Crime

Payroll

Payroll

Payroll

IMDb: 7.0
1961
105min

A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ahead with the robbery, but when the driver of the armoured van is killed in the raid, his wife plans revenge, and with the police closing in, the gang start to turn on each other.

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Seven Thieves

Seven Thieves

Seven Thieves

IMDb: 6.6
1960
102min

A discredited professor and a sophisticated thief decide to join together and pick a team to pull off one last job–the casino vault in Monte Carlo.

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Purple Noon

Purple Noon

Purple Noon

IMDb: 7.8
1960
115min

Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there’s more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.

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Sergeant Rutledge

Sergeant Rutledge

Sergeant Rutledge

IMDb: 7.5
1960
111min

Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer.

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Private Property

Private Property

Private Property

IMDb: 6.7
1960
79min

A hoodlum (Corey Allen) plots to seduce a lonely housewife (Kate Manx) and turn her over to his virginal friend (Warren Oates).

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The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well

IMDb: 8.1
1960
151min

A young executive hunts down his father’s killer. Continuing his legendary collaboration with actor Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa combines elements of Hamlet and American film noir to chilling effect in exposing the corrupt boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan.

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Face of the Frog

Face of the Frog

Face of the Frog

IMDb: 6.3
1959
89min

Both Scotland Yard and an amateur American sleuth are tracking a master criminal known as The Frog. This moniker refers to the bulging-eyed mask worn by the evildoer, and is reflected by the frog icons painfully tatooed onto the forearms of his henchmen. The trail leads to the country manor of an enigmatic, steely-eyed nabob, whose repressed son has eyes for the artistes at the Lolita cabaret, and whose lovely daughter captures the fancy of both the American playboy and the villain himself. Murder, kidnapping and seduction ensue.

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Compulsion

Compulsion

Compulsion

IMDb: 7.5
1959
103min

Two close friends, arrogantly and without remorse, kidnap and murder a young boy. They are caught and put to trial where their larger-than-life defense lawyer blames the Establishment for their actions.

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The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation

IMDb: 5.5
1959
95min

A group of beatniks unwittingly harbor a serial rapist. A cop goes after him after his wife is attacked.

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The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

IMDb: 8.1
1959
99min

For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.

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Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

IMDb: 8.1
1959
160min

The film pits a humble small-town lawyer against a hard-headed big city prosecutor. Emotions flare as a jealous army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife.

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I Want to Live!

I Want to Live!

I Want to Live!

IMDb: 7.5
1958
120min

Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murder an older woman. When they get caught they start to think that Barbara has helped the police arresting them. As a revenge they tell the police that Barbara is the murderer.

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Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

IMDb: 8.1
1958
95min

Stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in Mexican border town.

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Gideon of Scotland Yard

Gideon of Scotland Yard

Gideon of Scotland Yard

IMDb: 6.6
1958
91min

Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon starts his day off on the wrong foot when he gets a traffic-violation ticket from a young police officer. From there, his ‘typical day” consists in learning that one of his most-trusted detectives has accepted bribes; hunts an escaped maniac who has murdered a girl; tracks a young girl suspected of a payroll robbery and, then, helps break up a bank robbery. His long day ends when he arrives at home and finds that his daughter has a date with the policeman who gave him a ticket that morning.

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The True Story of Jesse James

The True Story of Jesse James

The True Story of Jesse James

IMDb: 6.3
1957
92min

Misfit Missouri brothers Jesse and Frank James (Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter) turn to crime in the post-Civil War South.

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Love in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon

IMDb: 7.3
1957
130min

Lovestruck conservatory student Adriane pretends to be just as much as a cosmopolitan lover as the worldly mature Frank Flannag hoping that l’amour will take hold.

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Plunder Road

Plunder Road

Plunder Road

IMDb: 6.9
1957
72min

A spectacular heist starts to unravel as the crooks take it on the lam.

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Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

IMDb: 8.4
1957
116min

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is *supposed* to be on a diet of bland, civil suits. But the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult: Vole’s only alibi witness is his wife, the calm and coldly calculating Christine Vole. Sir Wilfrid’s task becomes even more impossible when Christine agrees to be a witness not for the defence but for the prosecution.

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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

IMDb: 8.9
1957
96min

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors’ prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

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23 Paces to Baker Street

23 Paces to Baker Street

23 Paces to Baker Street

IMDb: 7.0
1956
103min

Philip Hannon, a blind playwright living in London, overhears part of a conversation , that leads him into a desperate race, to find a kidnapped child. When he gets no help from the police, he along with his butler, and his ex fiancée, attempt to track down the crooks.

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The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

IMDb: 7.5
1956
129min

Young Rhoda Penmark is sweet, smart … and inherently evil! After a school chum dies during a picnic, no one suspects Rhoda, except the janitor of her apartment building. But when Rhoda’s mother finds out that her own mother was a cold-blooded killer, she begins to suspect Rhoda might be the victim of some faulty genetics.

