All Film Noir Movies

I wanted to add a definition for Film noir, so I went to the great movie critic Roger Ebert.  I have shortened his definitions but included the link below so you can read the complete original.

1. A French term meaning “black film,” or film of the night.

2. Doesn’t mislead you into thinking there will be a happy ending.

3. Locations that reek of the night, of shadows, of alleys, of the back doors of fancy places.

4. Cigarettes. Everybody in film noir is always smoking. The best smoking movie of all time is Out of the Past, in which Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas smoke furiously at each other.

Out of the Past (1947) - Forty Film Noir Classics

Out of the Past (1947) – Forty Film Noir Classics

5. Women who would just as soon kill you as love you, and vice versa. This is priceless JEC.

Noir Fest

No Escape (aka City on a Hunt)
Ladies in Retirement1941
Fourteen Hours
Four Boys and a Gun
For You I Die
Finger Man
Female on the Beach
Female Jungle
Fear in the Night
Knock on Any Door
The Night Holds Terror
Escape in the Fog
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Drive a Crooked Road
Don't Bother to Knock
Destination Murder
Death of a Scoundrel
Lady in the Lake
Dangerous Intruder
Dangerous Crossing
Danger Signal
Cry Vengeance
Cry Tough
Lightning Strikes Twice
Cry of the Hunted
Cry Danger
Criminal Court
Crime in the Streets
Count the Hours
The Mob
City That Never Sleeps
Private Hell 36
City Across the River
Circumstantial Evidence
Johnny Angel
Cause for Alarm!
Canon City
Calling Dr. Death
Born to Be Bad
Blonde Ice
Blind Spot
Black Tuesday
Black Hand
Big House, U.S.A.
Beyond the Forest
Whispering Footsteps
Night Without Sleep
Beware, My Lovely
Between Midnight and Dawn
Berlin Express
Behind the High Wall
Behind Locked Doors
Baby Face Nelson
Assigned to Danger
Appointment with Danger
The Lineup
Apology for Murder
All My Sons
Naked Alibi
Mystery Street
Abandoned (aka Abandoned Woman)
A Woman's Face
A Place in the Sun
A Life at Stake
A Lady Without Passport
A Double Life
A Dangerous Profession
A Cry in the Night
A Blueprint for Murder
711 Ocean Drive
5 Against the House
The Night of the Hunter
The Night Runner
The Other Woman
The Paradine Case
The Long Wait
The Pretender
The Price of Fear
The Racket
The Raging Tide
The Red House
The Scarf
Race Street
The Secret Fury
The Sellout
My Gun Is Quick
Murder Is My Beat
Rage in Heaven
Red Light
Repeat Performance
The Sleeping City
Murder by Contract
Moss Rose
The Spider
The Spiral Staircase
Rogue Cop
Rope of Sand
Scandal Sheet
Scene of the Crime
Screaming Mimi
Voice in the Wind
The Steel Trap
Shack Out on 101
Shadow of a Doubt
The Strange Woman
Money Madness
Shadow on the Wall
The Street with No Name
The Strip
Shed No Tears
The Sun Sets at Dawn
Short Cut to Hell
The System
The Threat
Guilty Bystander
The True Story of Lynn Stuar
The Turning Point
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Sleep, My Love
So Dark the Night
Somewhere in the Night
Sorry, Wrong Number
Specter of the Rose
The Undercover Man
Step Down to Terror
The Underworld Story
The Unfaithful
The Unknown Man
Storm Fear
The Velvet Touch
Storm Warning
The Web
Strange Bargain
Strange Fascination
Strange Illusion (aka Out of the Night)
Street of Chance
Sudden Danger
Sudden Fear
Talk About a Stranger
Terror at Midnight
Miami Exposé
The Accused
The Whip Hand
The Big Bluff
The Woman in White
They Made Me a Killer
The Big Shot
This Side of The Law
The Bigamist
The Brasher Doubloon
This Woman Is Dangerous
The Breaking Point
The Brothers Rico
The Captive City
Three Steps North
The Capture
Three Strangers
The Case Against Brooklyn
The Come On
The Crooked Way
The Crooked Web
Man in the Vault
Tight Spot
The Dark Past
Time Table
Man in the Dark (3-D)
To the Ends of the Earth
The Enforcer (aka Murder, Inc.)
The Flame
Without Honor
