Top 10 Movies About Photographers

Top 10 Movies about Photographers by KIKE CALVO BLOG

This post is the latest in the Photography Series which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research  that Kike learns about during his travels.

Looking for something to get your inspiration flowing, entertain you, or simply make you think? Here is a collection of movies movies about photographers for you to explore!

 1. City Of God

This is a critically acclaimed story about two brothers growing up in some of the most notorious slums in Rio de Janeiro. One of these boys will grow up seeing the world with the eye of an artist, and his journey to follow his dream becomes his window to a world beyond his wildest imaginings. His relationship with his brother and his struggling community creates a story of triumph in the face of incredible adversity.

Buy: City Of God
Watch now City of God (English Subtitled)

2. Rear Window           

Directed by the famed Alfred Hitchcock, Rear Window tells the tale of a wheelchair-bound photographer who, one day, sees something suspicous out his window. Hitchock artfully draws out a suspenseful narrative where the man becomes convinced that he has witnessed a murder, and begins to take action to expose it.

Buy: Rear Window
Watch now Rear Window

3. Flags of Our Fathers

Most Americans have seen the famous photograph of six soldiers struggling together to raise the American flag at Iwo Jima. This movie goes deeper into the lives behind the iconic image, telling the stories of those six men and how they came to be there.

Buy: Flags of Our Fathers (Widescreen Edition)
Watch now Flags of Our Fathers

4. Ship of Theseus 

This award-winning Hindi film explores philosophical questions through the lives of a stockbroker, a sick monk, and an experimental photographer. The intersections and breaks between their lives lead to an examination of what the ideas of truth, beauty, and justice mean to different people, and how they are common among us all.

Buy: SHIP OF THESEUS 2 Disc Edition Hindi DVD Fully Boxed with English Subtitles

 5. Salvador

The true story of the experiences of renowned journalist Richard Boyle in conflict-ridden El Salvador in the 1980s.

Buy: Salvador (Special Edition)
Watch now:Salvador

6. The Amazing Spider-Man

Rather than describing Peter Parker as Spider-Man’s alter ego, maybe we should say that he is a photographer who spends his spare time saving the world! Always mysteriously capturing the best photos of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Peter Parker ensnares images with his camera just as he traps criminals in his web.

Buy: The Amazing Spider-Man (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray / DVD)
Watch now: The Amazing Spider-Man

7. Eyes of Laura Mars

A glamourous fashion photographer sees the murders of her family and friends through psychic visions – can she stop them? The electric energy and thrills will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Buy: Eyes of Laura Mars
Watch now The Eyes Of Laura Mars


8. Pecker

Pecker is just any old guy working in a sandwich shop, until his photos of his weird family become an overnight sensation. He must deal with these changes and fix the turmoil caused in his community through a bizarre series of escapades in this quirky comedy.

Buy: Pecker

9. Distant

In this haunting, critically acclaimed Turkish film, a photographer struggles to cope with the departure of his wife. When his cousin comes to stay with him, the two are each forced to confront their own psychologies.

Buy:  Distant


10. Blow-Up

A London photographer lives a high-flying life in the 1960s, photographing models for fashion magazines. While looking over images he took of a woman in a secluded park, he notices some suspicious things in the background – has he discovered evidence of a murder?

Blow Up

Watch now: Blowup

If you want to discover even more interesting titles, here are some additional movies you might like to check out:
1,000 Times Good Nights
The Killing Fields
The Salt of the Earth
The Killing Fields
Zenne Dancer[NON-US FORMAT, PAL]
Lies I Told My Little Sister


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Further reading:

10 Keys to Being a Good Photographer

10 Big Rules of Photography or So I Think

10 Lesson Learned with the Heart of a Photographer

Learn more:

The Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life

The Beginner’s Photography Guide

Mastering Digital Photography: Jason Youn’s Essential Guide to Understanding the Art & Science of Aperture, Shutter, Exposure, Light, & Composition

La vision del fotografo: Entender y apreciar la buena fotografia (Spanish Edition)

Fotografia Paso a Paso, La (Spanish Edition)

National Geographic Stunning Photographs

National Geographic Image Collection

Visions of Paradise

Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Photographs (National Geographic Collectors Series)

National Geographic: The Photographs (National Geographic Collectors Series)

In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits (National Geographic Collectors Series)

How-to Photography Books:

Perfect Digital Photography(Second edition)

National Geographic Complete Photography

National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography: Revised and Expanded (Photography Field Guides)

National Geographic: The Ultimate Field Guide to Landscape Photography (National Geographic Photography Field Guides)

National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Travel Photography (National Geographic Photography Field Guides)

Travel and Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision

Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos

The Photographer’s Vision: Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography

The Business of Photography:

How Photographs are Sold: Stories and Examples of How Fine Art Photographers Sell Their Work

2015 Photographer’s Market

Marketing Fine Art Photography

Pricing Photography: The Complete Guide to Assignment and Stock Prices

The Photographer’s Survival Guide: How to Build and Grow a Successful Business

The Photographer’s Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion

ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography

Best Business Practices for Photographers, Second Edition

MORE Best Business Practices for Photographers

Copyright Workflow for Photographers: Protecting, Managing, and Sharing Digital Images