Most Popular Film-Noir Feature Films

1. 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.
2. 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 United States-PASSED 107 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. 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. 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.
6. 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.
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. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. The Lady from Shanghai (1947) The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. With: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 87 mins.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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 United States-PASSED 114 mins.
18. 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.
19. 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 Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 97 mins.
20. No Highway in the Sky (1951) No Highway in the Sky (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours. Dir: Henry Koster With: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 99 mins.
21. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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 | Film-Noir | Drama United States-PASSED 112 mins.
22. The Desperate Hours (1955) The Desperate Hours (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Glen, Hal and Sam are three escaped convicts who move in on and terrorize a suburban household. Dir: William Wyler With: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 112 mins.
23. The Wrong Man (1956) The Wrong Man (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle Crime | Drama | Film-Noir 105 mins.
24. 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.
25. 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... but even 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 United States-PASSED 113 mins.