1,000 Noir Films (by Country)

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Canada
Atlantic City (Louis Malle, 1980)
Whispering City (Fyodor Otsep, 1947)


France

Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
La Bête humaine (Jean Renoir, 1938)
Bob le flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1955)
Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
Casque d'or (Jacques Becker, 1952)
La Chienne (Jean Renoir, 1931)
Le Corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1943)
Coup de torchon (Bertrand Tavernier, 1981)
Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955)
Le Doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1962)
Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, 1957)
Femme Fatale (Brian De Palma, 2002)
Le Jour se lève (Marcel Carné, 1939)
Léon (Luc Besson, 1994)
Mr. Arkadin (Orson Welles, 1955)
Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)
Pépé le Moko (Julien Duvivier, 1937)
Plein soleil (René Clément, 1960)
Port of Shadows (Marcel Carné, 1938)
Quai des Orfèvres (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947)
The Red Circle (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970)
Rififi (Jules Dassin, 1955)
Le Samouraï (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)
Second Breath (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1966)
Série noire (Alain Corneau, 1979)
Shoot the Piano Player (François Truffaut, 1960)
Such a Pretty Little Beach (Yves Allégret, 1949)
Touchez pas au Grisbi (Jacques Becker, 1954)
The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953)

Germany/West Germany
The American Friend (Wim Wenders, 1977)
M (Fritz Lang, 1931)


Italy
Ossessione (Luchino Visconti, 1943)

Japan
The Bad Sleep Well (Akira Kurosawa, 1960)
Branded to Kill (Seijun Suzuki, 1967)
Drunken Angel (Akira Kurosawa, 1948)
High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963)

Stray Dog (Akira Kurosawa, 1949)


UK
Another Man's Poison (Irving Rapper, 1951)
The Big Sleep (Michael Winner, 1978)
Brighton Rock (John Boulting, 1947)
Cast a Dark Shadow (Lewis Gilbert, 1955)
The Clouded Yellow (Ralph Thomas, 1950)
Corridor of Mirrors (Terence Young, 1948)
The Criminal (Joseph Losey, 1960)
Croupier (Mike Hodges, 1998)
Dear Murderer (Arthur Crabtree, 1947)
The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, 1948)
The Flanagan Boy (Reginald Le Borg, 1953)
Following (Christopher Nolan, 1998)
Get Carter (Mike Hodges, 1971)
The Good Die Young (Lewis Gilbert, 1954)
Hell Drivers (Cy Endfield, 1957)
Hell is a City (Val Guest, 1960)
The House Across the Lake (Ken Hughes, 1954)
The Intimate Stranger (Joseph Losey, 1956)
It Always Rains on Sunday (Robert Hamer, 1947)
The Limping Man (Cy Endfield, 1953)
The Long Good Friday (John Mackenzie, 1980)
Mine Own Executioner (Anthony Kimmins, 1947)
Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan, 1986)
Murder by Proxy (Terence Fisher, 1954)
Noose (Edmond T. Gréville, 1948)
Nowhere to Go (Seth Holt, 1958)
Obsession (Edward Dmytryk, 1949)
The October Man (Roy Ward Baker, 1947)
Odd Man Out (Carol Reed, 1947)
Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, UK)
The Small Back Room (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1949)
Stolen Face (Terence Fisher, 1952)
Stormy Monday (Mike Figgis, 1988)
They Made Me a Fugitive (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1947)
The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
36 Hours (Montgomery Tully, 1953)
Time Without Pity (Joseph Losey, 1957)
Wanted for Murder (Lawrence Huntington, 1946)
Yield to the Night (J. Lee Thompson, 1956)

USA
Abandoned (Joseph M. Newman, 1949)
The Accused (William Dieterle, 1949)
Accused of Murder (Joseph Kane, 1956)
Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Act of Violence (Fred Zinnemann, 1949) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Affair in Havana (Laszlo Benedek, 1957)
Affair in Trinidad (Vincent Sherman, 1952)
After Dark, My Sweet (James Foley, 1990)
Against All Odds (Taylor Hackford, 1984)
Alias Nick Beal (John Farrow, 1949)
All the King's Men (Robert Rossen, 1949)
The Amazing Mr. X (Bernard Vorhaus, 1948)
Among the Living (Stuart Heisler, 1941)
