15 great modern-day movies shot in black & white

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. 

1) Tim Burton's Ed Wood

Johnny Depp, Ed Wood

2) David Lynch's The Elephant Man

David Lynch, The Elephant Man

3) Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha

Noah Baumbach, Frances Ha

5) Joel Coen's The Man Who Wasn't There

The man who wasn’t there

6) Alexander Payne's Nebraska

Will Forte, Nebraska

7) Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull

Robert De Niro, Raging Bull

8) Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List

Schindler’s List

9) Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise

Stranger than Paradise

10) Woody Allen's Zelig

Woody Allen, Zelig

11) Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

12) Peter Bogdanovich's Paper Moon

Paper Moon

13) Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

14) David Lynch's Eraserhead


15) Woody Allen's Manhattan

Woody Allen, Manhattan