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  1. A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide's icon

    A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide

    Favs/dislikes: 31:1. Every movie with an entry in John Grant's 2013 book.
  2. Combined Film Noir List's icon

    Combined Film Noir List

    Favs/dislikes: 10:0. List combining The TSPDT Mega Noir List, The Film Noir Guide, The Film Noir Encyclopedia, The DVD Beaver Essential Film Noir List, The British Film Noir Guide and the 2 BFI Film Noir Lists.
  3. Movies & TV Shows I've Seen's icon

    Movies & TV Shows I've Seen

    Favs/dislikes: 5:9. A list of all the movies I have seen (that I remember...) and TV shows - if a TV show is checked, it means I've watched every season of that particular show. Thanks for checking my list out!
  4. 962 Noir Films from They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? (including TSPDT's 250 Quintessential Noir Films)'s icon

    962 Noir Films from They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? (including TSPDT's 250 Quintessential Noir Films)

    Favs/dislikes: 75:1. The TSPDT 250 Quintessential Noir Films list contains 241 films that all contain three key ingredients. 1) They were all produced in the United States; 2) They were all shot in black-and-white; 3) They were all produced between 1940 to 1959. The nine films that have been included that exclude at least one of these key ingredients are two non-American-produced noir (The Third Man and Mr. Arkadin), four color noir films (Leave Her to Heaven, Niagara, Party Girl and Slightly Scarlet), and three films from the early 1960s (Cape Fear, Underworld, U.S.A. and The Naked Kiss). Other titles included in the list are noir precursors, modern noir, non-American noir, and additional films between 1940-1964 that have noir elements. Section changes will be listed in this complete list (so the reader will know where in the list modern noir films begin/end, etc.). Films 1 - 250 (The Accused through The Wrong Man) are TSPDT's 250 Quintessential Noir Films. Films 251 - 358 (The 13th Letter through A Woman's Secret) are "More American Noir Films and/or Films with Noir Elements from 1940 to 1964" Category A: films often cited as film noir. These films weren't far away from being included on the 250 Quintessential listing, and most of them contain many - if not all - of the classic noir ingredients. Films 359 - 513 (5 Against the House through Women's Prison) are "More American Noir Films and/or Films with Noir Elements from 1940 to 1964" Category B: films quite often cited as film noir, but not to the same degree as those listed in Category A. It must be considered that in most cases these films contain strong film noir elements. Films 514 - 750 (The Thirteenth Hour through A Woman's Vengeance) are "More American Noir Films and/or Films with Noir Elements from 1940 to 1964" Category C: films not often cited as film noir. These films include certain film noir characteristics, even though - in many cases - they belong in other clear-cut genres, e.g. Westerns. However, it should also be acknowledged that many of these films are without doubt 'fully-blown' noirs (of the very neglected variety). Films 751 - 825 (Another Man's Poison through Wicked as They Come) are British-produced noir (1940-1964). Films 826 - 837 (Bob le flambeur through The Wages of Fear) are French-produced noir (1940-1964). Films 838 - 843 (Ossessione through Stolen Identity) are classified as "other" non-American noir produced between 1940-1964: 1 Italian, 3 Japanese, 1 Mexican, and 1 Austrian, respectively. Films 844 - 871 (The Beast of the City through You Only Live Once) are "Noir-Precursors": films that shaped the look of noir before the style came into its own during the 1940s. All are American-produced except The Green Cockatoo (UK), La Bête Humaine, Pépé le Moko, and Quai des brumes (France), and M (Germany). Films 872 - 962 (Angel's Flight through The Salton Sea) are "Neo-Noir / Modern Noir" films made after the 'golden age' of film noir up to 2002. They are grouped them by decade, and all are American-produced, except for: French-produced: Le Samouraï, Le deuxième souffle, Le cercle rouge, Série noire, La femme Nikita, Léon, and Mulholland Dr. German-produced: Der amerikanische Freund UK-produced: The Big Sleep (1978), Get Carter (1971), and Mona Lisa
  5. Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959)'s icon

    Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959)

