Power Rankings: Black and White Films

The SAW Power Rankings is our weekly ranking of a certain movie-related topic. Please feel free to comment on our rankings and provide a list of your own in the comments below.

Even with modern technology and the advancement to have the most vibrant of colors on the screen in front of our eyes, there is still something to be said for the simplicity and effectiveness of a film in black and white. Even some modern films that are in black and white help the film stand out and feel different than what we have become accustomed to lately. We thought it would be fun to look back and rank some of our favorite black and white films in movie history. Psycho was the only film to appear on everyone’s list. Is it the best black and film of all time? Let us know along with some of your favorite black and white movies down in the comments!

Vincent Kane:

  1. Psycho (1960)
  2. M (1931)
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  4. Eyes Without A Face (1960)
  5. The Lighthouse (2019)

Sailor Monsoon:

  1. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
  2. Nosferatu (1922)
  3. King Kong (1933)
  4. Godzilla (1954)
  5. Psycho (1960)

Romona Comet:

  1. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
  2. Roman Holiday (1953)
  3. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  5. Psycho (1960)

Lee McCutcheon:

  1. Seven Samurai (1954)
  2. Psycho (1960)
  3. Casablanca (1942)
  4. City Lights (1931)
  5. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Mitch Roush:

  1. Schindler’s List (1993)
  2. Casablanca (1942)
  3. Psycho (1960)
  4. It Happened One Night (1934)
  5. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

K. Alvarez:

  1. Psycho (1960)
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  3. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  4. Yojimbo (1961)
  5. Clerks (1994)

Author: Vincent Kane

I hate things.