a) films that take place in the subwayHere's the trailer for a film that has it all - The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)!
b) heist pictures
c) seventies films about New York City
d) films where Robert Shaw is up to no good
e) movies with David Shire soundtracks (All The President's Men, The Conversation, Zodiac)
f) movies where Walter Matthau comes to the rescue