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1. The Third Man (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 135,801 | Gross: $0.45M

2. Blonde Sinner (1956)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.2
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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, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Diana Dors, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Marie Ney

Votes: 560

3. The 39 Steps (1935)

Not Rated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 44,621

4. Performance (1970)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A violent gangster seeks refuge from the mob in the Bohemian home of a former rock star.

Directors: Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg | Stars: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michèle Breton

Votes: 7,700

5. Mona Lisa (1986)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 11,191 | Gross: $5.79M

6. Stage Fright (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding

Votes: 10,770

7. Hell Drivers (1957)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss's rackets.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 2,278

8. Night and the City (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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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.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 9,842 | Gross: $3.60M

9. The Limping Man (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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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.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister, Alan Wheatley, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 398

10. The Long Memory (1953)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Released from prison after 12 years, a wrongfully convicted British man seeks revenge on the witnesses who lied at his trial.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: John Mills, John McCallum, Elizabeth Sellars, Eva Bergh

Votes: 781

11. Golden Salamander (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A man is torn between tackling a sinister crime syndicate or turning a blind eye to the suffering it creates.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Trevor Howard, Anouk Aimée, Herbert Lom, Walter Rilla

Votes: 385

12. Odd Man Out (1947)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery in Belfast.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick

Votes: 7,416

13. Gaslight (1940)

Not Rated | 84 min | Thriller

7.4
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Twenty years after the murder of Alice Barlow, her house is finally occupied again. However, the husband of the couple who have moved in has a secret which he will do anything to keep hidden.

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell, Cathleen Cordell

Votes: 3,029

14. The Whole Truth (1958)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A movie executive is framed for the murder of his beautiful promiscuous leading lady by her jealous, estranged husband.

Directors: John Guillermin, Dan Cohen | Stars: Stewart Granger, Donna Reed, George Sanders, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 240

15. Tiger Bay (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A 12 year old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz, John Mills, Yvonne Mitchell

Votes: 1,894

16. Stormy Monday (1988)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.3
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A crooked American businessman tries to push the shady influential owner of a nightclub in Newcastle, England to sell him the club. The club's new employee and the American's ex lover fall in love and inadvertently stir the pot.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting, Sean Bean

Votes: 3,124 | Gross: $1.79M

17. Blackout (1950)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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A man suffering from temporary blindness accidentally walks into a house where a murder has just occurred. The killers, realizing he's blind, decide not to kill him but just knock him out ... See full summary »

Director: Robert S. Baker | Stars: Maxwell Reed, Dinah Sheridan, Patric Doonan, Kynaston Reeves

Votes: 143

18. The Fallen Idol (1948)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey

Votes: 6,446 | Gross: $0.06M

19. Brighton Rock (1948)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie murders a journalist called Fred Hale whom he believes is responsible for... See full summary »

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams

Votes: 4,526 | Gross: $0.22M

20. Robbery (1967)

110 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.9
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A group of British criminals plans the robbery of the Royal Mail train on the Glasgow-London route.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Stanley Baker, Joanna Pettet, James Booth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 825

21. Green for Danger (1946)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Alastair Sim, Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Leo Genn

Votes: 3,577

22. Concrete Jungle (1960)

TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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In UK, after pulling a racetrack robbery, repeat offender Johnny Bannion hides the loot in a farmer's field but the police and the local mob come looking for Johnny and for the money.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Grégoire Aslan, Margit Saad

Votes: 923

23. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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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.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Todd, Anne Baxter, Herbert Lom, Alexander Knox

Votes: 867

24. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

92 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house, but she has since married and is reluctant to help him.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum, Edward Chapman

Votes: 1,079 | Gross: $0.01M

25. The Hidden Room (1949)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.4
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Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown, Naunton Wayne

Votes: 1,317

26. Never Let Go (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A cosmetic salesman sets out to prove to himself and his wife that he is not a failure.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Richard Todd, Peter Sellers, Elizabeth Sellars, Adam Faith

Votes: 808

27. Corridor of Mirrors (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A man falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begins to suspect that he may have also loved her in a previous life.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Eric Portman, Edana Romney, Barbara Mullen, Hugh Sinclair

