists and a never-before-seen element of ‘magic’ in its heist. It’s tight, sharply edited, and has moments of absolute brilliance!
Baby Driver: Netflix
This movie has some stunning camerawork, brilliant styling, some breathtaking escape scenes, and a background score to die for. Featuring a star cast with the likes of Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, and others, it’s a racy thriller where a former getaway driver is forced to return to stealing, and his world unravels as the heist goes wrong.
Heist movies encompass thrills, mystery, adventure, action, and, at times, even romance. They form the basis of every man who is even a bit interested in entertainment. So why not embrace the idea this weekend, men, and give yourselves a treat that we all know you definitely deserve? Let the fun begin!
Written by: Akanksha Bajpai
Edited by: Aniket Joshi