Gizmodo Movie Night: 15 Of The Best Crimes And Capers Streaming Right Now

It's the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, it's all about crime — high stakes, ridiculous odds and absurd plans.

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We’ve re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia’s other popular subscription video on demand services — Presto and Stan — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.

Presto costs $10 to $15 a month depending which package you choose. Stan is a flat $10 per month, and Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month.

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Presto: Computer security expert Jack Stanfield is forced to rob the bank he's protecting to pay a $100 million ransom for his family. The kidnappers make him steal but he'll make them pay.

Watch it now on Presto.

Dog Day Afternoon

Presto: True story about a bank robbery gone haywire one hot August day when two optimistic losers, the frantic master-mind Sonny, and his slow-witted buddy Sal, attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: When a crew of highly skilled jewel thieves is not paid the money they are owed for a job, they are forced to make one last, big heist for the man who cheated them.

Watch it now on Presto.

Bottle Rocket

Presto: They're more interested in killing time than killing people, but these criminal wannabes get in over their heads when a real gangster hijacks their dreams.

Watch it now on Presto.

The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3

Presto: A New York City subway dispatcher's ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train buy a criminal mastermind.

Watch it now on Presto.



Stan: John Travolta stars in this action thriller as a charismatic and dangerous CIA operative disillusioned with American bureaucracy, who coerces computer hacker Hugh Jackman, just released from prison, to steal $9 billion from a DEA slush fund.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Thomas Crown Affair

Stan: Steve McQueen is a bored Boston millionaire businessman who is tired of being part of the "Establishment." He arranges a bank robbery which nets millions, then pays off his eight assistants and banks $3 million for himself in Switzerland.

Watch it now on Stan.

Ocean's Eleven

Stan: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: stealing more than $150 million from three casinos.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Town

Stan: Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck writes, directs and stars in this crime drama/romance. Affleck's film follows a career criminal (Affleck) who finds himself romantically involved with the manager of a bank (Rebecca Hall) he held up.

Watch it now on Stan.

Man on a Ledge

Stan: An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department hostage negotiator tries to talk him down.

Watch it now on Stan.


Inside Man

Netflix: A detective matches wits with a thief who's always one step ahead of the cops, and when a loose-cannon negotiator arrives, things spin out of control.

Watch it now on Netflix.

The Bank Job

Netflix: A thief gets in ove rhis head when he breaks into a bank vault full of cash, gems... and secrets on everyone from the London mob to the royal family.

Watch it now on Netflix.

The Italian Job

Netflix: A clever thief masterminds a major heist amid the waterways of Venice, Italy — but a betrayal by one fo his own spells disaster

Watch it now on Netflix.

American Gangster

Netflix: Denzel Washington stars as a true-life Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas and Russel Crowe plays the outcast NYPD cop charged with bringing him down.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: A squad of mercenaries led by a former CIA operative is assembled to recover a mysterious briefcase sought by Irish terrorists and the Russian mob.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.

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