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, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, realistic and stylized films and TV shows about / with neo noir, murder, crimes, dialogue, stylish, storytelling, violence, weird, twists & turns and crime plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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neo noir movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as neo noir: Nightcrawler (2014), Drive (2011), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Sin City (2005), No Country for Old Men (2007), Gone Girl (2014), The Game (1997), Babylon Berlin (2017), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001).

List of neo noir movies

 7.9
 434K
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, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, journalism, sociopath, satire, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, deception, character study, morality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
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 7.8
 546K
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: serious, tense, atmospheric, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, car chase, lone wolves, tough heroes, mechanic, danger, getaway driver, criminal's revenge, heist, chases and races, crimes, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, 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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, neo noir, genetics, bounty hunter, slave labor, ex soldier, investigation, violence, police detective, death of protagonist, dark future ...
Time: future, year 1966, 2040s, near future
Place: california, san diego california, las vegas, los angeles
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychedelic, psychological, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, losing-it hero, neo noir, addiction, law enforcement, fighting crime, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia, split personality, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 8.0
 728K
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, dark, bleak, surreal, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, vengeance, crimes, justice, neo noir, social decay, crime, torture, gory, corruption, tough heroes, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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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, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: track down, death, hitman, human nature, crimes, peril, sheriff, money, neo noir, psychopath, shooting, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
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 8.1
 808K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, investigation, femme fatale, disappearance, manipulation, twists & turns, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 7.8
 329K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, manipulation, psychology, businessman, game, surveillance, scheme, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 8.4
 14K
Babylon Berlin (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, social realism, national socialism
Plot: neo noir, police investigation, social problems, political scandal, political intrigue, communist party, adaptation, communism, espionage, german, conspiracy, secretary ...
Time: pre world war two, 1920s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture ...
Style: atmospheric, witty, surreal, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, anti heroes, danger, good versus evil, neo noir, bounty hunter, outer space, mars, martial arts, vengeance, terror ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.3
 98K
Brick (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, investigation, neo noir, murder, mystery, loner, drug lord, drug dealing, drugs, amateur detective, party, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: dark humor, humorous, twists and turns, absurd, funny ...
Plot: thief, neo noir, murder, christmas, private detective, actor, investigation, lifestyle, disorder, dishonesty, mistaken identity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california, denver colorado ...
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 8.1
 662K
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, a.i., artificial intelligence, fugitives, neo noir, existentialism, killer robot, androids and robots, confrontation with superior, human nature, bounty hunter ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.3
 16K
Phoenix (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, survivor, haunted by the past, physical appearance, singing, betrayal, neo-noir, husband wife relationship, hospital, surgery, strong female character, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1938, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, germany, switzerland, berlin germany, palestine ...
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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, sexual, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, money, betrayal, couples, neo noir, crime, small town, dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, power relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, dallas texas, iraq, chicago illinois ...
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, corruption, mafia, neo noir, betrayal, violence, love triangle, blackmail, mayor, gang war, bookies ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
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 7.4
 5K
Zift (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien world - the totalitarian Sofia of the 60s. His first night of ...
Style: dark humor, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: neo noir, crimes, dictatorship, sex, jail, one night, life is a bitch, confined, mystery, society, misfit, injustice ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 60s
Place: bulgaria, europe
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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: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, heist, crimes, manipulations, interrogation, neo noir, plot twist, dishonesty, criminal, theft, mysterious character, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1981, 1990s
Place: turkey, manhattan new york city, hungary
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 7.3
 20K
House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gambling, psychiatrist, neo noir, crime, betrayal, cards, cons and scams, mind game, mastermind, psychologist, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, seattle washington
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 6.5
 11K
The Deep End (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: emotional, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, life is a bitch, danger, wound, debt, friendship, fight, crime, woman in danger, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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The American Friend (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, murder, neo noir, forgery, gangsters, race against time, life is a bitch, couple relations, danger, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: paris france, hamburg germany, west germany, texas, germany
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 5.5
 1K
Hotel Noir (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: hotel, neo noir, haunted by the past, private detective, hitman, mystery, femme fatale, deadly, crimes, danger, sex scene, seduction ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 7.7
 108K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: neighbor, hotel, murder, neo noir, showbiz, screenwriter, new job, serial killer, hollywood, crimes, backstage, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 6.9
 386
Frozen Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meow is a young woman roaming the streets and nightclubs of Tel Aviv. She lives in empty apartments and surfs the internet chat rooms. She decides to meet Alex, her chat buddy. They plan to meet in a nightclub but a suicide bombing prevents their ...
Style: bleak, mind bending, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, losing-it hero, obsession, mystery, identity, apartment, drug dealer, nightclub, nightmare, cell phone, police, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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 6.1
 2K
I, Anna (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, law enforcement, haunted by the past, investigation, police detective, fall in love, dangerous attraction, murder investigation, mental breakdown, homicide detective, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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 5.3
 595
The Harvest (1992)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A screenwriter is sent to Mexico to develop a story that can be used to wrap up a movie presently in production. Given a very short time allotment, the writer immerses himself in the seamier side of a Mexican beach resort, but soon finds himself ...
Style: realistic, psychological, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: beach, murder, neo noir, screenwriter, vengeance, crimes, crime, black market, writer's life, serial killer, danger, urban legend ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.0
 19K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, rough, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo-noir, hitman, mistaken identity, betrayal, small town, neo noir, money, criminal, unemployment, crime gone awry, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, texas, usa
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 7.4
 17K
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: surreal, suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, vengeance, revenge, betrayal, neo noir, left to die, crime, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, united states, san francisco
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 6.7
 5K
The Square (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray, a construction worker trapped in an unhappy marriage, pursues an affair with his neighbor, Carla. Carla's husband, Greg, is a mobster who keeps large sums of drug money in their home. With this in mind, Carla comes up with a plan: She and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, revenge, infidelity, violence, money, tragedy, extortion, extramarital affair, nothing goes right, crimes, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.9
 8K
Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, missing person, neo noir, investigation, private detective, mystery, crime, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california
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