Crime/Noir

by dmkuehn | created - 12 Jun 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

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1. Private Hell 36 (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When 2 detectives steal $80,000 from a dead robber, one of them suffers from a guilty conscience which could lead to murder.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard Duff, Dean Jagger

Votes: 1,147

2. The Price of Fear (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The co-owner of a dog track is framed for two crimes: the shotgun killing of his ex-partner and the hit-and-run death of an elderly man.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Merle Oberon, Lex Barker, Charles Drake, Gia Scala

Votes: 255

3. Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An ex-convict and a woman fall in love, after she shoots her police Lt. boyfriend dead in self defense, and falsely leads him to believe that he did the shooting.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Ruth Roman, Steve Cochran, Lurene Tuttle, Ray Teal

Votes: 864

4. Red Light (1949)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The former employee of a trucking company, currently in prison for embezzling the company, plans his eventual revenge against his former boss.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: George Raft, Virginia Mayo, Gene Lockhart, Raymond Burr

Votes: 729

5. Mystery Street (1950)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when a human skeleton is found on a Massachusetts beach.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 2,567

6. No Questions Asked (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An insurance lawyer unhappy with his rate of company advancement becomes a middleman in deals to recover stolen property from the Mob, thus earning a nice living. But his actions attract police attention and set him up for a double-cross.

Director: Harold F. Kress | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Arlene Dahl, George Murphy, Jean Hagen

Votes: 536

7. Cry Danger (1951)

Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime for which he was framed in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad

Votes: 2,022

8. Hollow Triumph (1948)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller takes a new identity, with ironic results.

Directors: Steve Sekely, Paul Henreid | Stars: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz, Leslie Brooks

Votes: 2,149

9. Saigon (1947)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After WW2, two army buddies, one of them terminally-ill, embark on a series of adventures in South-East Asia and run across a dangerous criminal and his pretty secretary.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Douglas Dick, Wally Cassell

Votes: 211

10. New Orleans After Dark (1958)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama

In this crime drama, two detectives travel around the bad side of New Orleans pursuing various cases, including a murderer. They also find clues which lead to the capture of a dope ring after they go undercover as sailors.

Director: John Sledge | Stars: Stacy Harris, Louis Sirgo, Ellen Moore, Tommy Pelle

Votes: 32

11. The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2008)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

40 Metascore

After a powerful billionaire is murdered, his secret adoptive son must race to prove his legitimacy, find his father's killers, and stop them from taking over his financial empire.

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Tomer Sisley, Kristin Scott Thomas, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Mélanie Thierry

Votes: 13,047 | Gross: $0.01M

12. World for Ransom (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

In Singapore, a private detective and the British authorities are on the trail of a crime syndicate that kidnaps a nuclear physicist with the aim of selling him to the highest bidder.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Dan Duryea, Gene Lockhart, Patric Knowles, Reginald Denny

Votes: 352

13. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

When two brothers organize the robbery of their parent's jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 92,164 | Gross: $7.08M

14. The Gravy Train (1974)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two rural West Virginia brothers leave home, rob an armored car and become fugitives.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Stacy Keach, Frederic Forrest, Margot Kidder, Barry Primus

Votes: 326

15. 7 Splinters in Time (2018)

TV-14 | 75 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A detective investigates a murder, only to find that the victim is... himself. Soon, he discovers multiple versions of himself, not all of them friendly.

Director: Gabriel Judet-Weinshel | Stars: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Austin Pendleton, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Sokolovic

Votes: 466

16. Lured (1947)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

British police are after a serial killer who lures his female victims through newspaper personal ads and sends cryptic-poem clues to the cops.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff

Votes: 2,790

17. Double Deal (1950)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A young woman inherits an oil field, and hires an engineer to help her drill a well. The sister of the man who left her the oil field is determined to drive her and the engineer off the ... See full summary »

Director: Abby Berlin | Stars: Marie Windsor, Richard Denning, Taylor Holmes, Fay Baker

Votes: 182

18. The Lawyer (1970)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Tony Petrocelli, a bright young lawyer practicing in the rich cattle town of Baker, becomes embroiled in a murder case.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Barry Newman, Harold Gould, Diana Muldaur, Robert Colbert

Votes: 187

19. Crime & Punishment, USA (1959)

96 min | Drama

A Californian law student murders a pawnbroker, then matches wits with the detective on the case.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: George Hamilton, Mary Murphy, Frank Silvera, Marian Seldes

Votes: 147

20. The Snorkel (1958)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Although the police have termed her mother's death a suicide, a teenage girl believes her step-father murdered her.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Peter van Eyck, Betta St. John, Mandy Miller, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 1,019

21. Quiet Please: Murder (1942)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Book thief/forger sells a fake book to a Nazi through a female agent. A detective tries to uncover who the forger is and gets in the middle of a three way struggle for rare books and revenge in a public library.

Director: John Francis Larkin | Stars: George Sanders, Gail Patrick, Richard Denning, Lynne Roberts

Votes: 248

22. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves attempt the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Totò

Votes: 8,557

23. Kill the Irishman (2011)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

50 Metascore

The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer

Votes: 43,620 | Gross: $1.19M

24. Moonrise (1948)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Danny is being despised by his schoolmates because his father was accused to have killed another man and is condemned to the death penalty.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Dane Clark, Gail Russell, Ethel Barrymore, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 1,916

25. The Hot Spot (1990)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter quickly gets into trouble with the local authorities- and the local women- after he robs a bank.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Connelly, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 9,925 | Gross: $1.29M

26. These Are the Damned (1962)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

72 Metascore

An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors, Alexander Knox

Votes: 2,804

27. Paranoiac (1963)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A man long believed dead returns to the family estate to claim his inheritance.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell, Maurice Denham

Votes: 2,263

28. The Shuttered Room (1967)

Unrated | 99 min | Horror

A series of horrific murders is traced to a creature that inhabits a very strange house.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Oliver Reed, Gig Young, Carol Lynley, Flora Robson

Votes: 1,532

29. Sitting Target (1972)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, Ian McShane, Edward Woodward

Votes: 1,131

30. Dirty Weekend (1973)

107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In 1970s Italy, an industrialist and his mistress are taken hostage by three left-wing extremists who robbed a bank but the police and a media circus follow them closely on a cross-country car chase.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Oliver Reed, Carole André, Lionel Stander

Votes: 443

31. Catchfire (1990)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price

Votes: 3,124

32. The Sniper (1952)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Arthur Franz, Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor

Votes: 2,507

33. Assassination (1967)

95 min | Drama, Thriller

J. Chandler is sentenced to death only to re-emerge as his own brother, courtesy of the CIA who have arranged the subterfuge so they can use him as a double agent.

Director: Emilio Miraglia | Stars: Henry Silva, Fred Beir, Evelyn Stewart, Peter Dane

Votes: 87

34. Summertime Killer (1972)

PG | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A six-year-old boy witnesses mobsters beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the now-grown boy begins to track down and eliminate the men who did it, determined to wipe out the ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi | Stars: Karl Malden, Olivia Hussey, Christopher Mitchum, Raf Vallone

Votes: 296

35. The 7th Commandment (1961)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

A man and his girlfriend driving in their car have an accident. The man gets amnesia and wanders away from the accident. He is taken in by a traveling preacher, and several years later ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Berwick | Stars: Jonathan Kidd, Lyn Statten, Frank Arvidson, John Harmon

Votes: 45

36. Brick (2005)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin, Meagan Good

Votes: 97,931 | Gross: $2.06M

37. Union Station (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A sharp-eyed woman spots a man with a gun on a train and her alert to the railroad police helps them in their search for a ruthless gang who have kidnapped a blind heiress.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson, Barry Fitzgerald, Lyle Bettger

Votes: 2,145

38. Forbidden (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Eddie Darrow, seeking a mobster's widow in Macao, gets involved in a casino owner's affairs.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Joanne Dru, Lyle Bettger, Marvin Miller

Votes: 334

39. Second Chance (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Mobster Vic Spalato's girlfriend Claire is in hiding in Mexico and she's willing to testify for a US Senate investigation committee, if she can make it back to the US alive.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jack Palance, Linda Darnell, Sandro Giglio

Votes: 831

40. The Green Glove (1952)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An ex-soldier and his new girlfriend comb France for a valuable relic...which others are willing to kill for.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Glenn Ford, Geraldine Brooks, Cedric Hardwicke, George Macready

Votes: 681

41. The Dark Past (1948)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

An escaped psychopathic killer who takes the family and neighbors of police psychologist hostage reveals a recurring nightmare to the doctor.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: William Holden, Nina Foch, Lee J. Cobb, Adele Jergens

Votes: 916

42. Berserker (2015)

100 min | Crime, Mystery

Hugo Vartán has run out of ideas for his new book. One day he finds out his roommate's boyfriend witnessed a murder, and he sets out to investigate what happened to use the story for his novel.

Director: Pablo Hernando | Stars: Julián Génisson, Ingrid García Jonsson, Vicenç Miralles, Chema Adeva

Votes: 128

43. The Assassin (1961)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Thriller