The 10 best movie heists of all time

Posted by , 01 July 2009

The Dark Knight

The bandits: A troupe of clown-masked assailants, led – and brilliantly betrayed by – Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning Joker. One of the most sinister introductions to a villain we’ve ever seen.

The loot: Thousands of dollars of cash, from within the vault of a mob-controlled bank.

The plan: On the surface, it’s a simple one. Five guys swipe a mammoth haul of cash, then split it five ways. Except The Joker’s actually on the front line, waiting to walk off with the cash after carefully orchestrated double-crossing sees his cohorts take each other out.

Does it work? As far as the Joker’s concerned, perfectly. The bit when the bus crashes through the wall of the bank? A masterstroke of darkly comic timing.

BONUS: See the whole, awesome scene right here.

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