Top 50 Music, Film-Noir Movies and TV Shows



1. The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

Votes: 11,612

2. Black Angel (1946)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Film-Noir

7.0
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When Kirk Bennett is convicted of a singer's murder, his wife tries to prove him innocent...aided by the victim's ex-husband.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 2,320

3. Deception (1946)

Approved | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, John Abbott

Votes: 2,713

4. Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Music

6.4
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A successful nightclub singer weds a struggling songwriter, but when his fame eclipses hers, she delves into alcoholism.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Susan Hayward, Lee Bowman, Marsha Hunt, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,103

5. The Man I Love (1946)

96 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Music

6.8
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Visiting her two sisters and brother, singer Petey Brown lands a job at small-time-hood Nicky Toresca's nightclub. While evading the sleazy Toresca's heavy-handed passes at her, she falls ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Alda, Andrea King, Martha Vickers

Votes: 676

6. Strange Fascination (1952)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Music

6.2
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Middle-aged European pianist Paul Marvan (Hugo Haas)is brought to America by wealthy widow Diana Fowler (Mona Barrie)and he meets and weds a canary-blonde named Margo (Cleo Moore), who is a... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Haas | Stars: Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas, Mona Barrie, Rick Vallin

Votes: 118

7. The Strip (1951)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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Drummer Stanley Maxton moves to Los Angeles with dreams of opening his own club, but falls in with a gangster and a nightclub dancer and ends up accused of murder.

Director: László Kardos | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Sally Forrest, William Demarest, James Craig

Votes: 520

8. Blues in the Night (1941)

Passed | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger 'Character' Powell, wife of the trumpeter Leo Powell, and Nickie Haroyen and Peppi. All of them dedicate themselves to work as a unit ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 871

9. Specter of the Rose (1946)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Music

6.0
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Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one. Sanine is charming, if a little peculiar. Haidi, a ballerina, marries him. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Hecht | Stars: Judith Anderson, Michael Chekhov, Ivan Kirov, Viola Essen

Votes: 175

10. Girl on the Spot (1946)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Music

6.2
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Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Lois Collier, Jess Barker, George Dolenz, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 14


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