    Favs/dislikes: 56:1. "More than 700 films from the classic period of film noir (1940 to 1959) are presented in this exhaustive reference book. For each film, the following information is provided: the title, release date, main performers, screenwriter(s), director(s), type of noir, thematic content, a rating based on the five-star system, and a plot synopsis that does not reveal the ending." Keaney's ratings: #1-27: ★★★★★ #28-51: ★★★★½ #52-159: ★★★★ #160-255: ★★★½ #256-404: ★★★ #405-550: ★★½ #551-659: ★★ #660-727: ★½ #728-745: ★ Michael F. Keaney is a fan of classic movies and the author of "British Film Noir Guide". ISBN: 978-0-7864-6366-4
  6. More Noirs from TSPDT (outdated)'s icon

    More Noirs from TSPDT (outdated)

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. This is the "More Noirs from TSPDT" just before it got its large update on 15th January 2018.
  7. "Death on the Cheap - The Lost B Movies of Film Noir" by Arthur Lyons's icon

    "Death on the Cheap - The Lost B Movies of Film Noir" by Arthur Lyons

    Favs/dislikes: 21:0. "Robert Mitchum once commented to Arthur Lyons about his movies of the 1940s and 1950s: "Hell, we didn't know what film noir was in those days. We were just making movies. Cary Grant and all the big stars at RKO got all the lights. We lit our sets with cigarette butts." Film noir was made to order for the "B," or low-budget, part of the movie double bill. It was cheaper to produce because it made do with less lighting, smaller casts, limited sets, and compact story lines—about con men, killers, cigarette girls, crooked cops, down-and-out boxers, and calculating, scheming, very deadly women. In Death on the Cheap, Arthur Lyons entertainingly looks at the history of the B movie and how it led to the genre that would come to be called noir, a genre that decades later would be transformed in such "neo-noir" films as Pulp Fiction, Fargo, and L.A. Confidential. The book, loaded with movie stills, also features a witty and informative filmography (including video sources) of B films that have largely been ignored or neglected—“lost" to the general public but now restored to their rightful place in movie history thanks to Death on the Cheap."
  8. British Film Noir Guide (369 Films 1937-1964)'s icon

    British Film Noir Guide (369 Films 1937-1964)

    Favs/dislikes: 34:0. "This work presents 369 British films produced between 1937 and 1964 that embody many of the same filmic qualities as those "black films" made in the United States during the classic film noir era. This reference work makes a case for the inclusion of the British films in the film noir canon, which is still considered by some to be an exclusively American inventory. The following information is presented: a quotation from the film; title and release date; a one- to five-star rating; production company, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and main performers; and a plot synopsis with commentary. Appendices categorize films by rating, release date, director and cinematographer and also provide a noir and non-noir breakdown of the 47 films presented on the Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre, a 1960 British television series." NOTE: I created this list in May 2012 and had to add well over 75 titles to iCM, suggesting that there are many obscurities worth checking out. Keaney included 26 of the 47 Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre "films" into this work that he considered to be film noirs or at the very least marginal noirs. The remaining 21 "films" were not included. Keaney's ratings: #1-4: ★★★★★ #5-15: ★★★★½ #16-42: ★★★★ #43-85: ★★★½ #86-150: ★★★ #151-234: ★★½ #235-312: ★★ #313-339: ★½ #340-341: ★ #342-369: "Not reviewed" (since they were not available at the time of writing). Michael F. Keaney is a fan of classic movies and the author of "Film Noir Guide". ISBN: 978-0-7864-6427-2
  9. Wikipedia - Classic Film Noir's icon

    Wikipedia - Classic Film Noir

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. Film noir is not a clearly defined genre. Therefore the composition of this list may be controversial. Due to the fact that the 1940s and 1950s are universally regarded as the "classic period" of American film noir, films released prior to 1940 are listed under the caption "Precursors / Early noir-like films". Films released after 1959 should generally only be listed in the list of neo-noir titles.
  10. List of neo-noir titles's icon

    List of neo-noir titles

    Favs/dislikes: 9:0.
  11. DVD Beaver Essential Film Noir's icon

    DVD Beaver Essential Film Noir

    Favs/dislikes: 31:0. From the DVD Beaver website: "We have taken care to parse down the pre-existing list(s) while occasionally adding our own titles (agreed upon by committee). We decided that our below listing - always in state of flux, with possible insertions or deletions potentially forthcoming - finally be made public."
  12. The Art of Noir - Eddie Muller's icon

    The Art of Noir - Eddie Muller

    Favs/dislikes: 18:0. All the posters in Muller's book. ISBN: 1-58567-073-1
  13. 250 Quintessential Noirs (outdated)'s icon

    250 Quintessential Noirs (outdated)

    Favs/dislikes: 10:0. This is the 250 Quintessential Noirs list from TSPDT just before it got its large update on 15th January 2018 and got reduced to 100 films.
  14. Guardian Top 10...'s icon

    Guardian Top 10...

