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The Best Movies With Midnight in the Title

Updated June 14, 2019 1.4k votes 210 voters 29.7k views96 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movie with midnight in the name.

Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with midnight in the name? Between Academy Award-Wining movies like Midnight Cowboy and classics like Midnight Express, there are probably a lot more than you thought. This list ranks the best movies with midnight in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with midnight in the name? This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with midnight in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with midnight in the title includes movies like Midnight Cowboy, Midnight Express, and Midnight Run. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word midnight in it.
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    Released1997

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a 1997 American drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, and an adaptation of the book of the same name by John Berendt, which was based on real-life events...  more
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    10 to Midnight

    Kelly Preston, Charles Bronson

    Released1983

    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

    10 to Midnight is an action-crime-thriller film directed by J. Lee Thompson from a screenplay originally written by William Roberts. The film stars Charles Bronson in the lead role with a supporting...  more
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    Midnight Madness

    Michael J. Fox, Paul Reubens

    Released1980

    Directed byDavid Wechter, Michael Nankin

    Midnight Madness is a 1980 comedy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and starring David Naughton, Stephen Furst and Maggie Roswell. The film is about a group of college students who participate...  more
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    Star of Midnight

    Ginger Rogers, William Powell

    Released1935

    Directed byStephen Roberts

    Star of Midnight is an American mystery-comedy film released by RKO Pictures in 1935. William Powell was loaned out in this movie from MGM to star with Ginger Rogers....  more
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    Chimes at Midnight

    Orson Welles, John Gielgud

    Released1965

    Directed byOrson Welles

    Chimes at Midnight, is a 1966 English language Spanish-Swiss co-produced film directed by and starring Orson Welles. The film's plot centers on William Shakespeare's recurring character Sir John...  more
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    Midnight Express

    John Hurt, Randy Quaid

    Released1978

    Directed byAlan Parker

    Midnight Express is a 1978 American-British prison drama film directed by Alan Parker, produced by David Puttnam and starring Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli, Paul L. Smith,...  more

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    Midnight Run

    Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin

    Released1988

    Directed byMartin Brest

    Midnight Run is a 1988 American action-comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano and Philip Baker...  more

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    Bowery at Midnight

    Bela Lugosi, Dave O'Brien

    Released1942

    Directed byWallace Fox

    Bowery at Midnight is a horror film starring Bela Lugosi. Lugosi plays a psychology professor by day who, secretly and under an assumed name, runs a Bowery soup kitchen by night called the Bowery...  more
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    Midnight

    Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche

    Released1939

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    Midnight is a 1939 American screwball comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor, and Elaine Barrie. Written by...  more
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    A Midnight Clear

    Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise

    Released1992

    Directed byKeith Gordon

    A Midnight Clear is a 1992 American war film directed by former actor Keith Gordon with an ensemble cast featuring Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon, and Arye Gross. Set towards the...  more
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    Released1950

    Directed byRobert McKimson

    The Leghorn Blows at Midnight is a 1949 Foghorn Leghorn cartoon, released by Warner Bros. in 1950, which was directed by Robert McKimson. The cartoon also features Henery Hawk and the Barnyard Dawg....  more
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    Round Midnight

    Martin Scorsese, Herbie Hancock

    Released1986

    Directed byBertrand Tavernier

    Round Midnight is a 1986 American-French musical drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier and written by Tavernier and David Rayfiel. It stars Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet and Herbie Hancock....  more
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    Midnight Cowboy

    Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight

    Released1969

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The script was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Jon Voight...  more

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    Midnight Ride

    Mark Hamill, Robert Mitchum

    Released1990

    Directed byBob Bralver

    Midnight Ride is a 1990 action/thriller film. It stars Mark Hamill, Michael Dudikoff, Savina Gersak, and Robert Mitchum in a cameo role. The film went out of its way to display some genuine sympathy...  more
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    The Other Side of Midnight

    Susan Sarandon, Michael Lerner

    Released1977

    Directed byCharles Jarrott

    The Other Side of Midnight is a 1977 American drama film directed by Charles Jarrott and starring Marie-France Pisier, John Beck and Susan Sarandon. Herman Raucher wrote the screenplay based on...  more
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    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a non-fiction work by John Berendt. Published in 1994, the book was Berendt's first, and became a The New York Times bestseller for 216 weeks following its...  more

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    It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

    Mickey Rooney, Scott Grimes

    Released1984

    Directed byPeter H. Hunt

    It Came Upon the Midnight Clear is a 1984 family drama film directed by Peter H. Hunt....  more
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    Miracle at Midnight

    Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston

    Released1998

    Directed byKen Cameron

    Miracle at Midnight is a TV movie based on the Rescue of the Danish Jews in Denmark during the Holocaust. It is a Disney production and premiered on ABC in 1998. It was also portrayed in Ms....  more
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    Midnight Special

    Kirsten Dunst, Michael Shannon

    Released2016

    Directed byJeff Nichols

    Midnight Special is an American science fiction film written and directed by Jeff Nichols. The film stars Adam Driver, Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, and Joel Edgerton. It is Nichols' fourth feature...  more
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    The Midnight Snack

    Lillian Randolph, Clarence Nash

    Released1941

    Directed byWilliam Hanna, Joseph Barbera

    The Midnight Snack is a 1941 one-reel animated cartoon and is the second Tom and Jerry short, produced in Technicolor and released to theatres on July 19, 1941, by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, and...  more
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    Before Midnight

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

    Released2013

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Before Midnight is a 2013 American romantic drama film, the third in a trilogy featuring two characters, following Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. It was directed by Richard Linklater and stars...  more
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    Midnight Phantom

    Reginald Denny, Al St. John

    Released1935

    Directed byBernard B. Ray

    Midnight Phantom is a 1935 American film directed by Bernard B. Ray....  more
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    Midnight in Paris

    Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard

    Released2011

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Midnight in Paris is an American 2011 romantic comedy fantasy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Set in Paris, the film follows Gil Pender, a screenwriter, who is forced to confront the...  more

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    Midnight Manhunt

    George Zucco, George E. Stone

    Released1945

    Directed byWilliam C. Thomas

    Midnight Manhunt is a 1945 crime film mystery directed by William C. Thomas and written by David Lang. The film premiered on July 24, 1945 and is in the public domain. The film stars William Gargan,...  more
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    Suddenly at Midnight

    Kim Young-Ae, Yoon Il-Bong

    Released1981

    Directed byGo Yeong-nam

    Suddenly at Midnight is a 1981 South Korean horror film directed by Ko Young-nam....  more