The Girl on the Bridge
Twist of Fate
The Man I Love
Walk East on Beacon
The Glass Alibi
The Glass Key
Two of a Kind
The Great Flamarion
The Green Glove
The Guilty
The Hoodlum
Under the Gun
The Man in the Net
House by the River
The Hunted
The Invisible Wall
The Man is Armed
The Man with My Face
The Killer Is Loose
City of Fear
Portland Exposé
Port of New York
Plunder Road
Please Murder Me
Man in the Attic
Outside the Wall
Out of the Fog
Open Secret
One Way Street
One Girl's Confession
Once a Thief
Nobody Lives Forever
No Questions Asked
He Walked by Night
Hell Bound
Hell's Half Acre
Make Haste to Live
Hidden Fear
High Tide
Highway 301
The Lawless
Hit and Run
Hollywood Story
Hoodlum Empire
House of Numbers
House of Strangers
Hunt the Man Down
I Confess
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes
I, the Jury (3-D)
Illegal Entry
Inner Sanctum
Loan Shark
Johnny Allegro
Whispering City
City Streets1931US
M1931Fritz Lang directed the story of a German child killer. When the police can't find the murderer other criminals join in the hunt...
You Only Live Once1937Fritz Lang and Hollywood kick-start poetic realism! Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney are the doomed lovers on the run.
Blind Alley1939US
They Drive by Night1940
Stranger on the 3rd Floor1940US
High Sierra1941A thief, after being released from prison, is hired by his old boss to learn an inept group in the robbery of a mountain resort...
Johnny Eager1941
100The Maltese Falcon1941Maltese Falcon (1941)The best of ALL the film noir. Humphrey Bogart is amazing so is everyone else...
The Face Behind the Mask1941US
The Shanghai Gesture1941
I Wake Up Screaming1941Early crooked cop psycho-noir. Redolent noir motifs, dark shadows, off-kilter framing and expressionist imagery.
Blues in the Night1941US
This Gun For Hire1942
The Fallen Sparrow1943US
Journey Into Fear1943Moody Orson Welles’ noir. Exotic locales, sexy dames, weird villains, politics, wisdom, philosophy, and a wry humor.
The Ghost Ship1943US
The Seventh Victim1943Despair behind, and death before doth cast. The terror of an empty existence. Brilliant Lewton gothic melodrama.
91Laura1944Laura (1944)Gene Tierney is an iridescent angel and Dana Andrews a stolid cop who nails the killer after falling for a dead dame...
Murder, My Sweet1944(Aka Farewell, my Lovely). The most noir fun you will ever have. Raymond Chandler’s prose crackles with moody noir direction from Edward Dmytryk...
The Woman in the Window1944US
Phantom Lady1944US
Christmas Holiday1944Director Robert Siodmak smashes genre conventions by unleashing a wild expressionist ambience in a bizarre story of obsession and guilt thathas you appalled yet enthralled. Full of bizarre surprises.
90Double Indemnity1944Double Indemnity (1944)Foolish insurance man meets one of the best femme fatale in this must see drama...
The Mask of Dimitrios1944US
When Strangers Marry (aka Betrayed)1944
Betrayed (aka When Strangers Marry)1944US
Hangover Square1945
132Fallen Angel1945Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, and John Carridine...
Two O'Clock Courage1945
The Lost Weekend1945Most men lead lives of quiet desperation. I can't take quiet desperation. Ray Milland against type on a bender.
Mildred Pierce1945Joan Crawford in classy melodrama by Michael Curtiz lensed by Ernest Haller. Self-made woman escapes morass of greed.
My Name Is Julia Ross1945US
Leave Her to Heaven1945A writer and a socialite meet on a train. It is not long before her obsessive love threatens them and everyone around the two.
The Big Sleep1946Detective Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by a wealthy client. By the end of the case, there is murder, blackmail, and maybe love...
The Postman Always Rings Twice1946Infidelity and murder...
Shadow of a Woman1946
Scarlet Street1946A lonely man and an evil couple...
Gilda1946A small-time hood goes to work in a casino only to find his new boss is married to his ex-lover...
The Killers1946Burt Lancaster in his file debut is amazing...
Deadline at Dawn1946US
High Wall1946US
The Mask of Diijon1946
Notorious1946Spies with Carey Grant and Ingrid Bergman...
The Dark Mirror1946US
The Chase1946US
The Blue Dahlia1946US
Ride the Pink Horse1946Disillusioned WW2 vet arrives in a New Mexico town to blackmail a war racketeer. Imbued with a rare humanity...
The Dark Corner1946US
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers1946US
The House on 92nd Street1946US
The Stranger1946Orson Welles directs and stars as a War Crimes Commission investigator travels to New England in search of Nazis. t to find an infamous Nazi...
The Locket1946US
Black Angel1946US
Her Kind of Man1946
Night Editor1946US
The Mysterious Mr. Valentine1946
The Macomber Affair1947
Johnny O'Clock1947
Odd Man Out1947US
The Two Mrs. Carrolls1947
Fall Guy1947
Born to Kill1947US
The Lady From Shanghai1947Orson Welles’ brilliant jigsaw with a femme fatale that is one of the greatest...
The Gangster1947Hell of a b-movie. Very dark noir opera brutally critiques the entrepreneurial spirit. Dalton Trumbo script.
T-Men1947Mann and Alton offer a visionary descent into a noir realm of dark tenements, nightclubs, mobsters, and hellish steam baths.
Nightmare Alley1947Predatory femme-fatale uses greed not sex to trap her prey in a hell of hangmen at the bottom of an empty gin bottle..,.
They Won’t Believe Me1947US
The Devil Thumbs a Ride1947US
Body and Soul1947A masterwork. Melodramatic expose of the fight game and a savage indictment of money capitalism. Garfield’s picture.
Nora Prentiss1947Doctor is plunged into a dark pool of noir angst in a turbo-charged melodrama of tortured loyalty and thwarted passion.
39Dark Passage1947Dark Passage (1947)An escaped convict and his helper starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall...
54Out of the Past1947Out of the Past (1947)The best femme fatale ever...
The Long Night1947US
The Unsuspected1947US
93Brute Force1947Brute Force (1947)Prisoners obsessed with a pin-up tell their tale as they wait to escape. Burt Lancaster leads a fantastic cast with Hume Cronin as a sadistic guard...
The Woman On the Beach1947US
Shoot To Kill1947US
Dead Reckoning1947A soldier flees rather than receive the Medal of Honor, his war buddy, played by Humphrey Bogart goes to his buddy's hometown where love and murder follow...
Kiss of Death1947
Walk a Crooked Mile1948
The Sign of the Ram1948
The Iron Curtain1948US
Raw Deal1948Sublime noir from Anthony Mann and John Alton. Knockout cast in a strong story stunningly rendered as expressionist art.
The Naked City1948Two New York City detectives investigating a suicide that turns out to be murder...
I Walk Alone1948US
Cry of the City1948US
Night Has a Thousand Eyes1948US
Blood on the Moon1948US
The Big Clock1948US
I Love Trouble1948US
Force of Evil1948Polonsky transcends noir in a tragic allegory on greed and family. Garfield adds signature honesty and gritty complexity .
Act of Violence1948Long-shot and deep focus climax filmed night-for-night on a railway platform: the stuff noirs are made of.
Secret Beyond the Door1948US
Pitfall1948An insurance man falls for a femme fatale who's boyfriend is in jail. Things turn dark...
The Amazing Mr. X1948US
Too Late For Tears1948Preposterous chance event launches wild descent into dark avarice and eroticised violence as relentless as fate.
40Key Largo1948Key Largo (1947)Gangsters and a hurricane in the Florida Keys. Plus Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall...
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands1948US
Road House1948US
Hollow Triumph1948Baroque journey to perdition traversing a noir topography redolent with noir archetypes. Audacious and enthralling.
