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Black and white on purpose: 1970 - 2017 and beyond.

Movies where B&W cinematography is an aesthetic choice, after the industry standard was 100% color. Suggestions welcome!

I think I'm only going to do feature-length titles, because the B&W decision is so much easier to make in non-commercial contexts. Movies that alternate between black and white and color (to separate two narrative lines or for other reasons) aren't included, though sometimes it pains me. (8/30/2019: Right now, I am tentatively beginning to include films that are less than 100% B&W, but I haven't made a final decision yet and want to give it some in-depth thought some day when I have time.)

Some shorts, though:
Recess (Kiarostami, 1972)
Le Paysigiste/Mindscape (Jacques Drouin, 1976)
Une Generation (Philippe Grandrieux, 1982)
Umieranko/A Little…

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  • The Penal Colony

    1

  • The End of the Track

    2

  • Miss Nhung

    3

  • Days and Nights in the Forest

    4

  • Witchhammer

    5

  • The Pig

    6

  • The Honeymoon Killers

    7

  • The Wild Child

    8

  • Pasión dominguera

    9

  • Multiple Maniacs

    10

  • A Família do Barulho

    11

  • Funeral Rites

    12

  • Even Dwarfs Started Small

    13

  • The Coffee House

    14

  • Quiet Days in Clichy

    15

  • The Man Who Left His Will on Film

    16

  • Dällebach Kari

    17

  • Case for a Rookie Hangman

    18

  • Maanavan

    19

  • Gods of the Plague

    20

  • Stick It in Your Ear

    21

  • This Transient Life

    22

  • Barbara

    23

  • Loving Memory

    24

  • Reconstruction

    25

  • Heroic Purgatory

    26

  • The American Soldier

    27

  • Ice

    28

  • The Adversary

    29

  • Live Today, Die Tomorrow!

    30

  • San Domingo

    31

  • Mosaico

    32

  • There Once Was a Singing Blackbird

    33

  • Dastak

    34

  • Crazy Love

    35

  • Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaon

    36

  • Door Ka Raahi

    37

  • The Long Farewell

    38

  • One Day Before the Rainy Season

    39

  • Adrift on the Nile

    40

  • Odette Robert

    41

  • Samad va ghalicheyeh hazrat soleyman

    42

  • Anubhav

    43

  • Chhadmabeshi

    44

  • Love

    45

  • Demons

    46

  • Poompatta

    47

  • Brother Carl

    48

  • C.I.D. Nazir

    49

  • The Slightest Gesture

    50

  • Dhanyee Meye

    51

  • Cuadecuc, Vampir

    52

  • Sjors en Sjimmie en De Toverring

    53

  • Basic Training

    54

  • Officers

    55

  • Inn of Evil

    56

  • Rote Fahnen sieht man besser

    57

  • What Did You Do in the War, Thanassi?

    58

  • Company Limited

    59

  • Y que patatín, y que patatán

    60

  • The Last Picture Show

    61

  • The Telephone Book

    62

  • Summer in the City

    63

  • Na Boca da Noite

    64

  • The Salamander

    65

  • Trial on the Road

    66

  • Jangan Tinggal Daku

    67

  • Laksamana Do Re Mi

    68

  • Letter from the Wife

    69

  • Fragments of an Alms-Film

    70

  • The Cruel Sea

    71

  • Back to Anping Harbor

    72

  • Samad and Foolad Zereh, the ogre

    73

  • The Leopard

    74

  • A Cuban Fight Against Demons

    75

  • I Am a Son of America

    76

  • Duffer

    77

  • Kanna Nalama

    78

  • Kandavarundo

    79

  • Samad and Sami, Leila and Lili

    80

  • Tomorrow

    81

  • Matamgi Manipur

    82

  • Poem

    83

  • Sjors en Sjimmie en de Rebellen

    84

  • Akkarapacha

    85

  • Nathalie Granger

    86

  • Eight Deadly Shots

    87

  • The Goat Horn

    88

  • Postmane Kananilla

    89

  • Ponnunnjal

    90

  • The Society of the Spectacle

    91

  • Compasso de Espera

    92

  • The Stone Wedding

    93

  • Samad be madreseh miravad

    94

  • The Mother and the Whore

    95

  • Paper Moon

    96

  • Through and Through

    97

  • The Dupes

    98

  • Coup d'Etat

    99

  • A River Called Titas

    100