Retro / Noir

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1. Mulholland Falls (1996)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 1950's Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Connelly, Chazz Palminteri

Votes: 15,358 | Gross: $11.50M

2. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

78 Metascore

An African-American man is hired to find a woman, and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle

Votes: 16,829 | Gross: $16.03M

3. White Jazz

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Announced

Set in late 1950s Los Angeles, as vice cop Dave Klein senses he's being set up by the police commissioner, he sets out to expose a decades-old network of corruption engineered by the LAPD.

Director: Joe Carnahan

4. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

92 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 282,343 | Gross: $29.20M

5. The Two Jakes (1990)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds J.J. "Jake" Gittes investigating adultery and murder, and the money that comes from oil.

Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe

Votes: 10,650 | Gross: $10.01M

6. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos, Michael Lerner

Votes: 20,832 | Gross: $12.38M

7. Ironweed (1987)

R | 143 min | Drama

56 Metascore

An alcoholic drifter spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, New York after returning there for the first time in decades.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 8,117 | Gross: $7.39M

8. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Votes: 20,051 | Gross: $40.38M

9. Bugsy (1991)

R | 136 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

The story of how Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel started Las Vegas.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 25,171 | Gross: $49.11M

10. Hoffa (1992)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

50 Metascore

The story of the notorious American labor union figure Jimmy Hoffa, who organizes a bitter strike, makes deals with members of the organized crime syndicate and mysteriously disappears in 1975.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 20,807 | Gross: $24.28M

11. Hoodlum (1997)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

50 Metascore

Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams, Andy Garcia

Votes: 10,288 | Gross: $23.46M

12. Mobsters (1991)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

From start to finish, it's a story of friendship between four street-wise males who don't mind using violence to achieve the lives that they want. They trust no one but each other, which is vital to their success as mobsters.

Director: Michael Karbelnikoff | Stars: Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Rodney Eastman, Costas Mandylor

Votes: 8,181 | Gross: $20.25M

13. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

86 Metascore

Bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 99,060

14. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

A Polish-Jewish family comes to the U.S. at the beginning of the twentieth century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

Votes: 5,511 | Gross: $15.74M

15. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" Elizabeth Short murder investigation.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

Votes: 70,217 | Gross: $22.52M

16. Last Man Standing (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken

Votes: 52,106 | Gross: $17.60M

17. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

63 Metascore

In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Votes: 53,190

18. Murder on the Orient Express (2001 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hercule Poirot, now in modern times, investigates the famous crime on the famed train with a modern twist.

Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Alfred Molina, Meredith Baxter, Leslie Caron, Amira Casar

Votes: 898

19. Suspense (1946)

Passed | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

The proprietor of an ice-skating revue promotes a peanut-vendor at the show to a management position based on suggestions he made to improve the act of the show's star, who also happens to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Belita, Barry Sullivan, Bonita Granville, Albert Dekker

Votes: 321

20. The Gangster (1947)

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

Shubunka (Barry Sulivan) is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner. The police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Belita, Joan Lorring, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 710

21. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

PG-13 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

52 Metascore

When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench

Votes: 198,736 | Gross: $102.83M

22. Angel Heart (1987)

X | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 77,370 | Gross: $17.19M

23. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

67 Metascore

Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd, Carl Reiner

Votes: 19,703 | Gross: $18.20M

24. Miller's Crossing (1990)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

66 Metascore

Tom Reagan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 122,654 | Gross: $5.08M

25. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 7,664 | Gross: $1.82M

26. I Am the Night (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In early 1960s, a teenage girl looking for her real father and a disgraced journalist seeking closure find themselves drawn into a web of secrets revolving around L.A.'s most infamous cold case, the Black Dahlia (Elizabeth Short) murder.

Stars: Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays, Leland Orser

Votes: 6,238

27. Babylon Berlin (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.

Stars: Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries, Leonie Benesch, Christian Friedel

Votes: 15,757

28. Rules Don't Apply (2016)

PG-13 | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her ambitious driver, and their eccentric boss, the legendary billionaire Howard Hughes.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Lily Collins, Haley Bennett, Taissa Farmiga, Steve Tom

Votes: 9,028 | Gross: $3.65M

29. Kansas City (1996)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

57 Metascore

A pair of kidnappings expose the complex power dynamics within the corrupt and unpredictable workings of 1930s Kansas City.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, Michael Murphy

Votes: 4,222 | Gross: $1.35M

30. Let Him Have It (1991)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History

In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley (Christopher Eccleston) falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig (Paul Reynolds), a teenager with a fondness for American ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Christopher Eccleston, Eileen Atkins, Rebecca Eccleston

Votes: 3,152

31. The Dain Curse (1978)

360 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Private eye investigates diamond theft, and becomes involved with an ancient family curse.

Stars: Tom Bower, David Canary, Malachy McCourt, Hattie Winston

Votes: 221

32. The Black Bird (1975)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

The son of famous detective Sam Spade carries on the family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon - and with the people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get it.

Director: David Giler | Stars: George Segal, Stéphane Audran, Lionel Stander, Lee Patrick

Votes: 423

33. 'Round Midnight (1986)

R | 133 min | Drama, Music

A troubled, but talented musician flees the US to escape his problems, finding refuge and support in Paris.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet, Gabrielle Haker, Sandra Reaves-Phillips

Votes: 4,483 | Gross: $3.27M



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