Film-Noir Movies
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.

No Man’s Woman

No Man’s Woman

No Man’s Woman
IMDb: 6.3
70

A greedy, scheming woman is found murdered in her studio, and the police find that there is no shortage of suspects who wanted to see her dead–among them a rich…

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…

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…

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…

Detective Story

Detective Story

Detective Story
IMDb: 7.6
103

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod (Douglas), leads a precinct of…

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…

House of Strangers

House of Strangers

House of Strangers
IMDb: 7.4
101

Gino Monetti is a ruthless Italian-American banker who engaged in a number of criminal activities. Three of his four grown sons, refuse to help their father stay out of prison…

Criss Cross

Criss Cross

Criss Cross
IMDb: 7.6
88

Burt Lancaster plays Steve Thompson, a man who seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) eager to rekindle their…

Somewhere in the Night

Somewhere in the Night

Somewhere in the Night
IMDb: 7.2
110

George Taylor returns from the WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, he tries to track down his old identity, stumbling into a 3-year old murder case and a…

Don’t Bother to Knock

Don’t Bother to Knock

Don’t Bother to Knock
IMDb: 6.9
76

Jed, an airline pilot, (Widmark) is resting in a hotel when he notices Nell (Monroe), a young woman babysitting for a wealthy couple. As Jed gets to know Nell better…

The Breaking Point

The Breaking Point

The Breaking Point
IMDb: 7.5
97

Based on the Hemingway novel To Have and Have Not. A fisherman with money problems hires out his boat to transport criminals.

The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties
IMDb: 7.9
104

After the WWI Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging, and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett becomes a cab driver. Eddie builds a…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sirocco

Sirocco

Sirocco
IMDb: 6.3
98

A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.

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…

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”

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…

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.

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 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…

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.

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.

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…