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The Best Black and White Movies of the Past 50 Years

What's one way to make a film stand out in a world of CGI and cutting edge VFX? More than ever, filmmakers are finding black and white gives a distinctive look and feel that isn't just for period fare. Every year, a handful of black and white movies remind viewers that living color isn't always the best way to tell your story.
By Janet W. Lee, Eli Countryman, Natalie Oganesyan
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The Last Picture Show (1971)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
2
Manhattan (1979)
Manhattan (1979)
3
Raging Bull (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
4
She's Gotta Have It (2017)
She's Gotta Have It (2017)
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5
Ed Wood (1994)
Ed Wood (1994)
6
Schindler's List (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
7
Pleasantville (1998)
Pleasantville (1998)
8
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
9
Sin City (2005)
Sin City (2005)
10
Control (2007)
Control (2007)
11
Persepolis (2007)
Persepolis (2007)
12
The Artist (2011)
The Artist (2011)
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13
Frankenweenie (2012)
Frankenweenie (2012)
14
Frances Ha (2013)
Frances Ha (2013)
15
Nebraska (2013)
Nebraska (2013)
16
Cold War (2018)
Cold War (2018)
17
The Lighthouse (2019)
The Lighthouse (2019)
18
Roma (2018)
Roma (2018)
19
Mank (2020)
Mank (2020)
20
The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)
The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)
21
Passing (2021)
Passing (2021)
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