The recent success of Oscar-winning movie "The Artist" proved that black and white films can still compete with those shot in color, but these days that's more of an exception than the rule. And that's because color has allowed filmmakers to find new ways to tell stories. It 's not just there to look pretty. It can also convey and instill emotions, create distinct atmospheres and even help to progress the plot.

Acknowledging the importance of color, Tweeter @cinemapalettes compiled a list of over 200 color palettes used in memorable scenes from famous movies such as Stanley Kubrick’s "Shining", Alejandro Iñárritu’s "Revenant", Hayao Miyazaki’s "Spirited Away", and George Miller’s "Mad Max" and many more.

Check out @cinemapalettes's Twitter page for a full list. Oh, and if your favorite scene is missing, you can also tweet your requests.

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#1

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Dir. George Miller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Dir. George Miller

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Ly Nguyen
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mad Max was an artistic masterpiece. The sets, costumes, props, and camerawork was stunning.

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Spirited Away (2001) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away (2001) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki

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#3

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Dir. David Yates

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Dir. David Yates

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#4

Alice Through The Looking Glass (2016) Dir. James Bobin

Alice Through The Looking Glass (2016) Dir. James Bobin

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#5

The Truman Show (1998) Dir. Peter Weir

The Truman Show (1998) Dir. Peter Weir

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Ann Ros'a
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to use these Pantone colors in my kitchen!

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#6

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki

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#7

Amélie (2001) Dir. Jean-pierre Jeunet

Amélie (2001) Dir. Jean-pierre Jeunet

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#8

Edward Scissorhands (1990) Dir. Tim Burton

Edward Scissorhands (1990) Dir. Tim Burton

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Spirited Away (2001) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away (2001) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki

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#10

The Martian (2015) Dir. Ridley Scott

The Martian (2015) Dir. Ridley Scott

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#11

The Revenant (2015) Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu

The Revenant (2015) Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu

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#12

Corpse Bride (2005) Dir. Tim Burton, Mike Johnson

Corpse Bride (2005) Dir. Tim Burton, Mike Johnson

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#13

Lost In Translation (2003) Dir. Sofia Coppola

Lost In Translation (2003) Dir. Sofia Coppola

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Gianna Lucci
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just needs a hint of neon red for the city lights that would flash in the background

#14

Deadpool (2016) Dir. Tim Miller

Deadpool (2016) Dir. Tim Miller

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Ann Ros'a
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Would be an excellent color palette to paint the different rooms in my house.

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#15

Life Of Pi (2012) Dir. Ang Lee

Life Of Pi (2012) Dir. Ang Lee

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#16

500 Days Of Summer (2009) Dir. Marc Webb

500 Days Of Summer (2009) Dir. Marc Webb

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#17

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Dir. Wes Anderson

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Dir. Wes Anderson

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Charles Laster
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of the best movies I've seen in quite a time.

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#18

Coraline (2009) Dir. Henry Selick

Coraline (2009) Dir. Henry Selick

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#19

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) Dir. Martin Scorsese

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) Dir. Martin Scorsese

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Ania Jozwiak
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6 years ago

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It is missing the blues....great idea overall

#20

The Fifth Element (1997) Dir. Luc Besson

The Fifth Element (1997) Dir. Luc Besson

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The Shining (1980) Dir. Stanley Kubrick

The Shining (1980) Dir. Stanley Kubrick

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#22

Léon: The Professional (1994) Dir. Luc Besson

Léon: The Professional (1994) Dir. Luc Besson

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#23

The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) Dir. Jonathan Demme

The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) Dir. Jonathan Demme

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