Noir style movies

List of the best Noir style movies selected by visitors to our site: Cut Bank, The Asphalt Jungle, Witness to Murder, High Sierra, Max Payne, Night and the City, Detour, Sorry, Wrong Number, The Narrow Margin, Beyond the Forest.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Cut Bank (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the town forever...

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar "Doc" Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together in the Midwest for a big jewel heist.

Witness to Murder (1954)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:23

A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder while looking out her bedroom window.

High Sierra (1941)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Given a pardon from jail, Roy Earle gets back into the swing of things as he robs a swanky resort.

Max Payne (2008)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:40

Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

Night and the City (1950)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, crime, detective, film noir, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:36

Londoner Harry Fabian is a second-rate con man looking for an angle. After years of putting up with Harry's schemes, his girlfriend, Mary, becomes fed up when he taps her for yet another loan. His latest ploy, promoting an aging Greek wrestler, goes awry when the wrestler dies and everyone points the finger at Harry. Hiding out in a riverfront barge, Harry sees his grand ambitions spiral into a nightmare of fear and desperation as the underworld closes in.

Detour (1945)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:07

Al Roberts, a New York nightclub pianist, hitchhikes to Hollywood to meet his girlfriend Sue. The gambler he's riding with, Charles, unexpectedly dies. Afraid the police wouldn't believe the truth, Al takes the man's identity. In a gas station, he gives a lift to Vera, a woman that knew Charles and blackmails Al with tragic consequences.

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

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.

The Narrow Margin (1952)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:11

A tough cop meets his match when he has to guard a gangster's widow on a tense train ride.

Beyond the Forest (1949)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Rosa, the self-serving wife of a small-town doctor, gets a better offer when a wealthy big-city man insists she get a divorce and marry him instead. Soon she demonstrates she is capable of rather deplorable acts -- including murder.

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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

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.

No Way Out (1950)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

The Biddle brothers, shot while robbing a gas station, are taken to the prison ward of the County Hospital; Ray Biddle, a rabid racist, wants no treatment from black resident Dr. Luther Brooks. When brother John dies while Luther tries to save him, Ray is certain it's murder and becomes obsessed with vengeance. But there are black racists around too, and the situation slides rapidly toward violence.

Affair in Trinidad (1952)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

A nightclub singer enlists her brother-in-law to track down her husband's killer.

The Naked City (1948)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

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.

Out of the Past (1947)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

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.

This Gun for Hire (1942)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:21

Sadistic killer-for-hire Raven becomes enraged when his latest job is paid off in marked bills. Vowing to track down his double-crossing boss, nightclub executive Gates, Raven sits beside Gates' lovely new employee, Ellen, on a train out of town. Although Ellen is engaged to marry the police lieutenant who's hunting down Raven, she decides to try and set the misguided hit man straight as he hides from the cops and plots his revenge.

No Man of Her Own (1950)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

A penniless pregnant woman adopts the identity of a rich woman killed in a train crash.

The Killers (1946)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

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 he was in love with a beautiful woman who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man.

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, China
Duration01:37

John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous killers.

The Underneath (1995)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then betrayed with his passion for gambling. Now she's together with Tommy Dundee, a man no one trifles with. He takes care of her in a way Michael never could, but there's a price for his attention and Rachel knows this. And when Michael devises a plan to get Rachel out from under Tommy's control, they become entangled in a web of intrigue, danger and desire from which no one escapes unscathed.

The Desperate Hours (1955)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they're holding hostage.

Trouble Is My Business (2008)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Aorere College in Auckland, New Zealand struggles to cope with truancy, poor academic achievement and the pervasive influence of gangs. With the morale of both students and teachers at an all time low, Mr Peach single-handedly persists in his belief in the kids and their right to an education. Witness his fight to keep them in school and instil a sense of their self-worth, through dogged compassion, tough discipline, and mutual respect.

Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Gumshoe Philip Marlowe is hired by the oafish Moose Malloy to track down his former girlfriend. He's also hired to accompany an effeminate playboy buy back some jewels. When the exchange results in the playboy's murder, Marlowe can't leave the case alone, and soon discovers it's related to Malloy's. As he gets drawn deeper into a complex web of intrigue by a mysterious blonde, the detective finds his own life in increasing jeopardy.

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, crime, film noir
CountryUSA

Ralph Cotter, a ruthless criminal, escapes violently from a farm prison. Then, he seduces a dead inmate’s sister, gets back quickly into the crime business, faces corrupt local cops who run the city’s underworld and meets a powerful tycoon’s whimsical daughter.

Gilda (1946)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

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

Sudden Fear (1952)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

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?

Phantom Lady (1944)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime, detective, film noir
CountryUSA

A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death.

Detective Story (1951)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod, leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct over the course of the day include a young petty embezzler, a pair of burglars, and a naive shoplifter.

Scarlet Street (1945)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Cashier and part-time starving artist Christopher Cross is absolutely smitten with the beautiful Kitty March. Kitty plays along, but she's really only interested in Johnny, a two-bit crook. When Kitty and Johnny find out that art dealers are interested in Chris's work, they con him into letting Kitty take credit for the paintings. Cross allows it because he is in love with Kitty, but his love will only let her get away with so much.

They Drive by Night (1940)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Joe and Paul Fabrini are Wildcat, or independent, truck drivers who have their own small one-truck business. The Fabrini boys constantly battle distributors, rivals and loan collectors, while trying to make a success of their transport company.




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