Highest-Rated Movies about 'Thief', Sort by Popularity


The Bicycle Thief (1948), On the Bowery (1956), Sister (2012), The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), The Man on the Train (2002), Licensed to Kill (1997), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Thief movies.


The Bicycle Thief (1948)

A poor man (Lamberto Maggiorani) and his son (Enzo Staiola) search postwar Rome for the stolen bicycle he needs to work as a bill poster.

peasant, son, wife, thief, psychic, bleak, endearing

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On the Bowery (1956)

Filmmaker Lionel Rogosin turns his camera on the homeless "bums" who frequent New York City's Bowery area.

homeless person, thief, bum, alcoholic, disheartening, shocking, powerful

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Sister (2012)

A poor boy (Kacey Mottet Klein) steals from wealthy patrons at a posh ski resort to support himself and his irresponsible older sister (Léa Seydoux).

young boy, sister, thief, mother, restaurant manager, emotional, melodramatic

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The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

A thief called the Wolf becomes embroiled in a greedy count's plot to marry a princess he holds captive.

thief, gangster, samurai, princess, count, charming, madcap

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The Man on the Train (2002)

A prospective bank robber (Johnny Hallyday) and a retired teacher (Jean Rochefort) secretly dream about having each other's lives.

thief, friend, professor, banker, retiree, witty, winsome

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Licensed to Kill (1997)

Filmmaker Arthur Dong interviews men who were imprisoned for slaying gays. Dong, who was physically attacked because of his own sexuality in the 1970s, tries to ascertain the convicts' motives and learn why they would commit such heinous crimes.

prisoner, military officer, christian, thief, homosexual, documentarian, disheartening

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The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

Two cousins (Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke) try to get rich quick with a racehorse and mob money in New York's Little Italy.

thief, cousin, waiter, mafioso, girlfriend, police officer, brash

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Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Racial tension flares up among an ex-cop, a bigot and a black entertainer who band together to rob a bank.

thief, ex-convict, entertainer, girlfriend, police chief, wife, dark

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Goodfellas (1990)

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

mobster, gangster, thief, partner, agent, mob enforcer, gritty

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Nazarín (1959)

In a seedy, plague-ridden corner of turn-of-the-century Mexico, a pious priest, Nazarín (Francisco Rabal), takes in mentally ill Beatriz (Marga López) and her prostitute sister, Andara (Rita Macedo). At odds with the other members of his clergy, he decides to go on a religious journey with the two women, but manages to accidentally alienate or ruin almost everyone he meets. As Nazarín attempts to bring goodwill and faith to a decaying society, he's met with scorn, suspicion and persecution.

priest, prostitute, sister, horse trader, thief, prisoner, bleak

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L'Enfant (2005)

A directionless couple (Jérémie Renier, Déborah François) must deal with life-changing responsibilities when they have a child out of wedlock.

thief, girlfriend, baby, gangster, teen boy, teenage mother, suspenseful

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Snatch (2000)

Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.

boxer, gangster, jeweler, thief, casino owner, pawnbroker, frenetic

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Reservoir Dogs (1992)

When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

criminal, thief, police officer, informant, dark, amusing, gritty

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Bicycle Thieves (1948)

In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

peasant, son, wife, thief, psychic, bleak, endearing

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.

poker player, kingpin, bodyguard, thief, drug dealer, father, cheeky

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Sholay (1975)

After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.

bandit, thief, police chief, daughter-in-law, villager, gutsy, wild

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Du rififi chez les hommes (1955)

Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...

thief, gangster, girlfriend, police officer, safecracker, gritty, suspenseful

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

wanderer, prospector, thief, police officer, gritty, engaging, tense

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Sherlock Jr. (1924)

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

sherlock holmes, projectionist, young woman, rival, father, thief, lighthearted

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Roxie Hart (1942)

A Roaring '20s Chicago dancer (Ginger Rogers) sways her murder-trial jury; her lawyer (Adolphe Menjou) shows her how.

dancer, husband, reporter, lawyer, thief, foreman, brash

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In the Name of the Father (1993)

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

thief, father, barrister, judge, friend, police detective, disturbing

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The Third Man (1949)

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

writer, friend, actress, love interest, thief, suspenseful, dark

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Diamond Men (2000)

A jewelry salesman (Robert Forster) trains his replacement (Donnie Wahlberg) by taking him on the road in Philadelphia.

salesman, trainee, madam, prostitute, thief, wild, cool

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Aladdin (1992)

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

thief, magician, genie, princess, king, villain, playful

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Trouble in Paradise (1932)

A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme.

thief, pickpocket, widow, executive, amusing, passionate, madcap

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Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)

A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves attempt the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

thief, safecracker, spinster, police officer, maid, charming, hilarious

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Kagemusha (1980)

A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.

war lord, thief, impostor, soldier, intense, engaging, japan

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Charade (1963)

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?

widow, boyfriend, thief, police officer, cool, suspenseful, charming

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The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

ex-convict, waitress, safecracker, thief, lawyer, intricate, tense

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Nightcrawler (2014)

When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

scavenger, thief, cameraman, director, friend, police detective, brooding

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