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1. New York Confidential (1955)
Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A top syndicate crime boss and his corrupt politicians, make multi-million deals and order murders , until the vicious pattern finally catches up to him.
3. The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
Passed | 79 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Police seek a smuggler while doctors, unaware she's the same person, desperately comb unprotected New York for a smallpox carrier.
4. Port of New York (1949)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Two narcotics agents go after a gang of murderous drug dealers who use ships docking at the New York harbor to smuggle in their contraband.
10. Deception (1946)
Approved | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died.
11. The Big Clock (1948)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After murdering someone, a magazine tycoon tries to frame an unknown, innocent man for the murder instead, while the innocent man tries to solve the murder himself.
12. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.
14. Kiss of Death (1947)
Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Nick Bianco is caught during a botched jewellery heist. The prosecution offer him a more lenient sentence if he squeals on his accomplices but he doesn't roll over on them. Three years into the sentence an event changes his mind.
15. Scarlet Street (1945)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses.
17. The Unfaithful (1947)
Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A Los Angeles socialite kills a man while home alone one night and claims he was an intruder she did not know. It seems like a clear case of self defense until the story hits the papers and people connected to the dead man come forward.
20. East Side, West Side (1949)
Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance
A vain businessman puts strains on his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite by allowing himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend.
21. Dr. Broadway (1942)
Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
New York City physician, Dr. Timothy Kane, knows Broadway, the Great White Way and all of its characters thoroughly, as does his receptionist, Connie Madigan. A man Kane had sent to prison ... See full summary »
22. The Window (1949)
Approved | 73 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
To avoid the heat of a sweltering summer night a 9-year-old Manhattan boy decides to sleep on the fire escape and witnesses a murder, but no one will believe him.
24. Side Street (1950)
Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A struggling young father-to-be gives in to temptation and impulsively steals money from the office of a shady lawyer - with catastrophic consequences.
25. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. Will Dixon's vicious nature get the better of him?
26. The Tattooed Stranger (1950)
Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Early one morning in a New York City park, a passerby walking his dog discovers who ends up being a Jane Doe shot dead in the front passenger seat of a parked car. Homicide Chief Captain ... See full summary »
27. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Passed | 76 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous.
29. The Glass Wall (1953)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Peter, a WW II 'displaced person' about to be deported jumps ship in New York harbor in an effort to find an ex-G.I named Tom whom he helped during the war and can prove Peter's right to ... See full summary »
30. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 414,537 | Gross: $36.76M
31. Edge of the City (1957)
Approved | 85 min | Drama
Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.
32. Killer's Kiss (1955)
Not Rated | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Ready to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells us about the strange and twisty events that happened to him the past couple of days.
35. The Garment Jungle (1957)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The struggle of a lady's garment workers' organization to unionize a New York clothing sweat shop; the owner of which is determined to keep the union out of his business at any cost.
36. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Approved | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.
37. Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1957)
Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A brave longshoreman lingers on after being gunned down by 3 racketeers, as a determined assistant D.A. searches hard for fearful witnesses against the men.
38. Pay or Die! (1960)
Unrated | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Between 1906-1909, NYPD Lieutenant Joe Petrosino heads the 'Italian Squad' and tries to stamp out organized crime from the city, often times amid assassination attempts by the Mafia.
39. Black Hand (1950)
Passed | 92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Now grown-up, Johnny Columbo returns to New York from Italy having sworn a vendetta against the Black Hand who killed his father years earlier. Becoming romantically involved with a girl ... See full summary »
40. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership.
41. Mirage (1965)
Approved | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
An accountant suddenly suffers from amnesia. This appears related to the suicide of his boss. Now some violent thugs are out to get him. They work for a shadowy figure known simply as The Major.
Votes: 3,932 | Gross: $3.27M
42. Murder, Inc. (1960)
Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The rise and fall of a 1930's Brooklyn crime syndicate, known as Murder Incorporated, led by mobster Lepke Buchalter.
43. Blast of Silence (1961)
Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.
46. City Across the River (1949)
Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir