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1. Kiss of Death (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Nick Bianco is caught during a botched jewellery heist. The prosecution offer him a more lenient sentence if he squeals on his accomplices but he doesn't roll over on them. Three years into the sentence an event changes his mind.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark

Votes: 6,706

2. Crossfire (1947)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of demobilized soldiers he met in a bar. But which one? And why?

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 6,824 | Gross: $1.30M

3. Lured (1947)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

British police are after a serial killer who lures his female victims through newspaper personal ads and sends cryptic-poem clues to the cops.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff

Votes: 2,771

4. They Won't Believe Me (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

On trial for murdering his girlfriend, philandering stockbroker Larry Ballentine takes the stand to claim his innocence and describe the actual, but improbable sounding, sequence of events that led to her death.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Robert Young, Susan Hayward, Jane Greer, Rita Johnson

Votes: 1,803

5. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

100 Metascore

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Votes: 25,502

6. While the City Sleeps (1956)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A serial killer has been killing beautiful women in New York and the new owner of a media company offers a high ranking job to the first of his senior executives who can get the earliest scoops on the case.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, Howard Duff

Votes: 5,071

7. Detective Story (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 6,517

8. Side Street (1950)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A struggling young father-to-be gives in to temptation and impulsively steals money from the office of a shady lawyer - with catastrophic consequences.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell, James Craig, Paul Kelly

Votes: 2,333

9. My Man Godfrey (1936)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler - but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Votes: 19,395

10. Midnight (1939)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

A chorus girl stranded in Paris is set up by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man, while being romantically pursued by a cab driver.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer

Votes: 4,183

11. Act of Violence (1949)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor

Votes: 4,178

12. Notorious (1946)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

100 Metascore

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?

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Votes: 87,290 | Gross: $10.46M

13. Golden Boy (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,634

14. Gambit (1966)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist, but even the most foolproof schemes have a way of backfiring.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom, Roger C. Carmel

Votes: 4,832

15. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

Votes: 11,812

16. Hold Your Man (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Romance

A woman is sent to a reformatory when her con artist lover flees after killing a man during a botched blackmail scheme.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Stuart Erwin, Dorothy Burgess

Votes: 1,225

17. The Bigamist (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir

A man secretly married to two women feels the pressure of his deceit.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 2,589

18. Three Wise Girls (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cassie moves to New York and jumps from one job to another until she lands a modeling gig.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Jean Harlow, Mae Clarke, Walter Byron, Marie Prevost

Votes: 503

19. An Act of Murder (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A hard-line judge is tempted toward mercy-killing by his wife's terminal cancer.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Fredric March, Edmond O'Brien, Florence Eldridge, Geraldine Brooks

Votes: 498

20. House of Wax (1953)

GP | 88 min | Horror

An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 15,123 | Gross: $23.75M

21. Five Star Final (1931)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 1,575

22. Blonde Crazy (1931)

TV-G | 79 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The adventures of an egoistic con man and his glamorous accomplice.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern, Noel Francis

Votes: 1,475

23. Big Hearted Herbert (1934)

Passed | 59 min | Comedy

Herbert Kalness (Guy Kibbee) is an opinionated man and a huge grouch, but his loving family puts up with him. Herbert is upset when daughter Alice (Patricia Ellis) becomes engaged to Andrew... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee, Patricia Ellis, Helen Lowell

Votes: 150

24. Search for Beauty (1934)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new health and beauty magazine which is only a front for salacious stories and pictures.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ida Lupino, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason

Votes: 526

25. Skylark (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

As her fifth wedding anniversary approaches, a woman realizes that she is fed up with always coming in second to her husband's advertising business. Just at the moment when she is trying to... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Brian Aherne, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 479

26. The Man in the Net (1959)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Mystery

A struggling artist in a small town becomes the prime suspect when his wife mysteriously disappears.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Alan Ladd, Carolyn Jones, Diane Brewster, John Lupton

Votes: 494

27. Two-Faced Woman (1941)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

After a ski instructor catches her husband flirting with an old flame, she decides to pose as her (fictitious) twin sister in an attempt to keep him faithful.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Constance Bennett, Roland Young

Votes: 1,467 | Gross: $0.88M

28. This Gun for Hire (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar

Votes: 7,793

29. Beauty and the Boss (1932)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

An executive hires a mousy, plain woman as his secretary so she will not divert him from his work, but she still becomes determined to win his heart.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Marian Marsh, David Manners, Warren William, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 461

30. Employees' Entrance (1933)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Romance

A working girl is menaced by her tyrannical employer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Warren William, Loretta Young, Wallace Ford, Alice White

Votes: 1,007

31. Upperworld (1934)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Music

A rich railroad tycoon, bored with his marriage (his wife has no time for him -- she's too busy giving parties and sailing on yachts) starts seeing a showgirl. This are going OK until the ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Warren William, Mary Astor, Ginger Rogers, Andy Devine

Votes: 464

32. A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

A letter is addressed to three wives from their "best friend" Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands - but she does not say which one.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 7,856

33. The Woman in the Window (1944)

Approved | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon

Votes: 12,638

34. Lady Killer (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime

A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Margaret Lindsay, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 1,484

35. The Last Detail (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison, but decide to show him one last good time along the way.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Clifton James

Votes: 20,699

36. The Thin Man (1934)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 24,899

37. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor | Stars: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 3,338

38. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 22,515

39. Lust in the Dust (1984)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Western

A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Tab Hunter, Divine, Lainie Kazan, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 2,661 | Gross: $0.73M

40. Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger

Votes: 11,222

41. Klute (1971)

R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1