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1. Scarface (1932)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 26,754

3. St. Val's Mystery (1945)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Désiré Le Sec has just won the "amateur policeman contest" and he is so glad he 's telling all the people around.He is an insure agent ,and his boss,his uncle,is annoyed :a man took out a big life insurance and died soon afterward.

Director: René Le Hénaff | Stars: Fernandel, Arlette Guttinguer, Germaine Kerjean, Jean Davy

Votes: 26

4. Majestic Hotel Cellars (1945)

100 min | Crime, Drama

A murder has been committed in the basement of the Grand Hotel Majestic. Ms Petersen's body was indeed discovered in the staff locker rooms by a kitchen employee. Commissioner Maigret and Inspector Lucas are in charge of the case.

Director: Richard Pottier | Stars: Albert Préjean, Suzy Prim, Jacques Baumer, Denise Grey

Votes: 105

6. 120, rue de la Gare (1946)

90 min | Crime, Drama

Everytime you utter these words "120,Rue De La Gare" you stand in great danger of being shot down.

Director: Jacques Daniel-Norman | Stars: René Dary, Jean Parédès, Albert Dinan, Jean Thielment

Votes: 65

7. The Murderer Is Not Guilty (1946)

82 min | Crime, Drama

In a film studio, several actors are the victims of attempted murders. Julien Brisseau, a writer, decides to use these facts as the backbone of his new novel. But while he is working on his... See full summary »

Director: René Delacroix | Stars: Albert Préjean, Jacqueline Gauthier, Jules Berry, Henri Charrett

Votes: 24

8. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

96 Metascore

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Votes: 153,296 | Gross: $2.11M

9. Double Indemnity (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

95 Metascore

An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Votes: 149,919 | Gross: $5.72M

10. Le cabaret du grand large (1946)

90 min | Action

Shady traffic takes place behind the door of a cabaret. The gang leader is Asian Wang spied on by Commissioner Thomas. While Richard leads a double game and, out of love for the landlady, ends up shooting Wang.

Director: René Jayet | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Fernand Fabre, André Talmès, Antonin Berval

11. Conflict (1945)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet, Rose Hobart

Votes: 3,513

12. Six Hours to Lose (1947)

90 min | Drama

A traveller is stuck in an unknown town because his connecting train will only arrive in six hours. He decides to kill time by taking a stroll.

Directors: Alex Joffé, Jean Le Vitte | Stars: André Luguet, Denise Grey, Pierre Larquey, Paulette Dubost

Votes: 20

14. Rebecca (1940)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

86 Metascore

A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat's wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife's spectral presence.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Votes: 130,972 | Gross: $4.36M

15. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they're soon married, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both as well as everyone around them.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

Votes: 11,706

16. Copie conforme (1947)

84 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A smooth criminal, who turns to be Manuel Ismora, and his gang successfully and peacefully pull off con after heist. Elsewhere a timid office worker, Gabriel Dupon, is pressured by his boss... See full summary »

Director: Jean Dréville | Stars: Louis Jouvet, Suzy Delair, Annette Poivre, Jane Marken

Votes: 271

17. The Big Sleep (1946)

Passed | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a wealthy family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers

Votes: 82,660 | Gross: $6.54M

18. Criminal Brigade (1947)

82 min | Thriller

After the discovery of two murders, Commissioner Chabrier, of the French secret services, is investigating the disappearance of plans affecting the national defense of the country robbed by a gang of international spies.

Director: Gilbert Gil | Stars: Jean Davy, Gilbert Gil, Maurice Teynac, Jean-Max

Votes: 12

19. Dead Reckoning (1947)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A soldier runs away rather than receive the Medal of Honor, so his buddy gets permission to investigate, and love and death soon follow.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky, Charles Cane

Votes: 7,244

20. Quai des Orfèvres (1947)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama

89 Metascore

A flirtatious wife runs off to meet an older man and the husband closes in with intend to murder him, but finds the deed already done.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Louis Jouvet, Simone Renant, Bernard Blier, Suzy Delair

Votes: 5,400 | Gross: $0.03M

21. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

A man is reunited with his childhood friend and her husband, who believe he knows the truth about the death of her rich aunt years earlier.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 9,144

23. Boomerang! (1947)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

Votes: 4,263

24. Cloak and Dagger (1946)

Passed | 106 min | Adventure, Film-Noir, Romance

In WW2, the Allies race against time to persuade two nuclear scientists working for the Germans to switch sides.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Gary Cooper, Robert Alda, Lilli Palmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

Votes: 2,812

25. Spellbound (1945)

Approved | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

79 Metascore

A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 46,704 | Gross: $7.00M

26. Notorious (1946)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

100 Metascore

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Votes: 97,240 | Gross: $10.46M

28. Dark Passage (1947)

Passed | 106 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 18,665

29. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a decade-old murder case.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 8,507

30. L'assassin est à l'écoute (1948)

88 min

April fools in a studio where a radio host pretends to shoot dead all the performers....till a true crime occurs.

Director: Raoul André | Stars: Louise Carletti, Pierre Cour, Francis Blanche, Albert

Votes: 14

31. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Passed | 120 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

88 Metascore

On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Votes: 19,729 | Gross: $3.48M

32. I Walk Alone (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Wendell Corey

Votes: 2,655

33. Between Eleven and Midnight (1949)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A police detective with a striking resemblance for a murdered criminal impersonates the deceased to identify his murderer.

Director: Henri Decoin | Stars: Louis Jouvet, Madeleine Robinson, Léo Lapara, Monique Mélinand

Votes: 239

34. The Cupid Club (1949)

100 min | Comedy, Crime

A well-meaning female lawyer and an arrogant smug private eye ,at odds with each other,investigate.

Director: Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon | Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Yves Vincent, Marcelle Praince, Suzanne Dantès

Votes: 18