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1.
Portrait in Black (1960)
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After a married woman and her lover murder her cruel husband, they find themselves targeted by someone who is aware of their crime. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
2.
Miami Blues (1990)
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An ex-con's first act of freedom is moving to Miami where he restarts his old criminal ways with even more potency. (97 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
 
3.
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
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A womanizing, crooked cop on the payroll of the mafia is confronted with the reality of his double life after he is asked to kill a beautiful and ruthless Russian gangster. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
4.
Mobsters (1991)
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From start to finish, it's a story of friendship between 4 street-wise males who don't mind using violence to achieve the lives that they want. They trust no one but each other which is vital to their success as mobsters. (104 mins.)
 
5.
Red Rock West (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter is mistaken for a hitman, but when the real hitman arrives, complications ensue. (98 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
 
6.
The Last Seduction (1994)
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A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme. (110 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
 
7.
Headshot (2011)
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A cop who becomes a hitman for a group aimed at eliminating those who are above the law finds his world turned upside down by a single a devastating blow. (105 mins.)
 
8.
Bullhead (2011)
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader. (129 mins.)
 
9.
Find Me Guilty (2006)
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In the late 1980s, a low level gangster named Jackie DiNorscio defends himself in court in what became the longest criminal trial in American judicial history. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
10.
Le Samouraï (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After Professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner. (105 mins.)
 
11.
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
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A daydreamer convinces his radio personality brother to help fund one of his get-rich-quick schemes. (103 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
12.
Against All Odds (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear. (128 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
13.
The Missing Person (2009)
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Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually... (95 mins.)
Director: Noah Buschel
 
14.
The Tender Hook (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The story is about Iris' rise to the apex of a love/power triangle that includes her roguish English lover, McHeath and Art, an earnest young boxer. Within the flawed moral landscape, each character struggles to establish their sovereignty. (99 mins.)
 
15.
Heist (2001)
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A career jewel thief finds himself at tense odds with his longtime partner, a crime boss who sends his nephew to keep watch. (109 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
16.
The Liability (2012)
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When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of aging hit man Roy. (82 mins.)
Director: Craig Viveiros
 
17.
Black's Game (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After being reacquainted with a childhood friend Stebbi joins the drug trade world in order to pay off his debt. Inspired by actual events. (104 mins.)
 
18.
Le Doulos (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in... (108 mins.)
 
19.
The Perfect Sleep (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have. (99 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Alter
 
20.
The Hustler (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
21.
Killshot (2008)
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Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit. (95 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
22.
The Sadist (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by a bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend. (92 mins.)
Director: James Landis
 
23.
The Salton Sea (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After a tragic incident, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies. (103 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
 
24.
Turn the River (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband. (92 mins.)
Director: Chris Eigeman
 
25.
Surveillance (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two FBI agents attempt to clarify the murders occurring in a desolate region. They approach the witnesses of the latest incident with the help of the local police. All of them hide something and all have wildly different stories to tell. (97 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Lynch
 
26.
Road to Nowhere (2010)
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A young filmmaker gets wrapped up in a crime while shooting his new project on location. (121 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
 
27.
Stuck (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim. (85 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
 
28.
Fade to Black (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Attempting to recover from his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set. (99 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
29.
The Two Jakes (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The sequel to Chinatown finds J.J. "Jake" Gittes investigating adultery and murder, and the money that comes from oil. (137 mins.)
Director: Jack Nicholson
 
30.
Johnny Handsome (1989)
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After being double crossed and thrown in jail, a deformed gangster gets a new face and rehabilitation but his desire for revenge looms. (94 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
31.
Zift (2008)
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Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944... (92 mins.)
Director: Javor Gardev
 
32.
The Hit List (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him. (90 mins.)
Director: William Kaufman
 
33.
Broken City (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler. (109 mins.)
Director: Allen Hughes
 
34.
The Beat Generation (1959)
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A detective is assigned to track down and capture a crazed serial rapist. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles F. Haas
 
35.
Guns Girls and Gangsters (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In Las Vegas, a group of assorted criminals plans the robbery of an armored truck hauling casino money to the bank. (70 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
36.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? (104 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
37.
Billy Budd (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried. (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Ustinov
 
38.
Town Without Pity (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the rape of a local girl and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett. (105 mins.)
 
