Heist Movie Club

"Easy come, easy go," they say. Money don't always come easy, but the harder it comes, the sweeter it spends. Of course there's always somethin' to screw up a good lick—the law, the mob, amateurs, and unprofessionals (not the same thing, as any trustworthy mechanic can tell you). This particular club is about heist movies. You wanna yap about Richard Stark, you can make your own club.

Posts for this club should be tagged: heistmovie_club.

September 25

the Long Con

I am amazed and humbled that my lil’ ol’ Heist Movie club that I started years ago still gets posts from time to time. Thank you to everyone who has participated over the years.
posted by infinitewindow at 1:37 PM - 0 comments

July 2

Movie: Ocean's Eleven

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess. [more inside]
posted by box at 9:07 AM - 26 comments

July 8

Movie: The Killing

Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 11:01 AM - 2 comments

July 3

Movie: The Lavender Hill Mob

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 7:40 PM - 5 comments

June 23

Movie: How to Steal a Million

Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 4:23 PM - 7 comments

June 13

Movie: The Thomas Crown Affair

A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 5:48 PM - 3 comments

June 8

Movie: Topkapi

A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to retrieve a jeweled dagger. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 6:36 AM - 4 comments

June 7

Movie: Ocean's 8

Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 9:39 PM - 26 comments

June 5

Movie: The Italian Job

Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 4:59 PM - 7 comments

June 3

Movie: Trouble in Paradise

A con artist couple (Herbert Marshall, Miriam Hopkins) may have met their match in their latest target (Kay Francis). [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 10:29 PM - 2 comments

June 1

Movie: Ocean's 11

Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 6:54 PM - 13 comments

May 31

Movie: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 7:16 PM - 14 comments

March 21

Movie: The Lookout

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 6:34 PM - 5 comments

February 4

Movie: Heat

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 7:57 PM - 18 comments

July 23

Movie: Victoria

A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 10:34 PM - 7 comments

July 17

Movie: The Great Train Robbery

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 12:08 PM - 4 comments

July 9

Movie: Bande à part (Band of Outsiders)

Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery. LA-area MeFites, this film is playing Sunday the 10th at 8:30 pm at the New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood! [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 11:34 AM - 4 comments

June 26

Movie: Rififi

Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes... [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 7:43 PM - 1 comment

June 19

Movie: The Dark Knight

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 8:09 AM - 17 comments

June 12

Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle)

Sometimes plans change. This week we'll be discussing Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle). This film was already posted earlier this year, so the discussion will happen at the old thread. It's on YouTube for $3 in the US.
posted by infinitewindow at 9:19 AM - 0 comments

June 7

A little change in schedule

Hi everyone, to have a little more variety week-to-week with Heist Movie Club, I'd like to propose swapping The Dark Knight's this-Sunday slot with The Red Circle's next-Sunday slot. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 3:16 PM - 1 comment

June 5

Movie: Inside Man

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. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 9:38 AM - 16 comments

May 29

Movie: Reservoir Dogs

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 5:29 PM - 16 comments

May 23

Heist Movie Club starts with breakfast

Heist Movie Club debuts with 1992's Reservoir Dogs. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 5:05 PM - 4 comments

What makes a heist movie?

What makes a movie part of Heist Movie Club? [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 4:18 PM - 13 comments

April 23

Movie: Le Cercle Rouge

After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 11:09 AM - 3 comments