1944: Double Indemnity


Paramount Pictures

– Director: Billy Wilder

– Stacker score: 92.7

– Metascore: 95

– IMDb user rating: 8.3

– Runtime: 107 minutes

Adapted from a novel by James M. Cain, “Double Indemnity” follows an insurance agent, played by Fred MacMurray, as he’s drawn into a lurid murder scheme by a mysterious femme fatale, played by Barbara Stanwyck. The classic film noir was co-written by famous mystery writer Raymond Chandler, who frequently clashed with director Billy Wilder behind the scenes.