Top 5 Black and White Movies Absolutely Worth Watching

Our kids thought of these classic movies as archaic, but as they got older, they became more open and less judgmental as they found some of the greatest stories, like Schindler’s List, best displayed in black and white.

Of course, they loved It’s a Wonderful Life and expressed it as worthy of a watch. Like most things, he was right. After someone asked Redditors for their black-and-white favorites, these films were top-voted.

Black and White Movies Absolutely Worth Watching 

1. 12 Angry Men (1957) One Redditor explained they could not recommend 12 Angry Men enough. People believe it sucks when describing the entire premise occurring in one room, “but it’s still one of my favorite movies.” They continued it’s a “testament to how you can have riveting action with just dialogue, not throwing around explosions and fight scenes.”

2. Doctor Strangelove (1964) One added, “I’ve seen this movie at least 50 times. His facial expressions alone when he’s talking to Brigadier-General Jack D. Ripper and the General is explaining how women stole his essence.” They concluded It’s insane how talented Sellers was.”

3. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) To Kill a Mockingbird was listed as an excellent movie worth a watch today. Another user explained it was well-known to be shot in black-and-white intentionally, noting color film was already available at the production time.

4. Casablanca (1942) This Redditor made me laugh out loud with their confession, “I thought it was full of cliche phrases and scenes when I watched it. Then I realized they INVENTED phrases everyone else quoted.”

5. Psycho (1960) “To be completely honest, one of the reasons I hadn’t watched Alfred Hitchcock movies was because I had a weird feeling of obsolescence because of old times and black and white films. I couldn’t be more wrong,” admitted one moviegoer.

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