Film Noir

  • The Roaring Twenties

    Image The Roaring Twenties (1939)
    The Roaring Twenties (1939)
    After World War I, Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging, and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett becomes a cab driver. Eddie builds a fleet of cabs through delivery of bootleg liquor and hires Lloyd as his lawyer. George becomes Eddie's partner and the rackets flourish until love and rivalry interfere.
    Image The Roaring Twenties (1939)
  • Strangers on a Train

    Image Strangers on a Train (1951)
    Strangers on a Train (1951)
    A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder—a theory that he plans to implement.
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  • The Big Sleep

    Image The Big Sleep (1946)
    The Big Sleep (1946)
    Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and what might be love.
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  • Touch of Evil

    Image Touch of Evil (1958)
    Touch of Evil (1958)
    When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his…
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  • Angels with Dirty Faces

    Image Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
    Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
    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…
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  • Out of the Past

    Image Out of the Past (1947)
    Out of the Past (1947)
    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.
    Image Out of the Past (1947)
  • The Maltese Falcon

    Image The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
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  • The Night of the Hunter

    Image The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.
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  • Mildred Pierce

    Image Mildred Pierce (1945)
    Mildred Pierce (1945)
    After her unfaithful husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful. However winning the approval of her spoiled daughter proves a greater challenge.
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  • The Killers

    Image The Killers (1946)
    The Killers (1946)
    Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede". When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator, on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that…
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  • A Kiss Before Dying

    Image A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
    A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
    Bud Corliss (Wagner) is an ambitious student who is wooing Dorothy Kingship (Woodward) purely for her father's mining fortune. When he discovers that Dorothy is pregnant with his child, he realizes she is quite likely to be disinherited by her wealthy family. He assures Dorothy that he'll take care of her, yet he hesitates when Dorothy insists on marrying. Bud…
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  • The Third Man

    Image The Third Man (1949)
    The Third Man (1949)
    In postwar Vienna, Austria, Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime, only to learn he has died. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Major Calloway, and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken…
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  • Spellbound

    Image Spellbound (1945)
    Spellbound (1945)
    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…
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  • Notorious

    Image Notorious (1946)
    Notorious (1946)
    In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian, a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with…
    Image Notorious (1946)