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Modern Texas Noir Crime

'Blood Simple' set the standard for Texas Noir, and movies like 'Cold in July' and 'Hell or High Water' are bringing it back in a big way; enjoy these examples of the genre, from after the year 2000.

'Put Away Childish Things': Indie Comings-of-Age

Modern independent dramas portraying the tumultuous transitions of adolescents into slightly older adolescents. Make sure to check out 'I Believe in Unicorns' for a great new film from director Leah Meyerhoff, depicting an imaginative teenage girl's attempt to grapple with the premature onset of adulthood's responsibilities.

The Lives of Poor White People

This list takes its title from a New Yorker article, and its contents from directors focusing on the lives of white Americans who must struggle against severe economic depression, often in the Rust-Belt or deep South.

'Movies Like The Bling Ring': Bad Boys n' Girls

From 'Spring Breakers' to 'City of God' these modern movies justify senior citizens' concerns world over, with their host of morally bankrupt young protagonists dismantling society from the inside out!

'Movies Like Spring Breakers': Indie Crime Thrillers

Movies in the vein of 'Charlie Countryman': taking classic crime cinema themes and giving them a modern, indie spin. Some films are foreign, some simply under-publicized, but all are guaranteed to give you a fresh appreciation of the genre!

'Not Faded to Black': 21st Century Crime Noir

Movies in the vein of 'Drive': sleek, sexy, dark, pessimistic, and gritty, these contemporary Crime-Noirs prove the genre has not faded to black; make sure to check out 'Blue Ruin' for a recent addition to the oeuvre!

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