1,000 Noir Films (by Title)

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À bout de souffle (original title), see BREATHLESS (1960)
ABANDONED (Joseph M. Newman, 1949, USA)
THE ACCUSED (William Dieterle, 1949, USA)
ACCUSED OF MURDER (Joseph Kane, 1956, USA)
ACE IN THE HOLE (Billy Wilder, 1951, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
ACT OF VIOLENCE (Fred Zinnemann, 1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
AFFAIR IN HAVANA (Laszlo Benedek, 1957, USA-Cuba)
AFFAIR IN TRINIDAD (Vincent Sherman, 1952, USA)
AFTER DARK, MY SWEET (James Foley, 1990, USA)
AGAINST ALL ODDS (Taylor Hackford, 1984, USA)
ALIAS NICK BEAL (John Farrow, 1949, USA)
ALL MY SONS (Irving Reis, 1948, USA)
ALL THE KING'S MEN (Robert Rossen, 1949, USA)
ALPHAVILLE (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965, France)
THE AMAZING MR. X (Bernard Vorhaus, 1948, USA)
THE AMERICAN FRIEND (Wim Wenders, 1977, West Germany-France)
AMONG THE LIVING (Stuart Heisler, 1941, USA)
ANGEL FACE (Otto Preminger, 1953, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
ANGEL HEART (Alan Parker, 1987, USA)
Angel of Vengeance (alternative title), see MS. 45 (1981)
ANGELS OVER BROADWAY (Ben Hecht & Lee Garmes, 1940, USA)
ANOTHER MAN'S POISON (Irving Rapper, 1951, UK)
APOLOGY FOR MURDER (Sam Newfield, 1945, USA)
APPOINTMENT WITH A SHADOW (Richard Carlson, 1957, USA)
APPOINTMENT WITH DANGER (Lewis Allen, 1951, USA)
ARMORED CAR ROBBERY (Richard Fleischer, 1950, USA)
THE ARNELO AFFAIR (Arch Oboler, 1947, USA)
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (original title), see ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (1957)
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (John Huston, 1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
AT CLOSE RANGE (James Foley, 1986, USA)
ATLANTIC CITY (Louis Malle, 1980, Canada-France)

BABY FACE NELSON (Don Siegel, 1957, USA)
BACKFIRE (Vincent Sherman, 1950, USA)
BACKLASH (Eugene Forde, 1947, USA)
Bad Blonde (USA title), see THE FLANAGAN BOY (1953)
BAD LIEUTENANT (Abel Ferrara, 1992, USA)
THE BAD SLEEP WELL (Akira Kurosawa, 1960, Japan)
BADLANDS (Terrence Malick, 1973, USA)
BASIC INSTINCT (Paul Verhoeven, 1992, USA)
THE BEAST OF THE CITY (Charles Brabin, 1932, USA)
THE BEAT GENERATION (Charles F. Haas, 1959, USA)
BEAUTIFUL STRANGER (David Miller, 1954, UK-USA)
BEHIND GREEN LIGHTS (Otto Brower, 1946, USA)
BEHIND LOCKED DOORS (Budd Boetticher, 1948, USA)
BERLIN EXPRESS (Jacques Tourneur, 1948, USA)
LA BÊTE HUMAINE (Jean Renoir, 1938, France)
Betrayed (alternative title), see WHEN STRANGERS MARRY (1944)
BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND DAWN (Gordon Douglas, 1950, USA)

BEWARE, MY LOVELY (Harry Horner, 1952, USA)
BEWITCHED (Arch Oboler, 1945, USA)
BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT (Fritz Lang, 1956, USA)
BEYOND THE FOREST (King Vidor, 1949, USA)
THE BIG BLUFF (W. Lee Wilder, 1955, USA)
The Big Carnival (alternative title), see ACE IN THE HOLE (1951)
THE BIG CLOCK (John Farrow, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE BIG COMBO (Joseph H. Lewis, 1955, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE BIG EASY (Jim McBride, 1986, USA)
THE BIG HEAT (Fritz Lang, 1953, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE BIG KNIFE (Robert Aldrich, 1955, USA)
THE BIG LEBOWSKI (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1998, USA-UK)
THE BIG NIGHT (Joseph Losey, 1951, USA)
The Big Risk (English title), see CLASSE TOUS RISQUES (1960)
THE BIG SLEEP (Howard Hawks, 1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE BIG SLEEP (Michael Winner, 1978, UK)
THE BIG STEAL (Don Siegel, 1949, USA)
The Bitch (English title), see LA CHIENNE (1931)
BLACK ANGEL (Roy William Neill, 1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Black Book (alternative title), see REIGN OF TERROR (1949)
THE BLACK DAHLIA (Brian De Palma, 2006, USA-Germany-France)
BLACK HAND (Richard Thorpe, 1950, USA)
BLACK RAIN (Ridley Scott, 1989, USA)
BLACK TUESDAY (Hugo Fregonese, 1954, USA)
BLACK WIDOW (Nunnally Johnson, 1954, USA)
BLACK WIDOW (Bob Rafelson, 1987, USA)
BLACKMAIL (Lesley Selander, 1947, USA)
Blackout (USA title), see MURDER BY PROXY (1954)
BLADE RUNNER (Ridley Scott, 1982, USA)
BLAST OF SILENCE (Allen Baron, 1961, USA)
BLIND SPOT (Robert Gordon, 1947, USA)
BLONDE ICE (Jack Bernhard, 1948, USA)
Blonde Sinner (USA title), see YIELD TO THE NIGHT (1956)
BLOOD ON THE MOON (Robert Wise, 1948, USA)
BLOOD SIMPLE (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1984, USA)
THE BLUE DAHLIA (George Marshall, 1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE BLUE GARDENIA (Fritz Lang, 1953, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
BLUE VELVET (David Lynch, 1986, USA)
BLUEBEARD (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1944, USA)
A BLUEPRINT FOR MURDER (Andrew L. Stone, 1953, USA)
BLUES IN THE NIGHT (Anatole Litvak, 1941, USA)
BOB LE FLAMBEUR (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1955, France)
BODY AND SOUL (Robert Rossen, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
BODYGUARD (Richard Fleischer, 1948, USA)
BODY HEAT (Lawrence Kasdan, 1981, USA)
BONNIE AND CLYDE (Arthur Penn, 1967, USA)
BOOMERANG! (Elia Kazan, 1947, USA)
THE BORDER (Tony Richardson, 1982, USA)
BORDER INCIDENT (Anthony Mann, 1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
BORN TO BE BAD (Nicholas Ray, 1950, USA)
BORN TO KILL (Robert Wise, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
BOUND (Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1996, USA)
BRAINSTORM (William Conrad, 1965, USA)
BRANDED TO KILL (Seijun Suzuki, 1967, Japan)
THE BRASHER DOUBLOON (John Brahm, 1947, USA)
THE BREAKING POINT (Michael Curtiz, 1950, USA)
BREATHLESS (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960, France)
BREATHLESS (Jim McBride, 1983, USA)
THE BRIBE (Robert Z. Leonard, 1949, USA)
BRICK (Rian Johnson, 2005, USA)
BRIGHTON ROCK (John Boulting, 1947, UK)
THE BROTHERS RICO (Phil Karlson, 1957, USA)
BRUTE FORCE (Jules Dassin, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Build My Gallows High (UK title), see OUT OF THE PAST (1947)
A BULLET FOR JOEY (Lewis Allen, 1955, USA)
THE BURGLAR (Paul Wendkos, 1957, USA)
BURY ME DEAD (Bernard Vorhaus, 1947, USA)

CAGED (John Cromwell, 1950, USA)
CALCUTTA (John Farrow, 1947, USA)
CALL NORTHSIDE 777 (Henry Hathaway, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
CANON CITY (Crane Wilbur, 1948, USA)
CAPE FEAR (J. Lee Thompson, 1962, USA)
CAPE FEAR (Martin Scorsese, 1991, USA)
THE CAPTIVE CITY (Robert Wise, 1952, USA)
THE CAPTURE (John Sturges, 1950, USA)
CASABLANCA (Michael Curtiz, 1942, USA)
CASQUE D'OR (Jacques Becker, 1952, France)
CAST A DARK SHADOW (Lewis Gilbert, 1955, UK)
CAT PEOPLE (Jacques Tourneur, 1942, USA)
CAUGHT (Max Ophüls, 1949, USA)
CAUSE FOR ALARM! (Tay Garnett, 1951, USA)
Le Cercle rouge (original title), see THE RED CIRCLE (1970)
CHAMPION (Mark Robson, 1949, USA)
CHANDLER (Paul Magwood, 1971, USA)
CHARLEY VARRICK (Don Siegel, 1973, USA)
THE CHASE (Arthur Ripley, 1946, USA)
CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL (Sidney Salkow, 1957, USA)
CHICAGO DEADLINE (Lewis Allen, 1949, USA)
LA CHIENNE (Jean Renoir, 1931, France)
CHINA MOON (John Bailey, 1994, USA)
CHINATOWN (Roman Polanski, 1974, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
CHINATOWN AT MIDNIGHT (Seymour Friedman, 1949, USA)
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY (Robert Siodmak, 1944, USA)
CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE (John Larkin, 1945, USA)
CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles, 1941, USA)
CITY ACROSS THE RIVER (Maxwell Shane, 1949, USA)
CITY FOR CONQUEST (Anatole Litvak, 1940, USA)
CITY OF FEAR (Irving Lerner, 1959, USA)
CITY STREETS (Rouben Mamoulian, 1931, USA)
CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS (John H. Auer, 1953, USA)
CLASH BY NIGHT (Fritz Lang, 1952, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
CLASSE TOUS RISQUES (Claude Sautet, 1960, France)
THE CLAY PIGEON (Richard Fleischer, 1949, USA)
Clean Slate (English title), see COUP DE TORCHON (1981)
THE CLOUDED YELLOW (Ralph Thomas, 1950, UK)
C-MAN (Joseph Lerner, 1949, USA)
COLLATERAL (Michael Mann, 2004, USA)
A COLT IS MY PASSPORT (Takashi Nomura, 1967, Japan)
THE COME ON (Russell Birdwell, 1956, USA)
Concrete Jungle (USA title), see THE CRIMINAL (1960)
Confidential Report (alternative title), see MR. ARKADIN (1955)
CONFLICT (Curtis Bernhardt, 1945, USA)
THE CONVERSATION (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974, USA)
CONVICTED (Henry Levin, 1950, USA)
THE COOLER (Wayne Kramer, 2003, USA)
COP (James B. Harris, 1988, USA)
COP HATER (William Berke, 1958, USA)
LE CORBEAU (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1943, France)
CORNERED (Edward Dmytryk, 1945, USA)
CORRIDOR OF MIRRORS (Terence Young, 1948, UK)
COUP DE TORCHON (Bertrand Tavernier, 1981, France)
CRACK-UP (Irving Reis, 1946, USA)
CRASHOUT (Lewis R. Foster, 1955, USA)
CRIME AGAINST JOE (Lee Sholem, 1956, USA)
CRIME IN THE STREETS (Don Siegel, 1956, USA)
CRIME OF PASSION (Gerd Oswald, 1957, USA)
CRIME WAVE (André de Toth, 1954, USA)
THE CRIMINAL (Joseph Losey, 1960, UK)
THE CRIMSON KIMONO (Samuel Fuller, 1959, USA)
CRISS CROSS (Robert Siodmak, 1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE CROOKED WAY (Robert Florey, 1949, USA)
THE CROOKED WEB (Nathan Juran, 1955, USA)
CROSSFIRE (Edward Dmytryk, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
CROSSROADS (Jack Conway, 1942, USA)
CROUPIER (Mike Hodges, 1998, Ireland-UK-France-Germany)
CRY DANGER (Robert Parrish, 1951, USA)
A CRY IN THE NIGHT (Frank Tuttle, 1956, USA)
CRY OF THE CITY (Robert Siodmak, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
CRY OF THE HUNTED (Joseph H. Lewis, 1953, USA)
CRY TERROR! (Andrew L. Stone, 1958, USA)
CRY TOUGH (Paul Stanley, 1959, USA)
CRY VENGEANCE (Mark Stevens, 1954, USA)
Cutter and Bone (alternative title), see CUTTER'S WAY (1981)
CUTTER'S WAY (Ivan Passer, 1981, USA)

D.O.A. (Rudolph Maté, 1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
D.O.A. (Rocky Morton & Annabel Jankel, 1988, USA)
THE DAMNED DON'T CRY (Vincent Sherman, 1950, USA)
DANGER SIGNAL (Robert Florey, 1945, USA)
DANGEROUS CROSSING (Joseph M. Newman, 1953, USA)
A DANGEROUS PROFESSION (Ted Tetzlaff, 1949, USA)
DARK CITY (William Dieterle, 1950, USA)
DARK CITY (Alex Proyas, 1998, USA-Australia)
THE DARK CORNER (Henry Hathaway, 1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE DARK MIRROR (Robert Siodmak, 1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
DARK PASSAGE (Delmer Daves, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE DARK PAST (Rudolph Maté, 1948, USA)
DARK WATERS (André de Toth, 1944, USA)
Daybreak (English title), see LE JOUR SE LÈVE (1939)
DEAD AGAIN (Kenneth Branagh, 1991, USA)
DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID (Carl Reiner, 1982, USA)
DEAD RECKONING (John Cromwell, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
DEADLINE AT DAWN (Harold Clurman, 1946, USA)
Deadly is the Female (original title), see GUN CRAZY (1949)
DEAR MURDERER (Arthur Crabtree, 1947, UK)
DEATH WISH (Michael Winner, 1974, USA)
DECEPTION (Irving Rapper, 1946, USA)
DECOY (Jack Bernhard, 1946, USA)
DEEP COVER (Bill Duke, 1992, USA)
THE DEEP END (Scott McGehee & David Siegel, 2001, USA)
DEEP VALLEY (Jean Negulesco, 1947, USA)
THE DEPARTED (Martin Scorsese, 2006, USA-Hong Kong)
LE DERNIER TOURNANT (Pierre Chenal, 1939, France)
DESERT FURY (Lewis Allen, 1947, USA)
DESPERATE (Anthony Mann, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE DESPERATE HOURS (William Wyler, 1955, USA)
DESTINATION MURDER (Edward L. Cahn, 1950, USA)
DESTINY (Reginald Le Borg, 1944, USA)
THE DETECTIVE (Gordon Douglas, 1968, USA)
DETECTIVE STORY (William Wyler, 1951, USA)
DETOUR (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Le Deuxième souffle (original title), see SECOND BREATH (1966)
DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (Carl Franklin, 1995, USA)
THE DEVIL THUMBS A RIDE (Felix E. Feist, 1947, USA)
DEVIL'S DOORWAY (Anthony Mann, 1950, USA)
LES DIABOLIQUES (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955, France)
DIAL 1119 (Gerald Mayer, 1950, USA)
DILLINGER (Max Nosseck, 1945, USA)
DIRTY HARRY (Don Siegel, 1971, USA)
Dog Soldiers (alternative title), see WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN? (1978)
DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK (Roy Ward Baker, 1952, USA)
DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Billy Wilder, 1944, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
A DOUBLE LIFE (George Cukor, 1947, USA)
LE DOULOS (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1963, France-Italy)
DRIVE (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011, USA)
DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD (Richard Quine, 1954, USA)
THE DRIVER (Walter Hill, 1978, USA)
THE DROWNING POOL (Stuart Rosenberg, 1975, USA)
DRUNKEN ANGEL (Akira Kurosawa, 1948, Japan)
Du rififi chez les hommes (original title), see RIFIFI (1955)

EDGE OF DOOM (Mark Robson, 1950, USA)
EDGE OF THE CITY (Martin Ritt, 1957, USA)
THE ELEMENT OF CRIME (Lars von Trier, 1984, Denmark)
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (Louis Malle, 1958, France)
THE ENFORCER (Bretaigne Windust, 1951, USA)
ESCAPE IN THE FOG (Budd Boetticher, 1945, USA)
EXPERIMENT IN TERROR (Blake Edwards, 1962, USA)
EXPERIMENT PERILOUS (Jacques Tourneur, 1944, USA)

FALL GUY (Reginald Le Borg, 1947, USA)
FALLEN ANGEL (Otto Preminger, 1945, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE FALLEN IDOL (Carol Reed, 1948, UK)
THE FALLEN SPARROW (Richard Wallace, 1943, USA)
FAREWELL, MY LOVELY (Dick Richards, 1975, USA)
Farewell, My Lovely (alternative title), see MURDER, MY SWEET (1944)
FARGO (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1996, USA)
FATAL ATTRACTION (Adrian Lyne, 1987, USA)
FEAR (Alfred Zeisler, 1946, USA)
FEAR IN THE NIGHT (Maxwell Shane, 1947, USA)
FEMALE JUNGLE (Bruno VeSota, 1955, USA)
FEMALE ON THE BEACH (Joseph Pevney, 1955, USA)
FEMME FATALE (Brian De Palma, 2002, France-Switzerland)
52 PICK-UP (John Frankenheimer, 1986, USA)
THE FILE ON THELMA JORDON (Robert Siodmak, 1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
FINGER MAN (Harold D. Schuster, 1955, USA)
The Finger Man (English title), see LE DOULOS (1962)
Finger of Guilt (USA title), see THE INTIMATE STRANGER (1956)
5 AGAINST THE HOUSE (Phil Karlson, 1955, USA)
FIVE DAYS (Montgomery Tully, 1954, UK)
THE FLAME (John H. Auer, 1947, USA)
FLAMINGO ROAD (Michael Curtiz, 1949, USA)
THE FLANAGAN BOY (Reginald Le Borg, 1953, UK)
FLAXY MARTIN (Richard L. Bare, 1949, USA)
FOLLOW ME QUIETLY (Richard Fleischer, 1949, USA)
FOLLOWING (Christopher Nolan, 1998, UK)
FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG (Arthur Lubin, 1955, UK)
FOOTSTEPS IN THE NIGHT (Jean Yarbrough, 1957, USA)
FOR YOU I DIE (John Reinhardt, 1947, USA)
Forbrydelsens element (original title), see THE ELEMENT OF CRIME (1984)
FORCE OF EVIL (Abraham Polonsky, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
FOURTEEN HOURS (Henry Hathaway, 1951, USA)
FRAMED (Richard Wallace, 1947, USA)
FRANTIC (Roman Polanski, 1988, USA-France)
THE FRENCH CONNECTION (William Friedkin, 1971, USA)
THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE (Peter Yates, 1973, USA)
FURY (Fritz Lang, 1936, USA)

GAMBLING HOUSE (Ted Tetzlaff, 1950, USA)
THE GAME (David Fincher, 1997, USA)
THE GANGSTER (Gordon Wiles, 1947, USA)
THE GARMENT JUNGLE (Vincent Sherman, 1957, USA)
GASLIGHT (George Cukor, 1944, USA)
GET CARTER (Mike Hodges, 1971, UK)
THE GETAWAY (Sam Peckinpah, 1972, USA)
GILDA (Charles Vidor, 1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE GLASS ALIBI (W. Lee Wilder, 1946, USA)
THE GLASS KEY (Stuart Heisler, 1942, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE GLASS WALL (Maxwell Shane, 1953, USA)
THE GLASS WEB (Jack Arnold, 1953, USA)
Golden Marie (English title), see CASQUE D'OR (1952)
THE GOOD DIE YOUNG (Lewis Gilbert, 1954, UK)
GOOD TIME GIRL (David MacDonald, 1948, UK)
THE GREAT FLAMARION (Anthony Mann, 1945, USA)
THE GREEN GLOVE (Rudolph Maté, 1952, USA-France)
THE GRIFTERS (Stephen Frears, 1990, USA)
Grisbi (alternative title), see TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI (1954)
GUEST IN THE HOUSE (John Brahm, 1944, USA)
THE GUILTY (John Reinhardt, 1947, USA)
GUILTY BYSTANDER (Joseph Lerner, 1950, USA)
GUN CRAZY (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
GUNCRAZY (Tamra Davis, 1992, USA)

HAMMETT (Wim Wenders, 1982, USA)
HANGOVER SQUARE (John Brahm, 1945, USA)
HARD EIGHT (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996, USA)
HARDCORE (Paul Schrader, 1979, USA)
THE HARDER THEY FALL (Mark Robson, 1956, USA)
HARPER (Jack Smight, 1966, USA)
HE RAN ALL THE WAY (John Berry, 1951, USA)
HE WALKED BY NIGHT (Alfred L. Werker, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
HEAT (Michael Mann, 1995, USA)
Heat Wave (USA title), see THE HOUSE ACROSS THE LAKE (1954)
HELL DRIVERS (Cy Endfield, 1957, UK)
HELL IS A CITY (Val Guest, 1960, UK)
HELL'S HALF ACRE (John H. Auer, 1954, USA)
HELL'S ISLAND (Phil Karlson, 1955, USA)
HER KIND OF MAN (Frederick De Cordova, 1946, USA)
HICKEY & BOGGS (Robert Culp, 1972, USA)
The Hidden Room (USA title), see OBSESSION (1949)
HIGH AND LOW (Akira Kurosawa, 1963, Japan)
HIGH SIERRA (Raoul Walsh, 1941, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
HIGH TIDE (John Reinhardt, 1947, USA)
HIGH WALL (Curtis Bernhardt, 1947, USA)
HIGHWAY DRAGNET (Nathan Juran, 1954, USA)
HIGHWAY 301 (Andrew L. Stone, 1950, USA)
HIS KIND OF WOMAN (John Farrow, 1951, USA)
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (David Cronenberg, 2005, USA-Germany)
HIT AND RUN (Hugo Haas, 1957, USA)
THE HITCH-HIKER (Ida Lupino, 1953, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Hole (English title), see LE TROU (1960)
HOLLOW TRIUMPH (Steve Sekely, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
HOLLYWOOD STORY (William Castle, 1951, USA)
HOMICIDE (David Mamet, 1991, USA)
THE HOODLUM (Max Nosseck, 1951, USA)
HOODLUM EMPIRE (Joseph Kane, 1952, USA)
THE HOT SPOT (Dennis Hopper, 1990, USA)
Hour of Glory (USA title), see THE SMALL BACK ROOM (1949)
THE HOUSE ACROSS THE LAKE (Ken Hughes, 1954, UK)
HOUSE BY THE RIVER (Fritz Lang, 1950, USA)
HOUSE OF BAMBOO (Samuel Fuller, 1955, USA)
HOUSE OF GAMES (David Mamet, 1987, USA)
HOUSE OF NUMBERS (Russell Rouse, 1957, USA)
HOUSE OF STRANGERS (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1949, USA)
THE HOUSE ON 92ND STREET (Henry Hathaway, 1945, USA)
THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL (Robert Wise, 1951, USA)
HUMAN DESIRE (Fritz Lang, 1954, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE HUMAN JUNGLE (Joseph M. Newman, 1954, USA)
HUMORESQUE (Jean Negulesco, 1946, USA)
HUNT THE MAN DOWN (George Archainbaud, 1950, USA)
THE HUNTED (Jack Bernhard, 1948, USA)
HUSTLE (Robert Aldrich, 1975, USA)

I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG (Mervyn LeRoy, 1932, USA)
I CONFESS (Alfred Hitchcock, 1953, USA)
I Became a Criminal (USA title), see THEY MADE ME A FUGITIVE (1947)
I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES (Stuart Heisler, 1955, USA)
I LOVE TROUBLE (S. Sylvan Simon, 1948, USA)
I Married a Communist (alternative title), see THE WOMAN ON PIER 13 (1949)
I, THE JURY (Harry Essex, 1953, USA)
I WAKE UP SCREAMING (H. Bruce Humberstone, 1941, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
I WALK ALONE (Byron Haskin, 1948, USA)
I WANT TO LIVE! (Robert Wise, 1958, USA)
I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE F.B.I. (Gordon Douglas, 1951, USA)
I WOULDN'T BE IN YOUR SHOES (William Nigh, 1948, USA)
ILLEGAL (Lewis Allen, 1955, USA)
ILLEGAL ENTRY (Frederick De Cordova, 1949, USA)
IMPACT (Arthur Lubin, 1949, USA)
IN A LONELY PLACE (Nicholas Ray, 1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
INNER SANCTUM (Lew Landers, 1948, USA)
INSIDE JOB (Jean Yarbrough, 1946, USA)
INSOMNIA (Erik Skjoldbjærg, 1997, Norway)
INSOMNIA (Christopher Nolan, 2002, USA)
INTERNAL AFFAIRS (Mike Figgis, 1990, USA)
THE INTIMATE STRANGER (Joseph Losey, 1956, UK)
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (Don Siegel, 1956, USA)
IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY (Robert Hamer, 1947, UK)
IVY (Sam Wood, 1947, USA)

JACKIE BROWN (Quentin Tarantino, 1997, USA)
JAGGED EDGE (Richard Marquand, 1985, USA)
JAIL BAIT (Edward D. Wood Jr., 1954, USA)
JEALOUSY (Gustav Machatý, 1945, USA)
JEOPARDY (John Sturges, 1953, USA)
JIGSAW (Fletcher Markle, 1949, USA)
JOHNNY ANGEL (Edwin L. Marin, 1945, USA)
JOHNNY EAGER (Mervyn LeRoy, 1941, USA)
JOHNNY HANDSOME (Walter Hill, 1989, USA)
JOHNNY O'CLOCK (Robert Rossen, 1947, USA)
JOHNNY STOOL PIGEON (William Castle, 1949, USA)
LE JOUR SE LÈVE (Marcel Carné, 1939, France)
JOURNEY INTO FEAR (Norman Foster, 1943, USA)
JULIE (Andrew L. Stone, 1956, USA)

KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL (Phil Karlson, 1952, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
KEY LARGO (John Huston, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
KEY WITNESS (D. Ross Lederman, 1947, USA)
KILL ME AGAIN (John Dahl, 1989, USA)
THE KILLER INSIDE ME (Burt Kennedy, 1976, USA)
THE KILLER IS LOOSE (Budd Boetticher, 1956, USA)
THE KILLER THAT STALKED NEW YORK (Earl McEvoy, 1950, USA)
THE KILLERS (Robert Siodmak, 1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE KILLERS (Don Siegel, 1964, USA)
KILLER'S KISS (Stanley Kubrick, 1955, USA)
THE KILLING (Stanley Kubrick, 1956, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE (John Cassavetes, 1976, USA)
THEKILL-OFF (Maggie Greenwald, 1989, USA)
KING OF NEW YORK (Abel Ferrara, 1990, USA)
A KISS BEFORE DYING (Gerd Oswald, 1956, USA)
KISS KISS, BANG BANG (Shane Black, 2005, USA)
KISS ME DEADLY (Robert Aldrich, 1955, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
KISS OF DEATH (Henry Hathaway, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY HANDS (Norman Foster, 1948, USA)
KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE (Gordon Douglas, 1950, USA)
KLUTE (Alan J. Pakula, 1971, USA)
KNOCK ON ANY DOOR (Nicholas Ray, 1949, USA)
Koruto wa ore no pasupoto (original title), see A COLT IS MY PASSPORT (1967)

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (Curtis Hanson, 1997, USA)
LADIES IN RETIREMENT (Charles Vidor, 1941, USA)
THE LADY CONFESSES (Sam Newfield, 1945, USA)
THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (Orson Welles, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
LADY IN THE DEATH HOUSE (Steve Sekely, 1944, USA)
LADY IN THE LAKE (Robert Montgomery, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
LADY ON A TRAIN (Charles David, 1945, USA)
A LADY WITHOUT PASSPORT (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950, USA)
LARCENY (George Sherman, 1948, USA)
THE LAS VEGAS STORY (Robert Stevenson, 1952, USA)
THE LAST MILE (Howard W. Koch, 1959, USA)
THE LAST SEDUCTION (John Dahl, 1994, USA)
THE LATE SHOW (Robert Benton, 1977, USA)
LAURA (Otto Preminger, 1944, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE LAWLESS (Joseph Losey, 1950, USA)
LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (John M. Stahl, 1945, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
LÉON (Luc Besson, 1994, France)
THE LEOPARD MAN (Jacques Tourneur, 1943, USA)
LETHAL WEAPON (Richard Donner, 1987, USA)
THE LETTER (William Wyler, 1940, USA)
LIEBESTRAUM (Mike Figgis, 1991, USA)
Lift to the Scaffold (alternative title), see ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (1957)
LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (King Vidor, 1951, USA)
THE LIMEY (Steven Soderbergh, 1999, USA)
THE LIMPING MAN (Cy Endfield, 1953, UK)
THE LINEUP (Don Siegel, 1958, USA)
LITTLE CAESAR (Mervyn LeRoy, 1931, USA)
LOAN SHARK (Seymour Friedman, 1952, USA)
THE LOCKET (John Brahm, 1946, USA)
THE LODGER (John Brahm, 1944, USA)
THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY (John Mackenzie, 1980, UK)
THE LONG GOODBYE (Robert Altman, 1973, USA)
THE LONG NIGHT (Anatole Litvak, 1947, USA)
THE LONG WAIT (Victor Saville, 1954, USA)
LOOPHOLE (Harold D. Schuster, 1954, USA)
LOST HIGHWAY (David Lynch, 1997, USA-France)
THE LOST WEEKEND (Billy Wilder, 1945, USA)
LURED (Douglas Sirk, 1947, USA)

M (Fritz Lang, 1931, Germany)
M (Joseph Losey, 1951, USA)
MACAO (Josef von Sternberg, 1952, USA)
MADIGAN (Don Siegel, 1968, USA)
MAKE HASTE TO LIVE (William A. Seiter, 1954, USA)
THE MALTESE FALCON (Roy Del Ruth, 1931, USA)
THE MALTESE FALCON (John Huston, 1941, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE MAN I LOVE (Raoul Walsh, 1947, USA)
MAN IN THE ATTIC (Hugo Fregonese, 1953, USA)
MAN IN THE DARK (Lew Landers, 1953, USA)
THE MAN IS ARMED (Franklin Adreon, 1956, USA)
THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF (Felix E. Feist, 1950, USA)
THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2001, USA-UK)
THE MAN WITH MY FACE (Edward Montagne, 1951, USA)
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (John Frankenheimer, 1962, USA)
MANHANDLED (Lewis R. Foster, 1949, USA)
MANHUNTER (Michael Mann, 1986, USA)
MARLOWE (Paul Bogart, 1969, USA)
THE MARK OF THE WHISTLER (William Castle, 1944, USA)
THE MASK OF DIIJON (Lew Landers, 1946, USA)
THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS (Jean Negulesco, 1944, USA)
MEMENTO (Christopher Nolan, 2000, USA)
MIAMI BLUES (George Armitage, 1990, USA)
THE MIDNIGHT STORY (Joseph Pevney, 1957, USA)
MILDRED PIERCE (Michael Curtiz, 1945, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
MILLER'S CROSSING (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1990, USA)
MINE OWN EXECUTIONER (Anthony Kimmins, 1947, UK)
MINISTRY OF FEAR (Fritz Lang, 1944, USA)
MIRAGE (Edward Dmytryk, 1965, USA)
THE MOB (Robert Parrish, 1951, USA)
MONA LISA (Neil Jordan, 1986, UK)
MONEY MADNESS (Sam Newfield, 1948, USA)
THE MONEY TRAP (Burt Kennedy, 1965, USA)
MOONRISE (Frank Borzage, 1948, USA)
MOONTIDE (Archie Mayo, 1942, USA)
MOSS ROSE (Gregory Ratoff, 1947, USA)
MR. ARKADIN (Orson Welles, 1955, France-Spain-Switzerland)
MS. 45 (Abel Ferrara, 1981, USA)
MULHOLLAND DR. (David Lynch, 2001, France-USA)
MULHOLLAND FALLS (Lee Tamahori, 1996, USA)
MURDER BY CONTRACT (Irving Lerner, 1958, USA)
MURDER BY PROXY (Terence Fisher, 1954, UK)
MURDER IS MY BEAT (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1955, USA)
MURDER, MY SWEET (Edward Dmytryk, 1944, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
MY GUN IS QUICK (Phil Victor & George White, 1957, USA)
MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS (Joseph H. Lewis, 1945, USA)
MYSTERY STREET (John Sturges, 1950, USA)

NAKED ALIBI (Jerry Hopper, 1954, USA)
THE NAKED CITY (Jules Dassin, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE NAKED KISS (Samuel Fuller, 1964, USA)
THE NAKED STREET (Maxwell Shane, 1955, USA)
THE NARROW MARGIN (Richard Fleischer, 1952, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
NATURAL BORN KILLERS (Oliver Stone, 1994, USA)
NEW JACK CITY (Mario Van Peebles, 1991, USA)
NEW YORK CONFIDENTIAL (Russell Rouse, 1955, USA)
NIAGARA (Henry Hathaway, 1953, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
NIGHT AND THE CITY (Jules Dassin, 1950, USA-UK) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
NIGHT AND THE CITY (Irwin Winkler, 1992, USA)
NIGHT EDITOR (Henry Levin, 1946, USA)
NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES (John Farrow, 1948, USA)
THE NIGHT HOLDS TERROR (Andrew L. Stone, 1955, USA)
NIGHT MOVES (Arthur Penn, 1975, USA)
THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Charles Laughton, 1955, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE NIGHT RUNNER (Abner Biberman, 1957, USA)
NIGHT WITHOUT SLEEP (Roy Ward Baker, 1952, USA)
NIGHTFALL (Jacques Tourneur, 1957, USA)
NIGHTMARE (Maxwell Shane, 1956, USA)
NIGHTMARE ALLEY (Edmund Goulding, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
NIKITA (Luc Besson, 1990, France-Italy)
99 RIVER STREET (Phil Karlson, 1953, USA)
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2007, USA)
NO ESCAPE (Charles Bennett, 1953, USA)
NO MAN OF HER OWN (Mitchell Leisen, 1950, USA)
NO ORCHIDS FOR MISS BLANDISH (St. John Legh Clowes, 1948, UK)
NO WAY OUT (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950, USA)
NO WAY OUT (Roger Donaldson, 1987, USA)
NO QUESTIONS ASKED (Harold F. Kress, 1951, USA)
NOBODY LIVES FOREVER (Jean Negulesco, 1946, USA)
NOCTURNE (Edwin L. Marin, 1946, USA)
NOOSE (Edmond T. Gréville, 1948, UK)
Nora inu (original title), see STRAY DOG (1949)
NORA PRENTISS (Vincent Sherman, 1947, USA)
NOTORIOUS (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
NOWHERE TO GO (Seth Holt, 1958, UK)

OBSESSION (Edward Dmytryk, 1949, UK)
THE OCTOBER MAN (Roy Ward Baker, 1947, UK)
ODD MAN OUT (Carol Reed, 1947, UK)
ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW (Robert Wise, 1959, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Oldeuboi (original title), see OLDBOY (2003)
OLDBOY (Park Chan-wook, 2003, South Korea)
ON DANGEROUS GROUND (Nicholas Ray, 1951, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
ONCE A THIEF (W. Lee Wilder, 1950, USA)
ONE FALSE MOVE (Carl Franklin, 1992, USA)
ONE WAY STREET (Hugo Fregonese, 1950, USA)
OSSESSIONE (Luchino Visconti, 1943, Italy)
THE OTHER WOMAN (Hugo Haas, 1954, USA)
OUT OF THE FOG (Anatole Litvak, 1941, USA)
OUT OF THE PAST (Jacques Tourneur, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE OUTFIT (John Flynn, 1973, USA)
OUTSIDE THE WALL (Crane Wilbur, 1950, USA)
OVER-EXPOSED (Lewis Seiler, 1956, USA)

Paid to Kill (USA title), see FIVE DAYS (1954)
PANIC IN THE STREETS (Elia Kazan, 1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE PARADINE CASE (Alfred Hitchcock, 1947, USA)
THE PARALLAX VIEW (Alan J. Pakula, 1974, USA)
PAROLE, INC. (Alfred Zeisler, 1948, USA)
PARTY GIRL (Nicholas Ray, 1958, USA)
PAYBACK (Brian Helgeland, 1999, USA)
PEEPING TOM (Michael Powell, 1960, UK)
THE PEOPLE AGAINST O'HARA (John Sturges, 1951, USA)
PÉPÉ LE MOKO (Julien Duvivier, 1937, France)
THE PETRIFIED FOREST (Archie Mayo, 1936, USA)
PHANTOM LADY (Robert Siodmak, 1944, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE PHENIX CITY STORY (Phil Karlson, 1955, USA)
PICKUP (Hugo Haas, 1951, USA)
PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (Samuel Fuller, 1953, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
PITFALL (André de Toth, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
A PLACE IN THE SUN (George Stevens, 1951, USA)
PLAYGIRL (Joseph Pevney, 1954, USA)
PLEASE MURDER ME! (Peter Godfrey, 1956, USA)
PLEIN SOLEIL (René Clément, 1960, France-Italy)
PLUNDER ROAD (Hubert Cornfield, 1957, USA)
POINT BLANK (John Boorman, 1967, USA)
PORT OF NEW YORK (Laszlo Benedek, 1949, USA)
PORT OF SHADOWS (Marcel Carné, 1938, France)
POSSESSED (Curtis Bernhardt, 1947, USA)
THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (Tay Garnett, 1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (Bob Rafelson, 1981, USA)
THE POWER OF THE WHISTLER (Lew Landers, 1945, USA)
THE PRETENDER (W. Lee Wilder, 1947, USA)
THE PRICE OF FEAR (Abner Biberman, 1956, USA)
PRIVATE HELL 36 (Don Siegel, 1954, USA)
The Professional (English title), see LÉON (1994)
THE PROWLER (Joseph Losey, 1951, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
PSYCHO (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960, USA)
THE PUBLIC ENEMY (William Wellman, 1931, USA)
THE PUBLIC EYE (Howard Franklin, 1992, USA)
PULP FICTION (Quentin Tarantino, 1994, USA)
Purple Noon (English title), see PLEIN SOLEIL (1960)
PURSUED (Raoul Walsh, 1947, USA)
PUSHOVER (Richard Quine, 1954, USA)

Le Quai des brumes (original title), see PORT OF SHADOWS (1938)
QUAI DES ORFÈVRES (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947, France)
QUEEN BEE (Ranald MacDougall, 1955, USA)
QUICKSAND (Irving Pichel, 1950, USA)

RACE STREET (Edwin L. Marin, 1948, USA)
THE RACKET (John Cromwell, 1951, USA)
RAGE IN HEAVEN (W.S. Van Dyke, 1941, USA)
THE RAGING TIDE (George Sherman, 1951, USA)
RAILROADED! (Anthony Mann, 1947, USA)
The Raven (English title), see LE CORBEAU (1943)
RAW DEAL (Anthony Mann, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
REAR WINDOW (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954, USA)
REBECCA (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940, USA)
THE RECKLESS MOMENT (Max Ophüls, 1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE RED CIRCLE (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970, France-Italy)
THE RED HOUSE (Delmer Daves, 1947, USA)
RED ROCK WEST (John Dahl, 1993, USA)
RED LIGHT (Roy Del Ruth, 1949, USA)
REIGN OF TERROR (Anthony Mann, 1949, USA)
REPEAT PERFORMANCE (Alfred L. Werker, 1947, USA)
RESERVOIR DOGS (Quentin Tarantino, 1992, USA)
RIDE THE PINK HORSE (Robert Montgomery, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
RIFF-RAFF (Ted Tetzlaff, 1947, USA)
RIFIFI (Jules Dassin, 1955, France)
RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11 (Don Siegel, 1954, USA)
Riptide (alternative English title), see SUCH A PRETTY LITTLE BEACH (1949)
ROAD HOUSE (Jean Negulesco, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
ROAD TO PERDITION (Sam Mendes, 2002, USA)
ROADBLOCK (Harold Daniels, 1951, USA)
ROGUE COP (Roy Rowland, 1954, USA)
ROLLING THUNDER (John Flynn, 1977, USA)
ROMEO IS BLEEDING (Peter Medak, 1993, USA)
ROPE (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948, USA)
ROPE OF SAND (William Dieterle, 1949, USA)
RUTHLESS (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1948, USA)

Le Salaire de la peur (original title), see THE WAGES OF FEAR (1953)
THE SALTON SEA (D.J. Caruso, 2002, USA)
LE SAMOURAÏ (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967, France)
The Scar (alternative title), see HOLLOW TRIUMPH (1948)
SCANDAL SHEET (Phil Karlson, 1952, USA)
THE SCARF (E.A. Dupont, 1951, USA)
SCARFACE (Howard Hawks, 1932, USA)
SCARLET STREET (Fritz Lang, 1945, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
SCENE OF THE CRIME (Roy Rowland, 1949, USA)
SCREAMING MIMI (Gerd Oswald, 1958, USA)
SEA OF LOVE (Harold Becker, 1989, USA)
SECOND BREATH (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1966, France)
SECOND CHANCE (Rudolph Maté, 1953, USA)
THE SECOND WOMAN (James V. Kern, 1951, USA)
SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR (Fritz Lang, 1948, USA)
THE SECRET FURY (Mel Ferrer, 1950, USA)
THE SELLOUT (Gerald Mayer, 1952, USA)
SÉRIE NOIRE (Alain Corneau, 1979, France)
SERPICO (Sidney Lumet, 1973, USA)
THE SET-UP (Robert Wise, 1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
SE7EN (David Fincher, 1995, USA)
711 OCEAN DRIVE (Joseph M. Newman, 1950, USA)
THE SEVENTH VICTIM (Mark Robson, 1943, USA)
SEXY BEAST (Jonathan Glazer, 2000, UK-Spain-USA)
SHACK OUT ON 101 (Edward Dein, 1955, USA)
SHADOW OF A DOUBT (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
SHADOW OF A WOMAN (Joseph Santley, 1946, USA)
SHADOW ON THE WALL (Pat Jackson, 1950, USA)
THE SHADOW ON THE WINDOW (William Asher, 1957, USA)
SHAKEDOWN (Joseph Pevney, 1950, USA)
THE SHANGHAI GESTURE (Josef von Sternberg, 1941, USA)
SHATTERED (Wolfgang Petersen, 1991, USA)
SHED NO TEARS (Jean Yarbrough, 1948, USA)
SHIELD FOR MURDER (Edmond O'Brien & Howard W. Koch, 1954, USA)
SHOCK (Alfred L. Werker, 1946, USA)
SHOCK CORRIDOR (Samuel Fuller, 1963, USA)
SHOCKPROOF (Douglas Sirk, 1949, USA)
Shoot the Pianist (alternative title), see SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER (1960)
SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER (François Truffaut, 1960, France)
SHOOT TO KILL (William Berke, 1947, USA)
SHORT CUT TO HELL (James Cagney, 1957, USA)
Une Si jolie petite plage (original title), see SUCH A PRETTY LITTLE BEACH (1949)
SIDE STREET (Anthony Mann, 1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE SIGN OF THE RAM (John Sturges, 1948, USA)
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (Jonathan Demme, 1991, USA)
The Silk Noose (USA title), see NOOSE (1948)
A SIMPLE PLAN (Sam Raimi, 1998, USA)
SIN CITY (Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller, 2005, USA)
SINGAPORE (John Brahm, 1947, USA)
SLAM DANCE (Wayne Wang, 1987, USA-UK)
SLEEP, MY LOVE (Douglas Sirk, 1948, USA)
THE SLEEPING CITY (George Sherman, 1950, USA)
THE SLEEPING TIGER (Joseph Losey, 1954, UK)
SLIGHTLY SCARLET (Allan Dwan, 1956, USA)
THE SMALL BACK ROOM (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1949, UK)
THE SNIPER (Edward Dmytryk, 1952, USA)
SO DARK THE NIGHT (Joseph H. Lewis, 1946, USA)
SO EVIL MY LOVE (Lewis Allen, 1948, USA-UK)
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME (Ridley Scott, 1987, USA)
SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1946, USA)
SORRY, WRONG NUMBER (Anatole Litvak, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Sound of Fury (alternative title), see TRY AND GET ME! (1950)
SOUTHSIDE 1-1000 (Boris Ingster, 1950, USA)
SPECTER OF THE ROSE (Ben Hecht, 1946, USA)
SPELLBOUND (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945, USA)
THE SPIDER (Robert D. Webb, 1945, USA)
THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (Robert Siodmak, 1945, USA)
The Spiritualist (UK title), see THE AMAZING MR. X (1948)
SPLIT SECOND (Dick Powell, 1953, USA)
STATE OF GRACE (Phil Joanou, 1990, USA-UK)
THE STEEL TRAP (Andrew L. Stone, 1952, USA)
STEP DOWN TO TERROR (Harry Keller, 1958, USA)
STOLEN FACE (Terence Fisher, 1952, UK)
STORM FEAR (Cornel Wilde, 1955, USA)
STORM WARNING (Stuart Heisler, 1951, USA)
STORMY MONDAY (Mike Figgis, 1988, UK)
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF UNCLE HARRY (Robert Siodmak, 1945, USA)
STRANGE BARGAIN (Will Price, 1949, USA)
STRANGE DAYS (Kathryn Bigelow, 1995, USA)
STRANGE FASCINATION (Hugo Haas, 1952, USA)
STRANGE ILLUSION (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945, USA)
STRANGE IMPERSONATION (Anthony Mann, 1946, USA)
THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS (Lewis Milestone, 1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
STRANGE TRIANGLE (Ray McCarey, 1946, USA)
THE STRANGE WOMAN (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1946, USA)
THE STRANGER (Orson Welles, 1946, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR (Boris Ingster, 1940, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT (Anthony Mann, 1944, USA)
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
STRAY DOG (Akira Kurosawa, 1949, Japan)
STREET OF CHANCE (Jack Hively, 1942, USA)
THE STREET WITH NO NAME (William Keighley, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE STRIP (László Kardos, 1951, USA)
SUCH A PRETTY LITTLE BEACH (Yves Allégret, 1949, France-Netherlands)
SUDDEN DANGER (Hubert Cornfield, 1955, USA)
SUDDEN FEAR (David Miller, 1952, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
SUDDENLY (Lewis Allen, 1954, USA)
THE SUN SETS AT DAWN (Paul Sloane, 1950, USA)
SUNSET BLVD. (Billy Wilder, 1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE SUSPECT (Robert Siodmak, 1944, USA)
SUSPENSE (Frank Tuttle, 1946, USA)
SUSPICION (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941, USA)
SUTURE (Scott McGehee & David Siegel, 1993, USA)
SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Sydney (original title), see HARD EIGHT (1996)
THE SYSTEM (Lewis Seiler, 1953, USA)

TAKE ONE FALSE STEP (Chester Erskine, 1949, USA)
TALK ABOUT A STRANGER (David Bradley, 1952, USA)
THE TATTERED DRESS (Jack Arnold, 1957, USA)
THE TATTOOED STRANGER (Edward Montagne, 1950, USA)
TAXI DRIVER (Martin Scorsese, 1976, USA)
TEMPTATION (Irving Pichel, 1946, USA)
Tengoku to jigoku (original title), see HIGH AND LOW (1963)
TENSION (John Berry, 1950, USA)
Terror Street (USA title), see 36 HOURS (1953)
THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (Raoul Walsh, 1940, USA)
THEY LIVE BY NIGHT (Nicholas Ray, 1948, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THEY MADE ME A FUGITIVE (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1947, UK)
THEY MADE ME A KILLER (William C. Thomas, 1946, USA)
THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME (Irving Pichel, 1947, USA)
THIEF (Michael Mann, 1981, USA)
THE THIEF (Russell Rouse, 1952, USA)
THIEVES' HIGHWAY (Jules Dassin, 1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE THIRD MAN (Carol Reed, 1949, UK) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE 13TH LETTER (Otto Preminger, 1951, USA)
36 HOURS (Montgomery Tully, 1953, UK)
THIS GUN FOR HIRE (Frank Tuttle, 1942, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THIS SIDE OF THE LAW (Richard L. Bare, 1950, USA)
THE THREAT (Felix E. Feist, 1949, USA)
THREE STRANGERS (Jean Negulesco, 1946, USA)
TIGHT SPOT (Phil Karlson, 1955, USA)
TIGHTROPE (Richard Tuggle, 1984, USA)
TIME WITHOUT PITY (Joseph Losey, 1957, UK)
TIMETABLE (Mark Stevens, 1956, USA)
Tirez sur le pianiste (original title), see SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER (1960)
T-MEN (Anthony Mann, 1947, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (Howard Hawks, 1944, USA)
TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (William Friedkin, 1985, USA)
TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (Robert Stevenson, 1948, USA)
TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY (Felix E. Feist, 1951, USA)
TOO LATE FOR TEARS (Byron Haskin, 1949, USA)
TOUCH OF EVIL (Orson Welles, 1958, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI (Jacques Becker, 1954, France)
THE TRAP (Norman Panama, 1959, USA)
TRAPPED (Richard Fleischer, 1949, USA)
LE TROU (Jacques Becker, 1960, France-Italy)
TRUE CONFESSIONS (Ulu Grosbard, 1981, USA)
TRUE ROMANCE (Tony Scott, 1993, USA)
TRY AND GET ME! (Cy Endfield, 1950, USA)
THE TURNING POINT (William Dieterle, 1952, USA)
TWILIGHT (Robert Benton, 1998, USA)
Betrayed (alternative title), see WHEN STRANGERS MARRY (1944)
THE TWO JAKES (Jack Nicholson, 1990, USA)
THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS (Peter Godfrey, 1947, USA)
TWO O'CLOCK COURAGE (Anthony Mann, 1945, USA)
TWO OF A KIND (Henry Levin, 1951, USA)

U TURN (Oliver Stone, 1997, USA-France)
Twist of Fate (USA title), see BEAUTIFUL STRANGER (1954)
UNDER THE GUN (Ted Tetzlaff, 1951, USA)
THE UNDERCOVER MAN (Joseph H. Lewis, 1949, USA)
UNDERCURRENT (Vincente Minnelli, 1946, USA)
THE UNDERNEATH (Steven Soderbergh, 1995, USA)
UNDERTOW (William Castle, 1949, USA)
UNDERWORLD (Josef von Sternberg, 1927, USA)
THE UNDERWORLD STORY (Cy Endfield, 1950, USA)
UNDERWORLD, U.S.A. (Samuel Fuller, 1961, USA)
THE UNFAITHFUL (Vincent Sherman, 1947, USA)
UNION CITY (Marcus Reichert, 1980, USA)
UNION STATION (Rudolph Maté, 1950, USA)
THE UNKNOWN MAN (Richard Thorpe, 1951, USA)
THE UNSEEN (Lewis Allen, 1945, USA)
THE UNSUSPECTED (Michael Curtiz, 1947, USA)
THE UPTURNED GLASS (Lawrence Huntington, 1947, UK)
THE USUAL SUSPECTS (Bryan Singer, 1995, USA)

THE VELVET TOUCH (Jack Gage, 1948, USA)
THE VERDICT (Don Siegel, 1946, USA)
VERTIGO (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958, USA)
VICKI (Harry Horner, 1953, USA)
VIOLENCE (Jack Bernhard, 1947, USA)
A Voice in the Night (alternative title), see WANTED FOR MURDER (1946)
VOICE IN THE WIND (Arthur Ripley, 1944, USA)
VOICE OF THE WHISTLER (William Castle, 1945, USA)

THE WAGES OF FEAR (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953, France-Italy)
WALK A CROOKED MILE (Gordon Douglas, 1948, USA)
WALK EAST ON BEACON! (Alfred L. Werker, 1952, USA)
WALK SOFTLY, STRANGER (Robert Stevenson, 1950, USA)
WANTED FOR MURDER (Lawrence Huntington, 1946, UK)
WARNING SHOT (Buzz Kulik, 1967, USA)
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (original title), see THE BAD SLEEP WELL (1960)
THE WEB (Michael Gordon, 1947, USA)
THE WELL (Leo Popkin & Russell Rouse, 1951, USA)
WHEN STRANGERS MARRY (William Castle, 1944, USA)
WHERE DANGER LIVES (John Farrow, 1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (Otto Preminger, 1950, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS (Fritz Lang, 1956, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
WHIRLPOOL (Otto Preminger, 1949, USA)
WHISPERING CITY (Fyodor Otsep, 1947, Canada)
WHISPERING FOOTSTEPS (Howard Bretherton, 1943, USA)
WHISTLE STOP (Léonide Moguy, 1946, USA)
THE WHISTLER (William Castle, 1944, USA)
WHITE HEAT (Raoul Walsh, 1949, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? (Robert Zemeckis, 1988, USA)
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN? (Karel Reisz, 1978, USA)
WICKED WOMAN (Russell Rouse, 1953, USA)
THE WINDOW (Ted Tetzlaff, 1949, USA)
WITHOUT WARNING (Arnold Laven, 1952, USA)
WITNESS TO MURDER (Roy Rowland, 1954, USA)
WOMAN IN HIDING (Michael Gordon, 1950, USA)
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (Fritz Lang, 1944, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
THE WOMAN ON PIER 13 (Robert Stevenson, 1949, USA)
THE WOMAN ON THE BEACH (Jean Renoir, 1947, USA)
WOMAN ON THE RUN (Norman Foster, 1950, USA)
A WOMAN'S FACE (George Cukor, 1941, USA)
A WOMAN'S SECRET (Nicholas Ray, 1949, USA)
WOMEN'S PRISON (Lewis Seiler, 1955, USA)
WORLD FOR RANSOM (Robert Aldrich, 1954, USA)
THE WRONG MAN (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)

YEAR OF THE DRAGON (Michael Cimino, 1985, USA)
YIELD TO THE NIGHT (J. Lee Thompson, 1956, UK)
Yoidore tenshi (original title), see DRUNKEN ANGEL (1948)
YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE (Fritz Lang, 1937, USA)
Young Scarface (USA title), see BRIGHTON ROCK (1947)
100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) The 100 Most Cited Noir Films
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