Most Popular Film-Noir Feature Films

1. Sunset Blvd. (1950) Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. Dir: Billy Wilder With: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim Drama | Film-Noir 110 mins.
2. Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. Dir: Alexander Mackendrick With: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison Drama | Film-Noir 96 mins.
3. The Maltese Falcon (1941) The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. Dir: John Huston With: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery 100 mins.
4. The Third Man (1949) The Third Man (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime. Dir: Carol Reed With: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 104 mins.
5. Double Indemnity (1944) Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. Dir: Billy Wilder With: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 107 mins.
6. Strangers on a Train (1951) Strangers on a Train (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 101 mins.
7. The Night of the Hunter (1955) The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. Dir: Charles Laughton With: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 92 mins.
8. The Big Sleep (1946) The Big Sleep (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. Dir: Howard Hawks With: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 114 mins.
9. Notorious (1946) Notorious (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 101 mins.
10. Touch of Evil (1958) Touch of Evil (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. Dir: Orson Welles With: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 95 mins.
11. An Act of Murder (1948) An Act of Murder (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A hard-line judge is tempted toward mercy-killing by his wife's terminal cancer. Dir: Michael Gordon With: Fredric March, Edmond O'Brien, Florence Eldridge Crime | Drama | Film-Noir 91 mins.
12. Key Largo (1948) Key Largo (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. Dir: John Huston With: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 100 mins.
13. Gun Crazy (1950) Gun Crazy (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is. Dir: Joseph H. Lewis With: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 86 mins.
14. Lured (1947) Lured (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A serial killer in London is murdering young women whom he meets through the personal columns of newspapers;... Dir: Douglas Sirk With: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 102 mins.
15. The Killing (1956) The Killing (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 85 mins.
16. Gaslight (1944) Gaslight (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane. Dir: George Cukor With: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 114 mins.
17. Laura (1944) Laura (1944)
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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. Dir: Otto Preminger With: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance 88 mins.
18. Scarface (1932) Scarface (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall. Dir: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson With: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley Action | Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller United States-PASSED 93 mins.
19. Detective Story (1951) Detective Story (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod. Dir: William Wyler With: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix Crime | Drama | Film-Noir 103 mins.
20. Spellbound (1945) Spellbound (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance | Thriller 111 mins.
21. Mildred Pierce (1945) Mildred Pierce (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but cannot seem to win the approval of her spoiled daughter. Dir: Michael Curtiz With: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance 111 mins.
22. Gilda (1946) Gilda (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Johnny Farrell is a gambling cheat who turns straight to work for an unsettling casino owner Ballin Mundson. But things take a turn for Johnny as his alluring ex-lover appears as Mundson's wife, and Mundson's machinations begin to unravel. Dir: Charles Vidor With: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 110 mins.
23. Ministry of Fear (1944) Ministry of Fear (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stephen Neale has just been released from an asylum during World War 2 in England when he stumbles on a deadly Nazi spy plot by accident, and tries to stop it. Dir: Fritz Lang With: Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance | Thriller United States-PASSED 86 mins.
24. The Hidden Room (1949) The Hidden Room (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover. Dir: Edward Dmytryk With: Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller United States-PASSED 96 mins.
25. Out of the Past (1947) Out of the Past (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames. Dir: Jacques Tourneur With: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 97 mins.