Nick Bartlett came up with his list of Our 15 Favorite Underrated Film Noirs. I’m a huge film noir fan and Bartlett’s list is a good one. Before you click over, using just his list, here are my top three and thoughts on each.
1. The Set-Up. While I wouldn’t classify this film as underrated, since it is on Bartlett’s list and is my favorite of the bunch. I place it in the top spot. If you haven’t seen The Set-Up, you should. It is a classic.
2. The Breaking Point. I didn’t see this film until the last year or so and wonder why I waited so long. Definitely underrated and definitely worth a watch!
3. Elevator to the Gallows is another film I just came to see in the last few years. What a cool concept. After killing his lover’s husband the killer becomes trapped in an elevator. His lover begins to have doubts when he doesn’t show up for their getaway… add in a cool Miles Davis score and you’ve got an underrated noir!