Lists by sydahy

a list of 216 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 basically good world, but it can't indulge in hokey moralizing: there is a sense of cool detachment from bad stuff. They previously weren't really ranked (except for my top 20 or so choices), but I've now made an attempt at moving the ones I like more nearer to the top.