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25 Essential Movies to Get a Start in Film Noir

If you've ever been intrigued by Film Noir, a genre that existed in the 1940s and 1950s before becoming Neo-Noir, but don't really know where you should start, here are 25 essential movies to get you going.
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Ace in the Hole (1951)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
2
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
3
The Big Combo (1955)
The Big Combo (1955)
4
The Big Heat (1953)
The Big Heat (1953)
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5
The Big Sleep (1946)
The Big Sleep (1946)
6
Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity (1944)
7
Gilda (1946)
Gilda (1946)
8
In a Lonely Place (1950)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
9
Key Largo (1948)
Key Largo (1948)
10
The Killers (1946)
The Killers (1946)
11
The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
12
Laura (1944)
Laura (1944)
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13
The Lost Weekend (1945)
The Lost Weekend (1945)
14
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
15
Out of the Past (1947)
Out of the Past (1947)
16
Scarlet Street (1945)
Scarlet Street (1945)
17
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
18
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
19
The Stranger (1946)
The Stranger (1946)
20
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
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21
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
22
The Third Man (1949)
The Third Man (1949)
23
Touch of Evil (1958)
Touch of Evil (1958)
24
White Heat (1949)
White Heat (1949)
25
The Woman in the Window (1944)
The Woman in the Window (1944)
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