The Best Noir Films Made in the Past 20 Year

Below is a list of the top 10 noir films of the past 20 years. 

With so many to choose from, we kept things English language purely for easy wrangling. 

In the Cut

Cut presents sex as confounding, inappropriate, and utterly delicious, often at the same time. 


The fun of Drive, if this wonderful but grim affair can support such a word, is witnessing how a different kind of protagonist upends noir trappings. 

The Lookout

Gordon-Levitt is tremendous as Chris, a character who struggles to understand himself, never mind the people around him.  

A History of Violence 

After a mirage of success, things go downhill in a hurry for our leads. A History of Violence essentially begins at that moment.