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Film Noir

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The Black Dahlia

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The Black Dahlia
(2006) [MA]


Her name was Elizabeth Short. She was a beautiful Hollywood starlet determined to be famous but destined to be infamous. It was the most notorious murder in California history. To the public, it was a sensation. To the two police officers investigation, it became an obsession. From mater...  More


 
Branded to Kill

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Branded to Kill
(1967) [M]


Hanada is the 'Number 3' killer in the Japanese underworld. Hired by a mysterious woman, the scheduled hit goes very wrong and Handa is launched into a deadly cat and mouse game with the sexually perverse rice sniffing 'Number 1' killer. Filled with bizarre imagery, eroticism and brutal violence...  More


 
Brick

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Brick
(2005) [M]


Off-beat drama from writer/director Rian Johnson, imitating the conventions of 1940s hardboiled film noir as a teenager investigates his ex-girlfriend's death in a small Southern Californian town. Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is an outsider at his high school, but when his ex-girlfriend Emily...  More


 
A Bittersweet Life

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A Bittersweet Life
(2005) [MA]


Cool headed perfectionist Sun-woo has earned the trust of his boss by adeptly managing an upscale restaurant. When his boss suspects his young lover of an affair he orders Sun-woo to kill her if she has betrayed him. When Sun-woo catches her with her secret lover, he surprisingly lets them go....  More


 
The Good German

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The Good German
(2006) [MA]


Who knows what American journalist Jake Geismer (George Clooney) expected to find in postwar Berlin? Peace, maybe. Or at least a story. But certainly not Lena (Cate Blanchett), his beautiful, embittered one-time love. And not the trail of secrecy and deception that leads from Lena to the scheming...  More


 
Where the Sidewalk Ends

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Where the Sidewalk Ends
(1950) [PG]


Dana Andrews stars as brutal cop Mark Dixon who previously had been in trouble with his superiors for his brutal methods. When Dixon accidently kills a murder suspect he knows his career will be over if he is discovered. He decides to dispose of the body and pin the murder on someone else....  More


 
High and Low

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High and Low
(1963) [PG]


yle thriller. A ruthless kidnapper, aiming to snatch wealthy industrialist Kingo Gondo's young son, takes the chauffeur's boy by mistake – but still demands the ransom. Gondo is left with an agonising choice, since paying the ransom will ruin him. Meanwhile the tenacious Inspector Tokuro is...  More


 
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
(2005) [MA]


Petty thief Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.) stumbles into an actors audition whilst on the run and before he knows what's happening is whisked off to Hollywood for a screen test. Harry is teamed with ruthless, relentlessly tough and gay private eye Perry van Shrike (Val Kilmer), nicknamed Gay...  More


 
The Beat My Heart Skipped

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The Beat My Heart Skipped
(2005) [M]


Romain Duris gives an extraordinarily intense performance as a young man torn between a life of crime and music in Jacques Audiard's smash hit noir thriller. Set in a seedy and dangerous Paris underworld, Duris plays Tom, who seems set to follow the crooked path of his sleazy father as a ruthless...  More


 
Somewhere in the Night

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Somewhere in the Night
(1946) [PG]


George Taylor returns from the WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, he tries to track down his old identity, stumbling into a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.  More


 
Sin City

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Sin City
(2005) [MA]


Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark. Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home. Crooked cops. Sexy dames. Desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge. Others lust after redemption. And then there are those hoping for a...  More


 
Stray Dog

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Stray Dog
(1949) [M]


Rookie detective Murakumi (Toshiro Mifune) is pick-pocketed on a bus and his police pistol is stolen. A frantic search for the gun leads him to the Tokyo underworld. The gun has been passed to a gangster who uses it in the murder of a woman. Deseperate to solve the crime, Murakumi turns to senior...  More


 
When Will I Be Loved?

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When Will I Be Loved?
(2004) [MA]


James Toback, a writer and director known for provocative explorations of race and sexual relations such as "Black and White" and "Two Girls and a Guy" has created a femme fatale for the 21st Century. Vera (Neve Campbell) is a beautiful, privileged, capricious young New Yorker exploring the...  More


 
Panic in the Streets

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Panic in the Streets
(1950) [PG]


Film noir, a classic film style of the '40s and '50s, is noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting. Comprising many of Hollywood's finest films, film noir tells realistic stories about crime, mystery, femme fatales and moral conflict. In this suspenseful melodrama,...  More


 
The Cooler

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The Cooler
(2003) [MA]


Everything Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) touches turns sour, particularly a past gambling habit that has left him seriously in debt to Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), a violent old-school wise guy who runs the Shangri-La Casino. Having realised the potential of Bernie's seemingly contagious bad...  More


 
The Long Goodbye

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The Long Goodbye
(1973) [M]


Elliot Gould "gives one of his best performances" (Esquire) as a quirky, mischievous Philip Marlowe in Robert Altman's "fascinating and original" (Newsweek) send-up of Raymond Chandler's classic detective story. Co-starring Nina Van Pallandt and Sterling Hayden and written by Leigh Brackett (The...  More


 
Sorry, Wrong Number

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Sorry, Wrong Number
(1948) [M]


Leona Stevenson is sick and confined to her bed. One night, whilst waiting for he husband to return home, she picks up the phone and accidentally overhears a conversation between two men planning a murder. She becomes increasingly desperate as she tries to work out who the victim is so the crime...  More


 
The Man Who Wasn't There

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The Man Who Wasn't There
(2001) [MA]


1949, Santa Rosa, California. A laconic, chain-smoking barber with fallen arches tells a story of a man trying to escape a humdrum life. It's a tale of suspected adultery, blackmail, foul play, death, Sacramento city slickers, racial slurs, invented war heroics, shaved legs, a gamine piano...  More


 
Rififi

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Rififi
(1955) [PG]


In Jules Dassin's classic noir Rififi, Jean Servais plays Tony le Stephanois, a master thief with a battered face and a tubercular cough, souvenirs of a recent stint in the pen. The aging Tony is reluctant to return to a life of crime, but when he realises his girlfriend has thrown him over for a...  More


 
Touch Of Evil

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Touch Of Evil
(1958) [M]


An automobile is blown up as it crosses the Mexican border into the United States. Mike Vargas, a high ranking Mexican narcotics official on honeymoon with his bride Susie is drawn into the investigation because a Mexican national has been accused of the crime. The figurative and physical...  More


 
Out Of The Past

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Out Of The Past
(1947) [PG]


Everything you want in a film noir you'll find in Out Of The Past. A tenacious detective (Robert Mitchum) spinning his wheels to make good. A drop-dead beauty (Jane Greer) up to no good. A moneyed mobster (Kirk Douglas) with a shark's grin. Plus double-crosses and fall guys. Shadowy rooms and...  More


 
Point Blank

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Point Blank
(1967) [M]


There are two kinds of people in this up-tight world: his victims and his women. And sometimes you can't tell them apart. One man's quest for revenge: an action classic from the director of Deliverance. They double-crossed Walker, took his $93,000 cut of the heist and left him for dead, but they...  More


 
The Killing

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The Killing
(1956) [PG]


When ex-con Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) says he has a plan to make a killing, everybody wants to be in on the action. Especially when the plan is to steal $2 million in a racetrack robbery scheme in which "no one will get hurt". But despite all their careful plotting, Clay and his men have...  More


 
The Gingerbread Man

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The Gingerbread Man
(1998) [M]


Lawyer Rick Magruder has a one-night-stand affair with caterer Mallory Doss. He becomes hooked on her, and when he learns her nut-case father Dixon is threatening her, he puts the weight of his law firm behind Mallory, has Dixon arrested and subpoenas her ex-husband Pete to testify against Dixon...  More


 
Twilight (1998)

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Twilight (1998)
(1998) [M]


Some people can buy their way out of anything. Except the past. Paul Newman plays Harry Ross, a burned-out private eye who's plunged into a murder mystery tied to a long-unsolved case of Hollywood dreams, schemes and cover-ups. Susan Sarandon and Gene Hackman are among the locals who inhabit a...  More


 
L.A. Confidential

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L.A. Confidential
(1997) [MA]


L.A. Confidential is "tough, gorgeous and vastly entertaining", "a genuine masterpiece that will knock your socks off" and won the 1997 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. Director Curtis Hanson and a terrific cast serve up a "ravishing, thrilling tale of...  More


 
Scarface (Special Edition) (2 Disc Set)

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Scarface (Special Edition) (2 Disc Set)
(1983) [R]


Al Pacino gives an unforgettable performance as Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film, in this gripping crime epic inspired by the 1932 classic of the same title. Directed by hit-maker Brian DePalma and produced by Martin Bregman who brought both Godfather legends...  More


 
Kiss Me Deadly

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Kiss Me Deadly
(1955) [M]


When callous thugs beat Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker) senseless and viciously murder the gorgeous blonde he’s been trying to help, the hard-boiled detective retaliates the only way he can: by hitting first and asking questions later. Cutting a brutal swathe through the city’s sleazy underside,...  More


 
The Big Combo

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The Big Combo
(1955) [M]


Police Lt. Diamond is told to close his surveillance of suspected mob boss Mr. Brown because it's costing the department too much money with no results. Diamond makes one last attempt to uncover evidence against Brown by going to Brown's girlfriend, Susan Lowell.

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Lost Highway

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Lost Highway
(1997) [R]


After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.  More


 
 
 

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