NOIRVEMBER Day 3 – Noir films you can watch on Netflix now!

Noirvember Day 3

It’s day 3 of Noirvember! We started talking about specific noir films so I wanted to prepare a list of recommendations to watch on streaming services such as Netflix (as this is the one I personally subscribe to). Unfortunately, their current offer available in Poland is not very rich when it comes to film noir 🙁 Nevertheless, I decided to list films that are, in my opinion, absolutely must-see.

The Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon on Netflix Polska

Double homicide? Call a spade a spade. Unless it involves unusual suspects, then call cool-as-ice P.I. Sam Spade. Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly seeking protection from a man called Thursby.

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential on Netflix

It’s 1950s L.A., where politics, Hollywood and cops collide. No one’s off-limits and no one’s secrets are “hush hush”. Three wildly different cops form an uneasy alliance to ferret out corruption in this Oscar-winning whodunit set in 1950s Los Angeles.

Sin City

Sin City on Netflix Polska

Revenge, passion and fear are the threads that connect these intertwined stories in a pitch-black world. In these intertwined stories, an ex-con avenges a hooker’s death, a gumshoe gets mixed up with dangerous vixens, and a cop saves a dancer from a rapist.

Do you agree with this list for Noirvember? Have you found some other films that you think would fit here? Let me know in the comments!

12 Retro (-themed) Movies Available on Netflix NOW!

At the moment, the weather behind the window makes me dream of nothing else than cuddling under a blanket and watching a movie. Since Netlix is available in Poland for two months now, I decided to prepare a little list of retro movies for you (and me) to watch.

International readers, take note that I live in Poland and having Netflix is a very new thing for us. Also, the selection of titles I will be writing about is definitely available in Poland, I do not know about other countries (although if you know, drop me a line in the comments!)

If English is not your first language, all of these movies have English subtitles available. Sadly, none of them have Polish subtitles. However, as a person with MA in English, I encourage you to give English subtitles a try, I find I’ve learnt most from exactly this type of activity.

A Night At The Opera

Netflix: A Night at the Opera | The Marx Brothers wreak opera house havoc in the film that contains one of the guys' most popular comedy bits ever: the crowded stateroom scene.

The Marx Brothers wreak opera house havoc in the film that contains one of the guys’ most popular comedy bits ever: the crowded stateroom scene.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Netflix: A Streetcar Named Desire | After losing the family plantation to creditors, aging Southern belle Blanche DuBois travels to New Orleans seeking solace in her sister, Stella.

After losing the family plantation to creditors, aging Southern belle Blanche Dubois travels to New Orleans seeking solace in her sister, Stella.

Casablanca

Netflix: Casablanca | American expat Rick Blaine runs a Moroccan nightclub during World War II and contends with his ex, who walks back into his life.

American expat Rick Blaine runs a Moroccan nightclub during World War II and contends with his ex, who walks back into his life.

Chinatown

Netflix: Chinatown | With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J. Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks.

With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J.Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks.

Gangster Squad

Netflix: Gangster Squad | When notorious East Coast mob boss Mickey Cohen looks to set up his operations in L.A., it's up to a group of hard-nosed LAPD cops to take him down.

When notorious East Coast mob boss Mickey Cohen looks to set up his operations in L.A., it’s up to a group of hard-nosed LAPD cops to take him down.

Gone With The Wind

Netflix: Gone with the Wind | Self-absorbed, headstrong Southern Belle Scarlett O'Hara meets her match in Rhett Butler just as the Civil War breaks out.

Self-absorbed, headstrong Southern Belle Scarlett O’Hara meets her match in Rhett Butler just as the Civil War breaks out.

L.A. Confidential

Netflix: L.A. Confidential | Three wildly different cops form an uneasy alliance to ferret out police corruption in this Oscar-winning whodunit set in 1950s Los Angeles.

Three wildly different cops form an uneasy alliance to ferret out police corruption in this Oscar-winning whodunit set in 1950s Los Angeles.

Roman Holiday

Netflix: Roman Holiday | Audrey Hepburn stars as a stifled princess who slips away from her guardians and is taken under the wing of a tabloid reporter looking for a scoop.

Audrey Hepburn stars as a stifled princess who slips away from her guards and is taken under the wing of a tabloid reporter looking for a scoop.

Sin City

Netflix: Sin City | In these intertwined tales, an ex-con avenges a hooker's death, a gumshoe gets mixed up with dangerous vixens, and a cop saves a dancer from a rapist.

In these intertwined tales, an ex-con avenges a hooker’s death, a gumshoe gets mixed up with dangerous vixens, and a cop saves a dancer from a rapist.

Sunset Boulevard

Netflix: Sunset Boulevard | When a struggling screenwriter stumbles upon the crumbling mansion of washed-up actress Norma Desmond, she persuades him to help her mount a comeback.

When a struggling screenwriter stumbles upon the crumbling mansion of a washed-up actress Norma Desmond, she persuades him to help her mount a comeback.

The Great Gatsby

Netflix: The Great Gatsby | Fascinated by the mysterious and affluent Jay Gatsby, his neighbor Nick Carraway bears witness to the man's obsessive love and spiral into tragedy.

Fascinated by the mysterious and affluent Jay Gatsby, his neighbour Nick Carraway bears witness to the man’s obsessive love and spiral into tragedy.

The Maltese Falcon

Netflix: The Maltese Falcon | Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly seeking protection from a man named Thursby.

Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly seeking protection from a man named Thursby.

So, did you like this little list of retro movies? Would you like me to review some of them before you decide to watch them? Let me know in the comments!

All images and descriptions taken from Netflix.