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.

  • The Killers
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Odd Man Out
  • Born to Kill
  • Brute Force
  • Crossfire
  • Dark Passage
  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • T-Men
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • The Naked City
  • Drunken Angel
  • Raw Deal
  • Key Largo
  • They Live by Night
  • Pitfall
  • Hollow Triumph
  • Rope
  • Station West
  • Behind Locked Doors
  • Force of Evil
  • Criss Cross
  • Act of Violence
  • Roughshod
  • Too Late for Tears
  • White Heat
  • Thieves' Highway
  • All the King's Men
  • D.O.A.
  • Backfire
  • Side Street
  • The Damned Don't Cry
  • Night and the City
  • The Gunfighter
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • The Furies
  • Dial 1119
  • The Young and the Damned
  • Susana: The devil & the flesh
  • Ace in the Hole
  • Rancho Notorious
  • Kansas City Confidential
  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • The Naked Spur
  • The Brute
  • The Hitch-Hiker
  • Él
  • The Wages of Fear
  • The Big Heat
  • Crime Wave
  • The Bigamist
  • Dial M for Murder
  • The Sleeping Tiger
  • Track of the Cat
  • The Violent Men
  • The Big Combo
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • House of Bamboo
  • The Killing
  • Bob le Flambeur
  • Nightfall
  • Cairo Station
  • The Badlanders
  • No Name on the Bullet
  • The Bad Sleep Well
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • The Housemaid
  • The Misfits
  • Underworld U.S.A.
  • Blast of Silence
  • The Assassin
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Le Doulos
  • The Trial
  • Pale Flower
  • Band of Outsiders
  • The Ipcress File
  • Alphaville
  • Repulsion
  • The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
  • Le Deuxième Souffle
  • We Still Kill the Old Way
  • Bullitt
  • Get Carter
  • Frenzy
  • Sisters
  • The Long Goodbye
  • High Crime
  • Revolver
  • Badlands
  • The Sting
  • The Parallax View
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Dressed to Kill
  • Blood Simple
  • The Terminator
  • Trancers
  • After Hours
  • To Live and Die in L.A.