Film is visual medium of telling a story. So, it is but obvious that images play the most important role in communicating the story that the creator of the movie is trying to tell. Sometimes, one frame or one shot of a movie is a story in itself. Today, we will list down ten movies that have the most stunning cinematography. These ten films have been so beautifully shot that you can hang any frame of them as a painting on your wall. But remember, the end-purpose of any film, or even any frame, is to tell a story. A picture without a story behind it is soulless. Therefore, while selecting and ranking these ten movies we made sure that in every film, not just the images, but the story behind those images should be beautiful too. Here is the list of top cinematography ever.
10. Manhattan (1979)
Director: Woody Allen | Cinematographer: Gordon Willis.
With its black & white imagery, New York never appeared as beautiful as it did in ‘Manhattan’. Usually, in Woody Allen movies, the city where story is set plays a character in itself, and this is especially true with, aptly named, ‘Manhattan’, where the anxiety and desperation of Isaac (Woody Allen) is perfectly complemented by city’s chaotic beauty.
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9. Amelie (2001)
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Cinematographer: Bruno Delbonnel
The world of Amelie in ‘Amelie’ is more based in fantasy than in reality. This fantastical world that Amelie sees — in spite of the ugliness around — is what must have been the motive behind the extraordinarily beautiful, rich and colorful cinematography of the film.