List of black-and-white films produced since 1970

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Since the 1970s, fiction feature films have been filmed almost exclusively in color. Before this time, most dramas were filmed in black-and-white while escapist fare, such as Westerns, musicals and comedies, were in color. Still, films from the last few decades are occasionally presented in black-and-white, sometimes due to budget constraints. This is a list of notable feature films whose majority of running time is in black-and-white or monochrome/sepia tone and made after the 1960s. Many modern black-and-white films are shot in color and converted in post-production.[1][2]

Note: This list does not include short films or documentary films.

2010s[edit]

Film Year Partial color
L'arbitro 2013 No
Computer Chess 2013 Yes
Escape from Tomorrow 2013 No
Ida 2013 No
Field in England, AA Field in England 2013 No
Nebraska 2013 No
Blancanieves 2012 No
Caesar Must Die 2012 Yes
Frances Ha 2012 No
Frankenweenie 2012 No
Much Ado About Nothing 2012 No
Oh Boy! 2012 No
Tabu 2012 No
Alois Nebel 2011 No
Artist, TheThe Artist 2011 No
Color Wheel, TheThe Color Wheel 2011 No
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story 2011 No
Day He Arrives, TheThe Day He Arrives 2011 No
Heleno 2011 No
Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), TheThe Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) 2011 Yes
Keyhole 2011 No
Turin Horse, TheThe Turin Horse 2011 No
Bunny Game, TheThe Bunny Game 2010 No
Dark and Stormy Night 2010 No
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench 2010 No

2000s[edit]

Film Year Partial color
Lost Skeleton Returns Again, TheThe Lost Skeleton Returns Again 2009 Yes
Antichrist 2009 Yes
City of Life and Death 2009 No
Polytechnique 2009 No
Rewers 2009 Yes
Stingray Sam 2009 No
Tetro 2009 Yes
White Ribbon, TheThe White Ribbon 2009 No
House of the Damned 2008 No
Fear(s) of the Dark 2008 Yes
Frontier of the Dawn 2008 No
Melancholia 2008 No
Somers Town 2008 Yes
Aegri Somnia 2008 Yes
Zift 2008 No
Control 2007 No
Dr. Plonk 2007 No
In Search of a Midnight Kiss 2007 No
J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster 2007 No
Dreamscape 2007 No
Antena, LaLa Antena 2007 No
León, LaLa León 2007 No
Man from London, TheThe Man from London 2007 No
Mist, TheThe Mist (alternate video version) 2007 Yes
Persepolis 2007 Yes
Factory Girl 2006 Yes
Ten Canoes 2006 Yes
Destination Mars 2006 No
Good German, TheThe Good German 2006 No
Asudem 2006 No
Brand Upon the Brain! 2006 Yes
Automatons 2006 No
Slow Days 2006 No
Bridge, TheThe Bridge 2006 Yes
Renaissance 2006 Yes
13 Tzameti 2005 No
Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove 2005 No
, Äideistä parhainÄideistä parhain 2005 No
Mutual Appreciation 2005 No
Night of the Day of the Dawn Part 3 2005 No
Call of Cthulhu, TheThe Call of Cthulhu 2005 No
Angel-A 2005 No
Ashes and Snow 2005 No
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, TheThe Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 2005 No
Dark Horse 2005 Yes
Good Night, and Good Luck 2005 No
Notorious Bettie Page, TheThe Notorious Bettie Page 2005 Yes
Regular Lovers 2005 No
Sin City 2005 Yes
Aaltra 2004 No
, À tout de suiteÀ tout de suite 2004 No
After the Apocalypse 2004 No
Evolution of a Filipino Family 2004 No
Late Bloomer 2004 No
Temporada de patos 2004 No
Coffee and Cigarettes 2003 No
Thousand Clouds of Peace, AA Thousand Clouds of Peace 2003 No
Cowards Bend the Knee 2003 No
Saddest Music in the World, TheThe Saddest Music in the World 2003 Yes
Woodenhead 2003 No
Sin Destino 2002 Yes
Don't Ask Don't Tell 2002 No
Back Against the Wall 2002 No
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary 2002 Yes
The Box Head Revolution 2002 No
Memento 2001 Yes
Mongoland 2001 Yes
Man Who Wasn't There, TheThe Man Who Wasn't There 2001 No
In Praise of Love 2001 Yes
Don's Plum 2001 No
American Astronaut, TheThe American Astronaut 2001 No
Bolivia 2001 No
Return to Innocence 2001 Yes
Electric Dragon 80.000 V 2001 No
25 Watts 2001 No
Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, TheThe Lost Skeleton of Cadavra 2001 No
Judy Berlin 2000 No
Acne 2000 No
Werckmeister Harmonies 2000 No
Snake of June, AA Snake of June 2000 No
Commune (Paris, 1871), LaLa Commune (Paris, 1871) 2000 No
Eureka 2000 Yes
Devils on the Doorstep 2000 No

1990s[edit]

Film Year Partial color
Girl on the Bridge 1999 No
Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras 1999 No
Tuvalu 1999 Yes
Chi Girl 1999 No
Wisconsin Death Trip 1999 Yes
Juha 1999 No
Man of the Century 1999 No
Okraina 1998 No
Of Freaks and Men 1998 Yes
Following 1998 No
Capuccino 1998 No
Celebrity 1998 No
City, TheThe City 1998 No
General, TheThe General 1998 No
Samurai Fiction 1998 No
Red Dwarf, TheThe Red Dwarf 1998 No
Bullet Ballet 1998 No
Pi 1998 No
American History X 1998 Yes
Pleasantville 1998 Yes
24 7: Twenty Four Seven 1997 No
How to Cheat in the Leaving Certificate 1997 No
Leather Jacket Love Story 1997 No
Tango Lesson, TheThe Tango Lesson 1997 Yes
Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day 1996 No
Drawing Flies 1996 No
Foreign Land 1996 No
Bitter Sugar 1996 No
Toilers and the Wayfarers, TheThe Toilers and the Wayfarers 1996 No
Rubber's Lover 1996 No
Dream for an Insomniac 1996 Yes
Midwinter's Tale, AA Midwinter's Tale (aka In The Bleak Midwinter) 1995 No
Addiction, TheThe Addiction 1995 No
Haine, LaLa Haine 1995 No
Institute Benjamenta 1995 No
Dead Man 1995 No
The Corridor 1995 No
Clerks. 1994 No
Natural Born Killers 1994 Yes
Ed Wood 1994 No
Eclipse 1994 Yes
Federal Hill 1994 No
Rhythm Thief 1994 No
Sátántangó 1994 No
Woyzeck 1994 No
Nadja 1994 No
Go Fish 1994 No
Schindler's List 1993 Yes
Suture 1993 No
Anchoress 1993 No
Days, TheThe Days 1993 No
Man Bites Dog 1992 No
Shadows and Fog 1992 No
Life According to Agfa 1992 No
In the Soup 1992 No
Vie de Bohème, LaLa Vie de Bohème 1992 No
Swoon 1992 No
Little Stiff, AA Little Stiff 1991 No
Kafka 1991 Yes
Europa 1991 Yes
Dead Again 1991 Yes
Night of the Day of the Dawn Part 2 1991 No
Hours and Times, TheThe Hours and Times 1991 No
Begotten 1991 No
Korczak 1990 No
Archangel 1990 No
Singapore Sling 1990 No

1980s[edit]

Film Year Partial color
Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1989 No
Sidewalk Stories 1989 No
My 20th Century 1989 No
Asthenic Syndrome, TheThe Asthenic Syndrome 1989 Yes
Roadkill 1989 No
Black Rain 1989 No
Tales from the Gimli Hospital 1988 No
Heart of a Dog 1988 No
Damnation 1988 No
Border Radio 1987 No
Hungarian Fairy Tale, AA Hungarian Fairy Tale 1987 No
My Best Friend's Birthday 1987 No
Epidemic 1987 No
Wings of Desire 1987 Yes
Down by Law 1986 No
She's Gotta Have It 1986 Yes
Under the Cherry Moon 1986 No
Noir et Blanc 1986 No
Mala Noche 1985 Yes
Angelic Conversation, TheThe Angelic Conversation 1985 Yes
Broadway Danny Rose 1984 No
Boy Meets Girl 1984 No
Calamari Union 1984 No
Stranger Than Paradise 1984 No
Dernier Combat, LeLe Dernier Combat 1983 No
Gold Diggers, TheThe Gold Diggers 1983 No
Confidentially Yours 1983 No
Rumble Fish 1983 Yes
Chan Is Missing 1982 No
Veronika Voss 1982 No
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 No
State of Things, TheThe State of Things 1982 No
Zelig 1981 Yes
Raging Bull 1980 Yes
Elephant Man, TheThe Elephant Man 1980 No
Stardust Memories 1980 No
Forbidden Zone 1980 No

1970s[edit]

Film Year Partial color
Radio On 1979 No
Manhattan 1979 No
J-Men Forever 1979 No
Family Nest 1979 No
Stalker 1979 Yes
Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting, TheThe Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting 1979 No
Whole Shootin' Match, TheThe Whole Shootin' Match 1978 No
Northern Lights 1978 No
Hitler: A Film from Germany 1977 Yes
Killer of Sheep 1977 No
Eraserhead 1977 No
Hot Tomorrows 1977 No
Consequence, TheThe Consequence 1977 No
Ascent, TheThe Ascent 1977 No
Kings of the Road 1976 No
Coup de Grâce 1976 No
Mirror, TheThe Mirror 1975 Yes
Unter dem Pflaster ist der Strand 1975 No
Overlord 1975 No
Hester Street 1975 No
Pastoral: To Die in the Country 1975 No
fille du garde-barrière, LaLa fille du garde-barrière 1975 No
C'eravamo tanto amati 1975 Yes
Thundercrack! 1975 No
Noah, TheThe Noah 1975 No
Alice in the Cities 1974 No
Traveller, TheThe Traveller 1974 No
Effi Briest 1974 No
Lenny 1974 No
Je, tu, il, elle 1974 No
Young Frankenstein 1974 No
Man Who Sleeps, TheThe Man Who Sleeps 1974 No
Vase de Noces 1974 No
Paper Moon 1973 No
Coup d'Etat 1973 No
Mother and the Whore, TheThe Mother and the Whore 1973 No
Tomorrow 1972 No
Solaris 1972 Yes
Last Picture Show, TheThe Last Picture Show 1971 No
Hydrozagadka 1971 No
Love 1971 No
Salamandre, LaLa Salamandre 1971 No
Johnny Got His Gun 1971 Yes
Emperor Tomato Ketchup 1971 No
Multiple Maniacs 1970 No
Even Dwarfs Started Small 1970 No
Ucho 1970 No
Summer in the City 1970 No
Jak rozpętałem drugą wojnę światową 1970 No
Wild Child, TheThe Wild Child 1970 No
Quiet Days in Clichy 1970 No
Gods of the Plague 1970 No
American Soldier, TheThe American Soldier 1970 No
Awakening of the Beast 1970 Yes
Honeymoon Killers, TheThe Honeymoon Killers 1970 No

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indie movie directors delve into black and white filmmaking". Variety.com. 2013-06-19. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  2. ^ Killian Fox. "How black-and-white movies made a comeback". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 2014-06-01.