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Film Noir Movies on Kanopy

By Cecilia Cygnar

Try out Kanopy and binge watch some moody movies in the comfort of your own home!

  • The Big Combo

    2019

    Film Noir meets The Godfather! A different type of Noir where a police detective, after being ordered to stop investigating a crime boss, tries to influence the boss' girlfriend instead.

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  • Detour

    2019

    One of the best unsung noir classics! A down-on-his-luck New York City musician decides to hitchhike to California in an attempt to change his fortune. Right away though, things do not go to plan.

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  • Hangmen Also Die

    2016

    Film Noir with a WWII twist! After killing a Nazi official, the assassin hides in a professor's apartment. Directed by Fritz Lang.

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  • He Walked by Night

    2019

    Film Noir meets documentary-style filmmaking! A burglar's life gets much more complicated after he kills a cop. The killing leads to a statewide manhunt.

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  • The Hitch-Hiker

    2018

    Known most notably for being directed by actress Ida Lupino, one of the few female directors of the 1950s. The plot is simple (two men pick up an escaped convict hitchhiker) but thrilling.

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  • Kansas City Confidential

    2019

    A case of mistaken identity is central to this noir, which leads the main character into the underworld of Mexico. This one was the inspiration for Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs.

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  • Lured

    2017

    Lucille Ball (yes, that Lucille Ball!) stars along George Sanders in this Douglas Sirk directed noir. A serial killer is terrorizing London.

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  • The Naked Kiss

    2019

    When a prostitute tries to put her past behind her by moving to a small town things, of course, do not go as planned. Directed by Samuel Fuller.

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  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

    2018

    After an old flame reappears, a woman and her district attorney husband try to get him to leave town because they do not want certain secrets to be revealed about their past.

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  • Sudden Fear

    2018

    Joan Crawford stars in this noir classic where a playwright needs to "plot" her own escape after she figures out her husband is trying to kill her.

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