Most Popular Film-Noir Feature Films

1. 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.
2. The Prowler (1951) The Prowler (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way. Dir: Joseph Losey With: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 92 mins.
3. Sunset Blvd. (1950) Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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.
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, 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 8.1/10 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 Film-Noir | Mystery 100 mins.
6. 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.
7. Double Indemnity (1944) Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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.
8. The Night of the Hunter (1955) The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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 | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 92 mins.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Notorious (1946) Notorious (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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.
12. Strangers on a Train (1951) Strangers on a Train (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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.
13. Scarface (1932) Scarface (1932)
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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.
14. 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 Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery 88 mins.
15. Gilda (1946) Gilda (1946)
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A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. Dir: Charles Vidor With: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 110 mins.
16. The Whistler (1944) The Whistler (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A depressed man hires an assassin to kill him when he least expects it, but when his life takes an upward turn, he finds he now wishes to live. Dir: William Castle With: Richard Dix, Gloria Stuart, J. Carrol Naish Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 59 mins.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. Secret of the Whistler (1946) Secret of the Whistler (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An artist married to a wealthy but ill woman begins an affair with one of his models, who is after him solely for his money... Dir: George Sherman With: Richard Dix, Leslie Brooks, Michael Duane Crime | Drama | Film-Noir 65 mins.
20. The Harder They Fall (1956) The Harder They Fall (1956)
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Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina. Dir: Mark Robson With: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling Drama | Film-Noir | Sport | Thriller 109 mins.
21. Leave Her to Heaven (1945) Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them. Dir: John M. Stahl With: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 110 mins.
22. 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 Action | Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 100 mins.
23. Voice of the Whistler (1945) Voice of the Whistler (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The 4th film of the Columbia series based on the CBS radio program, "The Whistler", finds wealthy John Sinclair... Dir: William Castle With: Richard Dix, Lynn Merrick, Rhys Williams Drama | Film-Noir 60 mins.
24. The Return of the Whistler (1948) The Return of the Whistler (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
On the eve of his marriage, a young man's fiance disappears. He hires a private detective to help him track her down... Dir: D. Ross Lederman With: Michael Duane, Lenore Aubert, Richard Lane Film-Noir | Mystery 60 mins.
25. 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.