So there are a lot of blog posts on this subject. There’s a lot of them that show movies from the stone age that I seriously would never sit down and watch. I am going to perfect this list and also list movies from the stone age at the bottom just in case any readers are from that era. First of all it is quite often that you see a Bank robbery movie at least once a year these days, some are awesome, and some are pretty decent. I haven’t seen any that suck yet, so all the movies I will list are definitely worth watching, except for maybe the stone age ones.
I would definitely say that this movie is very good despite the cheesy movie maker and actor that’s only acted good in one movie called “The Saint”, Val Kilmer is in this movie. But Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro back him up and make the movie worth watching, maybe they just punish him for all hes done in the movie industry, of all his cheesiness. Well I admit he did try his best, but the movie makes him much more well known, to be in SOME good movies.
2nd: Point Break
As being Kathryn Bigelow’s fourth annual action movie, it follows with the FBI agent Johnny Utah (being played by Keanu Reeves) as he then goes undercover to be a part of the Southern California surfers that are suspected of robbing banks. And then Utah, whom is a former football player, is then assigned to go to Los Angeles. Then and there, four bank robbers, who utilize rubber masks and call their clan the “Ex-Presidents”, decide to go through with some robberies that become successful which the FBI actually misses out on. Though, Utah, his partner Pappas (Gary Busey) is suspected that the robbers are surfers and have a plan for catching them. As the movie has some age on it, it still made 2nd on my list of the top ten bank robbery movies.
3rd: The Town
Normally, we’re all not totally fond of Ben Affleck, he’s just a sellout right?. Well he does perform pretty well in some movies. So one Christmas morning my Step sisters boyfriend opened a present from my Mom that was a movie called “The Town”. So we watched it and I just thought it was another boring movie. It turned out to be one of the damned best, if not the very best bank robbery movies I’ve ever seen in my supremely long life of 20 years. At the end of the movie, I was like holy ****. It’s all about Bank robbing that runs through the family.
4th: Inside Job
This movie I remember seeing just from strolling through a few Apple Trailers. Apple’s site is like no other big company’s website. Apple has their own Trailers section where Microsoft has nothing as cool, neither other big company’s either. Anyways the movie in the trailer immediately looked really good. I saw it in theaters and I loved it. It’s another hit for Denzel Washington, as all his movies never fail, I never see him in a bad movie, never. This one is worth a watch for sure, or a buy. There is no other perfect way to rob a bank without staying the night there.
5th: Public Enemies
This one was a hit in my books which was an “unhit” in other peoples books. Why you ask?, well because people hate how Johnny Depp… well… watch the movie and you will see. I ignore that event and focus on the whole movie, the action, the acting, which makes it truely a master peace. The 40′s was truely a gold mine for robbing banks. And Johnny Depp was a part of it, except not in real life, but he plays the main character, so that’s an awesome feeling I think.
6th: The Italian Job
I remember this movie as the rival for the newer Mini Coopers. They came back to life and now are pretty popular in the bigger cities. But it’s not only about the car, but this movie truely could not have peformed as well without the car. Acting was really good, but after all it does have good actors in it. Mark Wahlberg (the Matt Damon wannabe people call him) as the main actor, does a good job in a good movie. And stealing money has never been cooler than in a Mini Cooper.
The most boring name for a bank robbery movie, and with mediocre actors you’d think this movie would just be a joke. But after watching through about half of it you want to keep watching. So I did, and by the very end of the movie I was pretty satisfied. There are some good laughs, and there are some moments where you are strapped tight into the couch.
8th: The Bank Job
Based on true events, and based on another older movie that was also based on the same true events, this one marks its place, and it’s nick name of the “walkie talking robbery”. Because they use walkie talkies in this movie and end up getting caught, but I’ll leave you to watch and find out the rest of what happens. Jason Strathum does another good job in one of his one of many decent movies. The Transporter, well that’s another story, and long story short, a decent movie I guess, nothing more to say than that. But overall this movie has great acting, and they really did their best to try to steal money from a bank.
Bruce Willis, the known and famous actor. He’s like another Nicolas Cage, and there are some movies that he could of avoided being in, where Denzel Washington and Johnny Depp know what they’re doing in that kind situation. But anyways, I am saying this is one of Brucie’s good films and no doubt at all about it. So if you’ve ever seen someone point a gun to the back of someone with a sharpie, I suggest you see this movie to see how it’s done, because they indeed do just that.
10th: The Score
So this movie, having Robert in it again, shall be good, it has to be, with a rating of 73% from Rotten Tomatoes. 64% of the audience liked it additionally. So I suggest you give it a shot, give De Niro a shot if you are tired of seeing him in bank robbery movies. But there is nothing like retiring from robbing banks, and making a movie in the making of the very last bank heist. And ok, I admit I haven’t seen it, but aren’t I good at faking it that I have not seen a movie?. Anyways, check it out ok.
So some people weren’t completely fond of this movie as the rating at Rotten Tomatoes is only 59%, BUT, I would say give it a shot. I give it a lower rating or recommendation because of what they have said, the audience. And I have not seen this one yet so, give it a shot. Gene Hackman is usually good in all of his movies.
And last but not least, the stone age movies are: Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Point Break (I guess 1991 is not so old), Killing Zoe (1994), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
So I hope you enjoyed the list. I have more reviews of movies to come, and possibly more lists aswell!. And remember there is another list of the top bank robbery movies here, I suggest you check it out too.