250 Quintessential Film Noir

1. M (1931)

2. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

3. The Letter (1940)

4. Suspicion (1941)

5. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

6. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

7. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

8. High Sierra (1941)

9. Among the Living (1941)

10. This Gun for Hire (1942)

11. Street of Chance (1942)

12. The Glass Key (1942)

13. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

14. Journey Into Fear (1943)

15. The Woman in the Window (1944)

16. Betrayed (1944)

17. The Suspect (1944)

18. Phantom Lady (1944)

19. Murder, My Sweet (1944)

20. Ministry of Fear (1944)

21. The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

22. The Lodger (1944)

23. Laura (1944)

24. Double Indemnity (1944)

25. Dark Waters (1944)

26. Christmas Holiday (1944)

27. Strange Illusion (1945)

28. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)

29. Spellbound (1945)

30. Scarlet Street (1945)

31. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)

32. Mildred Pierce (1945)

33. The Lost Weekend (1945)

34. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

35. Johnny Angel (1945)

36. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

37. Hangover Square (1945)

38. Fallen Angel (1945)

39. Detour (1945)

40. Danger Signal (1945)

41. Cornered (1945)

42. Conflict (1945)

43. Undercurrent (1946)

44. Suspense (1946)

45. The Stranger (1946)

46. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

47. Somewhere in the Night (1946)

48. So Dark the Night (1946)

49. Shock (1946)

50. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

51. Notorious (1946)

52. Nocturne (1946)

53. Nobody Lives Forever (1946)

54. The Locket (1946)

55. The Killers (1946)

56. Gilda (1946)

57. Deadline at Dawn (1946)

58. The Dark Mirror (1946)

59. The Dark Corner (1946)

60. Crack-Up (1946)

61. The Chase (1946)

62. The Blue Dahlia (1946)

63. Black Angel (1946)

64. The Big Sleep (1946)

65. The Woman on the Beach (1947)

66. The Web (1947)

67. The Unsuspected (1947)

68. T-Men (1947)

69. They Won’t Believe Me (1947)

70. Secret Beyond the Door (1947)

71. Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

72. The Red House (1947)

73. Railroaded (1947)

74. Possessed (1947)

75. Out of the Past (1947)

76. Nora Prentiss (1947)

77. Nightmare Alley (1947)

78. The Long Night (1947)

79. Lady in the Lake (1947)

80. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

81. Kiss of Death (1947)

82. Johnny O’Clock (1947)

83. High Wall (1947)

84. Framed (1947)

85. Fear in the Night (1947)

86. Desperate (1947)

87. Dead Reckoning (1947)

88. Dark Passage (1947)

89. Crossfire (1947)

90. Brute Force (1947)

91. The Brasher Doubloon (1947)

92. Born to Kill (1947)

93. Boomerang! (1947)

94. Body and Soul (1947)

95. The Street with No Name (1948)

96. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

97. Ruthless (1948)

98. Road House (1948)

99. Raw Deal (1948)

100. Pitfall (1948)

101. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

102. The Naked City (1948)

103. Moonrise (1948)

104. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)

105. Key Largo (1948)

106. I Walk Alone (1948)

107. The Scar (1948)

108. He Walked by Night (1948)

109. Force of Evil (1948)

110. The Dark Past (1948)

111. Cry of the City (1948)

112. Call Northside 777 (1948)

113. The Big Clock (1948)

114. Berlin Express (1948)

115. Behind Locked Doors (1948)

116. Act of Violence (1948)

117. The Window (1949)

118. White Heat (1949)

119. Whirlpool (1949)

120. The Undercover Man (1949)

121. Too Late for Tears (1949)

122. The Third Man (1949)

123. Thieves’ Highway (1949)

124. They Live by Night (1949)

125. Tension (1949)

126. The Set-Up (1949)

127. Red Light (1949)

128. The Reckless Moment (1949)

129. Impact (1949)

130. The Woman on Pier 13 (1949)

131. House of Strangers (1949)

132. Follow Me Quietly (1949)

133. Criss Cross (1949)

134. Champion (1949)

135. Caught (1949)

136. Border Incident (1949)

137. Beyond the Forest (1949)

138. The Accused (1949)

139. Woman on the Run (1950)

140. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

141. Where Danger Lives (1950)

142. Union Station (1950)

143. The Sound of Fury (1950)

144. The Tattooed Stranger (1950)

145. Sunset Boulevard (1950)

146. Southside 1-1000 (1950)

147. The Sleeping City (1950)

148. Side Street (1950)

149. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)

150. The Second Woman (1950)

151. Panic in the Streets (1950)

152. One Way Street (1950)

153. Night and the City (1950)

154. Mystery Street (1950)

155. The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

156. A Lady Without Passport (1950)

157. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

158. The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

159. In a Lonely Place (1950)

160. House by the River (1950)

161. Gun Crazy (1950)

162. Guilty Bystander (1950)

163. The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

164. Edge of Doom (1950)

165. Destination Murder (1950)

166. Dark City (1950)

167. The Damned Don’t Cry (1950)

168. D.O.A. (1950)

169. The Breaking Point (1950)

170. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

171. Armored Car Robbery (1950)

172. The Unknown Man (1951)

173. The Strip (1951)

174. Strangers on a Train (1951)

175. Roadblock (1951)

176. The Racket (1951)

177. The Prowler (1951)

178. The Mob (1951)

179. I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)

180. His Kind of Woman (1951)

181. He Ran All the Way (1951)

182. The Enforcer (1951)

183. Detective Story (1951)

184. Cry Danger (1951)

185. Cause for Alarm! (1951)

186. Ace in the Hole (1951)

187. The Turning Point (1952)

188. The Thief (1952)

189. Talk About a Stranger (1952)

190. Sudden Fear (1952)

191. The Sniper (1952)

192. Scandal Sheet (1952)

193. On Dangerous Ground (1952)

194. The Narrow Margin (1952)

195. Macao (1952)

196. Loan Shark (1952)

197. Kansas City Confidential (1952)

198. Clash by Night (1952)

199. The Captive City (1952)

200. Beware, My Lovely (1952)

201. Angel Face (1952)

202. Vicki (1953)

203. Pickup on South Street (1953)

204. 99 River Street (1953)

205. Niagara (1953)

206. Jeopardy (1953)

207. I, the Jury (1953)

208. The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

209. City That Never Sleeps (1953)

210. The Blue Gardenia (1953)

211. The Big Heat (1953)

212. World for Ransom (1954)

213. Witness to Murder (1954)

214. Suddenly (1954)

215. Rogue Cop (1954)

216. Pushover (1954)

217. Private Hell 36 (1954)

218. Human Desire (1954)

219. Drive a Crooked Road (1954)

220. Crime Wave (1954)

221. Black Tuesday (1954)

222. The Phenix City Story (1955)

223. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

224. Mr. Arkadin (1955)

225. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

226. Killer’s Kiss (1955)

227. The Desperate Hours (1955)

228. The Big Knife (1955)

229. The Big Combo (1955)

230. The Wrong Man (1956)

231. While the City Sleeps (1956)

232. Slightly Scarlet (1956)

233. Nightmare (1956)

234. The Killing (1956)

235. The Killer Is Loose (1956)

236. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

237. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

238. Plunder Road (1957)

239. Nightfall (1957)

240. Crime of Passion (1957)

241. The Burglar (1957)

242. Murder by Contract (1958)

243. Touch of Evil (1958)

244. Party Girl (1958)

245. The Lineup (1958)

246. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

247. The Crimson Kimono (1959)

248. Underworld U.S.A. (1961)

249. Cape Fear (1962)

250. The Naked Kiss (1964)

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