In the search for the best way to get your message across, it is sometimes worth going back to the origins. Black and white film can be brutally austere or intensely intimate, yet it is never a choice that goes unnoticed.
Modern or classic, our list contains some of the best black and white movies you are likely to find.
Black and white film is constantly evolving, and Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012) shows the possibilites of the form today. A Portuguese independent drama, Tabu's title references F.W. Murnau's silent film "Tabu: a Story of the South Seas" (1931). Tabu competed at the Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Alfred Bauer Award. Gomes has said that his use of black and white was an attempt to portray a society wallowing in intense nostalgia and melodrama.