The Best Film-Noir EverBased on the rating system in IMDb, it would be great to know everybody's (the ones who visit top-tens.com) opinion of these milestones of the golden age of Hollywood movies: the great noirs by the greats of Billy Wilder, Hitchcock or Orson Welles. Femme Fatales, sensuality, murder stories, detectives and dark moods combined with sad endings made this genre true.
The Top Ten
Sunset Blvd. Is one of the best movies of all time. And one of the best noirs as well. It is just a beautifully told story. - beasthound
Simply an essential Hollywood film.
The first film that springs to my mind when I hear the term noir. - truckturner
So cool and so dark... Double Indemnity is just about the slickest thriller I've ever seen. Billy Wilder is the undisputed master of dialogue.
Orson Welles. 'Nuff said. - InsertNameHere
This one gets my vote even though I can make strong cases for both the big sleep and the maltese falcon. the third man is one the best movies ever made but I don't consider that totally noir. Out of the Past is the most perfect example of this genre.
This is one you can watch over and over again. A masterpiece of noir.
OUT OF THE PAST SHOULD BE #1
ROBERT MITCHUM = FILM NOIR
This might be my favourite film of all time. Casablanca is also an excellent candidate, but this is more of a classic film noir. Humphrey Bogart is his usual charismatic self, and my favourite actor of all time, Peter Lorre, plays an important part. - beatles
This is still the best of the Noirs
It's one of my favorite movies ever, and Orson Welles best. Even better then Citizen Kane.
The beauty of Rita Hayworth--
Marilyn Monroe. Do I need to say more?
My favourite Hitchcock film, but I don't consider it noir. - truckturner
Hitchcock deserves more, guys.
But yes, Sunset is the best noir ever made, no doubt about it. - johnny_pt
Amazingly good in every respect.
Ingrid Bergman Cary Grant Alfred Hitchcock =?
Complex but good - Strobo