Bad Lieutenant (1992) & Uncut Gems (2019) - treat them as one cinematic universe of degenerate gamblers.
You can make it a triple feature if you want to add in The Gambler (1974).
But Bad Lieutenant and Uncut Gems pair particularly well together. One has Mad Dog. The other has Francesca. Same themes. Bad Lieutenant is the Catholic version. Uncut Gems is the Jewish version.
Another Keitel + Safdie Brothers double feature: Mean Streets (1973) and Good Time (2017) would also pair well. But this would violate the no Scorsese rule that @ShirshoD arbitrarily set for me.
Thief (1981) and Drive (2011) would be a good double, but now I have to apologize for recommending a Nicolas Winding Refn film.
The Searchers (1956) and The Nightingale (2018) would be a good double. Both revenge-focused westerns that deal w/ their countries disturbing racial histories. But they'd have an interesting dialogue. American vs. Australian. Male protagonist vs. Female protagonist.
The Nightingale is awesome if you haven't seen.
And I mean, it's a bit on the nose, but The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966) would be interesting to watch alongside The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008). Kind of like listening to your favorite song and then a really great Korean cover. cc: @ShirshoD

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