Movies All Photographers Must Watch

As a photographer or someone holding a special place for photography, add these movies to your watch list to thoroughly enjoy and learn from the art of capturing images while taking notes and brushing up your own skills, as suggested by William Schoellkopf:

  1. BARAKA (1992): A compilation of aptly photographed scenes of religion and human life.
  2. BARRY LYNDON (1975): A War Drama. Cinematography by John Alcott. An Irish Drama set in mid 17th Century, Great Battle Sequences and Pleasing Country sides.
  3. COFFEE AND CIGARETTES (2003): A series of scenes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.
  4. THE PHOTOGRAPHER (1974): A murder storyline with a comedic twist. A known photographer uses his models more than posing for photos to satisfy his lust for blood. Each murder is more extraordinary than the last.
  5. THE FALL (2006): A Fictional Drama. Cinematography by Collin Watkinson. A series of fictional incidents narrated by a bedridden hero to a small girl.
  6. THE PAINTED VEIL (2006): A Romantic Drama. Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh. A tense relationship between a Biologist and his wife in China.
  7. THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (2004): A Biographical Drama. Cinematography by Eric Gautier. The screenplay of this movie is based on Che Guevara’s travelogue!
  8. AMADEUS (1984): A Musical Drama. Cinematography by Miroslav Ondříček. A Biography on Amadeus Mozart. The film shot in Prague, Vienna. Mozart’s high pitch laughter in this film is prime factor in his mannerism. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture and was nominated for Cinematography.
  9. THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (2004): A thriller. Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel. Depicts the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ before ending in resurrection.
  10. INCEPTION (2010): A Fictional Drama. Cinematography by Wally Pfister. This film is about implanting one’s idea into the target’s subconscious state of mind. Won the Oscar for Best Cinematography.
  11. OUT OF AFRICA (1985): A War Drama. Cinematography by David Watkin. A Beautiful Drama loosely based on the autobiography by Isak Dinesen. Won Best Picture and for Best Cinematography.