Drama Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!  

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List Rules Since the film noir genre is large and nebulously defined, we have limited our picks to classics of the genre, predominantly private detective films but also tales of conspicuous moral corruption, all of which are traditionally or academically considered noir.

What's the best film noir ever made? CraveOnline wants YOU to help us crack the case!

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Double indemnity is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!

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The Maltese Falcon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
The Maltese Falcon John Huston

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Blade Runner Ridley Scott

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The Third Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
The Third Man Carol Reed

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The Big Sleep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
The Big Sleep Howard Hawks

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The Big Heat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
The Big Heat Fritz Lang

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Kiss Me Deadly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Kiss Me Deadly Robert Aldrich

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Sunset Boulevard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Sunset Boulevard Billy Wilder

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L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson

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Out of the Past is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Out of the Past Jacques Tourneur

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Blood Simple is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Blood Simple Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Chinatown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Chinatown Roman Polanski

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Detour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Detour Edgar G. Ulmer

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Touch of Evil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Touch of Evil Orson Welles

The Very Best Tech Noir Movies

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Scarlet Street is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Scarlet Street Fritz Lang

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Key Largo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Key Largo John Huston

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Laura is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Laura Otto Preminger

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Sweet Smell of Success is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Sweet Smell of Success Alexander Mackendrick

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
No Country for Old Men Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Manhunter Michael Mann

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The Postman Always Rings Twice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!

The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

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Night and the City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Night and the City Jules Dassin

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They Live by Night is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
They Live by Night Nicholas Ray

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Pickup on South Street is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Pickup on South Street Samuel Fuller

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The Asphalt Jungle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
The Asphalt Jungle John Huston

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Fargo Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
The Usual Suspects Bryan Singer

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Point Blank is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Point Blank John Boorman

The Best Film Noir Movies

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Scarface Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson

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Nightmare Alley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Nightmare Alley Edmund Goulding

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Criss Cross is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Criss Cross Robert Siodmak

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Rififi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Rififi Jules Dassin

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A History of Violence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
A History of Violence David Cronenberg

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The Treasure of the Sierra Mad... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!

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Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Cape Fear J. Lee Thompson

The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Shane Black

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Memento is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Memento Christopher Nolan

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Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Mulholland Drive David Lynch

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The Woman in the Window is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!

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The Big Sleep is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
The Big Sleep Michael Winner

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Body Heat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Body Heat Lawrence Kasdan

Fictional Characters Named Bob & Robert

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White Heat is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
White Heat Raoul Walsh

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High Sierra is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
High Sierra Raoul Walsh

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Blue Velvet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Blue Velvet David Lynch

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Shock Corridor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Shock Corridor Samuel Fuller

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Miller's Crossing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Miller's Crossing Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Stray Dog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Stray Dog Akira Kurosawa

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Angel Heart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
Angel Heart Alan Parker

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The Killers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
The Killers Don Siegel