5 Must Watch Black & White Films

It is quite often thought that black & white films are boring or not fit for watching, but the truth is there are several such films which will simply awe you and prove your assumption wrong. Do watch these  films mentioned below and reply me on my advice.

It’s a wonderful life

This film is not watched on Christmas for nothing, it is the beautiful message that resides in it for which people love it from the beginning to the end. This film focuses on the life of a man who is about to commit suicide and is stopped by another man who claims to be his guardian angel!! With several examples and reasons for him to live this angel makes him give up his hasty decision. It is a film that can raise your confidence level from zero to at least nine out of ten!! If you are a disturbed soul and you have a habit of blaming yourself for every bad thing happening around and if you cannot say “no” then please watch this film and get to know about yourself. Never underestimate yourself or think of your own self as an unimportant one. Because you never know how much you have been important to others…. After all it is a beautiful film.


A film by Alfred Hitchcock, though doesn’t need much of an introduction, it is one of the best thrillers I have ever seen yet. It is must watch for you if you are a suspense thriller lover. This film will keep you glued till the end. And the Macguffin techniques of Hitchcock is surely best displayed here to confuse the audience.

Citizen Kane (1941)

This was the first and the last film of Orson Welles that made him famous. It is said that this film has a lot in common with his personal life. This film has all the required materials for a masterpiece, though at that time it was a very controversial film. It is based on the life of a yellow journalist, who shoots to fame and lives life to the fullest, but gradually along with fame he looses his family as well. Throughout the film an investigation resides, on his last word- “Rosebud”. Watch this entertaining film till the end without fail to find out the result of the investigation and you’ll be surprised how a simple truth get buried under heavy thoughts and complicated mindsets.

400 Blows (1959)

A French drama directed by François Truffaut and starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier. This film will give you a vivid idea of the injustices of the treatment of juvenile offenders in France at the time. The realism portrayed here is not very well accepted by all. The harsh truth and suffering of the adolescent was absolutely done justice to in the film and the last scene injects a feeling of compassion and sorrow for the boy in the minds of the viewers…

The Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Vittorio de Sica’s classic “Ladri di Biciclette”, or Bicycle Thieves has always been in the list of must watch films, not because of the study of poverty in post-war Rome but also because of the unique way of portraying something so common yet outstanding. It is a Neorealist film, which generally has stories set amongst the poor and working class, difficult economical and moral conditions and reflections of the changes in the Italian psyche and defeat, poverty, and desperation in their lives of the common people with the use of non-professional actors. This film tells the story of a poor man, Antonio searching the streets of Rome for his stolen bicycle, without which he will loose his job.


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