List of film noir titles

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Film noir is not a clearly defined genre (see here for details on the characteristics). Therefore, the composition of this list may be controversial. To minimize dispute the films included here should preferably feature a footnote linking to a reliable, published source which states that the mentioned film is considered to be a film noir by an expert in this field, e.g.[a][b][c][d]

The terms which are used below to subsume various periods and variations of film noir are not definitive and are meant as a navigational aid rather than as critical argument. Because the 1940s and 1950s are universally regarded as the "classic period" of American film noir, films released prior to 1940 are listed under the caption "Precursors / early noir-like films". Films released after 1959 should generally only be listed in the list of neo-noir titles.

Precursors / early noir-like films[edit]

Classic American noir[edit]





















American color noir[edit]

British noir[edit]

International noir[edit]

Classic-period crossover films[edit]

Noir Westerns[edit]

Miscellaneous crossover films[edit]

Noir comedies / parodies[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Vernet, Marc "Film Noir on the Edge of Doom", in Copjec, Joan, ed. (1993). Shades of Noir. London and New York: Verso. ISBN 978-0-86091-625-3
  2. ^ Johnny Apollo
  3. ^ Biesen, Sheri Chinen (2005). Blackout: World War II and the Origins of Film Noir Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8217-3, p. 207.
  4. ^ Naremore, James (2008). More Than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts, 2d ed. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-25402-2, pp. 13–14.
  5. ^ Sanders, Skoble, Aeon G., Steven (2008). The Philosophy of TV Noir. Lexington, Kentucky: United States: University of Kentucky Press. p. 49. ISBN 9780813172620. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  6. ^ Keaney, Michael F. (2003). Film Noir Guide: 745 Films of the Classic Era, 1940-1959. McFarland. p. 538. ISBN 978-0-7864-6366-4.
  7. ^ The Scarlet Hour
  8. ^ Park, William (16 September 2011). What is Film Noir?. Bucknell University Press. p. 141. ISBN 978-1611483628.
  9. ^ a b per Hirsch, Foster. The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir, 2008 (1981). New York: Da Capo. ISBN 978-0-306-81772-4.
  10. ^ Keaney, Michael F. (2008). British Film Noir Guide. McFarland. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-7864-3805-1.
  11. ^ D'Ambra, Tony (2009-09-06). "Sexual Imagery in Film Noir: Tread Softly Stranger (1958) –". Retrieved 2022-04-11.
  12. ^ "Stolen Identity (1953)". 27 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Dos au Mur, Le (1958)". 13 July 2022.
  14. ^ Colorado Territory review at TV Guide
  15. ^ The Night Editor
  16. ^ a b Western Noir - February 19 - Turner Classic Movies
  17. ^ Coroner Creek film article at TCM Movie Database
  18. ^ Roughshod at AllMovie
  19. ^ Film Noir of the Week
  20. ^ Bright Lights Film Journal
  21. ^ Jeff Arnold blog
  22. ^ a b c The 10 Best Noir Westerns – Taste of Cinema
  23. ^ a b Cowboy noir: The darker side of the genre - Los Angeles Times
  24. ^ MARCH MIDNIGHTS — Spectacle Theater
  25. ^ per Hogan, David J. (2013). Film Noir FAQ. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard. ISBN 978-1-55783-855-1
  26. ^ a b c d e f Film Noir Cartoons at the Academy|Cartoon Brew
  27. ^ Postwar Donald|Cartoon Research
  28. ^ Disney's "Duck Pimples"|Cartoon Research
  1. Lyons, Arthur (2000). Death on the Cheap: The Lost B Movies of Film Noir!. New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0-306-80996-5.
  2. Selby, Spencer (1984). Dark City: The Film Noir. Jefferson, N.C. & London: McFarland Publishing. ISBN 0899501036.
  3. Ward, Elizabeth; Silver, Alain, eds. (1992). Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style (3rd ed.). Woodstock, New York: The Overlook Press. ISBN 0879514795.
  4. Silver, Alain; Ward, Elizabeth; Ursini, James; Porfirio, Robert, eds. (2010). Film Noir: The Encyclopedia. New York & London: Overlook / Duckworth. ISBN 9781590201442.
  5. Alexander Ballinger und Danny Graydon. The Rough Guide to Film Noir, 2007. London & New York: Rough Guides. ISBN 978-1-84353-474-7.
  6. Spicer, Andrew. Film Noir, 2002. Harlow, UK: Longman/Pearson Education. ISBN 978-0-582-43712-8.
  7. Spicer, Andrew (19 March 2010). Historical Dictionary of Film Noir. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-7378-0.
  8. Geoff Mayer and Brian McDonnell. Encyclopedia of Film Noir, 2007. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-33306-4.
  9. Paul Duncan. Film Noir: The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity and More, 2006. Harpenden, UK: Oldcastle Books. ISBN 978-1904048671.
  10. Gene Blottner. Columbia Noir: A Complete Filmography, 1940-1962, 2015. Jefferson, N.C. & London: Mcfarland & Co Inc . ISBN 978-0786470143
  11. John Grant. A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide, 2013. Applause Books. ISBN 978-1557838315

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