Film-Noir

Criss Cross

Criss Cross

Criss Cross

IMDb: 7.6
1949
88min

Burt Lancaster plays Steve Thompson, a man who seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) eager to rekindle their love against all better judgement. She encourages their affair but then quickly marries mobster Slim Dundee (Dan Duryea). To deflect suspicion of the affair, Steve Thompson leads Dundee into a daylight armored-truck robbery.

Country:
Watch movie
Whirlpool

Whirlpool

Whirlpool

IMDb: 6.9
1950
98min

The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients now being treated by the real doctor is found murdered, with her still at the scene, and suspicion points only one way.

Country:
Watch movie
Caught

Caught

Caught

IMDb: 7.1
1949
88min

It was Leonora Eames’ childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband – he is power mad and insane! Since he will not grant her a divorce, she leaves her life of luxury on Long Island and goes to work as a receptionist in an impoverished doctor’s office in NYC’s lower east side. After Smith deceives her into a temporary reconciliation, Leonora becomes pregnant. By the time she realizes she is expecting, she and one of the doctors, Larry Quinada (James Mason), have fallen in love. But she is again lured backed to her wealthy husband to give her child financial security. Her sadistic husband is hell-bent on keeping her and her child prisoner. What will happen to Leonora?

Country:
Watch movie
White Heat

White Heat

White Heat

IMDb: 8.2
1949
114min

A psychopathic criminal (Cagney) with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and then leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. After the heist, events take a crazy turn.

Country:
Watch movie
The Third Man

The Third Man

The Third Man

IMDb: 8.3
1949
104min

An American pulp writer arrives in post-WWII Vienna only to find that the friend who waited for him is killed under mysterious circumstances. The ensuing mystery entangles him in his friend’s involvement in the black market, with the multinational police, and with his Czech girlfriend.

Country:
Watch movie
Too Late for Tears

Too Late for Tears

Too Late for Tears

IMDb: 7.3
1949
99min

One night on a lonely highway, a speeding car tosses a satchel of money, meant for somebody else, into Jane and Alan Palmer’s back seat. Alan wants to turn it over to the police, but Jane, with luxury within her reach, persuades him to hang onto it “for a while.” Soon, the Palmers are traced by one Danny Fuller, a sleazy character who claims the money is his. To hang onto it, Jane will need all the qualities of an ultimate femme fatale…and does she ever have them!

Country:
Watch movie
The Fallen Idol

The Fallen Idol

The Fallen Idol

IMDb: 7.8
1948
95min

The film is told through the naive eyes of a diplomat’s young son, Phillipe, who idolises his best friend, the diplomat’s butler Baines. Baines has constructed a heroic persona, full of exotic adventures, that fascinates the boy.

Country:
Watch movie
The Big Clock

The Big Clock

The Big Clock

IMDb: 7.7
1948
95min

Stroud, a crime magazine’s crusading editor has to post-pone a vacation with his wife, again, when a glamorous blonde is murdered and he is assigned by his publishing boss Janoth to find the killer. As the investigation proceeds to its conclusion, Stroud must try to disrupt his ordinarily brilliant investigative team as they increasingly build evidence (albeit wrong) that he is the killer.

Country:
Watch movie
Key Largo

Key Largo

Key Largo

IMDb: 7.9
1948
100min

A hurricane swells outside, but it’s nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up – and holds at gunpoint hotel owner Nora Temple, her invalid father-in-law and ex-GI Frank McCloud.

Country:
Watch movie
Possessed

Possessed

Possessed

IMDb: 7.2
1947
108min

A dazed woman walks the streets of Los Angeles looking for a man named David. After collapsing in a diner, she’s taken to the psychiatric ward of a nearby hospital. Flashbacks reveal her obsession for David as a result of borderline personality disorder which ultimately leads to murder.

Country:
Watch movie
The Lady from Shanghai

The Lady from Shanghai

The Lady from Shanghai

IMDb: 7.7
1947
87min

A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.

Country:
Watch movie
Ride the Pink Horse

Ride the Pink Horse

Ride the Pink Horse

IMDb: 7.4
1947
101min

In the border town of San Pablo, preparing for an annual ‘Mexican Fiesta,’ the tough, mysterious and laconic Gagin arrives. His mission is to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo, evidently for revenge, or is it for blackmail? FBI agent Retz is also after the elusive Hugo. Everyone in town is enigmatic, especially Pila, a mystical young woman who follows Gagin around after premonitions of his death. The story includes a classic femme fatale and an antique carousel with a pink horse.

Country:
Watch movie
Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

IMDb: 7.8
1947
116min

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman (James Mason) wounded in a daring robbery.

Country:
Watch movie
Out of the Past

Out of the Past

Out of the Past

IMDb: 8.1
1947
97min

Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, CA. He is dating local girl Ann Miller and lives a quiet life. But Jeff has a secret past, and when a mysterious stranger arrives in town, Jeff is forced to return to the dark world he had tried to escape.

Country:
Watch movie
Deception

Deception

Deception

IMDb: 7.3
1946
110min

Davis and Rains shine in a romantic melodrama set in the world of concert music. Davis is a pianist torn between her wealthy, jealous patron and her cellist husband.

Country:
Watch movie
The Dark Mirror

The Dark Mirror

The Dark Mirror

IMDb: 7.1
1946
85min

De Havilland plays two roles in this entertaining psychological drama. A sister and her disturbed twin are implicated in a Hollywood murder and a police detective must figure out which one’s the killer.

Country:
Watch movie
Notorious

Notorious

Notorious

IMDb: 8.0
1946
102min

Released shortly after the war, this classic Hitchcock film illustrates the battle between German Nazis and American spies in Rio de Janeiro where a German businessman keeps a wine cellar with uranium ore.

Country:
Watch movie
Gilda

Gilda

Gilda

IMDb: 7.8
1946
110min

Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on mutual lack of scruples is strained when Mundson returns from a trip with a wife: the supremely desirable Gilda, whom Johnny once knew and learned to hate. The relationship of Johnny and Gilda, a battlefield of warring emotions, becomes even more bizarre after Mundson disappears…

Country:
Watch movie
The Killers

The Killers

The Killers

IMDb: 7.8
1946
103min

Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, “the Swede,” who’s expecting them. Insurance investigator Reardon pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who considers it trivial. Weaving together threads of the Swede’s life, Reardon uncovers a complex tale of treachery and crime, all linked with gorgeous, mysterious Kitty Collins.

Country:
Watch movie
The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

IMDb: 8.0
1946
116min

Private Detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he’s seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Country:
Watch movie
Spellbound

Spellbound

Spellbound

IMDb: 7.6
1945
111min

When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses that the real Dr. Edwardes is dead and fears he may have killed him, but cannot recall anything. Dr. Peterson, however is convinced his impostor is innocent of the man’s murder, and joins him on a quest to unravel his amnesia through psychoanalysis.

Country:
Watch movie
Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street

IMDb: 7.9
1945
103min

A man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman after rescuing her from an attack. She believes he is rich and her boyfriend persuades her to con him out of his fortune.

Country:
Watch movie
Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

IMDb: 8.0
1945
111min

After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but can’t win the approval of her spoiled daughter.

Country:
Watch movie
The Scarlet Claw

The Scarlet Claw

The Scarlet Claw

IMDb: 7.5
1944
74min

A woman is found dead — with her throat torn out. Villagers blame a supernatural source but Holmes has other ideas.

Country:
Watch movie
Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

IMDb: 8.3
1944
107min

Unsuspecting Mr. Dietrichson becomes increasingly accident prone after his icily calculating wife encourages him to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by a smooth-talking insurance agent. Against a backdrop of distinctly California settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance. Perfect until a claims manager gets a familiar feeling of foul play and pursues the matter relentlessly.

Country:
Watch movie
Gaslight

Gaslight

Gaslight

IMDb: 7.9
1944
114min

In the late 19th century, Paula Alquist is studying music in Italy, but ends up abandoning her classes because she’s fallen in love with the gallant Gregory Anton. The couple marries and moves to England to live in a home inherited by Paula from her aunt, herself a famous singer, who was mysteriously murdered in the house ten years before. Though Paula is certain that she sees the house’s gaslights dim every evening and that there are strange noises coming from the attic, Gregory convinces Paula that she’s imagining things. Meanwhile, a Scotland Yard inspector, Brian Cameron, becomes sympathetic to Paula’s plight.

Country:
Watch movie
Laura

Laura

Laura

IMDb: 8.1
1944
88min

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he’s investigating.

Country:
Watch movie
Murder, My Sweet

Murder, My Sweet

Murder, My Sweet

IMDb: 7.6
1944
95min

Detective Philip Marlowe is hired by hulking Moose Malloy to locate his old girlfriend that he lost track of while serving time in prison. With each lead he follows, Marlowe encounters lies, larceny, perjury, theft and a beautiful femme fatale. Based on Raymond Chandler’s novel “Farewell My Lovely”, which was also the film’s title in the United Kingdom.

Country:
Watch movie
Hangmen Also Die!

Hangmen Also Die!

Hangmen Also Die!

IMDb: 7.5
1943
134min

During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda, a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal “Hangman of Europe”, Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich, and is wounded in the process. In his attempt to escape, he is helped by history professor Stephen Novotny and his daughter Mascha.

Country:
Watch movie
The Glass Key

The Glass Key

The Glass Key

IMDb: 7.1
1942
85min

During the campaign for reelection, the crooked politician Paul Madvig decides to clean up his past, refusing the support of the gangster Nick Varna and associating to the respectable reformist politician Ralph Henry. When Ralph’s son, Taylor Henry, a gambler and the lover of Paul’s sister Opal, is murdered, Paul’s right arm, Ed Beaumont, finds his body on the street. Nick uses the financial situation of The Observer to force the publisher Clyde Matthews to use the newspaper to raise the suspicion that Paul Madvig might have killed Taylor.

Country:
Watch movie
The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

IMDb: 8.1
1941
100min

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Country:
Watch movie
Angels with Dirty Faces

Angels with Dirty Faces

Angels with Dirty Faces

IMDb: 8.0
1938
97min

In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where he begins his criminal career. Jerry escapes and later becomes a priest. After three years in prison, Rocky is released and demands the return of $100,000 deposited with his Solicitor – prior to his jail term.

Country:
Watch movie
Sudden Fear

Sudden Fear

Sudden Fear

IMDb: 7.5
1952
110min

Actor Lester Blaine has all but landed the lead in Myra Hudson’s new play when Myra vetoes him because, to her, he doesn’t look like a “romantic leading man.” On a train from New York to San Francisco, Blaine sets out to prove Myra wrong…by romancing her. Is he sincere, or does he have a dark ulterior motive?

Country:
Watch movie
Sorry, Wrong Number

Sorry, Wrong Number

Sorry, Wrong Number

IMDb: 7.5
1948
89min

Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses her telephone to keep in contact with the outside world. One day she overhears a murder plot on the telephone and is desperate to find out who is the intended victim.

Country:
Watch movie
The Naked City

The Naked City

The Naked City

IMDb: 7.7
1948
96min

The Naked City portrays the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, finding the girl’s killer.

Country:
Watch movie