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Top Films Noir

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder 28
2 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed 30
3 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder 41
4 The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton 50
5 The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston 59
6 Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles 63
7 Notorious 1946 Alfred Hitchcock 118
8 The Big Sleep 1946 Howard Hawks 181
9 Sweet Smell of Success 1957 Alexander Mackendrick 198
10 Rebecca 1940 Alfred Hitchcock 231
11 Strangers on a Train 1951 Alfred Hitchcock 262
12 Out of the Past 1947 Jacques Tourneur 275
13 Laura 1944 Otto Preminger 280
14 Kiss Me Deadly 1955 Robert Aldrich 311
15 White Heat 1949 Raoul Walsh 346
16 Mildred Pierce 1945 Michael Curtiz 409
17 In a Lonely Place 1950 Nicholas Ray 442
18 The Big Heat 1953 Fritz Lang 444
19 Scarface 1932 Howard Hawks 449
20 Ace in the Hole 1951 Billy Wilder 486
21 The Lost Weekend 1945 Billy Wilder 523
22 Gun Crazy 1950 Joseph H. Lewis 536
23 The Killing 1956 Stanley Kubrick 547
24 The Asphalt Jungle 1950 John Huston 556
25 The Killers 1946 Robert Siodmak 568
26 A Place in the Sun 1951 George Stevens 632
27 Pickup on South Street 1953 Samuel Fuller 647
28 Gilda 1946 Charles Vidor 689
29 Detour 1945 Edgar G. Ulmer 750
30 Little Caesar 1931 Mervyn LeRoy 760
31 The Lady from Shanghai 1947 Orson Welles 854
32 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 1932 Mervyn LeRoy 889
33 Force of Evil 1948 Abraham Polonsky 910
34 They Live by Night 1948 Nicholas Ray 959
35 Brighton Rock 1947 John Boulting 988
36 Dial M for Murder 1954 Alfred Hitchcock 999
37 Night and the City 1950 Jules Dassin 1000
38 Angels with Dirty Faces 1938 Michael Curtiz 1017
39 Body and Soul 1947 Robert Rossen 1062
40 Key Largo 1948 John Huston 1152
41 Fury 1936 Fritz Lang 1161
42 The Roaring Twenties 1939 Raoul Walsh 1223
43 The Set-Up 1949 Robert Wise 1234
44 Gaslight 1944 George Cukor 1271
45 All the King's Men 1949 Robert Rossen 1336
46 The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946 Tay Garnett 1337
47 Odd Man Out 1947 Carol Reed 1362
48 Scarlet Street 1945 Fritz Lang 1543
49 Murder, My Sweet 1944 Edward Dmytryk 1545
50 Kiss of Death 1947 Henry Hathaway 1567
51 D.O.A. 1950 Rudolph Maté 1651
52 The Naked City 1948 Jules Dassin 1712
53 The Fallen Idol 1948 Carol Reed 1739
54 The Woman in the Window 1944 Fritz Lang 1747
55 High Sierra 1941 Raoul Walsh 1835
56 Leave Her to Heaven 1945 John M. Stahl 1838
57 The Docks of New York 1928 Josef von Sternberg 1876
58 Champion 1949 Mark Robson 1981
59 The Wrong Man 1956 Alfred Hitchcock 2012
60 Spellbound 1945 Alfred Hitchcock 2130
61 The Big Combo 1955 Joseph H. Lewis 2160
62 Dead End 1937 William Wyler 2338
63 Underworld 1927 Josef von Sternberg 2339
64 The Letter 1940 William Wyler 2365
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