Lists by sydahy

a list of 135 titles
So Wikipedia describes noir films as ' stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes'. These are all neo-noirs, so they aren't all about crime, though, tellingly, nearly none of them are without a fair amount of violence. As far as I can tell, in order for something to be noir, it has to be pessimistic, or at least ambiguous, about the existence of a mostly good, fair world, but it can't indulge in hokey moralizing: there is a sense of cool detachment from bad stuff. There's something cold about the stylishness of these films. They previously weren't really ranked (except for my top choice), but I've now made a general attempt at moving the ones I like more nearer to the top.