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  1. The 25 Best Film Noir Movies of All Time. by malthe-tuxen | created - 18 Jan 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public. My 25 personal favorite film noir movies of all time. Honorable Mentions: The Killing (1956) - Stanley Kubrick Kiss Me Deadly (1955) - Robert Aldrich Drunken Angel (1948) - Akira Kurosawa The Big Sleep (1946) - Howard Hawks Shadow Of A Doubt (1943) - Alfred Hitchcock The Letter (1940) - William Wyler The Roaring Twenties (1939) - Raoul Walsh Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) - ...

  2. Jun 12, 2019 · 100 Best Film-Noir movies. 1. Sunset Blvd. (1950) Error: please try again. A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return. Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson. 2.

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  4. Best Films Of 1948. 1. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Error: please try again. Two down-on-their-luck Americans searching for work in 1920s Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Votes: 119,928 | Gross: $5.01M.

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    • Double Indemnity’ (1944) – Billy Wilder. “Chinatown” may be neo-noir perfection, but if you need one film to explain original film noir, check out Billy Wilder’s archetypal masterpiece as ill-fated insurance salesman Fred MacMurray and femme-fatale Barbara Stanwyck plot to kill her husband, only for everything to unravel at the hands of a never-better Edward G. Robinson.
    • Chinatown’ (1974) – Roman Polanski. Robert Towne’s neo-noir script is screenwriting perfection, as Jack Nicholson’s private eye Jake Gittes loses his nose investigating an L.A.
    • The Third Man’ (1949) – Carol Reed. From its memorable ferris-wheel speech to its powerful sewer-chase finale, few films are more wonderfully thrilling than this tale of Joseph Cotten investigating the death of his friend (Orson Welles) in shady postwar Vienna set to an unforgettable zither score.
    • The Maltese Falcon’ (1941) – John Huston. If “Touch of Evil” wrapped the primary noir period, “The Maltese Falcon” started it as Humphrey Bogart’s Detective Sam Spade investigated his partner’s murder, which is mysteriously connected to Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and a statue that’s “the stuff that dreams are made of.”
  5. Film noir populated theaters at a significant time in history: the end of World War II. The best film noir movies tend to draw on that, but The Third Man has a noteworthy lens on that era since it was made in the UK rather than America. That altered perspective can be seen literally: the film uses Dutch angles to create an atmosphere of uneasiness. It’s fitting of the time period, a limbo between world war and cold war.

  6. The 50 best film noir that I have seen. 1. Out of the Past (1947) Error: please try again. A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames. 2.

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