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 realistic, serious, sincere, touching, captivating and stylized films and TV shows about / with painter, artist, art, painting, art history, performer's life, artists and showbiz, female nudity, obsession and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
painter movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as painter: The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Frida (2002), Pollock (2000), Modigliani (2004), Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2017), Loving Vincent (2017), Klimt (2006), Renoir (2012), Seraphine (2008).

List of painter movies

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, sincere, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, painting, art, artist, eroticism, husband wife relationship, older man younger woman relationship, creative process, french countryside, taxidermy, brother sister relationship, romance ...
Place: provence, usa, los angeles, france, south of france
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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: enigmatic, sincere, thought provoking, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, art, painter, painting, maid, master and servant, jealousy, society, sexual tension, portrait, fall in love, sensuality ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, netherlands, europe
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
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: colourful, stylized, emotional, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: painter, artist, art, disability, painting, lifestyle, lesbian, bohemian life, life, female protagonist, loneliness, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, paris france, mexico city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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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: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, alcohol abuse, addiction, genius, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, lifestyle, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1947, year 1941 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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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: realistic, touching, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: painter, prodigy, artist, painting, art, life is a bitch, romance, tragic hero, couple relations, tragic love, addiction, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, year 1919
Place: france, paris france, europe, south of france
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Gauguin: Voyage to 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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, art house
Plot: painter, interracial romance, painting, artist, art, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife conflict, money problems, heart attack, wilderness, older man young girl relationship, art history ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: tahiti, polynesia, paris france, france
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Loving Vincent (2017)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama, 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: thought provoking, adult animation, sincere, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, obsession, suicide, investigation, genius, friendship, mental illness, famous painting, torment ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: paris france, 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, sexy, experimental, realistic ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, obsession, prodigy, sexual relations, ambition, lifestyle, against the rules, society, dying man ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1918, turn of the century, year 1900
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: sincere, touching, scenic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: painter, famous painting, painting, art, artist, self discovery, fall in love, love and romance, father son relationship, world war one, old age, inspiration ...
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, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: painter, art, artist, art collector, painting, mental illness, art dealer, maid, anti conformity, lifestyle, female artist, women ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, pre world war one, 1930s
Place: europe, france
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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: painter, adultery, doctor, marriage, cheating wife, artist, love affair, portrait, thief, affair, trust, promise ...
Time: 17th century
Place: netherlands, amsterdam
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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: thought provoking, captivating, suspense, sentimental, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, painter, artist, painting, plagiarism, secret, ambition, greed, marriage, abusive husband, court case, justice ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1958 ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, paris france, california, usa ...
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, intense, romantic ...
Plot: painter, artist, womanizer, art, love triangle, infidelity, character study, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: poland, paris france, las vegas, new jersey, europe ...
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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: enigmatic, surreal, meditative, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: painter, art, painting, eccentricity, artist, character study, estrangement, ambition, love and romance, elderly, society, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1840s, 1830s, victorian era ...
Place: london, england, holland
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Cezanne and I (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, exciting, factual ...
Plot: painter, friendship, art, artist, painting, novelist, portrait, nude painting, infidelity, end of friendship, seaside, drawing ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: paris france, south of france, france, europe
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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: touching, scenic, disturbing, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, painter, lesbian attraction, lesbian love, painting, portrait, female protagonist, lgbtq, arranged marriage, lesbian sex ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era
Place: brittany, france
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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, realistic, serious, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: painter, breast feeding, punishment, art, painting, famous painting, artist, religions or cults, death sentence, society, redemption, occupation ...
Time: 16th century
Place: flanders, europe, belgium
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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: tense, bleak, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, gay romance, painter, gay friend, gay best friend, homosexuality, lgbt, best friend, gay interest, pianist ...
Place: manhattan new york city, lebanon, beirut lebanon, new york
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 205 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, breathtaking, art house, philosophical ...
Plot: artist, painter, monk, art, human spirit, medieval, hunger, christianity, religion, saint, loneliness, god ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: russia, ussr, vatican, moscow russia
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At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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, touching, psychological, rough, captivating ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, loneliness, priest, insanity, art gallery, mental illness, obsession, doctor, genius, painting ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: france, paris france
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: feel good, surreal, stylized, witty, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, literature, magic realism, bohemian life, painter, fall in love, writers, nostalgia, love and romance, writer's life, art history, art ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: painter, friendship, self discovery, parents and children, youth, family relations, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
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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: epic, inspirational, uplifting, serious, sexy ...
Plot: renaissance, painter, artist, art, catholic, painting, christian, genius, architect, sculpture, art history, historical figure ...
Time: 16th century, 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, vatican, europe
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Painted Fire (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, politics, power relations, hopes, actor's life, ambition, rise to the top, human spirit, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1860s, 1870s, 1890s ...
Place: korea, japan, asia, china, south korea ...
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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, epic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: painter, art gallery, nazism, artist, father daughter relationship, abortion, world war two, forced abortion, sex scene, pregnancy, nazi, romantic relationship ...
Time: year 1937, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1966 ...
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, germany, west germany ...
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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, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: painter, art, investigation, mystery, artists and showbiz, uncover truth, lifestyle, crimes, love affair, ambition, artist, art history ...
Time: 17th century
Place: amsterdam, europe, netherlands
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A Year Ago in Winter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A renowned artist must uncover a young dancer's secrets in order to truly capture her likeness for a commissioned work.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, sad
Plot: painter, mother daughter relationship, dancer's life, family relations, love and romance, wealth, artists and showbiz, performer's life, couples, family problems, portrait, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, munich germany, bavaria
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Conversations with My Gardener (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: painter, friendship, love, french countryside, breakup, friends, gardener, friendship between men, crumbling relationship, village life, art, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nice france, europe, paris france, france, south of france
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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, stylized, atmospheric, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: painter, art, sexual relations, love triangle, rise and fall, older man younger man relationship, gay, life is a bitch, lifestyle, coming of age, lgbtq, gay interest ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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The Impressionists (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Story: Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists - Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Manet. Entirely based on documentary evidence, special effects transport the viewer inside some of the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, stylized
Plot: bohemian life, painting, artist, painter, historical character, career, art, poverty, rise and fall, talented, lifestyle, french ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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