Small list of movies about Photographers

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1. Polaroid (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the Polaroid camera she finds. It doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken with it, soon die.

Director: Lars Klevberg | Stars: Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan, Keenan Tracey

Votes: 7,395

2. Daguerrotype (2016)

131 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When an assistant to a daguerreotypy photographer falls in love with the latter's daughter the relationship mirrors the art form as love and pain combine.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau, Olivier Gourmet, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 687

3. The Public Eye (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Story of a 1940s photographer who specializes in crime and is not getting involved until this time.

Director: Howard Franklin | Stars: Joe Pesci, Barbara Hershey, Richard Riehle, Bryan Travis Smith

Votes: 3,123 | Gross: $3.07M

4. Everlasting Moments (2008)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama, History

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen, Callin Öhrvall

Votes: 5,122 | Gross: $0.61M

5. Proof (1991)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot, Russell Crowe, Heather Mitchell

Votes: 5,908 | Gross: $0.52M

6. Dirty Pictures (2000 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Drama

A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Ann Marin, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 741

7. Triage (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, War

The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Sives, Paz Vega, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 9,744

8. Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Can vision succeed where eyesight fails? Can a blind person make meaningful photographs? How can the creator appreciate his own work? This film explores the artistry and innovation of Pete ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Leifer | Star: James Nachtwey

Votes: 56

9. Palermo Shooting (2008)

124 min | Drama

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?

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Campino, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Dennis Hopper, Inga Busch

Votes: 2,651

10. Window of the Soul (2001)

73 min | Documentary

Nineteen people with differing degrees of visual impairment - from mild nearsightedness to total blindness - discuss how they see themselves, how they see others and how they perceive the ... See full summary »

Directors: João Jardim, Walter Carvalho | Stars: Evgen Bavcar, Raimunda da Conceição Filha, Felipe, Gabriel

Votes: 584

11. Fotograf (2015)

R | 133 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The life and work of internationally renown provocative Czech photographer Jan Saudek.

Director: Irena Pavlásková | Stars: Karel Roden, Marie Málková, Zuzana Vejvodová, Václav Neuzil

Votes: 327

13. Shutter (II) (2004)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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.

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, Achita Sikamana, Unnop Chanpaibool

Votes: 38,737

14. Shutter (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

37 Metascore

A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, James Kyson, Megumi Okina

Votes: 31,390 | Gross: $25.93M

15. One Hour Photo (2002)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A mentally unstable photo developer targets a middle-class family after his obsession with them becomes more sick and disturbing than any of them could imagine.

Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Dylan Smith

Votes: 110,520 | Gross: $31.60M

16. A Lot Like Love (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Unaquainted Emily and Oliver join the mile high club together on the way from LAX to NYC - end of story except they meet on and off the next 7 years. Are they meant for each other?

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Taryn Manning, Aimee Garcia

Votes: 65,783 | Gross: $21.84M

17. Adult World (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A naive college graduate, Amy, who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job in a shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

Director: Scott Coffey | Stars: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 16,316 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 673,563 | Gross: $33.23M

19. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 572,243 | Gross: $83.47M

20. Blow-Up (1966)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

82 Metascore

A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

Votes: 52,860

21. Boat People (1982)

R | 109 min | Drama

A Japanese photojournalist revisits Vietnam after the Liberation and learns harsh truths about its regime and its "New Economic Zones".

Director: Ann Hui | Stars: George Lam, Cora Miao, Season Ma, Andy Lau

Votes: 741

22. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 323,975 | Gross: $25.38M

23. The Wedding Photographer (2009)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When the factory in Molkom shuts down, Robin leaves his beloved hometown to try his luck in Stockholm as a wedding photographer. This experience changes not merely his outlook on life but also his hairstyle.

Director: Ulf Malmros | Stars: Björn A. Ling, Kjell Bergqvist, Tuva Novotny, Johannes Brost

Votes: 3,781

24. Bryllupsfotografen (1994)

85 min | Drama, Romance

A documentary film maker returns to his birth town and buys a photo shop, earning money as a wedding photographer, while his life spirals into chaos due to a shallow girlfriend and an old friend with a dangerous project.

Director: Johan Bergenstråhle | Stars: Anders Peter Bro, Kadhim Faraj, Annika Johannesen, Runi Lewerissa

Votes: 33

25. Calendar Girls (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Penelope Wilton, John Alderton

Votes: 22,423 | Gross: $31.04M

26. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 667,823 | Gross: $7.56M

27. Closer (I) (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Julia Roberts

Votes: 195,451 | Gross: $33.99M

28. Crazy/Beautiful (2001)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from an affluent neighborhood.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jay Hernandez, Bruce Davison, Herman Osorio

Votes: 23,318 | Gross: $16.93M

29. Delirious (2006)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

An offbeat drama focused on a homeless youth, a pop music siren and a member of the paparazzi.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman, Gina Gershon

Votes: 5,811 | Gross: $0.09M

30. Don't Look Back (2009)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A psychodrama about a photographer whose pictures tell a different story to that of her perception.

Director: Marina de Van | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Monica Bellucci, Andrea Di Stefano, Thierry Neuvic

Votes: 6,190

31. Mr. Photographer (1953)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

An apprentice of photography is accidentally involved in a n international complot.

Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Cantinflas, Rosita Arenas, Ángel Garasa, Rebeca Iturbide

Votes: 250

32. Everybody Street (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

EVERYBODY STREET, directed by Cheryl Dunn, illuminates the lives and work of New York's iconic street photographers - including Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt, Ricky Powell... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Dunn | Stars: Boogie, Martha Cooper, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt

Votes: 617

33. Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

R | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 8,173 | Gross: $20.00M

34. For Lovers Only (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An American photographer runs into an old flame while on assignment in Paris.

Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Mark Polish, Stana Katic, Jean-Claude Thibaut, Jean-Marc Toussaint

Votes: 1,462

35. The Photographer (2014)

110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

The Photographer is an elusive serial killer operating in modern-day Moscow. He leaves numbered tiles at the scenes of his crimes, similar to those placed at crime scenes by forensic teams.... See full summary »

Director: Waldemar Krzystek | Stars: Tomasz Kot, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Adam Woronowicz, Agata Buzek

Votes: 439

37. Photographing Fairies (1997)

R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Toby Stephens, Emily Woof, Ben Kingsley, Frances Barber

Votes: 2,535

38. Funny Face (1957)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair

Votes: 25,067

39. Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin

Votes: 14,855 | Gross: $0.22M

40. Georgia O'Keeffe (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Joan Allen, Jeremy Irons, Ed Begley Jr., Kathleen Chalfant

Votes: 799

41. Guinevere (1999)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.

Director: Audrey Wells | Stars: Sarah Polley, Stephen Rea, Jean Smart, Gina Gershon

Votes: 2,326 | Gross: $0.61M

42. Heavenly Forest (2006)

116 min | Drama, Romance

Heavenly Forest is About a Photographer name Makoto who travels to New York during Christmas to look for his best friend, Shizuru. The two first met when Makoto attended his University ... See full summary »

Director: Takehiko Shinjo | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Munetaka Aoki, Saori Ban

Votes: 2,727

43. High Art (1998)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, Gabriel Mann

Votes: 9,518 | Gross: $1.93M