The internet has spoken! This list of classic movies officially defines the top twenty old black and white films.
There are many websites out there that claim to list the best ever
b&w movies, and they all champion different films. We here at
b&wm.com have scoured the internet on your behalf, and compiled the
list below, which is an overall ranking based on every list we could
find. We awarded 20 points to any film listed at number one, 19 for
number two, and so on. We only allowed films made before 1970, so sorry
to all you fans of Raging Bull.
We discovered that there are basically two types of list - the first is where people list all the most famous, respected, and well-loved old movies (Citizen Kane, Casablanca), sorted into the order they like them best. The second is where people list serious foreign-language movies (The Seventh Seal, La Dolce Vita), perhaps with a few more well-known ones thrown in.
If you would like to add your own "Top Twenty", please feel free to do so using the form below. I will include any submissions when I next update the master list.
last updated - November 2010
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