Film Noir Ranked

Started for a list, rules at letterboxd.com/thomasmccallum/list/letterboxd-community-top-25-film-noir-1/

This is possibly my favorite style of movie.

I have a kinda narrow idea of what counts as film noir. Gangster movies are not noir, crime movies are not noir, but there does have to be crime, so that leaves out movies like Sweet Smell of Success.

The first four are the epitome of noir, and anyone who doesn't have them in the top four spots are wrong.

  • Out of the Past

    1

  • Double Indemnity

    2

  • Scarlet Street

    3

  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

    4

  • Murder, My Sweet

    5

  • The Maltese Falcon

    6

  • The Big Sleep

    7

  • Sunset Boulevard

    8

  • In a Lonely Place

    9

  • The Third Man

    10

  • Miller's Crossing

    11

  • Angel Face

    12

  • Criss Cross

    13

  • Born to Kill

    14

  • The Man Who Wasn't There

    15

  • Cry Danger

    16

  • Touch of Evil

    17

  • Pickup on South Street

    18

  • The Killers

    19

  • The Big Heat

    20

  • Blood Simple

    21

  • Brute Force

    22

  • Human Desire

    23

  • Gilda

    24

  • 99 River Street

    25

  • Tension

    26

  • The Woman in the Window

    27

  • His Kind of Woman

    28

  • Brick

    29

  • Macao

    30

  • The Breaking Point

    31

  • Ride the Pink Horse

    32

  • Raw Deal

    33

  • Pushover

    34

  • I Walk Alone

    35

  • Too Late for Tears

    36

  • Black Angel

    37

  • Johnny O'Clock

    38

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    39

  • Nightmare Alley

    40

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    41

  • Niagara

    42

  • Point Blank

    43

  • Scandal Sheet

    44

  • Stranger on the Third Floor

    45

  • Cornered

    46

  • Desperate

    47

  • Harper

    48

  • Blast of Silence

    49

  • Le Samouraï

    50

  • Act of Violence

    51

  • Loophole

    52

  • Murder by Contract

    53

  • Quicksand

    54

  • Fear in the Night

    55

  • The Trial

    56

  • The Enforcer

    57

  • Man in the Vault

    58

  • On Dangerous Ground

    59

  • The River's Edge

    60

  • Force of Evil

    61

  • The Lineup

    62

  • Detour

    63

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    64

  • Pitfall

    65

  • The Long Goodbye

    66

  • D.O.A.

    67

  • The Glass Key

    68

  • Slightly Scarlet

    69

  • Plunder Road

    70

  • Witness to Murder

    71

  • The Big Clock

    72

  • Kiss Me Deadly

    73

  • The Racket

    74

  • Blonde Ice

    75

  • The Big Bluff

    76

  • Where Danger Lives

    77