Entebbe [AKA 7 Days in Entebbe] (2018, dir. Jose Padilha)

Dramatization of an infamous 1976 plane hijacking, and the subsequent rescue mission. Even-handed but glum retelling which doesn’t know how to approach its subject, meaning the end result is neither political allegory, action drama or straight history. Disappointing.

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009, dir. Tony Scott)

A ruthless crew hijacks a New York subway train. Glossy but stirring second remake of the 1970s Walter Matthau/Robert Shaw classic. Inevitably the movie is opened up to the story’s detriment, but this is nevertheless an exciting and well-played flick.

North Sea Hijack (AKA ffoulkes / Assault Force) (1980, dir. Andrew V. McLaglen)

Oil rigs are held to ransom; an unconventional adventurer has a solution. Quirky and at times campy terrorist/siege flick with unusual premise. Talky, but with good moments and a great cast at play.