The Best Neo-noir Movies Films

The Best Neo-noir Movies

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

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

List of neo-noir films includes neo-noir movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. After you've voted for the best movies, you can share this on Facebook, Twitter and more to get your friends' opinions.

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

Are you one of those people that doesn't like Breathless or Dark City? Then vote those things down to have your voice heard. If we missed any neo-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 neo-noir movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about neo-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 neo-noir movies. List includes photos and neo-noir movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List contains movies like The Gingerbread Man andFargo.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these neo-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 neo-noir movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest neo-noir movies, here is the full neo-noir movies list, ordered from best to worst.


Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Neo-noir films, including Martin Scorsese and Oliver Stone.


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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    Drive

    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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    Memento

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    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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    Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Melissa George

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    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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    Blood Simple

    Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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    Brick

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin

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    Red Rock West

    Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Lost Highway

    Richard Pryor, Gary Busey, Patricia Arquette

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    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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    Hard Eight

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George

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    Devil in a Blue Dress

    Denzel Washington, Poppy Montgomery, Don Cheadle

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    The Grifters

    Annette Bening, John Cusack, Martin Scorsese

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    Thief

    Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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    Mulholland Falls

    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, John Malkovich

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    Following

    Emma Thomas, Barbara Stepansky, John Nolan

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    The Two Jakes

    Jack Nicholson, Tom Waits, Madeleine Stowe

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    Breathless

    Jean Seberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo

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    Night and the City

    Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, Eli Wallach

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    U Turn

    Jennifer Lopez, Sean Penn, Claire Danes

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    Red Riding: 1974

    Andrew Garfield, Sean Bean, Rebecca Hall

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    Stormy Monday

    Sting, Tommy Lee Jones, Melanie Griffith

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    The Black Dahlia

    Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan, Hilary Swank

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    52 Pick-Up

    Ann-Margret, Kelly Preston, Vanity

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    The Hot Spot

    Jennifer Connelly, Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen

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    The Salton Sea

    Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf, Danny Trejo

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    The Kill-Off

    Jorja Fox, Steve Monroe, William Russell

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    Hammett

    Marilu Henner, Peter Boyle, Sylvia Sidney

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    Trouble in Mind

    Kris Kristofferson, Divine, Lori Singer

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    Deceiver

    Renée Zellweger, Tim Roth, Ellen Burstyn

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    Dark Streets

    Bijou Phillips, Izabella Miko, Elias Koteas

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    D.O.A.

    Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Charlotte Rampling

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    Deep Cover

    Jeff Goldblum, Laurence Fishburne, Clarence Williams III

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    One False Move

    Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams

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    Twilight

    Reese Witherspoon, Susan Sarandon, Paul Newman

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    The Underneath

    Elisabeth Shue, Richard Linklater, Shelley Duvall

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    Blood and Rain

    Hernán Méndez, Julio César Valencia, Weimar Delgado ...

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    Under Suspicion

    Monica Bellucci, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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    Black Widow

    Dennis Hopper, Debra Winger, Diane Ladd

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    Blood and Wine

    Jennifer Lopez, Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine

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    Novocaine

    Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon

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    City of Industry

    Lucy Liu, Famke Janssen, Harvey Keitel

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    Playing God

    Angelina Jolie, David Duchovny, Peter Stormare

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    Kiss of Death

    Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Helen Hunt

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    Keys to Tulsa

    Cameron Diaz, Mary Tyler Moore, James Spader

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    Worms & Butterflies

    Worms & Butterflies Shailesh Kochhar, Michael Mesmer

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