Top 100 Crime Noir Movies

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1. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,472,264 | Gross: $100.13M

Seven (1995) Crime – Mystery – Thriller – Crime Noir Mystery Thriller – Detective Story – Veteran Retiring Police Detective – Inexperienced Replacement Young Detective – Serial Killer Case – Murder Mystery – Ritualistic Signature Murders – Seven-Deadly-Sins Modus Operandi – Society’s ills Revenge – Investigation – Uncertainty Stress – Atrocity – Melancholy – Fear – Suspense – Tension – Corruption – Paranoia – Cat-Mouse Theory – Manhunt – Procedure Manipulation – Psychological Horror Thriller – Unsettling Atmosphere – Claustrophobic Threat – Nightmarish Terror – Mental Disorder Villain – Psychopath – Psychosis – Moral Apathy – Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) – Memorable Villain – Nihilism – Fatalism – Religious Symbolism – Ironic Fate – Neo-Noir – Cult Status – Classic Status – T o p – Best 90's – F a v e – Re-Watch Value – U.S.A. – 1001 Must-See Movies ★★★★★★★★★★ (10/10)

2. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 101,005 | Gross: $4.42M

The Conversation (1974) Classic – Drama – Crime – Mystery – Thriller – Espionage Mystery Thriller – Freelance Surveillance Expert Lonely Man – Privacy Obsessive – Past Job Guilty Conscience – Couple Surveillance New Case – Forbidden Extramarital Affair – Enigmatic Conversation – Crime Noir Conspiracy Thriller – Shadowy Conspiracy – Potential Murder – Paranoid Thriller – Moral Dilemmas – Psychological Stress – Suspicions – Insecurity – Betrayal – Distrust – Fear – Paranoia – Downward Spiral – Political Thriller – Mass Surveillance Politics – Psychological Drama – Moral Maze – Self-Deception – Repressed Emotions – Mental Disorder – Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) – Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) – Childhood Trauma – Nihilism – Character Study – Neo-Noir – Cult Status – Influential Film – T o p – Best 70's – Re-Watch Value – F a v e – U.S.A. – 1001 Must-See Movies ★★★★★★★★★ (9/10)

3. 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: 81,716 | Gross: $17.19M

Angel Heart (1987) Drama – Horror – Mystery – Thriller – Mystery Noir Thriller – Detective Story – Immoral Private Investigator – Enigmatic Client – Missing Person Case – Investigation – Dangerous Procedural – Mysterious Murders – Devil-Worship Cult – Voodoo / Black Magic Ritual – Paranoid Thriller – Shadowy Forces – Dark Backdrop – Disjointed Reality – Identity Crisis – Deception – Corruption – Madness – Religious Paranoia – Downward Spiral – Cat-Mouse Theory – Psychological Manipulation – Power-Plays – Psychological Horror – Simmering Danger – Nightmarish Fears – Metaphysical Threat – Claustrophobic Dread – Existential Terror – Occult Horror – Mental Disorder – Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) – Memory Trauma – Identity Chaos – Incestuous Relationship – Surrealism – Cynicism – Mysticism – Satanism – Fatalism – Ironic Fate – Doppelgänger – Faustian Tale – Plot Twist – Neo-Noir – Cult Status – T o p – Best 80's – F a v e – Re-Watch Value – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★★ (9/10)

4. The Treatment (2014)

Not Rated | 131 min | Mystery, Thriller

Inspector Nick Cafmeyer seems to have it all - looks, brains and a successful career. But a dark cloud hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the unsolved ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Herbots | Stars: Geert Van Rampelberg, Ina Geerts, Johan van Assche, Laura Verlinden

Votes: 8,413

The Treatment (De Behandeling) (2014) Drama – Mystery – Crime – Thriller – Crime Noir Mystery Drama – Haunted Detective Inspector – Disappearance / Child Abuse Twisted New Case – Paedophilic Serial Crimes – Murder Mystery – Detective's Brother Unsolved Kidnapping Case Link – Investigation – Manhunt – Pedophile Network – Child Pornography – Psychological Horror Thriller – Claustrophobic Threat – Repressed Anger – Childhood Trauma – Love-Loss Trauma – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Sexual Sadism Disorder (SSD) – Disturbing – Shock Value – Slow-Burn – Indie Film – Best 10's – F a v e – Re-Watch Value – Foreign Language – European – Belgium ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

5. Strangers on a Train (1951)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

88 Metascore

A psychopath forces a tennis star to comply with his theory that two strangers can get away with murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 124,560 | Gross: $7.63M

Strangers on a Train (1951) Golden Age – Classic – Mystery – Thriller – Film-Noir – Crime Noir Drama – Two Strangers Train Passengers – Unhappily Married Man / Hates His Tramp Wife – Sexually Repressed Psychotic Playboy / Hates His Rich Father – "Exchange" Murders Proposal – Perfect Murder Plan – First Murder Committed – Bad Joke Gets Serious – Police Suspicions – Second Murder Pressure – Cat-Mouse Theory – Manipulation – Stalking – Blackmail – Fear Web – Psychological Thriller – Psychological Stress – Mental Disorder – Psychopath – Psychosis – Oedipus Complex – Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) – Twisted Persona – Homoerotic Undertones – Best 50's – F a v e – U.S.A. – 1001 Must-See Movies ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

6. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

PG | 108 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

94 Metascore

A young girl, overjoyed when her favorite uncle comes to visit the family, slowly begins to suspect that he is in fact the "Merry Widow" killer sought by the authorities.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers

Votes: 60,535

Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Golden Age – Classic – Drama – Crime – Thriller – Film-Noir – Crime Noir Drama – Small-Town Family – Bored Teenage Daughter – Charming Idolized Uncle Arrive – Dark Secrets – Suspicions – Investigation – Notorious Suspected Rich-Widows Serial-Killer – Moral Dilemmas – Fear – Paranoia – Cat-Mouse Theory – Manipulation – Doubt – Twisted Relationship – Strange Accidents Series – Daughter Next-Victim – Psychological Thriller – Moral Conflict – Simmering Danger – Psychological Stress – Psychopath Villain – Cynicism – Good vs Evil – Best 40's – F a v e – U.S.A. – 1001 Must-See Movies ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

7. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 738,761 | Gross: $28.26M

Taxi Driver (1976) Classic – Drama – Crime – Thriller – Crime Noir Drama – Insomniac ex-Marine Taxi Driver – Unstable Mental State – Urban Loneness – Frustration – Desperation – Alienation – Saving-The-World Obsession – City Underworld – Moral Collapse – Distrust – Corruption – Vigilantism – Catharsis – Psychological Thriller – Mental Disorder – Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Schizophrenia – Psychosis – Madness – Paranoia – Downward Spiral – Psychosexual Drama – Sexual Repression – Voyeurism – Madonna-Whore Complex – Castration Anxiety – Freudian Theory – Character Study – Existentialism – Symbolism – Cynicism – No-Exit Finale – Iconic Film – Cult Status – Neo-Noir – T o p – Best 70's – U.S.A. – 1001 Must-See Movies ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

8. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

76 Metascore

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Votes: 184,085 | Gross: $8.55M

Blue Velvet (1986) Drama – Crime – Mystery – Romance – Thriller – Crime Noir Mystery Thriller – Young College Student – Severed Human Ear Mystery – Investigation – Erotic Thriller – Twisted Night-Club Singer – Sadomasochistic Relationship – Intrigue – Conspiracy Theory – Criminal Shadowy Organization – Psychotic Gangster – Hostage – Blackmail – Sexual Slave – Psychological Horror – Unendurable Dread – Psychological Violence – Sexual Abuse – Nightmarish – Psychosexual Thriller – Femme Fatale – BDSM – Sadomasochism – Voyeurism – Dominance-Submission (D/S) – Sexual Obsession – Sexual Roleplay – Humiliation – Sexual Despair – Stockholm Syndrome – Art-House – Avant-Garde – Grotesque – Bizarre – Surrealism – Eccentric – Satirical Fiction – Mise-en-Scène – Neo-Noir – Influential Film – Cult Status – F a v e – Best 80's – U.S.A. – 1001 Must-See Movies ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

9. Body Heat (1981)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson

Votes: 31,375 | Gross: $24.06M

Body Heat (1981) Drama – Crime – Romance – Thriller – Crime Noir Erotic Thriller – Small-Town Playboy Shady Lawyer – Devious Businessman Sexy Wife – Illicit Passion – Passionate Love Affair – Wealthy Husband Murder Plan – Detective Story – Murder Case – Investigation – Twisted Conspiracy Theory – Spider Woman – Fatal Attraction – Seduction-Deception – Perfect Murder Plan – Double-Cross – Frame-Up – Blame Game – Fraud – Greed – Paranoia – Psychosexual Drama – Male Desire – Femme Fatale – Sexual Manipulation – Sexual Obsession – Sexual Desire – Blind Passion – Eroticism – Cynicism – Amoralism – Fatalism – Guilt Complex – Plot Twist – Neo-Noir – Best 80's – Re-Watch Value – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

10. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 879,250 | Gross: $167.77M

Gone Girl (2014) Drama – Crime – Mystery – Thriller – Crime Noir Mystery Thriller – Married Couple – Missing Wife – Husband Prime Suspect – Murder Investigation – Suspicions – Suspense – Cruelty – Cynicism – Sarcasm – Irony – Paranoia – Relation Drama – Erotic Drama – Twisted Revenge Thriller – Infidelity – Frame-Up – Blame Game – Revenge Gives Sadistic Pleasure – Cat-Mouse Theory – Psychological Manipulation – Psychological Thriller – Obsession – Uncertainty Stress – Mental Disorder – Sociopath – Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) – Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) – Childhood Trauma – Psychosexual Thriller – Femme Fatale – Deception – Sadism – Love-Hate Relationship – Uncontrolled Desires – Sexual Psychopath – Twisted Persona – Social Satire – Novel-I-Read – Plot Twist – Neo-Noir – Best 10's – F a v e – Re-Watch Value – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

11. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

41 Metascore

A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 182,290 | Gross: $117.73M

Basic Instinct (1992) Mystery – Crime – Thriller – Crime Noir Mystery Thriller – Detective Story – Murder Mystery – Investigation – Whodunit – Prime Suspect Enigmatic Woman – Suspicions – Intrigue – Erotic Thriller – Magnetism – Eroticism – Impulsive Relationship – Twisted Romantic Affair – Cat-Mouse Theory – Foreplay – Manipulation – Psychological Thriller – Mental Disorder – Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) – Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) – Psychosexual Thriller – LGBT – Kinky Sex Fantasies – Femme Fatale – Fatal Attraction – Sadism – Voyeurism – Lesbianism – Sexual Obsession – Hitckockian Aura – Plot Twist – Neo-Noir – Cult Status – Best 90's – F a v e – Re-Watch Value – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

12. Klute (1971)

R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider

Votes: 23,067 | Gross: $17.44M

Klute (1971) Crime – Mystery – Romance – Thriller – Crime Noir Mystery Thriller – Stoic Small Town Detective – Chemical Company's CΕΟ Disappearance – Missing Person Case – Private Investigation – Whodunit – Crime Underworld – Cynical High-Priced New York Prostitute Prime-Suspect – Mysterious Murders – Erotic Thriller – Awkward Symbiosis – Magnetism – Stoic Romanticism – Twisted Love Affair – Conspiracy Theory – Disorientation – Hidden Agendas – Psychological Thriller – Simmering Danger – Claustrophobic Threat – Personal Struggles – Self-Destruction – Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) – Paranoid Thriller – Shadowy Forces – Corruption – Mistrust – Paranoia – Psychosexual Drama – Femme Fatale – Sadomasochism – Domination – Dependency – Insecurity – Neo-Noir – Classic Status – Cult Status – F a v e – Best 70's – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

13. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 429,930 | Gross: $102.52M

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) Drama – Crime – Mystery – Thriller – Crime Noir Mystery Drama – Journalism – Investigative Journalist – Abnormal Young Computer Hacker Research Assistant – Missing Person Case – Privately Investigation – Presumed Murder Mystery – Whodunit – Fascism – Nazism – Stoicism – Corruption – Obsession – Mistrust – Paranoia – Psychosexual Drama – Misogyny – Rape – LGBT – BDSM – Sadism – Sexual Abuse – Sexual Torture – Revenge Thriller – Vigilantism – Psychological Thriller – Claustrophobic Threat – Childhood Trauma – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) – Social-Political Issues – Complex Scenario – Slow Burn – Remake – Neo-Noir – Cult Status – Best 00's – Re-Watch Value – U.S.A. – 1001 Must See Movies ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

14. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Votes: 210,330 | Gross: $10.10M

