films The Very Best New Noir Movies  

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List Rules Vote up the best neo-noir movies that have been released since 1990.

When you think "noir," you're likely to conjure images of movies from the 1940s. But plenty of newer films put their own spin on the genre, from forbidden love affairs to deadly conspiracies. The best new noir films feature brooding detectives, amateur crime-solvers, and sneaky criminals lurking at every turn. This is a list of the top recent noir movies including everything from Inception to Minority Report to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

What films will you find on this list of the top recent noir movies? You won't be surprised to find Pulp Fiction here. Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are classic antihero archetypes as they lie, cheat, and kill within the boundaries of their own criminal code. Sin City is another great new noir film that features classic elements of the genre, such as voice over and shadowy lighting techniques. David Lynch's Mulholland Drive is full of many neo noir elements, but it breaks from tradition by placing women in the lead roles. Other good films included on this best new noir movies list include Fargo, The Prestige, and Shutter Island.

Which new noir movie do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them towards number one, and add any flicks that are missing.

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Memento is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Mulholland Drive Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Melissa George

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Drive is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Drive Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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The Grifters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added The Grifters Annette Bening, John Cusack, Martin Scorsese

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Prisoners Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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China Moon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added China Moon Ed Harris, Madeleine Stowe, Benicio del Toro

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Gone Baby Gone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Gone Baby Gone Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris

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Detour is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
gerard flynn added Detour

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Hard Eight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Hard Eight Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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John Wick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added John Wick Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

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Deep Cover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Deep Cover Jeff Goldblum, Laurence Fishburne, Clarence Williams III

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The Last Seduction is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added The Last Seduction Linda Fiorentino, Bill Pullman, Peter Berg

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The Equalizer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
gerard flynn added The Equalizer

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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Blood Simple is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Blood Simple Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand, M. Emmet Walsh

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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Faster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
gerard flynn added Faster Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace

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Romeo Is Bleeding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Romeo Is Bleeding Gary Oldman, Juliette Lewis, James Cromwell

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Shallow Grave is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Shallow Grave Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, 피터 뮬란

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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Suture is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Suture Dennis Haysbert, Dina Merrill, Mel Harris

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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Lost Highway is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Lost Highway Richard Pryor, Gary Busey, Patricia Arquette

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Blue Velvet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Blue Velvet Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

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Devil in a Blue Dress is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Devil in a Blue Dress Denzel Washington, Poppy Montgomery, Don Cheadle

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Zodiac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Zodiac Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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A Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added A Simple Plan Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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A History of Violence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added A History of Violence Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris

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The Prestige is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
The Prestige Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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Miller's Crossing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Miller's Crossing Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden

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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su

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L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

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The Cooler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added The Cooler Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Estella Warren

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Nig... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Dominic Rains

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One False Move is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added One False Move Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams

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Brick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Brick Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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El Mariachi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added El Mariachi Carlos Gallardo, Juan García, María Castillo

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Red Rock West is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Red Rock West Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle

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Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Shutter Island Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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The Salton Sea is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
The Salton Sea Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf, Danny Trejo

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Minority Report is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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Gone Girl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
iknowwhatawesternis added Gone Girl Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

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Romeo Must Die is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Romeo Must Die Grace Park, Aaliyah, DMX

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best New Noir Movies
Sherlock Holmes Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law