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1. 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: 109,050 | Gross: $31.60M

2. 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: 9,394 | Gross: $1.93M

3. Rear Window (1954)

PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

100 Metascore

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 406,465 | Gross: $36.76M

4. Pecker (1998)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

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.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci, Bess Armstrong, Mark Joy

Votes: 12,818 | Gross: $2.28M

5. 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: 51,493

6. 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: 5,813 | Gross: $0.52M

7. Under Fire (1983)

R | 128 min | Drama, War

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.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 6,377 | Gross: $5.70M

8. Gentlemen's Relish (2001 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

A painter in London paints in a style no longer popular. His assistant suggests artistic photography. It blooms. So much more when he photographs settings from classical nude paintings - naively oblivious to the real reason to success.

Director: Douglas Mackinnon | Stars: Billy Connolly, Sarah Lancashire, Douglas Henshall, Katie Blake

Votes: 229

9. Everlasting Moments (2008)

Not Rated | 131 min | Biography, 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: 5,028 | Gross: $0.61M

10. 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: 14,685 | Gross: $0.22M

11. Harrison's Flowers (2000)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance, War

49 Metascore

When a Newsweek photojournalist disappears in war-torn Yugoslavia, his wife travels to Europe to find him.

Director: Élie Chouraqui | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Scott Anton, Elias Koteas, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 5,887 | Gross: $1.84M

12. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, News

78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 15,143 | Gross: $3.41M

13. War Photographer (2001)

96 min | Documentary, War

79 Metascore

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

Director: Christian Frei | Stars: James Nachtwey, Christiane Amanpour, Hans-Hermann Klare, Christiane Breustedt

Votes: 3,780

14. The War Photographers (2013)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

'The War Photographers' recounts the personal experiences of award-winning photojournalists who risk their lives covering conflict in the world's most dangerous war zones. Intimate ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Kochones | Stars: Alexandra Avakian, Carolyn Cole, William Dudley, Ashley Gilbertson

Votes: 9

15. La maleta mexicana (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History

The story of three lost boxes known as the Mexican Suitcase that were recovered in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, contained many of the Spanish Civil War ... See full summary »

Director: Trisha Ziff | Stars: Ernest Alós, Juan Diego Botto, Sebastian del Amo, Antonio de la Fuente Ferraz

Votes: 215

16. Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

A documentary on art-scene commentator Paul Hasegawa-Overacker's relationship with enigmatic photographer Cindy Sherman.

Directors: Tom Donahue, Paul Hasegawa-Overacker | Stars: Cindy Sherman, John Waters, Eric Bogosian, Danny DeVito

Votes: 194

17. Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge (1989)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

A camera crew follows Helmut Newton, the fashion and ad photographer whose images of tall, blond, big-breasted women are part of the iconography of twentieth-century erotic fantasy. He's on... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: Adrian Maben, Candice Bergen, Tina Brown, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 167

18. Pictures from a Revolution (1991)

93 min | Documentary, History

In 1981, Susan Meiselas published "Nicaragua, June 1978 to July 1979," 70 photographs she took documenting the Sandinista revolution. Ten years later, Meiselas returns looking for the ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred Guzzetti, Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers | Star: Susan Meiselas

Votes: 53

19. Cuba: Pictures from the Revolution (2004 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

CUBA: Pictures from the Revolution is an hour-long documentary film that explores the Cuban Revolution through the eyes of Cuban-American photographer Roberto Salas.

Director: Peter Ochs | Stars: Roberto Salas, Enrique Otulski, Ramon Sanchez-Parodi, Wayne Smith

Votes: 6

20. Strand, Under the Dark Cloth (1989)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

Paul Strand (1890-1976) remains a curiously shrouded and paradoxical figure. While passionately devoted to humanity, he was happiest in the isolation of the darkroom.

Director: John Walker | Stars: John Walker, Blanche Brown, Milton Brown, Leo Hurwitz

Votes: 48

22. Blood Trail (2008)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

Follows Robert King in his fifteen years as a war photographer.

Director: Richard Parry | Star: Robert King

Votes: 116

23. Berenice Abbott: A View of the 20th Century (1992)

56 min | Documentary

Critics place Berenice Abbott at the head of her class. She was one of the greatest American photographers of the 20th Century. From her portraits of the avant-garde taken in Paris during ... See full summary »

Directors: Kay Weaver, Martha Wheelock | Star: Berenice Abbott

24. Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

An in depth study of Adams's life and work.

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Ansel Adams, Josh Hamilton, Barbara Feldon, John Szarkowski

Votes: 113

26. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (2003)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography

59 Metascore

Heinz Bütler interviews Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) late in life. Cartier-Bresson pulls out photographs, comments briefly, and holds them up to Bütler's camera. A few others share ... See full summary »

Director: Heinz Bütler | Stars: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alexander Brooks, Robert Delpire, Elliott Erwitt

Votes: 295 | Gross: $0.03M

27. Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

In 2002, American photographer Tierney Gearon (1963- ), fresh from the disconcerting success of her 2001 exhibit at London's Saatchi Gallery, goes to upstate New York to begin a project ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Sutherland, Jack Youngelson

Votes: 25

28. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light (1995)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Helen Whitney | Stars: Richard Avedon, John Lahr, Mike Nichols

Votes: 115

29. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye (2001)

TV-14 | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

Biography of Alfred Stieglitz and his role in the early 20th century American art world.

