10 Black And White Films Every Man Should See

'Nebraska' and ten other contemporary monochrome classics

This week Alexander Payne (The Descendants, About Schmidt) delivers another cinematic masterpiece in the form of Nebraska.

Filmed entirely in black and white, it's being championed by critics as one of the stand out films this coming awards season, and lead actor Bruce Dern is almost certain to receive an Oscar nomination. 

The narrative follows ageing alcoholic Woody on his road trip home to Nebraska with estranged son David, in pursuit of a bogus lottery win.

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It's Payne's signature tale of self discovery. When we delve into Woody's past, coming into contact with elderly family members, childhood sweethearts and old friends, the black and white aesthetic feels apt; it is a film that was born to be made this way.

To celebrate the release of this modern classic we've compiled a list of 10 must-see contemporary black and white films that every man needs to see.