This year marks the 10th anniversary of Ben Affleck’s Boston crime-opus The Town. In honor of its release, we bring you 14 other movies that you should add to your watchlist if you enjoyed this iconic addition to the Irish-American crime-drama. While not all these movies are centered around Bostonians, or even take place there, they all share strong thematic and stylistic ties that can be grouped under the loose umbrella terms of “heist” or “crime movie”. Now, without further ado:
Easily one of the most quotable and hilariously over-acted movies of the ‘90s, Point Break stars Keanu Reeves as FBI rookie Johnny Utah, who goes undercover amongst a group of surfers suspected of a series of bank robberies in Southern California. Utah finds himself enthralled by the pseudo-philosophy espoused and practiced by the surf-crew’s de facto leader, Bodhi, played with irrepressible glee by Patrick Swayze. This is one of Kathryn Bigelow’s earliest showcases as a master of fast-paced action, tense, stunt-heavy set-pieces, and slightly insufferable yet compelling male archetypes who are constantly searching for the next thrill, no matter how dangerous it may be.