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Noun: film noir
  1. A movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters
    "film noir was applied by French critics to describe American thriller or detective films in the 1940s";
    - noir

Derived forms: films noir

Type of: film, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show

Encyclopedia: Film noir