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By Eliana Dockterman
August 18, 2017

Heist movies are a summer staple. Time-tested tropes of the genre — the planning montage, the inevitable need to change plans on the fly, the high-speed getaway — have thrilled audiences for over half a century.

One of the greatest heist film directors, Steven Soderbergh, is returning to the world of larceny with Logan Lucky, out Aug. 18. But unlike the heroes of Ocean’s 11, these protagonists aren’t suave, besuited tricksters robbing a casino. They’re so-called hillbillies who have decided to leverage people’s biases to their advantage. Along with Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, which premiered earlier this summer, Logan Lucky puts a new spin on a classic genre.

Both films are sure to also make you nostalgic for the capers of years past. Here are the 25 best heist movies to catch in theaters or watch at home.


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