Showdown

The Grey

Best black-and-white films

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The Lighthouse is out and it’s time to spill yer beans… we want your top ten monochromatic feature films, whether they were made before color film was readily available, or made in color’s aftermath as an aesthetic choice (we’ll also accept color films that were released in black-and-chrome later). In a world of roto-scoping and facial de-aging and 60fps, it’s a high contrast when a director throws back to simpler, monochromatic times. Yes, a film is allowed if it features a story-enhancing burst of conscious color. So take control, go fish, and bring your choices out of the shadows.

Most mentioned

  • Psycho
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Casablanca
  • Schindler's List
  • Citizen Kane
  • Roma
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Raging Bull
  • Seven Samurai
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Frances Ha
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Third Man
  • The Apartment
  • Cold War
  • Persona
  • Eraserhead
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • La Haine

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Rackve 20 films

Leonard Shelby

Leonard Shelby 13 films

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Phil Olsen 54 films

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cinemansan 56 films

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Kyle 28 films

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Ivan 10 films

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matthewpchen 10 films

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George Anderson 10 films

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Wallace007 5 films

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Concreteandclay 10 films

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Or 10 films

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Ruth Scouller 30 films

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Andreas K 11 films

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Em 10 films

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Ingrid Bergman 15 films

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DonJohn80 10 films

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Davormkd 10 films

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Kabir Omerovic 13 films

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Kabir Omerovic 20 films

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Lucian 20 films

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tromafiend 14 films

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coppolino 15 films

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VladimirVader 10 films

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narwalker 10 films

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Zane 9 films

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Lívia Mello 10 films

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Valdac 10 films

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elvisisking 25 films

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Lovaloo 10 films

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DonDraper 50 films

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elfflame 10 films

AliBabba

AliBabba 46 films

Robert Shupe

Robert Shupe 10 films

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Adubis 8 films

Annikin

Annikin 10 films

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ari 💫 10 films

BBQbowser

BBQbowser 38 films

abby

abby 10 films

Paul Norman

Paul Norman 23 films

Geoff T 🎄

Geoff T 🎄 23 films

Ben

Ben 12 films

Lady Synth

Lady Synth 10 films

Muhammad Talha

Muhammad Talha 10 films

Daniel Earney

Daniel Earney 27 films

Rob March

Rob March 8 films

captnspaulding

captnspaulding 40 films

beatlestw

beatlestw 29 films

dadgumblah

dadgumblah 10 films

Sindre Haram

Sindre Haram 10 films

SAJ77

SAJ77 20 films

Jeff Estrada

Jeff Estrada 10 films

Kyle

Kyle 8 films

KWIKFIRE

KWIKFIRE 15 films

jakesp8

jakesp8 10 films

Ethan_Manley

Ethan_Manley 21 films

Troy Peterson

Troy Peterson 10 films

Somanymovies

Somanymovies 10 films

Rue Lumbroso

Rue Lumbroso 14 films

Maude

Maude 10 films

Sophia Suazo

Sophia Suazo 10 films

Quint

Quint 10 films

Will

Will 10 films

Mathias Mørch

Mathias Mørch 10 films

Curtis Evans

Curtis Evans 10 films

NihilBaxter

NihilBaxter 10 films

Finn Nicolas

Finn Nicolas 10 films

ScantySama

ScantySama 10 films

V. Vargas

V. Vargas 10 films

Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor 10 films

Charles O'Grady

Charles O'Grady 10 films

Daniel88

Daniel88 10 films

paddy hearst

paddy hearst 4 films

Andreas

Andreas 10 films

Chad Marriotti

Chad Marriotti 10 films

Rod T

Rod T 11 films

Ted C

Ted C 11 films

Sucheing

Sucheing 10 films

DisposableMiffy

DisposableMiffy 12 films

JTFX

JTFX 10 films

pegaflo

pegaflo 10 films

Adam William

Adam William 10 films

miserypop

miserypop 5 films