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Heist Tales Unveiled: Must-Watch OTT Shows

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The heart-pounding rush of meticulously orchestrated plans, audacious escapades, and suspenseful intrigue in heist-themed shows keeps us perched at the edge of our seats.

From cunning masterminds to unlikely heroes, we’ve rounded up a selection of the finest heist shows where the line between right and wrong blurs, and the allure of the perfect score beckons with every plot twist and ingenious scheme.

1. “Money Heist” (2017-2021)

Originally titled “La Casa de Papel,” Alex Pina’s widely acclaimed Spanish heist crime drama, “Money Heist,” became a global sensation when it first hit screens in 2017. This Netflix series follows a group of unconventional robbers led by “The Professor” (Álvaro Morte) on a mission to execute the most monumental heist in history – printing billions of euros within the Royal Mint of Spain.

2. “Snatch” (2017-2018)

Based on Guy Ritchie’s cult classic 2000 film of the same name, the crime comedy-drama series “Snatch,” created by Alex De Rakoff, plunges us into the gritty underworld of London. It tracks the escapades of a group of young hustlers who accidentally stumble upon a truckload of stolen gold bullion, plunging headfirst into a treacherous world of crime, double-crossing, and unexpected alliances.

3. “Good Girls” (2018-2021)

Jenna Bans’s “Good Girls” introduces a heist narrative with a twist. Three suburban mothers, portrayed by Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman, find themselves in dire financial straits and choose to take matters into their own hands by robbing a local grocery store. What starts as a desperate act evolves into a gripping and morally intricate journey, laden with unforeseen twists and turns.

4. “The Great Heist” (2020)

The gripping Colombian true-crime series, “The Great Heist,” unravels the tale of one of Colombia’s most infamous heists in 1994, involving the Banco de la República in Valledupar. The show meticulously chronicles a group of thieves planning and executing an audacious heist, stealing billions of pesos. As tension builds with authorities closing in, the thieves must navigate betrayal and danger.

5. “Lupin”

The French mystery thriller series “Lupin” follows the charismatic and cunning gentleman thief, Assane Diop, portrayed by Omar Sy. It offers a contemporary twist on the classic heist genre, intertwined with cultural resonance. Inspired by the adventures of the fictional character Arsène Lupin, Diop masterminds elaborate heists while seeking vengeance against a wealthy family who wronged his father.

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