250 Quintessential Noir Films

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Based on research, these are the 250 most cited films noir in film history. In other words, these noir films aren't necessarily the best (although they would be very close to it), they are simply the films that have most often been cited as noir in publications and across the world-wide-web.

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    The Accused

    1949, in 1 top list Check
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    Ace in the Hole

    1951, in 17 top lists Check
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    Act of Violence

    1948, in 3 top lists Check
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    Among the Living

    1941, in 1 top list Check
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    Angel Face

    1952, in 3 top lists Check
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    Armored Car Robbery

    1950 — a.k.a. Armoured Car Robbery, in 1 top list Check
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    The Asphalt Jungle

    1950, in 12 top lists Check
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    Behind Locked Doors

    1948 — a.k.a. Hinter verschlossenen Türen, in 1 top list Check
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    Berlin Express

    1948, in 1 top list Check
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    Beware, My Lovely

    1952, in 1 top list Check
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    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

    1956, in 2 top lists Check
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    Beyond the Forest

    1949, in 1 top list Check
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    The Big Clock

    1948, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Big Combo

    1955, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Big Heat

    1953, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Big Knife

    1955, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Big Sleep

    1946, in 18 top lists Check
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    Black Angel

    1946, in 1 top list Check
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    Black Tuesday

    1954, in 1 top list Check
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    The Blue Dahlia

    1946, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Blue Gardenia

    1953, in 1 top list Check
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    Body and Soul

    1947 — a.k.a. An Affair of the Heart, in 5 top lists Check
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    Boomerang!

    1947, in 3 top lists Check
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    Border Incident

    1949, in 1 top list Check
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    Born to Kill

    1947 — a.k.a. Lady of Deceit, in 1 top list Check
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    The Brasher Doubloon

    1947 — a.k.a. The High Window, in 1 top list Check
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    The Breaking Point

    1950, in 2 top lists Check
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    Brute Force

    1947, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Burglar

    1957, in 1 top list Check
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    Call Northside 777

    1948 — a.k.a. Calling Northside 777, in 1 top list Check
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    Cape Fear

    1962, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Captive City

    1952, in 1 top list Check
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    Caught

    1949, in 2 top lists Check
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    Cause for Alarm!

    1951, in 1 top list Check
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    Champion

    1949, in 1 top list Check
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    The Chase

    1946, in 2 top lists Check
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    Christmas Holiday

    1944, in 1 top list Check
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    City That Never Sleeps

    1953, in 1 top list Check
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    Clash by Night

    1952, in 2 top lists Check
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    Conflict

    1945, in 1 top list Check
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    Cornered

    1945, in 1 top list Check
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    Crack-Up

    1946, in 1 top list Check
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    Crime of Passion

    1957, in 1 top list Check
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    Crime Wave

    1954 — a.k.a. The City Is Dark, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Crimson Kimono

    1959, in 2 top lists Check
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    Criss Cross

    1949, in 3 top lists Check
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    Crossfire

    1947, in 6 top lists Check
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    Cry Danger

    1951, in 1 top list Check
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    Cry of the City

    1948, in 1 top list Check
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    D.O.A.

    1950, in 5 top lists Check
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Last updated: Jul 3, 2009; source