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The Best Film Noir Movies

List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Film noir films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

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.

List of film noir films includes film noir movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this list as your own, then get your friends' input on this topic by sharing it on your social networks.

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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