Unrecognized Film Noir

Films not recognized by imdb as Film Noir because imdb only recognizes films within a strict time period as film noir. Also, films that imdb refuses to classify as Film Noir for unknown reasons.
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1.
The American Friend (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man. (125 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
2.
Autumn Leaves (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Millicent Wetherby is a middle-aged woman whose life is devoid of love and affection. Millicent's solitary... (107 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
3.
Badlands (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
4.
Blue Velvet (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child. (120 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
5.
Bob le Flambeur (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bob, an old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend... (98 mins.)
Director: Melville
 
6.
Cape Fear (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail. (105 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
7.
Cat People (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together. (73 mins.)
 
8.
Charley Varrick (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob. (111 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
9.
Chinatown (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
10.
City for Conquest (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together. (104 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
11.
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947. (113 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
12.
Raging Bull (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
13.
Colorado Territory (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Colorado territory, outlaw Wes McQueen escapes jail to pull a railroad robbery but, upon meeting pretty settler Julie Ann, he wonders about going straight. (94 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ Western adaptation of HIGH SIERRA ” - shempzine
 
14.
Cul-De-Sac (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle... (113 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
15.
Cult of the Cobra (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
American G.I.s who trespass on a Hindu ceremony are hunted down by a beautiful woman who has the power to transform herself into a cobra. (82 mins.)
Director: Francis D. Lyon
 
16.
Body Heat (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband. (113 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
17.
Edge of the City (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk. (85 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
18.
The 400 Blows (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
 
19.
American Playhouse (1981 TV Series)
Episode: A Flash of Green (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Local reporter gets involved with corrupt county commissioner.
 
20.
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
21.
Get Carter (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. (112 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
 
22.
The Getaway (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
23.
House of Horrors (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An unsuccessful sculptor saves a madman named "The Creeper" from drowning. Seeing an opportunity for revenge, he tricks the psycho into murdering his critics. (65 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
24.
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Canadian nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island. (69 mins.)
 
25.
The Leopard Man (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A seemingly tame leopard used for a publicity stunt escapes and kills a young girl, spreading panic throughout a sleepy new Mexico town. (66 mins.)
 
26.
I Want to Live! (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
27.
In Cold Blood (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity. (134 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
28.
Invaders from Mars (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings. (78 mins.)
 
29.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
30.
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations. (70 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
31.
The Lusty Men (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Retired rodeo champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor novice rodeo contestant Wes Merritt against the wishes of Merritt's wife who fears the dangers of this rough sport. (113 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
32.
The Mean Season (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Malcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper. He's had enough of reporting the local murders... (103 mins.)
Director: Phillip Borsos
 
33.
Mean Streets (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A small-time hood struggles with a moral crisis regarding his friends, family, business, and his conflicting religious beliefs. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
34.
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him. (103 mins.)
 
35.
Night Moves (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter and he stumbles upon a case of murder and artifact smuggling. (100 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
36.
Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ On of the best arguments that the "1958" rule is ridiculous. ” - shempzine
 
37.
On the Waterfront (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
38.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. (111 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
39.
Repulsion (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
40.
Série noire (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona... (111 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
 
41.
Shack Out on 101 (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
At an isolated, seaside greasy-spoon cafe live George, the sarcastic owner; Slob, the potentially violent cook; and Kotty... (80 mins.)
Director: Edward Dein
 
42.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be. (108 mins.)
 
43.
Shock Corridor (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder. (101 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
44.
Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother... (81 mins.)
 
45.
Straight Time (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules... (114 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
46.
The Strange One (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery... (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Garfein
 
47.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A boxer flees believing he has comitted a murder while he was drunk. (92 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
48.
Tom Horn (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for... (98 mins.)
Director: William Wiard
 
49.
The Wild One (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail. (79 mins.)
Director: Laslo Benedek
 
50.
The Money Trap (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When half a million dollars disappears from a doctor office's safe, the cops assigned to the burglary case, Joe and Pete, decide to find the money and keep it for themselves. (91 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
51.
The Beat Generation (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A detective is assigned to track down and capture a crazed serial rapist. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles F. Haas
 
52.
The Crimson Kimono (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two detectives seek a stripper's killer in the Japanese quarter of Los Angeles, but a love triangle threatens their friendship. (82 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
53.
Blast of Silence (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way. (77 mins.)
Director: Allen Baron
 
54.
Underworld U.S.A. (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Fourteen-year-old Tolly Devlin sees four hoods beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the killers... (99 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
55.
Experiment in Terror (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank. (123 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
56.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
 
57.
The Naked Kiss (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists... (90 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
58.
Brainstorm (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Scientist Jim Grayam saves his boss' wife from suicide but falls in-love with her and plots to kill her husband by pretending to be criminally insane. (105 mins.)
Director: William Conrad
 
59.
Point Blank (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him. (92 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
60.
Madigan (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn. (101 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
61.
The Split (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Thieves fall out when over a half million dollars goes missing after the daring and carefully planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other of having the money. (90 mins.)
Director: Gordon Flemyng
 
62.
Marlowe (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young woman from Kansas hires LA private detective Philip Marlowe to find her missing brother. (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
 
63.
The Kremlin Letter (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
During the Cold War a Naval Intelligence officer endowed with a powerful photographic memory is transferred to the CIA to participate in a covert operation in Moscow. (120 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
64.
Dirty Harry (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
65.
The French Connection (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (104 mins.)
 
66.
French Connection II (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseille to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler who eluded him in New York. (119 mins.)
 
67.
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Bill Cosby and Robert Culp ("I Spy") are united again as private eyes in this Walter Hill-scripted "film noir." Searching for a missing girl, they find themselves involved with vicious criminals and precipitating a string of deaths. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Culp
 
68.
The Long Goodbye (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
69.
The Outfit (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Earl Macklin robs a bank owned by the mob, serves his prison time and is released, only to start a private war against the crime outfit that owned the bank. (103 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
 
70.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer. (95 mins.)
Director: Dick Richards
 
71.
Hustle (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
At the instigation of a grieving father, a Los Angeles cop investigates the suspicious circumstances of a girl's apparent suicide. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
72.
The Nickel Ride (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Small-time criminal Cooper manages several warehouses in Los Angeles that the mob use to stash their stolen goods... (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
73.
Taxi Driver (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
74.
Blood Simple. (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. (99 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
75.
Suspicion (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her. (99 mins.)
 
76.
The Trap (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti... (84 mins.)
Director: Norman Panama
 
77.
Underworld (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend. (80 mins.)
 
78.
Warning Shot (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A police sergeant kills a man who pulls a gun on him during a stakeout. But the dead suspect is a respected... (100 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
 
79.
A Place in the Sun (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women. (122 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
80.
Calcutta (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms. (83 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
81.
Canon City (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
This movie centers around a prison escape from the Colorado State Penitentiary. There are 12 escapees... (82 mins.)
Director: Crane Wilbur
 
82.
Convicted (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A D.A. becomes the prison warden where he tries to help an inmate he prosecuted, because he believes his sentence was excessive. (91 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
 
83.
Macao (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson? (81 mins.)
 
84.
The Pretender (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Kenneth Holden (Albert Dekker), a banker steals funds from an estate and decides to marry the heiress,Claire... (69 mins.)
Director: W. Lee Wilder
 
85.
The Scoundrel (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, and his ghost must wander restlessly unless someone sheds a tear for him. (76 mins.)
 
86.
Thunderbolt (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran... (85 mins.)
 
87.
The Hidden Room (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover. (96 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
88.
Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Elizabeth and John say goodbye as John leaves to go to war. When World War I ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that John has been killed in action... (104 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel