Neo Noir Films (1967 - today)

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1. 36th Precinct (2004)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

2 cops are promised by the retiring chief of the Paris police that the one, getting the violent gang robbing armored trucks, will get his job. The 2 will do whatever it takes to get the promotion, even if it means breaking the law.

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, André Dussollier, Valeria Golino

Votes: 15,606

2. The Monkey's Mask (2000)

R | 93 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

A lesbian private detective dives head first into murder, manipulation and the consuming power of sex.

Director: Samantha Lang | Stars: Susie Porter, Kelly McGillis, Abbie Cornish, Brendan Cowell

Votes: 1,435 | Gross: $0.05M

3. After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

78 Metascore

An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both... See full summary »

Director: James Foley | Stars: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Rocky Giordani

Votes: 2,988 | Gross: $2.68M

4. Us Two (1979)

112 min | Drama

Simon Lacassaine a thief with cultural attachments has just broken out of jail. Through circumstances, he falls in with upmarket hooker Deneuve, also on the constabulary's wanted list, and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jacques Dutronc, Jacques Villeret, Paul Préboist

Votes: 352

5. Alphabet City (1984)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A New York City drug dealer decides to get out of the business, but has to flee from mobsters.

Director: Amos Poe | Stars: Vincent Spano, Michael Winslow, Kate Vernon, Jami Gertz

Votes: 554

6. So Long, Stooge (1983)

100 min | Crime, Drama

Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Coluche, Richard Anconina, Agnès Soral, Mahmoud Zemmouri

Votes: 2,236

7. The American Soldier (1970)

80 min | Drama

Ricky is a cold-blooded U.S. German contract killer. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home town of Munich to eliminate a few problem crooks for three renegade cops. He inspects ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Karl Scheydt, Elga Sorbas, Jan George, Hark Bohm

Votes: 1,509

8. Fear Is the Key (1972)

PG | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man is in radio contact with his family when their airplane is shot down. He wants those responsible and becomes a criminal to get a job as deep sea diver with those salvaging the plane's cargo.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Barry Newman, Suzy Kendall, John Vernon, Dolph Sweet

Votes: 1,181

9. As Tears Go By (1988)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung, Alex Man

Votes: 7,446 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Atlantic City (1980)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 13,503

11. Gumshoe (1971)

GP | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Inspired by his love for Dashiell Hammett novels, nightclub comedian Eddie Ginley puts an ad in the paper as a private eye. The case he gets turns out to be a strange setup and as he digs to the bottom of it his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule

Votes: 1,281

12. Confidentially Yours (1983)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel, an estate agent that knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discovers... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 5,094

13. Out of the Furnace (2013)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 100,046 | Gross: $11.33M

14. Eye of the Beholder (1999)

R | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

29 Metascore

A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, Patrick Bergin, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 14,100 | Gross: $16.46M

15. Deadly Circuit (1983)

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Michel Serrault, Isabelle Adjani, Guy Marchand, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 2,077

16. Eyewitness (1981)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods

Votes: 3,931 | Gross: $6.40M

17. The Aura (2005)

Not Rated | 134 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime.

Director: Fabián Bielinsky | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Manuel Rodal, Dolores Fonzi, Pablo Cedrón

Votes: 12,614 | Gross: $0.06M

18. Bad Boys (1983)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

53 Metascore

Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Eric Gurry

Votes: 12,871 | Gross: $9.20M

19. Bad Lieutenant (1992)

NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness and redemption.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito, Peggy Gormley

Votes: 35,341 | Gross: $2.00M

20. Badlapur (2015)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An innocent man turns brutal when his family gets killed in a bank robbery and one of the perpetrators escapes. 15 years later, he begins his deadly game of vengeance.

Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 19,763 | Gross: $0.37M

21. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 105,630 | Gross: $6.15M

22. Beast Stalker (2008)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Thriller

A traffic accident changed their lives forever. In capturing wanted criminal Zhang Yidong, Sergeant Tang Fei (Nicholas Tse) was involved in a gunfight and car accident that put the criminal... See full summary »

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Jingchu Zhang, Nick Cheung, Pu Miao

Votes: 1,793

23. Just Another Love Story (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Life in the suburbs as a father of two has worn down Jonas. When a victim of a car crash mistakes him for her boyfriend Sebastian, things take a very dramatic turn as the line between truth and deception is erased.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Rebecka Hemse, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Charlotte Fich

Votes: 4,440 | Gross: $0.05M

24. Best Laid Plans (1999)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

40 Metascore

A seemingly simple plan to steal money goes increasingly awry.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Gene Wolande

Votes: 6,896 | Gross: $0.03M

25. The Best Offer (2013)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

49 Metascore

A lonely art expert working for a mysterious and reclusive heiress finds not only her art worth examining.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 97,668 | Gross: $0.09M

26. The Big Bang (2010)

R | 101 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper. A simple job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead.

Director: Tony Krantz | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Thomas Kretschmann, William Fichtner, Sienna Guillory

Votes: 6,681

27. Cutter's Way (1981)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

70 Metascore

Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry

Votes: 4,526 | Gross: $1.73M

28. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

Votes: 68,880 | Gross: $22.52M

29. Blind Shaft (2003)

Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident, and extort money from the boss to keep the incident ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Li | Stars: Yixiang Li, Baoqiang Wang, Shuangbao Wang, Jing Ai

Votes: 2,294 | Gross: $0.03M

30. Blood (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

44 Metascore

Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.

Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Brian Cox, Mark Strong

Votes: 3,653

31. Blood and Wine (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez

Votes: 8,720 | Gross: $1.08M

32. Blood Brothers (2007)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

Set in Shanghai during the 1930s, the story is inspired by John Woo's classic work Bullet in the Head, released in 1990.

Director: Alexi Tan | Stars: Daniel Wu, Ye Liu, Qi Shu, Tony Yo-ning Yang

Votes: 1,088

33. Blood Simple (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

81 Metascore

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 80,752 | Gross: $2.15M

34. Blood Ties (I) (2013)

R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis

Votes: 17,974 | Gross: $0.04M

35. Blue Collar (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

When three workers try to steal from the local union, they discover the corruption of the union instead and decide to blackmail them.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 6,300

36. Blue Steel (1990)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

A female rookie in the police force must engage in a cat-and-mouse game with a pistol-wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 11,341 | Gross: $8.22M

37. The Body (2012)

108 min | Mystery, Thriller

A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue.

Director: Oriol Paulo | Stars: Jose Coronado, Hugo Silva, Belén Rueda, Aura Garrido

Votes: 46,260

38. Branded to Kill (1967)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After a badly done assignment, a hitman finds himself in conflict with his organisation, and one mysterious and dangerous fellow-hitman in particular.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Jô Shishido, Mariko Ogawa, Annu Mari, Kôji Nanbara

Votes: 7,118

39. The Bride Wore Black (1968)

Unrated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose?

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet, Charles Denner

Votes: 7,736 | Gross: $0.55M

40. Break Up (1998)

R | 100 min | Thriller

Jimmy is married to the abusive Frank, but she's building a nest egg so she can leave. For a year, she's been deaf as a result of one of his beatings. One night, he pushes her over the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Marcus | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Bridget Fonda, Hart Bochner, Steven Weber

Votes: 1,643

41. 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: 95,693 | Gross: $2.06M

42. Brighton Rock (2010)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie (Sam Riley), a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.

Director: Rowan Joffe | Stars: Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren, John Hurt

Votes: 5,846

43. Broken City (2013)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller