There’s a certain charm to black and white movies that modern cinema just can’t quite copy. By toning down the visual imput, there’s much more room for the story and atmosphere to sink in. And while most black and white movies would be considered slow by modern, Michael Bay action movie-inspired standards, there’s still quite a bunch of them that are at least worth a watch.
Whatever was lacking in special effect was made up with suspense and good timing. There’s a reason many of these are considered to be classics, the remakes were just a bad attempt to make these movies more current but instead ended up ruining them with CGI and absolute lack of actual soul. We wish they just left these movies alone.