This weekend, watch these five heist movies and series

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This weekend, watch these five heist movies and series
Actor Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Álvaro Morte, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Ansel Elgort (L-R) featured in various heist shows and moviesThe Bridge Chronicle

A good mystery keeps you going and so does a well-planned heist. The process of planning, plotting, preparing and executing is fascinating and keep you on the edge of your seat. It particularly gets interesting when you’re rooting for the anti-hero or the bad guy, because who likes them, right? But we love the shows and movies that make you question the very fabric of good and bad because since robbery is a criminal offence, the thieves are criminals vis-à-vis bad people. But some shows make you wonder if it is under societal pressure that normal people do bad things.

All-in-all, a good heist or a robbery on-screen drama is extremely entertaining – you enjoy it while watching the story, you think about it after the show’s over. Thrilling scenes, exciting car chases and fascinating get-a-ways – all come in a package when you watch a heist show or a movie.

TBC is back this weekend to help you figure out what to watch through your Saturday and Sunday. Here are seven of our all-time favourite heist movies and shows.

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Money Heist

If you are aware of the series, then you know it has to be the first on the list. The Spanish heist crime drama is created by Álex Pina and is available to watch on the online streaming platform - Netflix. The widely watched and appreciated series had both positive and negative impact. While many celebrated the show on social media and posted pictures of themselves posing in the robbers’ outfits, numerous incidents of real heist men wearing the show’s iconic red costumes and masks were reported for theft. While many will argue the series to be a bad influence on the viewers, many (like us) would tell you that it’s one of the best series for a weekend binge, also who doesn’t love the Professor! It keeps you engaged throughout. So, prepare a bowl of popcorns (we like nacho, though) and enjoy your weekend with thieves donned in red overalls.

IMDb rating: 8.3

Where to watch: Netflix

Creator: Álex Pina

Starring: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, and Itziar Ituño, among others.

Watch the trailer:

Baby Driver

Even though the movie is didn’t have successful heists, the rest of the movie provides an engaging plot. For those of you who've watched this movie as many times as us, you know what we mean. But for those who have not watched the movie yet, imagine a young guy who gets mixed up with bad people and is supposed to drive the heist men to and fro from the scene of the robbery, CANNOT drive without music.

I don’t think I am doing justice to just how cool the movie is. Maybe this will help, Empire in Baby Driver’s review wrote, “It’s as close to a car-chase opera as you’ll ever see on screen.” So if you enjoy a good car chase, this should be your go-to movie this weekend!

IMDb rating: 7.6

Where to watch: Netflix

Director and writer: Edgar Wright

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, and Kevin Spacey, among others.

Watch the trailer:

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The Italian Job (2003)

The original 1969 movie by the same name was so interesting that the filmmakers in Hollywood recreated the British movie in contemporary settings. Then, the 2003 movie was so successful and appreciated that Bollywood released an official remake (which frankly didn’t do that well) titled, Players. We assume that the Hindi film didn’t work its magic since the incidents and the characters were completely different even if the plot was the same.

Back at The Italian Job, thanks to an amazing cast ensemble the movie was successfully delivered the thrills of a heist movie. The skilled professionalism displayed by the robbers is another thing that keeps you engaged throughout the movie. Also if you’re into Mini Coopers, this one’s got three of those and they mean business!

IMDb rating: 7.0

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video/YouTube (on rent)

Director: F Gary Gray

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, and Edward Norton, among others.

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Ocean’s Eleven

This heist movie turned into a mini-franchise with sequels – Ocean’s Twelve, Thirteen and Ocean’s Eight (the one with an all-female cast). The heist comedy keeps you hooked throughout the movie with unexpected twists in the plot. I, personally, watch it only to see George Clooney create magic on screen.

If you don’t believe us, trust Jamie Russell who in his BBC review wrote, “Raises the benchmark for all future blockbusters and is guaranteed to put a grin on your face from ear to ear.”

IMDb rating: 7.7

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video/YouTube (on rent)

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts, among others.

Watch the trailer:

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Special 26

Some might question, “This movie, really?” Yes, this movie REALLY!

Based on the 1987 Opera House heist, the plot of the movie is unlike any other. While critics appreciated the attention to detail and the acting, I enjoyed the acting. The movie’s success made it one of the most entertaining heist films based on true events. Some also criticised the love angle in the movie, but then what’s a Bollywood movie without a romantic song? The movie is intelligently made to entertain all age groups. So, pop some popcorns and enjoy the movie with your family during the Sunday brunch.

IMDb rating: 8.0

Where to watch: Netflix

Director and writer: Neeraj Pandey

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Sheirgill, Anupam Kher and Divya Dutta, among others.

Watch the trailer:

We hope we didn't rob you of the fun of scrolling through your 'To Watch' suggestions on the streaming platforms. Happy weekend!

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