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.

Firefox (1982, dir. Clint Eastwood)

A Vietnam veteran pilot is tasked with stealing a high-tech Soviet fighter plane. Slightly clunky Cold War-meets-SF thriller, though with strength in depth in its casting, and with then-groundbreaking visual effects, plus a splendid Maurice Jarre score.

Bullet Head (2017, dir. Paul Solet)

Three criminals hide out after a bungled heist, but find they’re in the disused warehouse lair of a dog-fighting gang. Decent little thriller, with plenty for its decent cast to do; a competent job all around with some arty moments.

Free Fire (2016, dir. Ben Wheatley)

A weapons deal goes bad. A contrived but slick, funny, and thoroughly entertaining action/horror hybrid that makes no bones about its B-movie borrowings. Everyone involved is clearly having fun; Wheatley’s best film to date.

Want a second opinion? Here’s Lemonsquirtle’s review.

Infinity Chamber [AKA Somnio] (2016, dir. Travis Molloy)

A man wakes up in a high-tech cell, with only a voice-enabled robot camera for company. Neat one-room SF thriller with shades of Moon, Cube and 2001: A Space Odyssey. As ever, the puzzle is the thing; this just about earns its resolution.

Happy Hunting (2016, dir. Joe Deitsch & Louie Gibson)

An alcoholic drifter stumbles into a town where the annual manhunt is about to begin. Bleak borderlands horror/thriller of trouble down Mexico way. Lots to recommend it if you like your meat gamey.

Want a second opinion? Here’s Xussia’s take.