They Live by Night1948An injured convict falls for a woman that nursed him back to health. Their relationship doesn't seem to have a chance...
Parole, Inc.1948
Call Northside 7771948...
Flamingo Road1949
The Unseen1949
The Reckless Moment1949Max Ophuls takes a blackmail story and infuses it with a complexity and subtlety rarely matched in film noir.
I Married a Communist1949US
The Clay Pigeon1949US
Take One False Step1949
The Woman on Pier 13 (aka I Married a Communist)1949
Border Incident1949Subversive expressionist noir from Dir Anthony Mann DP John Alton and writer John C Higgin indicts US agribusiness.
The Man Who Cheated Himself1949US
The Third Man1949Orson Welles is amazing in this hard to follow film...
Criss-Cross1949An armored truck driver and his ex-wife work with a gang to pull off an insider robbery of the truck...
113The Set-Up1949Robert Ryan is great as washed-up boxer in Robert Wise’ sharp expose of the fight game. Brooding and intense noir classic..
White Heat1949Cagney plays a psychopathic con with a mother complex trying to break out of prison to rejoin his old gang. The ending goes off with a bang...
The Bribe1949US
Johnny Stool Pigeon1949
The Window1949US
Chicago Deadline1949
All the King's Men1949Southern politics the real way...
A Woman's Secret1949US
Follow Me Quietly1949US
Alias Nick Beal1949US
The Big Steal1949US
Flaxy Martin1949
Thieves Highway1949Moody Richard Conte hauling fruit to Frisco. Rich socio-realist melodrama from Jules Dassin and A.I. Bezzerides.
The Red Menace1949
Edge of Doom1950
Side Street1950US
Dark City1950
Southside 1-10001950
Panic In the Streets1950US
Young Man with a Horn1950US
Woman in Hiding1950
Caged1950This film has a great female cast. Set in a woman's prison this film has a very dark ending...
Armored Car Robbery1950US
Gun Crazy1950
The Tattooed Stranger1950US
48D.O.A.1950D.O.A. (1950) posterA "who done it" like you have never seen before...
The Second Woman1950US
The Killer That Stalked New York1950US
Dial 11191950
The Asphalt Jungle1950Gritty heist drama as everything falls apart...
Woman on the Run1950US
81Sunset Boulevard1950Sunset Boulevard (1950)...
Where the Sidewalk Ends1950US
Where Danger Lives1950US
Walk Softly, Stranger1950US
Union Station1950US
In A Lonely Place1950Nick Ray deftly explores effect of isolation, frustration, and anxiety on the creative psyche as noir entrapment...
Breaking Point1950Great John Garfield vehicle with strong social subtext. Much stronger than from the same source To Have and Have Not.
No Way Out1950US
No Man of Her Own1950US
Gambling House1950US
The File On Thelma Jordan1950US
The Damned Don't Cry!1950
The Sound of Fury1950Great noir! Outdoes Lang’s Fury and brilliantly prefigures Wilder’s Ace in the Hole. Climactic mob scenes mesmerise.
Strangers on a Train1951
The Well1951US
F.B.I. Girl1951
I Can Get It for You Wholesale1951US
The People Against O'Hara1951
The 13th Letter1951
Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison1951
I was a Communist for the FBI1951US
His Kind of Woman1951US
Iron Man1951
The Prowler1951Van Heflin is homme-fatale in Trumbo thriller. Director Losey is unforgiving. Each squalid act is suffocatingly framed.
The Big Night1951US
Tokyo File 2121951
On Dangerous Ground1951City cop battling inner demons is sent to ‘Siberia’. A film of dark beauty and haunting characterisations.
He Ran All the Way1951US
The Fat Man1951
Detective Story1951US
Tomorrow Is Another Day1951US
The House on Telegraph Hill1951
Angel Face1952US
Without Warning!1952
The Sniper1952US
The Thief1952US
Clash By Night1952Cheating wife Stanwyck faces the music. Fritz Lang puts sexual license and existential entitlement on trial and wins.
Kansas City Confidential1952US
89Ace in the Hole1952Ace in the Hole (1952)A savage critique of corrupt mass media. Kirk Douglas is on fire...
Deadline U.S.A.1952
