Sunday, December 25, 2016

10 Must See Film Noirs on Netflix Instant

Renting hard copies of DVDs is becoming less and less necessary as Netflix Instant becomes compatible with Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. Not all of the big new releases come on Netflix Instant but there is a great selection of movies. First time users might need some suggestions, like which film noir movies on Netflix Instant are must see?

Best Film Noirs on Netflix Instant: The Big Sleep
The Star: Humphrey Bogart
The Girl: Lauren Bacall
The Mystery: There are many problems surrounding the Sternwood family and they seem to all center around the disappearance of General Sternwood’s favorite employee.


Best Film Noirs on Netflix Instant: Gilda
The Star: Glenn Ford
The Girl: Rita Hayworth
The Mystery: In Gilda the mystery is the woman. Johnny Farrell is a crook that is saved from a gunman by Ballin Mundson. Mundson makes Farrell his right hand man and all is well until Mundson introduces Farrell to his wife Gilda. Little does Mundson know that Gilda and Farrell have already met.


Best Film Noirs on Netflix Instant: The Stranger
The Star: Edward G. Robinson
The Girl: Loretta Young
The Mystery: An investigator by the name of Mr. Wilson is trying to track down a Nazi fugitive by the name of Franz Kindler. The only problem is that Kindler has hidden all evidence of his past life and has a new identity now.


Best Film Noirs on Netflix Instant: Dead Reckoning
The Star: Humphrey Bogart
The Girl: Lizabeth Scott
The Mystery: Captain Murdock and Sergeant Johnny Drake are set to be given awards after their service in World War II. When Drake goes missing, Murdock tracks him down only to find he has been burned to death in a car accident.


Best Film Noirs on Netflix Instant: The Lady from Shanghai
The Star: Orson Welles
The Girl: Rita Hayworth
The Mystery: Michael O’Hara is a passenger on a boat on his way to San Francisco via the Panama Canal when a man approaches him. The man offers O’Hara $5,000 to pretend to kill him so that the man can collect the insurance money. When a private investigator learns of his plan and gets involved everything goes wrong.


Best Film Noirs on Netflix Instant: Night and the City
The Star: Richard Widmark
The Girl: Googie Withers
The Mystery: Harry Fabian is a criminal that has very little success. He thinks his latest plan is full proof though. Fabian is going to take control of the professional wrestling scene by using his father, a former pro wrestling superstar by the name of Gregorius.


Best Film Noirs on Netflix Instant: Panic in the Streets
The Star: Richard Widmark
The Girl: Barbara Bel Geddes
The Mystery: One night an illegal immigrant wins too much at a card game so a hoodlum named Blackie kills him. When the immigrant is found the next day it is found that he somehow has the pneumonic plague. Now Dr. Clint Reed must team up with a police captain to find Blackie and his gang.


Best Film Noirs on Netflix Instant: Thieves’ Highway
The Star: Richard Conte
The Girl: Valentina Cortese
The Mystery: One day truck driver Nick Garcos returns home to find that his father has been crippled by a man named Mike Figlia. On his next trip to San Francisco he runs into Figlia and must defeat him.


Best Film Noirs on Netflix Instant: The Dark Corner
The Star: Mark Stevens
The Girl: Lucille Ball
The Mystery: In the Dark Corner a private investigator by the name of Braford Galt thinks that somebody is following him and possibly trying to kill him.


Best Film Noirs on Netflix Instant: Brick
The Star: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Girl: Nora Zehetner
The Mystery: Brick is a modern day film noir set at a high school. A student named Brendan Frye gets mysterious phone calls from a girl named Emily. Emily turns up dead and Frye must track down who killed her.


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