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A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying

IMDb: 6.8
1956
94min

Bud Corliss (Wagner) is an ambitious student who is wooing Dorothy Kingship (Woodward) purely for her father’s mining fortune. When he discovers that Dorothy is pregnant with his child, he realizes she is quite likely to be disinherited by her wealthy family. He assures Dorothy that he’ll take care of her, yet he hesitates when Dorothy insists on marrying. Bud then murders Dorothy and stages it in a way that it appears to be a suicide. He then reaches out to her sister Ellen (Leith) with the hopes of marrying her in order to ingratiate himself with her father. After a couple of months Ellen finds evidence to question the suicide verdict, and then discovers Bud knew Dorothy. Ellen struggles to avenge her sister and save her own life.

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Bad Day at Black Rock

Bad Day at Black Rock

Bad Day at Black Rock

IMDb: 7.8
1955
81min

A one handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

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Violent Saturday

Violent Saturday

Violent Saturday

IMDb: 6.9
1955
90min

Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.

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The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers

IMDb: 7.8
1955
91min

A gang of five diverse oddball criminal types rent a two room apartment in an isolated house on a London cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow with three pet parrots. The group’s mastermind, Professor Marcus, tells her a cover story that they are members of an amateur string quintet and would like to use the rooms to hone their musical skills. In reality, they’re plotting to rob a bank and plan to use Mrs. Wilberforce’s naiveté and her Victorian sensibilities to their advantage.

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Pete Kelly’s Blues

Pete Kelly’s Blues

Pete Kelly’s Blues

IMDb: 6.5
1955
95min

In 1927 Kansas City Pete Kelly and his jazz band play nightly at a speakeasy. A local gangster starts to move in on them and when their drummer is killed Kelly gives in…

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Diabolique

Diabolique

Diabolique

IMDb: 8.1
1955
116min

In this classic of French suspense, the cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, becomes the target of a murder plot hatched by an unlikely duo — his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women, brought together by their mutual hatred for the man, pull off the crime but become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle’s corpse mysteriously disappears.

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The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

IMDb: 8.0
1955
93min

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

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No Man’s Woman

No Man’s Woman

No Man’s Woman

IMDb: 6.3
1955
70min

A greedy, scheming woman is found murdered in her studio, and the police find that there is no shortage of suspects who wanted to see her dead–among them a rich husband she wouldn’t divorce unless he paid her a huge settlement, a lover she caused to be fired from his job and an assistant whose fiancé she tried to seduce.

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Dragnet

Dragnet

Dragnet

IMDb: 6.7
1954
88min

Two homicide detectives try to find just the facts behind a mobster”s brutal murder.

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Private Hell 36

Private Hell 36

Private Hell 36

IMDb: 6.7
1954
81min

Two LA detectives get in over their heads when they get involved with a nightclub singer who holds the key to the missing loot from a New York elevator robbery. Once they find the money, they are tempted to keep it and betrayal and corruption come to run the order of things.

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The Barefoot Contessa

The Barefoot Contessa

The Barefoot Contessa

IMDb: 7.1
1954
128min

Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film. Millionaire Alberto Bravano takes Maria from Kirk. Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini takes Maria from Alberto.

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An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

IMDb: 7.5
1954
80min

Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust English family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances. It seems that any or all of them could have had a hand in her death. But who is the mysterious Inspector and what can he want of them?

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Riot in Cell Block 11

Riot in Cell Block 11

Riot in Cell Block 11

IMDb: 7.0
1954
80min

A prisoner leads his counterparts in a protest for better living conditions which turns violent and ugly.

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Witness to Murder

Witness to Murder

Witness to Murder

IMDb: 6.7
1954
83min

A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder while looking out her bedroom window.

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On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

IMDb: 8.2
1954
108min

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny’s thugs, and later meets the dead man’s sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

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Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

IMDb: 8.2
1954
104min

An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wife murdered after discovering she is having an affair, and assumes she will soon leave him for the other man anyway. When things go wrong, he improvises a new plan – to frame her for murder instead.

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The Big Heat

The Big Heat

The Big Heat

IMDb: 8.0
1953
89min

Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague’s suicide and his fellow officers’ suspicious silence lead him to believe that they are on the gangsters’ payroll. When a bomb meant for him kills his wife instead, Bannion becomes a furious force of vengeance and justice, aided along the way by the gangster’s spurned girlfriend Debbie. As Bannion and Debbie fall further and further into the Gangland’s insidious and brutal trap, they must use any means necessary (including murder) to get to the truth.

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Numb3rs

Numb3rs

Numb3rs

IMDb: 6.3
2006
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Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a very different perspective.

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99 River Street

99 River Street

99 River Street

IMDb: 7.5
1953
83min

A former boxer –now taxi driver– gets mixed up with jewel thieves.

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