Le Trou 1960 Movie Philippe Leroy, Raymond Meunier, Marc Michel and Jean Keraudy with his back to us during a cell inspection

Le Trou AKA The Hole [1960]

Compelling and intense, Le Trou is without a shadow of a doubt the best prison escape movie based on a true story and with an engaging atmosphere.
Les Lyonnais 2011 Movie Gérard Lanvin as Momon Vidal

Les Lyonnais [2011]

Based on the life of French criminal Edmond Vidal, Les Lyonais is an engaging crime thriller driven by Gérard Lanvin's compelling performance.
Rogue City 2020 Movie Lannick Gautry as Richard Vronski

Bronx AKA Rogue City [2020]

If you haven't seen any of the gritty French police thrillers, Bronx AKA Rogue City can be a great start with its stylish visuals, macho characters, and foreboding atmosphere.
Calibre 2018 Movie Jack Lowden holding a sniper rifle and Martin McCann watching in horror

Calibre [2018]

Set in a picturesque and imposing Scotland rural countryside, Calibre is an old-school thriller that puts you in the shoes of two city boys in trouble.
Fear City 1984 movie Tom Berenger with his hands up

Fear City [1984]

Entertaining and sleazy, Fear City combines nudity, violence, and neon-lit streets of New York in the eighties into a flawed movie still worth watching.
The Loft 2014 Movie James Marsden, Karl Urban and Wentworth Miller looking terrified after they discovered a dead body in their loft

The Loft [2014]

Stylish and effective, The Loft is extravagant who done it murder mystery with a hot and attractive cast that will keep you entertained for 90 minutes.
Bajocero 2021 Movie A police car in front of an armored prisoner transport van on a dark road

Bajocero AKA Below Zero [2021]

Featuring a couple of great concepts that fell apart in the final third, Bajocero is an atmospheric and gritty Spanish thriller perfect for time-wasting.
The Little Things 2021 Movie Rami Malek talking on the phone scene

The Little Things [2021]

Powered by strong performances from Denzel and Leto, The Little Things is a flawed slow-burning serial killer movie that should satisfy the fans of the genre.

21 Bridges [2019]

Suspenseful, entertaining, and visually appealing, 21 Bridges is an old-school police thriller unfolding throughout one crazy night in Manhattan.
Escape From Pretoria 2020 Movie Daniel Radcliffe and Daniel Webber watching Mark Leonard Winter lighting a cigarette inside the prison

Escape from Pretoria [2020]

Incredibly intense and nerve-wracking, Escape From Pretoria is a prison break movie based on true events taking place during Apartheid in South Africa.
L627 1992 Movie Didier Bezace as Lulu holding a bag of powdery substance, most likely heroin, in front of a naked suspect

L.627 [1992]

L.627 is an authentic and gritty French police thriller following detective Lulu and his hardened anti-drug squad working in the worst Parisian ghettos.
The Nightingale 2018 Movie Aisling Franciosi as Clare and Baykali Ganambarr as Billy

The Nightingale [2018]

Traumatic and intense, The Nightingale is a different breed of western and a revenge movie that also honestly explores colonialism and misogyny.
Romeo Is Bleeding 1993 Movie Gary Oldman looking at Lena Olin as she's smoking a cigarette scene

Romeo Is Bleeding [1993]

Romeo Is Bleeding is a neo-noir dirty cop thriller with a twist. One year earlier we could revel in Harvey Keitel's performance in Bad Lieutenant and now it was Gary Oldman's time.