Neo noir movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant neo noir movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, stylized, suspenseful, twists and turns, interesting and suspense films and TV shows about / with neo noir, murder, crimes, neo-noir, violence, stylish, storytelling, crime, dialogue and death plots mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as neo noir: Nightcrawler (2014), Drive (2011), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), The Usual Suspects (1995), Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), Memento (2000), Layer Cake (2004), Insomnia (2002), Only God Forgives (2013).

List of neo noir movies

 7.9
 462K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: neo noir, journalism, sociopath, twists & turns, journalist, morality, cynicism, graphic violence, obsession, ambition, neo-noir, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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 7.8
 569K
Drive (2011)
Genre: Crime, 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: tense, serious, atmospheric, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, car chase, lone wolves, tough heroes, mechanic, getaway driver, danger, criminal's revenge, organized crime, crimes, heist, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, 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: atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, trial, false accusation, deception, crimes, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, master criminal, plot twist, crimes, heist, interrogation, manipulations, manipulation, dishonesty, criminal, theft, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s, year 1981
Place: manhattan new york city, los angeles, new york, hungary, turkey
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 8.1
 614K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, kidnapping, crime gone awry, snow, police investigation, greed, ransom, murder, small town, policewoman, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, greed, hitman, death, crimes, track down, peril, sheriff, human nature, brutality, psychopath, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, el paso texas
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 8.4
 1.1M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: neo noir, plot twist, mystery, memory loss, twists & turns, uncover truth, paranoia, suprisingly clever, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.3
 166K
Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, gangsters, greed, drug lord, drug dealing, organized crime, betrayal, flirting, cocaine, violence, murder, going straight ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: london, england, europe, netherlands, zurich switzerland ...
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 7.2
 274K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, police investigation, insomnia, investigator, murder, small town, guilt, fbi, gunfight, investigation, police corruption, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, los angeles
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Only God Forgives (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, France, USA, Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family's drug smuggling operation, is forced by his mother Jenna to find and kill the individual responsible for his brother's recent death.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, disturbing, brutal, psychological thriller ...
Plot: neo noir, neo-noir, vengeance, neon light, punishment, surrealism, family relations, loss of son, owner, criminal heroes, violence, domineering mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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 7.5
 87K
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: thought provoking, psychological, tense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: neo noir, thief, stranger, breaking and entering, mystery, robbery, friendship, dishonesty, buddies, dangerous attraction, writers, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.0
 737K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, surreal, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, dark hero, vengeance, crimes, justice, distopia, social decay, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
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 7.6
 87K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, extramarital affair, private detective, neo-noir, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, adultery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, violence, love triangle, mayor, blackmail, jewish, gang war ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
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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: tense, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: neo noir, dangerous attraction, police detective, murder, organized crime, gang, police investigation, fighting the system, police corruption, corpse, prostitute, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona, united states
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 7.1
 131K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, vengeance, robbery, money, betrayal, violence, mafia, crimes, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
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 7.6
 187K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: gothic, mind bending, atmospheric, tech noir, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, investigation, evil alien, future dystopia, distopia, memory, lovecraftian, manipulation, memory loss, space and aliens, alien race, sleeping ...
Time: future, 1940s
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 8.6
 1.4M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, crime, neo noir, master criminal, psychopath, police detective, police investigation, twists & turns, police, killings ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
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 7.7
 180K
Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, dark, cult film, post modern, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, mystery, surrealism, sexual perversion, small town, investigation, amateur detective, postmodernism, strong sexual content, woman in danger, hallucination, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 9.0
 495K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: bleak, realistic, clever, captivating, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, serial killer, crime, neo noir, investigation, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Canada, Spain
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, ...
Style: futuristic, tech noir, suspense, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, neo noir, artificial intelligence, genetics, bounty hunter, dark future, main character dies, ex soldier, investigation, death of protagonist, violence, mission ...
Time: future, near future, 2040s, year 1966
Place: los angeles, las vegas, san diego california, california
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 8.2
 574K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, neo noir, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, police detective, thief, group of criminals, crimes, crime, one last job ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, master criminal, manipulations, mysterious character, crime, mistaken identity, twists & turns, disorder, deception, crimes, mafia, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Too Old to Die Young (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 758 min.
TV show
Story: The numb existences of Martin Jones, a police officer with secrets to hide, and Jesus, a traumatized avenging son, collide in a ghostly Los Angeles where several ruthless criminal gangs fight for their turf and dictate who lives and who dies.
Style: art house, bloody, artsy, suspense
Plot: neo noir, vigilantism, criminal underworld, shooting, neo-noir, sex with a minor, double life, fascist, corrupt cop, gang war, police brutality, social satire ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.2
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, paranoia, investigation, mental illness, psychiatrist, psychology, island, uncover truth, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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 8.1
 691K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, distopia, neo noir, existentialism, a.i., androids, killer robot, artificial intelligence, fugitives, suprisingly clever, androids and robots ...
Time: future, year 2019, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, distopia, heroes, murder, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, escapades, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.9
 324K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, clever, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, neo noir, small town, police investigation, crime, policewoman, psychopath, killings, snow, small town life, law enforcement, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006, 70s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
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 7.6
 499K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: comic, bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, anti heroes, conspiracy, neo noir, superhero, parallel world, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, human nature, anti hero, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969, year 1940 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, new york, los angeles, antarctica ...
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 7.3
 50K
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, tense, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, neo noir, lesbianism, ex convict, lesbian sex, love affair, danger, mistress, seduction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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