Votes: 251

28. All Night Long (1962)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

7.1
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The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris

Votes: 771

29. Another Man's Poison (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Emlyn Williams, Anthony Steel

Votes: 1,729

30. The Man Between (1953)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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In post-World War II Berlin, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison, a military who married German Bettina Mallison. The naive Susanne ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef, Geoffrey Toone

Votes: 1,220

31. Hour of Glory (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.4
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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.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Farrar, Jack Hawkins, Kathleen Byron, Leslie Banks

Votes: 1,609

32. Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Bill Travers, Belinda Lee

Votes: 1,270

33. Madeleine (1950)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Ann Todd, Norman Wooland, Ivan Desny, Leslie Banks

Votes: 1,117

34. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng

Votes: 1,236

35. Crucible of Horror (1971)

GP | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.9
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A mother and daughter hatch a scheme to murder their family's domineering and sadistic patriarch.

Director: Viktors Ritelis | Stars: Michael Gough, Yvonne Mitchell, Sharon Gurney, Simon Gough

Votes: 582

36. Seven Days to Noon (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Thriller, Drama

7.2
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An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government ... See full summary »

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Barry Jones, André Morell, Olive Sloane, Sheila Manahan

Votes: 1,144

37. So Long at the Fair (1950)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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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.

Directors: Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher | Stars: Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde, David Tomlinson, Marcel Poncin

Votes: 1,322

38. So Evil My Love (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London. When Olivia opens a lodging house Mark becomes her ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ann Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 446

39. Wicked as They Come (1956)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A poor but beautiful woman sets her sights on rising to the top, and lets nothing stand in her way - including murder.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Arlene Dahl, Philip Carey, Herbert Marshall, Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 327

40. Take My Life (1947)

79 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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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.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Leo Bieber, Marjorie Mars

Votes: 200

41. Lords of London (2014)

R | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

3.2
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A London gangster must confront his ruthless father's past in order to alter the gritty, abusive path that his life is spiraling down after a shakedown goes awry.

Director: Antonio Simoncini | Stars: Glen Murphy, Ray Winstone, Serena Iansiti, Giovanni Capalbo

Votes: 676

42. Town on Trial (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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At a local tennis club in a posh London suburb, an attractive but flirty young woman is murdered, prompting a Scotland Yard investigation.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: John Mills, Charles Coburn, Barbara Bates, Derek Farr

Votes: 371

43. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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John Blandish is worth $100 million. His heiress daughter is soon to be wed to Foster Harvey, who believes she's a cold, unfeeling woman, despite loving her. Her cold emotional state is in ... See full summary »

Director: St. John Legh Clowes | Stars: Jack La Rue, Hugh McDermott, Linden Travers, Walter Crisham

Votes: 391

44. The Good Die Young (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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In London, three otherwise law-abiding good men and their unscrupulous leader are about to commit a serious crime but for different reasons.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Gloria Grahame, Richard Basehart, Joan Collins

Votes: 652

45. Chance Meeting (1959)

95 min | Mystery, Thriller, Crime

6.9
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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.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Stanley Baker, Micheline Presle, John Van Eyssen

Votes: 505

46. I Promised to Pay (1961)

94 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Michael Craig, Françoise Prévost, Billie Whitelaw, William Lucas

Votes: 411

47. The Circle (1957)

84 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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When Dr Howard Latimer finds the German Actress that he has just met at London Airport murdered in his flat, it leads him into the world of murder, blackmail and a fake passport scam.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: John Mills, Derek Farr, Noelle Middleton, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 368

48. Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)

Approved | 82 min | Thriller

7.1
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A clever fortune-hunter with a penchant for murder does in his elderly, supposedly rich, wife and manages to get away with it. After an investigation results in a decision of 'accidental ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh, Kathleen Harrison

Votes: 947

49. The Seventh Veil (1945)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a local bridge. She is rescued and taken ... See full summary »

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: James Mason, Ann Todd, Herbert Lom, Hugh McDermott

Votes: 1,247

50. The Long Haul (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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After leaving his U.S. Army job in Germany, a trucker takes a long-haul driver job in Britain where he runs into an organized-crime syndicate that controls the trucking industry.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson

Votes: 280



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