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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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A heist film is a film that has an intricate plot woven around a group of people trying to steal something. Versions with dominant or prominent comic elements are often called caper movies. They could be described as the analogues of caper stories in film history. Typically, there are many plot twists, and film focuses on the characters' attempts to formulate a plan, carry it out, and escape with the goods. There is often a nemesis who must be thwarted: either a figure of authority or a former partner who turned on the group or one of its members.

Examples of heist films

Film title Year of release
Ocean's 111960
Topkapi1964
The Italian Job1969
Kelly's Heroes1970
$1971
The Hot Rock1972
The Great Train Robbery1979
Heat1995
Entrapment1999
Ocean's Eleven2001
Heist2001
The Italian Job (2003)2003
Ocean's Twelve2004
Inside Man2006
Ocean's Thirteen2007
The Bank Job2008
Mad Money (film)2008
Takers2010
Fast Five2011
Tower Heist2011
Man on Wire2008
Inception2010
Now You See Me2013
Ant-Man2015
Heist2015




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