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1970s Heist Movies

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The Sting(1973)

PG
| 2h 9min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 882 votes)

Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro(1979)

3.8/5 (with 345 votes)

After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin the Third and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of expertly crafted counterfeit bills, he decides to track down the forgers responsible—and steal any other treasures he may find in the Castle of Cagliostro, including the 'damsel in distress' he finds imprisoned there.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Dog Day Afternoon(1975)

R
| 2h 5min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 1,016 votes)

Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny's motives for the robbery are slowly revealed and things become more complicated, the heist turns into a media circus.

Kelly's Heroes(1970)

PG
| 2h 24min | Adventure, Comedy, War
3.7/5 (with 240 votes)

A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.

The Return of the Pink Panther(1975)

G
| 1h 53min | Mystery, Comedy, Crime
3.4/5 (with 180 votes)

The famous Pink Panther jewel has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and utilises all of his resources – himself and his Asian manservant – to reveal the identity of 'The Phantom'.

Lupin the Third: The Mystery of Mamo(1978)

3.6/5 (with 29 votes)

Lupin the Third, the notorious international thief, is reported dead! No one is more surprised at the news than Lupin himself, who is alive and well. The answer to that mystery begins to surface as Lupin and his crew embark to Egypt to steal a stone artifact from a pyramid. Fujiko, Lupin's would-be love, double-crosses Lupin and steals the stone, lured by the promise of eternal youth and beauty by the mysterious scientist known as Mamo. Her actions lead Lupin into an international chase of a greater scope and danger than he has ever faced.

Directed by Sōji Yoshikawa

Un Flic(1972)

1h 39min | Crime, Action, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 66 votes)

A Parisian police chief has an affair, but unbeknownst to him, the boyfriend of the woman he’s having an affair with is a bank robber planning a heist.

The Silent Partner(1978)

R
| 1h 42min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 40 votes)

Toronto, Canada. A few days before Christmas, Miles Cullen, a bored teller working at a bank branch located in a shopping mall, accidentally learns that the place is about to be robbed when he finds a disconcerting note on one of the counters….

Straight Time(1978)

R
| 1h 54min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 45 votes)

After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.

The Getaway(1972)

PG
| 2h 3min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 174 votes)

A recently released ex-convict and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes wrong.

The First Great Train Robbery(1978)

PG
| 1h 50min | Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Crime
3.4/5 (with 120 votes)

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again(1976)

PG
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Crime
3.5/5 (with 172 votes)

Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

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The Hot Rock(1972)

PG
| 1h 41min | Crime, Action, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 38 votes)

Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...

Le Cercle Rouge(1970)

2h 20min | Thriller, Crime
3.8/5 (with 200 votes)

When French criminal Corey gets released from prison, he resolves to never return. He is quickly pulled back into the underworld, however, after a chance encounter with escaped murderer Vogel. Along with former policeman and current alcoholic Jansen, they plot an intricate jewel heist. All the while, quirky Police Commissioner Mattei, who was the one to lose custody of Vogel, is determined to find him.

The Con Artists(1976)

1h 50min | Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 39 votes)

Belle Duke, in order to get revenge on her former lover Philip Bang, organize his jail break. But instead of Philip is the Italian Felice Brianza, AKAS Felix, to escape. Now Felix is obliged to help Philip to escape. He will succeeded and from that moment on the two will join to defraud Belle. The swindle plot become more complicate when Felix falls in love for Philip's daughter.

The Anderson Tapes(1971)

PG
| 1h 39min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 49 votes)

Thief Duke Anderson—just released from ten years in jail—takes up with his old girlfriend in her posh apartment block, and makes plans to rob the entire building. What he doesn't know is that his every move is being recorded on audio and video, although he is not the subject of any surveillance.

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry(1974)

PG
| 1h 33min | Action, Adventure, Crime
3.3/5 (with 36 votes)

Two lovers, driving their Dodge Charger, are ruthlessly chased by the police after robbing a grocery store.

Charley Varrick(1973)

PG
| 1h 51min | Crime, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 76 votes)

Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends, but instead of obtaining a small amount of money, they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police but the mob as well.

Wanda(1971)

PG
| 1h 43min | Drama, Crime
3.5/5 (with 38 votes)

After a string of abusive relationships, Wanda abandons her family and seeks solace in the company of a petty criminal.

The Burglars(1971)

3.6/5 (with 39 votes)

In Athens a collection of emeralds is successfully stolen by a team of robbers, led by safe-cracker Azad. Things go smoothly until they miss the ship by which they planned their escape; a police chief pursues Azad while he waits for the next ship to set off.

The Olsen Gang Sees Red(1976)

3.8/5 (with 16 votes)

Egon and the gang are hired to stage a robbery of an antique Chinese vase for an economically challenged baron. Naturally they fooled, which infuriates Egon. The gang tries to get back at the baron by switching the vase with a cheap Hong Kong copy. One attempt is made during the barons hunting party, where Egon ends up being bricked up in the catacombs. In another attempt, the gang has to coordinate breaking through several walls at The Royal Theater in Copenhagen with the "Elverhøj" overture.

The Nurse in the Military Madhouse(1979)

1h 29min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 12 votes)

A story about a singer/showgirl who poses as a nurse to recover some stolen paintings, which for some reason are hidden in a military insane asylum.

No Deposit, No Return(1976)

G
| 1h 52min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Crime
3.2/5 (with 21 votes)

Two rich children devise a way to escape their grandfather and visit their mother. Unfortunately for two hapless safe crackers, they become part of the plan.

The Olsen Gang's Big Score(1972)

3.5/5 (with 16 votes)

After his usual stay behind bars, Egon has another cunning plan involving millions. They rob over 4 million from a money transport. The gang keeps a low profile and hide the money. But it's stolen by "Kongen" and "Knægten", who immediately start living it up - in the penthouse suite at the Sheraton. The suitcase with the money changes hands several times, before Kongen's daughter takes of with all the money.

Fun with Dick and Jane(1977)

PG
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Crime
3.3/5 (with 20 votes)

When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

Incorrigible(1975)

1h 40min | Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 35 votes)

Victor Vautier is incorrigible: he's in constant motion, working several cons at once, using different names and changing disguises. He's charming and outrageous, incapable of uttering a sentence that isn't embellished or an outright lie. His life goal is to make enough money to build a sea wall to protect Mont-Saint-Michel. Charlotte, a parole officer, shows up: she's young and seems taken in by Victor. He discovers she lives above the Senlus Museum, where her parents are the curators. With two pals he decides to steal a priceless El Greco triptych and then ransom it back to the cultural ministry. What will Charlotte do when she realizes he's used her to make a fortune?

A Man Called Sledge(1970)

R
| 1h 33min | Western
3.0/5 (with 10 votes)

James Garner is Luther Sledge, the leader of a pack of rebels who are planning to steal a stash of gold. But after the thieves actually manage to get away with the bounty, they soon discover that the enemy lies within their midst. As they begin to bicker over who should get the biggest cut, the stage is set for a deadly showdown. Claude Akins and John Marley co-star in this Italian Western directed by Vic Morrow.

The Doberman Gang(1972)

PG
| 1h 27min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 20 votes)

After a failed bank robbery, an ex-con, an ex-waitress and a few of their friends train a pack of doberman dogs to rob a bank for them.

The Olsen Gang on the Track(1975)

3.7/5 (with 15 votes)

Egon and his two cronies managed to sneak a fortune with them to Spain. Here they live a life in a whirl of pleasures, but they are not truly happy. While Egon always has the money chained to him, Bøffen still manages to steal them. Egon ends up in jail once again, and when he comes out, he has a brilliant plan.

The Last Exploits of the Olsen Gang(1974)

3.6/5 (with 16 votes)

The Olsen Gang has finally made it. They are in Mallorca, having fulfilled their dream. Almost, that is. They don't have any money, so Egon has to open a safe at a restaurant to get some. As usual, however, Egon ends up in prision. When they return to Denmark, he has a new plan.

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