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1,000 Noir Films: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn’t They?

TSPDT is building a list of 1000 Noir films to expand on its previous 250 Quintessential Noirs. Following the initial collection of 100 noirs, a further 900 noir films (or films with prominent noir elements) will steadily be added (in a fairly random manner). This list will contain the full 1000 films which are the 1,000 most cited noir films (according to TSPDT's research).

The movies on this list are taken from the TSPDT noir page.

  • Stranger on the Third Floor
  • High Sierra
  • I Wake Up Screaming
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Glass Key
  • This Gun for Hire
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Double Indemnity
  • Laura
  • Murder, My Sweet
  • Phantom Lady
  • The Woman in the Window
  • Detour
  • Fallen Angel
  • Leave Her to Heaven
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Scarlet Street
  • The Big Sleep
  • Black Angel
  • The Blue Dahlia
  • The Dark Corner
  • The Dark Mirror
  • Gilda
  • The Killers
  • Notorious
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
  • The Stranger
  • Body and Soul
  • Born to Kill
  • Brute Force
  • Crossfire
  • Dark Passage
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Desperate
  • Kiss of Death
  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • Lady in the Lake
  • Nightmare Alley
  • Out of the Past
  • Ride the Pink Horse
  • T-Men
  • The Big Clock
  • Call Northside 777
  • Cry of the City
  • Force of Evil
  • He Walked by Night
  • Hollow Triumph
  • Key Largo
  • The Naked City
  • Pitfall
  • Raw Deal
  • Road House
  • Sorry, Wrong Number
  • The Street with No Name
  • They Live by Night
  • Act of Violence
  • Border Incident
  • Criss Cross
  • The Reckless Moment
  • The Set-Up
  • Side Street
  • Thieves' Highway
  • The Third Man
  • White Heat
  • The Asphalt Jungle
  • D.O.A.
  • The File on Thelma Jordon
  • Gun Crazy
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Night and the City
  • Panic in the Streets
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Where Danger Lives
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Ace in the Hole
  • On Dangerous Ground
  • The Prowler
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Clash by Night
  • Kansas City Confidential
  • The Narrow Margin
  • Sudden Fear
  • Angel Face
  • The Big Heat
  • The Blue Gardenia
  • The Hitch-Hiker
  • Niagara
  • Pickup on South Street
  • Human Desire
  • The Big Combo
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Killing
  • While the City Sleeps
  • The Wrong Man
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Touch of Evil
  • Odds Against Tomorrow
  • Chinatown