film noir

Definitions of film noir
  1. noun
    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”
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    film, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show
    a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
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