12 Best Black And White Movies
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The 12 Best Black And White Movies For Date Night

12 Angry Men. I can’t recommend this enough. People always think it sucks when I say the entire movie happens basically in one room (sure, there’s the bathroom, too, and the beginning and end have the courtroom and outside), but it’s still one of my favorite movies. Testament to how you can have riveting action with just dialogue, not throwing around explosions and fight scenes.” — LydditeShells

“To Kill A Mockingbird. I am required to teach this to high schoolers. I am both astonished and completely unsurprised every year at how many of them develop a crush on Gregory Peck.” — 99thoughtballunes

Psycho. I had the pleasure of going into this movie without knowing anything else but the shower scene and my god, what a thrill ride. Go into this movie as movie with as little information as you can, and you’ll be in for a real treat.” — JupiterTarts

Dr. Strangelove. Dude there are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many scenes in that movie where Sellers fucking kills me every single time, and I’ve seen this movie at least 50 times. His facial expressions alone. It’s fucking insane how talented that man was.” — ezypee

Some Like It Hot. This is still a very funny movie. It has a lot of opportunities to go very wrong, especially when viewed 60+ years later, and it somehow stays on track.” — Beer_Is_So_Awesome

Arsenic and Old Lace. One of the BEST films ever in my opinion! And funnier because the role of the killer always being told he looks like Boris Karloff — and going into murderous rages over it — was originally played by Boris Karloff. He wasn’t available to reprise his stage role when filming took place.” — Cephalopodio

“Clerks. I maintain that this movie has the most perfect ending (like the last few lines into the credits song) of all movies.” — 99thoughtballunes

“The Night of the Hunter. This is my personal favorite. Robert Mitchum just makes one of the most terrifying characters in film history.” — Brendozer

Casablanca. Out of all the movies here, Casablanca feels the most ‘modern’. Some of these are great but can be a bit of a chore getting past the dialogue and the old fashioned style of movie making. Casablanca is just engaging and feels fresh and fun immediately, in a way I definitely didn’t expect.” — Anzai

It Happened One Night. You watch it and think, this is funny but isn’t it a cliche? And then you realize – this is where the cliche actually came from.” — squirrelcat88

Metropolis. I teach this film to high schoolers. They’re always convinced they’re going to hate it, but it never fails to blow their minds. Such a great movie.” — ohsnowy

The Lighthouse. I remember when it came out and I thought, ‘Boy that seems dumb and I don’t really like Robert Pattinson’ but after hearing that it gets crazy I had to watch. Now it’s one of my favorite movies, I don’t want to give too much away, but I am fond of the lobster.” — Danthezooman