20 boring series about robberies and thieves

Behind every crime is a backstory, and the more interesting it is, the more suitable for cinema. The scammers on the screen, as a rule, do not waste time on trifles: as a target, gentlemen and ladies of fortune choose objects with a lot of cash or jewelry so that one thing at once brings a grand jackpot. Can thieves pull off the scams of the century? In our selection you will find the best series about robberies, among which there are films based on incredible but real events.

Lupine (2021)

A noble thief robs only dishonest rich people, saving beautiful ladies and confusing cards for dangerous criminals. The spectacular image of Arsene Lupine won the heart of Assan Diop, who from childhood read the adventures of a literary hero. In the same period, the boy first encountered the injustice and permissiveness of influential people. Assan has grown up and is ready to take revenge on the offenders of his family in the best traditions of Lupine, which is what the French novelty of the movie with a high rating will tell about.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Lupin

Genre:
Crime, detective, drama, action

Actors:
Omar Sy, Vincent Londez, Ludivine Sagnier…

Country:
France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Heist of the Century (2020)

Professional thief Chayo needs to get an impressive amount of money, so the man begins to assemble a team for a serious matter. The Colombian action series about a bank robbery is based on real events , when the attackers seized billions of pesos without firing a shot. The daring crime forced law enforcement agencies to turn the whole country upside down to find the dodgers.

Original title:
El robo del siglo

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:
Andres Parra, Christian Tappan, Waldo Urrego …

Country:
Colombia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.3


Thieves (2019 – 2020)

The self-confident straight-A student Moe, the most popular student at school Tabitha, and the modest Elodie are completely different from each other. However, the girls are united by the habit of arrogating to themselves everything that lies badly. Schoolgirls bond in group classes for anonymous kleptomaniacs, where the court sends the thieves for forced therapy. The girls are young and do not yet understand that one wrong step can cross out a happy future.

Original title:
Trinkets

Genre:
Drama, comedy, crime

Actors:
Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.1


Enterprise “God’s Gift” (2019)

Former firefighter James Scheper is going through hard times, blaming himself for the death of his partner. In a bar, a man accidentally meets Paul, and he asks a new friend for help. His parents run the church, but this is just a front for corrupt deals. The guy will be able to teach a lesson to everyone who is behind the dishonest enrichment if James becomes a bait. Scheper agrees to take part in a noble cause, and here the series about thieves takes an unexpected turn – after all, Paul did not tell his friend the most important thing.

Original title:
Perpetual Grace, LTD

Genre:
Thriller, drama, comedy, crime, detective

Actors:
Ben Kingsley, Jimmi Simpson, Luis Guzman …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
18+


Good Girls (2018 – 2021)

Beth, Ruby and Annie are ordinary American women with their own experiences and problems. One suffers from her husband’s infidelities , but cannot file for divorce , as the mortgage will become an unbearable burden. Another requires a large amount of money for an operation for her daughter. The third wants to sue the child from her ex-husband, but she cannot afford the services of a lawyer yet. Desperate women team up by planning a supermarket robbery and armed with a toy gun.

Original title:
Good Girls

Genre:
Drama, Comedy, Crime

Actors:
Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.8


Paper House (2017 – 2021)

The Spanish series about bank robbers became a worldwide hit thanks to the original plot of the picture and colorful characters. A mysterious ringleader named Professor gathers a group of young people who dream of a better fate. The purpose of the criminals is the Spanish Royal Mint, where they must break into and take hostages . Remaining within the walls of the institution, the gang will print a certain amount of money – and everyone will start a new life. However, following the plan is not so easy.

Original title:
La casa de papel

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Ursula Corbero, Alvaro Morte, Itziar Itunho …

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Big jackpot (2017 – 2018)

The three buddies make a living from dubious betting and selling stolen items. Friends start each new business in the hope of getting rid of debts, but the swamp of failures drags deeper and deeper. The Trinity decides to make an armed raid on the collectors – and the guys become the owners of the collector’s van with gold. It would seem that a big jackpot should solve all problems, but the real black streak is just beginning.

Original title:
Snatch

Genre:
Comedy, crime

Actors:
Rupert Grint, Luke Pasqualino, Lucien Laviscount …

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 7.0

Age restrictions:
16+


Female Robbery (2014)

The top series about robberies continues with a Ukrainian comedy  about three desperate girlfriends. Nina is a single mother who works as a janitor in a bank. Sveta has to share a modest home with her ex-husband, and the teacher Tome constantly comes across the wrong men on the path of life. On the advice of Nina, the friends open bank accounts, but one day they find out about the upcoming scam of the leaders. The boss embezzles the depositors’ money and plans a staged robbery to cover their tracks. Girlfriends cannot lose the last, so they decide to get ahead of the businessmen .

Genre:
Adventure, comedy

Actors:
Irma Vitovskaya, Rimma Zyubina, Olga Tumaykina, Nikolai Boklan …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Bonnie and Clyde (2013)

The United States of the Great Depression era is not the best period for building a future and bright dreams. Bonnie Parker works in a dirty eatery and has already managed to know the bitterness of an unsuccessful marriage. The girl does not see prospects for herself in life, but the meeting with the charming Clyde Barrow gives an illusory hope. A new acquaintance from the world of crime despises the established rules and laws, and Bonnie is gradually drawn into the romance of gang adventures.

