Late 80s / Early 90s US Film Noir

suggestions welcome!

I'm trying to list all noir/ish US-films which were made during or slightly before the intense noir wave of the early 90s. Cut-off dates will be 1987 (released) and 1993 (produced), with BLACK WIDOW (filming from April '86 - July '86) as my starting point and COLOR OF NIGHT (filming from April '93 - September '93) as my last entry. I will try not to include anything made before or after those two, cause one somehow has to limit such an undertaking and it's nice to begin and end a list with such major masterpieces.

An exception to that rule (and therefore rather an 'honorable mention') is Arthur Penn's DEAD OF WINTER, which got its US release on the exact same day as Rafelson's widow: February 6, 1987.

  • A Kiss Before Dying
  • Color of Night
  • D.O.A.
  • Internal Affairs
  • Presumed Innocent
  • Guilty as Sin
  • Basic Instinct
  • The Grifters
  • Frantic
  • Sea of Love
  • Blue Steel
  • Slam Dance
  • Batman
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Wild at Heart
  • The Two Jakes
  • The Hot Spot
  • After Dark, My Sweet
  • Miami Blues
  • King of New York
  • Reversal of Fortune
  • Jennifer Eight
  • Narrow Margin
  • Pacific Heights
  • JFK
  • Dead Again
  • Cape Fear
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Bugsy
  • Barton Fink
  • The Comfort of Strangers
  • Tough Guys Don't Dance
  • Dead Ringers
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Final Analysis
  • Love Crimes
  • Ruby
  • The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
  • Single White Female
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • The Player
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Light Sleeper
  • Cool World
  • Swoon
  • Night and the City
  • True Romance
  • Red Rock West
  • In the Line of Fire
  • The Fugitive
  • Mad Dog and Glory
  • Sliver
  • Body of Evidence
  • Fatal Instinct
  • Black Widow
  • House of Games
  • No Way Out
  • White Sands
  • Cop
  • Kill Me Again
  • The Kill-Off
  • Desperate Hours
  • State of Grace
  • Cast a Deadly Spell
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Q & A
  • Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me
  • The Public Eye
  • One False Move
  • Guncrazy
  • My New Gun
  • The Living End
  • Deep Cover
  • Equinox
  • The Presidio
  • Sunset
  • Above the Law
  • Action Jackson
  • Night Children
  • Next of Kin
  • Driving Force
  • Dead Bang
  • Steel and Lace
  • Darkman
  • China Moon
  • Rising Sun
  • Excessive Force
  • Flesh and Bone
  • A Perfect World
  • Carlito's Way
  • Killing Zoe
  • RoboCop
  • Blue Ice
  • Chicago Joe and the Showgirl
  • Romeo Is Bleeding
  • Beyond the Law
  • Acting on Impulse
  • Revenge