Best Neo-Noir Films of the 80s

Neo-noir is a style often seen in modern motion pictures and other forms that prominently utilize elements of film noir, but with updated themes, content, style, visual elements or media that were absent in films noir of the 1940s and 1950s.

40. Slam Dance (1987) – Wayne Wang
39. I, The Jury (1982) – Richard T. Heffron
38. Murphy’s Law (1986) – J. Lee Thompson
37. Body Double (1984) – Brian De Palma
36. 8 Million Ways To Die (1986) – Hal Ashby
35. The Border (1982) – Tony Richardson
34. Against All Odds (1984) – Taylor Hackford
33. The Dead Pool (1988) – Buddy Van Horn
32. True Confessions (1981) – Ulu Grosbard
31. Year Of The Dragon (1985) – Michael Cimino
30. Cop (1988) – James B. Harris
29. Sudden Impact (1983) – Clint Eastwood
28. Still Of The Night (1982) – Robert Benton
27. Mike’s Murder (1984) – James Bridges
26. Black Rain (1989) – Ridley Scott
25. Tightrope (1984) – Clint Eastwood
24. Sea Of Love (1989) – Harold Becker
23. Trouble In Mind (1985) – Alan Rudolph
22. Kill Me Again (1989) – John Dahl
21. Eyewitness (1981) – Peter Yates
20. Fatal Attraction (1987) – Adrian Lyne
19. Thief (1981) – Michael Mann
18. D.O.A. (1988) – Annabel Jankel
17. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) – Richard Donner
16. Cutter’s Way (1981) – Ivan Passer
15. The Big Easy (1987) – Jim McBride
14. Jagged Edge (1985) – Richard Marquand
13. Dressed To Kill (1980) – Brian De Palma
12. To Live And Die In L.A. (1985) – William Friedkin
11. No Way Out (1987) – Roger Donaldson
10. Manhunter (1986) – Michael Mann
09. Lethal Weapon (1987) – Richard Donner
08. Angel Heart (1987) – Alan Parker
07. Prince Of The City (1981) – Sidney Lumet
06. House Of Games (1987) – David Mamet
05. Body Heat (1981) – Lawrence Kasdan
04. Witness (1985) – Peter Weir
03. Die Hard (1988) – John McTiernan
02. Blood Simple (1984) – Joel Coen
01. Blue Velvet (1986) – David Lynch

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