Lowest Rated Film-Noir Feature Films With At Least 1000 Votes


1. The Violent Years (1956)

65 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

2.9
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Paula Parkins is the teenage daughter of wealthy parents whom don't seem to make time for her, so she looks for thrills as the leader of her all girl gang who steal, rob, and rape young men.

Director: William Morgan | Stars: Jean Moorhead, Barbara Weeks, Art Millan, Theresa Hancock

Votes: 1,081

2. Jail Bait (1954)

Unrated | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

3.3
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Vic Brady draws young Don Gregor into a life of crime. He then blackmails Gregor's plastic surgeon father into fixing up his face so he can evade the cops.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Lyle Talbot, Dolores Fuller, Herbert Rawlinson, Steve Reeves

Votes: 2,024

3. She-Wolf of London (1946)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Horror

5.2
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A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Don Porter, June Lockhart, Sara Haden, Jan Wiley

Votes: 1,747

4. Bluebeard (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Horror

6.0
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In Paris, an artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: John Carradine, Jean Parker, Nils Asther, Ludwig Stössel

Votes: 1,368

5. A Woman's Secret (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.1
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Susan is in the hospital with a bullet near her heart. Marian has told the police that she shot Susan in a rage as Susan was giving up singing. Marian and Luke found Susan when she was a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame, Bill Williams

Votes: 1,067

6. Man in the Attic (1953)

Unrated | 82 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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After an enigmatic, self-described pathologist rents the attic room of a Victorian house, his landlady begins to suspect her lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Jack Palance, Constance Smith, Byron Palmer, Frances Bavier

Votes: 1,003

7. Julie (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 1,058

8. Satan Met a Lady (1936)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.2
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Sardonic detective Shane, thrown out of one town for bringing trouble, heads for home and his ex-partner's detective agency. The business is in a sad way, and Shane, who has had the ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher

Votes: 1,513

9. Sirocco (1951)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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A cynical American expatriate gets involved in smuggling and gun-running for the rebels during the 1925 Syrian insurgency against French occupation.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lee J. Cobb, Märta Torén, Everett Sloane

Votes: 1,542

10. Shock (1946)

Not Rated | 70 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

6.3
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A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private sanitarium by the man she witnessed commit a murder.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore, Anabel Shaw

Votes: 1,761

11. The Amazing Mr. X (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson

Votes: 1,075

12. Tokyo Joe (1949)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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An American returns to Tokyo try to pick up threads of his pre-WW2 life there, but finds himself squeezed between criminals and the authorities.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Alexander Knox, Florence Marly, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,377

13. Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Dick Tracy goes up against a villain who robs banks using a nerve gas.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ralph Byrd, Anne Gwynne, Edward Ashley

Votes: 1,259

14. Crime of Passion (1957)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray

Votes: 1,580

15. Follow Me Quietly (1949)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his victims on rainy nights.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: William Lundigan, Dorothy Patrick, Jeff Corey, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 1,039

16. Fear in the Night (1947)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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A man dreams he committed murder, then begins to suspect it was real.

Director: Maxwell Shane | Stars: Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley, Ann Doran, Kay Scott

Votes: 1,001

17. Cause for Alarm! (1951)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling, Margalo Gillmore

Votes: 1,336

18. Lady in the Lake (1947)

Approved | 105 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully

Votes: 3,960

19. Zero Hour! (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.6
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In 1950s Canada, during a commercial flight, the pilots and some passengers suffer food poisoning, thus forcing an ex-WW2 fighter pilot to try to land the airliner in heavy fog.

Director: Hall Bartlett | Stars: Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden, Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch

Votes: 1,075

20. Undercurrent (1946)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.6
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Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 2,193

21. Journey Into Fear (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.6
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An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.

Directors: Norman Foster, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 3,080

22. Quicksand (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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After borrowing $20 from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates, Peter Lorre

Votes: 1,567

23. Dillinger (1945)

Approved | 70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 1,352 | Gross: $4.00M

24. The Woman on the Beach (1947)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.6
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A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Joan Bennett, Robert Ryan, Charles Bickford, Nan Leslie

Votes: 1,442

25. San Quentin (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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An army trainer becomes captain of the prison yard and in time, falls for the sister of a hardened inmate.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, Barton MacLane

Votes: 1,418

26. Beware, My Lovely (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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A psychopath takes a job as a handyman at the house of a lonely widow.

