Top 55 Movies about Photographers

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1.
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.)
 
2.
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
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
1,000 Times Good Night (2013)
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Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her... (117 mins.)
Director: Erik Poppe
 
6.
Everlasting Moments (2008)
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In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life. (131 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
7.
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
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
Shutter (2004)
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A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. (97 mins.)
 
12.
Proof (1991)
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The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker. (86 mins.)
 
13.
Dreams (1955)
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In Stockholm, the fashion photographer Susanne Frank misses her married lover Henrik Lobelius that lives in Gothenburg with his wife and children... (87 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
14.
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
 
15.
Distant (2002)
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After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit. (110 mins.)
 
16.
Pretty Baby (1978)
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A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
17.
One Hour Photo (2002)
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A mentally unstable photo developer begins to attack a middle-class family after his obsession with them becomes more sick and disturbing than any of them could imagine. (96 mins.)
Director: Mark Romanek
 
18.
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
 
19.
The Salt of the Earth (2014 Documentary)
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The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world. (110 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
Zenne Dancer (2012)
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A feature film about an unusual trio: Daniel, a German photo-journalist in Istanbul without much knowledge about Turkish values... (99 mins.)
 
22.
For Lovers Only (2011)
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An American photographer runs into an old flame while on assignment in Paris. (87 mins.)
Director: Michael Polish
 
23.
Time to Leave (2005)
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A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him. (81 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
24.
Louder Than Bombs (2015)
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The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer. (109 mins.)
Director: Joachim Trier
 
25.
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
 
26.
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 World War II. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
27.
Palermo Shooting (2008)
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After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down? (124 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
28.
Ship of Theseus (2012)
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The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker. (140 mins.)
Director: Anand Gandhi
 
29.
Pecker (1998)
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A talented young photographer, who enjoys snapping photos of his satirical, perverted Baltimore neighborhood and his wacky family, gets dragged into a world of pretentious artists from New York City and finds newfound fame. (87 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
30.
Guinevere (1999)
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A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer. (104 mins.)
Director: Audrey Wells
 
31.
Delirious (2006)
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An offbeat drama focused on a homeless youth, a pop music siren and a member of the paparazzi. (107 mins.)
Director: Tom DiCillo
 
32.
Finding Vivian Maier (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers. (83 mins.)
 
33.
My Straight Son (2012)
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The story of Diego, a young and successful photographer that lives in the glamorous world of fashion... (114 mins.)
Director: Miguel Ferrari
 
34.
Margaret Bourke-White (1989 TV Movie)
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Biographical account of pioneering photographer's career. (105 mins.)
 
35.
Lies I Told My Little Sister (2014)
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After the death of her oldest sister, a 30 year old globe-trotting nature photographer is guilted onto a family trip to Cape Cod... (98 mins.)
 
36.
Calendar (1993)
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A photographer and his wife take photographs of Armenian churches for use in a calendar. Their driver... (74 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
37.
Eadweard (2015)
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A psychological drama centered around world-famous turn-of-the-century British photographer, Eadweard... (104 mins.)
Director: Kyle Rideout
 
38.
The Snake (2006)
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Fashion photographer Vincent Mandel, in the midst of a difficult divorce, is suddenly being accused of rape and extorted. What does his former classmate Joseph Plender want from him? (119 mins.)
Director: Eric Barbier
 
39.
I'd Receive the Worst News from Your Beautiful Lips (2011)
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The photographer Cauby moves and settles down in a small town in the countryside of Pará. When he meets the model Lavínia... (100 mins.)
 
40.
Woman in Chains (1968)
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Stanislas Hassler blazes the development of modern art in his gallery, packed with works of surprising shapes... (106 mins.)
 
41.
Photographing Fairies (1997)
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Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war... (106 mins.)
Director: Nick Willing
 
42.
Circle of Deceit (1981)
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Laschen, a German journalist, travels to the city of Beirut during the fights between Christians and... (108 mins.)
 
43.
Life (2015)
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A photographer for Life Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean. (111 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
 
44.
Rezerwat (2007)
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A young photographer moves to Praga, the most notorious district of Warsaw, known for common crime and alcoholism as well as unique folklore. This experience will have much impact on both his personal and professional life. (100 mins.)
 
45.
Heavenly Forest (2006)
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Heavenly Forest is About a Photographer name Makoto who travels to New York during Christmas to look for his best friend... (116 mins.)
Director: Takehiko Shinjo
 
46.
Boat People (1982)
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A Japanese photojournalist revisits Vietnam after the Liberation and learns harsh truths about its regime and its "New Economic Zones". (109 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
 
47.
Carol (2015)
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An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York. (118 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
48.
Frame by Frame (2015 Documentary)
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(85 mins.)
 
49.
McCullin (2012 Documentary)
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To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists... (91 mins.)
 
50.
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
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Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York... (105 mins.)
 
51.
Sway (2006)
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On the anniversary of the death of the mother of a hip and happening Tokyo-based photographer, the son returns to his hometown for the funeral... (120 mins.)
Director: Miwa Nishikawa
 
52.
Girlfriends (1978)
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A photographer and her girlfriend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone. (86 mins.)
Director: Claudia Weill
 
53.
Anna (2015)
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Anna, a photojournalist, travels to Bangkok to pursue her investigations for a news story on the traffic... (109 mins.)
 
54.
Fotograf (2015)
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Ladies, you have the right to remain silent...! (133 mins.)
 
55.
Traces of a Diary (2011 Documentary)
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Photography is diary... diary is life... in the end, the world and photography always end up alone, with each other. (75 mins.)
 
56.
Don't Look Back (2009)
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A psychodrama about a photographer whose pictures tell a different story to that of her perception. (111 mins.)
Director: Marina de Van
 
57.
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
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A photographer's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable. (98 mins.)
 
58.
The Passion of Martin (1991)
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A lonely photographer gradually develops a rather unhealthy obsession with a young woman he once met by sheer chance. (49 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
59.
Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories (2015)
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It is the late nineties, Vietnam is in economic turmoil and overpopulation has sparked political concern... (102 mins.)
Director: Di Dang Phan