Best award winning movies with low-key lighting from Before 1970

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with low-key lighting from Before 1970! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with low-key lighting from Before 1970, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.

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1967-12-11 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Katharine Houghton, Sidney Poitier

Rating

rating icon 7.556
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #66 for
    didactic
  2. Ranked #96 for
    sanctimonious
  3. Ranked #112 for
    remarkable

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2 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

A history professor and his wife entertain a young couple who are new to the university's faculty. As the drinks flow, secrets come to light, and the middle-aged couple unload onto their guests the full force of the bitterness, dysfunction, and animosity that defines their marriage.

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1966-06-22 | Drama

Cast

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

Rating

rating icon 7.729
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #27 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #36 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #67 for
    with marital problems

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3 In the Heat of the Night (1967)

African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie, the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth.

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1967-08-02 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger

Rating

rating icon 7.635
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #56 for
    like Knives Out
  2. Ranked #57 for
    deservedly won awards
  3. Ranked #65 for
    remarkable

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4 Sunset Boulevard (1950)

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

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1950-08-10 | Drama

Cast

William Holden, Gloria Swanson

Rating

rating icon 8.313
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #91 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #103 for
    hardboiled style
  3. Ranked #122 for
    glitzy

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5 The Graduate (1967)

Benjamin, a recent college graduate very worried about his future, finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.

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1967-12-21 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman

Rating

rating icon 7.653
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #113 for
    critically acclaimed
  2. Ranked #116 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #127 for
    capturing the zeitgeist

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6 Citizen Kane (1941)

Newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. As a result, every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event.

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1941-04-17 | Mystery / Drama

Cast

Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten

Rating

rating icon 8.009
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #54 for
    reverse shot
  2. Ranked #80 for
    game changer
  3. Ranked #88 for
    with sleight of hand

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7 All About Eve (1950)

From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing. Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critic sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.

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1950-11-09 | Drama

Cast

Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

Rating

rating icon 8.105
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    critically acclaimed
  2. Ranked #9 for
    drama queen
  3. Ranked #12 for
    extraordinary

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8 Casablanca (1943)

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

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1943-01-15 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman

Rating

rating icon 8.162
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #85 for
    natural light
  2. Ranked #154 for
    most quotable
  3. Ranked #201 for
    low-light camera work

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9 Hamlet (1948)

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.

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1948-12-10 | Drama

Cast

Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Rating

rating icon 7.419
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #40 for
    extraordinary
  2. Ranked #99 for
    lugubrious
  3. Ranked #108 for
    Oscar-worthy performance

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10 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

A fading southern belle moves in with her sister in New Orleans where her ferocious brother-in-law takes stabs at her sanity.

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1951-09-19 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando

Rating

rating icon 7.634
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #27 for
    extraordinary
  2. Ranked #46 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  3. Ranked #126 for
    game changer

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