Most Popular Film-Noir Feature Films

1. The Roaring Twenties (1939) The Roaring Twenties (1939)
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Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I. Dir: Raoul Walsh With: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 106 mins.
2. The Big Sleep (1946) The Big Sleep (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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.
3. 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.
4. Mildred Pierce (1945) Mildred Pierce (1945)
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A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter. Dir: Michael Curtiz With: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance 111 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 | Mystery | Thriller 107 mins.
6. Touch of Evil (1958) Touch of Evil (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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 | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 95 mins.
7. Dial M for Murder (1954) Dial M for Murder (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 105 mins.
8. Sunset Blvd. (1950) Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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.
9. Phantom Lady (1944) Phantom Lady (1944)
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A beautiful secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife. Dir: Robert Siodmak With: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery 87 mins.
10. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids. Dir: Michael Curtiz With: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 97 mins.
11. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband. Once the deed is done, they must live with the consequences of their actions. Dir: Tay Garnett With: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance | Thriller 113 mins.
12. The Window (1949) The Window (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
To avoid the heat of a sweltering summer night a 9 year old Manhattan boy decides to sleep on the fire escape and witnesses a murder, no one will believe him. Dir: Ted Tetzlaff With: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 73 mins.
13. Dark Passage (1947) Dark Passage (1947)
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A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence. Dir: Delmer Daves With: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett Film-Noir | Thriller 106 mins.
14. The Unfaithful (1947) The Unfaithful (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Chris Hunter kills an intruder and tells her husband and lawyer it was an act of self-defense. It's... Dir: Vincent Sherman With: Ann Sheridan, Lew Ayres, Zachary Scott Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery 109 mins.
15. 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, Harry Lime. Dir: Carol Reed With: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 104 mins.
16. Out of the Past (1947) Out of the Past (1947)
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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 Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 97 mins.
17. The Maltese Falcon (1941) The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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 | Film-Noir | Mystery 100 mins.
18. Conflict (1945) Conflict (1945)
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An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister. Dir: Curtis Bernhardt With: Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 86 mins.
19. The Night of the Hunter (1955) The Night of the Hunter (1955)
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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 | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 92 mins.
20. Sudden Fear (1952) Sudden Fear (1952)
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After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her. Dir: David Miller With: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame Film-Noir | Thriller 110 mins.
21. The Letter (1940) The Letter (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing. Dir: William Wyler With: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance 95 mins.
22. Born to Kill (1947) Born to Kill (1947)
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A calculating divorcée risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer romancing her foster sister. Dir: Robert Wise With: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 92 mins.
23. Gaslight (1944) Gaslight (1944)
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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.
24. Detective Story (1951) Detective Story (1951)
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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 | Romance 103 mins.
25. Notorious (1946) Notorious (1946)
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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.