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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.

'Movies like No Country for Old Men': Neo-Western Action/Crime

Neo-Westerns respect the structure and traditions of the western genre, but take place in contemporary America - showing just how many true cowboys there still are out there! Check out our 'Neo-Western Drama' list for the soppier side of the genre.

'Shouldn't Have Started the Civil War, Then': Southern Gothic Tales

Southern gothic describes films set in the American south, with deeply flawed, occasionally grotesque characters inhabiting areas in decline. While the genre has its roots in literary giants like Faulkner and Williams, the movies in this collection are only from the 1990s onwards. Make sure to check out recent addition 'Winter's Bone' for a great, gritty coming-of-age story!

'In and Out': Modern Heist Thrillers

Although you would probably be less thrilled if it were your hard-earned money being taken, nothing spells excitement like a good heist flick. Check out the best modern cinema has to offer, including modern classic 'Ocean's 11', gritty Bostonian addition 'The Town', and British gem 'Sexy Beast'.

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