Movies about photographers

List of the best movies about photographers selected by visitors to our site: The Bang Bang Club, War Photographer, Harrison's Flowers, Blow-Up, Everlasting Moments, Pure Art, Camera Obscura, Polaroid, The Photographer of Mauthausen, A Private War.

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The Bang Bang Club (2010)
Mark5 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryCanada, South Africa
Duration01:46
CharactersPhotographers
PlotArt

In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked together to chronicle the violence and upheaval leading up to the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela as president. Their work is risky and dangerous, potentially fatally so, as they thrust themselves into the middle of chaotic clashes between forces backed by the government (including Inkatha Zulu warriors) and those in support of Mandela's African National Congress.

War Photographer (2001)
Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary, military
CountryLuxembourg
Duration01:36
CharactersPhotographers

Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryFrance
Duration02:01
CharactersPhotographers
PlotWar, Missing people, Revenge
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Tense, For men, Gloomy

Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last assignment, in war-torn Yugoslavia, in 1991, at the height of the fighting. Word comes back that he apparently died in a building collapse, but his wife Sarah (also a journalist for Newsweek) refuses to believe that he's dead and goes looking for him. She's helped immensely by the photo-journalists Eric Kyle and Marc Stevenson that she runs into over there; together, they're determined to make it through the chaotic landscape to Vukovar, which is not only the nexus of the war but where she believes Harrison is located. Meanwhile, Harrison's son Cesar is looking after his father's prized greenhouse, keeping hope, and flowers, alive.

Blow-Up (1966)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, USA
Duration01:51
CharactersPhotographers

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. The fact that he has photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.

Everlasting Moments (2008)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountrySweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany
Duration02:11
CharactersPhotographers, Housewives
PlotOn real events
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Touching, Fascinating, Gloomy

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.

Pure Art (2016)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryRussia
Duration01:53
CharactersKillers, Photographers

Pretty Sasha finds herself in a whirlpool of intrigue and criminal games after her lover, a talented painter, is murdered. Chased on one side by brutal criminals who don't leave witnesses, and on the other by the cops who consider her the #1 suspect, Sasha is forced to act alone to solve the mystery of her lover’s death and keep herself alive and free at the same time. Gradually she unravels the tangle of mysteries and deceptions, only to learn that her lover was forging paintings which had been sold for millions of dollars, and no-one really is who they say they are.

Camera Obscura (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersPhotographers
PlotSupernatural
StyleDisturbing, Tense

A photojournalist suffering from PTSD returns home from Iraq and finds himself struggling to keep his sanity and family intact.

Polaroid (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada, Norway, USA
Duration01:28
CharactersPhotographers
PlotSupernatural, Damn things, Death, Ghosts
StyleDepressive, Disturbing, Creepy

High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end. Bird and her friends must survive one more night as they race to solve the mystery of the haunted Polaroid before it kills them all.

The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography, history
CountrySpain
Duration01:21
CharactersPhotographers
PlotOn real events, War
PlaceConcentration camp
TimeWorld War II
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing the freed world the atrocities committed by the Nazis, exhaustively documented. He will be a key witness during the Nuremberg Trials.

A Private War (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersJournalists, Strong women, Photographers, Terrorists, Writers
PlotOn real events, War, Survival, Death, Political, Revolution
PlaceJungle, Deserts
StyleWomens in main roles, Action, Disturbing, Heavy, Tense

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

The Holiday Calendar (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersPhotographers
PlotFulfillment of desires, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Cute, Soulful

A talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future -- and pointing her toward love.

The Long Dumb Road (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPhotographers
PlotTravel, Road adventures

Two guys serendipitously meet at a time when they both find themselves at personal crossroads and decide to embark on an unplanned road trip across the American Southwest.

For Lovers Only (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersPhotographers
PlotLove
PlaceParis, France
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric

FOR LOVERS ONLY is a story of a MAN and a WOMAN in love. After seeing each other for the first time in years while on separate work assignments in Paris, the LOVERS flee together and travel by train, car and motorcycle, as their love affair takes them across France-from Normandy to St. Tropez. Throughout their trip, both characters experience long periods of carefree bliss and unrepentant joy punctuated by brief moments of guilt and confusion. The final outcome of the affair is left open to interpretation.

The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersPhotographers, Friends, Losers
PlotMental disorders
PlaceNew York
StyleDepressive, Gloomy

Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of the Fort Washington Shelter for Men. He reaches out to Jerry, a streetwise combat veteran, who takes Matthew under his wing as a son. The relationship between these two men grows as they attempt to conquer the numbing isolation of homelessness.

Oxygen (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryBelgium, Netherlands
Duration01:38
CharactersPhotographers, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotCars
PlaceHospitals, Beach
StyleTouching, Gloomy

Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?

Escape from Tibet (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryGermany, Luxembourg
Duration01:45
CharactersPhotographers
PlotThe escape

On the roofs of a Tibetan monastery two boys let fly a kite, but suddenly a shot rips the relaxed silence, and one of the two guys gets shot, the "Golden Boy" which is the fictitious successor to the Dalai Lama. The monks act immediately and bring him out of Tibet to secure his body. In the meantime, the Berlinese mountaineer Johanna and her Swiss friend travel to the monastery to stay there for some days...

Get Out (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryJapan, USA
Duration02:43
CharactersPhotographers, Detectives, Dogs, Family
PlotMystery, Survival, Abduction, Slavery
PlaceParty, New York, Estate
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Closer (2004)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersPhotographers, Writers
PlotLove triangle, Divorce, Jealousy, Depression, Love, Obsession, Love at first sight
PlaceUSA

A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.

Everest: The Summit of the Gods (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryJapan
Duration01:30
CharactersPhotographers, Old man
PlotTime travel
PlaceChina

Makoto Fukamachi (Junichi Okada) is a Japanese cameraman. He finds an old camera on a backstreet of Nepal. The camera might possibly solve the mystery of whether George Mallory became the first person to successfully climb Mount Everest on June 8, 1924 or not. Pursuing the old camera's past, Makoto Fukamachi meets legendary Alpinist Joji Habu (Hiroshi Abe). Joji Habu is isolated from other people because of his reckless and thoughtless personality.

C'est la vie! (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Canada, France
Duration02:30
CharactersPhotographers, Guests
PlotWedding
PlaceParty, France, Castle
StyleLight

Max is a battle-weary veteran of the wedding-planning racket. His latest — and last — gig is a hell of a fête, involving stuffy period costumes for the caterers, a vain, hyper- sensitive singer who thinks he's a Gallic James Brown, and a morose, micromanaging groom determined to make Max's night as miserable as possible. But what makes the affair too bitter to endure is that Max's colleague and ostensible girlfriend, Joisette, seems to have written him off, coolly going about her professional duties while openly flirting with a much younger server. It's going to be a very long night… especially once the groom's aerial serenade gets underway.




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