The Top Six Bank-Robbery Scene Soundtracks

Ed. Note: Updated to include scenes from Set It Off and Big Bad Mama.

It's been quite a summer for bank robberies in the Bayou City. It seems like more banks are being plundered than ever before by a rogue's gallery that includes the XXXL Bandit, the "Master of Disguise" and the Bicycle Brigands. Whether coincidence or felonious response to a dismal economy, the situation reminds Rocks Off of those heady lawless days of the Old West.

Okay, not really. The recent explosion of bank jobs haven't exactly been high-intensity affairs: A note is passed, money is handed over, and the perpetrator(s) shamble off to disappear into the Houston summer.

Pretty boring. Even worse, there's no music. Maybe we've seen too many heist flicks, but in our opinion just about any crime can be spiced up by a little dramatic musical accompaniment. Especially bank robberies. Don't believe us? Check out this selection of a few of our favorite scenes.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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