5 Black And White Hollywood Movies To Watch Before You Hit 25

25 comes with lessons, mistakes, and experiences.

The 20’s are dangerous waters, one must navigate carefully, slowly – steering a ship in the right direction is often a hard job.

Here’s a list of movies you must watch before you turn 25 to make the sailing a little smoother.

Who knows, these 5 black and white wonders may add some colour to your life – serving as a reminder that you’re never alone.

Sullivan’s Travels

The title of this movie is an allusion to Gulliver’s Travels and consequently, it’s a comedy about self-discovery. A satire about a movie director who longs to make a socially relevant drama, but eventually learns that laughter and happiness are more important, the movie highlights the importance of ‘discovering’ things for yourself.

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men is a courtroom drama which tells the story of 12 men as they deliberate the guilt or acquittal of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt, forcing the jurors to question their morals and values. The viewers’ opinion is questioned, and the film leaves one with a key question – What is right, and who decides it.

Gentleman’s Agreement

Gentlemen’s Agreement is a drama about a journalist who poses as a Jew to look into an expose about anti-semitism in New York City. Initially, it was based on homophobia and is remembered for being controversial yet striking. It is often described as “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.”

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel pioneered the ‘Grand Hotel Theme’, wherein the plot follows the overlapping and intertwined lives of many central characters in a large place. It involves veterans, Russian dancers, thieves, and criminals and highlights the importance of the choices we make.

To Kill A Mockingbird

Based on Harper Lee’s book, To Kill A Mocking Bird takes into account racism in the tumultuous 1930’s in Maycomb, Alabama. Essentially a coming of age story, it handles dynamics between brother and sister, their father, and the whites and blacks.

Deep, raw and honest, these black and white flicks will not only give you a story that’ll stay with you for a while but will also give you morals and values you can hold on to.

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Aishwarya Kasliwal
Aishwarya Kasliwal

Just another millennial trying to figure life out. I’m almost always answering the question “Aish, where ya?” I love to write, eat, drink and am a certified bathroom singer. Sometimes I shove my opinions down other people’s throats through what I write.

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