Film Noir Comedies / Parodiesby karljhickey14 | created - 04 Sep 2015 | updated - 18 Jul 2018 | Public
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1. My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.
2. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.
Votes: 19,165 | Gross: $18.20M
3. The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of ... See full summary »
4. So You Want to Be a Detective (1948)
Passed | 11 min | Comedy, Crime, Short
Joe McDoakes imagines himself as a private detective on a murder case. Throughout the film, he spars verbally with narrator Art Gilmore.
5. 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.
pariodies The Maltese Falcon
7. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A bitter ex-husband wants his former spouse dead. A put-upon momma's boy wants his mother dead. Who will pull it off?
Votes: 31,450 | Gross: $57.92M
parody of Strangers On A Train
8. Beat the Devil (1953)
Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen...
9. Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant when her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,544 | Gross: $10.07M
from the Cornell Woolrich story , filmed as No Man of Her Own , and J'ai Epouse Une Ombre
11. Play It Again, Sam (1972)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
12. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime
Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.
Votes: 90,633 | Gross: $51.13M
uses the plot of White Heat
14. Half Past Midnight (1948)
Approved | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A man with an affinity for trouble meets a girl in distress in a nightclub. She becomes involved in the murder of a Spanish dancer and both of them become major suspects. The couple, ... See full summary »
15. Hazard (1948)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
As part of a bet, a compulsive gambler agrees to marry the winner, a professional gambler. Before he can "collect," she skips town. The gambler hires a private detective to track her down so he can collect his "winnings."
16. The Good Humor Man (1950)
Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Biff Jones is a driver/salesman for the Good Humor ice-cream company. He hopes to marry his girl Margie, who works as a secretary for Stuart Nagel, an insurance investigator. Margie won't ... See full summary »
17. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
Votes: 171,220 | Gross: $156.45M
Plot is similar to Chinatown
18. How to Be a Detective (1952)
Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Goofy is hired to solve a mystery of a missing "Al." He searches the city for clues, but constantly runs into a city sheriff (who is portrayed by Pete) who tells him to let the police ... See full summary »
19. The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975)
PG | 80 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime
A chicken hatchery owner (and novice private eye) tries to solve the arrow murder of local milkman, philanderer and animal fetishist.
20. Fatal Instinct (1993)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A spoof on thrillers from before 1993 such as Fatal Attraction (1987), Basic Instinct (1992), Chinatown, Cape Fear etc. A cop/lawyer cheats on his wife and she on him and plans to kill him for the insurance.
Votes: 6,410 | Gross: $7.85M
21. Kill Me, Deadly (2015)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, History, Mystery
It's 1947, and hard-boiled private investigator Charlie Nickels' client is murdered and her priceless diamond stolen. The investigation forces him to do the one thing he vowed never to do again: trust a dame.
Votes: 62 | Gross: $0.04M
22. The Woman Chaser (1999)
R | 90 min | Comedy
Set in 1950s Los Angeles, Richard Hudson (Warburton) is a shrewd car dealer who moves from San Francisco and sets up a used-car dealership. Tiring of this job, he turns the lot over to an ... See full summary »
Votes: 574 | Gross: $0.11M
23. Totò le mokò (1949)
81 min | Comedy
The mobster Pep le Mok dies during a shootout with the police. His gang decide that his successor will be a relative of his from Naples: Antonio Lumaconi, a street musician.
24. The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947)
Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
When a dead body turns up in the home of a famous actress, two reporters (who also happen to be in love with one another) compete to get the real scoop.
25. The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
Approved | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Scatterbrained Sally Elliott tries to get a job as a Fuller brush girl and desperate for money she borrows her friend's kit without permission and her attempts at selling cosmetics ... See full summary »
26. A Scream in the Dark (1943)
Approved | 53 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Newspaper reporter turned detective Mike, along with his partner Eddie Tough (who used to be his photographer on the paper), and Mike's girlfriend Joan go after some business. She's the ... See full summary »
27. Jinx Money (1948)
Approved | 68 min | Crime, Comedy
A man wins $50,000 in a card game with gamblers, but is soon found dead and the money missing. Slip and Sach find the money near where the body was discovered, and soon find themselves the ... See full summary »