Rough Guide to Film Noir: The Canon

From the book with the same name (2007).

A very interesting list that doesn't cling to the strict definition of film noir (b/w, 1941-1959, American) but also includes films that are inspired from it, either technically or plot-wise.

See notes for Top 10.

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  • The Big Combo
  • The Big Heat
  • The Big Sleep
  • Blade Runner
  • Blood Simple
  • The Blue Dahlia
  • Body Heat
  • Chinatown
  • Criss Cross
  • Cry of the City
  • D.O.A.
  • Detour
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Element of Crime
  • Force of Evil
  • Gilda
  • The Grifters
  • Gun Crazy
  • In a Lonely Place
  • The Killers
  • The Killing
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • Kiss of Death
  • Klute
  • L.A. Confidential
  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • The Last Seduction
  • The Late Show
  • Laura
  • Leave Her to Heaven
  • The Long Goodbye
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Murder, My Sweet
  • The Naked City
  • Night and the City
  • Night Moves
  • On Dangerous Ground
  • Out of the Past
  • Pickup on South Street
  • Pitfall
  • Raw Deal
  • The Samurai
  • Scarlet Street
  • Se7en
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • T-Men
  • Touch of Evil
  • The Woman in the Window

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