Thomas Leitch's Crime Films

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"This chronological list of one hundred crime films aims to strike a balance among a greatest-hits list, a list of especially influential crime films, a list of films that exemplify the leading subgenres this book considers,
and a list of films analyzed in particular detail in the preceding chapters."

from Genres in American Cinema series

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    The Great Train Robbery

    1903, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Musketeers of Pig Alley

    1912, in 8 top lists Check
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    Alias Jimmy Valentine

    1915, in 0 top lists Check
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    Little Caesar

    1931, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Public Enemy

    1931, in 13 top lists Check
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    Scarface

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
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    I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

    1932, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Case of the Howling Dog

    1934, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Thin Man

    1934, in 14 top lists Check
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    'G' Men

    1935, in 1 top list Check
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    Fury

    1936, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    1939, in 1 top list Check
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    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 26 top lists Check
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    Suspicion

    1941, in 4 top lists Check
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    Shadow of a Doubt

    1943, in 15 top lists Check
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    Arsenic and Old Lace

    1944, in 9 top lists Check
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    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 37 top lists Check
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    Gaslight

    1944, in 11 top lists Check
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    Laura

    1944, in 21 top lists Check
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    Murder, My Sweet

    1944, in 5 top lists Check
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    Phantom Lady

    1944, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Woman in the Window

    1944, in 7 top lists Check
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    Leave Her to Heaven

    1945, in 12 top lists Check
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    Mildred Pierce

    1945, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Big Sleep

    1946, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Killers

    1946, in 15 top lists Check
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    Lady in the Lake

    1946, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    1946, in 9 top lists Check
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    Out of the Past

    1947, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Lady from Shanghai

    1947, in 9 top lists Check
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    Adam's Rib

    1949, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Set-Up

    1949, in 9 top lists Check
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    White Heat

    1949, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Asphalt Jungle

    1950, in 15 top lists Check
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    D.O.A.

    1949, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Big Heat

    1953, in 18 top lists Check
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    Rear Window

    1954, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Desperate Hours

    1955, in 1 top list Check
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    Kiss Me Deadly

    1955, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Killing

    1956, in 15 top lists Check
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    Witness for the Prosecution

    1957, in 11 top lists Check
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    Touch of Evil

    1958, in 30 top lists Check
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    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 35 top lists Check
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    Inherit the Wind

    1960, in 4 top lists Check
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    Sergeant Rutledge

    1960, in 1 top list Check
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Killers

    1964, in 6 top lists Check
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    A Shot in the Dark

    1964, in 2 top lists Check
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    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967, in 28 top lists Check
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    Bullitt

    1968, in 11 top lists Check
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