The Top Film Noir Links on the Net

THE MOTHER OF ALL FILM NOIR LINK PAGES

We love film noir and neonoir films, and the genre’s influence is evident in the films that we make. Two of our films, Shades of Day and Notes from the New World, recently won gold and bronze awards, respectively, at the 2016 L.A. Neo Noir, Novel, Film, and Script Festival.

The more we write about film noir, and the more neo-noir films we make, the more we realize that there is a whole community enamored with this genre. And we’re not simply talking about people who review noir films, or list their favorite ones. There are essays covering everything from the history of the genre to its most memorable heroines; there are public domain films, free to watch for anyone, or sites completely dedicated to movie title screens. There is a wealth of information whose breadth is astounding.

We decided that we should start collecting those sites and sharing them with our film noir fans. This is a list of the best, funniest, most intriguing film noir websites out there. If we’re missing something, please write us a note and let us know!

FOUNDATIONS & FILM FESTIVALS

  • Noir City [The most famous film noir festival in the world]
  • The Film Noir Foundation [A good cause if there ever was one. This non-profit benefit corporation’s mission is to preserve the heritage and history of film noir, cooperating with film studios to restore and release old noir classics]

GENERAL INFO

REVIEWS AND ESSAYS

TOP LISTS

FREE VIDEOS

  • Archive.org [The Wayback Machine’s collection of free noir films to watch online]
  • Open Culture [60 noir films, for free!]

DISCUSSION FORUMS, NEWSLETTERS AND MAILING LISTS

  • Reddit -filmnoir [The film noir section where all redditors chat about their favorite films]
  • All That Noir [The world’s only hard copy newsletter devoted to the shadowy world of film noir]
  • The Blackboard [An old-school discussion forum about film noir]
  • Rara-Avis [a mailing list devoted to the discussion of hardboiled and noir writing]

SOCIAL MEDIA AND PODCASTS

IMAGES

MERCHANDISE

Vanes Naldi

Spent over a decade discussing the merits (and lack thereof!) of Korean cinema and television on several websites and publications. Translator, digital marketer and social media strategist by day, roamer of the moody chiaroscuro worlds of film noir by night.

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