Top 6 Classic Black and White Films Are 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.

After someone asked Redditors for their black-and-white favorites, these films were top-voted.

Many Redditors agreed with the sentiment of it being the best movie they’ll only ever watch once. One clarified, “My wife and I call it a once-every-ten-years kind of movie.

Schindler’s List (1993)

“For those who haven’t seen it, Jack Lemmon said this film had one of the best scenes he ever did on film. And Some Like It Hot is also Marilyn Monroe’s best movie.” Others expressed that it isn’t just the best black-and-white film but one of their favorite movies of all time.

Some Like it Hot (1959)

Arsenic and Old Lace with Cary Grant was praised highly as a black-and-white film worthy of current viewing. One Redditor elaborated, “One of the BEST films ever, in my opinion!

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Seven Samurai is an epic Japanese drama directed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa. While it was heavily praised, others suggested that his films, The Bad Sleep WellIkiru, and High and Low, were standouts.

Seven Samurai (1954)

Finally, several people in the thread loved Mel Brook’s classic Young Frankenstein. Users explained that Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks were excellent before quoting their favorite lines

Young Frankenstein (1974)

One pointed to Citizen Kane as a must to include among the top black-and-white films, and we agree. “Rosebud” symbolically represents his lost character, terrifically played by Orson Welles.

Citizen Kane

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