1,000 Noir Films (by Year)

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Title / Director / Year / Country
1927
Underworld (Josef von Sternberg, USA)

1931
City Streets (Rouben Mamoulian, USA)
Little Caesar (Mervyn LeRoy, USA)
Available on Blu-ray
M (Fritz Lang, Germany)
Available on Blu-ray

1932
The Beast of the City (Charles Brabin, USA)
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Mervyn LeRoy, USA)
Scarface (Howard Hawks, USA)

1936
Fury (Fritz Lang, USA)

1937
Pépé le Moko (Julien Duvivier, France)
You Only Live Once (Fritz Lang, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1938
La Bête humaine (Jean Renoir, France) Available on Blu-ray
Port of Shadows (Marcel Carné, France) Available on Blu-ray

1939
Le Jour se lève (Marcel Carné, France) Available on Blu-ray

1940

The Letter (William Wyler, USA)
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Stranger on the Third Floor (Boris Ingster, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
They Drive By Night (Raoul Walsh, USA)

1941
Among the Living (Stuart Heisler, USA)
Blues in the Night (Anatole Litvak, USA)
High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
I Wake Up Screaming (H. Bruce Humberstone, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Johnny Eager (Mervyn LeRoy, USA)
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Out of the Fog (Anatole Litvak, USA)
Rage in Heaven (W.S. Van Dyke, USA)
The Shanghai Gesture (Josef von Sternberg, USA)
Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1942
Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Glass Key (Stuart Heisler, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Moontide (Archie Mayo, USA)
Street of Chance (Jack Hively, USA)
This Gun for Hire (Frank Tuttle, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)

1943
Le Corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France)
The Fallen Sparrow (Richard Wallace, USA)
Journey Into Fear (Norman Foster, USA)
Ossessione (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson, USA)
Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

1944
Bluebeard (Edgar G. Ulmer, USA)
Christmas Holiday (Robert Siodmak, USA)
Dark Waters (André de Toth, USA)
Destiny (Reginald Le Borg, USA)
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Experiment Perilous (Jacques Tourneur, USA)
Gaslight (George Cukor, USA)
Guest in the House (John Brahm, USA)
Laura (Otto Preminger, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Lodger (John Brahm, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Mark of the Whistler (William Castle, USA)
The Mask of Dimitrios (Jean Negulesco, USA)
Ministry of Fear (Fritz Lang, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Murder, My Sweet (Edward Dmytryk, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Phantom Lady (Robert Siodmak, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Strangers in the Night (Anthony Mann, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Suspect (Robert Siodmak, USA)
To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Voice in the Wind (Arthur Ripley, USA)
When Strangers Marry (William Castle, USA)
The Whistler (William Castle, USA)
The Woman in the Window (Fritz Lang, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

1945
Apology for Murder (Sam Newfield, USA)
Bewitched (Arch Oboler, USA)
Circumstantial Evidence (John Larkin, USA)
Conflict (Curtis Bernhardt, USA)
Cornered (Edward Dmytryk, USA)
Danger Signal (Robert Florey, USA)
Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Dillinger (Max Nosseck, USA)
Escape in the Fog (Budd Boetticher, USA)
Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Great Flamarion (Anthony Mann, USA)
Hangover Square (John Brahm, USA)
The House on 92nd Street (Henry Hathaway, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Jealousy (Gustav Machatý, USA)
Johnny Angel (Edwin L. Marin, USA)
The Lady Confesses (Sam Newfield, USA)
Lady on a Train (Charles David, USA)
Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
My Name is Julia Ross (Joseph H. Lewis, USA)
Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Spider (Robert D. Webb, USA)
The Spiral Staircase (Robert Siodmak, USA)
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Robert Siodmak, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Strange Illusion (Edgar G. Ulmer, USA)
Two O'Clock Courage (Anthony Mann, USA)
The Unseen (Lewis Allen, USA)

1946
The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Black Angel (Roy William Neill, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Blue Dahlia (George Marshall, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Chase (Arthur Ripley, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Crack-Up (Irving Reis, USA)
The Dark Corner (Henry Hathaway, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Dark Mirror (Robert Siodmak, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Deadline at Dawn (Harold Clurman, USA)
Deception (Irving Rapper, USA)
Decoy (Jack Bernhard, USA)
Fear (Alfred Zeisler, USA)
Gilda (Charles Vidor, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Inside Job (Jean Yarbrough, USA)
The Killers (Robert Siodmak, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Locket (John Brahm, USA)
Night Editor (Henry Levin, USA)
Nobody Lives Forever (Jean Negulesco, USA)
Nocturne (Edwin L. Marin, USA)
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Shadow of a Woman (Joseph Santley, USA)
Shock (Alfred L. Werker, USA)
So Dark the Night (Joseph H. Lewis, USA)
Somewhere in the Night (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Strange Impersonation (Anthony Mann, USA)
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Lewis Milestone, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Strange Triangle (Ray McCarey, USA)
The Strange Woman (Edgar G. Ulmer, USA)
The Stranger (Orson Welles, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Suspense (Frank Tuttle, USA)
Temptation (Irving Pichel, USA)
They Made Me a Killer (William C. Thomas, USA)
Three Strangers (Jean Negulesco, USA)
Undercurrent (Vincente Minnelli, USA)
The Verdict (Don Siegel, USA)
Whistle Stop (Léonide Moguy, USA)

1947
Backlash (Eugene Forde, USA)
Blind Spot (Robert Gordon, USA)
Blackmail (Lesley Selander, USA)
Body and Soul (Robert Rossen, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Boomerang! (Elia Kazan, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Born to Kill (Robert Wise, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Brasher Doubloon (John Brahm, USA)
Brighton Rock (John Boulting, UK) Available on Blu-ray
Brute Force (Jules Dassin, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Calcutta (John Farrow, USA)
Crossfire (Edward Dmytryk, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Dark Passage (Delmer Daves, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Dead Reckoning (John Cromwell, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Desert Fury (Lewis Allen, USA)
Desperate (Anthony Mann, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (Felix E. Feist, USA)
A Double Life (George Cukor, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Fall Guy (Reginald Le Borg, USA)
Fear in the Night (Maxwell Shane, USA)
Framed (Richard Wallace, USA)
The Gangster (Gordon Wiles, USA)
The Guilty (John Reinhardt, USA)
High Tide (John Reinhardt, USA)
High Wall (Curtis Bernhardt, USA)
It Always Rains on Sunday (Robert Hamer, UK) Available on Blu-ray
Ivy (Sam Wood, USA)
Johnny O'Clock (Robert Rossen, USA)
Key Witness (D. Ross Lederman, USA)
Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Long Night (Anatole Litvak, USA)
Lured (Douglas Sirk, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Man I Love (Raoul Walsh, USA)
Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Nora Prentiss (Vincent Sherman, USA)
The October Man (Roy Ward Baker, UK)
Odd Man Out (Carol Reed, UK) Available on Blu-ray
Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Paradine Case (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
Possessed (Curtis Bernhardt, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Pretender (W. Lee Wilder, USA)
Pursued (Raoul Walsh, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Quai des Orfèvres (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France)
Railroaded! (Anthony Mann, USA)
The Red House (Delmer Daves, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Ride the Pink Horse (Robert Montgomery, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Riff-Raff (Ted Tetzlaff, USA)
Shoot to Kill (William Berke, USA)
Singapore (John Brahm, USA)
T-Men (Anthony Mann, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
They Made Me a Fugitive (Alberto Cavalcanti, UK) Available on Blu-ray
They Won't Believe Me (Irving Pichel, USA)
The Two Mrs. Carrolls (Peter Godfrey, USA)
The Unfaithful (Vincent Sherman, USA)
The Unsuspected (Michael Curtiz, USA)
The Web (Michael Gordon, USA)
Whispering City (Fyodor Otsep, Canada)
The Woman on the Beach (Jean Renoir, USA)

1948
The Amazing Mr. X (Bernard Vorhaus, USA)
Behind Locked Doors (Budd Boetticher, USA)
Berlin Express (Jacques Tourneur, USA)
The Big Clock (John Farrow, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Blonde Ice (Jack Bernhard, USA)
Blood on the Moon (Robert Wise, USA)

Bodyguard (Richard Fleischer, USA)
Call Northside 777 (Henry Hathaway, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Canon City (Crane Wilbur, USA)
Cry of the City (Robert Siodmak, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Dark Past (Rudolph Maté, USA)
Drunken Angel (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, UK) Available on Blu-ray
Force of Evil (Abraham Polonsky, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
He Walked by Night (Alfred L. Werker, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Hollow Triumph (Steve Sekely, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Hunted (Jack Bernhard, USA)
I Love Trouble (S. Sylvan Simon, USA)
I Walk Alone (Byron Haskin, USA)
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (William Nigh, USA)
Inner Sanctum (Lew Landers, USA)
Key Largo (John Huston, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (Norman Foster, USA)
The Lady from Shanghai (Orson Welles, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Moonrise (Frank Borzage, USA)
The Naked City (Jules Dassin, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (John Farrow, USA)
Parole, Inc. (Alfred Zeisler, USA)
Pitfall (André de Toth, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Race Street (Edwin L. Marin, USA)
Raw Deal (Anthony Mann, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Road House (Jean Negulesco, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Ruthless (Edgar G. Ulmer, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Secret Beyond the Door (Fritz Lang, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Sleep, My Love (Douglas Sirk, USA) Available on Blu-ray
So Evil My Love (Lewis Allen, USA-UK)
Sorry, Wrong Number (Anatole Litvak, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Street with No Name (William Keighley, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
They Live by Night (Nicholas Ray, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Velvet Touch (Jack Gage, USA)
Walk a Crooked Mile (Gordon Douglas, USA)

1949
Abandoned (Joseph M. Newman, USA)
The Accused (William Dieterle, USA)
Act of Violence (Fred Zinnemann, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Alias Nick Beal (John Farrow, USA)
Beyond the Forest (King Vidor, USA)
The Big Steal (Don Siegel, USA)
Border Incident (Anthony Mann, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Bribe (Robert Z. Leonard, USA)
Caught (Max Ophüls, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Champion (Mark Robson, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Chicago Deadline (Lewis Allen, USA)
City Across the River (Maxwell Shane, USA)
The Clay Pigeon (Richard Fleischer, USA)
C-Man (Joseph Lerner, USA)
Criss Cross (Robert Siodmak, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Crooked Way (Robert Florey, USA) Available on Blu-ray
A Dangerous Profession (Ted Tetzlaff, USA)
Flamingo Road (Michael Curtiz, USA)
Flaxy Martin (Richard L. Bare, USA)
Follow Me Quietly (Richard Fleischer, USA)
Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
House of Strangers (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, USA)
Impact (Arthur Lubin, USA)
Jigsaw (Fletcher Markle, USA)
Johnny Stool Pigeon (William Castle, USA)
Knock on Any Door (Nicholas Ray, USA)
Manhandled (Lewis R. Foster, USA)
Obsession (Edward Dmytryk, UK)
Port of New York (Laszlo Benedek, USA)
The Reckless Moment (Max Ophüls, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Red Light (Roy Del Ruth, USA)
Reign of Terror (Anthony Mann, USA)
Scene of the Crime (Roy Rowland, USA)
The Set-Up (Robert Wise, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Shockproof (Douglas Sirk, USA)
Stray Dog (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
Thieves' Highway (Jules Dassin, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Third Man (Carol Reed, UK) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Threat (Felix E. Feist, USA)
Too Late for Tears (Byron Haskin, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Trapped (Richard Fleischer, USA)
The Undercover Man (Joseph H. Lewis, USA)
Undertow (William Castle, USA)
Whirlpool (Otto Preminger, USA) Available on Blu-ray
White Heat (Raoul Walsh, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Window (Ted Tetzlaff, USA)
The Woman on Pier 13 (Robert Stevenson, USA)
A Woman's Secret (Nicholas Ray, USA)

1950
Armored Car Robbery (Richard Fleischer, USA)
The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Backfire (Vincent Sherman, USA)
Between Midnight and Dawn (Gordon Douglas, USA)
Born to Be Bad (Nicholas Ray, USA)
The Breaking Point (Michael Curtiz, USA)
Caged (John Cromwell, USA)
The Capture (John Sturges, USA)
Convicted (Henry Levin, USA)
D.O.A. (Rudolph Maté, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Damned Don't Cry (Vincent Sherman, USA)
Dark City (William Dieterle, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Destination Murder (Edward L. Cahn, USA)
Dial 1119 (Gerald Mayer, USA)
Edge of Doom (Mark Robson, USA)
The File on Thelma Jordon (Robert Siodmak, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Gambling House (Ted Tetzlaff, USA)
Guilty Bystander (Joseph Lerner, USA)
Highway 301 (Andrew L. Stone, USA)
House by the River (Fritz Lang, USA)
Hunt the Man Down (George Archainbaud, USA)
In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Killer That Stalked New York (Earl McEvoy, USA)
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (Gordon Douglas, USA) Available on Blu-ray
A Lady Without Passport (Joseph H. Lewis, USA)
The Lawless (Joseph Losey, USA)
The Man Who Cheated Himself (Felix E. Feist, USA)
Mystery Street (John Sturges, USA)
Night and the City (Jules Dassin, USA-UK) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
No Man of Her Own (Mitchell Leisen, USA)
No Way Out (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, USA)
One Way Street (Hugo Fregonese, USA)
Outside the Wall (Crane Wilbur, USA)
Panic in the Streets (Elia Kazan, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Quicksand (Irving Pichel, USA)
The Secret Fury (Mel Ferrer, USA)
711 Ocean Drive (Joseph M. Newman, USA)
Shadow on the Wall (Pat Jackson, USA)
Shakedown (Joseph Pevney, USA)
Side Street (Anthony Mann, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Sleeping City (George Sherman, USA)
Southside 1-1000 (Boris Ingster, USA)
The Sun Sets at Dawn (Paul Sloane, USA)
Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Tattooed Stranger (Edward Montagne, USA)
Tension (John Berry, USA)
This Side of the Law (Richard L. Bare, USA)
Try and Get Me! (Cy Endfield, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Underworld Story (Cy Endfield, USA)
Union Station (Rudolph Maté, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Walk Softly, Stranger (Robert Stevenson, USA)
Where Danger Lives (John Farrow, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (Otto Preminger, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Woman in Hiding (Michael Gordon, USA)
Woman on the Run (Norman Foster, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1951
Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Another Man's Poison (Irving Rapper, UK) Available on Blu-ray
Appointment with Danger (Lewis Allen, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Big Night (Joseph Losey, USA)
Cause for Alarm! (Tay Garnett, USA)
Cry Danger (Robert Parrish, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Detective Story (William Wyler, USA)
The Enforcer (Bretaigne Windust, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Fourteen Hours (Henry Hathaway, USA)
He Ran All the Way (John Berry, USA) Available on Blu-ray
His Kind of Woman (John Farrow, USA)
The Hoodlum (Max Nosseck, USA)
The House on Telegraph Hill (Robert Wise, USA)
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (Gordon Douglas, USA)
Lightning Strikes Twice (King Vidor, USA)
M (Joseph Losey, 1951, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Man with My Face (Edward Montagne, USA)
The Mob (Robert Parrish, USA)
No Questions Asked (Harold F. Kress, USA)
On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The People Against O'Hara (John Sturges, USA)
Pickup (Hugo Haas, USA)
A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, USA)
The Prowler (Joseph Losey, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Racket (John Cromwell, USA)
The Raging Tide (George Sherman, USA)
Roadblock (Harold Daniels, USA)
The Scarf (E.A. Dupont, USA)
The Second Woman (James V. Kern, USA)
Storm Warning (Stuart Heisler, USA)
Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Strip (László Kardos, USA)
Tomorrow is Another Day (Felix E. Feist, USA)
Two of a Kind (Henry Levin, USA)
Under the Gun (Ted Tetzlaff, USA)
The Unknown Man (Richard Thorpe, USA)
The Well (Leo Popkin & Russell Rouse, USA)

1952
Affair in Trinidad (Vincent Sherman, USA)
Beware, My Lovely (Harry Horner, USA)
The Captive City (Robert Wise, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Clash by Night (Fritz Lang, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Don't Bother to Knock (Roy Ward Baker, USA)
Hoodlum Empire (Joseph Kane, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Kansas City Confidential (Phil Karlson, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Las Vegas Story (Robert Stevenson, USA)
Loan Shark (Seymour Friedman, USA)
Macao (Josef von Sternberg, USA)
The Narrow Margin (Richard Fleischer, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
Night Without Sleep (Roy Ward Baker, USA)
Scandal Sheet (Phil Karlson, USA)
The Sellout (Gerald Mayer, USA)
The Sniper (Edward Dmytryk, USA)
The Steel Trap (Andrew L. Stone, USA)
Stolen Face (Terence Fisher, UK)
Strange Fascination (Hugo Haas, USA)
Sudden Fear (David Miller, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Talk About a Stranger (David Bradley, USA)
The Thief (Russell Rouse, USA)
The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, USA)
The Turning Point (William Dieterle, USA)
Without Warning (Arnold Laven, USA)

1953
Angel Face (Otto Preminger, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Blue Gardenia (Fritz Lang, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
A Blueprint for Murder (Andrew L. Stone, USA)
City That Never Sleeps (John H. Auer, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Dangerous Crossing (Joseph M. Newman, USA)
The Flanagan Boy (Reginald Le Borg, UK)
The Glass Wall (Maxwell Shane, USA)
The Glass Web (Jack Arnold, USA)
The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock, USA) Available on Blu-ray
I, the Jury (Harry Essex, USA)
Jeopardy (John Sturges, USA)
The Limping Man (Cy Endfield, UK)
Man in the Dark (Lew Landers, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Niagara (Henry Hathaway, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
99 River Street (Phil Karlson, USA) Available on Blu-ray
No Escape (Charles Bennett, USA)
Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Second Chance (Rudolph Maté, USA)
Split Second (Dick Powell, USA)
36 Hours (Montgomery Tully, UK)
The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France-Italy) Available on Blu-ray
Wicked Woman (Russell Rouse, USA)

1954
Black Tuesday (Hugo Fregonese, USA)
Crime Wave (André de Toth, USA)
Cry Vengeance (Mark Stevens, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Drive a Crooked Road (Richard Quine, USA)
The Good Die Young (Lewis Gilbert, UK)
Hell's Half Acre (John H. Auer, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Highway Dragnet (Nathan Juran, USA)
The House Across the Lake (1954, UK)
Human Desire (Fritz Lang, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Long Wait (Victor Saville, USA)
Loophole (Harold D. Schuster, USA)
Make Haste to Live (William A. Seiter, USA)
Murder by Proxy (Terence Fisher, UK)
Naked Alibi (Jerry Hopper, USA)
The Other Woman (Hugo Haas, USA)
Private Hell 36 (Don Siegel, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Pushover (Richard Quine, USA)
Riot in Cell Block 11 (Don Siegel, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Rogue Cop (Roy Rowland, USA)
Shield for Murder (Edmond O'Brien & Howard W. Koch, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Sleeping Tiger (Joseph Losey, UK)
Suddenly (Lewis Allen, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Touchez pas au Grisbi (Jacques Becker, France)
Vicki (Harry Horner, USA)
Witness to Murder (Roy Rowland, USA) Available on Blu-ray
World for Ransom (Robert Aldrich, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1955
The Big Bluff (W. Lee Wilder, USA)
The Big Combo (Joseph H. Lewis, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Big Knife (Robert Aldrich, USA)
Bob le flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville, France)
A Bullet for Joey (Lewis Allen, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Crashout (Lewis R. Foster, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Desperate Hours (William Wyler, USA)
Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France) Available on Blu-ray
Female Jungle (Bruno VeSota, USA)
Female on the Beach (Joseph Pevney, USA)
Finger Man (Harold D. Schuster, USA)
5 Against the House (Phil Karlson, USA)
Hell's Island (Phil Karlson, USA)
House of Bamboo (Samuel Fuller, USA) Available on Blu-ray
I Died a Thousand Times (Stuart Heisler, USA)
Illegal (Lewis Allen, USA)
Killer's Kiss (Stanley Kubrick, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Mr. Arkadin (Orson Welles, France-Spain-Switzerland) Available on Blu-ray
Murder is My Beat (Edgar G. Ulmer, USA)
The Naked Street (Maxwell Shane, USA)
New York Confidential (Russell Rouse, USA)
The Night Holds Terror (Andrew L. Stone, USA)
The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Phenix City Story (Phil Karlson, USA)
Rififi (Jules Dassin, France) Available on Blu-ray
Shack Out on 101 (Edward Dein, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Storm Fear (Cornel Wilde, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Tight Spot (Phil Karlson, USA)
Women's Prison (Lewis Seiler, USA)

1956
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang, USA)
Crime in the Streets (Don Siegel, USA)
A Cry in the Night (Frank Tuttle, USA)
The Harder They Fall (Mark Robson, USA)
Julie (Andrew L. Stone, USA)
The Killer is Loose (Budd Boetticher, USA)
The Killing (Stanley Kubrick, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
A Kiss Before Dying (Gerd Oswald, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Nightmare (Maxwell Shane, USA)
Please Murder Me! (Peter Godfrey, USA)
The Price of Fear (Abner Biberman, USA)
Slightly Scarlet (Allan Dwan, USA)
Timetable (Mark Stevens, USA)
While the City Sleeps (Fritz Lang, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir)
The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

1957
Affair in Havana (Laszlo Benedek, USA-Cuba)
Baby Face Nelson (Don Siegel, USA)
The Brothers Rico (Phil Karlson, USA)
The Burglar (Paul Wendkos, USA)
Chicago Confidential (Sidney Salkow, USA)
Crime of Passion (Gerd Oswald, USA)
Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, France)
The Garment Jungle (Vincent Sherman, USA)
Hit and Run (Hugo Haas, USA)
House of Numbers (Russell Rouse, USA)
The Night Runner (Abner Biberman, USA)
Nightfall (Jacques Tourneur, USA)
Plunder Road (Hubert Cornfield, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Shadow on the Window (William Asher, USA)
Short Cut to Hell (James Cagney, USA)
Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Tattered Dress (Jack Arnold, USA)
Time Without Pity (Joseph Losey, UK)

1958
Cry Terror! (1958, USA)
I Want to Live! (Robert Wise, USA)
The Lineup (Don Siegel, USA)
Murder by Contract (Irving Lerner, USA)
Party Girl (Nicholas Ray, USA)
Screaming Mimi (Gerd Oswald, USA)
Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1959
The Beat Generation (Charles F. Haas, USA) Available on Blu-ray
City of Fear (Irving Lerner, USA)
The Crimson Kimono (Samuel Fuller, USA)
Odds Against Tomorrow (Robert Wise, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray

1960
Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, France) Available on Blu-ray
The Criminal (Joseph Losey, UK)
Hell is a City (Val Guest, UK)
Shoot the Piano Player (François Truffaut, France) Available on Blu-ray

1961
Blast of Silence (Allen Baron, USA)
Underworld, U.S.A. (Samuel Fuller, USA)

1962
Cape Fear (J. Lee Thompson, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Le Doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville, France-Italy)
Experiment in Terror (Blake Edwards, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1963
High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, Japan) Available on Blu-ray
Shock Corridor (Samuel Fuller, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1964
The Killers (Don Siegel, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Naked Kiss (Samuel Fuller, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1965
Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, France) Available on Blu-ray
Brainstorm (William Conrad, USA)
The Money Trap (Burt Kennedy, USA)

1966
Second Breath (Jean-Pierre Melville, France)

1967
Branded to Kill (Seijun Suzuki, Japan) Available on Blu-ray
Point Blank (John Boorman, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Le Samouraï (Jean-Pierre Melville, France) Available on Blu-ray

1968
Madigan (Don Siegel, USA)

1971
Get Carter (Mike Hodges, UK) Available on Blu-ray
Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The French Connection (William Friedkin, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Klute (Alan J. Pakula, USA)

1972
Hickey & Boggs (Robert Culp, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1973
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Outfit (1973, USA)

1974
Chinatown (Roman Polanski, USA) 100 Essential Noirs (or the 100 films most often referred to as noir) Available on Blu-ray
The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1975
Farewell, My Lovely (Dick Richards, USA)
Night Moves (Arthur Penn, USA)

1976
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1977
The American Friend (Wim Wenders, West Germany-France) Available on Blu-ray

1978
The Big Sleep (Michael Winner, UK)
The Driver (Walter Hill, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1979
Série noire (Alain Corneau, France) Available on Blu-ray

1980
The Long Good Friday (John Mackenzie, UK) Available on Blu-ray

1981
Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Coup de torchon (Bertrand Tavernier, France)
Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Thief (Michael Mann, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1982
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (Carl Reiner, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Hammett (Wim Wenders, USA)

1984
Blood Simple (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1985
To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1986
Blue Velvet (David Lynch, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Manhunter (Michael Mann, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1987
Angel Heart (Alan Parker, USA) Available on Blu-ray
House of Games (David Mamet, USA)
No Way Out (Roger Donaldson, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1989
Kill Me Again (John Dahl, USA)
Available on Blu-ray

1990

After Dark, My Sweet (James Foley, USA)
The Grifters (Stephen Frears, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Hot Spot (Dennis Hopper, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Miller's Crossing (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Two Jakes (Jack Nicholson, USA)

1992
Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven, USA) Available on Blu-ray
One False Move (Carl Franklin, USA)
Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1993
Red Rock West (John Dahl, USA)
True Romance (Tony Scott, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1994
The Last Seduction (1994, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1995
Devil in a Blue Dress (Carl Franklin, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Heat (Michael Mann, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Se7en (David Fincher, USA) Available on Blu-ray
The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1996
Bound (Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Fargo (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1997
Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, USA) Available on Blu-ray
L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Lost Highway (David Lynch, USA-France) Available on Blu-ray

1998
Dark City (Alex Proyas, USA-Australia) Available on Blu-ray
A Simple Plan (Sam Raimi, USA) Available on Blu-ray

1999
The Limey (Steven Soderbergh, USA)

2000
Memento (Christopher Nolan, USA) Available on Blu-ray

2001
The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, USA-UK) Available on Blu-ray
Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, France-USA) Available on Blu-ray

2004
Collateral (Michael Mann, USA) Available on Blu-ray

2005
Brick (Rian Johnson, USA) Available on Blu-ray
Sin City (Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller, USA)
Available on Blu-ray

2011
Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, USA) Available on Blu-ray
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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