The best films about photojournalism

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1.
Salvador (1986)
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An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980. (122 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
2.
Under Fire (1983)
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Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979. (128 mins.)
 
3.
The Killing Fields (1984)
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians. (141 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
4.
The Bang Bang Club (2010)
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A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa. (106 mins.)
Director: Steven Silver
 
5.
Before the Rain (1994)
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In the republic of Macedonia, amid war in Bosnia, an Albanian girl being hunted by Christians is offered protection by a monk who has taken a vow of silence. (113 mins.)
 
6.
Year of the Gun (1991)
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David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is... (111 mins.)
 
7.
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
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Journalist Floyd from US, Michael Henderson from UK and their teams meet the beginning of Bosnian war in Sarajevo... (103 mins.)
 
8.
Triage (2009)
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The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague. (99 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
9.
Harrison's Flowers (2000)
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When a Newsweek photojournalist disappears in war-torn Yugoslavia, his wife travels to Europe to find him. (130 mins.)
Director: Élie Chouraqui
 
10.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
11.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
12.
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
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A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
13.
We Were Soldiers (2002)
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The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it. (138 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
 
14.
The Public Eye (1992)
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Story of a 1940s photographer who specializes in crime and in not getting involved... until this time. (99 mins.)
Director: Howard Franklin
 
15.
No Time for Love (1943)
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Upper-class female reporter is (despite herself) attracted to hulking laborer digging a tunnel under the Hudson river. (83 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
16.
Picture Snatcher (1933)
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Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia... (77 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
17.
The Cameraman (1928)
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Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire. (69 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
 
18.
Comanche Territory (1997)
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Spanish TV reporters covering the War in Bosnia. Based on true experience. (88 mins.)
Director: Gerardo Herrero
 
19.
The China Syndrome (1979)
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A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant. (122 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
 
20.
The Hunting Party (2007)
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A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the No.1 war criminal in Bosnia. However, their extremely dangerous target decides to come after them. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Shepard
 
21.
The Bedford Incident (1965)
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An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined. (102 mins.)
Director: James B. Harris
 
22.
Too Hot to Handle (1938)
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Two rival newsreel photographers join forces to find the an aviatrix's missing brother, who has disappeared in the Amazonian Rain Forest. (107 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
23.
City of God (2002)
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Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
 
24.
Superman (1978)
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An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. (143 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
25.
Spider-Man (2002)
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When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
26.
Batman (1989)
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The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
27.
Red Ink (2000)
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Alfonso wants to be a writer, but he decides to practice as a journalist. When he is assigned to the crime section of a newspaper, he will witness the dirty world of Peruvian tabloids. (121 mins.)
 
28.
Periodistas (1998 TV Series)
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(70 mins.)
 
29.
Ace in the Hole (1951)
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A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus. (111 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
30.
The Paper (1994)
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Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent... (112 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
31.
Lou Grant (1977 TV Series)
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The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff. (60 mins.)
 
32.
Rear Window (1954)
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A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
 
33.
Blow-Up (1966)
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A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. (111 mins.)
 
34.
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. (112 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
35.
The People That Time Forgot (1977)
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A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes... (90 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
36.
Friday Foster (1975)
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Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr... (90 mins.)
Director: Arthur Marks
 
37.
Violets Are Blue... (1986)
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Young love may endure in your heart and one day re-ignite, but reality may soon dowse the flames. (88 mins.)
Director: Jack Fisk
 
38.
Hot News (1928)
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Hot News (1928) is a silent film comedy produced and distributed by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation, an amalgamation of Famous Players-Lasky and Paramount Pictures. Clarence Badger directed and Bebe Daniels starred. (70 mins.)
 
39.
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
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The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
40.
La ley de la frontera (1995)
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Barbara, a journalist in the beginning of the 20th century, searches in the border between Portugal and Galicia a bandit called El Argentino... (115 mins.)
 
41.
Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
42.
The Sky's the Limit (1943)
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Flying Tiger Fred Atwell sneaks away from his famous squadron's personal appearance tour and goes incognito for several days of leave... (89 mins.)
 
43.
Lifeboat (1944)
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Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. (97 mins.)
 
44.
Flight from Ashiya (1964)
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A helicopter rescue team tries to save the survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Japan during a raging typhoon. (100 mins.)
 
45.
Blood Diamond (2006)
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A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. (143 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
46.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
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After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world. (106 mins.)
Director: Kerry Conran
 
47.
Z (1969)
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Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles. (127 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
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49.
Medium Cool (1969)
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A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention. (111 mins.)
Director: Haskell Wexler
 
50.
Pretty Baby (1978)
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A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
51.
The Great Race (1965)
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When a popular daredevil proposes an automobile race across three continents, his arch rival vows to beat him, while an ambitious female reporter has her own plans for victory. (160 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
52.
Paparazzi (2004)
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A rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son. (84 mins.)
Director: Paul Abascal
 
53.
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
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Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
54.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
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A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
 
55.
Paparazzi (1998)
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At a football match, an unscrupulous photographer, Michel Verdier, takes pictures of a celebrity couple... (111 mins.)
 
56.
High Society (1956)
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C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate... (111 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
57.
Funny Face (1957)
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An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. (103 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
58.
Roman Holiday (1953)
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A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
59.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
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An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
60.
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
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An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Faiman
 
61.
The Omen (1976)
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Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
62.
Adeus Princesa (1992)
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Mitó lives in a small village and is the son of the local Comunist Party leader, she is 18 years-old... (93 mins.)
 
63.
Headline Shooter (1933)
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The adventures of a wayward newsreel cameraman. (61 mins.)
Director: Otto Brower
 
64.
That Most Important Thing: Love (1975)
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Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies... (109 mins.)
 
65.
The Weight of Water (2000)
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A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873... (113 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
66.
Not for, or Against (Quite the Contrary) (2003)
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"Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with... (111 mins.)
 
67.
Mad City (1997)
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A disgruntled security guard holds a school trip group hostage, while a news reporter forms a bond with him. (115 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
68.
Code Unknown (2000)
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Jean, a farm lad, wants to escape his silent father; he runs to Paris to his older brother, Georges... (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
69.
Mahogany (1975)
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Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers... (109 mins.)
Director: Berry Gordy
 
70.
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (1990 TV Movie)
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Raymond Eames, a small-time drug dealer, has been sentenced to death for the shooting death of a policeman... (104 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
71.
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
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A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer. (104 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner