One of the original "renegade detective" films, set in gritty and crime-ridden 1960's New York.
Gene Hackman attempts to uncover a suave French drug smuggler peddling a huge quantity of heroin. Seminal crime Thriller/Crime, and notably the first R-rated movie to win Best Film Oscar(1971). (William Friedkin, 1971)
A depressed and lonely war veteran working as a cab driver in New York starts to lose his sanity in the seedy underbelly of city.
This is a brutal and important film, launching the career of Robert De Niro and Martin Scorcese as well causing some controversy with a 13 year-old Jodie Foster as a prostitute. (Martin Scorsese, 1976)