Modern Film Noirby RAMPARTisGREAT | created - 30 Oct 2011 | updated - 30 Dec 2012 | Public
Der Begriff Film noir [filmˈnwaʀ] (frz. für „schwarzer Film“) bezeichnet ein Filmgenre oder – je nach Sichtweise – eine Stilrichtung des Films. Seine klassische Ära hatte der Film noir in den Vereinigten Staaten der 1940er und 1950er Jahre. Wurzelnd in der Zeit des ausgehenden Zweiten Weltkrieges und beeinflusst vom deutschen Expressionismus sowie von der Tradition US-amerikanischer Kriminalliteratur, stellt der Film noir einen Gegensatz zum konventionellen Hollywood-Kino dar. Er ist gekennzeichnet durch eine pessimistische Weltsicht, düstere Bildgestaltung und entfremdete, verbitterte Charaktere. Sein Stil hat sich teilweise in späteren Filmen („Neo-Noir“, Cyberpunk) wie auch in anderen Medien fortgesetzt.
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2. Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A womanizing, crooked cop on the payroll of the mafia is confronted with the reality of his double life after he is asked to kill a beautiful and ruthless Russian gangster.
Votes: 11,561 | Gross: $3.28M
4. After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both... See full summary »
Votes: 2,742 | Gross: $2.68M
5. Fallen Angels (1993–1995)
30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery
Fallen Angels is an American neo-noir anthology television series that ran in 1993 and 1995 on Showtime, and was produced by Propaganda Films. No first-run episodes were shown in 1994.
8. Miller's Crossing (1990)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
Votes: 111,726 | Gross: $5.08M
10. L.A. Confidential (1997)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Votes: 456,580 | Gross: $64.62M
11. The Grifters (1990)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.
Votes: 22,244 | Gross: $13.45M
13. The Last Seduction (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme.
Votes: 17,567 | Gross: $6.14M
14. China Moon (1991)
R | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle reluctantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Votes: 4,670 | Gross: $3.04M
15. The Underneath (1995)
R | 99 min | Crime, Thriller
A recovering gambling addict attempts to reconcile with his family and friends but finds trouble and temptation when caught between feelings for his ex-wife and her dangerous hoodlum boyfriend.
Votes: 2,759 | Gross: $0.54M
16. Bound (1996)
R | 108 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller
Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
Votes: 44,221 | Gross: $3.80M
18. Reindeer Games (2000)
R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.
Votes: 33,579 | Gross: $23.36M
19. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama
A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.
Votes: 91,842 | Gross: $7.49M
21. Brick (2005)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Votes: 90,819 | Gross: $2.06M
23. Hollywoodland (2006)
R | 126 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Votes: 30,527 | Gross: $14.42M
25. U Turn (1997)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.
Votes: 44,511 | Gross: $6.63M
26. The Deep End (2001)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation.
Votes: 10,190 | Gross: $8.82M
27. The Limey (1999)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.
Votes: 26,217 | Gross: $3.19M
28. Out of Sight (1998)
R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.
Votes: 75,965 | Gross: $37.56M
29. A Simple Plan (1998)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.
Votes: 54,772 | Gross: $16.31M
30. City of Industry (1997)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Votes: 5,112 | Gross: $1.50M
32. The Hot Spot (1990)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter quickly gets into trouble with the local authorities- and the local women- after he robs a bank.
Votes: 8,785 | Gross: $1.29M
35. Payback (I) (1999)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After a successful heist, Porter is shot by his wife and his best friend. They leave him there to die but when he recovers, he seeks revenge and wants his share of the money.
Votes: 119,261 | Gross: $81.53M
36. White Sands (1992)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Votes: 5,952 | Gross: $9.01M
38. Dark City (1998)
R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.
Votes: 169,139 | Gross: $14.38M
40. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 269,078 | Gross: $7.22M
41. No Good Deed (2002)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Votes: 6,339 | Gross: $0.18M
42. Blood and Wine (1996)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Votes: 8,259 | Gross: $1.08M
44. True Blue (2001)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a ... See full summary »
46. Amateur (1994)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a sweet, confused amnesiac who cannot remember... See full summary »
Votes: 4,870 | Gross: $0.86M
48. Blindsided (1993 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An ex-cop is temporarily blinded when he steals cash from a money laundering operations. While recuperating in Mexico, the thief falls in love with a beautiful woman who has underworld ... See full summary »
52. Second Skin (2000)
R | 95 min | Thriller
A man opens a small-town bookstore in order to escape his connections to a mobster, but is reluctantly drawn back to his dark past by a mysterious woman.
53. Brown's Requiem (1998)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Recovering alcoholic, ex-LAPD, private detective Fritz Brown, is hired by caddie "Fat Dog" to follow his kid sister, who is holed up with an old sugar daddy. The trail leads to his old police boss Cathcart, and the bodies start to pile up.
Votes: 826 | Gross: $0.00M
56. Heaven's Burning (1997)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After a botched bank job, a gang takes hostage a Japanese girl on the run from an arranged marriage, and escapes. Their wheel man saves the girl from them and the two go on the run with cops, the gang and her psycho husband on their tail.
57. Married Life (2007)
PG-13 | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife's death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce.
Votes: 8,410 | Gross: $1.51M
58. The Wrong Man (1993)
R | 104 min | Romance, Thriller
US merchant sailor Alex Walker (Kevin Anderson) is stranded in Mexico, penniless and wanted by the police. He meets and joins up with an unlikely couple - aging but likable shit Phillip ... See full summary »
59. Dirty Work (2006)
R | 97 min | Thriller
A tangled story of three men's lives on the gritty streets of Chicago: Manning, a dirty, disillusioned cop; Julian, king of drugs, thugs and prostitution; and Frank, a ruthless politician who destroys everything in the way of his ambition.
60. Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)
R | 96 min | Thriller
Paul Harrington thinks he has the perfect wife, stunning, kind, and ambitious. Yet behind Lauren's pretty face (played by Madchen Amick) lies a wicked person who sent her former boyfriend ... See full summary »
61. Gold Coast (1997 TV Movie)
R | 109 min | Drama
Karen's married to Frank, a millionaire who has no morals and a hypocrite. it's alright for him to fool around but not for her. So when she has an affair and brags to him about it, he vows ... See full summary »
62. Une affaire privée (2002)
107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
It's been six months since Rachel Siprien disappeared. At the request of Rachel's mother, private detective François takes over the investigation. The young woman, with a complex and ... See full summary »
63. Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
R | 132 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Votes: 4,510 | Gross: $5.01M
64. No Mercy (1986)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A Chicago detective, seeking to avenge his partner's death, travels to New Orleans, where he unexpectedly becomes involved in a cat and mouse game of survival.
Votes: 5,669 | Gross: $12.30M
65. Goodbye Lover (1998)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Ben and Sandra are hot and provocative lovers, but Sandra is unfortunately married to Ben's younger brother Jake, and soon Jake will find out about Ben.
Votes: 3,063 | Gross: $1.92M
69. Fargo (1996)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Votes: 511,971 | Gross: $24.61M
71. Pickup on South Street (1953)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.
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73. Public Enemies (2009)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
Votes: 247,393 | Gross: $97.10M
74. Lonely Hearts (2006)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals.
Votes: 18,642 | Gross: $0.19M
75. The Crying Game (1992)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.
Votes: 44,639 | Gross: $62.55M
76. The Miracle (1991)
R | 97 min | Drama
The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe ... See full summary »
Votes: 556 | Gross: $0.84M
77. Liebestraum (1991)
R | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
The successful writer and professor of architecture Nick Kaminsky returns from New York to Elderstown to visit his biological mother Lillian Anderson Munnsen that is terminal. Nick does not... See full summary »
Votes: 1,335 | Gross: $0.13M
78. Gangster Squad (2013)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
Votes: 186,712 | Gross: $46.00M
79. Le deuxième souffle (2007)
155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own accomplices. Gu will do whatever it takes to clean his honor...
80. Dead in the Water (1991 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Prominent lawyer Charlie Deegan has almost everything he has ever wanted. He has an important, prosperous law practice, a beautiful secretary as his lover, and the chance to be appointed to... See full summary »
81. Killer Joe (2011)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
Votes: 64,148 | Gross: $1.99M
82. The Samaritan (I) (2012)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.
Votes: 8,521 | Gross: $0.00M
84. Shanghai (2010)
R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A '40s period piece which revolves around an American expat who returns to Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor due to the death of his friend.
Votes: 8,263 | Gross: $0.04M
85. Killing Them Softly (2012)
R | 97 min | Crime, Thriller
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Votes: 119,188 | Gross: $15.03M
86. Hammett (1982)
PG | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Fictional account of real-life mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, and his involvement in the investigation of a beautiful Chinese cabaret actress' mysterious disappearance in San Francisco.
Votes: 2,496 | Gross: $0.04M
87. Body Heat (1981)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Votes: 25,558 | Gross: $24.06M
88. Slow Burn (1986 TV Movie)
R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller
Jacob Asch is hired by Gerald McMurty to find his ex-wife Laine and their son in Palm Springs. Jacob finds Laine and a teenager named Donnie who may or may not be Gerald's son. He also ... See full summary »
89. Hotel Noir (2012)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how... See full summary »
90. Just Another Love Story (2007)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Life in the suburbs as a father of two has worn down Jonas. When a victim of a car crash mistakes him for her boyfriend Sebastian, things take a very dramatic turn as the line between truth and deception is erased.
Votes: 4,211 | Gross: $0.05M