War photographer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant war photographer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, bleak and psychological films and TV shows about / with war photographer, photographer, photograph, death, journalism, photojournalist, corpse, violence, military and camera plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war photographer: Minamata (2020), Under Fire (1983), A Private War (2018), Down River (2018), Louder Than Bombs (2015), Full Metal Jacket (1987), A Thousand Times Good Night (2013), Triage (2009), Damien (2016), Before the Rain (1994).

List of war photographer movies

Minamata (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, United Arab Emirates, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A movie about reporter W. Eugene Smith and his research on mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan, resulting in severe neurological symptoms.
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, art house
Plot: war photographer, art, breaking point, american abroad, poisoning, corruption, lifestyle, wrath, modern art, frustration, social misfits, hypocrisy ...
Time: year 1971, 70s
Place: japan
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Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, political, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalism, photojournalist, revolution, politics, idealism, photographer, political unrest, media, military, rebelliousness, anti war, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: nicaragua, latin america, ireland, central america
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A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, rough, political ...
Plot: war correspondent, kurd, female nudity, journalism, war, life is a bitch, uncover truth, women, wartime life, military, military life, wartime ...
Time: year 2009, year 2001, year 2003, year 2012, year 1986 ...
Place: syria, iraq, baghdad iraq, afghanistan, libya ...
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Down River (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.
Style: suspense, tense, serious, exciting, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: war criminal, behind enemy lines, gas mask, 20 year old, truck, fictional war, 18 year old, bosnian war, survival, military, murder, prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: congo, vietnam, germany, normandy, cambodia
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Louder Than Bombs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, France, Denmark, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three years after his wife, acclaimed photographer Isabelle Reed, dies in a car crash, Gene keeps everyday life going with his shy teenage son, Conrad. A planned exhibition of Isabelle’s photographs prompts Gene's older son, Jonah, to return ...
Style: melancholic, rough, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: death of mother, death of wife, coming of age, sibling relationship, father son reunion, parent child relationship, car accident, single father, mental illness, brother brother relationship, depression, troubled teen ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: disturbing, suspense, bleak, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, anti war, suicide, boot camp, military life, sniper, infantry, brutality, gunfight ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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A Thousand Times Good Night (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway, Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 117 min.
Story: On assignment while photographing a female suicide bomber in Kabul, Rebecca – one of the world’s top war photojournalists - gets badly hurt. Back home, another bomb drops as her husband and daughters give her an ultimatum: her work or her family.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: journalism, photojournalist, battle zone, relationship vs career, parents and children, media, strong female character, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, journalist, husband wife conflict, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, kenya, ireland, afghanistan, europe ...
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Triage (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Ireland, Spain, Belgium, France, Austria, Cayman Islands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: photojournalist, war, twists and turns, psychiatrist patient relationship, war crime, life is a bitch, homecoming, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, therapy, photographer, sadness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, kurdistan, iraq, europe, beirut lebanon
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Damien (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After discovering his origins, Damien Thorn must cope with life as the Anti-Christ.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, satanic, scary ...
Plot: religion, antichrist, catholicism, devil, evil, supernatural, destiny, mysticism, secret, bible prophecy, satanism, evil child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her ...
Style: political, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: love affair, terrorist, politics, muslim, anti war, monk, violence, idealism, wartime, civil war, mentor, memory ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, middle east ...
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In My Father's Den (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: journalism, small town, disappearance, mystery, father daughter relationship, homecoming, small town life, society, doubts and hesitations, haunted by the past, twists and turns, betrayal ...
Place: new zealand
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Daniel (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: HELD FOR RANSOM tells the true story of Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye who was held hostage for 398 days in Syria by the terror organization ISIS along with several other foreign nationals including the American journalist, James Foley. The film ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: isis, hostage, kidnapping, terrorist, hostage situation, terrorism, captivity, captive, hostage negotiator, ransom demand, memorial service, journalism ...
Time: year 2014, year 2013
Place: syria, denmark, turkey, copenhagen, middle east ...
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Revolt (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of humankind's last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. Their bond will be tested as they ...
Style: absurd, suspenseful, apocalyptic, road movie, suspense ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien, murder, desert, resistance, survival, amnesia, chaos, terminator, distopia, conspiracy, alien attack ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: africa, kenya
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Photographing Fairies (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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 grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of ...
Style: psychological, spiritual, serious, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, photographer, afterlife, magic realism, magical creature, paranormal, creature, pagan, death sentence, back from the dead, sex scene, woman on top ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, alps, switzerland
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Zone Troopers (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American soldiers, led by The Sarge, are stuck behind Nazi enemy lines. As they make their way across the Italian countryside, they come across an alien spaceship that has crash-landed in the woods. The alien pilot is dead, but one of the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, offbeat
Plot: world war two, alien, soldier, spacecraft, monster, nazi occultism, nazi, ufo, behind enemy lines, forest, war, benign alien ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: italy, europe
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Sweet Dreams (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Turin, 1969. Nine-year-old Massimo’s idyllic childhood is shattered by the mysterious death of his mother. The young boy refuses to accept this brutal loss, even if the priest says she is now in Heaven. Years later in the 90s, adult Massimo has ...
Style: tense, touching, suspense, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mother love, motherhood, father son relationship, boy, loss of mother, death of mother, mourning, love, journalism, rave party, soccer match, diving ...
Time: 60s, 90s
Place: sarajevo, turin italy
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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: feel good, humorous, tear jerker, unusual plot structure, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, prison, prison escape, military, survival, jungle, war, adventure, martial arts, vietcong, rat ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
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Rule: Fidelity to the Limit (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mariana and Julian are a couple that have been happily married for many years. They have two kids: Juan Maria and Bibiana. They are in love and are very successful in their professional lives. They have a wonderful sex life and in the foreplay that ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: open marriage, horny wife, swinger couple, unfaithful husband, infidelity, lovers, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, couple relations, love interest, forbidden love, family life ...
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War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: society, haunted by the past, immigrants, photojournalist, life is a bitch, female protagonist, post traumatic stress disorder, post traumatic stress, captive, held captive, hostage, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: melancholic, stylized, sexy, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: age difference, self discovery, marriage, love and romance, starting over, love affair, family life, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, dysfunctional family, depression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s, contemporary ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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Legacy (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A photojournalist deported from a war zone in Asia meets up with a woman who is looking for her father. He offers to help her...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious
Plot: chase, media, intrigue, military, soldier, rivalry, airport, photojournalist, police officer, war photographer, henchman, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: the philippines, asia
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Twice Born (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Full-throttle melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo. A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: power of love, rape, life is a bitch, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, hopes, family relations, redemption, balkan war, italian soldier, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina, balkan, europe
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Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
Style: entertaining, exciting, suspense, scenic, intense ...
Plot: monster, king kong, giant monster, creature, survival, giant animal, island, giant creature, chase, monster versus monster, expedition, military ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, year 1944, year 1973, 20th century
Place: thailand, vietnam, pacific ocean, bangkok thailand, washington d.c.
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Overlord (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers is dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied ...
Style: suspense, scenic, scary, slasher, intense ...
Plot: zombie, world war two, nazi, supernatural, war, behind enemy lines, monster, fascist, nazi occultism, nazi zombie, paratrooper, laboratory ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: france, normandy
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Cry for Happy (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Army photographers on leave in Japan take over a geisha house.
Plot: korean war, world war two, geisha, navy, war photographer, modernism, filmmaking, adoption, orphan, shyness, department store, love ...
Place: japan
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Frankie's House (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: In 1964 in Laos, young Tim Page discovers his vocation as a photojournalist and is given a job, a camera, and a trip to Vietnam. There, he learns the ropes, learns about the war first in Saigon, and then "in country" on patrol with troops. ...
Style: cult film
Plot: vietnam war, photographer, war photographer, vietcong, journalism, execution, brothel, helicopter, boat, tank, motorcycle, photograph ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, laos, french riviera, saigon, england
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Before the Fall (2015)
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: Cambodia, Singapore, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Cambodia 1975: The capital Phnom Penh is a city under siege. Only the presence of the last remaining US troops is keeping Khmer Rouge guerrilla forces from overrunning the town's fragile defenses. Inside this dark, dystopian setting a stunning ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: war photographer, khmer rouge, nightclub, french, love triangle, colonialism
Place: indochina, cambodia
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Across the Sea (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, Albania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A former war photographer tries to ward off his personal ghosts by taking pictures of trees only. He lives alone among olive trees in southern Italy. One day he decides to cross the sea. Once in Albania, he goes near the location where he had made ...
Plot: war crime, runaway, migration, fleeing, photographer, war photographer, traumatic experience, priest, photograph, injury
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