Most Popular Film-Noir Feature Films

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Thunder Road (1958) Thunder Road (1958)
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A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison. Dir: Arthur Ripley With: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 92 mins.
4. His Kind of Woman (1951) His Kind of Woman (1951)
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A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle. Dir: John Farrow With: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price Action | Crime | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 120 mins.
5. Angel Face (1953) Angel Face (1953)
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Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne. Dir: Otto Preminger With: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Mona Freeman Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 91 mins.
6. Sunset Blvd. (1950) Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship. Dir: Billy Wilder With: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim Drama | Film-Noir 110 mins.
7. Dial M for Murder (1954) Dial M for Murder (1954)
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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. When Strangers Marry (1944) When Strangers Marry (1944)
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A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer. Dir: William Castle With: Robert Mitchum, Kim Hunter, Dean Jagger Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery 67 mins.
9. Key Largo (1948) Key Largo (1948)
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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 Action | Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 100 mins.
10. Crossfire (1947) Crossfire (1947)
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A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why? Dir: Edward Dmytryk With: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery 86 mins.
11. The Third Man (1949) The Third Man (1949)
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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.
12. Murder, My Sweet (1944) Murder, My Sweet (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit. Dir: Edward Dmytryk With: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 95 mins.
13. Caged (1950) Caged (1950)
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A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards. Dir: John Cromwell With: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby Crime | Drama | Film-Noir 96 mins.
14. The Maltese Falcon (1941) The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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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 Film-Noir | Mystery 100 mins.
15. Strangers on a Train (1951) Strangers on a Train (1951)
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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.
16. Double Indemnity (1944) Double Indemnity (1944)
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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.
17. Niagara (1953) Niagara (1953)
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As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder. Dir: Henry Hathaway With: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters Film-Noir | Thriller 92 mins.
18. 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.
19. Touch of Evil (1958) Touch of Evil (1958)
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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.
20. The Big Sleep (1946) The Big Sleep (1946)
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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.
21. 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.
22. The Killing (1956) The Killing (1956)
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Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 85 mins.
23. The Locket (1946) The Locket (1946)
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Just before a wedding, the bridegroom hears a complex tale painting his lovely bride as devilish and unbalanced. Dir: John Brahm With: Laraine Day, Robert Mitchum, Brian Aherne Drama | Film-Noir 85 mins.
24. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
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A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel. Dir: John Huston With: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 112 mins.
25. Spellbound (1945) Spellbound (1945)
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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.