Director: Harry Horner | Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Taylor Holmes, Barbara Whiting

Votes: 1,258

27. Killer's Kiss (1955)

Not Rated | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Ready to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells us about the strange and twisty events that happened to him the past couple of days.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Frank Silvera, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith, Jerry Jarrett

Votes: 17,184

28. The Chase (1946)

Approved | 86 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

6.7
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Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 1,071

29. Macao (1952)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 2,226

30. The Strange Woman (1946)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.7
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In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman.

Directors: Edgar G. Ulmer, Douglas Sirk | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 1,178

31. Affair in Trinidad (1952)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby, Valerie Bettis

Votes: 1,360

32. Thunder Road (1958)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith

Votes: 2,568

33. Witness to Murder (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A woman's sanity comes into question, after she claims to have witnessed a murder from her apartment window.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Jesse White

Votes: 1,938

34. The Killer Is Loose (1956)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 1,207

35. The Bribe (1949)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Federal agent Rigby, in Central America to trace stolen plane engines, falls for the gorgeous wife of the chief suspect.

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price

Votes: 1,237

36. Born to Be Bad (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Christabel fools everyone with her sweet exterior including her cousin Donna and Donna's wealthy fiancée Curtis. The only one who sees through her facade is Nick, a rugged writer who loves ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan, Zachary Scott

Votes: 1,563

37. The Long Night (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Police surround the apartment of apparent murderer Joe Adams, who refuses to surrender although escape appears impossible. During the siege, Joe reflects on the circumstances that led him to this situation.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price, Ann Dvorak

Votes: 1,104

38. Tight Spot (1955)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A female inmate is whisked out of prison and into a police guarded hotel until the D.A. can convince her to testify against the mob in the upcoming trial.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith, Lucy Marlow

Votes: 1,095

39. Cloak and Dagger (1946)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Film-Noir, Romance

6.7
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In WW2, the Allies race against time to persuade two nuclear scientists working for the Germans to switch sides.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Gary Cooper, Robert Alda, Lilli Palmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

Votes: 1,875

40. Railroaded! (1947)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: John Ireland, Sheila Ryan, Hugh Beaumont, Jane Randolph

Votes: 1,161

41. The Racket (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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In New York, two honest cops try to hinder a crime syndicate from moving into the precinct and also to prevent the mob's plan of electing a corrupt prosecutor to a judgeship.

Directors: John Cromwell, Mel Ferrer, Tay Garnett, Nicholas Ray, Sherman Todd | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman

Votes: 2,146

42. Cornered (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Slezak, Micheline Cheirel, Nina Vale

Votes: 1,459

43. The Bigamist (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Harry and Eve Graham are trying to adopt a baby. The head of the agency senses Harry is keeping a secret and does some investigating. He soon discovers Harry has done an unusual amount of ... See full summary »

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 1,898

44. Suddenly (1954)

Unrated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates

Votes: 4,787 | Gross: $1.40M

45. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.8
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When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in... See full summary »

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Reginald Denny

Votes: 3,245

46. Deadline at Dawn (1946)

Approved | 83 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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When a woman he meets is murdered, a soon-to-ship-out sailor has until dawn to find the killer, aided by a weary dance hall girl.

Directors: Harold Clurman, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Susan Hayward, Bill Williams, Paul Lukas, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 1,336

47. A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.8
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A ruthless college student resorts to murder in a futile attempt to marry an heiress.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward

Votes: 2,404

48. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.8
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When a lovely wife and her new husband, settle in an ancient mansion on the East coast, she discovers he may want to kill her.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 3,444

49. Dark City (1950)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger

Votes: 1,445

50. Not as a Stranger (1955)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.8
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An ego-driven, aspiring physician, intolerant of the weaknesses of others, especially those closest to him, comes to grips with his own imperfections.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 1,413