20 Instagram accounts film and cinema lovers should follow

From mise-en-scène to colour palettes to dialogue, there's an Instagram account for movie lovers of all kinds.

Whether it’s watching classic film scenes with the script rolling alongside the video, seeing what goes into framing the perfect shot, how special effects were achieved before CGI or expertly curated stills to inspire you, there’s plenty for screen aficionados on Instagram. Here are 20 of the best to get you going.

Cinema Magic

An unabashed celebration of cinema with little-known facts about famous scenes.

Accidentally Wes Anderson

Real-life scenes that look like they could be stills from one of Wes Anderson’s films.

The New Beverly

Owned – but not operated – by Quentin Tarantino, who bought the iconic LA cinema in 2007.

History of Cinema

Classic film scenes, behind-the-camera shots, memes and movie trivia.

Studio Binder

For those interested in how film is made – including shot breakdowns and colour palettes

For those interested in how film is made – including shot breakdowns and colour palettes

Strange Harbors

Gorgeous stills from film and TV, new and old.

Comp Cam

Learn more about mise-en-scène, lighting and camerawork.

Screenplayed

Videos of iconic film scenes set against the rolling script.

Film Grab

Striking film images with information about the director and other key creatives.

The Cinegogue

Inspirational stills from arthouse and mainstream cinema.

Video Nasty Presents

The colour palettes of horror and sci-fi movies from the 1960s to present day.

Humans of Cinema

Analysis and imagery with a focus on Indian cinema.

Cinema Mon Amour

Curated dialogue from films … and gorgeous images.

thatindiancinephile

A sumptuous celebration of Indian cinema.

filmtourismus

Photos of film scenes held up against the actual location of shooting.

best.movie.lines

Dialogue and scenes from shows and movies.

Anthology Film Archives

Curated highlights from the international centre for the preservation and exhibition of film and video.

@CINEMATOGR

Excellent behind-the-scenes shots and videos.

@FILMUP.CO

Focussing on camera rigs and shot set-ups.

@ANTI_CGI

Highlighting non-computerised special effects.

Paul Dalgarno writes novels: A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); memoir: And You May Find Yourself (2015); and creative non-fiction: Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. Twitter: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @narrativefriction