Angel Face (Otto Preminger, 1953) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Angel Heart (Alan Parker, 1987)
Apology for Murder (Sam Newfield, 1945)
Appointment with Danger (Lewis Allen, 1951)
Armored Car Robbery (Richard Fleischer, 1950)
The Arnelo Affair (Arch Oboler, 1947)
The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston, 1950) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
At Close Range (James Foley, 1986)
Baby Face Nelson (Don Siegel, 1957)
Backfire (Vincent Sherman, 1950)
Backlash (Eugene Forde, 1947)
Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara, 1992)
Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven, 1992)
The Beast of the City (Charles Brabin, 1932)
The Beat Generation (Charles F. Haas, 1959)
Behind Locked Doors (Budd Boetticher, 1948)
Berlin Express (Jacques Tourneur, 1948)
Between Midnight and Dawn (Gordon Douglas, 1950)
Beware, My Lovely (Harry Horner, 1952)
Bewitched (Arch Oboler, 1945)
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang, 1956)
Beyond the Forest (King Vidor, 1949)
The Big Bluff (W. Lee Wilder, 1955)
The Big Clock (John Farrow, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Big Combo (Joseph H. Lewis, 1955) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Big Easy (Jim McBride, 1986)
The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Big Knife (Robert Aldrich, 1955)
The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1998)
The Big Night (Joseph Losey, 1951)
The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Big Steal (Don Siegel, 1949)
Black Angel (Roy William Neill, 1946) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Black Dahlia (Brian De Palma, 2006)
Black Rain (Ridley Scott, 1989)
Black Tuesday (Hugo Fregonese, 1954)
Black Widow (Nunnally Johnson, 1954)
Black Widow (Bob Rafelson, 1987)
Blackmail (Lesley Selander, 1947)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
Blast of Silence (Allen Baron, 1961)
Blind Spot (Robert Gordon, 1947)
Blonde Ice (Jack Bernhard, 1948)
Blood on the Moon (Robert Wise, 1948)
Blood Simple (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1984)
The Blue Dahlia (George Marshall, 1946) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Blue Gardenia (Fritz Lang, 1953) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
Bluebeard (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1944)
A Blueprint for Murder (Andrew L. Stone, 1953)
Blues in the Night (Anatole Litvak, 1941)
Body and Soul (Robert Rossen, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan, 1981)
Bodyguard (Richard Fleischer, 1948)
Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)
Boomerang! (Elia Kazan, 1947)
Border Incident (Anthony Mann, 1949) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Born to Be Bad (Nicholas Ray, 1950)
Born to Kill (Robert Wise, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Bound (Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1996)
Brainstorm (William Conrad, 1965)
The Brasher Doubloon (John Brahm, 1947)
The Breaking Point (Michael Curtiz, 1950)
Breathless (Jim McBride, 1983)
The Bribe (Robert Z. Leonard, 1949)
Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005)
The Brothers Rico (Phil Karlson, 1957)
Brute Force (Jules Dassin, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
A Bullet for Joey (Lewis Allen, 1955)
The Burglar (Paul Wendkos, 1957)
Bury Me Dead (Bernard Vorhaus, 1947)
Caged (John Cromwell, 1950)
Calcutta (John Farrow, 1947)
Call Northside 777 (Henry Hathaway, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Canon City (Crane Wilbur, 1948)
Cape Fear (J. Lee Thompson, 1962)
Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)
The Captive City (Robert Wise, 1952)
The Capture (John Sturges, 1950)
Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 1942)
Caught (Max Ophüls, 1949)
Cause for Alarm! (Tay Garnett, 1951)
Champion (Mark Robson, 1949)
Chandler (Paul Magwood, 1971)
Charley Varrick (Don Siegel, 1973)
The Chase (Arthur Ripley, 1946)
Chicago Confidential (Sidney Salkow, 1957)
Chicago Deadline (Lewis Allen, 1949)
China Moon (John Bailey, 1994)
Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Christmas Holiday (Robert Siodmak, 1944)
Circumstantial Evidence (John Larkin, 1945)
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
