Community Curated: Colorful Films

Inspired by our Film Studies Online discussion of THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG on February 8, we asked you for films that have brilliantly vibrant palettes.

From quirky (The Grand Budapest Hotel) to international (Dreams) to comics-inspired (Dick Tracy), BMFI patrons share their favorite colorful movies.

  • What Dreams May Come
  • Amélie
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • The Red Shoes
  • Dick Tracy
  • La La Land
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Hero
  • The Fall
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Dreams
  • Black Narcissus
  • Suspiria
  • Days of Heaven
  • Midsommar
  • Life of Pi
  • Promising Young Woman
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Last Emperor
  • Juliet of the Spirits
  • Vertigo
  • Speed Racer
  • Bunraku
  • Pleasantville
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  • Ran
  • Big Fish
  • Avalon
  • Dune
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse
  • The Handmaiden
  • Fantasia
  • Tangled
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Mission
  • Black Sabbath
  • Millennium Actress
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
  • Paddington
  • The Middle Men
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Dolls
  • The Red Balloon
  • In the Mood for Love
  • West Side Story
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • A Little Princess
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Hamlet
  • Blue Velvet
  • Django Unchained
  • The Long, Long Trailer
  • Dredd
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Kundun
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Waking Life
  • The Fifth Element
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Oscar and Lucinda
  • Avatar
  • Babette's Feast
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • An Autumn Afternoon
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • The Ballad of Narayama
  • Do the Right Thing
  • The Warriors
  • A Star Is Born
  • Mary Poppins
  • Lola Montès
  • Three Colors: White
  • Stellar
  • Blow-Up
  • Enter the Void
  • Across the Universe
  • Elvira Madigan
  • Toys
  • The Aviator
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Kagemusha
  • A Woman Is a Woman
  • Drive
  • Two Weeks in Another Town
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Yeelen
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Funny Face