Best White Movies


  • Sin City

    Sin City (R, 2005)

    Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson
    The Eisner Award-winning comic series Sin City comes to life in this live-action feature adaptation ... read morefrom director Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller. Interweaving multiple storylines from the series' history, this violent crime noir paints the picture of the ultimate town without pity through the eyes of its roughest characters. There's the street thug Marv (Mickey Rourke), whose desperate quest to find the killer of a prostitute named Goldie (Jaime King) will lead him to the foulest edges of town. Inhabiting many of those areas is Dwight (Clive Owen), a photographer in league with the sordid ladies of Sin City, headed by Gail (Rosario Dawson), who opens up a mess of trouble after tangling with a corrupt cop by the name of Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro). Finally, there's Hartigan (Bruce Willis), an ex-cop with a heart problem who's hell-bent on protecting a stripper named Nancy (Jessica Alba). Featuring a who's who supporting cast that includes Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Devon Aoki, and Nick Stahl, Sin City promises to be one of the most direct translations from page to screen of a comic series, with shots and dialogue adapted straight from the original comic's panels. Rodriguez quit the Director's Guild when they refused to let Frank Miller co-direct the film, a deal hashed out after the two collaborators developed and shot the opening scene utilizing a green-screen process to harness the stark, black-and-white look of the books as a litmus test for the rest of the production. Quentin Tarantino was brought in and reportedly paid one dollar to direct an extended scene between Del Toro and Owen that amounts to one issue of The Big Fat Kill miniseries. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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      carmstro1995gmailcom: 3 1/2 stars!

      I love this film! As it's black and white it's so much more captivating! The actors/actresses in it are incredible as well! With the lik
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • voorhees790
      voorhees790: Beautifully rendered in black and white, stockpiled with action and characters you're sad to see go at the end of their respective sto
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
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      fb100003288914366: . First there is the obvious flaw that this movie is shot in black and white. I didn't buy a ticket to see some crappy hippie wannabe 50's movie. It's also a big mistake w
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
  • The Artist

    The Artist (PG-13, 2011)

    Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller
    Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talki... read morees will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies. -- (C) Weinstein
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      moviesbewithyou2: . Keep an open mind, just because it's black and white doesn't mean it's bad. The black and white and silent element of the movie is used as a benefi
      Reviewed 36 days days ago
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      The cinematography is beautiful and the use of black and white makes you believe you are in the 1920s. The silent motif makes you rely on body language and f
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
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      fb100001513380747: . "The Artist" is pretty much of both to the black-and-white silent films at their troubling time about one "talkies" rebel want to stay silent in films an
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
  • Casablanca

    Casablanca (PG, 1943)

    Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt
    One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue f... read morerom director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude Rains), Rick's cafĂ (C) has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America. One day, to Rick's great surprise, he is approached by the famed rebel Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick's true love who deserted him when the Nazis invaded Paris. She still wants Victor to escape to America, but now that she's renewed her love for Rick, she wants to stay behind in Casablanca. "You must do the thinking for both of us," she says to Rick. He does, and his plan brings the story to its satisfyingly logical, if not entirely happy, conclusion. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
  • Pi

    Pi (R, 1998)

    Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart, Stephen Pearlman
    God and man and math: The tawdry meets the Talmudic in this complex thriller about a tortured comput... read moreer genius trying to beat the stock market.
  • Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai)

    Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) (Unrated, 1954)

    Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Yoshio Inaba, Seiji Miyaguchi, Minoru Chiaki
    Akira Kurosawa's epic tale concerns honor and duty during a time when the old traditional order is b... read morereaking down. The film opens with master samurai Kambei (Takashi Shimura) posing as a monk to save a kidnapped farmer's child. Impressed by his selflessness and bravery, a group of farmers begs him to defend their terrorized village from bandits. Kambei agrees, although there is no material gain or honor to be had in the endeavor. Soon he attracts a pair of followers: a young samurai named Katsushiro (Isao Kimura), who quickly becomes Kambei's disciple, and boisterous Kikuchiyo (Toshiro Mifune), who poses as a samurai but is later revealed to be the son of a farmer. Kambei assembles four other samurais, including Kyuzo (Seiji Miyaguchi), a master swordsman, to round out the group. Together they consolidate the village's defenses and shape the villagers into a militia, while the bandits loom menacingly nearby. Soon raids and counter-raids build to a final bloody heart-wrenching battle. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
  • Good Night, And Good Luck

    Good Night, And Good Luck (PG, 2005)

    David Strathairn, George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Frank Langella
    In the mid-1950's Edward R. Murrow and his producer, Fred Friendly, help bring an end to the tyranny... read more of the blacklist and the House Un-American Activities Committee's anti-Communist hearings. With the platform provided by his CBS News program "See It Now," Murrow challenges Joseph McCarthy on his claims that hundreds of avowed Communists are working covertly as Soviet spies in the U.S. government, among other allegations, and that they have the power to destroy lives and careers.
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      fb1508074757: It was a good movie, but for me the most interesting part is the black and white footage.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb544659097: . I will also add that the choice to shoot the film in black and white was a spectacular addition in creating the feel of how television actually was in the 50s.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • TylerDurdenGR
      TylerDurdenGR: Great film, stunning performance by David Strathairn with a magnificent black-white atmosphere that takes you straight back in 1953... George Clooney did a good job as a director
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Clerks

