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A genre that I am relatively new too yet it is something I deeply love from the movies I've seen/own. Especially those from the 50's and 60's. I love the black and white backdrop, the blurring of lines between the police and criminals, the vigilante anti-heroism, the gritty demeanor, the fisticuffs, the slick haircuts, the trench coats, the tough talk, the plots and sub plots, the mystery, the overall mood and atmosphere of it. Here's a few of my favorites. If you have any recommendations from the 50's or 60's I'd appreciate it.
|1||Bohren & Der Club of Gore|
1941.The Maltese Falcon. Humphrey Bogart man....
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1955. Kiss Me Deadly. Ralph Meeker's womanizing lunkhead character and the surprise sci-fi twist make this worth owning.
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1953. Fritz Lang's The Big Heat. Young Lee Marvin plays a great henchman, Alexander Scourby a great Italian mobster and Glenn Ford is just flat out a boss as a vengeful, ex detective.
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1967.Le Samourai. Alain Delon is the king of cool.
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Stanley Kubrick's The Killing.
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1964. Pale Flower. Damn great film about a yakuza released from prison.
|I have a hell of a lot more Delon/Bogie movies to check out.|
|I pretty much only know neo-noir|
|jesus christ you have 514 lists|
why am i not surprised tho lol
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|Also for some reason I refuse to download movies. I don't know why. Now, I either rent from the libraries or purchase from amazon or from any outlet that stocks Criterion.|
|watch double indemnity right now. best noir is from the 40's |
|the third man|
|Yeah, will do.|
|Glad that there are people who like noirs. Some of my favorites are:|
Sunset Blvd. (My favorite. You need to watch this one regardless, trust me.)
Double Indemnity 
The Night of the Hunter (A haunting Robert Mitchum performance)
Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
The Big Sleep (Bogie playing Philip Marlowe)
Ace in the Hole (Great story)
Gaslight (Ingrid Bergman)
|Great albums, great films. Great taste. |
You may have seen these already, but here goes
-The Killers (1946)
-The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
-The Big Sleep (1946)
ehh, you get the idea, noir is master race cinema.
|I found Double Indemnity, Chinatown and Third Man at the library. Im stoked.|
|All great movies. Double Indemnity is awsome.|