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 neo noir, atmospheric, weird, serious, thought provoking and suspense films and TV shows about / with murder, crimes, twists and turns, storytelling, violence, stylish, dialogue, gangsters, police officer and death plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as neo noir: The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Drive (2011), Nightcrawler (2014), L.A. Confidential (1997), Blood Simple (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), Chinatown (1974), Blade Runner (1982), Fargo (1996), Se7en (1995).

List of neo noir movies

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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 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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 7.8
 546K
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: psychological, neo noir, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: character study, journalism, sociopath, cynicism, journalist, ethics, home invasion, morality, graphic violence, crime scene, tv news, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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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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 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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 7.7
 200K
Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Crime, 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: neo noir, surreal, dark, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: surrealism, voyeurism, small town, mystery, sex, serial killer, sexual obsession, rape, postmodernism, eccentricity, sexual perversion, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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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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 8.1
 768K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: neo noir, atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, dark ...
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, artificial intelligence, existentialism, future dystopia, androids, cyborgs, a.i., fugitives, police detective, robot, female android ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.1
 678K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, 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: neo noir, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, snow, kidnapping, dark humor, ransom, police, greed, crime gone awry, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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 8.6
 1.6M
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: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, police, psychology, police investigation, psychopath, insanity, crimes, killings, murder, powerful ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, surreal, neo noir, mind bending, art house ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, twists and turns, lesbian, amnesia, hollywood, alternate reality, mystery, hallucination, nightmare, obsession, doppelganger, lesbian sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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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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: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, betrayal, violence, irish mob, love triangle, blackmail, crimes, gang, twists and turns ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, 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, neo noir, suspense, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, investigation, police detective, violence, robot, dark future, flying car, bounty hunter, existentialism, menage a trois, distopia ...
Time: future, near future, 2040s, 2020s, year 1966 ...
Place: california, los angeles, san diego california, las vegas
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 8.9
 568K
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: neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, police detective, murder, murder investigation, murderer, crimes, drinking problem, partners, partners against crime, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: neo noir, surprise ending, twist ending, confusing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, crimes, plot twist, heist, master criminal, gangsters, criminal, organized crime, dishonesty, manipulation, mind game, whodunit ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, hungary, new york, turkey, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 201K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
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: psychological, mind bending, neo noir, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, investigation, memory, cyberpunk, alien race, alternate reality, post apocalypse, alien, future dystopia, amnesia, memory loss, virtual reality ...
Time: future, 1940s
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 8.4
 1.2M
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, twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amnesia, memory loss, murder, plot twist, mystery, memory, revenge, twists and turns, paranoia, psychology, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.0
 770K
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, neo noir, dark, surreal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: corruption, crimes, vengeance, distopia, justice, dark hero, multiple storylines, killings, hitman, revenge, tough heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 2000s ...
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 7.2
 297K
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: neo noir, dark, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, small town, police corruption, investigation, investigator, police, guilt, murderer, snow, insomnia, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: neo noir, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, desert, serial killer, human nature, brutality, greed, peril, sheriff, assassin, death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
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Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, crimes, crime boss, missing person, uncover truth, mystery, suspicion of murder, who done it, life is a bitch, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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: neo noir, art house, bloody, artsy, suspense ...
Plot: vigilantism, sex with a minor, criminal underworld, double life, gang war, police brutality, social satire, torture, mexican immigrant, mother son relationship, gangsters, serial killer ...
Place: los angeles
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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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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: neo noir, disturbing, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, violence, punishment, gangsters, surrealism, mother son relationship, criminal heroes, family relations, owner, drugs, violent ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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 8.3
 654K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, robbery, crimes, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, group of criminals, police detective, chase, loner, gangsters, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, 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, neo noir, clever, suspense, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, hitman, mystery, crimes, disorder, revenge, mistaken identity, organized crime, mysterious character, master criminal, deception, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, year 1979, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Long Goodbye (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: neo noir, cynical, witty, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, murder, cat, gangsters, crimes, twists and turns, betrayal, whodunit, beach, alcoholic, private investigator, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: malibu california, los angeles, california, usa, mexico ...
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 7.6
 144K
Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, neo noir, mind bending, confusing, atmospheric ...
Plot: insanity, surrealism, mystery, time loop, doppelganger, murder, hallucination, transformation, graphic violence, erotica, obsession, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, plymouth
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 7.1
 16K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, missing person, crimes, infidelity, mystery, crime gone awry, complex characters, loneliness, manipulation, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, california, los angeles
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