1,000 Noir Films (by Director)

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ROBERT ALDRICH
The Big Knife (1955, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Hustle (1975, USA)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
World for Ransom (1954, USA) Available on Blu-ray

YVES ALLÉGRET
Such a Pretty Little Beach (1949, France-Netherlands) Available on Blu-ray

LEWIS ALLEN
Appointment with Danger (1951, USA) Available on Blu-ray
A Bullet for Joey (1955, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Chicago Deadline (1949, USA)
Desert Fury (1947, USA)
Illegal (1955, USA)
So Evil My Love (1948, USA-UK)
Suddenly (1954, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Unseen (1945, USA)

ROBERT ALTMAN
The Long Goodbye (1973, USA) Available on Blu-ray

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
Hard Eight (1996, USA)

GEORGE ARCHAINBAUD
Hunt the Man Down (1950, USA)

GEORGE ARMITAGE
Miami Blues (1990, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JACK ARNOLD
The Glass Web (1953, USA)
The Tattered Dress (1957, USA)

WILLIAM ASHER
The Shadow on the Window (1957, USA)

JOHN H. AUER
City That Never Sleeps (1953, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Flame (1947, USA)
Hell's Half Acre (1954, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ROY WARD BAKER
Don't Bother to Knock (1952, USA)
Night Without Sleep (1952, USA)
The October Man (1947, UK)

RICHARD L. BARE
Flaxy Martin (1949, USA)
This Side of the Law (1950, USA)

ALLEN BARON
Blast of Silence (1961, USA)

HAROLD BECKER
Sea of Love (1989, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JACQUES BECKER
Casque d'or (1952, France) Available on Blu-ray
Touchez pas au Grisbi (1954, France) Available on Blu-ray

LASZLO BENEDEK
Affair in Havana (1957, USA-Cuba)
Port of New York (1949, USA)

CHARLES BENNETT
No Escape (1953, USA)

ROBERT BENTON
Twilight (1998, USA)

WILLIAM BERKE
Shoot to Kill (1947, USA)

JACK BERNHARD
Blonde Ice (1948, USA)
Decoy (1946, USA)
The Hunted (1948, USA)

CURTIS BERNHARDT
Conflict (1945, USA)
High Wall (1947, USA)
Possessed (1947, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JOHN BERRY
He Ran All the Way (1951, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Tension (1950, USA)

LUC BESSON
Léon (1994, France) Available on Blu-ray

ABNER BIBERMAN
The Night Runner (1957, USA)
The Price of Fear (1956, USA)

KATHRYN BIGELOW
Strange Days (1995, USA) Available on Blu-ray

SHANE BLACK
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005, USA) Available on Blu-ray

BUDD BOETTICHER
Behind Locked Doors (1948, USA)
Escape in the Fog (1945, USA)
The Killer is Loose (1956, USA) Available on Blu-ray

PAUL BOGART
Marlowe (1969, USA)

JOHN BOORMAN
Point Blank (1967, USA) Available on Blu-ray

FRANK BORZAGE
Moonrise (1948, USA)

JOHN BOULTING
Brighton Rock (1947, UK) Available on Blu-ray

CHARLES BRABIN
The Beast of the City (1932, USA)

DAVID BRADLEY
Talk About a Stranger (1952, USA)

JOHN BRAHM
The Brasher Doubloon (1947, USA)
Guest in the House (1944, USA)
Hangover Square (1945, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Locket (1946, USA)
The Lodger (1944, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Singapore (1947, USA)

KENNETH BRANAGH
Dead Again (1991, USA)

HOWARD BRETHERTON
Whispering Footsteps (1943, USA)

JAMES CAGNEY
Short Cut to Hell (1957, USA)

EDWARD L. CAHN
Destination Murder (1950, USA)

MARCEL CARNÉ
Le Jour se lève (1939, France) Available on Blu-ray
Port of Shadows (1938, France) Available on Blu-ray

D.J. CARUSO
The Salton Sea (2002, USA)

JOHN CASSAVETES
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976, USA) Available on Blu-ray

WILLIAM CASTLE
Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, USA)
The Mark of the Whistler (1944, USA)
Undertow (1949, USA)
Voice of the Whistler (1945, USA)
When Strangers Marry (1944, USA)
The Whistler (1944, USA)

ALBERTO CAVALCANTI
They Made Me a Fugitive (1947, UK) Available on Blu-ray

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT
Le Corbeau (1943, France)
Les Diaboliques (1955, France) Available on Blu-ray
Quai des Orfèvres (1947, France)
The Wages of Fear (1953, France-Italy) Available on Blu-ray

HAROLD CLURMAN
Deadline at Dawn (1946, USA)

JOEL COEN & ETHAN COEN
The Big Lebowski (1998, USA-UK) Available on Blu-ray
Blood Simple (1984, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Fargo (1996, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001, USA-UK) Available on Blu-ray
Miller's Crossing (1990, USA) Available on Blu-ray

WILLIAM CONRAD
Brainstorm (1965, USA)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
The Conversation (1974, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ALAIN CORNEAU
Série noire (1979, France) Available on Blu-ray

HUBERT CORNFIELD
Plunder Road (1957, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JOHN CROMWELL
Caged (1950, USA)
Dead Reckoning (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Racket (1951, USA)

DAVID CRONENBERG
A History of Violence (2005, USA-Germany) Available on Blu-ray

GEORGE CUKOR
A Double Life (1947, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Gaslight (1944, USA)

ROBERT CULP
Hickey & Boggs (1972, USA) Available on Blu-ray

MICHAEL CURTIZ
The Breaking Point (1950, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Flamingo Road (1949, USA)
Mildred Pierce (1945, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Unsuspected (1947, USA)

JOHN DAHL
Kill Me Again (1989, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Last Seduction (1994, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Red Rock West (1993, USA)

HAROLD DANIELS
Roadblock (1951, USA)

JULES DASSIN
Brute Force (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Naked City (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Night and the City (1950, USA-UK) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Rififi (1955, France) Available on Blu-ray
Thieves' Highway (1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

DELMER DAVES
Dark Passage (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Red House (1947, USA) Available on Blu-ray

CHARLES DAVID
Lady on a Train (1945, USA)

FREDERICK DE CORDOVA
Illegal Entry (1949, USA)

BRIAN DE PALMA
The Black Dahlia (2006, USA-Germany-France) Available on Blu-ray
Femme Fatale (2002, France-Switzerland)

ANDRÉ DE TOTH
Crime Wave (1954, USA)
Dark Waters (1944, USA)
Pitfall (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

EDWARD DEIN
Shack Out on 101 (1955, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ROY DEL RUTH
Red Light (1949, USA)

JONATHAN DEMME
The Silence of the Lambs (1991, USA) Available on Blu-ray

WILLIAM DIETERLE
The Accused (1949, USA)
Dark City (1950, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Turning Point (1952, USA)

EDWARD DMYTRYK
Cornered (1945, USA)
Crossfire (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Murder, My Sweet (1944, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Obsession (1949, UK)
The Sniper (1952, USA)

ROGER DONALDSON
No Way Out (1987, USA) Available on Blu-ray

GORDON DOUGLAS
Between Midnight and Dawn (1950, USA)
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951, USA)
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Walk a Crooked Mile (1948, USA)

BILL DUKE
Deep Cover (1992, USA)

E.A. DUPONT
The Scarf (1951, USA)

JULIEN DUVIVIER
Pépé le Moko (1937, France)

ALLAN DWAN
Slightly Scarlet (1956, USA)

BLAKE EDWARDS
Experiment in Terror (1962, USA) Available on Blu-ray

CY ENDFIELD
Hell Drivers (1957, UK) Available on Blu-ray
The Limping Man (1953, UK)
Try and Get Me! (1950, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Underworld Story (1950, USA)

CHESTER ERSKINE
Take One False Step (1949, USA)

HARRY ESSEX
I, the Jury (1953, USA)

JOHN FARROW
Alias Nick Beal (1949, USA)
The Big Clock (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Calcutta (1947, USA)
His Kind of Woman (1951, USA)
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948, USA)
Where Danger Lives (1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)

FELIX E. FEIST
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947, USA)
The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950, USA)
The Threat (1949, USA)
Tomorrow is Another Day (1951, USA)

ABEL FERRARA
Bad Lieutenant (1992, USA) Available on Blu-ray
King of New York (1990, USA) Available on Blu-ray

MEL FERRER
The Secret Fury (1950, USA)

DAVID FINCHER
Se7en (1995, USA) Available on Blu-ray

TERENCE FISHER
Murder by Proxy (1954, UK)
Stolen Face (1952, UK)

RICHARD FLEISCHER
Armored Car Robbery (1950, USA)
Bodyguard (1948, USA)
The Clay Pigeon (1949, USA)
Follow Me Quietly (1949, USA)
The Narrow Margin (1952, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Trapped (1949, USA)

ROBERT FLOREY
The Crooked Way (1949, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Danger Signal (1945, USA)

JOHN FLYNN
The Outfit (1973, USA)
Rolling Thunder (1977, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JAMES FOLEY
After Dark, My Sweet (1990, USA)
At Close Range (1986, USA) Available on Blu-ray

EUGENE FORDE
Backlash (1947, USA)

LEWIS R. FOSTER
Crashout (1955, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Manhandled (1949, USA)

NORMAN FOSTER
Journey Into Fear (1943, USA)
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948, USA)
Woman on the Run (1950, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER
The Manchurian Candidate (1962, USA) Available on Blu-ray

CARL FRANKLIN
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995, USA) Available on Blu-ray
One False Move (1992, USA)

HOWARD FRANKLIN
The Public Eye (1992, USA)

STEPHEN FREARS
The Grifters (1990, USA) Available on Blu-ray

HUGO FREGONESE
Black Tuesday (1954, USA)
Man in the Attic (1953, USA)
One Way Street (1950, USA)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
The French Connection (1971, USA) Available on Blu-ray
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985, USA) Available on Blu-ray

SEYMOUR FRIEDMAN
Loan Shark (1952, USA)

SAMUEL FULLER
The Crimson Kimono (1959, USA)
House of Bamboo (1955, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Naked Kiss (1964, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Pickup on South Street (1953, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Shock Corridor (1963, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Underworld, U.S.A. (1961, USA)

JACK GAGE
The Velvet Touch (1948, USA)

TAY GARNETT
Cause for Alarm! (1951, USA)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

LEWIS GILBERT
Cast a Dark Shadow (1955, UK)
The Good Die Young (1954, UK)

JEAN-LUC GODARD
Alphaville (1965, France) Available on Blu-ray
Breathless (1960, France) Available on Blu-ray

PETER GODFREY
Please Murder Me! (1956, USA)
Two Mrs. Carrolls, The (1947, USA)

MICHAEL GORDON
The Web (1947, USA)
Woman in Hiding (1950, USA)

ROBERT GORDON
Blind Spot (1947, USA)

EDMUND GOULDING
Nightmare Alley (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)

EDMOND T. GRÉVILLE
Noose (1948, UK)

ULU GROSBARD
True Confessions (1981, USA) Available on Blu-ray

VAL GUEST
Hell is a City (1960, UK)

CHARLES F. HAAS
The Beat Generation (1959, USA) Available on Blu-ray

HUGO HAAS
Hit and Run (1957, USA)
The Other Woman (1954, USA)
Pickup (1951, USA)
Strange Fascination (1952, USA)

TAYLOR HACKFORD
Against All Odds (1984, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ROBERT HAMER
It Always Rains on Sunday (1947, UK) Available on Blu-ray

CURTIS HANSON
L.A. Confidential (1997, USA) Available on Blu-ray

BYRON HASKIN
I Walk Alone (1948, USA)
Too Late for Tears (1949, USA) Available on Blu-ray

HENRY HATHAWAY
Call Northside 777 (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Dark Corner (1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Fourteen Hours (1951, USA)
The House on 92nd Street (1945, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Kiss of Death (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Niagara (1953, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

HOWARD HAWKS
The Big Sleep (1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Scarface (1932, USA)
To Have and Have Not (1944, USA) Available on Blu-ray

BEN HECHT
Specter of the Rose (1946, USA)

STUART HEISLER
Among the Living (1941, USA)
The Glass Key (1942, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
I Died a Thousand Times (1955, USA)
Storm Warning (1951, USA)

BRIAN HELGELAND
Payback (1999, USA) Available on Blu-ray

WALTER HILL
The Driver (1978, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ALFRED HITCHCOCK
I Confess (1953, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Notorious (1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Paradine Case (1947, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Rear Window (1954, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Rebecca (1940, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Rope (1948, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Shadow of a Doubt (1943, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Spellbound (1945, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Strangers on a Train (1951, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Suspicion (1941, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Vertigo (1958, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Wrong Man (1956, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

JACK HIVELY
Street of Chance (1942, USA)

MIKE HODGES
Croupier (1998, Ireland-UK-France-Germany) Available on Blu-ray
Get Carter (1971, UK) Available on Blu-ray

SETH HOLT
Nowhere to Go (1958, UK)

DENNIS HOPPER
The Hot Spot (1990, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JERRY HOPPER
Naked Alibi (1954, USA)

HARRY HORNER
Beware, My Lovely (1952, USA)
Vicki (1953, USA)

KEN HUGHES
The House Across the Lake (1954, UK)

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE
I Wake Up Screaming (1941, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

LAWRENCE HUNTINGTON
Wanted for Murder (1946, UK)

JOHN HUSTON
The Asphalt Jungle (1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Key Largo (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Maltese Falcon (1941, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

BORIS INGSTER
Southside 1-1000 (1950, USA)
The Stranger on the Third Floor (1940, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)

PAT JACKSON
Shadow on the Wall (1950, USA)

PHIL JOANOU
State of Grace (1990, USA-UK) Available on Blu-ray

RIAN JOHNSON
Brick (2005, USA) Available on Blu-ray

NATHAN JURAN
The Crooked Web (1955, USA)
Highway Dragnet (1954, USA)

JOSEPH KANE
Accused of Murder (1956, USA)
Hoodlum Empire (1952, USA) Available on Blu-ray

LÁSZLÓ KARDOS
The Strip (1951, USA)

PHIL KARLSON
The Brothers Rico (1957, USA)
5 Against the House (1955, USA)
Hell's Island (1955, USA)
Kansas City Confidential (1952, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
99 River Street (1953, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Phenix City Story (1955, USA)
Scandal Sheet (1952, USA)
Tight Spot (1955, USA)

LAWRENCE KASDAN
Body Heat (1981, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ELIA KAZAN
Boomerang! (1947, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Panic in the Streets (1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

WILLIAM KEIGHLEY
The Street with No Name (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)

BURT KENNEDY
The Money Trap (1965, USA)

JAMES V. KERN
The Second Woman (1951, USA)

HAROLD F. KRESS
No Questions Asked (1951, USA)

STANLEY KUBRICK
Killer's Kiss (1955, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Killing (1956, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

AKIRA KUROSAWA
Drunken Angel (1948, Japan)
High and Low (1963, Japan) Available on Blu-ray
Stray Dog (1949, Japan)

LEW LANDERS
Inner Sanctum (1948, USA)
Man in the Dark (1953, USA) Available on Blu-ray

FRITZ LANG
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956, USA)
The Big Heat (1953, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Blue Gardenia (1953, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Clash by Night (1952, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Fury (1936, USA)
House by the River (1950, USA)
Human Desire (1954, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
M (1931, Germany) Available on Blu-ray
Ministry of Fear (1944, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Scarlet Street (1945, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Secret Beyond the Door (1948, USA) Available on Blu-ray
While the City Sleeps (1956, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Woman in the Window (1944, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
You Only Live Once (1937, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JOHN LARKIN
Circumstantial Evidence (1945, USA)

CHARLES LAUGHTON
The Night of the Hunter (1955, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

ARNOLD LAVEN
Without Warning (1952, USA)

REGINALD LE BORG
Destiny (1944, USA)
Fall Guy (1947, USA)
The Flanagan Boy (1953, UK)

D. ROSS LEDERMAN
Key Witness (1947, USA)

MITCHELL LEISEN
No Man of Her Own (1950, USA)

ROBERT Z. LEONARD
The Bribe (1949, USA)

IRVING LERNER
City of Fear (1959, USA)
Murder by Contract (1958, USA)

JOSEPH LERNER
C-Man (1949, USA)
Guilty Bystander (1950, USA)

MERVYN LEROY
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932, USA)
Johnny Eager (1941, USA)
Little Caesar (1931, USA) Available on Blu-ray

HENRY LEVIN
Convicted (1950, USA)
Night Editor (1946, USA)
Two of a Kind (1951, USA)

JOSEPH H. LEWIS
The Big Combo (1955, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Cry of the Hunted (1953, USA)
Gun Crazy (1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
A Lady Without Passport (1950, USA)
My Name is Julia Ross (1945, USA)
So Dark the Night (1946, USA)
The Undercover Man (1949, USA)

ANATOLE LITVAK
Blues in the Night (1941, USA)
The Long Night (1947, USA)
Out of the Fog (1941, USA)
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)

JOSEPH LOSEY
The Big Night (1951, USA)
The Criminal (1960, UK)
The Intimate Stranger (1956, UK)
The Lawless (1950, USA)
M (Joseph Losey, 1951, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Prowler (1951, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Sleeping Tiger (1954, UK)
Time Without Pity (1957, UK)

ARTHUR LUBIN
Impact (1949, USA)

SIDNEY LUMET
Serpico (1973, USA) Available on Blu-ray

IDA LUPINO
The Hitch-Hiker (1953, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

DAVID LYNCH
Blue Velvet (1986, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Lost Highway (1997, USA-France) Available on Blu-ray
Mulholland Dr. (2001, France-USA) Available on Blu-ray

RANALD MACDOUGALL
Queen Bee (1955, USA)

GUSTAV MACHATÝ
Jealousy (1945, USA)

ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK
Sweet Smell of Success (1957, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

JOHN MACKENZIE
The Long Good Friday (1980, UK) Available on Blu-ray

LOUIS MALLE
Elevator to the Gallows (1957, France) Available on Blu-ray

DAVID MAMET
House of Games (1987, USA)

ROUBEN MAMOULIAN
City Streets (1931, USA)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ
House of Strangers (1949, USA)
No Way Out (1950, USA)
Somewhere in the Night (1946, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ANTHONY MANN
Border Incident (1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Desperate (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Great Flamarion (1945, USA)
Railroaded! (1947, USA)
Raw Deal [1948] (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Reign of Terror (1949, USA)
Side Street (1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Strange Impersonation (1946, USA)
Strangers in the Night (1944, USA) Available on Blu-ray
T-Men (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Two O'Clock Courage (1945, USA)

MICHAEL MANN
Collateral (2004, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Heat (1995, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Manhunter (1986, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Thief (1981, USA) Available on Blu-ray

EDWIN L. MARIN
Johnny Angel (1945, USA)
Nocturne (1946, USA)
Race Street (1948, USA)

FLETCHER MARKLE
Jigsaw (1949, USA)

RICHARD MARQUAND
Jagged Edge (1985, USA) Available on Blu-ray

GEORGE MARSHALL
The Blue Dahlia (1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

RUDOLPH MATÉ
D.O.A. (1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Dark Past (1948, USA)
Second Chance (1953, USA)
Union Station (1950, USA) Available on Blu-ray

GERALD MAYER
Dial 1119 (1950, USA)
The Sellout (1952, USA)

ARCHIE MAYO
Moontide (1942, USA)

JIM MCBRIDE
Breathless (1983, USA) Available on Blu-ray

RAY MCCAREY
Strange Triangle (1946, USA)

EARL MCEVOY
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950, USA)

SCOTT MCGEHEE & DAVIS SIEGEL
The Deep End (2001, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Suture (1993, USA) Available on Blu-ray

PETER MEDAK
Romeo is Bleeding (1993, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE
Bob le flambeur (1955, France) Available on Blu-ray
Le Doulos (1962, France-Italy) Available on Blu-ray
The Red Circle (1970, France-Italy) Available on Blu-ray
Le Samouraï (1967, France) Available on Blu-ray
Second Breath (1966, France)

LEWIS MILESTONE
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

DAVID MILLER
Sudden Fear (1952, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

VINCENTE MINNELLI
Undercurrent (1946, USA)

LÉONIDE MOGUY
Whistle Stop (1946, USA)

EDWARD MONTAGNE
The Man with My Face (1951, USA)
The Tattooed Stranger (1950, USA)

ROBERT MONTGOMERY
Lady in the Lake (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Ride the Pink Horse (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

ROCKY MORTON & ANNABEL JANKEL
D.O.A. (1988, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JEAN NEGULESCO
Deep Valley (1947, USA)
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944, USA)
Nobody Lives Forever (1946, USA)
Road House (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Three Strangers (1946, USA)

ROY WILLIAM NEILL
Black Angel (1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)

SAM NEWFIELD
Apology for Murder (1945, USA)
The Lady Confesses (1945, USA)

JOSEPH M. NEWMAN
Abandoned (1949, USA)
Dangerous Crossing (1953, USA)
711 Ocean Drive (1950, USA)

JACK NICHOLSON
The Two Jakes (1990, USA)

WILLIAM NIGH
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948, USA)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
Insomnia (2002, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Memento (2000, USA) Available on Blu-ray

MAX NOSSECK
Dillinger (1945, USA)
The Hoodlum (1951, USA)

ARCH OBOLER
The Arnelo Affair (1947, USA)
Bewitched (1945, USA)

EDMOND O’BRIEN & HOWARD W. KOCH
Shield for Murder (1954, USA) Available on Blu-ray

MAX OPHÜLS
Caught (1949, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Reckless Moment (1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)

GERD OSWALD
Crime of Passion (1957, USA) Available on Blu-ray
A Kiss Before Dying (1956, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Screaming Mimi (1958, USA)

FYODOR OTSEP
Whispering City (1947, Canada)

ALAN J. PAKULA
Klute (1971, USA)
The Parallax View (1974, USA)

NORMAN PANAMA
The Trap (1959, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ALAN PARKER
Angel Heart (1987, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ROBERT PARRISH
Cry Danger (1951, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Mob (1951, USA)

IVAN PASSER
Cutter's Way (1981, USA) Available on Blu-ray

SAM PECKINPAH
The Getaway (1972, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ARTHUR PENN
Night Moves (1975, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JOSEPH PEVNEY
Female on the Beach (1955, USA)
Playgirl (1954, USA)
Shakedown (1950, USA)

IRVING PICHEL
Quicksand (1950, USA)
Temptation (1946, USA)
They Won't Believe Me (1947, USA)

ROMAN POLANSKI
Chinatown (1974, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

ABRAHAM POLONSKY
Force of Evil (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

LEO POPKIN & RUSSELL ROUSE
The Well (1951, USA)

DICK POWELL
Split Second (1953, USA)

MICHAEL POWELL
Peeping Tom (1960, UK) Available on Blu-ray

MICHAEL POWELL & EMERIC PRESSBURGER
The Small Back Room (1949, UK)

OTTO PREMINGER
Angel Face (1953, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Fallen Angel (1945, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Laura (1944, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The 13th Letter (1951, USA)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Whirlpool (1949, USA) Available on Blu-ray

WILL PRICE
Strange Bargain (1949, USA)

ALEX PROYAS
Dark City (1998, USA-Australia) Available on Blu-ray

RICHARD QUINE
Drive a Crooked Road (1954, USA)
Pushover (1954, USA)

BOB RAFELSON
Black Widow (1987, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981, USA) Available on Blu-ray

SAM RAIMI
A Simple Plan (1998, USA) Available on Blu-ray

IRVING RAPPER
Another Man's Poison (1951, UK) Available on Blu-ray
Deception (1946, USA)

NICHOLAS RAY
Born to Be Bad (1950, USA)
In a Lonely Place (1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Knock on Any Door (1949, USA)
On Dangerous Ground (1951, USA) Pasted Graphic Available on Blu-ray
Party Girl (1958, USA)
They Live by Night (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Pasted Graphic
A Woman's Secret (1949, USA)

CAROL REED
The Fallen Idol (1948, UK) Available on Blu-ray
Odd Man Out (1947, UK) Available on Blu-ray
The Third Man (1949, UK) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

NICOLAS WINDING REFN
Drive (2011, USA) Available on Blu-ray

MARCUS REICHERT
Union City (1980, USA)

CARL REINER
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JOHN REINHARDT
The Guilty (1947, USA)
High Tide (1947, USA)

IRVING REIS
Crack-Up (1946, USA)

KAREL REISZ
Who'll Stop the Rain? (1978, USA) Available on Blu-ray

JEAN RENOIR
La Bête humaine (1938, France) Available on Blu-ray
La Chienne (1931, France) Available on Blu-ray
The Woman on the Beach (1947, USA)

DICK RICHARDS
Farewell, My Lovely (1975, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ARTHUR RIPLEY
The Chase (1946, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Voice in the Wind (1944, USA)

MARTIN RITT
Edge of the City (1957, USA)

MARK ROBSON
Champion (1949, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Edge of Doom (1950, USA)
The Harder They Fall (1956, USA)
The Seventh Victim (1943, USA)

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ & FRANK MILLER
Sin City (2005, USA) Available on Blu-ray

STUART ROSENBERG
The Drowning Pool (1975, USA)

ROBERT ROSSEN
All the King's Men (1949, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Body and Soul (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Johnny O'Clock (1947, USA)

RUSSELL ROUSE
House of Numbers (1957, USA)
New York Confidential (1955, USA)
The Thief (1952, USA)
Wicked Woman (1953, USA)

ROY ROWLAND
Rogue Cop (1954, USA)
Scene of the Crime (1949, USA)
Witness to Murder (1954, USA) Available on Blu-ray

SIDNEY SALKOW
Chicago Confidential (1957, USA)

JOSEPH SANTLEY
Shadow of a Woman (1946, USA)

VICTOR SAVILLE
The Long Wait (1954, USA)

HAROLD D. SCHUSTER
Finger Man (1955, USA)
Loophole (1954, USA)

MARTIN SCORSESE
Cape Fear (1991, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Taxi Driver (1976, USA) Available on Blu-ray

RIDLEY SCOTT
Black Rain (1989, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Blade Runner (1982, USA) Available on Blu-ray

TONY SCOTT
True Romance (1993, USA) Available on Blu-ray

LEWIS SEILER
The System (1953, USA)
Women's Prison (1955, USA)

WILLIAM A. SEITER
Make Haste to Live (1954, USA)

LESLEY SELANDER
Blackmail (1947, USA)

STEVE SEKELY
Hollow Triumph (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

MAXWELL SHANE
City Across the River (1949, USA)
Fear in the Night (1947, USA)
The Glass Wall (1953, USA)
The Naked Street (1955, USA)
Nightmare (1956, USA)

GEORGE SHERMAN
Larceny (1948, USA)
The Raging Tide (1951, USA)
The Sleeping City (1950, USA)

VINCENT SHERMAN
Affair in Trinidad (1952, USA)
Backfire (1950, USA)
The Damned Don't Cry (1950, USA)
The Garment Jungle (1957, USA)
Nora Prentiss (1947, USA)
The Unfaithful (1947, USA)

LEE SHOLEM
Crime Against Joe (1956, USA)

DON SIEGEL
Baby Face Nelson (1957, USA)
The Big Steal (1949, USA)
Charley Varrick (1973, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Crime in the Streets (1956, USA)
Dirty Harry (1971, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Killers (1964, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Lineup (1958, USA)
Madigan (1968, USA)
Private Hell 36 (1954, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Verdict (1946, USA)

S. SYLVAN SIMON
I Love Trouble (1948, USA)

BRYAN SINGER
The Usual Suspects (1995, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ROBERT SIODMAK
Christmas Holiday (1944, USA)
Criss Cross (1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Cry of the City (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Dark Mirror (1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Killers (1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Phantom Lady (1944, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Spiral Staircase (1945, USA)
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Suspect (1944, USA)

DOUGLAS SIRK
Lured (1947, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Shockproof (1949, USA)
Sleep, My Love (1948, USA) Available on Blu-ray

PAUL SLOANE
The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950, USA)

JACK SMIGHT
Harper (1966, USA)

STEVEN SODERBERGH
The Limey (1999, USA)
The Underneath (1995, USA)

JOHN M. STAHL
Leave Her to Heaven (1945, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

GEORGE STEVENS
A Place in the Sun (1951, USA)

MARK STEVENS
Cry Vengeance (1954, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Timetable (1956, USA)

ROBERT STEVENSON
The Las Vegas Story (1952, USA)
To the Ends of the Earth (1948, USA)
Walk Softly, Stranger (1950, USA)
The Woman on Pier 13 (1949, USA)

ANDREW L. STONE
A Blueprint for Murder (1953, USA)
Cry Terror! (1958, USA)
Highway 301 (1950, USA)
Julie (1956, USA)
The Night Holds Terror (1955, USA)
The Steel Trap (1952, USA)

OLIVER STONE
Natural Born Killers (1994, USA) Available on Blu-ray
U Turn (1997, USA-France) Available on Blu-ray

JOHN STURGES
The Capture (1950, USA)
Jeopardy (1953, USA)
Mystery Street (1950, USA)
The People Against O'Hara (1951, USA)
The Sign of the Ram (1948, USA)

SEIJUN SUZUKI
Branded to Kill (1967, Japan) Available on Blu-ray

LEE TAMAHORI
Mulholland Falls (1996, USA) Available on Blu-ray

QUENTIN TARANTINO
Jackie Brown (1997, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Pulp Fiction (1994, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Reservoir Dogs (1992, USA) Available on Blu-ray

BERTRAND TAVERNIER
Clean Slate (English title)

TED TETZLAFF
A Dangerous Profession (1949, USA)
Gambling House (1950, USA)
Riff-Raff (1947, USA)
Under the Gun (1951, USA)
The Window (1949, USA)

RALPH THOMAS
The Clouded Yellow (1950, UK)

WILLIAM C. THOMAS
They Made Me a Killer (1946, USA)

J. LEE THOMPSON
Cape Fear (1962, USA) Available on Blu-ray

RICHARD THORPE
The Unknown Man (1951, USA)

JACQUES TOURNEUR
Berlin Express (1948, USA)
Cat People (1942, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Experiment Perilous (1944, USA)
The Leopard Man (1943, USA)
Nightfall (1957, USA)
Out of the Past (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT
Shoot the Piano Player (1960, France) Available on Blu-ray

RICHARD TUGGLE
Tightrope (1984, USA) Available on Blu-ray

MONTGOMERY TULLY
36 Hours (1953, UK)

FRANK TUTTLE
A Cry in the Night (1956, USA)
Suspense (1946, USA)
This Gun for Hire (1942, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)

EDGAR G. ULMER
Bluebeard (1944, USA)
Detour (1945, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Murder is My Beat (1955, USA)
Ruthless (1948, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Strange Illusion (1945, USA)
The Strange Woman (1946, USA)

W.S. VAN DYKE
Rage in Heaven (1941, USA)

PAUL VERHOEVEN
Basic Instinct (1992, USA) Available on Blu-ray

BRUNO VESOTA
Female Jungle (1955, USA)

PHIL VICTOR & GEORGE WHITE
My Gun is Quick (1957, USA)

CHARLES VIDOR
Gilda (1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Ladies in Retirement (1941, USA)

KING VIDOR
Beyond the Forest (1949, USA)
Lightning Strikes Twice (1951, USA)

LUCHINO VISCONTI
Ossessione (1943, Italy)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG
Macao (1952, USA)
The Shanghai Gesture (1941, USA)
Underworld (1927, USA)

BERNARD VORHAUS
The Amazing Mr. X (1948, USA)

LANA WACHOWSKI & LILLY WACHOWSKI
Bound (1996, USA) Available on Blu-ray

RICHARD WALLACE
The Fallen Sparrow (1943, USA)
Framed (1947, USA)

RAOUL WALSH
High Sierra (1941, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Man I Love (1947, USA)
Pursued (1947, USA) Available on Blu-ray
They Drive By Night (1940, USA)
White Heat (1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

ROBERT D. WEBB
The Spider (1945, USA)

ORSON WELLES
Citizen Kane (1941, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Lady from Shanghai (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Mr. Arkadin (1955, France-Spain-Switzerland) Available on Blu-ray
The Stranger (1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Touch of Evil (1958, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

WILLIAM WELLMAN
The Public Enemy (1931, USA) Available on Blu-ray

WIM WENDERS
The American Friend (1977, West Germany-France) Available on Blu-ray
Hammett (1982, USA)

PAUL WENDKOS
The Burglar (1957, USA)

ALFRED L. WERKER
He Walked by Night (1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Shock (1946, USA)

CRANE WILBUR
Canon City (1948, USA)
Outside the Wall (1950, USA)

BILLY WILDER
Ace in the Hole (1951, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Double Indemnity (1944, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Lost Weekend (1945, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Sunset Blvd. (1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

CORNEL WILDE
Storm Fear (1955, USA) Available on Blu-ray

W. LEE WILDER
The Big Bluff (1955, USA)
The Pretender (1947, USA)

GORDON WILES
The Gangster (1947, USA)

BRETAIGNE WINDUST
The Enforcer (1951, USA) Available on Blu-ray

IRWIN WINKLER
Night and the City (1992, USA)

MICHAEL WINNER
The Big Sleep (1978, UK) Available on Blu-ray
Death Wish (1974, USA) Available on Blu-ray

ROBERT WISE
Blood on the Moon (1948, USA)
Born to Kill (1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Captive City (1952, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The House on Telegraph Hill (1951, USA)
I Want to Live! (1958, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Odds Against Tomorrow (1959, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Set-Up (1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)

SAM WOOD
Ivy (1947, USA)

EDWARD D. WOOD JR.
Jail Bait (1954, USA)

WILLIAM WYLER
The Desperate Hours (1955, USA)
Detective Story (1951, USA)
The Letter (1940, USA)

JEAN YARBROUGH
Inside Job (1946, USA)
Shed No Tears (1948, USA)

PETER YATES
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973, USA) Available on Blu-ray

TERENCE YOUNG
Corridor of Mirrors (1948, UK)

ALFRED ZEISLER
Fear (1946, USA)
Parole, Inc. (1948, USA)

FRED ZINNEMANN
Act of Violence (1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) The 100 Most Cited Noir Films Available on Blu-ray Available on Blu-ray
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