Since the 1960s, movies shot in black and white have practically become extinct. The number of films shot in black and white has decreased every successive decade since then. And yet, sometimes a movie demands to be shot without color to capture a certain kind of mood or tone that color would otherwise fail to get. In the case of the following list, "modern-day" means anything produced after 1970, which is when the decline really started happening. The following 15 examples are further proof that black and white will never die, as long as there are directors and DP's out there willing to value and acknowledge its importance.