One of the only feature films Spike Lee made last decade that I feel is an unqualified success. With a cast that includes Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster and Christopher Plummer and a plot with just the right amount of twists, how could you possibly go wrong?
A fun movie packed wall to wall with stars. One of the few times in which a remake is better than the original. Now if only they'd stopped with the one film instead of going back to the well again and again.
As was pointed out last week when I left Bullit off the chase scenes list, I'm not terribly well versed in Steve McQueen movies. This one, however, is a favourite of mine and also stars the always awesome Faye Dunaway.
A film which looks at crime from the perspective of both criminals and the police, anchored by Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. So meticulous is Michael Mann's direction of the action sequences that part of the film used to be shown to Marine recruits as part of their training.
My very favourite. There is so much to like in this film by Jean-Pierre Melville, often considered the precurser to the French New Wave. Some of the best scenes in Ocean's 11 have their roots in Bob Le Flambeur.