What are the best film noir movies?

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    #1Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. Rick Deckard is a blade runner which must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. 


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    Victoria Hunter
    Written on June 29, 2018
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    #2L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential is a 1997 American neo-noir crime film directed, produced and co-written by Curtis Hanson based on the novel written by James Ellroy. It stars actors Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, and Guy Pearce.


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    Megan Brooks
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "This is a good choice for film noir movies, since it's about a book written in the 50's in LA. It also scored extremely highly on the rotton tomato meter"
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    Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir film starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. It was written and directed by Roman Polanski. A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.


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    Christina Mendoza
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "If you are looking for the best film noir movies, you should consider watching Chinatown, a 1974 film starring Jack Nicholson. It is honestly a classic a very highly rated for how amazing it is and features two stories told in one. I would definitely recommend checking this out if you are interested in some of the older, more classic noir films that have an amazing storyline and actors!"
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    #4In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place is an American dramatic mystery film-noir that features Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, and Frank Lovejoy. It was directed by Nicholas Ray and was premiered on May 17, 1950 in New York City.


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    Philip Pearson
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "Every Humphrey Bogart fan should probably watch this. Age has not effected the watch ability at all."
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    #5Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil
    Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Orson Welles himself, this exceptional film noir portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot.

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    Luz María Caballero
    Written on July 1, 2018
    "Touch of Evil is a masterpiece. The movie mimics the theatrical version and take you on a lot of plot twists and turns. It'll leave you on the edge of your seat. it is an unforgettable movie that is one of the best film noir movies there is."
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    #6The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter is a crime/drama film starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish. It was written by James Agee and directed by Charles Laughton. It was premiered in Des Moines, Iowa on July 26, 1955.


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    Amanda Mason
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "The Night of the Hunter is still one of the best film noir movies in existence today. The movie, first released in 1955, is a crime drama featuring some of the best film actors of the period. The acting and delivery is so haunting that I have a hard time watching it alone!"
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    #7Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train
    Hitchcock's thriller based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, tells us the story about two passengers who meet accidentally and plot to "exchange" murders, a tennis star who wants out of his marriage.

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    Adam Mason
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "I would really recommend you to watch "Strangers on a Train". it really has a great story to think about and I really loved the ambiance and the characters. Beside, Its a Hitchcock's must see film!"
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    #8The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks and stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.


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    Harold Berry
    Written on June 28, 2018
    "This is a classic film noir movie from the period when the genre was at its height. The movie is beloved by many fans of the genre and stars some of the biggest actors of the time, including Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. This is a must see for fans of classic American cinema, and an easy recommendation to anyone looking for noir films."
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    Alphaville is a French New Wave, sci-fi noir film in 1965 by Jean-Luc Godard. The film is about American secret agent Lemmy Caution infiltrating Alphaville to search for a person while liberating the city from its tyrant leader.


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    Juan Sullivan
    Written on July 12, 2018
    "This movie has 4/5 stars on amazon and 7.2/10 on imdb, giving it a fairly decent rating. Many people in the reviews consider this movie as one of the definitive examples of film noir. I believe this is an excellent choice."


Best What are the best film noir movies
1Blade RunnerMovies 17 Paid
2L.A. ConfidentialMovies 15 Paid
3ChinatownMovies 12 Paid
4In a Lonely PlaceMovies 11 Paid
5Touch of EvilMovies 10 Paid
6The Night of the HunterMovies 5 Paid
7Strangers on a Train Movies 4 Paid
8The Big SleepMovies 1 Paid
9AlphavilleMovies 0 Paid

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