Film-Noir (Sorted by Date of Your Rating Ascending)



1. The Docks of New York (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova, Clyde Cook

Votes: 3,593

2. The Maltese Falcon (1931)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Una Merkel

Votes: 2,565

3. The 39 Steps (1935)

Not Rated | 86 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and 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: 47,797

4. Black Legion (1937)

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

7.0
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When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.

Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien-Moore

Votes: 2,324

5. The General Died at Dawn (1936)

98 min | Adventure, Crime, Film-Noir

6.6
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Amid the anarchy of China, an American mercenary tangles with a ruthless warlord.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Akim Tamiroff, Dudley Digges

Votes: 974

6. The Gold Racket (1937)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.6
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At the request of the Mexican government, a federal agent and a lady reporter team up to catch a gang that has been smuggling gold from Mexico to the U.S. and then selling it to the U.S. government.

Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Eleanor Hunt, Fuzzy Knight, Frank Milan

Votes: 54

7. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

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

7.8
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While travelling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, May Whitty

Votes: 43,736

8. You and Me (1938)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

7.0
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An altruistic department-store owner hires ex-convicts in order to give them a second chance at life. Unfortunately, one of the convicts he hires recruits two of his fellow ex-convicts in a plan to rob the store.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Barton MacLane, Harry Carey

Votes: 936

9. Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: John Garfield, Priscilla Lane, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh

Votes: 516

10. Black Diamonds (1940)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.2
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A reporter on a visit to his hometown hears of dangerous conditions at the local coal mine, and proceeds to investigate.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Kathryn Adams, Paul Fix

Votes: 6

11. Johnny Apollo (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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The son of a jailed Wall Street broker turns to crime to pay for his father's release.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 1,047

12. The Saint's Double Trouble (1940)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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An enigmatic gang leader known as "The Boss," who is a dead-ringer for Simon, puts "The Saint" under suspicion of murder.

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: George Sanders, Helene Reynolds, Jonathan Hale, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 668

13. Among the Living (1941)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.4
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A mentally unstable man, who has been kept in isolation for years, escapes and causes trouble for his identical twin brother.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Albert Dekker, Susan Hayward, Frances Farmer, Harry Carey

Votes: 395

14. The Face Behind the Mask (1941)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A disfigured watch-maker with a grudge against society embarks on a life of crime.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe, George E. Stone

Votes: 966

15. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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96 Metascore

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Votes: 142,623 | Gross: $2.11M

16. Paper Bullets (1941)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.4
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Circumstances force naive Dorothy Adams into serving an unjust prison term, but she emerges from it a cynical criminal who rises to power in the local crime organization.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Joan Woodbury, Jack La Rue, Linda Ware, John Archer

Votes: 194

17. Crossroads (1942)

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

6.8
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An amnesiac French diplomat is blackmailed for crimes that he committed before he lost his memory.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, Claire Trevor, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 997

18. Kid Glove Killer (1942)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Crime lab expert Gordon McKay uses the latest forensic techniques to solve murders in a city plagued by political corruption and mob rackets.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Lee Bowman, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 840

19. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in... See full summary »

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Reginald Denny

Votes: 3,804

20. Street of Chance (1942)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.5
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After an accident, a New York man with amnesia finds out the ugly truth about his real identity and past by interacting with people who seem to know him well.

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Claire Trevor, Louise Platt, Sheldon Leonard

Votes: 304

21. Time to Kill (1942)

61 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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A private detective is hired to retrieve a valuable antique coin that was stolen from its owner by her son, who used it to pay off a blackmailer. The private eye soon finds himself up to ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Heather Angel, Doris Merrick, Ralph Byrd

Votes: 158

22. Dark Waters (1944)

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

6.5
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A woman returns to the USA after a German u-boat sank her ship, and finds out that someone wants to kill her for her inheritance.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter

Votes: 805

23. Double Indemnity (1944)

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

8.3
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95 Metascore

An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Votes: 131,903 | Gross: $5.72M

24. Experiment Perilous (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Film-Noir, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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In 1903, a doctor suspects murder in the gothic Bederaux family.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, George Brent, Paul Lukas, Albert Dekker

Votes: 1,289

25. Circumstantial Evidence (1945)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.5
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When his son is abused, Joe Reynolds threatens to kill the man responsible. When that man is killed, Joe finds himself facing the electric chair.

Director: John Francis Larkin | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Lloyd Nolan, Trudy Marshall, Billy Cummings

Votes: 75

26. Cornered (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.7
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Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Slezak, Micheline Cheirel, Nina Vale

Votes: 1,743

27. Danger Signal (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A very romantic murderer has plans to seduce, marry and kill a beautiful woman for her wealth, but finds her younger sister to be even better prey.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Faye Emerson, Zachary Scott, Richard Erdman, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 555

28. Dillinger (1945)

Approved | 70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 1,615 | Gross: $4.00M

29. The Fatal Witness (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.3
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The young John Bedford fights with his wealthy old aunt Lady Elizabeth Ferguson. She is sure John stole her emerald brooch. The next morning Lady Elizabeth is found murdered. Scotland Yard ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Evelyn Ankers, Richard Fraser, George Leigh, Barbara Everest

Votes: 75

30. The House of Fear (1945)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.3
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Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of deaths at a castle with each foretold by the delivery of orange pips to the victims.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather, Dennis Hoey

Votes: 4,048

31. Jealousy (1945)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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The wife of an alcoholic writer must take a job as a taxi driver to make ends meet. A young man she picks up as a fare befriends her, but when her husband is found murdered, the police suspect she and her new "friend" committed the murder.

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: John Loder, Jane Randolph, Karen Morley, Nils Asther

Votes: 136

32. Lady on a Train (1945)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.9
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In New York, a woman who partially witnesses a killing from a train window seeks the aid of a crime novelist to solve the murder.

Director: Charles David | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, Edward Everett Horton, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 1,450

33. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.6
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A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they're soon married. But her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both, and everyone else around them.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

Votes: 9,917

34. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)

Not Rated | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. 2 days later, she awakens - in a different house, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Nina Foch, May Whitty, George Macready, Roland Varno

Votes: 2,156

35. Girl on the Spot (1946)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Music

6.2
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Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Lois Collier, Jess Barker, George Dolenz, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 15

36. Spellbound (1945)

Approved | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 40,145 | Gross: $7.00M

37. The Spider (1945)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.3
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An ex-cop who is now a private detective is hired by a woman to be the go-between in retrieving an important envelope from her partner. The detective has the partner come to his apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Richard Conte, Faye Marlowe, Kurt Kreuger, John Harvey

Votes: 65

38. The Dark Corner (1946)

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

7.2
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Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix, Mark Stevens

Votes: 3,721

39. Notorious (1946)

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

7.9
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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: 86,688 | Gross: $10.46M

40. Shadow of a Woman (1946)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.1
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A young bride's marital bliss is replaced by shades of suspicion when she suspects that her husband is trying to starve his young son to death in order to claim an inheritance the boy is ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Helmut Dantine, Andrea King, William Prince, John Alvin

Votes: 228

41. Smooth as Silk (1946)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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An attorney, engaged to an actress, gains acquittal for a wealthy playboy accused of manslaughter. The actress, anxious to play the lead in a production backed by the uncle of the playboy, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Kent Taylor, Virginia Grey, Milburn Stone, John Litel

Votes: 93

42. Step by Step (1946)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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Johnny, an ex-Marine, and Evelyn, a chance acquaintance, find themselves caught up in a plot involving Nazi spies in California.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Anne Jeffreys, Lowell Gilmore, Myrna Dell

Votes: 316

43. Terror by Night (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey

Votes: 4,939

44. Undercurrent (1946)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.6
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Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 2,528

45. The Verdict (1946)

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

7.2
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After an innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard superintendent finds himself investigating the murder of his key witness.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, George Coulouris

Votes: 1,622

46. Blind Spot (1947)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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A mystery writer accused of murdering his publisher sets out to discover the real killer.

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: Chester Morris, Constance Dowling, Steven Geray, James Bell

Votes: 121

47. Body and Soul (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.6
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A talented boxer's young career hits difficult terrain when an unethical promoter takes interest in him.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere

Votes: 3,996

48. Dark Passage (1947)

Passed | 106 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.6
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A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 16,356

49. Fall Guy (1947)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Tom Cochrane (Leo Penn'), full of dope (cocaine) and covered with blood, is picked up by the police and then questioned by detectives Shannon (Douglas Fowley) and Taylor (Harry Strang), but... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Teala Loring, Robert Armstrong, Leo Penn, Elisha Cook Jr.

Votes: 118

50. The Flame (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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A woman falls for the victim of an intended blackmail plot.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: John Carroll, Vera Ralston, Robert Paige, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 55


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