Drama Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!  

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1.6k votes 82 voters 175 items

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!
John Huston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Detour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
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!
Orson Welles

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

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

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Laura is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
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!
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!
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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

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

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

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
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!
Bryan Singer

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

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
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!
Edmund Goulding

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

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Rififi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
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!
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!
J. Lee Thompson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Miller's Crossing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Vote for the Best Film Noir Ever!
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!
Akira Kurosawa

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

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