Heist movies are quite popular and there are so many to pick from. Head on over to Wandering Through The Shelves to see what the others have picked. I stayed away from some fun ones (Ocean's 11) that are more recent. You can even join in if you wish:) Here are my three...
1. THE ASHPHALT JUNGLE -1950
Talk about a under-rated film that should be better known. A man named "Doc" decides, shortly
after leaving prison, to do a bank heist and needs some goons to help pull it off. This is a quiet but effective heist film without all the smash-em up chases that usually seems to happen in more recent films. It even has a small role for Marilyn Monroe as the mistress of a corrupt lawyer and many think this was her break through role. The characters are well-rounded and not "black and white" ....you really feel for the characters that committed the crime.
2. TO CATCH A THIEF-1955
Talk about a sexy film staring the debonair Cary Grant and the cool sex kitten, Grace Kelly. Grant's character used to be a famous jewel thief but now there is a copycat out there and he must clear his name. Directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock, it is a film that has beautiful clothes, beautiful people and beautiful scenery, in fact, it was filmed in Monaco where Ms. Kelly met Prince Ranier and became Princess Grace.
3. BONNIE AND CLYDE-1967
Oh, these 2 rascals met, fell in love and decided to rob banks for a living becoming infamous and still talked about today. Great acting shines (as well as the outfits that became stylish again for a while) as we are led on one car chase from one rural depression town to another. It is not completely accurate and it has the political vibe of the 1960's counter-culture. These 2 people were romanticized in this film as a young couple against an establishment instead of thugs they were (I know, I know, she wrote poetry etc.. but, come on!) but, regardless, it is a good film that propelled Warren Beatty's career to another level(he produced and helped write the film).
Love to know which ones you would pick:)