Film Noir

I'm using the broadest, most inclusive definition of film noir.

organized strangely because I'm a weirdo: tiered by rating (5 stars above 4 stars above 3 stars, etc.), but inside each tier sorted chronologically, earliest films first.

I like how this provides some sense of context and progression while still giving you some sense of my personal taste, and it's genuinely impossible to rank long lists like this anyway, especially when they contain so many of my all-time favorite films.

  • M
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Casablanca
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Gaslight
  • Double Indemnity
  • Laura
  • To Have and Have Not
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Detour
  • Gilda
  • Notorious
  • The Big Sleep
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • Out of the Past
  • The Third Man
  • Stray Dog
  • In a Lonely Place
  • The Asphalt Jungle
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Rashomon
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Pickup on South Street
  • Riding Shotgun
  • On the Waterfront
  • Rear Window
  • Rififi
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • Touch of Evil
  • Vertigo
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • North by Northwest
  • The Crimson Kimono
  • Breathless
  • Psycho
  • Yojimbo
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much
  • High and Low
  • The Naked Kiss
  • Blow-Up
  • Le Samouraï
  • Army of Shadows
  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
  • Le Cercle Rouge
  • The Conformist
  • The French Connection
  • The Conversation
  • Chinatown
  • Taxi Driver
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Thief
  • Blow Out
  • Blade Runner
  • Paris, Texas
  • Blue Velvet
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • The Player
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Chungking Express
  • Fallen Angels
  • Se7en
  • The Stendhal Syndrome
  • Fargo
  • Lost Highway
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Perfect Blue
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Fight Club
  • American Psycho
  • Memento
  • Mulholland Drive
  • City of God
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
  • Memories of Murder
  • Oldboy
  • Hot Fuzz
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Drive
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • You Only Live Once
  • Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Rebecca
  • Gaslight
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Cat People
  • Lifeboat
  • Ministry of Fear
  • Fallen Angel
  • Cornered
  • Leave Her to Heaven
  • Deadline at Dawn
  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers