Noirvember on Kanopy

Ready for cynical heroes, intricate plots, and underlying existentialism? Sounds like you’re ready to get moody with Kanopy's Noirvember collection. The cinematic term film noir originated in France after WWII to describe stylish, dramatic American thriller or detective films in the 1940s and ‘50s but was only widely adopted by the American film community in the 1970s. Since then, these influential cinematic works have grown in popularity, as modern filmmakers use similar aesthetics in what we now label neo-noir. Whether you’re looking to dive into the dark world of the classic genre or want to see what updates have been made to keep the concept fresh, you can explore Kanopy's Noir Collection. 

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Find Classic, Neo, and Newly Added Noir here:

The Hitch-Hiker



The Big Knife

Sudden Fear