Most Popular Film-Noir Feature Films

1. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
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A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband... but even once the deed is done, they must live with the consequences of their actions. Dir: Tay Garnett With: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance | Thriller 113 mins.
2. Sunset Blvd. (1950) Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. Dir: Billy Wilder With: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim Drama | Film-Noir 110 mins.
3. The Maltese Falcon (1941) The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. Dir: John Huston With: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery 100 mins.
4. The Third Man (1949) The Third Man (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime. Dir: Carol Reed With: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 104 mins.
5. Double Indemnity (1944) Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. Dir: Billy Wilder With: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 107 mins.
6. Touch of Evil (1958) Touch of Evil (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. Dir: Orson Welles With: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 95 mins.
7. The Night of the Hunter (1955) The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. Dir: Charles Laughton With: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 93 mins.
8. Strangers on a Train (1951) Strangers on a Train (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 101 mins.
9. Notorious (1946) Notorious (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 101 mins.
10. The Big Sleep (1946) The Big Sleep (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. Dir: Howard Hawks With: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 114 mins.
11. The Killing (1956) The Killing (1956)
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Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 85 mins.
12. Gaslight (1944) Gaslight (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret which he will do anything to protect, even if that means driving his wife insane. Dir: George Cukor With: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 114 mins.
13. Scarface (1932) Scarface (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall. Dir: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson With: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley Action | Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller United States-PASSED 93 mins.
14. Laura (1944) Laura (1944)
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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating. Dir: Otto Preminger With: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance 88 mins.
15. The Thin Man (1934) The Thin Man (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke With: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan Comedy | Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery 91 mins.
16. The Petrified Forest (1936) The Petrified Forest (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert. Dir: Archie Mayo With: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis Crime | Drama | Film-Noir 82 mins.
17. Spellbound (1945) Spellbound (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance | Thriller 111 mins.
18. The Blue Gardenia (1953) The Blue Gardenia (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A telephone operator ends up drunk and at the mercy of a cad in his apartment. The next morning she wakes up with a hangover and the terrible fear she may be a murderess. Dir: Fritz Lang With: Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 90 mins.
19. Mildred Pierce (1945) Mildred Pierce (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but can't win the approval of her spoiled daughter. Dir: Michael Curtiz With: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance 111 mins.
20. Key Largo (1948) Key Largo (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. Dir: John Huston With: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 100 mins.
21. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel. Dir: John Huston With: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen Crime | Film-Noir | Drama 112 mins.
22. Gilda (1946) Gilda (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The sinister boss of a South American casino finds that his right-hand man Johnny and his sensuous new wife Gilda already know each other. Dir: Charles Vidor With: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller 110 mins.
23. The Naked City (1948) The Naked City (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Amid a semi-documentary portrait of New York and its people, Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model... Dir: Jules Dassin With: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 96 mins.
24. Niagara (1953) Niagara (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder. Dir: Henry Hathaway With: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters Film-Noir | Thriller 92 mins.
25. Out of the Past (1947) Out of the Past (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames. Dir: Jacques Tourneur With: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 97 mins.