BFI: More Film Noir

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Runners-up in BFI’s one great film noir for every year (1940-59).

Movies on BFI: More Film Noir List
RankTitleDirector(s)Year Released
1Johnny ApolloHenry Hathaway1940
2The LetterWilliam Wyler1940
3They Drive by NightRaoul Walsh1940
4High SierraRaoul Walsh1941
5I Wake Up ScreamingH. Bruce Humberstone1941
6The Shanghai GestureJosef von Sternberg1941
7The Glass KeyStuart Heisler1942
8MoontideFritz Lang, Archie Mayo1942
9Street of ChanceJack Hively1942
10The Fallen SparrowRichard Wallace1943
11Journey Into FearNorman Foster, Orson Welles, Orson Welles, Orson Welles, Orson Welles, Orson Welles, Orson Welles1943
12The Seventh VictimMark Robson1943
13Double IndemnityBilly Wilder1944
14LauraOtto Preminger1944
15Phantom LadyRobert Siodmak1944
16Fallen AngelOtto Preminger1945
17Mildred PierceMichael Curtiz1945
18Scarlet StreetFritz Lang1945
19The Big SleepHoward Hawks1946
20GildaCharles Vidor1946
21The KillersRobert Siodmak1946
22Brute ForceJules Dassin1947
23Kiss of DeathHenry Hathaway1947
24The Lady from ShanghaiOrson Welles1947
25Force of EvilAbraham Polonsky1948
26MoonriseFrank Borzage1948
27Secret Beyond the DoorFritz Lang1948
28CaughtMax Ophüls1949
29Criss CrossRobert Siodmak1949
30White HeatRaoul Walsh1949
31The Asphalt JungleJohn Huston1950
32Gun CrazyJoseph H. Lewis1950
33Sunset BoulevardBilly Wilder1950
34MJoseph Losey1951
35On Dangerous GroundIda Lupino, Nicholas Ray1951
36Strangers on a TrainAlfred Hitchcock1951
37Clash by NightFritz Lang1952
38Kansas City ConfidentialPhil Karlson1952
39Sudden FearDavid Miller1952
40The Big HeatFritz Lang1953
41The Hitch-HikerIda Lupino1953
42Pickup on South StreetSamuel Fuller1953
43Crime WaveAndré De Toth1954
44Riot in Cell Block 11Don Siegel1954
45SuddenlyLewis Allen1954
46The Big ComboJoseph H. Lewis1955
47The Night of the HunterCharles Laughton1955
48The Phenix City StoryPhil Karlson1955
49The KillingStanley Kubrick1956
50While the City SleepsFritz Lang1956
51The Wrong ManAlfred Hitchcock1956
52Baby Face NelsonDon Siegel1957
53The Garment JungleVincent Sherman, Robert Aldrich1957
54Sweet Smell of SuccessAlexander Mackendrick1957
55The LineupDon Siegel1958
56Murder by ContractIrving Lerner1958
57Thunder RoadArthur Ripley1958