'Baby Driver' director Edgar Wright reveals his favourite movie heists.
8. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
"I’m not a huge fan of contemporary remakes, but one of the best of this century is Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven. It’s such a great way of updating a movie. The remake is fantastic, the twist really works, and it’s beautiful to look at. I watched it again recently and thought: “This is a great movie.”"
7. Point Break (1991)
"Point Break is a film very dear to my heart. It’s genuinely fantastic and really holds up. I watched it again recently on the big screen. Kathryn Bigelow directs action so well. It’s so brilliantly shot. It’s been a big influence on me a couple of times now, both on Hot Fuzz and Baby Driver. The aborted bank heist that turns into a foot chase is one of the greatest action scenes of all time."
6. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
"This is another film that’s very dear to me. It’s Michael Cimino's debut movie starring Clint Eastwood and a young Jeff Bridges. It builds up to them robbing this bank with a military cannon and is just a great heist movie. It’s really funny and has a great 70s ending. I love that movie."
2. The Hot Rock (1972)
"A truly underrated heist movie. The plot is great because it feels like a Russian doll series of heists. One leads to another and they get themselves into stickier situations. It’s a film with four heists leading on from one another. It’s a really fun movie."
1. Heat (1995)
"Heat is the granddaddy of heist movies because Michael Mann takes a relatively simple bank heist and turns it into something epic. The movie is nearly three hours and you’re tense for the entire thing. I remember seeing it for the first time, knowing that bank heist was coming and there was going to be a big action scene. The anticipation of that set piece kicking off, I remember it vividly. The set piece itself is so brilliantly shot and vivid and loud. The whole film is just incredible. "
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