Five essential heist films to binge on Netflix this weekend
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Five essential heist films to binge on Netflix this weekend

The biggest action flick releasing on Netflix this week is Lift, starring Kevin Hart and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. However, the lacklustre heist film might leave you yearning for a proper, adrenaline-pumping heist experience. 

Fear not, as we’ve curated a list of five essential heist films available on Netflix that can quench your thirst with better accuracy. This is the latest in our ongoing essential binges series, so make sure to check out our other recommendations.

From Tarantino’s intense character dramas to Soderbergh’s sleek and stylish caper, each film on this list offers a unique take on the classic heist story. So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and immerse yourself in the world of high-stakes heists.

Here are five heist films you can watch on Netflix this week if Lift doesn’t cut it for you.

Five essential heist films to binge on Netflix this weekend:

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Directed and written by Quentin Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs is a cult classic that set a new standard for heist films. The story revolves around a group of criminals brought together for a diamond heist gone wrong.

Trust issues emerge among the crew as the aftermath unfolds, leading to intense and unpredictable consequences. With its non-linear narrative, stellar ensemble cast, and Tarantino’s signature dialogues, Reservoir Dogs is a must-watch for any heist film aficionado.

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

A heist film with a touch of glamour, Ocean’s Eleven is a modern classic directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an all-star cast led by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts. Danny Ocean (Clooney) assembles a skilled team to pull off an elaborate heist, targeting three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Packed with wit and style galore, Ocean’s Eleven is an entertaining inclusion in the heist genre and a guaranteed piece of entertainment for a dull Friday evening.

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Tarantino returns to our list with The Hateful Eight, a western heist film set against the backdrop of a post-Civil War Wyoming blizzard. The film brings together a group of dubious characters trapped in a haberdashery, each with their own hidden agendas.

As tensions rise, the true nature of the heist slowly unravels. Tarantino’s trademark style of storytelling, combined with a stellar cast including Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell, make The Hateful Eight a gripping heist film with a unique twist.

Hell or High Water (2016)

Directed by David Mackenzie, Hell or High Water takes a different approach to the heist genre by blending it with a neo-Western setting. The film follows two brothers, played by Chris Pine and Ben Foster, who embark on a series of bank robberies to save their family ranch.

As the law closes in, the brothers’ motivations become more apparent, turning the film into a poignant exploration of desperation and justice.

Baby Driver (2017)

Directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver is a high-octane heist film driven by a killer soundtrack. The titular character, Baby, is a getaway driver with unparalleled drift skills, but he wants out of the criminal world.

When a heist goes awry, Baby finds himself on the run, and the film races through the streets of Atlanta in a symphony of action and music. Wright’s direction makes Baby Driver a rather stylish modern addition to the heist genre.