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

    1

  • High Sierra

    2

  • I Wake Up Screaming

    3

  • The Maltese Falcon

    4

  • The Glass Key

    5

  • This Gun for Hire

    6

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    7

  • Double Indemnity

    8

  • Laura

    9

  • Murder, My Sweet

    10

  • Phantom Lady

    11

  • The Woman in the Window

    12

  • Detour

    13

  • Fallen Angel

    14

  • Leave Her to Heaven

    15

  • Mildred Pierce

    16

  • Scarlet Street

    17

  • The Big Sleep

    18

  • Black Angel

    19

  • The Blue Dahlia

    20

  • The Dark Corner

    21

  • The Dark Mirror

    22

  • Gilda

    23

  • The Killers

    24

  • Notorious

    25

  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

    26

  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

    27

  • The Stranger

    28

  • Body and Soul

    29

  • Born to Kill

    30

  • Brute Force

    31

  • Crossfire

    32

  • Dark Passage

    33

  • Dead Reckoning

    34

  • Desperate

    35

  • Kiss of Death

    36

  • The Lady from Shanghai

    37

  • Lady in the Lake

    38

  • Nightmare Alley

    39

  • Out of the Past

    40

  • Ride the Pink Horse

    41

  • T-Men

    42

  • The Big Clock

    43

  • Call Northside 777

    44

  • Cry of the City

    45

  • Force of Evil

    46

  • He Walked by Night

    47

  • Hollow Triumph

    48

  • Key Largo

    49

  • The Naked City

    50

  • Pitfall

    51

  • Raw Deal

    52

  • Road House

    53

  • Sorry, Wrong Number

    54

  • The Street with No Name

    55

  • They Live by Night

    56

  • Act of Violence

    57

  • Border Incident

    58

  • Criss Cross

    59

  • The Reckless Moment

    60

  • The Set-Up

    61

  • Side Street

    62

  • Thieves' Highway

    63

  • The Third Man

    64

  • White Heat

    65

  • The Asphalt Jungle

    66

  • D.O.A.

    67

  • The File on Thelma Jordon

    68

  • Gun Crazy

    69

  • In a Lonely Place

    70

  • Night and the City

    71

  • Panic in the Streets

    72

  • Sunset Boulevard

    73

  • Where Danger Lives

    74

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    75

  • Ace in the Hole

    76

  • On Dangerous Ground

    77

  • The Prowler

    78

  • Strangers on a Train

    79

  • Clash by Night

    80

  • Kansas City Confidential

    81

  • The Narrow Margin

    82

  • Sudden Fear

    83

  • Angel Face

    84

  • The Big Heat

    85

  • The Blue Gardenia

    86

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    87

  • Niagara

    88

  • Pickup on South Street

    89

  • Human Desire

    90

  • The Big Combo

    91

  • Kiss Me Deadly

    92

  • The Night of the Hunter

    93

  • The Killing

    94

  • While the City Sleeps

    95

  • The Wrong Man

    96

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    97

  • Touch of Evil

    98

  • Odds Against Tomorrow

    99

  • Chinatown

    100