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Pulp fiction

by:Tarantino, Quentin

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Editions:387  Date:1993 - 2015  Rating:Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality.  Genre(s):Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Drama, Gangster films

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Chinatown

by:Polanski, Roman

Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night.

Editions:277  Date:1974 - 2017  Rating:Rated R.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Film noir, Film noir, History

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Double Indemnity

by:Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container.

Editions:155  Date:1944 - 2014  Rating:Not rated by the MPAA.  Genre(s):Feature films, Film noir, Film noir, Drama, Film noir

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L.A. Confidential

by:Hanson, Curtis

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slaying of the patrons at an all-night diner in this lush tribute to tough film noir crime films.

Editions:218  Date:1985 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film noir, Film noir, Film adaptations

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The treasure of the Sierra Madre

by:Huston, John, 1906-1987

Two down-and-out Americans in Mexico meet a grizzled old prospector who piques their interest with stories of his gold-hunting experiences. The Americans gather a stake and set off with the old prospector in search of fortune.

Editions:146  Date:1947 - 2016  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Film adaptations, Gangster films, Film noir

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Sunset Blvd

by:Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002

Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him in what she believes is a scene in her comeback movie.

Editions:169  Date:1950 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Film noir, Film noir, Drama, Feature films

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Touch of evil

by:Welles, Orson, 1915-1985

On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history.

Editions:176  Date:1957 - 2015  Rating:MPAA Rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Film noir, Film noir, Film adaptations, Drama

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Der blaue Engel = : The blue angel

by:Von Sternberg, Josef, 1894-1969

A middle-aged instructor at a boys' prep school becomes infatuated with a singer from a sleazy cafe. He is forced to leave his respectable job. He marries the singer and travels with her performing troupe, sinking ever lower. When she leaves him for someone new, he returns to his former school as a broken old man.

Editions:288  Date:1900 - 2013  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Film noir, Film noir

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The Night of the Hunter

by:Laughton, Charles, 1899-1962

A psychotic self-styled preacher marries and murders a young widow for her money. He then pursues her children to get his hands on it, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman.

Editions:150  Date:1955 - 2016  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Film adaptations, Film adaptations, Drama, Film noir

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Blue velvet

by:Lynch, David, 1946-

A young man finds a severed ear whose trail leads him to a detective's daughter and a mesmerizing beauty in this surreal journey that peeks through the windows and over the well-trimmed hedges of a small town, discovering murder, mystery and perversion.

Editions:208  Date:1985 - 2014  Rating:MPAA rating: R; CHV rating: R.  Genre(s):Feature films, Detective and mystery films, Detective and mystery films, Drama, Film noir

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