10 Movies Like ‘The Italian Job

Monday, March 14 by Shawn Lealos

Want to know about 10 movies like "The Italian Job"? When looking at movies like “The Italian Job,” it is easy to find a number of films with the same heist mentality that it possesses. Whether the films feature big car chases like “The Italian Job” or just features the same cunning and skill of theft that movie possesses, there are many great movies in the same vein.

  1. “Ocean’s Eleven” – This heist movie has an all star cast and is like “The Italian Job” except in a casino. George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon ground the large cast as a group of thieves device a plan to steal money from three casinos the night of a boxing card.
  2. “Rififi” – This is a classic French crime movie like “The Italian Job.” Jules Dassin directs the movie about a group of thieves plan a jewel heist. The movie is based on a popular novel but Dassin changed much of the plot to instead focus much of the film on the actual heist itself.
  3. “Heist” – David Mamet writes and directs this movie starring Gene Hackman, one of the better movies like “The Italian Job.” When Hackman’s character is caught on a security camera, he decides to retire. His fence withholds payment to force him into one final job.
  4. “Gone in 60 Seconds” – This 2000 remake is both a heist movie and a car movie, making it the most familiar of the movies like “The Italian Job.” Nic Cage stars as a retired car thief who is forced out of retirement when his brother’s life is threatened by a crime lord.
  5. “Th Brothers Bloom”Rian Johnson followed up his amazing debut film “Brick” with this heist movie, similar to movies like “The Italian Job.” The movie follows two brothers who decide to pull off one last con before quitting, making their mark an eccentric woman played by Rachel Weisz.
  6. “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”Guy Ritchie made his name with this, another of the movies like “The Italian Job.” The film focuses on a group of men who decide to rob another group of thieves. The movie introduced the world to both Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones.
  7. “Inception” – One of the smartest movies in many years, “Inception” is a heist movie that takes place in people’s minds, one of the more unusual movies like “The Italian Job.” Christopher Nolan, director of the new “Batman” movies directs and Leonardo DiCaprio star in the film.
  8. “The Usual Suspects”Bryan Singer directs this enigma of a movie, one of the more popular movies like “The Italian Job.” A group of criminals is gathered by the mysterious Keyser Soze to pull off a major heist. The only survivor, a gimp conman played by Kevin Spacey, tells the story to the police. Spacey won an Oscar for his role.
  9. “Sneakers” – Robert Redford stars in this, one of the movies like “The Italian Job.” The movie features a team of expert hackers who are blackmailed into stealing a box with the ability to hack into any system, undetected. Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd and River Phoenix co-star.
  10. “Heat” – Michael Mann directs this movie, known for being the first time Robert De Niro and Al Pacino appeared onscreen together in a movie. One of the best movies like “The Italian Job,” De Niro runs a criminal crew who attracts the attention of a rabid police detective, played by Pacino.
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