Artsy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant artsy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out artsy, visually appealing, weird, melancholic, stylized and talky films and TV shows about / with storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, art, love, dialogue, kiss, mentor, catastrophe and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
artsy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as artsy: The Fountain (2006), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Bloody Mistress (2018), Dynasty (2017), Equals (2015), Perfect Sense (2011), Another Earth (2011), Mulholland Drive (2001), Murder on the Orient Express (2017).

List of artsy movies

The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, philosophical, melancholic, artsy, atmospheric ...
Plot: metaphysics, immortality, afterlife, cancer, loneliness, reincarnation, life philosophy, terminal illness, multiple storylines, death, tragic love, love ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Greece, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.
Style: atmospheric, artsy, stylized, philosophical, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vampire, goth, love, supernatural, musician, immortality, eternal life, supernatural romance, lovers reunited, love and romance, true love, vampirism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1975, year 1968
Place: detroit
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Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 159 min.
Story: After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly ...
Style: sexual, psychological, sexy, artsy, neo noir ...
Plot: sex, orgy, marriage, voyeurism, sexuality, infidelity, prostitute, lust, explicit sex, sexual fantasy, sex party, sex orgy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, seattle, usa
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Belgium
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, twist ending, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, perfume, psychopath, insanity, genius, woman in danger, killings, dangerous attraction, sense of smell, corpse, master apprentice relationship ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: france, paris france, provence, europe
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Bloody Mistress (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: 18th century, The Russian Empire. The series tells the life story of Darya Saltykova, who was called Saltychikha by serfs. The landowner brutally tortured about one and half hundreds peasants, for which "Russian Elizabeth Bathory" was ...
Style: artsy, exciting, twists and turns, atmospheric, sadistic ...
Plot: peasant, life sentence, mystery, torture, convent, death of husband, loveless marriage, death sentence, crime investigation, adultery, forced marriage, pardon ...
Time: 18th century
Place: moscow russia, russia
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Dynasty (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The reboot follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children focusing on Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be ...
Style: twists and turns, artsy, captivating, cynical
Audience: teens
Plot: rich, intrigue, family business, rivalry, family relations, love triangle, homosexual, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, fashion, investigation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Equals (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated.
Style: artsy, intellectual, futuristic, twist ending, intense ...
Plot: utopia, dystopic future, post apocalypse, love, depression, distopia, infected, relationships, apocalypse, outer space, loneliness, genetics ...
Time: future, near future
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Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: thought provoking, artsy, philosophical, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: pandemic, epidemic, apocalypse, sex scene, chef, human existence, love affair, romance, suffering, female nudity, post apocalypse, human nature ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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Another Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Style: philosophical, surreal, thought provoking, artsy, psychological ...
Plot: parallel world, guilt, outer space, mysterious planet, tragedy, nasa, loneliness, planet, redemption, grief, space travel, cosmology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, connecticut, boston, yale university, mojave desert
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, surreal, twists and turns, neo noir, mind bending ...
Plot: lesbian, surrealism, amnesia, mystery, hollywood, hallucination, alternate reality, lesbian sex, obsession, lesbianism, lesbian love, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Malta
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, artsy, non-linear, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, train, snow, murder, vengeance, private detective, palestinian, justice, suspect, steam train ...
Time: 1930s, year 1934, 1920s, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: palestine, venice, alps, europe, istanbul turkey ...
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Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, surreal, philosophical, mind bending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: alternate reality, destiny, philosophy, time, surrealism, depression, utopia, life changing experience, immortality, parallel world, love and romance, butterfly effect ...
Time: future, year 1975, 21st century, 20th century
Place: canada
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Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, surreal, philosophical, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: surrealism, disfigurement, hallucination, love, love triangle, virtual reality, obsession, disfigured face, alternate reality, psychology, lost love, tragic love ...
Time: 22nd century, future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Style: sexy, sexual, philosophical, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, polyamory, artist, bohemian life, fall in love, sex, lesbian, sexuality, love, seduction, open relationship, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, new york, catalonia
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American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, sexual, melancholic, cerebral, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, existentialism, age difference, coming of age, dysfunctional family, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, obsession, youth, family problems, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Tree of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, thought provoking, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, grief, philosophy, coming of age, parenthood, spirituality, family relations, domineering father, dinosaur, death, afterlife, redhead ...
Time: 50s, prehistory, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
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2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: humorous, sexy, artsy, melancholic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: french, culture clash, romance, parenthood, photographer, fish out of water, society, lifestyle, sexual relations, relationship problems, male nudity, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, new york, venice
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Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, sexy, surreal, cerebral ...
Plot: ballet, mental illness, obsession, character study, hallucination, surrealism, psychology, insanity, paranoia, dancing, ballerina, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, ironic, art house, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: distopia, absurdism, manhunt, blindness, suicide attempt, society, hotel, love, torture, animals, punishment, solitude ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: ireland, greece, hellas
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Illuminata (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: artsy, melancholic, stylized, sexy, humorous ...
Plot: farce, existentialism, life philosophy, art, actor's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, theater, writer's life, sex scene, transvestism ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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The Assassin (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A female assassin during the Tang Dynasty who begins to question her loyalties when she falls in love with one of her targets.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, colourful, absurd ...
Plot: assassin, martial arts, kung fu, tang dynasty, archer, love, life & death, sword fight, beautiful scenery, art, life philosophy, assassination ...
Time: 7th century, 9th century
Place: ancient china, china
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Intimacy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: explicit sex, strong sexual content, sex, cheating wife, sex scene, erection, one night stand, infidelity, couple relations, obsession, male nudity, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, canada, europe, england
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Birth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, disturbing, art house ...
Plot: reincarnation, older woman younger man relationship, mystery, obsession, family relations, deja vu, obsessive love, life & death, wedding, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A ballet rendition of Bram Stoker's gothic novel DRACULA, presented in a style reminiscent of the silent expressionistic cinema of the early 20th Century. This work employs the subtle and sometimes bold use of color to emphasize its themes, but ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, artsy, macabre, gothic horror ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, ballet, dancing, woman in danger, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, supernatural, good versus evil, obsession, loneliness ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 19th century, contemporary
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The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident in which he provides first aid, Sissi wonders if he may be ...
Style: philosophical, emotional, artsy, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: destiny, opposites attract, romance, obsession, bank robbery, coincidence, love story, relationships, fall in love, criminal heroes, love and romance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, australia, europe, sydney australia
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London Fields (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer... The film is based on a ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, artsy, stylized, noir ...
Plot: femme fatale, fatal attraction, sexy woman, female nudity, seduction, sex scene, woman on top, man kills a woman, love triangle, manipulation, infidelity, crimes ...
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Femme Fatale (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, erotic, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, voyeurism, asthma, paparazzi, nudity (full frontal - brief), haunted by the past, crimes, attempted rape, lesbian, manipulation, female protagonist, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, cannes, europe
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Norwegian Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, high school student Toru Watanabe loses his only friend Kizuki after he commits suicide. Toru, now looking for a new life, enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko in the ...
Style: romantic, thought provoking, visually appealing, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: suicide, love triangle, teenager, love story, young man, young lovers, haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, love affair, love and romance, love ...
Time: 60s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, kyoto japan
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CQ (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.
Style: stylized, surreal, sexy, futuristic, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, male female relationship, filmmaking, lone hero, showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, starlet, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, marriage proposal, chase ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, future, 60s, 70s
Place: europe, paris france, france, italy, rome italy ...
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The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, art house, sexy, sexual, artsy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), model, male nudity, translator, surrealism, erotica, tattoo, art, betrayal, revenge, obsession, sex ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, shanghai ...
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