8 creepy-sexy film noir flicks you can watch on Netflix right now



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"Basic Instinct" is a must-watch for anyone interested in film noir.


French film critic Nino Frank came up with the term "film noir" (translation: "black cinema") back in 1946 to describe Hollywood films with dark themes.

Fast forward to today: you can peruse 100 of the most iconic film noir flicks from the past century in Taschen's weighty new tome, Film Noir. 100 All-Time Favorites.

And currently, you can watch eight of these films on Netflix. Taken together, books and movies make for the perfect weekend binge.