Undefended: Thieves And Burglars

This week, the best heist/burglar/theft films of all time. No repeats was instructed, but not always followed (perhaps in keeping with the theme of stealing). Heat was assumed by all.

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Thomas Banks

1.Sleuth (Olivier/Caine version)

2. Ronin (which also should be assumed)

3.To Catch a Thief

4. Arsene Lupin (John Barrymore version)

5.The Great Muppet Caper


Brian Murnion

1. The Killing (1956)

2. Le cercle rouge (1970)


3. Rififi (1955)

4. Band of Outsiders (1964)

5. Bottle Rocket (1996)


Timothy Lawrence

1. Bicycle Thieves

2. Drive

3. The Killing

4. Le Cercle Rouge

5. Reservoir Dogs


James Banks

1. The Great Train Robbery

2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


3. A Simple Plan

4. The Town

5. A Fish Called Wanda


Joshua Gibbs

1. Out of Sight

2. Three Kings

3. Sneakers


4. The Bling Ring

5. The Art of the Steal (documentary)


Elizabeth Stinnette

1. The Sting

2. Matchstick Men

3. Mission Impossible III

4. Inception

5. Toy Story II (My 9-year-old self’s favorite heist movie)


Sean Johnson


1. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

3. The Fantastic Mr. Fox

4. The Hunt for Red October

5. American Hustle


Remy Wilkins wrote:

You guys are forcing me to dig deep. I’m especially disappointed in Tom for taking my Muppets from me.

1. Run Lola Run


2. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

3. Office Space

4. The Big Lebowski

5. Small Time Crooks

Joshua Gibbs

Joshua Gibbs teaches great books, collects records and jogs to work. He and his wife have two children, both of whom have seven names. He tweets at @joshgibbs and blogs for the CiRCE Institute.

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