What is a ‘heist film’? Well, it needs to include some sort of a set up, and of course the execution of the heist. That makes it a difficult task to decide what is and what is not a ‘heist film’, and I’ve excluded a lot of great movies such as The House of Games, Reservoir Dogs, The Usual Suspects, Die Hard, Casino, The Sting, Inception (!) etc. even though they could be labelled as heist movies.
The list is not set in stone, as there’s always some great movies I’ve yet to see (especially The Asphalt Jungle and the original The Italian Job).