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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  • Watch Out, Madame

    1

  • The Penal Colony

    2

  • The Pig

    3

  • Days and Nights in the Forest

    4

  • Witchhammer

    5

  • The Honeymoon Killers

    6

  • The Wild Child

    7

  • Pasión dominguera

    8

  • Multiple Maniacs

    9

  • A Família do Barulho

    10

  • Samskara

    11

  • Even Dwarfs Started Small

    12

  • The Coffee House

    13

  • Quiet Days in Clichy

    14

  • The Man Who Left His Will on Film

    15

  • Dällebach Kari

    16

  • Goin' Down the Road

    17

  • Gods of the Plague

    18

  • Case for a Rookie Hangman

    19

  • Stick It in Your Ear

    20

  • This Transient Life

    21

  • Barbara

    22

  • Loving Memory

    23

  • Reconstruction

    24

  • Heroic Purgatory

    25

  • The American Soldier

    26

  • The Adversary

    27

  • Live Today, Die Tomorrow!

    28

  • San Domingo

    29

  • Mosaico

    30

  • There Once Was a Singing Blackbird

    31

  • Dastak

    32

  • Crazy Love

    33

  • Duffer

    34

  • Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaon

    35

  • Door Ka Raahi

    36

  • The Long Farewell

    37

  • One Day Before the Rainy Season

    38

  • Adrift on the Nile

    39

  • Anubhav

    40

  • Chhadmabeshi

    41

  • Love

    42

  • Adrift

    43

  • Demons

    44

  • Poompatta

    45

  • Trial on the Road

    46

  • C.I.D. Nazir

    47

  • The Slightest Gesture

    48

  • Dhanni Meye

    49

  • Cuadecuc, Vampir

    50

  • Basic Training

    51

  • Odette Robert

    52

  • Officers

    53

  • Inn of Evil

    54

  • What Did You Do in the War, Thanassi?

    55

  • Company Limited

    56

  • Y que patatín, y que patatán

    57

  • Summer in the City

    58

  • The Last Picture Show

    59

  • The Telephone Book

    60

  • Na Boca da Noite

    61

  • The Salamander

    62

  • Jangan Tinggal Daku

    63

  • Laksemana Do Re Mi

    64

  • Letter from the Wife

    65

  • Fragments of an Alms-Film

    66

  • The Leopard

    67

  • A Cuban Fight Against Demons

    68

  • I Am a Son of America

    69

  • Tomorrow

    70

  • Nathalie Granger

    71

  • Ponnunnjal

    72

  • The Society of the Spectacle

    73

  • The Stone Wedding

    74

  • A River Called Titas

    75

  • The Mother and the Whore

    76

  • Paper Moon

    77

  • Through and Through

    78

  • The Dupes

    79

  • Coup d'Etat

    80

  • Descomedidos y chascones

    81

  • Nirmalyam

    82

  • Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave

    83

  • Reason, Debate and a Story

    84

  • The Traveler

    85

  • 27 Down

    86

  • The Man Who Sleeps

    87

  • Aval Oru Thodar Kathai

    88

  • Alice in the Cities

    89

  • Effi Briest

    90

  • Dale nomás

    91

  • Lust for Gold

    92

  • Lenny

    93

  • Femmes femmes

    94

  • Les Hautes solitudes

    95

  • Young Frankenstein

    96

  • Wedding Trough

    97

  • Je, Tu, Il, Elle

    98

  • What Shall I Do with This Sword?

    99

  • Restricted Area

    100