Affair in Trinidad1952
The Las Vegas Story1952
The Narrow Margin1952US
Split Second1953US
3899 River Street195399 River Street (1953)An ex-boxer falls into a trap and is accused on murder...
115The Blue Gardenia1953US
99The Big Heat1953The Big Heat (1953)A tough cop, played by Glenn Ford takes on a well-connected mob. Gloria Grahame is great in this film...
The Glass Wall1953US
The Hitch-Hiker1953Two buddies on a vacation pick up a murderous escaped convict who plans to kill them when the trip is over...
The Glass Web19533-D
Pickup On South Street1953US
Wicked Woman1953
Jail Bait1954
The Miami Story1954
Highway Dragnet1954
Human Desire1954US
124Shield for Murder1954Crooked cop Detective Lt. Barney Nolan (Edmond O'Brien) murders and robs a bookie so he can start a new life with his girlfriend Patty (Marla English) while cops Sgt. Mark Brewster (John Agar) and Capt. Gunnarson (Emile Meyer) follow the clues. Also, features Carolyn Jones and Claude Akins. Super intense film noir...
Witness to Murder1954US
Crime Wave1954Andre de Toth noir masterwork set on the streets of LA is so authentic it plays for real with each character deeply drawn.
Riot in Cell Block 111954
The Human Jungle1954
Women's Prison1955
A Bullet for Joey1955
Queen Bee1955
78The Big Combo1955The Big Combo (1955)Obsessed cop hunts down a psychotic crime boss...
The Desperate Hours1955
The Burglar1955US
Chicago Syndicate1955
The Phenix City Story1955The entire town is corrupt. Alabama! ...
New York Confidential1955
World For Ransom1955US
The Naked Street1955
New Orleans Uncensored1955
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt1956
The Houston Story1956
The Wrong Man1956US
The Killing1956Sterling Hayden is amazing in the tale of a robbery gone horribly wrong...
134The Harder They Fall1956This is a gritty boxing Film-Noir without a series femme fatale. This movie was Humphrey Bogart last film. Rod Steiger led a vicious crew of gangsters. Real boxers rounded out the crew. Mark Robson directed this tale of corruption and betrayal in the sweet science...
While the City Sleeps1956US
The Steel Jungle1956
The Scarlet Hour1956
Inside Detroit1956
133The Garment Jungle1957
Teenage Doll1957
The Shadow on the Window1957
Affair in Havana1957
123Crime of Passion1957Crime of Passion (1957) posterCrime of Passion (1957) is a great film noir, focused on the woman played by Barbara Stanwyck. Featuring Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, and Fay Wray...
Chicago Confidential1957
The Midnight Story1957
Sweet Smell of Success1957Ambition and betrayal stripped of all pretense...
The Tattered Dress1957
Cry Terror!1958
Revolt in the Big House1958
Thunder Road1958
Touch of Evil1958Orson Welles directed this masterpieces that starred Charleton Heston as Mexican detective...
Appointment with a Shadow1958
92I Want to Live!1958I Want to Live! (1958)I Want to Live! (1958) is a gritty film noir that focuses on the femme side of the story. Susan Hayward is amazing as the condemned woman...
The Beat Generation1959
The Last Mile1959
The Crimson Kimono1959US
Odds Against Tomorrow1959A work of art from Rober Wise. New York City and its industrial fringe are quasi-protagonists that harbor the angst and desperation of lifeoutside the mainstream – sordid dreams of the last big heist that will fix everything.
Underworld USA1961Fast and furious pulp from Sam Fuller. Revenge finds redemption in death up a back alley the genesis of dark vengeance.
Blast of Silence1961US
103Requiem For A Heavyweight1962A washed-up boxer...
The Pawnbroker1964The screenplay weaves the past and the present by juxtaposition and is economic when words are needed. Rod Steiger’s portrayal of Nazi death-camp survivor is a tour-de-force and his nominations for an Oscar and other accolades richly deserved.
The Naked Kiss1964US

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