List of black-and-white films produced since 1970

Since the 1970s, fiction feature films have been filmed almost exclusively in color. Some films after the transition to color are occasionally presented in black-and-white for budgetary or stylistic reasons. This is a list of notable feature films made after the 1960s that have a significant amount of their running time in black-and-white or monochrome/sepia tone. 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, documentaries, or films with black-and-white footage lasting less than 5 minutes.


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


Film Year Exclusively B/W
Forbidden Zone 1980 Yes
Stardust Memories 1980 Yes
The Elephant Man 1980 Yes
Raging Bull 1980 No
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 1980 Yes
You Are Not I 1981 Yes
Muddy River 1981 Yes
The State of Things 1982 Yes
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 Yes
Konopielka 1982 Yes
Veronika Voss 1982 Yes
Chassé-croisé 1982 Yes
Chan Is Missing 1982 Yes
Strasek, der Vampir 1982 Yes
Zelig 1983 No
Rumble Fish 1983 No
Confidentially Yours 1983 Yes
The Gold Diggers 1983 Yes
Le Dernier Combat 1983 Yes
Stranger Than Paradise 1984 Yes
Klassenverhältnisse 1984 Yes
Calamari Union 1984 Yes
Boy Meets Girl 1984 Yes
Broadway Danny Rose 1984 Yes
The Angelic Conversation 1985 No
Mala Noche 1985 No
Noir et Blanc 1986 Yes
Tree Without Leaves 1986 Yes
Under the Cherry Moon 1986 Yes
She's Gotta Have It 1986 No
To Sleep So as to Dream (Yumemiru yôni nemuritai) 1986 Yes
Down by Law 1986 Yes
Wings of Desire 1987 No
Epidemic 1987 Yes
My Best Friend's Birthday 1987 Yes
A Hungarian Fairy Tale 1987 Yes
Border Radio 1987 Yes
The Noisy Requiem (Tsuitō no Zawameki) 1988 Yes
Damnation 1988 Yes
Heart of a Dog 1988 Yes
Hard Times 1988 Yes
L'imperatore di Roma 1988 Yes
Tales from the Gimli Hospital 1988 Yes
Begotten 1989 Yes
Black Rain 1989 Yes
Roadkill 1989 Yes
The Asthenic Syndrome 1989 No
My 20th Century 1989 Yes
Circus Boys (Nijisseiki shônen dokuhon) 1989 Yes
O Sangue 1989 Yes
The Pregnant Laddie (A legényanya) 1989 Yes
Sidewalk Stories 1989 Yes
Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1989 Yes
The Big Picture 1989 No


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


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


Film Year Exclusively B/W
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench 2010 Yes
Dharma Guns (La succession Starkov) 2010 No
Dark and Stormy Night 2010 Yes
The Bunny Game 2010 Yes
Lotus Eaters 2011 Yes
For Lovers Only 2011 Yes
The Turin Horse 2011 Yes
Keyhole 2011 Yes
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) 2011 No
The Whisperer in Darkness 2011 Yes
Heleno 2011 Yes
The Day He Arrives 2011 Yes
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story 2011 Yes
Century of Birthing 2011 Yes
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same 2011 Yes
The Color Wheel 2011 Yes
The Artist 2011 Yes
Alois Nebel 2011 Yes
Tabu 2012 Yes
Oh Boy! 2012 Yes
Much Ado About Nothing 2012 Yes
Frankenweenie 2012 Yes
Frances Ha 2012 Yes
Caesar Must Die 2012 No
Blancanieves 2012 Yes
Florentina Hubaldo, CTE 2012 Yes
Quod Erat Demonstrandum 2013 Yes
Nebraska 2013 Yes
A Field in England 2013 Yes
Ida 2013 Yes
Escape from Tomorrow 2013 Yes
Computer Chess 2013 No
Hard to Be a God 2013 Yes
L'arbitro 2013 Yes
Village of Hope (Wang Pikul) 2013 Yes
Jealousy 2013 Yes
Thou Gild'st the Even 2013 No
Weekend 2013 Yes
Quatre nuits d'un étranger 2013 Yes
Wolf 2013 Yes
From What Is Before 2014 Yes
The Better Angels 2014 Yes
In the Crosswind 2014 Yes
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 No
Tu dors Nicole 2014 Yes
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 2014 Yes
Güeros 2014 Yes
The Sea Is Behind 2014 Yes
Embrace of the Serpent 2015 No
Chorus 2015 Yes
Bleak Street 2015 Yes
Aferim! 2015 Yes
The Assassin 2015 No
Ausma 2015 Yes
In the Shadow of Women 2015 Yes
Tharlo 2015 Yes
Tikkun 2015 Yes
Darling 2015 Yes
The Chronicles of Melanie 2016 Yes
A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery 2016 Yes
Weirdos 2016 Yes
Frantz 2016 No
The Woman Who Left 2016 Yes
The Eyes of My Mother 2016 Yes
Mad Max: Black & Chrome [fn 1] 2016 Yes
Blue Jay 2016 Yes
Cartas da Guerra 2016 Yes
Death by Death 2016 Yes
The Summer Is Gone 2016 No
Logan Noir [fn 1] 2017 Yes
The Tesla World Light 2017 Yes
The Party 2017 Yes
The Day After 2017 Yes
The Great Buddha+ 2017 No
I Love You, Daddy 2017 Yes
November 2017 Yes
Grass 2018 Yes
Cold War 2018 Yes
Hotel by the River 2018 Yes
Season of the Devil 2018 Yes
Roma 2018 Yes
The Other Side of the Wind 2018 No
Leto 2018 No
The Halt 2019 Yes
The Lighthouse 2019 Yes
The Painted Bird 2019 Yes
Parasite [fn 1] 2019 Yes
Bait 2019 Yes
Beats 2019 No


  1. ^ a b c Black-and-white version of an existing color movie.


  1. ^ "Indie movie directors delve into black and white filmmaking". June 19, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Killian Fox (June 30, 2013). "How black-and-white movies made a comeback". The Guardian. Retrieved June 1, 2014.