Although almost since the birth of film there have been various color(ized ) movies for the first few decades black and white* was the dominant use. After the 1930s the use of color started to rise until it became the standard in the mid 60s. But even after that filmmakers still continued to make films in black & white, mostly for artistic reason. In this poll we chose our favorite contemporary black and white (b&w) movies.
*Yes smarty pants among us , black and white are also colors but for convenience sake in common language there is a distinction between color and black & white movies
B&W movies are movies that are primarily shot in b&w; a movie that has a little intro and/or outro in color but for most part is in b&w should count, in contrary one flashback in b&w doesn't a b&w movie make. There weren't exact rules for what primarily entails, this was up to each voters own judgement. In discussions before the general division between "normal/old" and contemporary b&w movies was set around 1968, because around that time color really became the standard world-wide. There wasn't a strict cut-off year either, but this was also up to the voters discretion. To sum up contemporary black and white movies are primarily shot in b&w and made after +/- 1968.
Please feel free to discuss the list, the films, and any entries that you're happy (or unhappy) about, whether you submitted a list or not, but please try to be courteous when doing so. Due to the nature of the list there are many people who dislike entries, so just saying you dislike a movie or don't understand other people voting for it doesn't really add anything meaningful. Contrary it could be nice to hear from people who didn't vote for a movie but still liked it anyhow. When quoting a post with images it's best if you remove the image unless it's directly relevant to what you're posting.
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