City Across the River (Maxwell Shane, 1949)
City of Fear (Irving Lerner, 1959)
City Streets (Rouben Mamoulian, 1931)
City That Never Sleeps (John H. Auer, 1953)
Clash by Night (Fritz Lang, 1952) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Clay Pigeon (Richard Fleischer, 1949)
C-Man (Joseph Lerner, 1949)
Collateral (Michael Mann, 2004)
The Come On (Russell Birdwell, 1956)
Conflict (Curtis Bernhardt, 1945)
The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
Convicted (Henry Levin, 1950)
The Cooler (Wayne Kramer, 2003)
Cop (James B. Harris, 1988)
Cornered (Edward Dmytryk, 1945)
Crack-Up (Irving Reis, 1946)
Crashout (Lewis R. Foster, 1955)
Crime Against Joe (Lee Sholem, USA)
Crime in the Streets (Don Siegel, 1956)
Crime of Passion (Gerd Oswald, 1957)
Crime Wave (André de Toth, 1954
The Crimson Kimono (Samuel Fuller, 1959)
Criss Cross (Robert Siodmak, 1949) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Crooked Way (Robert Florey, 1949)
The Crooked Web (Nathan Juran, 1955)
Crossfire (Edward Dmytryk, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Crossroads (Jack Conway, 1942)
Cry Danger (Robert Parrish, 1951)
A Cry in the Night (Frank Tuttle, 1956)
Cry of the City (Robert Siodmak, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Cry of the Hunted (Joseph H. Lewis, 1953)
Cry Terror! (Andrew L. Stone, 1958)
Cry Vengeance (Mark Stevens, 1954)
Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer, 1981)
D.O.A. (Rudolph Maté, 1950) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
D.O.A. (Rocky Morton & Annabel Jankel, 1988)
The Damned Don't Cry (Vincent Sherman, 1950)
Danger Signal (Robert Florey, 1945)
Dangerous Crossing (Joseph M. Newman, 1953)
A Dangerous Profession (Ted Tetzlaff, 1949)
Dark City (William Dieterle, 1950)
Dark City (Alex Proyas, 1998)
The Dark Corner (Henry Hathaway, 1946) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Dark Mirror (Robert Siodmak, 1946) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Dark Passage (Delmer Daves, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Dark Past (Rudolph Maté, 1948)
Dark Waters (André de Toth, 1944)
Dead Again (Kenneth Branagh, 1991)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (Carl Reiner, 1982)
Dead Reckoning (John Cromwell, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Deadline at Dawn (Harold Clurman, 1946)
Death Wish (Michael Winner, USA)
Deception (Irving Rapper, 1946)
Decoy (Jack Bernhard, 1946)
Deep Cover (Bill Duke, 1992)
The Deep End (Scott McGehee & David Siegel, 2001)
Deep Valley (Jean Negulesco, 1947)
Desert Fury (Lewis Allen, 1947)
Desperate (Anthony Mann, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Desperate Hours (William Wyler, 1955)
Destination Murder (Edward L. Cahn, 1950)
Destiny (Reginald Le Borg, 1944)
The Detective (Gordon Douglas, 1968)
Detective Story (William Wyler, 1951)
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (Felix E. Feist, 1947)
Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Devil in a Blue Dress (Carl Franklin, 1995)
Dial 1119 (Gerald Mayer, 1950)
Dillinger (Max Nosseck, 1945)
Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, 1971)
Don't Bother to Knock (Roy Ward Baker, 1952)
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
A Double Life (George Cukor, 1947)
Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)
Drive a Crooked Road (Richard Quine, 1954)
The Driver (Walter Hill, 1978)
The Drowning Pool (Stuart Rosenberg, 1975)
Edge of Doom (Mark Robson, 1950)
Edge of the City (Martin Ritt, 1957)
The Enforcer (Bretaigne Windust, 1951)
Escape in the Fog (Budd Boetticher, 1945)
Experiment in Terror (Blake Edwards, 1962)
Experiment Perilous (Jacques Tourneur, 1944)
Fall Guy (Reginald Le Borg, 1947)
Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger, 1945) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Fallen Sparrow (Richard Wallace, 1943)
Farewell, My Lovely (Dick Richards, 1975)
Fargo (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1996)
Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, 1987)
Fear (Alfred Zeisler, 1946)
Fear in the Night (Maxwell Shane, 1947)
Female Jungle (Bruno VeSota, 1955)
Female on the Beach (Joseph Pevney, 1955)
