Film Noir is (Not) For Lovers

Which is probably why I love it so much. Here are some of my favorites from the best years (1941-1955)
  1. The Big Heat (1953, dir. Fritz Lang)
  2. The Lady from Shanghai (1947, dir. Orson Welles)
  3. Gaslight (1944, dir. George Cukor)
  4. Gun Crazy (1950, dir. Joseph H. Lewis)
  5. The Night of the Hunter (1955, dir. Charles Laughton)
  6. Leave Her to Heaven (1945, dir. John M. Stahl)
  7. Double Indemnity (1944, dir. Billy Wilder)
  8. I Wake Up Screaming (1941, dir. Bruce Humberstone)
  9. Laura (1944, dir. Otto Preminger)
  10. Detour (1945, dir. Edgar G. Ulmer)
  11. In a Lonely Place (1950, dir. Nicholas Ray)
  12. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950, dir. Otto Preminger)
  13. The Blue Dahlia (1946, dir. George Marshall)
  14. Caught (1949, dir. Max Opuls)
  15. Impact (1949, dir. Arthur Lubin)
  16. Gilda (1946, dir. Charles Vidor)
  17. No Man of Her Own (1950, dir. Mitchell Leisen)
  18. Niagara (1953, dir. Henry Hathaway)
  19. Scarlet Street (1945, dir. Fritz Lang)
  20. Night and the City (1950, dir. Jules Dassin)
  21. Sudden Fear (1952, dir. David Miller)
  22. Out of the Past (1947, dir. Jacques Tourneur)
  23. Kiss Me Deadly (1955, dir. Robert Aldrich)
  24. The Blue Gardenia (1953, dir. Fritz Lang)
  25. Angel Face (1952, dir. Otto Preminger)