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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:406  Date:1993 - 2018  Rating:Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality; bonus material not rated.  Genre(s):Gangster films, Gangster films, Feature films, Film noir, Film noir



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 in Chinatown.

Editions:301  Date:1974 - 2019  Rating:Rated R.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Detective and mystery films, Detective and mystery films, Film noir


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


The big sleep

by:Hawks, Howard, 1896-1977

L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case and follows a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues and the spoiled rich.

Editions:169  Date:1939 - 2016  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Detective and mystery films, Detective and mystery films, Drama, Film noir


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:169  Date:1958 - 2018  Rating:MPAA Rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Film noir, Film noir, Film adaptations, Film adaptations


Sunset Blvd

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 a scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie.

Editions:30  Date:1950 - 2012  Rating:MPAA rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film noir, Feature films, Film noir


Dog day afternoon

by:Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011

The story of a botched bank robbery that occurred August 22, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York and turned into a bizarre hostage situation lasting all day.

Editions:140  Date:1919 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; bonus material not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Feature films, Film noir, Film noir


Key Largo

by:Huston, John, 1906-1987

A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint.

Editions:121  Date:1944 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Film noir, Drama


Mildred Pierce

by:Curtiz, Michael, 1888-1962

Mildred Pierce is a happily married woman with two kids, living in the suburbs of sunny California. She secretly takes a job as a waitress so that she can pay for piano lessons and expensive clothes for her eldest daughter, Veda. Her growing financial independence permits her to open her own restaurant, and eventually a chain of eateries. She has divorced her intolerant first husband, and married well-connected Monte in order to get Veda into high society. Greedy, self-absorbed Veda is still ungrateful, and demands an even greater sacrifice of her mother. Eventually, Mildred finds herself ensnared in the world of police and suspicion when Monte is mysteriously murdered.

Editions:94  Date:1945 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: Not Rated ; Canadian Home Video rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Film adaptations, Film noir


Frank Miller's Sin City

Welcome to Sin City, the town that beckons to the tough, the corrupt, and the brokenhearted. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still try to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care. Four tales of crime in Sin City where it is infested with criminals, crooked cops and sexy dames- where some are searching for vengeance, some for redemption, and others are searching for both. The Man is a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie. Another man is fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement and decides to take the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake. A cop risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile. A hitman is looking to make a little cash. All based on the Graphic Novels by Frank Miller.

Editions:50  Date:2005 - 2012  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for sustained strong stylized violence, nudity and sexual content including dialogue and Unrated extended cut version.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Film noir, Film noir, Feature films


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