Have You Ever Wondered What Makes a Film Noir?

Dave LeClair 23-07-2015

At some point, you’ve probably heard a film being called Noir. You probably think about a dark looking movie that has a certain style about it, but there’s more to a film being Noir. There is actually much more to it than that though. You need a certain cast of characters Life Lessons From Beloved Children's Characters Children's characters are actually smarter than you might think. Read More , and most Noir films feature certain visual styles that you won’t find in most other movies.

So just how do you define a film as Noir? What are some of the most Noir films ever made? All of those questions and more are answered on the infographic below.

We’d love to hear from you: what are some of your favorite Noir films? Hit the comments section and leave your recommendations!

Via BFI.Org.Uk

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  1. Anonymous
    July 23, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I dated a young lady in college who was very into Noir, so as a result I watched many films in the genre. There are lots of greats on the list here, but one that isn't listed is The Set-Up. It's a fantastic movie, and has been cited by Scorsese as being influential on Raging Bull.

  2. Anonymous
    July 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I honestly have never heard of nor let alone seen any of the listed movies. I have seen movies that have some of the elements, but never a movie that could be classified as noir.