Time Capsule: 10 Wonderful Black and White Movies To Captivate You Time

Written By CJ Ervin

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Are you a sucker for classic films, or interested in watching something new to you? Recently, a film forum nominated these ten films as some of the best of black and white cinema. Is your favorite on the list?

1. Seven Samurai (1954)

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The epic samurai drama film Seven Samurai takes place in 1586 during the Azuchi–Momoyama period in Japan. This epic records the actions of a group of farmers after they have been attacked by bandits. Along with their fellow villagers, the farmers hire a samurai without a master, also known as a Rōnin.

2. Double Indemnity (1944)

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This motion picture stars Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, and Edward G. Robinson. Billy Wilder directed and co-wrote this crime film noir about a woman accused of killing her husband and the ensuing investigation into her insurance claim.

3. 12 Angry Men (1957)

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Somebody clarified they “couldn’t recommend 12 Angry Men enough.” If you have seen this, you are well aware the majority of it takes place in one room. Despite this small but impactful detail, this 12 Angry Men still manages to top many “favorite film lists.”

4.  Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

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Arsenic and Old Lace is a black comedy starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra. Based on a screenplay of the same name, Grant plays the role of Mortimer Brewster, a member of a prominent Brooklyn family. After denouncing marriage, Mortimer falls in love, finds out mental illness runs through his family, and learns someone in his family is involved in a series of heinous crimes.

5. Harvey (1950)

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Harvey is a comedy-drama film based on the play of the same name written by Mary Chase. This feature depicts the debacle that ensues when a woman tries to have her brother committed to a sanatorium when she learns that his best friend is an invisible six-foot, three-and-a-half-inch tall rabbit.

6. All About Eve (1950)

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz wrote and directed this picture that tells the story of a successful yet aging Broadway star and an eager young fanatic whose paths cross in a menacing way. This ambitious young fan and her insidious plot threaten the maturing starlet’s career and personal relationships. Bette Davis plays the older icon, while Anne Baxter portrays the maneuvering temptress.

7. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

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This flick is a screwball comedy or a satire of traditional love stories of the time. Starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in the leading roles of Bringing Up Baby. The story chronicles the hijinks of a paleontologist, an absent-minded heiress, and a leopard named Baby.

8. Roman Holiday (1953)

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Audrey Hepburn plays a privileged and bored European princess in Rome. She meets an American reporter, and they fall in love. After a particularly difficult day, Audrey’s character receives an injection from her doctor and is told, “Best thing I know is to do exactly what you wish for a while.” Following her doctor’s visit, she gives her high-powered security team the slip, and then she is alone to roam in Rome.

9. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

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This picture was named after the center of the American film industry, a street that runs down the center of Hollywood. Sunset Blvd. details how a former silent movie star lures a striving screenwriter into her delusional fantasy world and drags him along in her ill-fated attempts to return to the big screen.

10. Metropolis (1927)

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Metropolis is a German expressionist science fiction film directed and co-written by Fritz Lang. It is a silent flick that tells the tale of a wealthy city master’s son and a saintly figure to the people in a futuristic urban dystopia where the gap in class is ever-increasing.

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