Noir movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant noir movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out noir, neo noir, complex, suspense, interesting and realistic films and TV shows about / with crimes, murder, dialogue, twists and turns, corruption, storytelling, police investigation, stylish, betrayal and gangsters plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as noir: Get Carter (1971), L.A. Confidential (1997), Chinatown (1974), Max Payne (2008), The Last Seduction (1994), Bound (1996), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), In Order of Disappearance (2014), Cold in July (2014), Lonely Hearts (2006).

List of noir movies

 7.3
 34K
Get Carter (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Michael Caine is Jack Carter, a small-time hood working in London. When word reaches him of his brothers death, he travels to Newcastle to attend the funeral. Refusing to accept the police report of suicide, Carter seeks out his brother’s friends ...
Style: neo noir, noir, dark, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, revenge, hitman, murder, gang, mafia, violent, organized crime, investigation, crimes, car, killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
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L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, murder, police detective, police corruption, corruption, murder mystery, justice, dangerous attraction, police brutality, organized crime, twists and turns, call girl ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
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 8.2
 327K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, corruption, femme fatale, rape, twists and turns, police, crimes, murder, conspiracy, father daughter incest, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, america, pacific ocean ...
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 5.3
 127K
Max Payne (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless ...
Style: stylized, neo noir, suspense, bleak, noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, tough law enforcer, dark hero, tough heroes, gunfight, life is a bitch, murder, winter, violence spree, righting the wronged, superhero, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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The Last Seduction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, neo noir, sexual, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, small town, betrayal, crimes, private detective, murder, seduction, fatal attraction, infidelity, manipulation, greed, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, california, usa, miami, boston ...
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 7.3
 56K
Bound (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
Style: sexy, neo noir, erotic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lesbianism, ex convict, seduction, mafia, lesbian sex, stolen money, heist, crimes, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, psychological, visually appealing, melancholic ...
Plot: character study, dark humor, murder, crimes, twists and turns, infidelity, court, eccentricity, false accusation, deception, life is a bitch, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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In Order of Disappearance (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, vigilantism, murder, gang, crimes, betrayal, justice, loss of son, vigilante, kidnapped boy, snow ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: norway, berlin germany, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia ...
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 6.7
 36K
Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, brutal, realistic ...
Plot: twists and turns, investigation, murder, private detective, crimes, vigilantism, home invasion, death, intruder, father son relationship, unlikely partners, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
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 6.4
 22K
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, obsession, murderous pair, crimes, loneliness, femme fatale, gangsters, hitman, attempted murder, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, year 1949, year 1951 ...
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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 6.5
 35K
Hollywoodland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a ...
Style: neo noir, intense, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, murder, hollywood, mystery, fame, uncover truth, cover up, starlet, dishonesty, actor's life, crimes, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
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 6.7
 79K
Killer Joe (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).
Style: neo noir, disturbing, suspense, surreal, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, twists and turns, sex, greed, violent, crimes, deal, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, hitman, killer, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, dallas texas
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 7.8
 639K
Drive (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, revenge, mechanic, tough heroes, lone wolves, loner, organized crime, crimes, car, strong violent content, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, stylized, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, police investigation, obsession, murder, police corruption, mystery, crimes, lesbian, love triangle, gangsters, greed ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, post world war two, year 1946
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.2
 106K
Brick (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, talky, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: drugs, high school, investigation, teenager, twists and turns, murder, mystery, drug lord, gangsters, murder mystery, coming of age, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 7.3
 21K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: neo noir, surreal, brutal, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, left for dead, crimes, hitman, flashback, left to die, mafia, money ...
Time: 20th century, future, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, los angeles
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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, violence, suicide, dark hero, justice, character study, moral ambiguity, life is a bitch, revenge, investigation, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
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 6.2
 36K
Femme Fatale (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, erotic, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, voyeurism, paparazzi, asthma, nudity (full frontal - brief), twists and turns, haunted by the past, crimes, attempted rape, lesbian, manipulation, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, cannes, europe
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 7.0
 22K
Croupier (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino ...
Style: neo noir, tense, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, crimes, heist, twists and turns, cons and scams, addiction, greed, relationships, writers, career change ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, south africa, united kingdom
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 6.4
 12K
The Hot Spot (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.
Style: sexy, neo noir, atmospheric, erotic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, erotica, infidelity, love triangle, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), dangerous attraction, teenager, dishonesty, crimes, bank robbery, accountant ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, california, usa, virginia
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 7.6
 98K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, cynical, tense ...
Plot: private detective, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, extramarital affair, murder mystery, crimes, hitman, twists and turns, betrayal, moral ambiguity, gunfight ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: neo noir, sexy, erotic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, crimes, infidelity, romance, femme fatale, sex, obsession, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Against All Odds (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love her. Love turned to obsession. Obsession turned to murder. And now the price of freedom might be ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, scenic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, romance, power relations, couples, dangerous attraction, rescue, dishonesty, against the odds, rivalry, fall in love, obsessive love, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, latin america, mexico
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 6.8
 29K
Dead Again (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, twist ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: private detective, memory loss, hypnosis, amnesia, reincarnation, mystery, romance, murder, investigation, supernatural, twists and turns, mysterious character ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa
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 7.5
 94K
Following (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspense, thought provoking, surprise ending ...
Plot: twists and turns, mystery, thief, plot twist, crimes, character study, mentor, breaking and entering, stranger, friendship, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.3
 17K
Mona Lisa (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's ...
Style: atmospheric, intense, serious, suspenseful, noir ...
Plot: chauffeur, crimes, friendship, redemption, lesbian, unrequited love, doomed romance, prostitution, gangsters, pimp, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: london, europe, england, britain, united kingdom ...
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 6.2
 13K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: suspense, clever, neo noir, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, crimes, murder, mystery, female nudity, missing person, betrayal, corruption, police investigation, murder mystery, femme fatale, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
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 6.0
 10K
Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: neo noir, tense, melancholic, serious, noir ...
Plot: heist, crimes, dysfunctional family, greed, twists and turns, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right, parents and children, murder, robbery, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
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 7.7
 30K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, revenge, stalking, lawyer, crimes, obsession, serial killer, family in danger, psychology, chase, murder, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.
Style: neo noir, sexy, melancholic, atmospheric, dark ...
Plot: femme fatale, police corruption, police, crimes, female assassin, female killer, gangsters, love story, secrets, blonde, woman on top, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, phoenix arizona
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