52 Pick-Up (John Frankenheimer, 1986)
The File on Thelma Jordon (Robert Siodmak, 1950) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Finger Man (Harold D. Schuster, 1955)
5 Against the House (Phil Karlson, 1955)
The Flame (John H. Auer, USA)
Flamingo Road (Michael Curtiz, 1949)
Flaxy Martin (Richard L. Bare, 1949)
Follow Me Quietly (Richard Fleischer, 1949)
For You I Die (John Reinhardt, 1947)
Force of Evil (Abraham Polonsky, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Fourteen Hours (Henry Hathaway, 1951)
Framed (Richard Wallace, 1947)
Frantic (Roman Polanski, 1988)
The French Connection (William Friedkin, 1971)
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates, 1973)
Fury (Fritz Lang, 1936)
Gambling House (Ted Tetzlaff, 1950)
The Game (David Fincher, 1997)
The Gangster (Gordon Wiles, 1947)
The Garment Jungle (Vincent Sherman, 1957)
Gaslight (George Cukor, 1944)
The Getaway (Sam Peckinpah, 1972)
Gilda (Charles Vidor, 1946) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Glass Key (Stuart Heisler, 1942) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Glass Wall (Maxwell Shane, 1953)
The Glass Web (Jack Arnold, 1953)
The Great Flamarion (Anthony Mann, 1945)
The Grifters (Stephen Frears, 1990)
Guest in the House (John Brahm, 1944)
The Guilty (John Reinhardt, 1947)
Guilty Bystander (Joseph Lerner, 1950)
Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Guncrazy (Tamra Davis, 1992)
Hammett (Wim Wenders, 1982)
Hangover Square (John Brahm, 1945)
Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996)
Hardcore (Paul Schrader, 1979)
The Harder They Fall (Mark Robson, 1956)
Harper (Jack Smight, 1966)
He Ran All the Way (John Berry, 1951)
He Walked by Night (Alfred L. Werker, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
Hell's Half Acre (John H. Auer, 1954)
Hell's Island (Phil Karlson, 1955)
Her Kind of Man (Frederick De Cordova, 1946)
Hickey & Boggs (Robert Culp, 1972)
High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
High Tide (John Reinhardt, 1947)
High Wall (Curtis Bernhardt, 1947)
Highway Dragnet (Nathan Juran, 1954)
Highway 301 (Andrew L. Stone, 1950)
His Kind of Woman (John Farrow, 1951)
A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
Hit and Run (Hugo Haas, 1957)
The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino, 1953) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Hollow Triumph (Steve Sekely, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Homicide (David Mamet, 1991)
The Hoodlum (Max Nosseck, 1951)
Hoodlum Empire (Joseph Kane, 1952)
The Hot Spot (Dennis Hopper, 1990)
House by the River (Fritz Lang, 1950)
House of Bamboo (Samuel Fuller, 1955)
House of Games (David Mamet, 1987)
House of Numbers (Russell Rouse, 1957)
House of Strangers (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1949)
The House on 92nd Street (Henry Hathaway, 1945)
The House on Telegraph Hill (Robert Wise, 1951)
Human Desire (Fritz Lang, 1954) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Human Jungle (Joseph M. Newman, 1954)
Hunt the Man Down (George Archainbaud, 1950)
The Hunted (Jack Bernhard, 1948)
Hustle (Robert Aldrich, 1975)
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Mervyn LeRoy, 1932)
I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock, 1953)
I Died a Thousand Times (Stuart Heisler, 1955)
I Love Trouble (S. Sylvan Simon, 1948)
I, the Jury (Harry Essex, 1953)
I Wake Up Screaming (H. Bruce Humberstone, 1941) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
I Walk Alone (Byron Haskin, 1948)
I Want to Live! (Robert Wise, 1958)
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (Gordon Douglas, 1951)
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (William Nigh, 1948)
Illegal (Lewis Allen, 1955)
Illegal Entry (Frederick De Cordova, 1949)
Impact (Arthur Lubin, 1949)
In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Inner Sanctum (Lew Landers, 1948)
Inside Job (Jean Yarbrough, 1946)
Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956)
Ivy (Sam Wood, 1947)
Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)
Jagged Edge (Richard Marquand, 1985)
Jail Bait (Edward D. Wood Jr., 1954)
Jealousy (Gustav Machatý, 1945)
Jeopardy (John Sturges, 1953)
Jigsaw (Fletcher Markle, 1949)
Johnny Angel (Edwin L. Marin, 1945)
Johnny Eager (Mervyn LeRoy, 1941)
Johnny O'Clock (Robert Rossen, 1947)
Johnny Stool Pigeon (William Castle, 1949)
Journey Into Fear (Norman Foster, 1943)
Julie (Andrew L. Stone, 1956)
Kansas City Confidential (Phil Karlson, 1952) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Key Largo (John Huston, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Key Witness (D. Ross Lederman, 1947)
Kill Me Again (John Dahl, 1989)
The Killer Inside Me (Burt Kennedy, 1976)
The Killer is Loose (Budd Boetticher, 1956)
The Killer That Stalked New York (Earl McEvoy, 1950)
The Killers (Robert Siodmak, 1946) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Killers (Don Siegel, 1964)
Killer's Kiss (Stanley Kubrick, 1955)
The Killing (Stanley Kubrick, 1956) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes, 1976)
The Kill-Off (Maggie Greenwald, 1989)
King of New York (Abel Ferrara, 1990)
A Kiss Before Dying (Gerd Oswald, 1956)
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Shane Black, 2005)
Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (Norman Foster, 1948)
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (Gordon Douglas, 1950)
Klute (Alan J. Pakula, 1971)
Knock on Any Door (Nicholas Ray, 1949)
L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
Ladies in Retirement (Charles Vidor, 1941)
The Lady Confesses (Sam Newfield, 1945)
The Lady from Shanghai (Orson Welles, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Lady on a Train (Charles David, 1945)
A Lady Without Passport (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950)
Larceny (George Sherman, 1948)
The Las Vegas Story (Robert Stevenson, 1952)
The Last Seduction (John Dahl, 1994)
The Late Show (Robert Benton, 1977)
Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Lawless (Joseph Losey, 1950)
Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl, 1945) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur, 1943)
The Letter (William Wyler, 1940)
Lightning Strikes Twice (King Vidor, 1951)
The Limey (Steven Soderbergh, 1999)
The Lineup (Don Siegel, 1958)
Little Caesar (Mervyn LeRoy, 1931)
Loan Shark (Seymour Friedman, 1952)
The Locket (John Brahm, 1946)
The Lodger (John Brahm, 1944)
The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)
The Long Night (Anatole Litvak, 1947)
The Long Wait (Victor Saville, 1954)
Loophole (Harold D. Schuster, 1954)
Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997)
The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, 1945)
Lured (Douglas Sirk, 1947)
M (Joseph Losey, 1951)
Macao (Josef von Sternberg, 1952)
Madigan (Don Siegel, 1968)
Make Haste to Live (William A. Seiter, 1954)
The Maltese Falcon (Roy Del Ruth, 1931)
The Maltese Falcon [1941] (John Huston, 1941) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Man I Love (Raoul Walsh, 1947)
Man in the Attic (Hugo Fregonese, 1953)
Man in the Dark (Lew Landers, 1953)
The Man Who Cheated Himself (Felix E. Feist, 1950)
The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2001)
The Man with My Face (Edward Montagne, 1951)
The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962)
Manhandled (Lewis R. Foster, 1949)
Manhunter (Michael Mann, 1986)
The Mark of the Whistler (William Castle, 1944)
Marlowe (Paul Bogart, 1969)
The Mask of Diijon (Lew Landers, 1946)
The Mask of Dimitrios (Jean Negulesco, 1944)
Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
Miami Blues (George Armitage, 1990)
The Midnight Story (Joseph Pevney, USA)
Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, 1945) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Miller's Crossing (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1990)
Ministry of Fear (Fritz Lang, 1944)
The Mob (Robert Parrish, 1951)
The Money Trap (Burt Kennedy, 1965)
Moonrise (Frank Borzage, 1948)
Moontide (Archie Mayo, 1942)
Ms. 45 (Abel Ferrara, 1981)
Mulholland Falls (Lee Tamahori, USA)
Murder by Contract (Irving Lerner, 1958)
Murder is My Beat (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1955)
Murder, My Sweet (Edward Dmytryk, 1944) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
My Gun is Quick (Phil Victor & George White, 1957)
My Name is Julia Ross (Joseph H. Lewis, 1945)
Mystery Street (John Sturges, 1950)
Naked Alibi (Jerry Hopper, 1954)
The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Naked Kiss (Samuel Fuller, 1964)
The Naked Street (Maxwell Shane, 1955)
The Narrow Margin (Richard Fleischer, 1952) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone, 1994)
New Jack City (Mario Van Peebles, 1991)
New York Confidential (Russell Rouse, 1955)
Niagara (Henry Hathaway, 1953) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Night and the City (Jules Dassin, 1950) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Night and the City (Irwin Winkler, 1992)
Night Editor (Henry Levin, 1946)
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (John Farrow, 1948)
The Night Holds Terror (Andrew L. Stone, 1955)
Night Moves (Arthur Penn, 1975)
The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Night Runner (Abner Biberman, 1957)
Night Without Sleep (Roy Ward Baker, 1952)
Nightfall (Jacques Tourneur, 1957)
Nightmare (Maxwell Shane, 1956)
Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
99 River Street (Phil Karlson, 1953) Recommended Viewing (by TSPDT)
No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2007)
No Escape (Charles Bennett, 1953)
No Man of Her Own (Mitchell Leisen, 1950)
No Questions Asked (Harold F. Kress, 1951)
No Way Out (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)
No Way Out (Roger Donaldson, 1987)
Nobody Lives Forever (Jean Negulesco, 1946)
Nocturne (Edwin L. Marin, 1946)
Nora Prentiss (Vincent Sherman, 1947)
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Odds Against Tomorrow (Robert Wise, 1959) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray, 1951) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
One False Move (Carl Franklin, 1992)
One Way Street (Hugo Fregonese, 1950)
The Other Woman (Hugo Haas, 1954)
Out of the Fog (Anatole Litvak, 1941)
Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Outfit (John Flynn, 1973)
Outside the Wall (Crane Wilbur, 1950)
Panic in the Streets (Elia Kazan, 1950) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Paradine Case (Alfred Hitchcock, 1947)
The Parallax View (Alan J. Pakula, 1974)
Parole, Inc. (Alfred Zeisler, 1948)
Party Girl (Nicholas Ray, 1958)
Payback (Brian Helgeland, 1999)
The People Against O'Hara (John Sturges, 1951)
Phantom Lady (Robert Siodmak, 1944) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Phenix City Story (Phil Karlson, 1955)
Pickup (Hugo Haas, 1951)
Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller, 1953) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Pitfall (André de Toth, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, 1951)
Playgirl (Joseph Pevney, 1954)
Please Murder Me! (Peter Godfrey, 1956)
Plunder Road (Hubert Cornfield, 1957)
Point Blank (John Boorman, 1967)
Port of New York (Laszlo Benedek, 1949)
Possessed (Curtis Bernhardt, 1947)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, 1946) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (Bob Rafelson, 1981)
The Pretender (W. Lee Wilder, 1947)
The Price of Fear (Abner Biberman, 1956)
Private Hell 36 (Don Siegel, 1954)
The Prowler (Joseph Losey, 1951) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Public Enemy (William Wellman, 1931)
The Public Eye (Howard Franklin, 1992)
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
Pursued (Raoul Walsh, 1947)
Pushover (Richard Quine, 1954)
Queen Bee (Ranald MacDougall, 1955)
Quicksand (Irving Pichel, 1950)
Race Street (Edwin L. Marin, 1948)
The Racket (John Cromwell, 1951)
Rage in Heaven (W.S. Van Dyke, 1941)
The Raging Tide (George Sherman, 1951)
Railroaded! (Anthony Mann, 1947)
Raw Deal (Anthony Mann, 1948) Pasted Graphic
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)
The Reckless Moment (Max Ophüls, 1949) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Red House (Delmer Daves, 1947)
Red Light (Roy Del Ruth, 1949)
Red Rock West (John Dahl, 1993)
Reign of Terror (Anthony Mann, 1949)
Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)
Ride the Pink Horse (Robert Montgomery, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Riff-Raff (Ted Tetzlaff, 1947)
Riot in Cell Block 11 (Don Siegel, 1954)
Road House (Jean Negulesco, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Roadblock (Harold Daniels, 1951)
Rogue Cop (Roy Rowland, 1954)
Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Romeo is Bleeding (Peter Medak, USA)
Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948)
Rope of Sand (William Dieterle, 1949)
Ruthless (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1948)
The Salton Sea (D.J. Caruso, 2002)
Scandal Sheet (Phil Karlson, 1952)
The Scarf (E.A. Dupont, 1951)
Scarface (Howard Hawks, 1932)
Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, 1945) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Scene of the Crime (Roy Rowland, 1949)
Screaming Mimi (Gerd Oswald, 1958)
Sea of Love (Harold Becker, 1989)
Second Chance (Rudolph Maté, 1953)
The Second Woman (James V. Kern, 1951)
Secret Beyond the Door (Fritz Lang, 1948)
The Secret Fury (Mel Ferrer, 1950)
The Sellout (Gerald Mayer, 1952)
Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973)
The Set-Up (Robert Wise, 1949) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Se7en (David Fincher, 1995)
711 Ocean Drive (Joseph M. Newman, 1950)
The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson, 1943)
Shack Out on 101 (Edward Dein, 1955)
Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Shadow of a Woman (Joseph Santley, 1946)
Shadow on the Wall (Pat Jackson, 1950)
The Shadow on the Window (William Asher, 1957)
Shakedown (Joseph Pevney, 1950)
The Shanghai Gesture (Josef von Sternberg, 1941)
Shed No Tears (Jean Yarbrough, USA)
Shield for Murder (Edmond O'Brien & Howard W. Koch, 1954)
Shock (Alfred L. Werker, 1946)
Shock Corridor (Samuel Fuller, 1963)
Shockproof (Douglas Sirk, 1949)
Shoot to Kill (William Berke, 1947)
Short Cut to Hell (James Cagney, 1957)
Side Street (Anthony Mann, 1950) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Sign of the Ram (John Sturges, 1948)
The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
A Simple Plan (Sam Raimi, 1998)
Sin City (Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller, 2005)
Singapore (John Brahm, 1947)
Sleep, My Love (Douglas Sirk, 1948)
The Sleeping City (George Sherman, 1950)
The Sleeping Tiger (Joseph Losey, 1954)
Slightly Scarlet (Allan Dwan, 1956)
The Sniper (Edward Dmytryk, 1952)
So Dark the Night (Joseph H. Lewis, 1946)
So Evil My Love (Lewis Allen, 1948)
Somewhere in the Night (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1946)
Sorry, Wrong Number (Anatole Litvak, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Southside 1-1000 (Boris Ingster, 1950)
Specter of the Rose (Ben Hecht, 1946)
Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945)
The Spider (Robert D. Webb, 1945)
The Spiral Staircase (Robert Siodmak, 1945)
Split Second (Dick Powell, 1953)
State of Grace (Phil Joanou, 1990)
The Steel Trap (Andrew L. Stone, 1952)
Storm Fear (Cornel Wilde, 1955)
Storm Warning (Stuart Heisler, 1951)
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Robert Siodmak, 1945)
Strange Bargain (Will Price, 1949)
Strange Days (Kathryn Bigelow, 1995)
Strange Fascination (Hugo Haas, 1952)
Strange Illusion (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945)
Strange Impersonation (Anthony Mann, 1946)
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Lewis Milestone, 1946) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Strange Triangle (Ray McCarey, 1946)
The Strange Woman (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1946)
The Stranger (Orson Welles, 1946) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Stranger on the Third Floor (Boris Ingster, 1940) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Strangers in the Night (Anthony Mann, 1944)
Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Street of Chance (Jack Hively, 1942)
The Street with No Name (William Keighley, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Strip (László Kardos, 1951)
Sudden Danger (Hubert Cornfield, 1955)
Sudden Fear (David Miller, 1952) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Suddenly (Lewis Allen, 1954)
The Sun Sets at Dawn (Paul Sloane, 1950)
Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Suspect (Robert Siodmak, 1944)
Suspense (Frank Tuttle, 1946)
Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941)
Suture (Scott McGehee & David Siegel, 1993)
Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The System (Lewis Seiler, 1953)
Take One False Step (Chester Erskine, 1949)
Talk About a Stranger (David Bradley, 1952)
The Tattered Dress (Jack Arnold, 1957)
The Tattooed Stranger (Edward Montagne, 1950)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
Temptation (Irving Pichel, 1946)
Tension (John Berry, 1950)
They Drive By Night (Raoul Walsh, 1940)
They Live by Night (Nicholas Ray, 1948) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
They Made Me a Killer (William C. Thomas, 1946)
They Won't Believe Me (Irving Pichel, 1947)
Thief (Michael Mann, 1981)
The Thief (Russell Rouse, 1952)
Thieves' Highway (Jules Dassin, 1949) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, 1951)
This Gun for Hire (Frank Tuttle, 1942) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
This Side of the Law (Richard L. Bare, USA)
The Threat (Felix E. Feist, 1949)
Three Strangers (Jean Negulesco, 1946)
Tight Spot (Phil Karlson, 1955)
Tightrope (Richard Tuggle, 1984)
Timetable (Mark Stevens, 1956)
T-Men (Anthony Mann, 1947) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks, 1944)
To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin, 1985)
To the Ends of the Earth (Robert Stevenson, 1948)
Tomorrow is Another Day (Felix E. Feist, 1951)
Too Late for Tears (Byron Haskin, 1949)
Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Trap (Norman Panama, 1959)
Trapped (Richard Fleischer, 1949)
True Confessions (Ulu Grosbard, 1981)
True Romance (Tony Scott, 1993)
The Turning Point (William Dieterle, 1952)
The Two Mrs. Carrolls (Peter Godfrey, 1947)
Try and Get Me! (Cy Endfield, 1950)
Twilight (Robert Benton, 1998)
The Two Jakes (Jack Nicholson, 1990)
Two O'Clock Courage (Anthony Mann, 1945)
Two of a Kind (Henry Levin, 1951)
U Turn (Oliver Stone, 1997)
Under the Gun (Ted Tetzlaff, 1951)
The Undercover Man (Joseph H. Lewis, 1949)
Undercurrent (Vincente Minnelli, 1946)
The Underneath (Steven Soderbergh, 1995)
Undertow (William Castle, 1949)
Underworld (Josef von Sternberg, 1927)
The Underworld Story (Cy Endfield, 1950)
Underworld, U.S.A. (Samuel Fuller, 1961)
The Unfaithful (Vincent Sherman, 1947)
Union City (Marcus Reichert, 1980)
Union Station (Rudolph Maté, 1950)
The Unknown Man (Richard Thorpe, 1951)
The Unseen (Lewis Allen, 1945)
The Unsuspected (Michael Curtiz, 1947)
The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995)
The Velvet Touch (Jack Gage, 1948)
The Verdict (Don Siegel, 1946)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
Vicki (Harry Horner, 1953)
Voice in the Wind (Arthur Ripley, 1944)
Voice of the Whistler (William Castle, 1945)
Walk a Crooked Mile (Gordon Douglas, 1948)
Walk East on Beacon! (Alfred L. Werker, 1952)
Walk Softly, Stranger (Robert Stevenson, 1950)
Warning Shot (Buzz Kulik, 1967)
The Web (Michael Gordon, 1947)
The Well (Leo Popkin & Russell Rouse, 1951)
When Strangers Marry (William Castle, 1944)
Where Danger Lives (John Farrow, 1950) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (Otto Preminger, 1950) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
While the City Sleeps (Fritz Lang, 1956) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Whirlpool (Otto Preminger, 1949)
Whispering Footsteps (Howard Bretherton, 1943)
Whistle Stop (Léonide Moguy, 1946)
The Whistler (William Castle, 1944)
White Heat (Raoul Walsh, 1949) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Robert Zemeckis, 1988)
Who'll Stop the Rain? (Karel Reisz, 1978)
Wicked Woman (Russell Rouse, 1953)
The Window (Ted Tetzlaff, 1949)
Without Warning (Arnold Laven, 1952)
Witness to Murder (Roy Rowland, 1954)
Woman in Hiding (Michael Gordon, 1950)
The Woman in the Window (Fritz Lang, 1944) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Woman on Pier 13 (Robert Stevenson, 1949)
The Woman on the Beach (Jean Renoir, 1947)
Woman on the Run (Norman Foster, 1950)
A Woman's Secret (Nicholas Ray, 1949)
Women's Prison (Lewis Seiler, 1955)
World for Ransom (Robert Aldrich, 1954)
The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Year of the Dragon (Michael Cimino, 1985)
You Only Live Once (Fritz Lang, 1937)
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