Remakes of Classic Film Noir

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1. Against All Odds (1984)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

42 Metascore

A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Alex Karras

Votes: 9,651 | Gross: $25.10M

Out of the Past , with cameo from Jane Greer

2. Arch of Triumph (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance, War

In Paris, before the Nazis penetrate into the city, an Austrian refugee doctor falls in love with a mysterious woman.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Lesley-Anne Down, Donald Pleasence, Frank Finlay

Votes: 455

3. The Badlanders (1958)

Approved | 85 min | Romance, Western

Released from the Yuma Prison in 1898, ex-killer John McBain wants to go straight while ex-robber Peter Van Hoek seeks revenge but their destinies eventually converge in the mining town of Prescott.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado, Claire Kelly

Votes: 1,044

The Asphalt Jungle , in the west .

4. The Bad Seed (1985 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Fatal freak accidents force a widow to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter was born to kill.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Blair Brown, Lynn Redgrave, David Carradine, Carrie Wells

Votes: 383

5. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 666,958 | Gross: $17.50M

The Big Sleep , sort of

6. The Big Sleep (1978)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Grizzled American private detective in England investigates a complicated case of blackmail turned murder involving a rich but honest elderly general, his two loose socialite daughters, a pornographer and a gangster.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone, Candy Clark

Votes: 3,742

The Postman Always Rings Twice , in Turkish .

8. The Boy Cried Murder (1966)

86 min | Crime, Drama

A young boy with a penchant for spinning elaborate yarns gets himself in deep trouble when he tries to tell people that he really did witness a terrible murder.

Director: George P. Breakston | Stars: Fraser MacIntosh, Veronica Hurst, Phil Brown, Tim Barrett

Votes: 56

The Window

9. The Breaking Point (1950)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 2,231

To Have and Have Not , minus the jokes .

10. Brighton Rock (2010)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie (Sam Riley), a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.

Director: Rowan Joffe | Stars: Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren, John Hurt

Votes: 5,807

11. Broken Lance (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Western

The saga of the Devereaux rancher family, set in 1880's Arizona.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark

Votes: 3,069

House of Strangers western style

12. Swing My Swing High, My Darling (2004)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Zaiton seduces a drifter named Amran into murdering her elderly husband, Ibrahim, to get his money and land.

Director: U-Wei Haji Saari | Stars: Eman Manan, Khalid Salleh, Betty Banafe, Baharuddin Haji Omar

Votes: 43

13. Cairo (1963)

91 min | Crime, Drama

A man called Major is in Cairo after being released from a German Prison. He is there to proceed with his plan to steal the jewelry from the King Tutankhamen exhibit at the national gallery... See full summary »

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: George Sanders, Richard Johnson, Faten Hamamah, John Meillon

Votes: 237

The Asphalt Jungle , in Egypt

14. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 154,529 | Gross: $79.10M

15. The Cape Town Affair (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

South African secret agents attempt to save confidential microfilm before it falls into the hands of Communists.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: James Brolin, Jacqueline Bisset, Claire Trevor, Bob Courtney

Votes: 343

Pickup on South Street , in South Africa ! ( note , no black people )

16. The Cat Burglar (1961)

Not Rated | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A burglar steals a briefcase. Unknown to him, it contains a valuable secret formula. So he has the police on his trail--plus the owner of the formula and a ruthless spy...

Director: William Witney | Stars: Jack Hogan, June Kenney, John Baer, Gregg Palmer

Votes: 158

Pickup on South Street , uncredited

17. Cat People (1982)

R | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole

Votes: 17,571 | Gross: $7.00M

18. Cloak & Dagger (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

64 Metascore

A young boy and his imaginary friend end up on the run while in possession of a top-secret spy gadget.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra

Votes: 6,276 | Gross: $9.72M

19. Color Me Dead (1969)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A man discovers that he has been deliberately poisoned and hasn't long to live. In the short time he has left, he determines to find out who poisoned him and why.

Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Tom Tryon, Carolyn Jones, Rick Jason, Patricia Conolly

Votes: 61

20. Cool Breeze (1972)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

Thalmus is the leader for a group of criminals who gather in L.A. to rob a bank. Their goal is to found a new bank.

Director: Barry Pollack | Stars: Thalmus Rasulala, Judy Pace, Julian Christopher, Lincoln Kilpatrick

Votes: 274

The Asphalt Jungle , blaxploitation style

21. Dead of Winter (1987)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall, Jan Rubes, William Russ

Votes: 3,220 | Gross: $2.41M

22. The Deep End (2001)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

78 Metascore

A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker, Peter Donat

Votes: 10,582 | Gross: $8.82M

23. Desperate Hours (1990)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An escaped con, on the run from the law, moves into a married couple's house and takes over their lives.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, Lindsay Crouse

Votes: 6,393 | Gross: $2.74M

24. Detour (1992)

Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Add a Plot

Director: Wade Williams | Stars: Tom Neal Jr., Lea Lavish, Susanna Foster, Erin McGrane

Votes: 28

25. Diabolique (1996)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates

Votes: 12,508 | Gross: $17.10M

Les Diaboliques , diabolical .

26. D.O.A. (1988)

R | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

A college professor's day: his top student allegedly commits suicide, his wife presents him with divorce papers and he overnights in a freshman girl's dorm. The next day: more murders around him. Will he find the killer in time?

