Year: 1981

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Duration: 123 mins

Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson

Director: Michael Mann

Becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him. Released in the US as Violent Streets, Michael Mann's super influential minimalist neo-noir looks as authentic and original today as the day it did in 1981. Mann used real thieves as technical advisors on the film and that Tangerine Dream soundtrack is a joy. Donald Thorin's moody and brilliant cinematography seals the deal.