Film-Noir Movies
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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Convicted

Convicted

Convicted
IMDb: 6.7
91

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

A Dangerous Profession

A Dangerous Profession

A Dangerous Profession
IMDb: 6.1
79

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

The Prowler

The Prowler

The Prowler
IMDb: 7.2
92

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

Lured

Lured

Lured
IMDb: 7.1
102

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

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.

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 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…

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.

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…

Johnny Stool Pigeon

Johnny Stool Pigeon

Johnny Stool Pigeon
IMDb: 6.8
76

A federal agent infiltrates a crime syndicate.

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…

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…

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 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…

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 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…