Noir movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant noir movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, exciting and tense films and TV shows about / with noir, murder, crimes, neo noir, crime, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, violence and police plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as noir: Max Payne (2008), Where's Marlowe? (1998), Serangoon Road (2013), Sparks (2013), Alphaville (1965), London Fields (2018), High and Low (1963), Cape Fear (1962), The Witch (1966), Cut Bank (2014).

List of noir movies

 5.4
 121K
Max Payne (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: stylized, bleak, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, crimes, tough heroes, life is a bitch, revenge, tough law enforcer, violence spree, righting the wronged, murder, assassin, mexican standoff, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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Where's Marlowe? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, mystery, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, satire, filmmaker, film within a film, noir, existentialism, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, mexico
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 7.0
 598
Serangoon Road (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Singapore, Australia
TV show
Story: 1964-65. Singapore is a city at a crossroads. Political and racial tensions are at fever pitch as the British pull out, and a new nation is about to be born. The lights of Bugis Street have never burned so bright: bootleg copies of Motown songs boom ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, murder, crimes, workplace, partners, track down, political unrest, mystery, investigation, noir, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964
Place: singapore
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 5.5
 8K
Sparks (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked vigilante who discovers the dark side to heroism. Going after the nation's most notorious super criminal leaves Sparks' life and reputation in ruins.
Style: exciting, captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, imaginary, good versus evil, heroic mission, youth, rivalry, vigilantism, superhuman powers, serial killer, escapades, neo noir, unstoppable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Rune Ballot is a down-and-out teen prostitute in Mardock City. One day, she's picked up by an ambitious casino manager named Shell who gives her everything she could want. Renewed by a false innocence, a false past, and now the false life Shell ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, androids and robots, vengeance, starting over, cyberpunk, crimes, artificial intelligence, rivalry, heroes, woman in danger, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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 7.1
 23K
Alphaville (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: futuristic, stylized, thought provoking, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: distopia, surrealism, neo noir, totalitarianism, noir, urban, human nature, behavior control, anti conformity, creator, dehumanization, ruler ...
Time: future, 50s, 1950s
Place: paris france
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London Fields (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer... The film is based on a ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, stylized, artsy, art house
Plot: femme fatale, female nudity, sex scene, fatal attraction, sexy woman, seduction, woman on top, female removes her clothes, love triangle, crime, manipulation, man kills a woman ...
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 8.4
 32K
High and Low (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, police, mistaken identity, psychopath, chauffeur, crimes, crime, missing person, rescue, disorder, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.7
 26K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, stalking, neo noir, small town, crimes, crime, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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 6.4
 264
The Witch (1966)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A historian goes to a castle library to translate some ancient erotic literature. While there he discovers what he believes to be supernatural forces at work.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: witch, noir, love triangle, italian gothic, greenhouse, newspaper ad, castle, potion, witch burning
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 6.1
 11K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, witnessing a crime, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, witness, cons and scams, nothing goes right, small town, deadly, small town life, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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 7.2
 743
Jigsaw (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and Hove but also further afield.
Style: british noir
Plot: police, murder, noir, body in a trunk, dismembered body, ladies man, police officer, loose woman, real estate agent, investigation, police investigation, salesman ...
Place: brighton
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 6.3
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The Money Trap (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A cop turns to crime to keep his spoiled sexy young wife happy. When the money starts coming in his partner was in on the action.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: neo noir, disorder, crime gone awry, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police corruption, down on your luck, heist, alcohol abuse, cons and scams, addiction, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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The Seventh Juror (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a moment of madness a middle-aged, married and respectable pharmacist kills a young woman who is sun-bathing by a lake. Unable to take in what he has done, he flees from the scene of the crime and behaves as if nothing has happened. Eventually ...
Plot: jury, judge, witness, noir, judgment, guilty conscience, murder, rowboat, christmas, prostitute, woman strangled to death, forced kiss ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: france
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The Third Secret (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A prominent London Psychologist seems to have taken his own life, causing stunned disbelief amongst his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe it was suicide as this would go against all of the principles her father stood ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: noir, psychologist, investigation, suicide, dream, daughter, teenager, commentator, psychiatrist, secret, schizophrenia, doctor patient relationship ...
Place: london
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Underworld U.S.A. (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, testimony, prison, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, manhunt, crimes, parents and children, deadly, law enforcement, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
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The Lawbreakers (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a scheme to double-cross the syndicate and steal its money, and of a police commissioner '​s efforts to investigate homicides that take place as the scheme unfolds while also fighting corruption in the city government and ...
Plot: exotic dancer, noir, car accident, organized crime, airport, mayor, shoot out, unfaithful husband, secretary, lawyer, tape recording, gunfight ...
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Downtown - Die nackten Puppen der Unterwelt (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A private eye who's over his head in debt takes on a job snapping photos of his client's rich husband in bed with another woman. But when the husband winds up with three bullet holes that seem to have come from the private eye's own ...
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: deception, murder, private detective, noir, female homosexuality, hard boiled, blackmail, hairy vagina, woman's bare butt, con woman, photograph, two way mirror ...
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 7.5
 68
Rosario (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story and set in one of the most colorful periods in Philippine history, ROSARIO is destined to be a modern masterpiece in Philippine filmmaking. It is a monumental yet intimate portrait of a woman's emancipation and the ...
Style: silent film
Plot: noir, mother, tenant, oil lamp, insurance company, nun, high society, wrath, candle, assistant, dinner, parade ...
Time: 1920s
Place: the philippines, hong kong
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 6.6
 1K
Once a Thief (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young ex-con trying to go straight gets caught up in another criminal scheme.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: heist, robbery, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, going straight, false arrest, family relations, siblings relations, crime, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.4
 813
Johnny Cool (1963)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, police, vendetta, deportation, graphic violence, crimes, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, sicily, usa, europe, new york
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Angel's Flight (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A series of murders involving a stripper (Indus Arthur) are investigated by a hard-drinking reporter (William Thourlby) in this late-entry film-noir.
Plot: stripper, noir, alcohol abuse, downtown, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, neo noir, rape
Place: los angeles
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Blast of Silence (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.
Style: rough, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: hitman, jazz, coldhearted, estrangement, hippie, contact, solitary, anti heroes, crimes, gangsters, lone wolves, assassination ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem
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 5.2
 73
High Stakes (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hard boiled tales of tough molls and trigger happy gangsters, screwball chases, and wartime intrigue are spun together in this send-up of the 40's film noir adventure, with a modern twist. Stars David Foley, Roberta Weiss.
Style: exciting, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, cult film
Plot: escapades, goofy hero, danger, adventure, dishonesty, lovers on the run, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), journalism, woman in danger, disorder, gambling ...
Place: canada
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Hap and Leonard (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends set in the late 1980s. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the series follows Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine, a gay, black Vietnam vet ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, bad taste humour ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, racism, bounty hunter, partners against crime, interracial relations, society, crimes, crime, against the rules, fighting crime, gays and lesbians, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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 7.8
 3K
Beau S?jour (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Hotel Beau Séjour. Kato, covered in blood, wakes up without any recollection of what happened the night before. Moreover, nobody seems to see or hear her. Slowly it sinks in: she's dead. Who did this to her? And how come a handful of people ...
Plot: ghost, european, noir, murder, betrayal, investigation, fair, past, guilty conscience, strong female lead, serial killer, pregnancy ...
Place: belgium, flanders
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The Singing Detective (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.
Style: surreal, psychological, sentimental, witty, atmospheric ...
Plot: hallucination, hospital, psychiatrist, childhood, disability, drowning, investigation, private detective, unhappy, english countryside, imaginary character, suffering ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, england
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The Hot Month of August (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young man, Jason, is on his way home and meets two beautiful women, Hope and Alexis. He falls for Hope, but has sex with Alexis. He doesn't know that Alexis' husband has hired a private detective to trail her, and the man reports back to ...
Style: suspense, classic noir
Plot: wheelchair, love affair, greek island, noir, lovers, death, guilt, ship, married woman, will, summer, sun ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: greece, athens greece, hellas, athens
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Monsoon Shootout (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, UK, Netherlands, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rookie cop joins the crime branch of the Mumbai police department, and on his first assignment is faced with the dilemma of whether he should shoot a murder suspect who is attempting to escape or not.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: moral dilemma, idealism, road not taken, destiny, hopes, society, human nature, corrupt official, gangster boss, corruption, police, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india
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Desire Street (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, China, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A family (mother, daughter and son) tries to survive their loneliness and obsessions by going through different sexual experiences and relationships with a new neighbour, a prostitute.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, exciting
Plot: love, betrayal, obsession, new life, danger, discrimination, coming of age, noir, family, award, lgbt, passion ...
Place: china, spain, usa
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