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A list of all the best film noir movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This film noir movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of film noir films also contains film noir movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This film noir films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best film noir movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This film noir movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Upvoting your favorites gets them to rise to the top of the list.

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These are the top films in the film noir genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the film noir genre in it. Be it the motifs of the film noir genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Be sure to thums up movies like The Well or The Man I Love if you like them. If we missed any film noir movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous film noir movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about film noir movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the film noir movies. List includes photos and film noir movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

Items here include everything from Afraid to Talk to Detective Story.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these film noir movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good film noir movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest film noir movies, here is the full film noir movies list, ordered from best to worst.

All sorts of directors have taken on Film noir movies. Examples include Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, and Robert Mitchum.

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Touch of Evil Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich

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The Postman Always Rings Twice Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn, John Garfield

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Sunset Boulevard William Holden, Buster Keaton, Gloria Swanson

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Laura Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Judith Anderson

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The Killing Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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The Maltese Falcon Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Film Noir Movies
Vertigo James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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Shadow of a Doubt Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten

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Out of the Past Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Rhonda Fleming

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The Third Man Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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Chinatown Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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The Big Heat Lee Marvin, Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones

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The Big Sleep Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Malone

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Strangers on a Train Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Leo G. Carroll

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The Asphalt Jungle Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore

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M Peter Lorre, Theo Lingen, Georg John

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Night and the City Gene Tierney, Richard Widmark, Herbert Lom

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Crossfire Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Robert Young

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Gaslight Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury, Charles Boyer

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Key Largo Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Film Noir Movies
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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Panic in the Streets Jack Palance, Richard Widmark, Barbara Bel Geddes

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Spellbound Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock

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To Have and Have Not Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan

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Murder, My Sweet Claire Trevor, Dick Powell, Mike Mazurki

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The Killers Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Edmond O'Brien

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The Lady from Shanghai Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Errol Flynn

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Pickup on South Street Richard Widmark, Thelma Ritter, Jean Peters

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Niagara Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters

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Kiss of Death Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Coleen Gray

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Rogue Cop Janet Leigh, Anne Francis, Robert Taylor

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The Night of the Hunter Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

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Gilda Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready

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Dark City Charlton Heston, Harry Morgan, Dean Jagger

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Dark Passage Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Agnes Moorehead

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In a Lonely Place Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Film Noir Movies
Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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White Heat James Cagney, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo

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The Big Steal Robert Mitchum, Edward G. Robinson, DeForest Kelley

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Mildred Pierce Joan Crawford, Eve Arden, Butterfly McQueen

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Notorious Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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Brick Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin

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The Man Who Knew Too Much James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

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Bad Education Gael García Bernal, Pedro Almodóvar, Leonor Watling

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Ace in the Hole Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Iron Eyes Cody

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The Lost Weekend Jane Wyman, Ray Milland, Howard Da Silva

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Pursued Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Judith Anderson

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The Glass Key Veronica Lake, Ray Milland, Alan Ladd

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Arsenic and Old Lace Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey