One of the greatest French actors of his generation, Jean Reno is a staple of the crime/action genre on both sides of the Atlantic. Make sure to check out Nazi-conspiracy thriller 'The Crimson Rivers', if you haven't already! Less well-known than 'Ronin' or Leon: The Professional', but one of his best for our money.
Movies in the vein of 'Drive': sleek, sexy, dark, pessimistic, and gritty, these contemporary Crime-Noirs prove the genre has not faded to black; make sure to check out 'Blue Ruin' for a recent addition to the oeuvre!
Gritty or clear-cut, action-packed or psychological, there's something here for everyone in this list of the best contemporary cop flicks. Some might be surprised how many of the top-ranked flicks are foreign: make sure to check out 'Infernal Affairs' (Chinese), '36th Precinct' (French), and 'The Guard' (Irish)!
Thrillers in the style of 'Seven': Watch police detectives play cat-and-mouse with some seriously twisted felines in a complex dance between hunter and hunted, where the roles are often reversed. Check out 'Crimson Rivers' for an overlooked foreign gem starring Jean Reno!