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.

  • Manhunter
  • A Short Film About Killing
  • The Killer
  • Dick Tracy
  • Wild at Heart
  • Miller's Crossing
  • Barton Fink
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Point Break
  • The Last Boy Scout
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Hard Boiled
  • True Romance
  • Carlito's Way
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Natural Born Killers
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Bound
  • Funny Games
  • The Game
  • Jackie Brown
  • Dark City
  • Out of Sight
  • Run Lola Run
  • The Limey
  • Sexy Beast
  • The Man Who Wasn't There
  • Femme Fatale
  • Road to Perdition
  • Infernal Affairs
  • Collateral
  • Brick
  • Sin City
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • A History of Violence
  • Lucky Number Slevin
  • Inside Man
  • The Departed
  • Zodiac
  • In Bruges
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Mother
  • Black Swan
  • Destroyer
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
  • Blackmail
  • The Public Enemy
  • Scarface
  • The Phantom Fiend
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Secret Agent
  • Prison Shadows
  • Sabotage
  • Love from a Stranger
  • The Wrong Road
  • Young and Innocent
  • Sinners in Paradise
  • The Devil's Party
  • Half a Sinner
  • Suspicion
  • Saboteur
  • This Gun for Hire
  • Truck Busters
  • The Lost Weekend
  • Scarlet Street
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • The Stranger
  • The Strange Woman
  • Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
  • Shoot to Kill
  • The Red House
  • Fear in the Night
  • Desperate
  • Lured
  • Blonde Ice
  • Blood on the Moon
  • He Walked by Night
  • A Woman's Secret
  • Shockproof
  • Impact
  • The Set-Up
  • Le Silence de la Mer
  • Colorado Territory
  • Not Wanted
  • Tension
  • The Reckless Moment
  • Quicksand
  • The Man Who Had Influence
  • Winchester '73
  • Armored Car Robbery
  • Mystery Street
  • Woman on the Run
  • The Enforcer
  • Cause for Alarm
  • A Place in the Sun
  • Along the Great Divide
  • On Dangerous Ground
  • Angel Face
  • I Confess