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. Some 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, documentary films, or films with black and white footage lasting less than 30 seconds.

2010s[edit]

Film Year Exclusively B/W
Chorus 2015 Yes
Tu dors Nicole 2014 Yes
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 No
From What Is Before 2014 Yes
Village of Hope (Wang Pikul) 2013 Yes
L'arbitro 2013 Yes
Computer Chess 2013 No
Escape from Tomorrow 2013 Yes
Ida 2013 Yes
Field in England, AA Field in England 2013 Yes
Nebraska 2013 Yes
Quod Erat Demonstrandum 2013 Yes
Blancanieves 2012 Yes
Caesar Must Die 2012 No
Frances Ha 2012 Yes
Frankenweenie 2012 Yes
Much Ado About Nothing 2012 Yes
Oh Boy! 2012 Yes
Tabu 2012 Yes
Alois Nebel 2011 Yes
Artist, TheThe Artist 2011 Yes
Color Wheel, TheThe Color Wheel 2011 Yes
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story 2011 Yes
Day He Arrives, TheThe Day He Arrives 2011 Yes
Heleno 2011 Yes
Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), TheThe Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) 2011 No
Keyhole 2011 Yes
Turin Horse, TheThe Turin Horse 2011 Yes
Bunny Game, TheThe Bunny Game 2010 Yes
Dark and Stormy Night 2010 Yes
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench 2010 Yes

2000s[edit]

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

1990s[edit]

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

1980s[edit]

Film Year Exclusively B/W
Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1989 Yes
Sidewalk Stories 1989 Yes
Circus Boys (Nijisseiki shônen dokuhon) 1989 Yes
My 20th Century 1989 Yes
Asthenic Syndrome, TheThe Asthenic Syndrome 1989 No
Roadkill 1989 Yes
Black Rain 1989 Yes
Tales from the Gimli Hospital 1988 Yes
Heart of a Dog 1988 Yes
Damnation 1988 Yes
The Noisy Requiem (Tsuitō no Zawameki) 1988 Yes
Border Radio 1987 Yes
Hungarian Fairy Tale, AA Hungarian Fairy Tale 1987 Yes
My Best Friend's Birthday 1987 Yes
Epidemic 1987 Yes
Wings of Desire 1987 No
Down by Law 1986 Yes
To Sleep So as to Dream (Yumemiru yôni nemuritai) 1986 Yes
She's Gotta Have It 1986 No
Under the Cherry Moon 1986 Yes
Tree Without Leaves 1986 Yes
Noir et Blanc 1986 Yes
Mala Noche 1985 No
Angelic Conversation, TheThe Angelic Conversation 1985 No
Broadway Danny Rose 1984 Yes
Boy Meets Girl 1984 Yes
Calamari Union 1984 Yes
Stranger Than Paradise 1984 Yes
Dernier Combat, LeLe Dernier Combat 1983 Yes
Gold Diggers, TheThe Gold Diggers 1983 Yes
Confidentially Yours 1983 Yes
Rumble Fish 1983 No
Chan Is Missing 1982 Yes
Veronika Voss 1982 Yes
Konopielka 1982 Yes
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 Yes
State of Things, TheThe State of Things 1982 Yes
Muddy River (film) 1981 Yes
Zelig 1983 No
Raging Bull 1980 No
Elephant Man, TheThe Elephant Man 1980 Yes
Stardust Memories 1980 Yes
Forbidden Zone 1980 Yes

1970s[edit]

Film Year Exclusively B/W
Radio On 1979 Yes
Manhattan 1979 Yes
J-Men Forever 1979 Yes
Family Nest 1979 Yes
Stalker 1979 No
Killer of Sheep 1978 Yes
Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting, TheThe Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting 1979 Yes
Whole Shootin' Match, TheThe Whole Shootin' Match 1978 Yes
Northern Lights 1978 Yes
Hitler: A Film from Germany 1977 No
Eraserhead 1977 Yes
Hot Tomorrows 1977 Yes
Consequence, TheThe Consequence 1977 Yes
Ascent, TheThe Ascent 1977 Yes
Agraharathil Kazhutai 1977 Yes
Kings of the Road 1976 Yes
Coup de Grâce 1976 Yes
Mirror, TheThe Mirror 1975 No
Evrydiki BA 2O37 1975 Yes
Unter dem Pflaster ist der Strand 1975 Yes
Overlord 1975 Yes
Hester Street 1975 Yes
Pastoral: To Die in the Country 1975 No
fille du garde-barrière, LaLa fille du garde-barrière 1975 Yes
C'eravamo tanto amati 1975 No
Thundercrack! 1975 Yes
Noah, TheThe Noah 1975 Yes
Alice in the Cities 1974 Yes
Traveller, TheThe Traveller 1974 Yes
Effi Briest 1974 Yes
Lenny 1974 Yes
Je, tu, il, elle 1974 Yes
Young Frankenstein 1974 Yes
Duhul aurului 1974 Yes
Man Who Sleeps, TheThe Man Who Sleeps 1974 Yes
Vase de Noces 1974 Yes
Paper Moon 1973 Yes
Coup d'Etat 1973 Yes
Mother and the Whore, TheThe Mother and the Whore 1973 Yes
The Stone Wedding 1972 Yes
Tomorrow 1972 Yes
The Goat Horn 1972 Yes
Solaris 1972 No
Nathalie Granger 1972 Yes
The Morning Schedule (The Morning Schedule) 1972 No
Last Picture Show, TheThe Last Picture Show 1971 Yes
Hydrozagadka 1971 Yes
Love 1971 Yes
Salamandre, LaLa Salamandre 1971 Yes
Johnny Got His Gun 1971 No
Emperor Tomato Ketchup 1971 Yes
Demons 1971 Yes
Multiple Maniacs 1970 Yes
Even Dwarfs Started Small 1970 Yes
Ucho 1970 Yes
Summer in the City 1970 Yes
Jak rozpętałem drugą wojnę światową 1970 Yes
Wild Child, TheThe Wild Child 1970 Yes
Quiet Days in Clichy 1970 Yes
Gods of the Plague 1970 Yes
American Soldier, TheThe American Soldier 1970 Yes
Awakening of the Beast 1970 No
Live Today, Die Tomorrow! 1970 Yes
Heroic Purgatory 1970 Yes
Honeymoon Killers, TheThe Honeymoon Killers 1970 Yes
This Transient Life 1970 Yes
The Man Who Left His Will on Film (Tokyo Senso Sengo Hiwa) 1970 Yes
Evil Spirits of Japan (Nippon No Akuryo) 1970 Yes

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.