Soylent Green is, or eventually is, OUT; all sci-fi is out. The Big Lebowski is out, last I looked.
True Confessions (IMDb 6.3) and The Two Jakes (6.2) should be candidates. I like both of these a lot. And the mechanical reason why they are not, or not yet, is their IMDb score. These trial runs used IMDb ratings as a method of ranking the neo-noirs.
Everything about this endeavor is, for me, tentative. I'm not really prepared to accomplish it. I doubt if Don and I could agree in detail, and I suggest we go our different ways on this kind of thing.
I've gotten lost in all the lists, and gave it up. I found it very hard to find really great neo-noirs, unlike the case with classic noirs. I found using IMDb ratings didn't really help matters. I found it hard to distinguish the quality of many reasonably good but not great neo-noirs. I found I needed to watch many of them again, and I needed a firmer grasp on what defines a neo-noir.
For example, I re-watched Cold Comes the Night (2013), A History of Violence (2005), Michael Clayton (2007), and Drive (2011).
Their IMDb ratings are 5.7, 7.4, 7.2, and 7.8, respectively. None of these are great movies, IMHO. Using Maltin's 4 star scale, I'd rate them 2.5, 2.5, 3 and 2.5, respectively. To be more accurate, I could go to 2.75 for the ones I have at 2.5.
This is how I feel about many neo-noirs. I find it hard to find many that I'd rate 3.5 or 4.
I haven't seen The Two Jakes and True Confessions in a long, long time. These are more like 3* for me. Addendum: The Two Jakes I give 2.5, watched it again.
I think that maybe retro neo-noirs should be kept distinct from the rest.