BFI 100 key Noir films

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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.

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    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
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    La bête humaine

    1938 — a.k.a. La Bête Humaine, in 10 top lists Check
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    Le jour se lève

    1939 — a.k.a. Daybreak, in 13 top lists Check
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    I Wake Up Screaming

    1941, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Glass Key

    1942, in 2 top lists Check
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    Journey Into Fear

    1942, in 2 top lists Check
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    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 31 top lists Check
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    Laura

    1944, in 20 top lists Check
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    Murder, My Sweet

    1944, in 5 top lists Check
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    Phantom Lady

    1944, in 4 top lists Check
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    Cornered

    1945, in 1 top list Check
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    Detour

    1945, in 15 top lists Check
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    Fallen Angel

    1945, in 2 top lists Check
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    Mildred Pierce

    1945, in 15 top lists Check
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    Scarlet Street

    1945, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Big Sleep

    1946, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Blue Dahlia

    1946, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Chase

    1946, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Dark Corner

    1946, in 2 top lists Check
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    Gilda

    1946, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Killers

    1946, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    1946, in 9 top lists Check
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    Body and Soul

    1947, in 6 top lists Check
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    Born to Kill

    1947, in 2 top lists Check
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    Brighton Rock

    1948, in 8 top lists Check
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    Crossfire

    1947, in 7 top lists Check
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    Dark Passage

    1947, in 4 top lists Check
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    Dead Reckoning

    1947, in 2 top lists Check
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    Fear in the Night

    1947, in 1 top list Check
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    Kiss of Death

    1947, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Lady from Shanghai

    1947, in 9 top lists Check
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    Lady in the Lake

    1947, in 2 top lists Check
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    Nightmare Alley

    1947, in 6 top lists Check
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    Odd Man Out

    1947, in 12 top lists Check
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    Out of the Past

    1947, in 15 top lists Check
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    Pursued

    1947, in 4 top lists Check
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    T-Men

    1947, in 3 top lists Check
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    Call Northside 777

    1948 — a.k.a. Calling Northside 777, in 2 top lists Check
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    Cry of the City

    1948, in 2 top lists Check
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    Force of Evil

    1948, in 12 top lists Check
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    He Walked by Night

    1948, in 2 top lists Check
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    I Walk Alone

    1948, in 2 top lists Check
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    Pitfall

    1948, in 2 top lists Check
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    Criss Cross

    1949, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Crooked Way

    1949, in 1 top list Check
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    The Reckless Moment

    1949, in 7 top lists Check
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    They Live by Night

    1948, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Woman on Pier 13

    1949, in 1 top list Check
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    The Asphalt Jungle

    1950, in 15 top lists Check
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