Film Noir: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They?

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aka The Big List of Noir Films and/or Films with Noir Elements

I decided to make a more comprehensive list of "noir films" based on TSPDT which seems to be popular on Letterboxd. Basically in addition to the 250 Quintessential Noir Films list TSPDT also compiled a list of an additional 500 films that they found cited as noirs. They divided these 500 films into three categories: A, B, and C. They also released a list of Non-American Noir Films, a Noir Precursors list, and a Neo-Noir / Modern Noir list.

Descriptions from the website:

The 250…

  • Out of the Past

    1

  • The Maltese Falcon

    2

  • Laura

    3

  • Touch of Evil

    4

  • D.O.A.

    5

  • Double Indemnity

    6

  • The Killers

    7

  • The Asphalt Jungle

    8

  • The Big Sleep

    9

  • Kiss Me Deadly

    10

  • The Accused

    11

  • Ace in the Hole

    12

  • Act of Violence

    13

  • Among the Living

    14

  • Angel Face

    15

  • Armored Car Robbery

    16

  • Behind Locked Doors

    17

  • Berlin Express

    18

  • Beware, My Lovely

    19

  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

    20

  • Beyond the Forest

    21

  • The Big Clock

    22

  • The Big Combo

    23

  • The Big Heat

    24

  • The Big Knife

    25

  • Black Angel

    26

  • Black Tuesday

    27

  • The Blue Dahlia

    28

  • The Blue Gardenia

    29

  • Body and Soul

    30

  • Boomerang!

    31

  • Border Incident

    32

  • Born to Kill

    33

  • The Brasher Doubloon

    34

  • The Breaking Point

    35

  • Brute Force

    36

  • The Burglar

    37

  • Call Northside 777

    38

  • Cape Fear

    39

  • The Captive City

    40

  • Caught

    41

  • Cause for Alarm

    42

  • Champion

    43

  • The Chase

    44

  • Christmas Holiday

    45

  • City That Never Sleeps

    46

  • Clash by Night

    47

  • Conflict

    48

  • Cornered

    49

  • Crack-Up

    50

  • Crime of Passion

    51

  • Crime Wave

    52

  • The Crimson Kimono

    53

  • Criss Cross

    54

  • Crossfire

    55

  • Cry Danger

    56

  • Cry of the City

    57

  • The Damned Don't Cry

    58

  • Danger Signal

    59

  • Dark City

    60

  • The Dark Corner

    61

  • The Dark Mirror

    62

  • Dark Passage

    63

  • The Dark Past

    64

  • Dark Waters

    65

  • Dead Reckoning

    66

  • Deadline at Dawn

    67

  • Desperate

    68

  • The Desperate Hours

    69

  • Destination Murder

    70

  • Detective Story

    71

  • Detour

    72

  • Drive a Crooked Road

    73

  • Edge of Doom

    74

  • The Enforcer

    75

  • Fallen Angel

    76

  • Fear in the Night

    77

  • The File on Thelma Jordon

    78

  • Follow Me Quietly

    79

  • Force of Evil

    80

  • Framed

    81

  • Gilda

    82

  • The Glass Key

    83

  • Guilty Bystander

    84

  • Gun Crazy

    85

  • Hangover Square

    86

  • He Ran All The Way

    87

  • He Walked by Night

    88

  • High Sierra

    89

  • High Wall

    90

  • His Kind of Woman

    91

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    92

  • Hollow Triumph

    93

  • House by the River

    94

  • House of Strangers

    95

  • The House on 92nd Street

    96

  • Human Desire

    97

  • The Woman on Pier 13

    98

  • I Wake Up Screaming

    99

  • I Walk Alone

    100