Wikipedia's List of Film Noir: British Noir, 1942-1959

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1.
The Night Has Eyes (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two teachers, man-hungry Doris and restrained Marian, visit the Yorkshire moors a year after friend Evelyn disappeared there... (79 mins.)
Director: Leslie Arliss
 
2.
Dead of Night (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales. (103 mins.)
 
3.
Great Day (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An impending V.I.P. visit causes bustle in an English village, while the Ellis family struggles with private problems. (80 mins.)
Director: Lance Comfort
 
4.
Query (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tom Masterick, a dock worker, is wrongfully convicted of a murder charge. His death sentence is commuted to a long prison term. When released as an old man, he vows to find the real killer. (80 mins.)
 
5.
Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A drunken, abusive tavern-keeper's adulterous wife uses the backward son of a rigid, puritanical pharmacist who makes his entire family miserable. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
6.
Waterloo Road (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A drama set during WWII. A tale of adultery & desertion. (76 mins.)
Director: Sidney Gilliat
 
7.
Wanted for Murder (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women... (101 mins.)
 
8.
Appointment with Crime (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An ex-con, released after imprisonment for a jewel theft, swears vengeance on his former accomplices and devises an intricate plan to steal their fortune. (90 mins.)
Director: John Harlow
 
9.
Frieda (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An RAF pilot who was shot down during WWII returns home to his English village with his new bride. The... (98 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
10.
Brighton Rock (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course... (92 mins.)
Director: John Boulting
 
11.
Dancing with Crime (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A London cab driver gets mixed up with a criminal gang and sets out to expose the group and its leader for what they are. (83 mins.)
 
12.
Dear Murderer (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover... (90 mins.)
Director: Arthur Crabtree
 
13.
It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house, but she has since married and is reluctant to help him. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
14.
Mine Own Executioner (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Pretty Molly Lucian enlists the reluctant aid of psychologist Felix Milne in treating her potentially homicidal husband Adam... (108 mins.)
Director: Anthony Kimmins
 
15.
Nightbeat (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After the war is over, two army pals take opposite paths in civvy street. One becomes a petty criminal, the other becomes a policeman. (91 mins.)
Director: Harold Huth
 
16.
The October Man (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt... (110 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker
 
17.
Odd Man Out (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery. Action takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (116 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
18.
Take My Life (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A woman races against time to clear Nicholas Talbot of a murder he did not commit. While she works on getting proof, the prosecution is doing all it can to force a conviction. (79 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
19.
Temptation Harbor (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A signalman on a quay sees a fight between two men. One of the men is deliberately pushed into the water and the signalman cannot save him, but decides to keep his suitcase which later finds is full of banknotes with a value of £5000. (91 mins.)
Director: Lance Comfort
 
20.
I Became a Criminal (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After WW2, former RAF airman Clem Morgan joins a gang of black-market smugglers-thieves but when a robbery goes wrong, Clem is caught , framed for a policeman's murder, and is sent to prison where he plots his escape and revenge. (101 mins.)
Director: Cavalcanti
 
21.
The Upturned Glass (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A British brain surgeon punishes the murderess of his lover. (90 mins.)
 
22.
Daybreak (1948)
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A hangman conceals his true identity when he falls in love, and sets up home with his girl on a barge in the river Thames... (81 mins.)
Director: Compton Bennett
 
23.
Escape (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl. (78 mins.)
 
24.
The Fallen Idol (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
25.
Good-Time Girl (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman... (81 mins.)
Director: David MacDonald
 
26.
No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
John Blandish is worth $100 million. His heiress daughter is soon to be wed to Foster Harvey, who believes she's a cold... (102 mins.)
 
27.
The Silk Noose (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Sugiani, a black-market racketeer in London, following World War II, is amassing a vast fortune until Linda Medbury... (76 mins.)
 
28.
The Hideout (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A husband and wife stop to help two men in a car crash only to find they are criminals on the run. (85 mins.)
Director: Fergus McDonell
 
29.
So Evil My Love (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London... (112 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
30.
Uneasy Terms (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Private eye Slim Callaghan is summoned to the country home of a Colonel Stenhurst, but the latter is murdered before he can talk to the detective. Was one of the Colonel's three daughters responsible? (91 mins.)
Director: Vernon Sewell
 
31.
Boys in Brown (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A slice of life in a British Borstal reform institution for young criminals. (85 mins.)
 
32.
Forbidden (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An ex-serviceman plans to escape his faithless wife. (87 mins.)
Director: George King
 
33.
The Interrupted Journey (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When John North, a budding author, pulls the communication cord of a late night train that is taking him away on a weekend with his publishers wife... (80 mins.)
Director: Daniel Birt
 
34.
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
 
35.
Silent Dust (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as a memorial to his dead son, who was killed in battle in World War II... (82 mins.)
Director: Lance Comfort
 
36.
Hour of Glory (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on Britain in 1943, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol. (106 mins.)
 
37.
The Spider and the Fly (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A clever and dedicated French police official, a cleverer master-thief whom he secretly admires, the woman loved by the official who is in love with the thief, at the outbreak of World War I. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
38.
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. (104 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
39.
The Blue Lamp (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer. (84 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
40.
The Clouded Yellow (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When Secret Service agent David Somers is fired, he takes a quiet job with the Fentons at their country estate - cataloging butterflies... (95 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
 
41.
Night and the City (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter. (101 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
42.
So Long at the Fair (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young woman visits Paris with her brother only to discover the following morning he has gone missing and the hotel staff have no recollection of his presence. (86 mins.)
 
43.
Five Angles on Murder (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people. (88 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
44.
Another Man's Poison (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships. (90 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
45.
Pool of London (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City. (85 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
46.
Wall of Death (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The story about a prizefighter and a motorcycle daredevil that vie for the beautiful girl from the Carnival. (89 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
47.
The Gambler and the Lady (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A social-climbing American with a business in illegal gambling falls in love with a blue blood, but gangsters and a jealous ex-girlfriend stand in the way of happiness. (72 mins.)
 
48.
Man Bait (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The married owner of a bookstore is attracted to his sexy blonde clerk. He finally gives in to temptation and makes a pass at her, but that only results in him getting enmeshed in blackmail and murder. (84 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
49.
Stolen Face (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A doctor repairs a female inmate's disfigured face to match the lovely woman who left him, and marries her, only to find out how abusive she is. (72 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
50.
Wide Boy (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The title, in British police parlance of the day, defines a petty crook whose criminal activities are minor and legal-borderline... (67 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
51.
Dead on Course (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
When his girlfriend's brother's cargo plane is lost at sea, nagging questions arise, and pilot Richard Van Ness gets caught in a web of blackmail and smuggling. (73 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
52.
Black 13 (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
20th Century-Fox gets the blame for distributing this in the USA but they were not the production company in any manner... (75 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
53.
Deadly Nightshade (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Escapee switches identities but finds the new one quite a handful. (61 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
54.
Bad Blonde (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A scheming blonde seduces a fighter and convinces him to murder her husband, a fight manager. (81 mins.)
 
55.
The Limping Man (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A WWII veteran goes back to England after the war only to discover that his wartime sweetheart has got mixed up with a dangerous spy ring. (76 mins.)
 
56.
The Man Between (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the Post-World War II, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison... (100 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
57.
The Intruder (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ex regimental commander Colonel Merton catches one of his former NCOs burgling his house and investigates to find the reason behind this desperate act. (84 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
58.
The Long Memory (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Released from prison after 12 years, a wrongfully convicted British man seeks revenge on the witnesses who lied at his trial. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
59.
Roadhouse Girl (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
George Saunders is the middle-aged owner of a roadside garage and pub. Trouble is inevitable when his sexy young wife... (70 mins.)
Director: Wolf Rilla
 
60.
Terror Street (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
An American pilot AWOL from the states is framed for his wife's murder and has just 36 hours to prove his innocence. (80 mins.)
 
61.
Shadow of Fear (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A woman travels to England to attend her parents' funeral. She is told by officials that they died of natural causes together... (76 mins.)
 
62.
The Black Glove (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Newly arrived in Britain, a jet-lagged musician impulsively goes to the apartment of a beautiful blues singer he's just met and hours later is accused of her murder. (84 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
63.
Paid to Kill (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A failed business deal forces James Nevill to blackmail his weak-willed friend into murdering him so that his wife can collect his insurance, but circumstances suddenly change. (75 mins.)
 
64.
The Good Die Young (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Three good men - a broken boxer, an American veteran trying to win back his mother-dominated wife, and... (100 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
65.
Heat Wave (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An American writer living in England gets entangled in a scheme by a beautiful blonde to murder her rich husband. (68 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
66.
Impulse (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An American realtor living in England is dissatisfied with what he believes to be his humdrum life. One weekend while his wife is out of town... (80 mins.)
 
67.
Race for Life (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A car pilot must choose between his love for car-racing, and his wife. His buddy's accident will help him to choose, and his loyal ways will get him a new friend - his main rival. (79 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
68.
Blackout (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An American in London, down on his luck, runs into a beautiful blonde in a bar who offers him a lot of money to marry her... (87 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
69.
The Big Deadly Game (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
An American on vacation in Spain gets mixed up with a smuggling ring. (63 mins.)
Director: Daniel Birt
 
70.
The Sleeping Tiger (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A psychotherapist attempts to rehabilitate a convict in his home after he breaks in. The criminal cooperates... (89 mins.)
Director: Victor Hanbury
 
71.
The Unholy Four (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A man on a fishing trip with three of his friends receives a blow to the head that makes him lose his memory. Three years later it all comes back to him, but on the day it does one of the men who was on the trip with him turns up dead. (80 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
72.
The Brain Machine (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A doctor is taken hostage by a drug smuggler whom she has diagnosed as psychotic. Her estranged husband has to find her before the smuggling gang find him and kill them both. (84 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
73.
Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A clever fortune-hunter with a penchant for murder does in his elderly, supposedly rich, wife and manages to get away with it... (82 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
74.
The Deadliest Sin (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A falling-out between thieves over the proceeds of a stickup results in several killings and a priest being marked for murder because of a confession he heard from one of the gang members. (90 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
75.
The Glass Tomb (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Crowds flock to a carnival sideshow to see "The Starving Man", a heavyset man who claims he can go 70 days without eating. However, a couple of murders occur at the carnival, resulting in the police becoming involved. (59 mins.)
 
76.
Joe MacBeth (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Shakespeare (more-or-less) in modern gangster setting. Lily MacBeth pushes her husband Joe to rub out... (90 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
77.
PT Raiders (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A trio of ex-servicemen begin smuggling innocuous black market items into post-war Britain but through greed they graduate to more sinister cargo. (95 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
78.
Postmark for Danger (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A car plunging over a cliff kills its two occupants identified as newspaperman Lewis Forrester and actress Alison Ford (Terry Moore)... (84 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
 
79.
Spin a Dark Web (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A Canadian living in London is trying to succeed as a prizefighter, without much luck. He meets the sister of a local mob leader... (76 mins.)
Director: Vernon Sewell
 
80.
Tiger in the Smoke (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In wartime a young officer is killed during a raid to kill a German general at the house that used to belong to his grandmother... (94 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker
 
81.
Wicked as They Come (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A poor but beautiful woman sets her sights on rising to the top, and lets nothing stand in her way - including murder. (94 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
82.
Blonde Sinner (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her... (99 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
83.
Across the Bridge (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A wealthy businessman attempts to run to Mexico to escape capture for embezzlement. On the way, he switches identities for a visa but that only complicates matters. (103 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
84.
Hell Drivers (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss's rackets. (108 mins.)
 
85.
Kill Her Gently (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two convicts who have just escaped from prison are picked up by a motorist. He recognizes the men from descriptions given of them on the radio... (75 mins.)
 
86.
The Long Haul (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Desperate to earn money, Harry hooks back up with Joe Easy. The best scene is when they make the final... (100 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
87.
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
 
88.
Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
At Kimberley Prescott's villa, a stranger shows-up and claims he is her brother who supposedly died the previous year in a car accident. (88 mins.)
 
89.
Nowhere to Go (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Paul Gregory is sprung from jail in London by his accomplice after getting a stretch as expected for robbing a woman who falls for his charms... (89 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
 
90.
Chance Meeting (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1950s London, Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer has an affair with a rich married Frenchwoman who is murdered, causing Van Rooyer to become prime-suspect for the Scotland Yard. (95 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey