Act of Violence Act of Violence is a 1948 film noir directed by Fred Zinnemann and adapted for the screen by Robert L. Richards from a story by Collier Young, featuring performances by Van Heflin, Robert Ry...
Affair in Havana Affair in Havana (1957) is a crime film noir directed by Laszlo Benedek and written by Maurice Zimm.
Affair in Trinidad Affair in Trinidad is a 1952 film noir produced by Hayworth's Beckworth Corporation, released by Columbia Pictures, and starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford.
Afsporet Afsporet (English: Derailed) is a 1942 Danish thriller directed by Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen Jr.. Starring Ebbe Rode and Illona Wieselmann, the psychological drama revolves aro...
After the Game After the Game is a 1997 Neo-noir drama/mystery film starring Frank Gorshin, Stanley DeSantis, Sam Anderson, Mike Genovese, Susan Traylor, and Robert Dubac.
All My Sons (film) All My Sons is a 1948 American film drama directed by Irving Reis and based on Arthur Miller's play of the same name.
All the King's Men (1949 film) All the King's Men is a 1949 drama film with noir themed overtones set in a political setting directed by Robert Rossen and based on the Robert Penn Warren novel of the same name.
Allotment Wives Allotment Wives (1945) is a film noir starring Kay Francis in her final screen appearance.
Among the Living (film) Among the Living is a 1941 horror suspense film directed by Stuart Heisler, and starring Albert Dekker, Susan Hayward, and Frances Farmer.
Appointment with Danger Appointment with Danger (1951) is an American crime film noir directed by Lewis Allen and written by Richard L. Breen and Warren Duff.
Armored Car Robbery Armored Car Robbery is a 1950 American film noir directed by Richard Fleischer, and starring Charles McGraw.
Arsenic and Old Lace (film) Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Cary Grant, and based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace.
Assigned to Danger Assigned to Danger is a 1948 American crime film noir directed by Budd Boetticher.
Baby Face Nelson (film) Baby Face Nelson is a 1957 crime film noir based on the real-life 1930s gangster, directed by Don Siegel, co-written by Daniel Mainwaring--who also wrote Siegel's 1956 sci-fi thriller Inva...
Backfire (1950 film) Backfire is a 1950 thriller and crime film in the film noir style directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo, Gordon MacRae, Viveca Lindfors, and Dane Clark.
Black Angel Black Angel is a 1946 film noir, based on the novel The Black Angel by Cornell Woolrich.
Black Hand (1950 film) Black Hand is a 1950 American film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Gene Kelly as an Italian immigrant fighting against the Black Hand extortion racket in New York City in the first ...
Black Silk Black Silk (แพรดำ or Prae dum) is a 1961 Thai crime drama film written and directed by Rattana Pestonji.
Blast of Silence Blast of Silence is an American crime/thriller film released in 1961.
Blind Spot (1947 film) Blind Spot is a 1947 American mystery thriller film noir directed by Robert Gordon, and starring Chester Morris, Constance Dowling and Steven Geray.
Blonde Ice Blonde Ice is a 1948 American crime film noir directed by Jack Bernhard and starring Leslie Brooks, Robert Paige and Michael Whalen.
Blood on the Moon Blood on the Moon is a 1948 RKO black-and-white "psychological" western directed by Robert Wise with cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.
Blue Velvet (song) "Blue Velvet" is a popular song written in 1950 by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris.
Bluebeard (1944 film) Bluebeard is a 1944 film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, starring John Carradine in the title role.
Blues in the Night (1941 film) Blues in the Night is a musical drama film released by Warner Brothers, directed by Anatole Litvak and starring Priscilla Lane, Richard Whorf, Betty Field, Lloyd Nolan, Elia Kazan, and Jack ...
Blues in the Night (film) Blues in the Night is a 1941 American musical drama film released by Warner Brothers, directed by Anatole Litvak and starring Priscilla Lane, Richard Whorf, Betty Field, Lloyd Nolan, Elia Ka...
Bob le flambeur Bob le flambeur ("Bob the Gambler" or "Bob the High Roller") is a 1956 French gangster film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.
Body and Soul (1947 film) Body and Soul is a 1947 American film noir directed by Robert Rossen, and features John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere and William Conrad.
Bodyguard (1948 film) Bodyguard is a 1948 American semi-documentary crime film noir directed by Richard Fleischer and written by Fred Niblo Jr.and Harry Essex, based on a story written by George W. George and Rob...
Boomerang (1947 film) Boomerang! is a 1947 film based on the true story of a vagrant who was accused of murder, only to be found innocent through the efforts of the prosecutor.
Border Incident Border Incident is a 1949 film noir directed by Anthony Mann.
Born to Be Bad (1950 film) Born to Be Bad is a 1950 melodrama film noir directed by Nicholas Ray, starring Joan Fontaine as a manipulative young woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Born to Kill (1947 film) Born to Kill is a 1947 American film noir starring Lawrence Tierney and directed by Robert Wise.
Brick (film) Brick is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Brighton Rock (1947 film) Brighton Rock is a 1947 British film noir directed by John Boulting and starring Richard Attenborough as Pinkie (reprising his breakthrough West End creation of the character some three year...
Brighton Rock (2010 film) Brighton Rock is a 2010 British crime film loosely based on Graham Greene's 1938 novel of the same name.
Bunny Lake Is Missing Bunny Lake Is Missing is a 1965 British psychological thriller film starring Laurence Olivier and directed and produced by Otto Preminger, who filmed it in black and white widescreen format ...
Bury Me Dead Bury Me Dead is a 1947 American film noir directed by Bernard Vorhaus.
C-Man (film) C-Man is a 1949 American film directed by Joseph Lerner, and featuring Dean Jagger, John Carradine, Lottie Elwen and Rene Paul.
Caged Caged is a 1950 film noir directed by released by John Cromwell and starring Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby and Hope Emerson.
Calcutta (1947 film) Calcutta is a 1947 American crime film noir directed by John Farrow, and written and produced by Seton I. Miller.
Call Northside 777 Call Northside 777 is a 1948 documentary-style film noir directed by Henry Hathaway.
Calling Dr. Death Calling Dr. Death (1943) is the first of the Universal Pictures Inner Sanctum mystery films.
Canon City (film) Canon City is a 1948 American film noir written and directed by Crane Wilbur.
Cast a Dark Shadow Cast a Dark Shadow is a 1955 British suspense film directed by Lewis Gilbert.
Cat People (1942 film) Cat People is a 1942 horror film produced by Val Lewton and directed by Jacques Tourneur.
Caught (1949 film) Caught is a 1949 American film noir directed by Max Ophüls, and starring James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes and Robert Ryan.
Cause for Alarm! Cause for Alarm! is a 1951 film noir suspense film directed by Tay Garnett, written by Mel Dinelli and Tom Lewis, based on a story by Larry Marcus.
Champion (1949 film) Champion is a 1949 American film noir drama based on a short story by Ring Lardner.
Chicago Deadline Chicago Deadline is a 1949 American film noir thriller directed Lewis Allen.
Christmas Holiday Christmas Holiday is a 1944 American film noir directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, and Richard Whorf.
City Across the River City Across the River is a 1949 American crime film noir directed by Maxwell Shane and starring Stephen McNally, Thelma Ritter, Luis Van Rooten and Jeff Corey.
City of Fear (film) City of Fear (1959) is a black-and-white film noir directed by Irving Lerner.
City That Never Sleeps City That Never Sleeps is a 1953 film noir produced and directed by John H. Auer with cinematography by John L. Russell.
Clash by Night Clash by Night is a 1952 black-and-white drama with some film noir aspects, directed by Fritz Lang and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe and Keith Andes.
Colorado Territory (film) Colorado Territory is a 1949 American Western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, and Dorothy Malone.
Condemned (1984 film) Condemned, a 1984 Filipino film, depicts the cruelty of big-city life, with a focus on Manila.
Crime Wave (1954 film) Crime Wave (also known as The City is Dark) is a 1954 film noir, directed by André De Toth.
Criss Cross (film) Criss Cross is a 1949 film noir starring Burt Lancaster, directed by Robert Siodmak from Don Tracy's novel of the same name.
Crossfire (film) Crossfire is a 1947 film noir drama film which deals with the theme of anti-Semitism, as did that year's Academy Award for Best Picture winner, Gentleman's Agreement.
Crossroads (1942 film) Crossroads is a 1942 mystery film noir directed by Jack Conway and starring William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, Claire Trevor and Basil Rathbone.
Cry Danger Cry Danger is a 1951 film noir thriller shot in twenty-two days in Los Angeles.
Cry of the City Cry of the City is a 1948 black-and-white film noir directed by Robert Siodmak based on the novel by Henry Edward Helseth, The Chair for Martin Rome.
Cry of the Hunted Cry of the Hunted is a 1953 American crime film noir directed by Joseph H. Lewis.
Cry Terror! Cry Terror! is a 1958 thriller film starring James Mason, Inger Stevens, and Rod Steiger.
Cry Vengeance Cry Vengeance is a 1954 American film noir directed by Mark Stevens, starring himself.
Cry Wolf (1947 film) Cry Wolf is a 1947 mystery film directed by Peter Godfrey and featuring Errol Flynn and Barbara Stanwyck, based on the novel of the same name by Marjorie Carleton.
D.O.A. (1950 film) D.O.A. (1950), a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, is considered a classic of the genre.
Danger Signal Danger Signal is a 1945 film noir starring Faye Emerson and Zachary Scott.
Dangerous Crossing Dangerous Crossing is a 1953 black-and-white film noir mystery film, directed by Joseph M. Newman and starring Jeanne Crain and Michael Rennie, based on the 1943 play Cabin B-13 by John ...
Dangerous Intruder Dangerous Intruder is a 1945 American film noir directed by Vernon Keays, starring Charles Arnt, Veda Ann Borg and Richard Powers.
Dark City (1950 film) Dark City is a 1950 film noir directed by William Dieterle and produced by Hal B. Wallis.
Dark Passage (film) Dark Passage (1947) is a Warner Bros. film noir directed by Delmer Daves and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
Dark Streets Dark Streets is a 2008 film adaptation of the play by Glenn M. Stewart.
Dark Waters (1944 film) Dark Waters is a 1944 Gothic horror film based on the novel of the same name by Francis and Marian Cockrell.
Daybreak (1948 film) Daybreak is a 1948 British film noir drama film, directed by Compton Bennett and starring Eric Portman, Ann Todd and Maxwell Reed.
Deep Valley Deep Valley is a 1947 drama starring Ida Lupino and Dane Clark, directed by Jean Negulesco and produced and released by Warner Bros. A young woman lives unhappily with her embittered parents...
Der Verlorene Der Verlorene (The Lost One) is a critically acclaimed German language art film in the film noir style.
Desperate (film) Desperate is a 1947 suspense film noir directed by Anthony Mann and featuring Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr, Douglas Fowley, William Challee and Jason Robards.
Destination Anywhere: The Film Destination Anywhere: The Film is an American film inspired by and featuring music and concepts from Jon Bon Jovi's second solo record Destination Anywhere.
Destination Murder Destination Murder is a 1950 American crime film noir directed by Edward L. Cahn.
Destiny (1944 film) Destiny is a 1944 American drama film noir directed by Reginald Le Borg and starring Gloria Jean, Alan Curtis and Frank Craven.
Detective Story (1951 film) Detective Story is a 1951 film noir which tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad.
Detour (1945 film) Detour is a 1945 film noir thriller that stars Tom Neal and Ann Savage.
Dial 1119 Dial 1119 is a 1950 film noir starring Marshall Thompson as a deranged escaped killer holding the customers of a bar hostage.
Dick Tracy (1945 film) Dick Tracy is a 1945 American pulp action film based on the Dick Tracy comic strip created by Chester Gould.
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Dick Tracy vs. Cueball is a 1946 American pulp action film based on the 1930s comic strip character of the same name created by Chester Gould.
Dick Tracy's Dilemma Dick Tracy's Dilemma, released in the United Kingdom as Mark of the Claw, is a 1947 American pulp action film based on the 1930s comic strip character of the same name created by C...
Disbarred (1939 film) Disbarred is a 1939 film about a crooked lawyer starring Gail Patrick and Robert Preston.
Don't Bother to Knock Don't Bother to Knock is a 1952 American thriller film starring Richard Widmark and Marilyn Monroe, directed by Roy Ward Baker and written by Daniel Taradash.
Double Indemnity (film) Double Indemnity is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom.
Down Three Dark Streets Down Three Dark Streets is a 1954 documentary-style film noir, starring Broderick Crawford and directed by Arnold Laven.
Fallen Angel (1945 film) Fallen Angel is a 1945 black-and-white film noir directed by Otto Preminger, with cinematography by Joseph LaShelle, who had also worked with Preminger on Laura a year before.
Fashion Model (film) Fashion Model is a 1945 comedy mystery film directed by William Beaudine and written by Victor Hammond and Tim Ryan.
FBI Girl FBI Girl is a 1951 crime film about a female FBI employee who becomes involved in government plot involving corruption and murder.
Fear (1946 film) Fear is a 1946 low-budget film noir directed by Alfred Zeisler.
Fear in the Night Fear in the Night is a low budget black-and-white film noir directed by Maxwell Shane and starring Paul Kelly and DeForest Kelley.
Fear in the Night (1947 film) Fear in the Night (1947) is a low budget black and white film noir directed by Maxwell Shane and starring Paul Kelly and DeForest Kelley (in his film debut).
Female Jungle Female Jungle is a 1955 black-and-white film noir directed by Bruno VeSota, featuring Lawrence Tierney, Kathleen Crowley, John Carradine, Jayne Mansfield, and Burt Kaiser.
Female on the Beach Female on the Beach is a 1955 feature film starring Joan Crawford and Jeff Chandler in a story about a widow and her beach bum lover.
Film noir Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.
Finger Man Finger Man is a 1955 American film directed by Harold D. Schuster, starring Frank Lovejoy, Forrest Tucker and Peggie Castle.
Flamingo Road (film) Flamingo Road is a 1949 film noir directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet and David Brian.
Flaxy Martin Flaxy Martin is a 1949 film noir directed by Richard L. Bare.
Follow Me Quietly Follow Me Quietly is a 1949 semidocumentary film noir directed by Richard Fleischer, with support from Anthony Mann in an uncredited position.
For You I Die For You I Die is a 1947 American film noir directed by John Reinhardt and featuring Cathy Downs, Paul Langton, Mischa Auer and Roman Bohnen.
Forbidden (1953 film) Forbidden is a 1953 thriller film noir directed by Rudolph Mate, featuring Tony Curtis and Joanne Dru.
Force of Evil Force of Evil is a 1948 film noir directed by Abraham Polonsky who had already achieved a name for himself as a scriptwriter, most notably for the gritty boxing film Body and Soul (1947).
Foreign Intrigue (film) Foreign Intrigue is a 1956 film starring Robert Mitchum and directed by Sheldon Reynolds, who had produced a television series called Foreign Intrigue in 1951.
Fourteen Hours Fourteen Hours is a 1951 drama film directed by Henry Hathaway, which tells the story of a New York police officer trying to stop a despondent man from jumping to his death from the fifteent...
Framed (1947 film) Framed is a 1947 American black-and-white film noir directed by Richard Wallace and featuring Glenn Ford, Janis Carter, Barry Sullivan and Edgar Buchanan.
Gambling House Gambling House is a 1951 crime film noir directed by Ted Tetzlaff and starring Victor Mature, Terry Moore, William Bendix and Cleo Moore.
Gaslight (1944 film) Gaslight is a 1944 mystery-thriller film adapted from Patrick Hamilton's play, Gas Light, performed as Angel Street on Broadway in 1941.
Gilda Gilda is a 1946 American black-and-white film noir directed by Charles Vidor.
Guest in the House Guest in the House (re-release title Satan in Skirts) is a 1944 American film noir directed by John Brahm.
Guilty Bystander Guilty Bystander is a 1950 American film noir directed by Joseph Lerner, and starring Zachary Scott and Faye Emerson.
Gun Crazy Gun Crazy is a 1950 film noir feature film directed by Joseph H. Lewis, and produced by Frank King and Maurice King.
Gunman in the Streets Gunman in the Streets (Canadian title Gangster at Bay) is a French/US-produced 1950 black-and-white film noir directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Dane Clark and Simone Signoret.
Hangover Square (film) Hangover Square is a 1945 film noir directed by John Brahm, based on the novel Hangover Square (1941) by Patrick Hamilton.
Harry Lime The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir directed by Carol Reed and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard.
Hatter's Castle (film) Hatter's Castle is a 1942 British film noir based on the 1931 novel Hatter's Castle by A. J. Cronin, which dramatizes the ruin that befalls a Scottish hatter set on recapturing his imagi...
Hawksian woman The "Hawksian woman" is, in film theory, a character archetype of the tough-talking woman, popularized in film by director Howard Hawks through his use of actresses such as Katharine Hepburn,
He Ran All the Way He Ran All the Way is a 1951 American crime drama film noir, directed by John Berry and featuring John Garfield, Shelley Winters and Wallace Ford.
He Walked by Night He Walked by Night is a 1948 black-and-white police procedural film noir, directed by Alfred L. Werker.
High Wall High Wall is a 1947 film noir, starring Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter and Herbert Marshall.
Highway 301 (film) Highway 301 is an American 1950 crime drama film noir written and directed by Andrew L. Stone, and starring Steve Cochran, Virginia Grey, Gaby André and Edmon Ryan.
Highway Dragnet Highway Dragnet is a 1954 American crime drama film noir directed by Nathan Juran, based on story by U.S. Anderson and Roger Corman.
His Kind of Woman His Kind of Woman is a 1951 black-and-white film noir starring Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell.
Hit and Run (1957 film) Hit and Run is a 1957 low-budgeted Columbia Pictures film noir, starring, Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas, and Vince Edwards.
Hollow Triumph Hollow Triumph (also known as The Scar in the United Kingdom) is a 1948 American film noir directed by Steve Sekely and starring Paul Henreid and Joan Bennett.
Hollywood Story Hollywood Story is a 1951 American thriller film noir directed by William Castle, and starring Richard Conte, Julie Adams, Richard Egan and Henry Hull.
Hoodlum Empire Hoodlum Empire is a 1952 American film noir directed by Joseph Kane, starring Brian Donlevy and Claire Trevor.
House by the River House by the River is a 1950 Gothic film noir directed by Fritz Lang, and starring Louis Hayward, Jane Wyatt, Lee Bowman, and Dorothy Patrick.
House of Numbers (1957 film) House of Numbers is a 1957 classic American film noir, based on author Jack Finney's 1957 novel of the same name, starring Jack Palance and Barbara Lang.
House of Numbers (film) House of Numbers is a 1957 classic American film noir, based on author Jack Finney's 1957 novel of the same name, starring Jack Palance and Barbara Lang.
House of Strangers House of Strangers is a 1949 American film noir directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and starring Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, and Richard Conte.
Human Desire Human Desire is a 1954 black-and-white film noir directed by Fritz Lang, and based on the novel La Bête humaine by Émile Zola.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) is a Pre-Code crime/drama film starring Paul Muni as a wrongfully convicted convict on a chain gang who escapes to Chicago.
I Confess (film) I Confess is a 1953 drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Montgomery Clift as Fr. Michael William Logan, a Catholic priest, Anne Baxter as Ruth Grandfort, and Karl Malden as ...
I Love Trouble (1948 film) I Love Trouble (1948) is a film noir written by Roy Huggins from his first novel The Double Take, directed by S. Sylvan Simon, and starring Franchot Tone as Stuart Bailey.
I Married a Communist (film) I Married a Communist is a 1949 American film noir drama directed by Robert Stevenson, and featuring Laraine Day, Robert Ryan and John Agar.
Julie (1956 film) Julie is a 1956 film noir written and directed by Andrew L. Stone and starring Doris Day.
Kansas City Confidential Kansas City Confidential is a 1952 film noir crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam.
Key Witness (1947 film) Key Witness is a 1947 American thriller film noir directed by D. Ross Lederman and featuring John Beal, Trudy Marshall, Jimmy Lloyd and Helen Mowery.
Killer's Kiss Killer's Kiss is a 1955 American film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Kubrick and Howard Sackler.
Kiss Me Deadly Kiss Me Deadly is a 1955 film noir drama produced and directed by Robert Aldrich starring Ralph Meeker.
Kiss of Death (1947 film) Kiss of Death is a 1947 film noir movie directed by Henry Hathaway and written by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer from a story by Eleazar Lipsky.
Midnight (1934 film) Midnight is a 1934 film noir directed by Chester Erskine and starring Sidney Fox, O.P. Heggie, Henry Hull, Margaret Wycherly, and Humphrey Bogart.
Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce is a 1941 hardboiled novel by James M. Cain.
Mildred Pierce (film) Mildred Pierce is a 1945 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson and Zachary Scott and featuring Eve Arden, Ann Blyth and Bruce Bennett, in a f...
Nobody Lives Forever (film) Nobody Lives Forever is a 1946 black-and-white crime film based on the novel I Wasn't Born Yesterday by W.R. Burnett.
Nocturne (film) Nocturne is a 1946 black-and-white film noir starring George Raft and Lynn Bari.
Noose (film) Noose, released in the United States as The Silk Noose, is a British crime film released in 1948.
Nora Prentiss Nora Prentiss is a 1947 black-and-white drama film noir directed by Vincent Sherman, and starring Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, Bruce Bennett and Robert Alda.
Notorious (1946 film) Notorious is a 1946 American thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains as three people whose lives become intimately entan...
Obsession (1949 film) Obsession, released in the US as The Hidden Room, is a 1949 British crime film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based on the book A Man About A Dog by Alec Coppel, who also wrote th...
Odd Man Out Odd Man Out is a 1947 Anglo-Irish film noir directed by Carol Reed, starring James Mason, and is based on a novel of the same name by F. L. Green.
Odds Against Tomorrow Odds Against Tomorrow is a 1959 film noir produced and directed by Robert Wise for HarBel Productions, a company founded by the film's star, Harry Belafonte.
Off Season (2012 film) Off Season is a 2012 noir thriller independent film directed by Katie Carman and starring Elizabeth Lee, Kimani Shillingford, Abe Koogler, Mchale Bright, Dan Odell and Jun Naito.
Off Season (film) Off Season is a 2012 noir thriller independent film directed by Katie Carman and starring Elizabeth Lee, Kimani Shillingford, Abe Koogler, Mchale Bright, Dan Odell and Jun Naito.
On Dangerous Ground On Dangerous Ground is a 1951 film noir directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by John Houseman.
One Girl's Confession One Girl's Confession is a 1953 low-budget film noir released by Columbia Pictures.
One Way Street One Way Street is a 1950 film noir directed by Hugo Fregonese featuring James Mason, Märta Torén and Dan Duryea.
Open Secret An open secret is a concept or idea that is "officially" secret or restricted in knowledge, but is actually widely known; or refers to something which is widely known to be true, but which none ...
Ossessione Ossessione (English: Obsession) is a 1943 film based on the novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, by James M. Cain.
Out of the Fog (film) Out of the Fog is a 1941 film noir directed by Anatole Litvak, starring John Garfield, Ida Lupino and Thomas Mitchell.
Out of the Past Out of the Past (originally released in the United Kingdom as Build My Gallows High) is a 1947 film noir directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and Ki...
Outside the Wall (film) Outside the Wall is a 1950 American crime film noir directed by Crane Wilbur starring Richard Basehart, Marilyn Maxwell, Signe Hasso and Dorothy Hart.
Phantom Lady (film) Phantom Lady is a 1944 film noir directed by Robert Siodmak, his first Hollywood noir.
Pickup (film) Pickup is a 1951 American film noir written and directed by Czech actor and filmmaker Hugo Haas.
Pickup on South Street Pickup on South Street (1953) is a Cold War spy film noir written and directed by Samuel Fuller and released by the 20th Century Fox studio.
Pitfall (1948 film) Pitfall is a 1948 black-and-white film noir drama directed by André De Toth.
Playgirl (film) Playgirl is a 1954 American film noir directed by Joseph Pevney starring Shelley Winters, Barry Sullivan and Colleen Miller.
Please Murder Me Please Murder Me is a 1956 American film directed by Peter Godfrey, and starring Angela Lansbury and Raymond Burr.
Plunder Road Plunder Road is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Hubert Cornfield, starring Paul Langton, Jeanne Cooper and Wayne Morris.
Port of New York (film) Port of New York is a 1949 film noir directed by László Benedek with cinematography by George E. Diskant and shot in semidocumentary style.
Possessed (1947 film) Possessed is a 1947 film noir directed by Curtis Bernhardt, starring Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, and Raymond Massey in a tale about an unstable woman's obsession with her ex-lover.
Private Hell 36 Private Hell 36 is a 1954 black-and-white film noir, directed by Don Siegel.
Pulp noir Pulp noir is a sub-genre influenced by various "noir" genres, as well as pulp fiction genres, particularly the hard-boiled genre which help give rise to film noir.
Pursued Pursued is a 1947 film that combines western film noir and psychological melodrama.
Rogue Cop Rogue Cop is a 1954 film noir directed by Roy Rowland, based on the novel by William P. McGivern, and starring Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh, and George Raft.
Rope of Sand Rope of Sand is a 1949 adventure-suspense film noir directed by William Dieterle, featuring Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, Corinne Calvet, Sam Jaffe, and John Brom...
Ruthless (film) Ruthless is a 1948 drama film noir directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and starring Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet and Louis Hayward.
Scandal Sheet Scandal Sheet (1952) is a black-and-white film noir directed by Phil Karlson.
Secret Beyond the Door Secret Beyond the Door is a 1948 psychological thriller and modern updating of the Bluebeard fairytale, directed by Fritz Lang, produced by Lang's Diana Productions, and released by Universa...
Sergeant Madden Sergeant Madden is a 1939 film noir forerunner directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Wallace Beery.
Seven Thieves Seven Thieves is a 1960 20th Century Fox film noir crime drama motion picture shot in CinemaScope.
Shadow of a Woman Shadow of a Woman is an American drama film noir directed by Joseph Santley.
Shadow on the Wall (film) Shadow on the Wall is a 1950 psychological thriller film starring Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Gigi Perreau and Nancy Davis.
Shakedown (1950 film) Shakedown is a 1950 American film noir directed by Joseph Pevney, starring Howard Duff, Brian Donlevy and Peggy Dow.
Shed No Tears Shed No Tears is a 1948 American film noir directed by Jean Yarbrough, starring Wallace Ford and June Vincent.
Shield for Murder Shield for Murder is a 1954 film noir co-directed by and starring Edmond O'Brien as a crooked police detective.
Shockproof Shockproof is a 1949 film noir directed by Douglas Sirk, and starring Cornel Wilde and Patricia Knight.
Shoot the Piano Player Shoot the Piano Player (Tirez sur le pianiste) is a 1960 French crime drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Charles Aznavour as the titular pianist.
Shoot to Kill (1947 film) Shoot to Kill, also known as Police Reporter is a 1947 American black-and-white film noir directed by William Berke, and stars Robert Kent, Luana Walters, Edmund MacDonald and Russ...
Short Cut to Hell Short Cut to Hell is a 1957 American film noir directed by James Cagney and starring Robert Ivers and Georgann Johnson.
Sorry, Wrong Number Sorry, Wrong Number is a 1948 American suspense film noir directed by Anatole Litvak and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster.
Southside 1-1000 Southside 1-1000 is a 1950 semidocumentary-style film noir directed by Boris Ingster and featuring Don DeFore, Andrea King, George Tobias and Gerald Mohr as the off-screen narrator.
Specter of the Rose Specter of the Rose is a 1946 ballet murder mystery film noir written and directed by Ben Hecht and starring Judith Anderson, Ivan Kirov, Viola Essen, Michael Chekhov, and Lionel Stander, wi...
Spellbound (1945 film) Spellbound is a 1945 American psychological mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Split Second (1953 film) Split Second is a 1953 film noir thriller directed by Dick Powell about escaped convicts and their hostages holed up in a ghost town, unaware of the grave danger they are in.
Spook Louder Spook Louder is the 69th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges.
Station West Station West is a 1948 black-and-white film directed by Sidney Lanfield and based on a Western novel by Luke Short.
Stolen Identity (film) Stolen Identity is a 1953 Austrian film directed by Gunther von Fritsch, starring Donald Buka, Joan Camden and Francis Lederer.
Storm Fear Storm Fear is a 1956 American crime film noir directed by Cornel Wilde, starring himself, Jean Wallace and Dan Duryea.
Storm Warning (1951 film) Storm Warning is a 1951 American thriller, directed by Stuart Heisler, and featuring Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day and Steve Cochran.
Strange Bargain Strange Bargain is a 1949 American crime film noir directed by Will Price, and starring NAME.
Strange Fascination Strange Fascination is a 1952 American film noir directed by Hugo Haas, starring Cleo Moore, himself and Mona Barrie.
Strange Illusion Strange Illusion is a 1945 American film noir directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.
Strange Impersonation (film) Strange Impersonation is a 1946 film noir directed by Anthony Mann, featuring Brenda Marshall, William Gargan and Hillary Brooke.
Strange Triangle Strange Triangle is a 1946 American crime film noir directed by Ray McCarey, and starring Signe Hasso, Preston Foster and Anabel Shaw.
Stranger on the Prowl Imbarco a mezzanotte (internationally released as Stranger on the Prowl, also known as Giacomo and Encounter) is a 1952 Italian drama film directed by Joseph Losey and feat...
Strangers in the Night (film) Strangers in the Night is a 1944 American thriller film noir directed by Anthony Mann and starring William Terry, Virginia Grey and Helene Thimig.
Strangers on a Train (film) Strangers on a Train is an American psychological crime thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and based on the 1950 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith.
Stray Dog (film) Stray Dog is a 1949 Japanese police procedural film noir directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura.
Street of Chance (1942 film) Street of Chance is a 1942 film noir starring Burgess Meredith as a man who finds he's been suffering from amnesia and Claire Trevor as a woman who protects him from the police, who suspect ...
The Beat Generation The Beat Generation (1959) is a film by MGM starring Steve Cochran and Mamie Van Doren, with Ray Danton, Fay Spain, Maggie Hayes, Jackie Coogan, Louis Armstrong, Vampira, and Ray Anthony.
The Big Bluff The Big Bluff is a 1955 American film noir directed by W. Lee Wilder and starring John Bromfield, Martha Vickers and Robert Hutton.
The Big Clock (film) The Big Clock is a 1948 film noir thriller directed by John Farrow, adapted by renowned novelist-screenwriter Jonathan Latimer from the novel of the same name by Kenneth Fearing.
The Big Combo The Big Combo is a 1955 American film noir directed by Joseph H. Lewis and photographed by cinematographer John Alton, with music by David Raksin.
The Damned Don't Cry! The Damned Don't Cry! is a 1950 American drama film directed by Vincent Sherman and featuring Joan Crawford, David Brian, and Steve Cochran tells of a woman's involvement with an organized ...
The Dark Corner The Dark Corner is a 1946 black-and-white film noir directed by Henry Hathaway that starred Lucille Ball, Mark Stevens and Clifton Webb.
The Dark Mirror (film) The Dark Mirror is a 1946 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Siodmak, starring Olivia de Havilland as twins and Lew Ayres as their psychiatrist.
The Dark Past The Dark Past is a 1948 psychological thriller film noir directed by Rudolph Maté, and starring William Holden, Nina Foch, and Lee J. Cobb.
The Decay of Fiction The Decay of Fiction is a 2002 American 35mm part color and part black-and-white experimental film noir project directed by independent filmmaker and artist Pat O'Neill.
The Devil Thumbs a Ride The Devil Thumbs a Ride is a 1947 film noir directed by Felix E. Feist and featuring Lawrence Tierney and Ted North.
The Double Hour The Double Hour (La doppia ora) is a 2009 Italian romantic thriller film.
The Enforcer (1951 film) The Enforcer (aka Murder, Inc.) is an American 1951 black-and-white film noir directed by Bretaigne Windust with uncredited help from Raoul Walsh, who shot most of the film's suspe...
The Fallen Idol (film) The Fallen Idol (also known as The Lost Illusion) is a 1948 film directed by Carol Reed and based on the short story "The Basement Room", by Graham Greene.
The Fallen Sparrow The Fallen Sparrow is a 1943 spy film starring John Garfield, Maureen O'Hara, and Walter Slezak.
The Killers (1946 film) The Killers is a 1946 American film noir directed by Robert Siodmak and based in part on the short story of the same name by Ernest Hemingway.
The Killing (film) The Killing is a 1956 film noir produced by James B. Harris and directed by Stanley Kubrick.
The Lady Confesses The Lady Confesses is a 1945 American Film noir directed by Sam Newfield.
The Lady from Shanghai The Lady from Shanghai is a 1947 film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, his estranged wife Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane.
The Las Vegas Story (film) The Las Vegas Story is a 1952 a suspense noir film, directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Robert Sparks and Howard Hughes with Samuel Bischoff as the executive producer.
The Limping Man (1953 film) The Limping Man is a 1953 British crime film directed by Cy Endfield (as Charles de Lautour) and starring Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister and Leslie Phillips.
The Lineup (film) The Lineup is a 1958 American film version of the police procedural series that ran on CBS radio from 1950-1953 and on CBS television from 1954-1960, directed by Don Siegel.
The Locket The Locket is a 1946 suspense film directed by John Brahm, starring Laraine Day, Brian Aherne, Robert Mitchum, and Gene Raymond, and released by RKO Pictures.
The Lodger (1944 film) The Lodger is a 1944 horror film about Jack the Ripper, based on the novel of the same name by Marie Belloc Lowndes.
The Long Night (1947 film) The Long Night is a 1947 American film noir directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by RKO. It is a remake of Le Jour Se Lève (1939) by Marcel Carné.
The Long Wait The Long Wait is a 1954 film based on a novel by te mystery writer Mickey Spillane.
The Lost Weekend (film) The Lost Weekend is a 1945 American drama film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman.
The Macomber Affair The Macomber Affair is a 1947 psychological drama set in British East Africa concerning a fatal triangle involving a frustrated wife, a weak husband, and the professional hunter who comes be...
The Man from Cairo The Man From Cairo (Dramma nella Kasbah) is a 1953 British film-noir starring George Raft, who plays a man that is mistaken for a detective by the French and is sent to find lost World War I...
The Man from Elysian Fields The Man from Elysian Fields is a 2001 drama film directed by George Hickenlooper, and starring Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger, Olivia Williams, Julianna Margulies, and James Coburn.
The Man from London The Man from London (A Londoni férfi) is a 2007 film by Hungarian director Béla Tarr.
The Man I Love (1947 film) The Man I Love is a 1947 film noir melodrama directed by Raoul Walsh, based on the novel Night Shift by Maritta M. Wolff, and starring Ida Lupino, Robert Alda and Bruce Bennett.
The Man I Love (film) The Man I Love is a film melodrama made in 1947, directed by Raoul Walsh, based on the novel Night Shift by Maritta M. Wolff and starring Ida Lupino, Robert Alda and Bruce Bennett.
The Man in the Net The Man in the Net is a 1959 American film noir starring Alan Ladd and Carolyn Jones.
The Man Who Cheated Himself The Man Who Cheated Himself is a 1950 American crime film noir directed by Felix E. Feist, and starring Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt and John Dall.
The Mask of Dimitrios The Mask of Dimitrios is a 1944 American film noir directed by Jean Negulesco and written by Frank Gruber, based on the 1939 novel of the same name written by Eric Ambler (in America the nov...
The Midnight Story The Midnight Story (also known as Appointment with a Shadow and The Eyes of Father Tomasino in Australia) is a 1957 film noir starring Tony Curtis about a traffic cop w...
The Mob (film) The Mob is a 1951 film noir crime thriller film directed by Robert Parrish and starring Broderick Crawford as a hard-nosed cop who infiltrates the Mob in order to bust their illegal dockyard...
The Sellout (film) The Sellout is a 1952 American film noir directed by Gerald Mayer, starring Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Audrey Totter and Paula Raymond.
The Set-Up (1949 film) The Set-Up is a 1949 American film noir boxing drama directed by Robert Wise and featuring Robert Ryan and Audrey Totter.
The Seventh Victim The Seventh Victim is a 1943 horror and film noir starring Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell, Kim Hunter (in her first film), and Hugh Beaumont, directed by Mark Robson, and produced by...
The Spider (film) The Spider (1945) is an American crime film noir directed by Robert D. Webb.
The Spiral Staircase The Spiral Staircase is a 1946 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Siodmak, based on Ethel Lina White's novel Some Must Watch.
The Spiral Staircase (1946 film) The Spiral Staircase is a 1946 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Siodmak, from a screenplay by Mel Dinelli based on Ethel Lina White's novel Some Must Watch (1933).
The Steel Trap The Steel Trap is a 1952 thriller film noir written and directed by Andrew L. Stone, and starring Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright.
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry is a 1945 film noir directed by Robert Siodmak, starring George Sanders as an aging bachelor who looks after his two sisters, one of whom tries to sabotage ...
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers The Strange Love of Martha Ivers is a black-and-white film noir released in the United States in 1946, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott and featuring Kirk Douglas in his...
The Strange Woman The Strange Woman is a 1946 American dramatic thriller film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and starring Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, and Louis Hayward.
The Stranger (1946 film) The Stranger is a 1946 American film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, Edward G. Robinson, and Loretta Young.
The Strip (1951 film) The Strip is a 1951 film directed by László Kardos and starring Mickey Rooney, Sally Forrest and William Demarest.
The Sun Sets at Dawn The Sun Sets at Dawn is a 1951 American film directed by Paul Sloane and featuring Sally Parr, Patrick Waltz and Philip Shawn.
The Suspect The Suspect is a 1944 film noir directed by Robert Siodmak, set in London in 1902, in Edwardian times.
The System (1953 film) The System is a 1953 American crime film noir directed by Lewis Seiler, and starring Frank Lovejoy, Joan Weldon and Robert Arthur.
The Tattered Dress The Tattered Dress is a 1957 film noir directed by Jack Arnold and featuring Jeff Chandler, Jeanne Crain, Jack Carson and Gail Russell.
The Tattooed Stranger The Tattooed Stranger is a 1950 American crime film noir shot on location in New York City, directed by Edward Montagne, and starring John Miles, Patricia Barry, Walter Kinsella and Frank Tw...
The Thief (1952 film) The Thief is a 1952 American black-and-white Cold War film noir spy film, directed by Russell Rouse and starring Ray Milland.
The Third Man The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir, directed by Carol Reed and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard.
The Two Mrs. Carrolls The Two Mrs. Carrolls is a 1947 mystery film starring Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, and Alexis Smith, directed by Peter Godfrey, and produced by Mark Hellinger from a screenplay by Thom...
The Underworld Story The Underworld Story is a 1950 American film noir directed by Cy Endfield and featuring Dan Duryea, Herbert Marshall, and Gale Storm.
The Unfaithful The Unfaithful is a 1947 film noir directed by Vincent Sherman, starring Ann Sheridan, Lew Ayres, and Zachary Scott.
The Unguarded Moment (film) The Unguarded Moment is a 1956 thriller film noir directed by Harry Keller and released by Universal Pictures.
The Unholy Wife The Unholy Wife is an American 1957 color film noir drama film produced and directed by John Farrow at RKO Radio Pictures, but released by Universal Pictures as RKO was in the process of ce...
The Unknown Man The Unknown Man is a 1951 courtroom drama film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Walter Pidgeon, Ann Harding and Barry Sullivan.
The Window The Window is a 1949 American black-and-white suspense film noir, based on the short story "The Boy Cried Murder" (reprinted as "Fire Escape") by Cornell Woolrich.
The Woman in the Window The Woman in the Window is a 1944 film noir directed by Fritz Lang that tells the story of psychology professor Richard Wanley (Edward G. Robinson) who meets and becomes enamored of a young ...
The Woman in White (1948 film) The Woman in White is a 1948 film directed by Peter Godfrey and featuring Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, and Gig Young.
The Woman on the Beach The Woman on the Beach is a 1947 film noir directed by Jean Renoir, released by RKO Radio Pictures, and starring Robert Ryan, Joan Bennett, and Charles Bickford.
The Wrong Man The Wrong Man is a 1956 docu-drama by Alfred Hitchcock which stars Henry Fonda and Vera Miles.
They Drive by Night They Drive by Night is a 1940 black-and-white film noir starring George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, and Humphrey Bogart, and directed by Raoul Walsh.
They Live by Night They Live by Night is a 1948 American film noir, based on Edward Anderson's Depression era novel Thieves Like Us.
They Made Me a Fugitive They Made Me A Fugitive (released in the US as I Became a Criminal) is a 1947 British film noir set in postwar England.
They Made Me a Killer They Made Me a Killer is a 1946 Film noir directed by William C. Thomas, and written by Daniel Mainwaring, Winston Miller and Kae Salkow, based on story by Owen Franes.
They Won't Believe Me They Won't Believe Me is a 1947 black-and-white film noir starring Robert Young, Susan Hayward and Jane Greer.
Whiplash (film) Whiplash is a 1948 American film noir directed by Lewis Seiler and written by Kenneth Earl, Harriet Frank, Jr., Maurice Geraghty and Gordon Kahn.
Whirlpool (1949 film) Whirlpool (1949) is a thriller film noir directed by Otto Preminger and written by Ben Hecht (under the blacklist pseudonym Lester Barstow) and Andrew Solt, adapted from Guy Endore's novel '...
Whirlpool (film) Whirlpool is a 1949 thriller film noir directed by Otto Preminger and written by Ben Hecht (under the blacklist pseudonym Lester Barstow) and Andrew Solt, adapted from Guy Endore's novel M...
Whispering City Whispering City (aka Crime City) is a 1947 black-and-white film noir directed by Fedor Ozep.
Whispering Footsteps Whispering Footsteps is a 1943 American crime film noir directed by Howard Bretherton.
Whistle Stop (film) Whistle Stop is a 1946 black and white crime film noir directed by Léonide Moguy and featuring starring George Raft and Ava Gardner.
White Heat White Heat is a 1949 film noir starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmond O'Brien and featuring Margaret Wycherly and Steve Cochran.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Wicked Woman Wicked Woman is a 1953 low-budget film noir starred "bad-girl" Beverly Michaels.
Wicked Woman (film) Wicked Woman is a 1953 American low-budget film noir film starring Beverly Michaels.
Wife Wanted (1946 film) Wife Wanted is a 1946 American crime directed by Phil Karlson, featuring Kay Francis, Paul Cavanagh and Robert Shayne.