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Black and White Films
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36 / F / US
Posted 4/6/15 , edited 4/7/15
I'm fine with black and white or color but I do find that black and white can really add to the experience. Classic noir in black and white enhances the atmosphere of the storytelling so much that when a few were released in color there was outrage from a small but vocal fanbase. Also, watching Japanese classic cinema isn't the same in color. Kurosawa did a number of color features and they were very fine but his best work was in black and white simply because he was a genius with shadow play and lighting.
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41 / M / MA, USA
Posted 4/20/15 , edited 4/20/15
B/W and Color films have different ways of creating atmosphere, mood, and style. There is something with B/W at its best that is hard to do with color, and I like color films. The best thing about color films are the ability to create a moving painting, to create a metaphoric sense in their useage. As my favorite B/W films.

Branded to Kill
Seven Samurai
Night of the Living Dead(1968)
Raging Bull
Duck Soup
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Black Rain(Shohei Imamura)
Rancho Notorious
Dr Mabuse the Gambler
Safety Last
Strangers on a Train
Born to Kill
8 1/2
The Big Parade
Story of a Prostitute
Double Indemnity
Jules and Jim
A Night at the Opera
Last Year at Marienbad
Der Verlorene (1951)
The General(1926)
Devil Strikes at Midnight
Beat the Devil
Modern Times
Ball of Fire
The Wages of Fear
Night of the Hunter
Samurai Rebellion
In a Lonely Place
High Noon
The Big Heat
My Man Godfrey
An Inn in Tokyo
His Girl Friday
Pandora's Box
Le Corbeau
Steel Helmet
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Posted 4/24/15 , edited 4/25/15
Don't watch a lot B&W films, but here are some I've enjoyed very much.

Paths of Glory
12 Angry men
All Quiet On the Western Front
The Grapes of Wrath
To Kill a Mockingbird
Dr. Strangelove
Der Blaue Engel

Also, while it's not a film, I love the classic Twilight Zone hosted by Rod Serling.
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26 / F / The moon
Posted 5/5/15 , edited 5/5/15
I love them, but psycho is cursed. Every time I watch it something bad happens.
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25 / F
Posted 5/11/15 , edited 5/11/15
I've seen TONS of old b&w movies in my film studies classes.

Off the top of my head:
Double Indemnity
Father of the Bride
Posted 5/26/15 , edited 5/27/15

OMG...Dictator...THE BALL.....*headdesks in fit of laughter*

I was raised with all of the greats ^_^ TCM was my best friend growing up!! Ben Hur, Quo Vadis, nearly anything James Cagney is a BIG fav of mine! Great twists like 'Laura' and 'Sitting Pretty' (a grown EXTREMELY educated man who babysits children ), How Green Was My Valley, you know it ^_~ I could on on for literally HOURS.

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Posted 6/4/15 , edited 6/4/15
The artist was a fantastic film done in the style of the silent films, especially love how they did the nightmare scene, as a former film student, it's a great piece for analysis.
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26 / F / New Jersey
Posted 11/3/15 , edited 11/4/15
The Big Sleep
The Night of the Hunter
The Bad Seed
What ever happened to Baby Jane?
Sorry Wrong Number
King Creole
Leave Her to Heaven

And many more!
Posted 11/3/15 , edited 11/4/15
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is one of my favorite movies.
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F / Colorado
Posted 11/6/15 , edited 11/7/15
The Ghost and Mrs Muir - always brings me to tears

It's a Wonderful Life
Seven Samurai
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
A Christmas Carol
The Wolf man
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30 / M / Oxnard
Posted 11/8/15 , edited 11/9/15
I really love the old Universal Horror classics. They have great atmosphere, and i remember correctly some don't even have music in them.
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F / United Kingdom
Posted 11/19/15 , edited 11/20/15
The only black and white film I've seen is Seven Samurai but it was awesome
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Posted 11/23/15 , edited 11/24/15
I'm a fan of any of Kurosawa's work that has Toshiro Mifune. I also enjoyed Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
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30 / M / Minnesota
Posted 11/29/15 , edited 11/29/15
Some great movies have been in black and white, some of my picks would be
Battleship Potemkin
The Bicycle Thieves
It's a Wonderful Life
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Grapes of Wrath
A Raisin in the Sun

Does The Artist and Good Night and Good Luck count? Both were modern but also in black and white.
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24 / F / ireland
Posted 2/21/16 , edited 2/21/16
Watched 'A coffee in Berlin' (aka Oh Boy!) recently. Was pretty good.

Related to much to the main character, the in your 20's fear of not having your life together
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