Film-Noir Movies
Stage Fright

Stage Fright

Stage Fright
IMDb: 7.1
110

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he’s accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Deadline – U.S.A.

Deadline – U.S.A.

Deadline – U.S.A.
IMDb: 7.2
87

With three days before his paper folds, a crusading editor tries to expose a vicious gangster.

The Third Man

The Third Man

The Third Man
IMDb: 8.2
105

Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, “The Third Man” stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry…

Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce
IMDb: 8.0
111

After her unfaithful husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful. However winning the approval of her spoiled daughter proves a greater challenge.

Sunset Blvd.

Sunset Blvd.

Sunset Blvd.
IMDb: 8.5
110

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends
IMDb: 7.6
95

Tough NYC police detective Dixon misses out on a promotion because of his record of roughing up suspects. When he accidentally kills a suspect in a murder case he plants…

Possessed

Possessed

Possessed
IMDb: 7.2
108

A dazed woman walks the streets of Los Angeles looking for a man named David. After collapsing in a diner, she’s taken to the psychiatric ward of a nearby hospital….

Night and the City

Night and the City

Night and the City
IMDb: 8.0
101

A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
IMDb: 8.0
101

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder…a theory that he plans to implement.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
IMDb: 8.0
116

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and…

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil
IMDb: 8.1
95

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When…

Angels with Dirty Faces

Angels with Dirty Faces

Angels with Dirty Faces
IMDb: 8.0
97

In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where…

Murder, My Sweet

Murder, My Sweet

Murder, My Sweet
IMDb: 7.6
95

Detective Philip Marlowe is hired by hulking Moose Malloy to locate his old girlfriend that he lost track of while serving time in prison. With each lead he follows, Marlowe…

Out of the Past

Out of the Past

Out of the Past
IMDb: 8.1
97

Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, CA. He is dating local girl Ann Miller and lives a quiet life. But Jeff has a…

Laura

Laura

Laura
IMDb: 8.1
88

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he’s investigating.

A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying
IMDb: 6.8
94

Bud Corliss (Wagner) is an ambitious student who is wooing Dorothy Kingship (Woodward) purely for her father’s mining fortune. When he discovers that Dorothy is pregnant with his child, he…

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
IMDb: 8.1
100

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter
IMDb: 8.0
93

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

The Killers

The Killers

The Killers
IMDb: 7.8
105

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called “the Swede”. When the killers find the Swede, he’s expecting them and doesn’t put up a fight. Since…

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity
IMDb: 8.3
107

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners…

The Hitch-Hiker

The Hitch-Hiker

The Hitch-Hiker
IMDb: 7.0
71

Ray and Gilbert’s fishing trip takes a terrifying turn when the hitchhiker they pick up turns out to be a sociopath on the run from the law. He’s killed before,…

Witness to Murder

Witness to Murder

Witness to Murder
IMDb: 6.7
83

A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder while looking out her bedroom window.

Gilda

Gilda

Gilda
IMDb: 7.7
110

Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on…

The Naked City

The Naked City

The Naked City
IMDb: 7.6
96

The Naked City portrays the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with…

The Big Clock

The Big Clock

The Big Clock
IMDb: 7.7
95

Stroud, a crime magazine’s crusading editor has to post-pone a vacation with his wife, again, when a glamorous blonde is murdered and he is assigned by his publishing boss Janoth…

White Heat

White Heat

White Heat
IMDb: 8.2
114

A psychopathic criminal (Cagney) with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and then leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. After the heist, events…

99 River Street

99 River Street

99 River Street
IMDb: 7.5
83

A former boxer –now taxi driver– gets mixed up with jewel thieves.

Wild Calendar

Wild Calendar

Wild Calendar
IMDb: 7.1
88

It was Leonora Eames’ childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about…

Whirlpool

Whirlpool

Whirlpool
IMDb: 6.9
98

The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients now being treated by…

The Dark Mirror

The Dark Mirror

The Dark Mirror
IMDb: 7.1
85

De Havilland plays two roles in this entertaining psychological drama. A sister and her disturbed twin are implicated in a Hollywood murder and a police detective must figure out which…

Plunder Road

Plunder Road

Plunder Road
IMDb: 6.9
72

A spectacular heist starts to unravel as the crooks take it on the lam.

Hangmen Also Die!

Hangmen Also Die!

Hangmen Also Die!
IMDb: 7.5
134

During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda, a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal “Hangman of Europe”, Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich, and is wounded in the process. In his…

Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street
IMDb: 7.9
103

A man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman after rescuing her from an attack. She believes he is rich and her boyfriend persuades her to con him out of…

Spellbound

Spellbound

Spellbound
IMDb: 7.6
111

When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses…

Notorious

Notorious

Notorious
IMDb: 8.0
103

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they…

The Lady from Shanghai

The Lady from Shanghai

The Lady from Shanghai
IMDb: 7.7
87

A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole
IMDb: 8.2
111

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the situation quickly…

Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
The Big Heat

The Big Heat

The Big Heat
IMDb: 8.0
89

Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague’s suicide and…

Niagara

Niagara

Niagara
IMDb: 7.1
92

Rose Loomis and her older, gloomier husband, George, are vacationing at a cabin in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The couple befriend Polly and Ray Cutler, who are honeymooning in the area….

Riot in Cell Block 11

Riot in Cell Block 11

Riot in Cell Block 11
IMDb: 7.0
80

A prisoner leads his counterparts in a protest for better living conditions which turns violent and ugly.

The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man
IMDb: 7.5
105

True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal.

Gun Crazy

Gun Crazy

Gun Crazy
IMDb: 7.7
86

Bart Tare is an ex-Army man who has a lifelong fixation with guns, he meets a kindred spirit in sharpshooter Annie Starr and goes to work at a carnival. After…

Violent Saturday

Violent Saturday

Violent Saturday
IMDb: 6.9
90

Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.

The Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle
IMDb: 7.9
112

Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar “Doc” Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together in the Midwest for a big…

Private Hell 36

Private Hell 36

Private Hell 36
IMDb: 6.7
81

Two LA detectives get in over their heads when they get involved with a nightclub singer who holds the key to the missing loot from a New York elevator robbery….

The Burglar

The Burglar

The Burglar
IMDb: 6.7
90

Burglar Nat Harbin (Dan Duryea) and his two associates set their sights on wealthy spiritualist Sister Sarah, who has inherited a fortune — including a renowned emerald necklace — from…

Too Late for Tears

Too Late for Tears

Too Late for Tears
IMDb: 7.4
99

One night on a lonely highway, a speeding car tosses a satchel of money, meant for somebody else, into Jane and Alan Palmer’s back seat. Alan wants to turn it…

Pickup on South Street

Pickup on South Street

Pickup on South Street
IMDb: 7.8
80

A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

No Man’s Woman

No Man’s Woman

No Man’s Woman
IMDb: 6.3
70

A greedy, scheming woman is found murdered in her studio, and the police find that there is no shortage of suspects who wanted to see her dead–among them a rich…

Ride the Pink Horse

Ride the Pink Horse

Ride the Pink Horse
IMDb: 7.4
101

In the border town of San Pablo, preparing for an annual ‘Mexican Fiesta,’ the tough, mysterious and laconic Gagin arrives. His mission is to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo,…