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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  • Grass

    501

  • A Paris Education

    502

  • Fortuna

    503

  • 3 Days in Quiberon

    504

  • Season of the Devil

    505

  • Slut in a Good Way

    506

  • 1985

    507

  • Leto

    508

  • Cold War

    509

  • Penny Palabras

    510

  • No. 1 Chung Ying Street

    511

  • Hotel by the River

    512

  • Roma

    513

  • What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?

    514

  • Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time

    515

  • O Beijo no Asfalto

    516

  • Where Man Returns

    517

  • Heimat Is a Space in Time

    518

  • Bait

    519

  • Elisa & Marcela

    520

  • Scandinavian Silence

    521

  • Song Without a Name

    522

  • The Lighthouse

    523

  • The Halt

    524

  • The Diary of Diana B.

    525

  • The Painted Bird

    526

  • Saturday Fiction

    527

  • Devil Between the Legs

    528

  • La Leyenda Negra

    529

  • The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror

    530

  • Whirlwind Season

    531

  • Bush Mama

    532

  • The Evil Deeds Of Cheriyachan

    533

  • Throne of Capricorn

    534

  • When the River Kabani Went Red

    535

  • The Tolling of the Bells

    536

  • Malpaso

    537

  • Love Marriage

    538

  • Public Hearing

    539

  • Gunda

    540

  • Viaje

    541

  • Mudas Mudanças

    542

  • Twanguero

    543

  • The Tuner

    544

  • Marino and Esmeralda

    545

  • Last and First Men

    546

  • Alpha

    547

  • The Moon Over the Alley

    548

  • The Way Home

    549

  • 19th-Century Georgian Chronicle

    550

  • Anchoress

    551

  • No Sympathy for the Devil

    552

  • My Blind Heart

    553

  • Ursa Minor

    554

  • The Red Dwarf

    555

  • Maanavan

    556

  • À tout de suite

    557

  • Mank

    558

  • Phantom Love

    559

  • Dissolution

    560

  • Malcolm & Marie

    561

  • The End of the Track

    562

  • American Torso

    563

  • Local Legends

    564

  • Eight Deadly Shots

    565

  • Sertânia

    566

  • Compasso de Espera

    567

  • Passion

    568

  • Ok, It's Fine

    569

  • Kalel, 15

    570

  • Poem

    571