Painter movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant painter movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, touching, sincere, based on true events and stylized films and TV shows about / with painter, painting, artist, art, performer's life, artists and showbiz, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity and drinking plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as painter: Frida (2002), Never Look Away (2018), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Pollock (2000), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), Loving Vincent (2017), Modigliani (2004), At Eternity's Gate (2018), Mr. Turner (2014), Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti (2017).

List of painter movies

Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: stylized, sincere, serious, colourful, emotional ...
Plot: painter, art, bohemian life, couple relations, lifestyle, jealousy, disability, feminism, lesbian interest, loneliness, painting, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: mexico, latin america, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, mexico city ...
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Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, sincere, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, father daughter relationship, ss, manipulation, truth, childhood memory, pregnant, pregnant woman, portrait painting, holocaust ...
Time: year 1937, year 1963, year 1961, 50s, year 1940 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, east germany ...
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid ...
Style: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, painter, painting, art, maid, jealousy, fall in love, new job, society, artist, family problems, romance ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the 18th century, an artist is commissioned to paint a young woman's wedding portrait.
Style: scenic, touching, disturbing, bleak, suspense
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, painter, lesbian, lesbian couple, island, forced marriage, female protagonist, painting, love, portrait ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: brittany
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Loving Vincent (2017)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Poland, UK, USA, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: painter, investigation, mysterious death, painting, genius, art, obsession, sketch, money, friendship, secret, mental illness ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: paris france
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Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, painting, tragic love, tragic hero, addiction, couple relations, romance, artists and showbiz, uninhibited rivalry, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.
Style: melancholic, rough, touching, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: loneliness, painter, brother brother relationship, insanity, art gallery, obsession, genius, hospital, art dealer, priest, nature, ex soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france
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Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, couple relations, love and romance, elderly, society, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: london, england, holland
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Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul Gauguin feels smothered by the atmosphere prevailing in Paris in the year 1891. Around him, everything is so artificial and conventional: he needs authenticity to renew his art. Failing to convince his wife Mette and his five children to follow ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: painter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial romance, painting, husband wife conflict, money problems, heart attack, wilderness, waterfall, fish, drawing, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tahiti, paris france
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Final Portrait (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.
Style: based on true events, intellectual, thought provoking, artsy, philosophical ...
Plot: painter, sculptor, posing, sculpture, portrait painting, genius, doubt, promise, husband wife relationship, obsession, studio, older man younger man relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1964, year 1935
Place: paris france
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Klimt (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Style: thought provoking, stylized, based on true events, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, obsession, ambition, sexual relations, lifestyle, against the rules, society, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, year 1918
Place: austria, paris france, france, europe, vienna
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Renoir (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Côte d’Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action. But when a young girl miraculously enters ...
Style: touching, sincere, scenic, sentimental, based on true events ...
Plot: painter, model, famous painting, painting, fall in love, love and romance, father son relationship, redhead girl, old age, inspiration, posing, bohemian life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: cote d'azur, france, europe, south of france
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Seraphine (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, based on true events, surprise ending ...
Plot: art collector, art, painter, artist, painting, mental illness, anti conformity, lifestyle, art dealer, art critic, paint, maid ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: europe, france
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Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, painter, infidelity, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, artist, love affair, love and romance, world war two ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, poland, france, europe, las vegas ...
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Tulip Fever (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
Style: touching, suspense, sincere, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: cuckolded husband, painter, cuckold, love affair, promise, doctor, trust, portrait, female protagonist, adultery, marriage, artist ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: amsterdam, netherlands
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Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th Century Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him - his sister and ...
Style: captivating, touching, serious, realistic, non-linear
Plot: painter, love, trial, model, terminal illness, art exhibition, money problems, death of brother, female nudity, posing nude, famous painting, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: vienna
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Nightwatching (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK, Poland, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting The Night Watch.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: painter, mystery, uncover truth, artists and showbiz, investigation, lifestyle, love affair, crimes, ambition, art, conspiracy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, amsterdam, netherlands
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The Painting (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Three characters living in an unfinished painting venture out into the real world in search of their creator to convince him to finish his work.
Style: stylized, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: painter, parallel world, painting, obsessive quest, heroic mission, escapades, family, social differences, society, fall in love, objects come to life, surrealism ...
Place: france, venice
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The Mill and the Cross (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What would it be like to step inside a great work of art, have it come alive around you, and even observe the artist as he sketches the very reality you are experiencing? From Lech Majewski, one of Poland's most acclaimed filmmakers, The Mill ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: painter, punishment, life is a bitch, religions or cults, death sentence, society, redemption, occupation, loss of son, symbolism, execution, drawing ...
Time: 16th century
Place: belgium, europe, flanders
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Bliss (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In need of creative inspiration, a professionally stagnant and hard-partying Los Angeles artist recklessly indulges in a series of drug binges. As the narcotics fly out of control, so does her newfound and inexplicable, yet unquenchable, craving for ...
Style: scary, disturbing, suspense, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: painter, drug dealer, bar, female nudity, painting, gore, artist, vampire, paranoia, society, psychopath, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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Words and Pictures (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, rivalry, school, teacher, painter, art, romance, workplace romance, fall in love, battle, battles, arrogance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Caravaggio (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, factual ...
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, painter, artist, rise and fall, life is a bitch, lifestyle, painting, art, lgbt, gay, mentally unstable ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Big Eyes (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, creativity, painter, court case, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, ambition, greed, marriage, courtroom, couples, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, honolulu hawaii, usa ...
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Those People (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On Manhattan's gilded Upper East Side, a young gay painter is torn between an obsession with his infamous best friend and a promising new romance with an older foreign pianist.
Style: bleak, tense, enigmatic
Plot: gay, gay romance, gay love, gay relationship, gay protagonist, painter, pianist, homoeroticism, gay culture, homosexuality, gay friend, best friend ...
Place: new york, beirut lebanon, lebanon, manhattan new york city
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The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 238 min.
Story: The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: eroticism, painting, model, man-woman relation, painter, love affair, romance, human nature, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage ...
Place: usa, los angeles, southern france, france
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Picture of Beauty (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In an early 20th century village, a painter with an unusual commission finds two pretty girls two model for him. The girls slowly come of age while exploring their sexuality and finding liberation in a repressed society.
Style: erotic, entertaining, psychological, art house
Plot: nudism, sexual exploration, painter, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, erotica, bisexual woman, female nudity, prostitute, skinny dipping, nude swimming, female on male rape, sex scene ...
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The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks ...
Style: captivating, serious, heartbreaking, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, artist, gay, painter, society, gender, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, paris france, copenhagen denmark, europe ...
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: uplifting, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, sculpture, architect, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, standoff, showdown ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1960s, quarry ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Vincent & Theo (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The tragic story of Vincent van Gogh broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. Based on the letters written between the two.
Style: psychological, touching, scenic, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, brother brother relationship, painter, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, prodigy, genius, drawing, art, famous painting, art gallery, artist ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, paris france, london
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