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. Romance = 1-12 Action = 13-22 Comedy = 23-32 Horror = 33-42 Sci-fi = 43-53 Crime = 54-63 Arthouse = 64-73 Family = 74-82 (E.T. is #4) War = 83-92 Teen = 93-102 Superhero = 103-112 Western = 113-122 Documentary = 123-132 Adaptation = 133-142 Animation = 143-151 (Spirited Away is #4) Silent = 152-160 (Metropolis is #6) Sport = 161-171 Film noir = 172-178 (Chinatown is #2, Touch of Evil is #3, Double Indemnity is #4) Musical = 179-188 Martial arts = 189-196 (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is #2, The Matrix is #5) Biopic = 197-206 (Andrei Rublev is #1) Music = 207-216
  15. Filme Noir - O Outro Lado da Noite's icon

    Filme Noir - O Outro Lado da Noite

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. All the 150 movies listed by the author Antonio Carlos Gomes de Mattos in his book "O Outro Lado da Noite - Filme Noir" (2001), plus "Street of Chance", a filme that the author recognised has forgotten.
  16. American Gangster Cinema's icon

    American Gangster Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. The filmography listed in the book American Gangster Cinema: From Little Caesar to Pulp Fiction (2002) by Fran Mason
  17. Timeline of Pivotal French Film Noir's icon

    Timeline of Pivotal French Film Noir

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0.
  18. Film Noir - TASCHEN's icon

    Film Noir - TASCHEN

    Favs/dislikes: 29:0. Contains all films that have at least one still included in TASCHEN's recently re-released "Film Noir". ISBN: 978-3-8365-3462-8
  19. One Hundred and One French Film Noirs's icon

    One Hundred and One French Film Noirs

    Favs/dislikes: 30:0. From Robin Buss' book "French Film Noir".
  20. Another 100 Film Noirs (BFI Screen Guide)'s icon

    Another 100 Film Noirs (BFI Screen Guide)

    Favs/dislikes: 28:0. The appendix for the book "100 Film Noirs" by Jim Hiller & Alastair Phillips contains this list of "Another 100 Film Noirs."
  21. BFI 100 key Noir films's icon

    BFI 100 key Noir films

    Favs/dislikes: 44:0. The 100 films listed in the book 100 Film Noirs (BFI Screen Guides) . Note that some of these do not fit a strict definition of Film Noir.
  22. CriterionForum Lists Project - Film Noir's icon

    CriterionForum Lists Project - Film Noir

    Favs/dislikes: 8:0.
  23. DigitalDreamDoor 100 Greatest Film Noir's icon

    DigitalDreamDoor 100 Greatest Film Noir

    Favs/dislikes: 9:0. Background: - 'Film Noir' was the term given by French film critic Nino Frank in 1946 to Hollywood crime films playing in France following WWII. The 'Golden Age' of Film Noir is regarded to be the 1940s and 1950s, and as with any set dates there is always some overlap of the style. However 'Noir' style films from 1960 and on have been labeled 'Neo-Noir'. (See list below top 100) Elements of 'Film Noir': - Night-time city streets; morally weak private eye, detective, or other protagonist; femme fatale (a beautiful but treacherous woman); crime of passion or money; high-contrast lighting and distorted shadows; paranoia; corruption; an ill-fated relationship; narrative in the "first-person". Any mixture or slight variation of this soup of elements constitutes a "Noir" film. (A precise definition has never been set in stone) Criteria: - These Greatest 'Film Noir' Movies were chosen for their direction, acting, storyline, cinematography, box office success and popularity. These films were NOT chosen for how highly rated they are overall, but how they rate in the subject of "Film Noir Movies".
  24. Film Noir. 100 All-Time Favorites. Taschen, 2014's icon

    Film Noir. 100 All-Time Favorites. Taschen, 2014

    Favs/dislikes: 20:0. Taschen, 2014. Editors: Paul Duncan and Jürgen Müller. 688 pages.
  25. IMDB Classic Film Board - Top 100 Film Noir's icon

    IMDB Classic Film Board - Top 100 Film Noir

    Favs/dislikes: 9:0. Top 100 classic film noir titles according to poll of the imdb Classic Film board members August, 2007.
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