    Clerks (R, 1994)

    Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonhauer, Jason Mewes
    When Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) is reluctantly put in charge of the Quick Stop market on his day... read more off, he tries, though half-heartedly, to perform his minimum-wage duties as efficiently as possible. This gets tough amidst the on-going fight with his girlfriend, Veronica (Marilyn Ghigliotti), and his attempt to get back together with his ex-girlfriend, Caitlyn Bree (Lisa Spoonhauer). Meanwhile, his friend and alter ego Randall (Jeff Anderson) is working behind the counter of the adjacent video store -- at least when he feels like it. Randall's unabashed disdain of his place of employment, a long with his self-admitted hatred towards its customers is a sharp contrast to Dante's feeble attempts at the niceties of customer service. Much of the film consists of Randall and Dante's criticism of their customers, their lives, and the world in general. Clerks, filmed in black-and-white on a budget of only $27,000, began the career of writer director Kevin Smith, who would go on to make Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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      fb1581061433: . Do yourself a favor and watch this film. The black and white adds to the documentary style feel.
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
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      fb100003276791161: . It was a 90's movie but it felt like 70's to me, maybe due to being shot in black and white. The movie was pretty good especially for the time. It takes awhile to warm up but I'm glad I
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
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      fb580906623: Shot with one camera, all in black and white and on a low budget. This movie is absolutely amazing. The dialogue is funny and incredibly wi
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
  • 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men)

    12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (PG, 1957)

    Henry Fonda, Lee J Cobb, Ed Begley Sr., E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman
    A Puerto Rican youth is on trial for murder, accused of knifing his father to death. The twelve juro... read morers retire to the jury room, having been admonished that the defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Eleven of the jurors vote for conviction, each for reasons of his own. The sole holdout is Juror #8, played by Henry Fonda. As Fonda persuades the weary jurors to re-examine the evidence, we learn the backstory of each man. Juror #3 (Lee J. Cobb), a bullying self-made man, has estranged himself from his own son. Juror #7 (Jack Warden) has an ingrained mistrust of foreigners; so, to a lesser extent, does Juror #6 (Edward Binns). Jurors #10 (Ed Begley) and #11 (George Voskovec), so certain of the infallibility of the Law, assume that if the boy was arrested, he must be guilty. Juror #4 (E.G. Marshall) is an advocate of dispassionate deductive reasoning. Juror #5 (Jack Klugman), like the defendant a product of "the streets," hopes that his guilty vote will distance himself from his past. Juror #12 (Robert Webber), an advertising man, doesn't understand anything that he can't package and market. And Jurors #1 (Martin Balsam), #2 (John Fiedler) and #9 (Joseph Sweeney), anxious not to make waves, "go with the flow." The excruciatingly hot day drags into an even hotter night; still, Fonda chips away at the guilty verdict, insisting that his fellow jurors bear in mind those words "reasonable doubt." A pet project of Henry Fonda's, Twelve Angry Men was his only foray into film production; the actor's partner in this venture was Reginald Rose, who wrote the 1954 television play on which the film was based. Carried over from the TV version was director Sidney Lumet, here making his feature-film debut. A flop when it first came out (surprisingly, since it cost almost nothing to make), Twelve Angry Men holds up beautifully when seen today. It was remade for television in 1997 by director William Friedkin with Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead (R, 1968)

    Judith O'Dea, Russell Streiner, Duane Jones, Karl Hardman, Keith Wayne
    The dead come back to life and eat the living. Several people barricade themselves inside a rural ho... read moreuse in an attempt to survive the night. Outside are hordes of relentless, shambling zombies who can only be killed by a blow to the head.
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      fb1608801019: This was the first black and white movie that I ever saw and was shocked by how good it was it started the zombie franchise perfe
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
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      Because of the aging and preservation of the film's chilling use of B&W (black-and-white), claustrophobic setting, and political allegory, Night of the Living Dead remains an unbeatab
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
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      fb503155534: black and white makes it into a vaudvillian film. Extrmely ahead of it's time.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane (PG, 1941)

    Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane, Dorothy Comingore, Ray Collins
    This is the labyrinthine study of the life of a newspaper tycoon.
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      fb100001887999020: . The black and white is put to perfect use. The clashing shadows and lights is jaw-dropping. It has the story. T
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
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      fb881835330: his dreams makes him miss the point in his life, this grip of drama and emotional trip in black and white is a master piece that still holds on the grip of time.
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
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      fb100001092752191: om 1941, has been lauded as the greatest motion picture to come out of America during the black-and-white era (or any era, for that matter). It also represents the pinnacle of Orson Welles' film makin
      Reviewed 19 months days ago