25/10/2017

Best Black and White Movies

I loved Frank Capra’s movies. On top of my list are- (In no particular order)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.


It happened one night (1934)

A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.


Platinum Blonde (1931)

A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.

A miracle woman (1931)

After Florence Fallon’s father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and performs fake miracles for profit. But the love and trust of a blind man restores her faith in God and her fellow man.’’


Apart from Frank Capra, I loved Alfred Hitchcock’s movies. In particular, these two-

Rebecca (1940)

A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband’s dead first wife.

Psycho (1960)

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.


Apart from these two directors, there are unique and certain black and white classics as well. Like-

12 Angry Men (1957)

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.


City Lights (1931) (Charlie Chaplin)

Best Comedy Movie I ever watched!

With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.


Schindler’s List (1993) (Dir. Steven Spielberg)

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.


Casablanca (1942)

In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.



Following (1998) Dir. Christopher Nolan

A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.


Summaries are taken from IMDb.

Movie posters- google images.


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Thank you!

Dipanshu Rawal.