ⓘ Heist film

Topkapi (film)

Topkapi is a Technicolor heist film made by Filmways Pictures and distributed by United Artists. The film was produced and directed by the emigre American film director Jules Dassin. The film is based on Eric Amblers novel The Light of Day 1962, adapted as a screenplay by Monja Danischewsky. The film stars Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, Peter Ustinov, Robert Morley, Gilles Segal and Akim Tamiroff. The music score was by Manos Hadjidakis, the cinematography by Henri Alekan and the costume design by Theoni V. Aldredge.

The Bank Job

The Bank Job is a 2008 heist thriller film directed by Roger Donaldson, written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and starring Jason Statham, based on the 1971 Baker Street robbery in central London, from which the money and valuables stolen were never recovered. The producers allege that the story was prevented from being told in 1971 because of a D-Notice, allegedly to protect a prominent member of the British Royal Family. According to the producers, this film is intended to reveal the truth for the first time, although it includes significant elements of fiction. The premiere was hel ...

Play (2011 film)

Play is a 2011 Swedish film drama directed by Ruben Ostlund and written by Ostlund and Erik Hemmendorff. Inspired by actual court cases, it portrays a group of black boys who rob a smaller group of white boys by the means of a psychological game. The film was heavily debated in the Swedish press. It won the Nordic Council Film Prize in 2012.

Juice (film)

Juice is a 1992 American crime thriller film directed by Ernest R. Dickerson, and written by Dickerson and Gerard Brown. It stars Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine Hopkins and Khalil Kain. The film touches on the lives of four black youths growing up in Harlem, following their day-to-day activities, their struggles with police harassment, rival neighborhood gangs and their families. The film is the writing and directing debut of Dickerson and features Shakur in his acting debut. Famous Tupac Shakur became noticeable in this upcoming film and started to take a rise. The film was shot in New ...

Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games is a 2000 American action crime thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer and written by Ehren Kruger. It stars Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, Dennis Farina, James Frain, Donal Logue, Danny Trejo, and Clarence Williams III. Reindeer Games was released by Miramax Films on February 25, 2000. It received generally negative critical reception and was a box office failure, grossing $32 million against a budget of $42 million. It was Frankenheimers last theatrical film.

The Ardennes (film)

The Ardennes is a 2015 Belgian drama film directed by Robin Pront. It was screened in the Discovery section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. At the 6th Magritte Awards, it received the Magritte Award for Best Flemish Film. It was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.


ⓘ Heist film

The heist film or caper film is a subgenre of crime film. One of the early defining heist films was The Asphalt Jungle, which Film Genre 2000 wrote "almost single-handedly popularized the genre for mainstream cinema". It featured robbers whose personal failings ultimately led to the failure of their robbery. Similar films using this formula were Armored Car Robbery, The Killing, and The Getaway. By the 1990s, heist films "experiment and play with these conventions" and focused more on character relationships than the crime itself.