Original title:
Bonnie & Clyde

Genre:
Drama, crime, biography, history

Actors:
Emile Hirsch, Holliday Granger, Sarah Hyland…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.5


Salamander (2012 – 2018)

The grand larceny series is set in Belgium, where a group of robbers carry out a daring heist on an early Sunday morning. In a couple of hours, the thieves manage to rob several dozen safes in the central bank, but the management of the financial institution does not report to the police. The victims of the thieves were representatives of the elite of society, so no one wants publicity. Detective Paul Gherardi takes over the case, and in the course of the investigation, the detective comes to the secret organization “Salamander”.

Original title:
Salamander

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:
Philip Peeters, Violet Brekman, Tine Reimer …

Country:
Belgium

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Robbers (2012)

Marcus wants to be rich, Jonah doesn’t appreciate his bosses, and Chris needs money to provide for his soon-to-be-born baby. The Trinity is tired of the injustice of life, and one day a brilliant idea matures among colleagues. They work at the “transshipment point” where several millions of cash accumulate. It is enough to decide on a crime once in order to secure a chic future for yourself, but at the most crucial moment, everything does not go according to plan.

Original title:
Inside Men

Genre:
Drama, Crime

Actors:
Stephen Macintosh, Warren Brown, Nicola Walker…

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.3

Age Limits :
16+


Robbery (2011 – 2013)

The action of the French series about theft begins in the morning, when the townspeople are in a hurry to do business. Bank employees and several customers will have to face the worst nightmare of their lives. A group of robbers decides to break a solid jackpot, and the people who are inside the building guarantee the safety of the criminals. In these fateful moments, some hostages are destined to show base qualities, while others become real heroes.

Original title: L’Attaque Genre: Action Actors: Lionel Astier, Blandine Bellevour, Sabina Sissy … Country: France Rating: IMDb – 6.3 Age limit: 18+


Scoundrels (2010)

Vestas are well known in the local police, as each member of the family has a criminal record. The only one who avoided problems with the law is Logan, who became a lawyer. When the head of the Wolf family is sentenced to 5 years in prison, Cheryl wants to tie up with a criminal past for a safer future. However, not all children agree with the sole decision of the mother.

Original title:
Scoundrels

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Virginia Madsen, Patrick Flueger, Leven Rambin …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 7.4


Blekinge Street (2009)

The European series about robbers is based on a real story that took place in the 70-80s of the last century. The criminal group raided banks, and the stolen money was sent to Palestine to support the fight against Israel. Inspector Jorne Muse vowed to catch left-wing radical activists at any cost in order to put an end to a series of crimes.

Original title:
Blekingegade

Genre:
Crime

Actors:
Ulrich Thomsen, Thure Lindhardt, Nikolai Coster-Waldau…

Country:
Denmark

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.6


Steal the loot (2008 – 2012)

Former insurance company investigator Nate Ford gathers a group of professionals to fight injustice with unorthodox methods. They are approached by people who have suffered from influential rich people when the law is powerless. Nate’s team is busy stealing what has already been stolen, and soon realize the serious danger of a risky undertaking.

Original title:
Leverage

Genre:
Thriller, crime, detective

Actors:
Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 7.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Knights of Prosperity (2007)

The funny thriller will introduce viewers to Eugene, who has been dreaming of his own bar for many years. The dream establishment remains in his imagination, as the hero of the series is stuck in a low-paid job as a janitor. While watching a program about the life of show business stars, Eugene comes up with the idea to rob a famous musician . The man gathers a team of the same desperate guys who have nothing more to lose.

Original title:
The Knights of Prosperity

Genre:
Comedy, crime

Actors:
Donal Logue, Sofia Vergara, Lenny Venito…

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 7.8


Kill Point (2007)

The ambitious Wolfe leads a small squad of ex-US Army soldiers to apply their professional skills in a bank robbery. Unforeseen circumstances destroy a clear plan, like a house of cards, and the group is forced to take desperate action. Wulf takes hostages and finds himself between two fires. Outside the walls of the bank – armed police, and inside the building, his accomplices are on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Original title:
The Kill Point

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama, crime

Actors:
Steve Kirbus, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Hyatt…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Extra Class Thieves (2006 – 2007)

Bobby Stevens gives the impression of a successful person and an exemplary family man, so no one knows about his secret. A man leads a group of talented thieves, providing himself with a comfortable life. Bobby realizes that he is tired of secrets and dangers, and decides to retire. At this turning point, Stevens receives an offer to turn one of the most profitable cases and can not resist the temptation.

Original title:
Smith

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:
Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen, Simon Baker…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.9


Nine (2006 – 2007)

In one bank, by coincidence, nine people are held hostage by robbers. Two days spent in fear changed people’s lives forever, but release does not bring the desired relief. Ex-hostages want answers, and the search leads to an unexpected discovery. Among them is the one who helped the criminals to commit a major robbery.

Original title:
The Nine

Genre:
Drama, crime

Actors:
Lourdes Benedicto, John Billingsley, Jessica Collins…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.7


Virtuosi (2004 – 2012)

The list of the best crime series ends with a story where virtuoso fraudsters trick money from rich aristocrats. Clever adventurers skillfully play on the weaknesses of influential people, using the knowledge of psychology and acting talent, and foresee the actions of the victim not a few steps ahead. Wealthy Englishmen themselves do not notice how they find themselves in a skillfully placed trap.

Original title:
Hustle

Genre:
Drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis…

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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