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    A loose term used to describe films made from the late ‘50s onward that tried to recapture the mood, styles and themes of the classical film noir of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Also known as neo-noir, many of these films (The Long Goodbye, Chinatown, and Night Moves) surfaced in America in the ‘70s within the hard-boiled detective formula and featured even bleaker variations on the nihilistic themes running through classical noir. Before this domestic resurgence, noir's influence was felt in France, particularly with the stylistic, pessimistic and near-mythical gangster films of Jean-Pierre Melville (Le Samourai, Bob le Flambeur). Like classical noir, both of these movements featured cynical leads trapped by fate, seedy underworld characters, and grim fatalistic views of humanity. Photography tends to be dark, camera angles skewed, the lighting shifts and casts shadows, and such motifs as rain and urban landscapes dominate this form. Like classical noir, American neo-noir sprung from disenchantment, instability and social corruption that plagued the country following Watergate, Vietnam and the turbulence of the ‘60s. During the ‘80s and ‘90s, post-noir continued to offer dark, skeptical visions of society in films like Blue Velvet, Blood Simple, The Underneath, House of Games, Red Rock West and The Last Seduction, a feminist version of the subgenre. Also popular during this period was a sub-type of neo-noir that detailed the fears, anxiety and obsession that arose from our increasingly technological society; termed tech-noir, examples include Blade Runner, Strange Days and Dark City."



    The Usual Suspects (1995)
    L.A. Confidential (1997)
    House of Games (1987)
    Memento (2000)
    The Grifters (1990)
    Body Heat (1981)
    Hard Eight (1996)
    Blue Velvet (1986)
    The Last Seduction (1994)
    Red Rock West (1993)
    Thief (1981)
    Manhunter (1986)
    After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
    Dead Again (1991)
    Mullholland Falls (1996)
    Twilight (1998)
    Kill Me Again (1989)
    The Hot Spot (1989)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    Miller's Crossing (1990)
    Angel Heart (1987)
    Dark City (1998)
    The Two Jakes (1990)
    Seven (1995)
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
    Sin City (2004)
    Memento (2000)
    Blood Simple (1984)
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
    The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
    One False Move (1992)
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    My personal favorites from that list are:

    The Usual Suspects, Hard Eight (a MUST see), Red Rock West, and Sin City

    GREAT flicks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by evans5150 View Post
    My personal favorites from that list are:

    The Usual Suspects, Hard Eight (a MUST see), Red Rock West, and Sin City

    GREAT flicks!!!
    I had to add on some I forgot.

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    Memento is on there twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
    Memento is on there twice.
    He didn't remember.

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    I think I'm the only person in the world who didn't like The Usual Suspects =/ However, from that list I love-


    L.A. Confidential
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    Manhunter (SO much scarier than Slience of the Lambs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyLassy View Post
    I think I'm the only person in the world who didn't like The Usual Suspects =/ However, from that list I love-


    L.A. Confidential
    Blue Velvet
    Manhunter (SO much scarier than Slience of the Lambs)
    Blade Runner
    Angel Heart
    Seven
    Blood Simple (One of the greatest films ever made IMO)

    I didn't like it OR Seven all that much. But most people do and so I put them on the list.

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    Body Heat
    Wo Framed Roger Rabbit
    Red Rock West
    Blood Simple
    Sin City
    L.A. Confidential
    Hard Eight
    After Dark, My Sweet
    Blue Velvet

    Those are my favorites

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    How about Ture Confessions with Robert De Niro and Robert Duval?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    I didn't like it OR Seven all that much. But most people do and so I put them on the list.
    Wow, two of my favorite movies ever.
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    Wow. I didn't realise I had a favourite genre of movie....

    The Usual Suspects (1995)
    L.A. Confidential (1997)
    Memento (2000)
    The Grifters (1990)
    The Last Seduction (1994)
    Manhunter (1986)
    After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
    The Hot Spot (1989)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    Miller's Crossing (1990)
    Angel Heart (1987)
    Seven (1995)
    Sin City (2004)
    One False Move (1992)

    All of the above I remember watching and being blown away by.

    You just have to give it up for Usual suspects, Memento, Grifters, Blade runner and Angel Heart especially. Harrison Ford and Mickey Rourke in particular were born to play those world-weary, battered human being kind of roles. A shame they have not done more of them.

    Even though it's lighter and glossier, I would put "The last boy scout" on that list too. Bruce Willis did laconic perfectly in that role.
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