This is a list of all the best neo-noir films of all time, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
The neo-noir genre is a modern version of film noir, which was a genre of crime movies in the 1940s and 50s and employed the use of light and shadows, unbalanced framing, and tilted camera angles, with a common motif of paranoia, revenge, and alienation. All of the movies on this list fit within the modern noir films genre and are voted on by people who really care about neo-noir films.
Are you one of those people that doesn't like Breathless or Dark City? Then vote those things down to have your voice heard, and give them a thumbs up if you do. Other movies on this list include The Gingerbread Man and Fargo, but if we missed any neo-noir movies movies on this list, please add them 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 top neo-noir films of all time and is currently ordered from best to worst, according to your votes.
So whether you're at home and want to watch these neo-noir movies on DVD or streaming… or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this list of the best neo-noir movies will help you decide what to watch. So from the latest, to the greatest of the neo-noir cinema, here is the full list of neo noir films, ordered from best to worst.
Directed by: Ridley ScottBlade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Roman PolanskiChinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel CoenFargo is a 1996 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written, produced, edited, and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Bryan SingerThe Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Christopher NolanMemento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Nicolas WindingDrive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel CoenBlood Simple is a 1984 neo-noir film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Robert RodriguezAlita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Carl FranklinOne False Move is a 1992 American thriller film co-written by Billy Bob Thornton. The film... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank MillerSin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: David LynchMulholland Drive is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Christopher Nolanollowing is a 1998 British neo-noir drama thriller film written and directed by Christopher... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Wim WendersThe American Friend is a 1977 film by Wim Wenders, loosely adapted from the novel Ripley's... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Jean-Luc GodardBreathless is a 1960 French film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard about a wandering... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: John IrvinCity of Industry is a 1997 neo-noir crime film starring Harvey Keitel, Stephen Dorff and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Irwin WinklerNight and the City is a 1992 remake of the 1950 film noir of the same name, itself an... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Wim WendersHammett is a 1982 homage to noir films and pulp fiction produced by Francis Ford Coppola and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Alex ProyasDark City is a 1998 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Rian JohnsonBrick is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson, starring... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: John DahlRed Rock West is a 1993 neo-noir film directed by John Dahl. It was written by Dahl and his... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Stephen FrearsThe Grifters is a 1990 neo-noir film directed by Stephen Frears, produced by Martin Scorsese,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Michael MannThis film is a 1981 neo-noir film written and directed by Michael Mann and based on the 1975... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Robert BentonTwilight is a 1998 thriller/Neo-noir film directed by Robert Benton. It stars Paul Newman,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Maggie Greenwald MansfieldThe Kill-Off is a 1990 neo-noir written and directed by Maggie Greenwald, based on a 1957... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Shane BlackKiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir dark comedy film written and directed by Shane... more on Wikipedia