I started this site as a resource for myself, and for whoever else might have use of it. I work in the film industry and spend a lot of time looking for stills/screenshots from different films as a reference point for framing, lighting, tone etc. I dont think I will be posting any thoughts on the films directly, I would prefer to allow the images to speak for themselves, but I would love to hear your thoughts and maybe we could get a conversation going in the comments section.

I do not own any of the rights to these images, if you are involved in any of the films and would like them taken down just let me know. And one last thing, remember that these images may well contain spoilers, or depending on the film will be NSFW.

This site takes a lot of time and money to keep it growing, if you’d like to support the site I have a patreon page here I would be eternally grateful for anything you can commit to.

If you want to connect with me a bit more directly I’m on Facebook and Twitter you should really connect there, it’s a great way to directly shape and influence what gets posted on the site.

Also I run a tumblr version of the site. Check us out here, I’d love if people would submit photosets of their favourite movies.


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  1. This is fantastic work, incredibly useful to analyze contrast and color in films over the years. I’d love to donate but not on the patron system. Is there any way of making a straight donation via PayPal ? Thanks for all your work.

  2. Thank you so much! This is a wonderful service, I’ve already pledged what I can but I’ll be sure to contribute even more now that the 2015 list is expanding… Thank you so much for your time and effort!
    – Keegan W.
    P.S. – Could you possibly upload pics from JAUJA; EXHIBITION; HORSE MONEY; PHOENIX – I believe these are all available on Netflix (America)… However, no pressure, no rush, what you’re doing now is great! However, some terrific, unique images can be found in those 4, very unique and original use of composition in Jauja, Exhibition, Horse Money, and Jauja boasts some beautiful image texture, while Horse Money is the most uniquely lit film I have ever seen! Phoenix is all around beautiful, elegantly composed in every way! Give them a watch if you have the time, even if you’re not able to upload frames!
    P.S.S. I am trying to convince as many friends and family members as possible to give what they can! Again, thank you for this service. So educational, so organized

    • Hi Keegan,

      I will of course add them all to my to do list… more pressingly you won some Ayoade swag, I sent you a message over patreon but maybe you dont check that mail…. get in touch

  3. Would love to see more of Lumet’s work. Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Network, Prince of the City, and on and on! Thank you for this site! I’m a director who uses it often for tone references!

  4. hello! i’m a production designer working in LA and find your website to be an incredible resource. thank you for all your work! out of curiosity, have you ever though of adding the production designer’s name to the post as well? it would be wonderful to be able to search by pd as well as dp or director. for example, kk barrett has designed some of the most significant designs in recent film history, and it’d be quite insightful to search through his body of work. if you’ve thought about doing this but need helping logging all this info, I’d be happy to be part of the project!

  5. I’ve been looking for stills from Cold Mountain for ages and was really hoping you’d have it! Any chance you’ll be adding this film? Thanks!

  6. Say what you will about Neon Demon, the script, acting etc, that’s another discussion for itself. The lighting, composition, camera work etc was pure genius! It was pretty much a 2 hour demo reel of sexy, mind bending shots.

  7. I just watched Notes on Blindness (2016) and while it’s not the best odcumentary, the cinematography is A-level, such a beautiful film to watch!

  8. Hi FilmGrabber!

    Thanks for creating this amazing resource. I just wanted to make a potential suggestion! Would it be possibly for you to include genre tags (ex. period piece, fantasy, sci-fi) into the categories segment of your descriptions, and maybe a link to a tag listing on your nav bar?

    I’m still sort of new to the world of cinema, so I’m still building my mental catalogue, and my work tends to require me to be able to seek some specific mood and lighting references.

    But yes, just a personal suggestion. Appreciate your work!

  9. Love this! Such an amazing idea, hope to see it grow.

    I would definitely recommend:
    – Mother of George
    – Gold Diggers of 1933
    – Perfect Sense
    – Selma

    Would also recommend La La Land, Moonlight and oddly enough The Lego Batman Movie when they become available.

    Keep up the good job!

  10. The only thing I think is lacking from this otherwise great website is the ability to search for tags.

    Also, a request for “Victoria” from 2015.

  11. I find your blog to be incredibly informative! I have a similar blog to yours in that I also post screenshots, but rather for the purpose of having a peek into what a movie is like without being spoiled. I find that it’s really hard work just making screenshots and compiling them together in a post for my blog. You go the extra mile of putting in the hard work to get everything perfect which is great. Keep up the good work!

  12. Hi!! As an idea, we could all throw in some tags, as I am always looking for references too, and your site has all we need except the tags! Say, I’m looking for scenes in a bus – wouldnt it be cool to search for #bus #interior and find all the interior bus shots from all the movies!?

  13. Hey, your mediafire account seems to be suspended. Not sure if you are aware because you’re still putting up links to download there. Thanks for all that you do. I love it!

  14. Great site, amazing resource. Question: I was previously able to download the entire set of images of any given film as a zip file. Has this option been removed? If so, is there a workaround? Thanks.

  15. Finally checking your site out & it’s incredible!
    Can you purchase any of these shots from a particular film? There are options for purchase US or purchase UK but it just takes you to Amazon’s site. Interested for personal use just framing & hanging.

  16. Hello, I just want to say to you, that your website, is my inspiration since 2016. This is my favourite website… Congrats, really congrats for all the work that you do!!!!!
    Saludos desde Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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