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Charlotte Rampling, Daniel Stern

Votes: 8,957 | Gross: $12.71M

27. Double Indemnity (1973 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A scheming wife lures an insurance investigator into helping murder her husband and then declare it an accident. The investigator's boss, not knowing his man is involved in it, suspects murder and sets out to prove it.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Richard Crenna, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Webber, Samantha Eggar

Votes: 503

28. The Family Rico (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Crime, Drama

A Mafia chief is torn between his brother, who has defected from the family, and his loyalty to the organization.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Jack Carter, Dane Clark, Leif Erickson

Votes: 13

The Brothers Rico

29. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

70 Metascore

Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.

Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles

Votes: 5,671 | Gross: $4.36M

30. The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

In this western remake of Kiss of Death (1947), a convicted bank robber serving his sentence, and wishing nothing more than to finish his time and get back to his family, gets involved with... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Robert Evans, Dolores Michaels, Linda Cristal

Votes: 165

Kiss of Death , Robert Evans plays Richard Widmark

31. The Getaway (1994)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

51 Metascore

An ex-con and his devoted wife must flee from danger when a heist doesn't go as planned.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Michael Madsen, James Woods

Votes: 15,996 | Gross: $16.10M

32. The Good Thief (2002)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ralph Fiennes, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek

Votes: 9,635 | Gross: $3.52M

Bob le Flambeur

33. Guncrazy (1992)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

A trashy teen murders her sexually abusive step-father, then helps get her reformed prison pen-pal released on good behavior so that she can re-corrupt him.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Le Gros, Robert Greenberg, Rodney Harvey

Votes: 1,945 | Gross: $0.11M

34. The Hanged Man (1964 TV Movie)

Unrated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A gunman who believes his friend has been murdered sets out to get the people who killed him and finds himself enmeshed in corrupt labor union politics.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Vera Miles, Robert Culp, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 72

Ride the Pink Horse , set in New Orleans

35. I Died a Thousand Times (1955)

Passed | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When aging criminal Roy Earle is released from prison he decides to pull one last heist before retiring by robbing a resort hotel.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson, Lee Marvin

Votes: 742

High Sierra in colour

36. I, the Jury (1982)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An old friend of a private detective is murdered. The detective, Mike Hammer, will make every effort to find out the killer. At each step he does, there is someone taking advantage of his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Armand Assante, Barbara Carrera, Laurene Landon, Alan King

Votes: 1,302 | Gross: $1.52M

37. J'ai épousé une ombre (1983)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

After a train accident, a woman survives and is mistaken for an other woman she just met on a train before the accident.

Director: Robin Davis | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Francis Huster, Richard Bohringer, Madeleine Robinson

Votes: 325

No Man of Her Own

38. Journey Into Fear (1975)

R | 100 min | Thriller

An American geologist accidentally discovers oil in Turkish mountains. An assassin is sent by someone to eliminate him because of that. He boards a passenger boat to try to escape. However, one of the passengers is the assassin.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Sam Waterston, Zero Mostel, Yvette Mimieux, Scott Marlowe

Votes: 123

39. The Killer Inside Me (2010)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

53 Metascore

A West Texas Deputy Sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty

Votes: 31,792 | Gross: $0.21M

40. The Killers (1964)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Surprised that their contract victim didn't try to run away from them, two professional hit men try to find out who hired them and why.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager

Votes: 6,030

41. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)

R | 94 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A determined student murders his pregnant secret girlfriend and moves onto her twin sister who gradually becomes suspicious of her new lover.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: Matt Dillon, Sean Young, James Bonfanti, Sarah Keller

Votes: 4,457 | Gross: $15.43M

42. Kiss of Death (1995)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A reformed convict goes undercover with the help of an angry detective to ensnare a psychotic mobster.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: David Caruso, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicolas Cage, Helen Hunt

Votes: 15,930 | Gross: $14.94M

43. Laura (1962 TV Movie)

115 min

The detective investigating Laura Hunt's murder finds himself becoming obsessed with the dead woman - and then finds out she's actually still alive.

Director: Franz Josef Wild | Stars: Hildegard Knef, Anton Walbrook, Hellmut Lange, John Van Dreelen

Votes: 32

45. Stranger in the House (1992)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama

Since the suicide of his wife, Jacques Loursat has gone downhill. Estranged from his daughter, his lawyer's pratice in ruins, he consoles himself with drink. One night he is woken by a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Renée Faure, Cristiana Réali, Sébastien Tavel

Votes: 419

46. The Lost Man (1969)

M | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A gang of black militants plots to rob a factory to finance their "revolutionary struggle".

Director: Robert Alan Aurthur | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus, Al Freeman Jr., Michael Tolan

Votes: 135

Odd Man Out , black revolutionaries instead of Irish , still no happy ending

47. M. le maudit (1982 TV Short)

13 min | Short

A short remake of Fritz Lang's 1931 classic "M" made by French New Wave director Claude Chabrol.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Francis Arnaud, Henri Attal, Marie-France Caron, Serge Feuillard

Votes: 105

M

48. The Mad Room (1969)

M | 93 min | Drama, Horror

Remake of 1941's "Ladies in Retirement" has Stella Stevens playing companion to wealthy, loony widow and she soon brings her brother and sister to live with them after they are released ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Skip Ward, Carol Cole

Votes: 275