We recently rediscovered Buzzfeed’s celebration of cinematography “129 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History.” It’s tough not to swoon when staring at these images from some of the greatest directors and cinematographers, both in isolation and in the stunning scenes they’re taken from. We were also excited to see that you can watch many of “The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History” on Tubi TV for free now.
Which is your favorite?
“The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History” on Tubi TV
2. The Master (2012)
(returning in August) Paul Thomas Anderson’s sole collaboration with director of photography Mihai Malaimare Jr. resulted in this breathtaking moment.
This Park Chan-Wook film has so many stunning shots that we don’t know how they picked just one.
Dario Argento’s candy-colored horror film kicks into high gear from its first moments of style and gore.
F.W. Murnau’s film is almost a century old, but this shot in shadow still terrifies.
Ridley Scott’s movie won five Oscars, but it lost to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for Cinematography. We’re glad we weren’t asked to make that call.
Roger Deakins’ cinematography is perfect for this Western remake.
Director of Photography Max Eggby made his debut with this post-apocalyptic essential, and he’s since worked on films like Pitch Black.
German Expressionism is at its height in this silent classic directed by Robert Wiene.
Another Park Chan-wook film, this revenge thriller was shot by the director’s frequent collaborator Chung Chung-hoon.
More of the Most Striking Shots in Cinema on Tubi TV
With uncountable numbers of frames in movie history, there’s no way to narrow it down to just 129 images that make us want to press pause. Here are more of our favorite shots, all available to see (and linger on) for free on Tubi TV.
The lovely cinematography may distract you for a moment from the disturbing story from Yorgos Lanthimos.
Beauty and weirdness share the frame in this green-tinged image from Leos Carax’s perfect oddity of a film.
This modern black-and-white film simultaneously evokes classical painting and old-school photography with its careful composition and monochromatic palette.
Director Andrea Arnold has worked with D.P. Robbie Ryan on each of her features, and this shot makes it clear why.
Mario Bava’s gothic horror film is particularly effective in its use of chiaroscuro to heighten the drama of key scenes.
Rich colors and elegant composition make this film even more sensual than its subject matter would suggest.
For more gorgeous cinematography, we love following @OnePerfectShot on Twitter. It makes us wish our screen was larger. Tony Zhou’s “Every Frame a Painting” videos are also a great way to dig deeper into the sights and sounds of film. What are your favorite shots in film?