Noir style movies

List of the best Noir style movies selected by visitors to our site: Gilda, L.A. Confidential, Klute, Vertigo, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, The Maltese Falcon, Blood Simple, Dial M for Murder, Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, film noir
PlotGambling, Revenge, Passion, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceCasino, Night Clubs
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Smart, Noir

A gambler discovers an old flame while in Argentina, but she's married to his new boss.

CharactersMillionaires, Criminals, Detectives
PlotSkirmishes, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Fascinating

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, crime, detective
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Loneliness, Pursuit, Missing people
PlaceSmall cities, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Smart

A high-priced call girl is forced to depend on a reluctant private eye when she is stalked by a psychopath.

PlotLove, Investigation, Obsession, Cheating
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Disturbing

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlaceNight Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Heavy, Smart, Gloomy, Serious

Cosmo Vittelli, the proprietor of a sleazy, low-rent Hollywood cabaret, has a real affection for the women who strip in his peepshows and the staff who keep up his dingy establishment. He also has a major gambling problem that has gotten him in trouble before. When Cosmo loses big-time at an underground casino run by mobster Mort, he isn't able to pay up. Mort then offers Cosmo the chance to pay back his debt by knocking off a pesky, Mafia-protected bookie.

PlotInvestigation, Intrigue, Mystery, Cheating
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

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

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersHired assassins
StyleTwisted plot, Black humor

The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, crime, detective, film noir
PlotJealousy, Blackmail
PlaceCourt, London
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Smart, Tense

An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wife murdered after discovering she is having an affair, and assumes she will soon leave him for the other man anyway. When things go wrong, he improvises a new plan - to frame her for murder instead.

CharactersWriters, Actors, Stars
PlotObsession, Death, Depression, Jealousy, Seduction
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSerious, Black and White

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, film noir
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Depressive, Noir, Disturbing

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Jews
PlotBoxing, Revenge, Love triangle, Jealousy, Blackmail
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Serious

Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersSnipers, Mafia, Gangsters, Scammers
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Tense, Serious

Caught in the crosshairs of police corruption and Marseille’s warring gangs, a loyal cop must protect his squad by taking matters into his own hands.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, detective
CountryFrance, USA
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mental disorders, Jealousy, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Disturbing

A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, film noir
PlotObsession, Love with age difference, Mystery, Cheating, Fear
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter. She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Tennis, Divorce, Blackmail
PlaceIslands, Trains
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Noir, Disturbing

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.

CharactersDragons, Twins
PlotMartial Arts, Karate, Martial Arts, Chase, Conspiracies
PlaceParis, France
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Military, Soldier, Taxi drivers
PlotLove, War, Money, Investigation, Obsession
PlaceGhetto, Beach, New York
TimeWorld War II
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Serious, Noir

Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New York's power brokers.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, crime, detective, film noir
CharactersDogs, Pirates, Cannibals, Billionaires, Celebrities
PlotDancing, Investigation, Obsession, Dolls, Weapon
PlaceCaves, Party, Cemetery, USA
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy.

PlotTravel, Revenge, Death of his wife
StyleAction, Depressive

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets entangled in a web of deceit full of unexpected twists and turns.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters
PlotTravel, Death, Mystery, Cheating, Fear
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CharactersHired assassins, Killers, Cannibals, Heroes, Criminals
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge
TimeDark ones
StyleBy comics, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive, Gothic

Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, detective
CharactersFriends, Girlfriends
PlotRelationship, Investigation, Death, Chase, Mystery
PlaceParty, USA, California
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Intellectual

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

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
PlotRobbery, Money
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Career criminal Johnny Clay recruits a sharpshooter, a crooked police officer, a bartender and a betting teller named George, among others, for one last job before he goes straight and gets married. But when George tells his restless wife about the scheme to steal millions from the racetrack where he works, she hatches a plot of her own.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, film noir
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Gloomy

Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien world - the totalitarian Sofia of the 60s. His first night of freedom draws the map of a diabolical city full of decaying neighborhoods, gloomy streets and a bizarre parade of characters.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, detective, film noir
PlotInvestigation, Love triangle, Pads
StyleRomantic, By books, Smart, Gloomy, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, detective, film noir
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Writers, Actors
PlotInvestigation, Conspiracies, Mystery, Funeral
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy

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 lover, Anna.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CharactersBikers, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Conspiracies, Missing people
PlaceUSA, California, Los Angeles
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Makes me think, Serious

In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
CharactersThieves, Partners
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Death
PlaceCemetery, Texas, Small cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, film noir
CountryChina, France
CharactersPolice, Friends
PlotMotorcycles, Money, Weapon, Freedom, Self-sacrifice
PlaceZoos, Lake

A gangster on the run, sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
CharactersPhotographers, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotInvestigation, Love triangle, Moving, Female friendship
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense, Depressive

Tokyo, Japan, 1989. Lucy Fly, a foreigner who works as a translator, begins a passionate relationship with Teiji, a mysterious man obsessed with photography.