Biography, Film-Noir (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. I Want to Live! (1958)

18 | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 5,045

2. Machine-Gun Kelly (1958)

12 | 80 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.3
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The criminal exploits of Public Enemy number 1, George 'Machine-Gun' Kelly, during the 1930s.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Devon

Votes: 1,046

3. The Joe Louis Story (1953)

88 min | Biography, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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The life and career of Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, who held the title for 12 years--longer than any other boxer in history--and who had to not only battle opponents inside the ring and racism outside it.

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: Coley Wallace, Paul Stewart, Hilda Simms, James Edwards

Votes: 265

4. Dillinger (1945)

70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 1,515 | Gross: $4.00M

5. De schrik van de F.B.I. (1957)

85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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George "Babyface" Nelson became one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone, he allied himself with John Dillinger.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Carolyn Jones, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo Gordon

Votes: 484

6. The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)

79 min | Biography, Crime, Film-Noir

5.9
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In the 1930s, amoral blonde tommy-gun girl Bonnie Parker cut a swath of bodies across the South-West. Starting out on gas stations and bars with side-kick Guy Darrow she graduated to bank ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Dorothy Provine, Jack Hogan, Richard Bakalyan, Joe Turkel

Votes: 233

7. Wiretapper (1955)

80 min | Action, Biography, Crime

5.9
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An army ex-con electronics engineer, sells his skills to a violent crime boss for big money, as his loving Christian wife begs him to stop.

Director: Dick Ross | Stars: Bill Williams, Georgia Lee, Douglas Kennedy, Phil Tead

Votes: 67


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