“There’s great films, like The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemption, which come up in every top film list on the internet. But what about the great under-the-radar films? If you love great films check these out, you won’t be disappointed!”

Brooklyn’s Finest (2009)

The destinies of three  very different Brooklyn policemen, are about to collide. Eddie is forty years old and has only seven days left to work before retirement. To fight depression, he seeks refuge in alcohol and the company of a young prostitute. Sal has been working as a narc for years and is  struggling to make ends meet, he has five children, no money, and his wife is  pregnant again with twins. Tango desperately wants his life back. He spent years of his life working undercover, he even ended up in jail and now his wife is  seeking a divorce . The only thing that unites them is working in the 65th District, one of the most dangerous in Brooklyn. Suddenly one night their investigations converge at the same time on the same crime. Hell is coming…

Capricorn One (1977)

On the eve of the first flight to Mars, NASA officials discover that a technical failure could put the historic mission in doubt. The situation is very embarrassing: for the Space Agency it is not only the prestige that is at stake, but also the government funding for the projects to come. The crew of Capricorn One (so the project was called) composed of three astronauts are then diverted to a secret base where a film crew will film a fake landing to present the mission as if it had actually happened. The three astronauts soon discover, however, that due to cover up, their lives are in peril, so they try to escape into the desert…

Dark Blue (2002)

Los Angeles, 1992. The city lives in anticipation of the verdict concerning the beating of Rodney King by the police. In this heated atmosphere, Sergeant Eldon and new recruit Bobby investigate a brutal murder in a liquor store. The investigations bring to light the climate of intimidation and widespread corruption among the police.

To Live and Die in L.A

Secret Service officer Richard Chance is on the trail of counterfeit Eric Masters, who killed his partner. In order to capture him, he is willing to abandon all ethics and do whatever it takes to bring Masters down, by whatever means necessary.

Nevada Smith (1966)

A young Nevada Smith (Steve Mcqueen) witnesses  the brutal killing of parents at the hands of three men who are thirsty for money. Now alone in the world, the only thing left for him to do is to find the murderers and execute them. Taken under the wing by an arms dealer, Nevada learns how to become the perfect killer.. but also becomes increasingly blinded by the thirst for revenge.

Sorcerer (1977)

Jack (Roy Scheider), a New Yorker on the run after a robbery, Victor (Bruno Cremer), a bankrupt Parisian financier, Nilo (Francisco Rabal), a fleeing Mexican assassin and the Palestinian terrorist Kassem (Amidou) are all being pursued by the police and take refuge in Latin America. Desperate for money, they take a job driving two large trucks full of fragile explosives through some very harsh territory.

Southern Comfort (1981)

One of the most underrated thrillers of the 80’s. Nine soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard depart for an exercise inside an endless swamp. When they reach a large swamp difficult to pass they decide to take some canoes which don’t belong to them. This triggers a violent and sudden reaction from the redneck locals. Lost and with dwindling ammunition, they find themselves fighting against an unpredictable and deadly enemy.

The Duellists (1977)

Based on the story “The duel” by Joseph Conrad and set during the Napoleonic Wars, The Duelists is a 1977 film by Ridley Scott, which depicts the conflict between two French hussar officers, D’Hubert and Feraud. Their quarrel over an initially minor incident turns into a bitter struggle that is dragged on for the next fifteen years and is intertwined with the wider conflict that forms its background.

The Odessa File (1974)

Hamburg reporter Peter Miller begins a relentless search and a dangerous struggle to unmask a Nazi war criminal and the crazy plans of a secret organization, whose code name is Odessa.

The Offense (1973)

Sergeant Johnson has been in the service of the British police for the past 20 years, but all the murders, rape and other violent crimes he has investigated in the past have started to effect his mind. Persecuted by memories of violent crimes, he is progressively going crazy.

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