39.
Memories of Murder (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit. (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
40.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. (109 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
41.
Rumble Fish (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on. (94 mins.)
 
42.
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A medium and her husband stage a kidnapping in order for her to pretend to solve the crime and achieve fame. (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
43.
Road Games (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer on a desolate Australian highway. (101 mins.)
 
44.
Wait Until Dark (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. (108 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
45.
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
 
46.
Shoot First, Die Later (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A police lieutenant suddenly faces the consequences of his choice to part for the local mobs. (94 mins.)
Director: Fernando Di Leo
 
47.
Purple Noon (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess. (118 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
48.
Johnny Cool (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Exiled American gangster Colini sends his protégé-killer Giordano to the USA to eliminate Colini's mob enemies. (103 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
49.
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Celestine, the chambermaid, has new job on the country. The Monteils, who she works for are a group of strange people... (97 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
50.
Perfect Sisters (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Tired of their mother's alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her. (96 mins.)
Director: Stan Brooks
 
51.
Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A strait-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy-wife... (91 mins.)
 
52.
One False Move (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers. (105 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
 
53.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. (102 mins.)
 
54.
Damnation (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A lonely barfly falls in love with a married bar singer. (120 mins.)
Director: Béla Tarr
 
55.
Un Flic (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Bank robbery in small town ends with one of the robbers being wounded. The loot from the robbery is just an asset for the even more spectacular heist... (98 mins.)
 
56.
The Underneath (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A recovering gambling addict attempts to reconcile with his family and friends but finds trouble and temptation when caught between feelings for his ex-wife and her dangerous hoodlum boyfriend. (99 mins.)
 
57.
Lights in the Dusk (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Helsinki, a lonely night watchman is caught up in a series of misadventures with a femme fatale and a crooked businessman. (78 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
58.
Knife in the Water (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization. (94 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
59.
The Drop (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. (106 mins.)
 
60.
The Hoodlum Priest (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs. (101 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
61.
The Aura (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime. (134 mins.)
 
62.
Swerve (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Colin happens upon a road accident where he finds a dead man, a beautiful woman, and a suitcase full of money. After trying to do the right thing he soon finds himself caught up in a dangerous scheme. (86 mins.)
Director: Craig Lahiff
 
63.
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
 
64.
Inherent Vice (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. (148 mins.)
 
65.
Street Kings (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
 
66.
Time Without Pity (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The day before a man is to be executed, his alcoholic father shows up to try to prove his innocence. (85 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
67.
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
 
68.
Black Rain (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan. (125 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
69.
The Last Run (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A former getaway driver from Chicago (George C. Scott) has retired to a peaceful life in a Portuguese fishing village... (95 mins.)
 
70.
Mulholland Falls (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In 1950's Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman. (107 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
71.
Thief (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who have other plans for him. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
72.
Cisco Pike (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A down on his luck former drug dealer is forced by a corrupt LAPD policeman to sell 100 keys of confiscated marijuana in one weekend. (95 mins.)
Director: B.L. Norton
 
73.
City of Ghosts (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A con man (Dillon) travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for... (116 mins.)
Director: Matt Dillon
 
74.
Manhunter (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
75.
The Good German (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver. (105 mins.)
 
76.
The Black Dahlia (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation. (121 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
77.
Sin City (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
 
78.
Ivy (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An Edwardian belle meets a rich bachelor, but what to do about her husband and her lover? (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
79.
Hell or High Water (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. (102 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
 
80.
Hollywoodland (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, the star of the television series Adventures of Superman. (126 mins.)
Director: Allen Coulter
 
81.
The Silent Partner (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash. (106 mins.)
Director: Daryl Duke
 
82.
Victoria (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret. (138 mins.)
 
83.
Straight Time (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Fresh off his most recent prison term, an ex con assaults his former probation officer and goes on the run. (114 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
84.
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
 
85.
The Grifters (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears