Meine zehn liebsten Heist-Movies

22. Februar 2016 at 20:07

 

 

 

 

 

 

„I have run out of time. I have lost it all. So I can’t work fast enough to catch up. I can’t run fast enough to catch up. And the only thing that catches me up is doing my magic act.“

 

 

 

Irgendwie hab ich ein leichtes Faible für Heist-Movies. Ich mag all diese gerissenen Gentleman-Gauner und ihre bis ins letzte Detail ausgetüftelten Pläne für Überfälle auf Banken, Juweliere, Casinos, Museen oder Ausstellungen, die in den aller wenigsten Fällen auf physische Gewalt zurückgreifen müssen. Idealerweise soll niemand ernsthaft zu Schaden kommen und wesentliche Bestandteile solcher Filme sind neben dem eigentlichen Verbrechen auch die präzise Planung und Vorbereitung des Ganzen sowie die Zusammenstellung des Teams aus Ganoven. Oft vertauschen Heist-Movies konventionelle Rollenverteilungen, indem sie die vermeintlichen Verbrecher zu Sympathieträgern stilisieren und die Opfer ihrer Pläne zu Verbrechern noch skrupelloserer Art, die ihr Schicksal auch verdient haben. Nun also euch viel Spaß mit der Liste meiner zehn liebsten Heist-Movies, einer Liste voller Schlitzohren, gerissener Ganoven und komplizierten Plänen…

 

 

 

10.

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot poster Rating: 7.1/10 (15,138 votes)
Director: Michael Cimino
Writer: Michael Cimino
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis
Runtime: 115 min
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Released: 24 May 1974
Plot: With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.

 

 

 

9.

Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean's Eleven poster Rating: 7.8/10 (385,248 votes)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell, Harry Brown, Charles Lederer, Ted Griffin (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Cecelia Ann Birt, Paul L. Nolan, Carol Florence
Runtime: 116 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Released: 07 Dec 2001
Plot: Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

 

 

 

8.

Inside Man (2006)
Inside Man poster Rating: 7.6/10 (263,749 votes)
Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Russell Gewirtz
Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer
Runtime: 129 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 24 Mar 2006
Plot: A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

 

 

 

7.

Sneakers (1992)
Sneakers poster Rating: 7.1/10 (43,016 votes)
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Writer: Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes
Stars: Jo Marr, Gary Hershberger, Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier
Runtime: 126 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Released: 11 Sep 1992
Plot: A security pro finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his unique team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item.

 

 

 

6.

Ronin (1998)
Ronin poster Rating: 7.3/10 (135134 votes)
Director: John Frankenheimer
Writer: J.D. Zeik (story), J.D. Zeik (screenplay), David Mamet (screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Released: 25 Sep 1998
Plot: A freelancing former US intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians.

 

 

 

5.

The Sting (1973)
The Sting poster Rating: 8.3/10 (166,890 votes)
Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: David S. Ward
Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning
Runtime: 129 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Released: 26 Dec 1973
Plot: In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.

 

 

 

4.

The Killing (1956)
The Killing poster Rating: 8.1/10 (60,229 votes)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Jim Thompson (dialogue), Lionel White (novel)
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen
Runtime: 85 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 06 Jun 1956
Plot: Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

 

 

 

3.

Heat (1995)
Heat poster Rating: 8.3/10 (348,757 votes)
Director: Michael Mann
Writer: Michael Mann
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight
Runtime: 170 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 15 Dec 1995
Plot: A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

 

 

 

2.

Rififi (1955)
Rififi poster Rating: 8.2/10 (17,870 votes)
Director: Jules Dassin
Writer: Auguste Le Breton (novel), Jules Dassin (adaptation), René Wheeler (collaboration), Auguste Le Breton (collaboration), Auguste Le Breton (dialogue)
Stars: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Released: 05 Jun 1956
Plot: Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...

 

 

 

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Thief (1981)
Thief poster Rating: 7.4/10 (14,754 votes)
Director: Michael Mann
Writer: Frank Hohimer (novel), Michael Mann (screen story), Michael Mann (screenplay)
Stars: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, James Belushi
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 27 Mar 1981
Plot: Becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him.