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.

  • Angel Face
  • I Confess
  • Dangerous Crossing
  • Beat the Devil
  • Face the Music
  • Diabolique
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Killer's Kiss
  • Man with the Gun
  • Please Murder Me
  • The Killer Is Loose
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Crime in the Streets
  • The Wrong Man
  • The Key
  • The Fearmakers
  • Cop Hater
  • Cape Fear
  • The Killers
  • The Bride Wore Black
  • Klute
  • Dirty Harry
  • The Getaway
  • Un Flic
  • Mean Streets
  • The Driver
  • Witness
  • Angel Heart
  • Revenge
  • Blue Steel
  • Presumed Innocent
  • Cape Fear
  • Basic Instinct
  • The Fugitive
  • Hard Target
  • The Last Seduction
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Strange Days
  • Heat
  • Trainspotting
  • Hard Eight
  • Primal Fear
  • The Fan
  • Face/Off
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Following
  • Snake Eyes
  • American History X
  • Enemy of the State
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Snatch
  • Joint Security Area
  • Traffic
  • Frailty
  • Panic Room
  • Insomnia
  • Matchstick Men
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • Mystic River
  • The Machinist
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • The Interpreter
  • Miami Vice
  • Gone Baby Gone
  • Funny Games
  • Public Enemies
  • Shutter Island
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Ten Minutes to Live
  • The Mandarin Mystery
  • Slightly Honorable
  • The Woman in the Window
  • Guest in the House
  • Blood on the Sun
  • Spellbound
  • Whistle Stop
  • Crack-Up
  • The Walking Hills
  • Lust for Gold
  • The Capture
  • The Sun Sets at Dawn
  • Where Danger Lives
  • Suddenly
  • The Phenix City Story
  • Foreign Intrigue
  • Shock Corridor
  • Léon: The Professional
  • The Transporter
  • Shoot 'Em Up
  • Taken
  • La Habanera
  • The Bodyguard