Introduction to Black-and-White films

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Modern viewers tend to be biased against black and white films. Here are some great films in black and white that can help modern audiences dip their toes into the b&w pool.

List is ranked in chronological order.

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    The Kid

    1921, in 14 top lists Check
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    The General

    1926, in 31 top lists Check
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    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 33 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933, in 27 top lists Check
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    A Night at the Opera

    1935, in 15 top lists Check
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    My Man Godfrey

    1936, in 12 top lists Check
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    Swing Time

    1936, in 13 top lists Check
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    Stagecoach

    1939, in 20 top lists Check
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    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 24 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
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    To Be or Not to Be

    1942, in 22 top lists Check
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    Brief Encounter

    1945, in 21 top lists Check
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    La belle et la bête

    1946 — a.k.a. Beauty and the Beast, in 24 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 30 top lists Check
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    Red River

    1948, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
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    All About Eve

    1950, in 24 top lists Check
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    Ace in the Hole

    1951, in 18 top lists Check
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    A Streetcar Named Desire

    1951, in 15 top lists Check
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    Le salaire de la peur

    1953 — a.k.a. The Wages of Fear, in 24 top lists Check
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    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 33 top lists Check
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    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 31 top lists Check
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    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 30 top lists Check
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    Paths of Glory

    1957, in 25 top lists Check
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    Touch of Evil

    1958, in 28 top lists Check
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    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 34 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    El Ángel Exterminador

    1962 — a.k.a. The Exterminating Angel, in 17 top lists Check
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    Seppuku

    1962 — a.k.a. Harakiri, in 15 top lists Check
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    Tengoku to jigoku

    1963 — a.k.a. High and Low, in 14 top lists Check
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 33 top lists Check
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    La battaglia di Algeri

    1966 — a.k.a. The Battle of Algiers, in 27 top lists Check
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    Persona

    1966, in 25 top lists Check
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    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
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    Young Frankenstein

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
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    Eraserhead

    1977, in 18 top lists Check
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    Manhattan

    1979, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Elephant Man

    1980, in 15 top lists Check
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    Raging Bull

    1980, in 30 top lists Check
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    Schindler's List

    1993, in 32 top lists Check
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    Clerks

    1994, in 8 top lists Check
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    Ed Wood

    1994, in 8 top lists Check
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    La haine

    1995 — a.k.a. La Haine, in 14 top lists Check
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    Pi

    1998, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Artist

    2011, in 8 top lists Check
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    Roma

    2018, in 15 top lists
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    The Lighthouse

    2019, in 1 top list
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Last updated on Feb 14, 2020 by beasterne;