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Män Som Hatar Kvinnor) (2009) TDrama – Crime – Mystery – Thriller – Crime Noir Mystery Drama – Journalism – Investigative Journalist – Abnormal Young Computer Hacker Research Assistant – Missing Person Case – Privately Investigation – Presumed Murder Mystery – Whodunit – Fascism – Nazism – Stoicism – Corruption – Suspense – Intrigue – Obsession – Mistrust – Paranoia – Psychosexual Drama– Misogyny – Rape – LGBT – BDSM – Sadism – Sexual Abuse – Sexual Torture – Revenge Thriller – Vigilantism – Psychological Thriller – Childhood Trauma – Claustrophobic Threat – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) – Social-Political Issues – Complex Scenario – Neo-Noir – Cult Status – Best 00's – Re-Watch Value – Foreign Language – European – Sweden ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

15. Side Effects (I) (2013)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 181,634 | Gross: $32.17M

Side Effects (2013) Drama – Crime – Mystery – Thriller – Crime Noir Mystery Thriller – Medical Thriller – Young Depressed Woman – Emotional Episodes – Suicide Attempts – Morally Ambiguous British Therapist – Experimental New Drug Prescription – Fatal Side Effects – Downward Spiral – Ex-Convict Husband Murder – Psychiatrist Reputation Collapse – Suspicions – Private Investigation – Psychological Thriller – Bipolar Disorder – Schizophrenia – Impulsive Suicide Attempts – Conspiracy Theory – Pharmacological Scandal – Greed – Corruption – Fake Symptoms – Blame Game – Paranoid Thriller – Shadowy Conspiracy – Deception – Manipulation – Mistrust – Paranoia – Psychosexual Drama – LGBT – Femme Fatale – Bisexuality – Gender Power Games – Borderline Personality Disorder – Hitchcockian Aura – Plot Twist – Neo-Noir – F a v e – Re-Watch Value – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

16. Revanche (2008)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.

Director: Götz Spielmann | Stars: Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 13,971

Revanche (2008) Drama – Crime – Romance – Thriller – Crime Noir Erotic Drama – Austria Underground Crime – Viennese ex-Con Brothel Bouncer Man – Ukrainian Prostitute Girlfriend – Secret Love Affair – Bank Robbery – Local Policeman Pursuit – Unexpected Tragedy – Psychological Drama – Love-Lose Trauma – Melancholy – Guilt Complex – Emotional Collapse – Twisted Revenge Thriller – Stalking – Obsession – Cop's Wife – Extramarital Affair – Ironic Fate – Psychosexual Drama – Ill-Fated Love Triangle – Self-Punishment – Moral Masochism – Erectile Dysfunction – Art-House Drama – Relation Drama – Moral Dilemmas – Fatalism – Existentialism – Charactirization – Neo-Noir – Slow Burn – Low-Key Thriller – Indie – Best 00's – Re-Watch Value – Foreign Language – European – Austria ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

17. Dressed to Kill (1980)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

74 Metascore

A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

Votes: 36,251 | Gross: $31.90M

Dressed To Kill (1980) Drama – Crime – Mystery – Thriller – Crime Noir Mystery Erotic Thriller – Sexually Frustrated Housewife Murder – Murder Mystery Case – High-Priced Call Girl Witness – Killers' Next Target – Private Investigation – Slasher Film – Psychological Thriller – Obsession – Deception – Manipulation – Mental Disorder – Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) – Schizophrenia – Psychosexual Horror – Voyeurism – Erotic Obsession – Sexual Rape Fantasies – LGBT – Repressed Sexuality – Transsexuality – Gender Identity Disorder – Hitchcockian Aura – Neo-Noir – Best 80's – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

18. Bound (1996)

R | 109 min | Crime, Thriller

61 Metascore

Tough ex-con Corky and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan

Votes: 51,197 | Gross: $3.80M

Bound (1996) Crime – Romance – Thriller – Crime Noir Heist / Romance Thriller – Ex-Con Lesbian Woman – Apartment Renovations Works – Sexy Neighbour Gangster Mistress – Seduction – Passionate Love Affair – Erotic Conspiracy – Heist Plan – Mafia Money Robbery – Gangster Movie – Crime Syndicate Member Boyfriend – Manipulation – Deception – Frame-Up – Blame Game – Psychosexual Thriller – Bi-Sexuality – LGBT – Femme Fatale – Lesbianism – Genitals Pleasure – Sexual Dominance – Gender Power-Games – Cynicism – Slapstick Comedy – Neo-Noir – Indie Film – Cult Status – Re-Watch Value – U.S.A. ★★★★★★★ (7/10)

19. Only God Forgives (2013)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

37 Metascore

Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown

Votes: 108,052 | Gross: $0.78M

Only God Forgives (2014) Drama – Crime – Action – Crime Noir Drama – Drug Dealer – Criminal Underworld – Murder – Punishment – Anger – Cruelty – Brutality – Violence – Claustrophobic Tension – Psychedelic – Surrealism – Symbolism – Sadism – Cynicism – Nihilism – Action Revenge Drama – Vigilantism – Revenge Spiral – Psychosexual Drama – Laconic Character – Sexual Dysfunction – Apathy – Oedipus Complex – Womb-Envy – Freudian Theory – Art-House – Bizarre – Uncanny Experience – Avant-Garde – E x t r e m e – Shock Value – Neo-Noir – Indie Film – Alternative – F a v e – Re-Watch Value – European – Denmark ★★★★★★ (6/10)

20. Body Double (1984)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

69 Metascore

A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Deborah Shelton

Votes: 29,663 | Gross: $8.80M

Body Double (1984) Crime – Mystery – Thriller – Erotic Thriller – Second-Rate Young Male Actor – Claustrophobia Attack Syndrome – Sensual Female Neighbour – Voyeuristically Observation – Obsession – Eroticism – Crime Noir Mystery Thriller – Murder Mystery – Investigation – Twisted Thriller – Deception – Manipulation – Blame Game – Cat-Mouse Theory – Stalking – Psychosexual Thriller – Femme Fatale – Platonic Obsessive Love – Male Gaze Theory – Male Desire – Voyeurism – Fetishism – Female Objectification – Scopophilia – Castration Anxiety – Childhood Trauma – Freudian Theory – Grotesque – Doppelgänger – Hitchcock Aura – Neo-Noir – Cult Status – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★★★ (6/10)

21. The Killer Inside Me (2010)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

53 Metascore

A West Texas Deputy Sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty

Votes: 33,214 | Gross: $0.21M

The Killer Inside Me (2010) Drama – Crime – Romance – Thriller – Crime Noir Erotic Drama – Deputy Sheriff – Small Community – Perfect Murder Plan – Apathy – Misogyny – Twisted Revenge Thriller – Vigilantism – Manipulation – Deception – Blame Game – Cruelty – Brutality – Violence – Twisted Persona – Cat-Mouse Theory – Suspicions – Psychosexual Thriller – Sexual Abuse – Sadomasochism – BDSM – Mental Disorder – Sociopath – Childhood Trauma – Sadistic Personality Disorder – Oedipus Complex – Freudian Theory – Amoralism – Nihilism – No-Exit Finale – Indie Film – Neo-Noir – F a v e – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★★★ (6/10)

22. 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: 21,886 | Gross: $12.38M

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) Drama – Crime – Romance – Thriller – Crime Noir Erotic Drama – Depression (1929-1938) Era – Middle-Aged Roadside Café Owner – Young Beautiful Unhappy Wife – Amoral Young Tramp-Drifter – Uncontrolled Erotic Affair – Perfect Murder (Husband's) Conspiracy – Desire – Passion – Obsession – Murder – Mistrust – Greed – Paranoia – Tragedy – Psychosexual Drama – Femme Fatale – Fatal Attraction – Manipulation – Obsessive Love – Love-Hate Romance – Sadomasochism – Animalistic Sexual Affair – Eroticism – Cynicism – Amoralism – Fatalism – ironic Fate – No-Exit Finale – Neo-Noir – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★★★ (6/10)

23. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer

Votes: 29,979 | Gross: $17.31M

To Live And Die In L.A. (1985) Tags: Drama – Crime – Action – Thriller – Detective Story – Counterfeit Currency – Investigation – Cat-Mouse Theory – Manhunt – Suspense – Tension – Determination – Cruelty – Violence – Betrayal – Corruption – Revenge Thriller – Vigilantism – Obsession – Good-vs-Evil Story – Caustic Humour – Neo-Noir – Indie Film – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★★ (5/10)

24. Death Wish (2018)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

31 Metascore

Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone

Votes: 65,308 | Gross: $34.02M

Death Wish (2019) Tags: Drama – Crime – Action – Thriller – Remake – Revenge Thriller – Vigilantism – Nihilism – Tragedy – Poetic Justice – Good-vs-Evil – Neo-Noir – Re-Watchable – U.S.A. ★★★★ (4/10)



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