10 Best Classic Mystery Movies, Ranked According to Letterboxd

Noir films and mystery movies were at their height of popularity in the 1940s with hits such as The Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart and Orson Welles’ masterpiece, Citizen Kane.

After the success of gangster films like Scarface and The Public Enemy, the studios noticed the audiences’ rising interest in crime and detective novels, leading to ushering in the film noir genre.

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