Film-Noir Movies
A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying
IMDb: 6.8
94

Bud Corliss (Wagner) is an ambitious student who is wooing Dorothy Kingship (Woodward) purely for her father’s mining fortune. When he discovers that Dorothy is pregnant with his child, he…

The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter
IMDb: 8.0
93

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

Witness to Murder

Witness to Murder

Witness to Murder
IMDb: 6.7
83

A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder while looking out her bedroom window.

Gilda

Gilda

Gilda
IMDb: 7.7
110

Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on…

The Naked City

The Naked City

The Naked City
IMDb: 7.6
96

The Naked City portrays the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with…

The Big Clock

The Big Clock

The Big Clock
IMDb: 7.7
95

Stroud, a crime magazine’s crusading editor has to post-pone a vacation with his wife, again, when a glamorous blonde is murdered and he is assigned by his publishing boss Janoth…

White Heat

White Heat

White Heat
IMDb: 8.2
114

A psychopathic criminal (Cagney) with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and then leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. After the heist, events…

Wild Calendar

Wild Calendar

Wild Calendar
IMDb: 7.1
88

It was Leonora Eames’ childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about…

Whirlpool

Whirlpool

Whirlpool
IMDb: 6.9
98

The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients now being treated by…

The Dark Mirror

The Dark Mirror

The Dark Mirror
IMDb: 7.1
85

De Havilland plays two roles in this entertaining psychological drama. A sister and her disturbed twin are implicated in a Hollywood murder and a police detective must figure out which…

Plunder Road

Plunder Road

Plunder Road
IMDb: 6.9
72

A spectacular heist starts to unravel as the crooks take it on the lam.

Hangmen Also Die!

Hangmen Also Die!

Hangmen Also Die!
IMDb: 7.5
134

During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda, a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal “Hangman of Europe”, Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich, and is wounded in the process. In his…

Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street
IMDb: 7.9
103

A man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman after rescuing her from an attack. She believes he is rich and her boyfriend persuades her to con him out of…

Spellbound

Spellbound

Spellbound
IMDb: 7.6
111

When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses…

The Lady from Shanghai

The Lady from Shanghai

The Lady from Shanghai
IMDb: 7.7
87

A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole
IMDb: 8.2
111

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the situation quickly…

Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
The Big Heat

The Big Heat

The Big Heat
IMDb: 8.0
89

Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague’s suicide and…

Niagara

Niagara

Niagara
IMDb: 7.1
92

Rose Loomis and her older, gloomier husband, George, are vacationing at a cabin in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The couple befriend Polly and Ray Cutler, who are honeymooning in the area….

Riot in Cell Block 11

Riot in Cell Block 11

Riot in Cell Block 11
IMDb: 7.0
80

A prisoner leads his counterparts in a protest for better living conditions which turns violent and ugly.

The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man
IMDb: 7.5
105

True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal.

Violent Saturday

Violent Saturday

Violent Saturday
IMDb: 6.9
90

Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.

The Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle
IMDb: 7.9
112

Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar “Doc” Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together in the Midwest for a big…

The Burglar

The Burglar

The Burglar
IMDb: 6.7
90

Burglar Nat Harbin (Dan Duryea) and his two associates set their sights on wealthy spiritualist Sister Sarah, who has inherited a fortune — including a renowned emerald necklace — from…

Too Late for Tears

Too Late for Tears

Too Late for Tears
IMDb: 7.4
99

One night on a lonely highway, a speeding car tosses a satchel of money, meant for somebody else, into Jane and Alan Palmer’s back seat. Alan wants to turn it…

Pickup on South Street

Pickup on South Street

Pickup on South Street
IMDb: 7.8
80

A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Ride the Pink Horse

Ride the Pink Horse

Ride the Pink Horse
IMDb: 7.4
101

In the border town of San Pablo, preparing for an annual ‘Mexican Fiesta,’ the tough, mysterious and laconic Gagin arrives. His mission is to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo,…

Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out
IMDb: 7.8
116

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman (James Mason) wounded in a daring robbery.

Key Largo

Key Largo

Key Largo
IMDb: 7.9
100

A hurricane swells outside, but it’s nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up – and holds at gunpoint hotel…

I Want to Live!

I Want to Live!

I Want to Live!
IMDb: 7.5
120

Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murder an older…

I Want to Live!

I Want to Live!

I Want to Live!
IMDb: 7.5
120

Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murder an older…

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success
IMDb: 8.2
96

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can’t control is his younger sister, Susan, who…

Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall
IMDb: 7.6
109

Jobless sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by corrupt fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his current protégé, an unknown Argentinian boxer named Toro Moreno. Although Moreno is a hulking giant,…

Sudden Fear

Sudden Fear

Sudden Fear
IMDb: 7.6
110

Actor Lester Blaine has all but landed the lead in Myra Hudson’s new play when Myra vetoes him because, to her, he doesn’t look like a “romantic leading man.” On…

Deception

Deception

Deception
IMDb: 7.3
110

Davis and Rains shine in a romantic melodrama set in the world of concert music. Davis is a pianist torn between her wealthy, jealous patron and her cellist husband.

Dragnet

Dragnet

Dragnet
IMDb: 6.7
88

Two homicide detectives try to find just the facts behind a mobster’s brutal murder.

The Red Menace

The Red Menace

The Red Menace
IMDb: 4.8
81

A couple try to leave the Communist party after a murder by the group they were once loyal to.

The Glass Key

The Glass Key

The Glass Key
IMDb: 7.1
85

During the campaign for reelection, the crooked politician Paul Madvig decides to clean up his past, refusing the support of the gangster Nick Varna and associating to the respectable reformist…

The Scarlet Claw

The Scarlet Claw

The Scarlet Claw
IMDb: 7.5
74

A woman is found dead — with her throat torn out. Villagers blame a supernatural source but Holmes has other ideas.

Woman on the Run

Woman on the Run

Woman on the Run
IMDb: 7.4
77

Frank Johnson, sole witness to a gangland murder, goes into hiding and is trailed by Police Inspector Ferris, on the theory that Frank is trying to escape from possible retaliation….

Sorry, Wrong Number

Sorry, Wrong Number

Sorry, Wrong Number
IMDb: 7.5
89

Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses her telephone to keep in contact with the outside world. One day she overhears a murder plot on the telephone and is…

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