Best Movies Like Ocean’s Eleven

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Best Ocean’s Eleven Look-alikes – 10 Nonstop Heist Thrillers 

Ocean’s Eleven is a classic heist movie that will never go out of style. The original stars Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. in Las Vegas, as they plan a daring scheme to steal millions from some of the most well-protected casinos in the world. The remake starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt was even more successful and spawned two more sequels.

But if you’re like us and look for a heist action-comedy that’s a little similar to Ocean’s Eleven, there are plenty of great options. Here are some of the best movies like Ocean’s Eleven that will keep you glued to your seat.

The Italian Job

The Italian Job stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, and Donald Sutherland in a British heist movie challenging them to break into a Fiats’ factory in Torino (Italy) and steal their latest cars for resale back to England. Compared to Ocean’s Eleven, The Italian Job is a little more on the entertaining side and has many more car chases added to the mix.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Tom Cruise and his ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ team take on their toughest mission yet – one that will require them to master the art of disguise, pick locks and dodge lasers to complete the heist of a dangerous target. Cruise plays Ethan Hunt, a disavowed IMF agent tasked with putting an end to a terrorist plot. While it’s less of a heist and more of an explosives-filled mission, the nail-biting action and the film’s humor makes ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ a favorite of fans everywhere.

Ocean’s Twelve

Yes, we had to include a sequel to the original! The second installment in the Ocean’s franchise, ‘Ocean’s Twelve’, ups the stakes as its main characters, Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his crew, set their sights on Europe and stage a massive heist across several different countries. With the help of a master thief (Vincent Cassel), the crew attempt to pull off the most spectacular heist of their careers and make out with millions in Euro. Needless to say, ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ is an absolute must for fans of the series.


‘Inception’ takes the heist premise and takes it to a whole new level – the dream world. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief of corporate secrets, the film’s twist on the classic heist premise makes it stand out from the crowd. In the movie, Dom Cobb and his team enter the minds of targets, steal their deepest secrets and use them to their own advantage. Inception is like Ocean’s Eleven in reverse – instead of stealing something physical, they are stealing something invisible: Ideas!

The Dark Knight

Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy had a few thrilling heists in each movie, but none as thrilling as the one seen in The Dark Knight. In this particular sequence, the Joker and his crew take on the mob in a daring plan to rob their money from a bank. The stakes are high, the criminals ruthless, and the plan unorthodox. It’s one of the best heist scenes captured on-screen – and it definitely earns a place on the list of movies like Ocean’s Eleven.

Tower Heist

Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy star in ‘Tower Heist’, a high-concept action comedy about a group of hard-working employees of a luxury apartment tower who, after falling victim to a high-level financial scam, plan an elaborate heist to get back what they think they are owed. Tower Heist isn’t a perfect movie, but it’s a lot of fun and a great homage to the classic heist trope.

Inside Man

Denzel Washington and Clive Owen star in ‘Inside Man’ – a tale of a bank robber (Owen) attempting to pull off the perfect heist by taking hostages and locking himself into a fortified bank chamber. The movie follows a mysterious negotiator (Washington), a cop (Jodie Foster), and the robber as they try to outwit each other as the robbery draws near. Not as flashy as Ocean’s Eleven, but it’s a well-made, intense, and compelling movie.


This classic 1955 French heist film is considered by some to be one of the earliest models for the modern ‘caper movie’. In ‘Rififi’, a crew of old-school gangsters execute the perfect plan to steal jewels from a heavily guarded jewelry store. It’s a short movie with a surprising amount of depth, and one of the few movies with a realistic heist plot that doesn’t shy away from the consequences or aftermath of the crime.

Rumor Has It

Another great heist film with a comedic spin featuring a talented cast including Mike Myers, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, and Jason Bateman. In ‘Rumor Has It’, the plot follows a group of former college friends who plan to steal a priceless painting from the home of one of the richest men in Texas. It’s one of the most underappreciated movies of its genre, and a completely different take on the heist genre from the usual fare.

The Bank Job

‘The Bank Job’ stars Jason Statham as a hardened criminal planning an ambitious robbery of a high-security bank vault. But he is unaware of a secret held in the vault that could endanger the lives of those around him and threaten the safety of the entire British government. As the movie progresses, the twists and turns become more intense as the stakes get higher.

The Hit

Last but not least, we have ‘The Hit’, a classic crime drama from 1984 featuring Terence Stamp as an assassin on a mission to take out a former associate. This is an often overlooked heist movie from the ‘80s and it’s a great example of the genre. It’s a tight film that plays out like a classic western – two men, both on the same mission, heading for a final showdown.

No matter what kind of movie you’re looking for, Ocean’s Eleven is a great starting point. These films bring the same hot-wiring, suspenseful thrill that the original delivered and more. So, fire up your streaming service of choice and get ready to enjoy some of the best movies like Ocean’s Eleven!

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