Director: Perry Miller Adato | Stars: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Steichen, John Marin

Votes: 85

30. Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary, Biography

An intimate look at the life and career of Gordon Parks a true Renaissance man who has excelled as a photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician and filmmaker.

Director: Craig Laurence Rice | Stars: Philip Brookman, Avery Brooks, Flavio da Silva, Nelson George

Votes: 112

31. The Bang Bang Club (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

48 Metascore

A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.

Director: Steven Silver | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch, Neels van Jaarsveld

Votes: 9,657

32. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

75 Metascore

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.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

Votes: 12,197 | Gross: $1.51M

33. The Woodmans (2010)

Unrated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

74 Metascore

The story of a family that suffers a tragedy, but perseveres and finds redemption through each other and their work - making art.

Director: Scott Willis | Stars: Francesca Woodman, George Woodman, Betty Woodman, Charles Woodman

Votes: 560 | Gross: $0.04M

34. McCullin (2012)

91 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists. For the first time, McCullin speaks candidly about his ... See full summary »

Directors: David Morris, Jacqui Morris | Stars: Harold Evans, Don McCullin, Michael Parkinson, Sue Ryder

Votes: 2,114

35. An Unlikely Weapon (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

In 1968, in 1/500th of a second Eddie Adams photographed a Saigon police chief, General Nygoc Loan, shooting a Vietcong guerrilla point black. Some say that photograph ended the Vietnam war... See full summary »

Director: Susan Morgan Cooper | Stars: Eddie Adams, Marc Anthony, Peter Arnett, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 86

36. Chevolution (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

A documentary on the iconography of Che Guevara.

Directors: Luis Lopez, Trisha Ziff | Stars: Gerry Adams, Antonio Banderas, Gael García Bernal, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Votes: 530

37. Five Broken Cameras (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War

78 Metascore

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi | Stars: Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat, Yasin Burnat

Votes: 5,524 | Gross: $0.11M

38. 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: 592

39. The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia (2002)

75 min | Documentary

The meaning of art itself comes into question in this documentary about Shelby Lee Adams' controversial photos of families in Appalachia.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Stars: Shelby Lee Adams, Chad Baker, Donnie Benton, Burley Childers

Votes: 193

40. Eloquent Nude: The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston & Charis Wilson (2007)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

She was beautiful, smart, and searching. He was an emerging genius in the world of photography. When they met, they fell instantly in love. Setting off across the West with camera and ... See full summary »

Director: Ian McCluskey | Stars: Christine Bernsten, Eric DiIlio, Frank DiMarco, Jason T. Edwards

Votes: 46

41. Visual Acoustics (2008)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Bricker | Stars: Frances Anderton, Wim de Wit, Beth Edwards Harris, Frank Escher

Votes: 573 | Gross: $0.10M

42. Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

A documentary shot over a decade with unprecedented access to photographer Gregory Crewdson that bares the artist's process.

Director: Ben Shapiro | Stars: Costanza Theodoli Braschi, Gregory Crewdson, Samantha Ressler, Richard Sands

Votes: 523 | Gross: $0.06M

43. A Thousand Times Goodnight (2009)

8 min | Short, Comedy

Lou, a hockey Pro is dating pop star Erica, and this is his first interaction with the public on the red carpet. Bud has been dying to ask Leslie to marry him. Life has it's many obstacles, if only they were like dreams.

Director: Noah Greenwood | Stars: Noah Greenwood, Max Tsarev, Megan Scortino, Maha Assad

Votes: 25

44. Smash His Camera (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A film centering on the life and work of Ron Galella that examines the nature and effect of paparazzi.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Floyd Abrams, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Joseph Basile, Harry Benson

Votes: 753 | Gross: $0.00M

45. Hand Held (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

Mike Carroll was one of the first photographers to travel to Romania after the fall of the communist regime in 1989. When he arrived, he walked into one of the most horrific scenes of the ... See full summary »

Director: Don Hahn | Star: Mike Carroll

Votes: 11

46. Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Family, History

64 Metascore

A film that explores how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present. This epic tale poetically moves ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Allen Harris | Stars: Arthé Anthony, Anthony Barboza, Hugh Bell, David G. Berger

Votes: 115 | Gross: $0.07M

47. Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

35 Metascore

"Bert Stern: Original Mad Man" is the definitive voyage into the life and work of one of America's most influential photographers. Photographing the world's most alluring women in fashion ... See full summary »

Director: Shannah Laumeister Stern | Stars: Bert Stern, Shannah Laumeister Stern, Albert D'Annibale, Dorothy Tristan

Votes: 210 | Gross: $0.03M

48. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 389 min | Documentary

Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

Stars: David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan, Jason Roberts

Votes: 29,437



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