Time to welcome you to another podcast of List hai toh hit hai, and today's theme is going to be the best heist movies ever made! I am your host Nikhil.
Thrills and chills are part and parcel of any heist based movies. They captivate the audiences with elaborate schemes, quick getaways, inevitable snags and you hear the famous lines “ things didn't go as planned” . The movies based on heist are such a challenge for filmmakers as they have to ensure that they present the story so tight that the audiences don't poke a hole in. The work that goes into making a heist based movie feels like a real heist happening right here right now!
In today's list hai toh hit hai , I will take you on a ride with my list of heist based films that will give you that adrenaline rush you have always craved for.
First on the list is
Quentin Tarantino’s feature debut Reservoir Dogs, released in 1992, is considered as one of Hollywood’s cult heist films. The film followed six strangers who have been tasked to execute a diamond heist. But before the job is carried out, police ambush the men ensuing a shootout. In Tarantino’s trademark style, the film shuttled across different timelines, with generous offerings of blood, gore and violence. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1992, where it was welcomed with open arms.
We at OTTplay have given it a 8.1 rating and you could catch this flick on VI movies.
Now You See Me
Where Reservoir Dogs is a hard-hitting action extravaganza, Now You See Me is a sly and comedic take on the heist genre. The film is about four tricksters who are hired anonymously and then taken to rob a bank. These illusionists, dubbed the Four Horsemen, present their robbery in a theatrical act even as the police shadow them at every step. The film is led by Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco.
OTTplay rating for this one is a 7.1 and watch the movie on numerous OTT platforms like Netflix, Disney Hotstar, Google Play Movies, Zee5.
Die Hard With a Vengeance
The third instalment of Bruce Willis’ Die Hard: With a Vengeance has one of the most well-crafted bank robbery scenes in Hollywood. So much so, that the FBI approached screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh enquiring about the source of his expansive knowledge on the Federal Reserve Bank. In the film, a terrorist called Simon threatens to set off bombs across New York and demands to speak only to John McClane, played by Bruce Willis. But McClane realises the bombs are only a front for a gold bullion heist at the Federal Reserve Bank.
The movie gets a 8.1 OTTplay rating and watch it on Google Play Movies and Youtube.
The Italian Job
F. Gary Gray’s heist film was a pleasant surprise. From edge-of-the-seat car chases to bizarre plot twists, The Italian Job was all about the unexpected. Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron’s characters decide to avenge the death of their mentor and Stella’s (Theron) father John Bridger (Donald Sutherland). This unravels a superb heist plan to trick the trickster Steve Frazelli (Edward Norton).
This flick has an OTTplay rating of 7.1 and watch it on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Youtube and Google Play Movies.
Steven Soderbergh’s slick heist film was all about the snazz and jazz. George Clooney helmed the pack as Danny Ocean, a suave thief, who begins planning a massive scale robbery hours after getting his first parole. He quickly conjures his motley crew (consisting characters played by Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Don Cheadle among others) who set down an elaborate plan to carry out a never-seen-before heist of the top casinos in LA.
We at OTTplay have rated it 8.2 and you could watch the film on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play Movies.
Featuring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam and Pedro Pascal, this heist film has a heady blend of action, robbery and comic relief. The Netflix film revolves around a group’s plan to lay out a massive heist plan instructed to them by an American crime lord. The mystery only deepens when all members of the crew are former special operations soldiers.
The OTTplay rating is a 6.5 and watch it exclusively on Netflix
The Fast Five is an american action heist film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. This action packed heist film is a sequel to Fast & Furious. In the flick Dominic Toretto ( Vin diesel) and Brian O’Connor ( Paul Walker) hire a team to heist a corrupt businessman ( De Almeida) while being pursued for arrest by US DSS agents. ( Luke Hobbs) The Fast Five stood out with its fast paced car action sequences and attracted wider audiences who love heist based movies.
We at OTTplay have given this a 7.7 rating and you could watch the film on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Movies and Youtube.
The Score is a pretty straight forward heist movie. This movie has all the perfect ingredients of a heist movie, fantastic leading cast, mind-blowing performances, well- executed plan and a big score. The film has Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and Marlon Brando in the lead roles who excel in every frame with their characters in the film. The film is all about professionalism , ruthless humans who are capable of cheating the system itself.
We at OTTplay have rated it a 7 and you could watch it on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Alright thats a wrap for this podcast, I shall be back again with another special theme from the world of movies and entertainment on List hai toh hit hai,until then its your host Nikhil signing off!
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