The 25 Best Black And White Movies of All Timeby malthe-tuxen | created - 08 Jan 2019 | updated - 6 days ago | Public
My 25 personal favorite black and white movies of all time.
Nosferatu (1922) Battleship Potemkin (1925) The General (1926) City Lights (1931) The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Sullivan's Travels (1941) Brief Encounter (1945) The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946) Los Olvidados (1950) Ace In The Hole (1951) The Wages Of Fear (1953) Roman Holiday (1953) On The Waterfront (1954) Ordet (1955) The Night Of The Hunter (1955) Wild Strawberries (1957) Touch of Evil (1958) La Dolce Vita (1960) Viridiana (1961) What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962) Band of Outsiders (1964) Dr. Strangelove (1964) Repulsion (1965) Persona (1966) Night Of The Living Dead (1968) Young Frankenstein (1974) The Elephant Man (1980) The Artist (2011) Roma (2018)
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2. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 568,223 | Gross: $32.00M
3. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.
Votes: 379,261 | Gross: $1.59M
5. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
Votes: 497,385 | Gross: $1.02M
6. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Votes: 231,595 | Gross: $25.00M
7. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Votes: 144,382 | Gross: $2.11M
9. La Grande Illusion (1937)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War
During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.
Votes: 32,258 | Gross: $0.17M
10. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Votes: 1,152,188 | Gross: $96.90M
12. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
PG | 122 min | Drama
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
Votes: 94,891 | Gross: $8.00M
16. The Seventh Seal (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
17. Raging Bull (1980)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.
Votes: 304,934 | Gross: $23.38M
18. The Third Man (1949)
Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.
Votes: 151,395 | Gross: $0.45M
19. Paths of Glory (1957)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, War
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
20. Ed Wood (1994)
R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of talent.
Votes: 160,899 | Gross: $5.89M
21. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Votes: 101,996 | Gross: $9.60M
22. Sunrise (1927)
Passed | 94 min | Drama, Romance
An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.
Votes: 45,092 | Gross: $0.54M
23. Seven Samurai (1954)
Not Rated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Votes: 299,068 | Gross: $0.27M