Film-Noir Movies
To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not
IMDb: 7.9
100

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.

In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place
IMDb: 7.9
94

An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.

Who Done It?

Who Done It?

Who Done It?
IMDb: 7.5
77

Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder…

Backfire

Backfire

Backfire
IMDb: 6.8
91

When he’s discharged from a military hospital, ex-GI Bob Corey goes on a search for his army buddy Steve Connolly. A reformed crook, Connolly is on the lam from a…

Crime Wave

Crime Wave

Crime Wave
IMDb: 6.8
73

Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter. The other two former cellmates then attempt to force him into…

The Mask of Dimitrios

The Mask of Dimitrios

The Mask of Dimitrios
IMDb: 6.1
95

A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.

Hollow Triumph

Hollow Triumph

Hollow Triumph
IMDb: 7.1
83

A film noir drama in which a sophisticated con man, who has just stolen from the mob, is forced to impersonate a psychiatrist who looks just like him, going so…

The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend
IMDb: 8.2
101

Don Birnam, a long-time alcoholic, has been sober for ten days and appears to be over the worst… but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend…

Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
The Devil Thumbs a Ride

The Devil Thumbs a Ride

The Devil Thumbs a Ride
IMDb: 6.7
62

Steve Morgan kills a man in a holdup and hitches a ride to Los Angeles with Fergie. At a gas station, they pick up two women. Encountering a roadblock, Morgan…

The Enforcer

The Enforcer

The Enforcer
IMDb: 7.2
87

After years of pursuit, Assistant D.A. Martin Ferguson has a good case against Murder, Inc. boss Albert Mendoza. Mendoza is in jail and his lieutenant Joseph Rico is going to…

Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley
IMDb: 7.2
110

The movie follows the rise and fall of a con man — a story that begins and ends at a seedy travelling carnival. Stanton Carlisle (Tyrone Power) joins the carnival,…

Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
I Wake Up Screaming

I Wake Up Screaming

I Wake Up Screaming
IMDb: 7.4
82

A young promoter is accused of the murder of Vicky Lynn, a young actress he “discovered” as a waitress while out with ex-actor Robin Ray and gossip columnist Larry Evans.

All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men
IMDb: 7.4
109

All The King’s Men is the story of the rise of politician Willie Stark from a rural county seat to the governor’s mansion.

Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Killer’s Kiss

Killer’s Kiss

Killer’s Kiss
IMDb: 5.6
68

The film revolves around Davey Gordon (Jamie Smith), a 29 year old welterweight New York boxer in the end of his career, and his relationship with a dancer and her…

Leave Her to Heaven

Leave Her to Heaven

Leave Her to Heaven
IMDb: 7.9
110

A young novelist, Richard Harland, meets beautiful Ellen Berent on a train where they fall in love and are soon married. When tragedies take first his handicapped young brother, then…

Rope of Sand

Rope of Sand

Rope of Sand
IMDb: 6.9
104

Story of an South African diamond mine watched over by a sadistic policeman tasked with looking out for smugglers.

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes
IMDb: 7.8
96

On a train headed for England a group of travelers is delayed by an avalanche. Holed up in a hotel in a fictional European country, young Iris befriends elderly Miss…

Thunder Road

Thunder Road

Thunder Road
IMDb: 6.8
92

A father comes home to Tennessee from the “police action” in Korea to take over operation of the family moonshine making operation, but runs afoul of some gangsters who want…

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps
IMDb: 7.9
86

Canadian Richard Hannay, residing in London, meets secret agent Annabella Smith immediately following a shots fired incident. She asks to go home with him. Back at Hannay’s flat the mysterious…

Female on the Beach

Female on the Beach

Female on the Beach
IMDb: 6.6
97

Lynn Markham moves into her late husband’s beach house…the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell (or was pushed) from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real…

The Killing

The Killing

The Killing
IMDb: 6.7
85

Career criminal Johnny Clay recruits a sharpshooter, a crooked police officer, a bartender and a betting teller named George, among others, for one last job before he goes straight and…

The Dark Corner

The Dark Corner

The Dark Corner
IMDb: 7.2
99

Ex con turned private investigator Bradford Galt suspects someone is following him and maybe even trying to kill him. With the assistance of his spunky secretary, Kathleen Stewart, he dives…

Johnny Stool Pigeon

Johnny Stool Pigeon

Johnny Stool Pigeon
IMDb: 6.8
76

A federal agent infiltrates a crime syndicate.

Hell’s Island

Hell’s Island

Hell’s Island
IMDb: 7.4
84

After being dumped by his fiancée, hard-drinking and depressed Mark Cormack (John Payne) loses his job in the Los Angeles district attorney’s office and serves as bouncer in a Las…

Drive a Crooked Road

Drive a Crooked Road

Drive a Crooked Road
IMDb: 7.1
83

A mechanic gets caught up with the mob when he falls for a gangster’s girlfriend.

The Amazing Mr. X

The Amazing Mr. X

The Amazing Mr. X
IMDb: 6.3
78

On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf…then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who…

The Red House

The Red House

The Red House
IMDb: 7.4
100

Pete and Ellen have reared Meg as their own, ever since she was a baby and her parents took off. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath to come…

The Man Who Cheated Himself

The Man Who Cheated Himself

The Man Who Cheated Himself
IMDb: 7.2
81

A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.

Lured

Lured

Lured
IMDb: 7.1
102

A woman helps the police catch the serial killer who murdered her best friend.

The Prowler

The Prowler

The Prowler
IMDb: 7.2
92

A policeman investigating a peeping Tom becomes obsessed with the married victim.

A Dangerous Profession

A Dangerous Profession

A Dangerous Profession
IMDb: 6.1
79

A cop-turned-bail bondsman gets involved in a murder investigation.

Convicted

Convicted

Convicted
IMDb: 6.7
91

A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.

No Way Out

No Way Out

No Way Out
IMDb: 7.3
106

The Biddle brothers, shot while robbing a gas station, are taken to the prison ward of the County Hospital; Ray Biddle, a rabid racist, wants no treatment from black resident…

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
IMDb: 7.2
80

A newspaper publisher, wanting to prove a point about the insufficiency of circumstantial evidence, talks his possible son-in-law Tom into a hoax in an attempt to expose ineptitude of the…

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
IMDb: 7.6
100

Paratroopers Captain ‘Rip’ Murdock and Sergeant Johnny Drake are mysteriously ordered to travel to Washington, DC. When Drake learns that he is to be awarded the Medal of Honor, he…

I Walk Alone

I Walk Alone

I Walk Alone
IMDb: 6.7
97

Frankie Madison returns to New York after 14 years in prison. Noll Turner, Frankie’s former partner in bootlegging, is now a wealthy nightclub manager, and Frankie is expecting him to…

Kansas City Confidential

Kansas City Confidential

Kansas City Confidential
IMDb: 7.4
99

A down-on-his-luck ex-GI finds himself framed for an armored car robbery. When he’s finally released for lack of evidence–after having been beaten up and tortured by the police–he sets out…

Shockproof

Shockproof

Shockproof
IMDb: 7.5
79

Jenny Marsh is a hard-luck dame who’s just finished five years in the slammer for killing a man. Jenny’s not exactly the murdering type — she did the deed while…

Scandal Sheet

Scandal Sheet

Scandal Sheet
IMDb: 6.6
82

A tabloid editor assigns a young reporter to solve a murder the editor committed himself.

T-Men

T-Men

T-Men
IMDb: 7.3
92

Two U.S. Treasury (“T-men”) agents go undercover in Detroit, and then Los Angeles, in an attempt to break a U.S. currency counterfeiting ring.

The Violent Years

The Violent Years

The Violent Years
IMDb: 6.2
65

A newspaper publisher’s daughter suffers from neglect by her parents. She and her friends turn to crime by dressing up like men, holding up gas stations, raping young men at…

The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice
IMDb: 6.6
113

Nick Smith, a middle-aged roadside diner owner, hires a drifter, Frank Chambers, to work at his restaurant. Frank quickly begins an affair with Nick’s beautiful young wife, Cora, and the…

The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window
IMDb: 7.9
99

A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.

Union Station

Union Station

Union Station
IMDb: 6.7
81

Police catch a break when suspected kidnappers are spotted on a train heading towards Union Station. Police, train station security and a witness try to piece together the crime and…

While the City Sleeps

While the City Sleeps

While the City Sleeps
IMDb: 6.8
100

Newspaper men compete against each other to find a serial killer dubbed “The Lipstick Killer”

Mr. Arkadin

Mr. Arkadin

Mr. Arkadin
IMDb: 7.6
93

Orson Welles’s “Mr. Arkadin” tells the story of an elusive billionaire who hires an American smuggler to investigate his past. Welles missed the editing deadline, so the producer handed over…

Sirocco

Sirocco

Sirocco
IMDb: 6.3
98

A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.

Raw Deal

Raw Deal

Raw Deal
IMDb: 7.3
79

In this film noir classic, a revenge-seeking gangster (Dennis O’Keefe) is sent to prison after being framed for a crime he didn’t commit. After seducing a beautiful young woman, he…

Journey Into Fear

Journey Into Fear

Journey Into Fear
IMDb: 6.6
68

Naive American engineer Howard Graham (Joseph Cotton) is taken by a fellow employee to an Istanbul nightclub, where he becomes attracted to dancer Josette Martel (Dolores del Rio). An attempt…

Saigon

Saigon

Saigon
IMDb: 6.6
93

After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will only live a short time despite the efforts of the doctors. He takes on a profitable flying job…

The Stranger

The Stranger

The Stranger
IMDb: 7.4
96

Wilson of the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. Wilson releases Kindler’s former comrade Meinike and follows him to…

He Walked by Night

He Walked by Night

He Walked by Night
IMDb: 7.2
79

This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.