The release of the long awaited “Blade Runner 2049” is more than a good enough reason to take a look at some other films which that could also fit well within the fascinating neo-noir genre.
Neo-noir can be ambiguous to describe, as it is a contemporary rendition of the cycle of film noirs of the 1940s and ’50s. In broad terms, films which fit into the genre often involve a central crime set against an atmospheric gloom, in which the binary line between good and evil is blurred by its nuanced protagonists.
Other than showcasing the psychological implications of the characters it portrays amid a dysfunctional and corrupted society (which classical film noir also did extensively), neo-noirs have broader implications on society itself, featuring themes such as distrust of authority and pessimism.
In this gallery are eight picks all currently streaming on Netflix, traveling from the streets of Los Angeles to the criminal underworld of Boston to the far-off future.