So Dark the Night (Classic Film Noir Remakes)by osloj | created - 14 Dec 2016 | updated - 15 Dec 2016 | Public
Some of these films are complete remakes, others are just inspired by certain Classic Film Noirs.
Plus a partial list of Classic Film Noir that these remakes were based upon.
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Cape Fear (1991)
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1. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
Votes: 161,243 | Gross: $79.10M
2. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Votes: 6,084 | Gross: $4.36M
4. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.
Votes: 20,480 | Gross: $12.38M
5. 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.
7. The Underneath (1995)
R | 99 min | Crime, Thriller
A recovering gambling addict attempts to reconcile with his family and friends but finds trouble and temptation when caught between feelings for his ex-wife and her dangerous hoodlum boyfriend.
Votes: 3,015 | Gross: $0.54M
8. 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?
Votes: 9,139 | Gross: $12.71M
9. 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...
Nods to Pickup on South Street (1953).
10. Against All Odds (1984)
R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 10,018 | Gross: $25.10M
11. The Killers (1964)
Approved | 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.
13. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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 »
17. Body Heat (1981)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Votes: 29,110 | Gross: $24.06M
Nods to Double Indemnity (1944) and Out of the Past (1947).
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. Salón México (1996)
79 min | Drama
In this remake of the 40's classic, two lovers murder each other, leading to an investigation and the closing of the Saln Mxico, a famous place where people used to go to dance before WWII.... See full summary »
22. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A determined student murders his pregnant secret girlfriend and moves onto her twin sister who gradually becomes suspicious of her new lover.
Votes: 4,593 | Gross: $15.43M
23. 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.
Nods to Pickup on South Street (1953).
27. Night and the City (1992)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The story about a cheating and incompetent lawyer (Harry Fabian) who suddenly gets obsessed on becoming a boxing promoter.
Votes: 4,327 | Gross: $6.20M
28. The Deep End (2001)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation.
Votes: 10,728 | Gross: $8.82M
29. Sorcerer (1977)
PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.
Votes: 15,980 | Gross: $12.00M
30. Target: Harry (1969)
R | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller
Pilot Harry Black is hired to fly a man named Carlyle to Istanbul, where he's murdered. Now, mysterious Diane Reed and a local gangster, Rashi, are after Harry believing that he has the priceless plates Carlyle used to counterfeit money.
31. Diamond's Edge (1988)
PG | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
When the man who left a package in his care is murdered, detective Tim Diamond suddenly has every major gangster in the city after him. With only the package and the help of his little brother, he sets out to unravel the mysterious plot.
32. Once You Kiss a Stranger... (1969)
M/PG | 106 min | Thriller
A woman seduces a professional golfer, then offers to kill his opponent if the golfer will kill her psychiatrist, who wants her committed.
33. 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.
36. Laura (1962 TV Movie)
115 min | Drama, Mystery
The detective investigating Laura Hunt's murder finds himself becoming obsessed with the dead woman - and then finds out she's actually still alive.
38. Guncrazy (1992)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 1,988 | Gross: $0.11M
41. I, the Jury (1982)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A PI investigates the murder of his one-armed friend, a PI working on a case. Clues lead to a sex clinic. Bodies pile up.
Votes: 1,356 | Gross: $1.52M
42. 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.
44. Murder Me, Murder You (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Mickey Spillane's private eye Mike Hammer (Stacy Keach) probes his long-lost love's death while seeking their daughter.
Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997–1998)
Songbird: Part 1
PG-13 | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Lila B is a singer who is romantically involved with a mobster, Johnny Dive. When she becomes a murder suspect, Mike tries to help.
46. More Than Murder (1984 TV Movie)
100 min | Action, Crime, Mystery