The Nicer Guys: My Twenty Five Favorite Neo-Noir Movies

In celebration of The Nice Guys being released this weekend my list of some of my favorite neo-noir films that y’all should check out in preparation for Shane Black’s latest noir. I love that the neo-noir subgenre much like the horror genre can be so open and yet specific simultaneously allowing for many different genres to cross into it but always keeping its identity and sense of cool. Angel Heart (1987)

Blood Simple (1984)

Killer Joe (2,011)

Bernie (2,012)

Cold in July (2,014)

The Serpent and The Rainbow (1988)

Candyman (1992)

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Collateral (2,005)

Thief (1981)

Manhunter (1986)

Nightcrawler (2,014) Jackie Brown (1997)

Out of Sight (1998)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2,005)

Se7en (1995)

Zodiac (2,007)

Midnight Meat Train (2,010)

American Gangster (2,007)

Blade Runner (1980)

12 Monkeys (1995)

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Arlington Road (1999)

Frequency (2,000)

A Simple Plan (1998)