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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.

There are 61 dramatic films in this list.

  • Out of the Past

    1

  • Double Indemnity

    2

  • Scarlet Street

    3

  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

    4

  • Murder, My Sweet

    5

  • The Big Sleep

    7

  • Sunset Boulevard

    8

  • In a Lonely Place

    9

  • 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

  • Pushover

    34

  • Black Angel

    36

  • Johnny O'Clock

    37

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    38

  • Nightmare Alley

    39

  • Stranger on the Third Floor

    44

  • Cornered

    45

  • Harper

    47

  • Blast of Silence

    48

  • Le Samouraï

    49

  • Act of Violence

    50

  • Murder by Contract

    52

  • Quicksand

    53

  • Fear in the Night

    54

  • The Trial

    55

  • The Enforcer

    56

  • Man in the Vault

    57

  • On Dangerous Ground

    58

  • Force of Evil

    60

  • The Lineup

    61

  • Detour

    62

  • Pitfall

    64

  • The Long Goodbye

    65

  • D.O.A.

    66

  • The Glass Key

    67

  • Plunder Road

    69

  • Witness to Murder

    70

  • The Big Clock

    71

  • Kiss Me Deadly

    72

  • The Racket

    73

  • Where Danger Lives

    76