The Seven-Ups (1973, dir. Philip D’Antoni)

An elite cop squad comes up against a kidnapping crew targeting underworld figures. Effective thriller drawing on some of the same material as The French Connection; great wintry New York location work and a fine car chase too.

The Sweeney: Paris [AKA The Squad; Anti-gang] (2016, dir. Benjamin Rocher)

An elite anti-crime squad faces internal pressures and a new gang of bankrobbers. Superior French remake of the Nick Love/Ray Winstone Sweeney reboot, with an emphasis on strong action and humour. No classic, but efficient and brutal.

War On Everyone (2016, dir. John Michael McDonagh)

Two bad cops try to snatch heist takings. After The Guard and Calvary, a disappointment from this writer/director. A stylized would-be comic thriller which gets as much wrong as it does right in mistaking context-free excess for fun.