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, melancholic, visually appealing, stylized, weird and talky films and TV shows about / with storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, dialogue, love, catastrophe, art, husband wife relationship, existentialism and obsession plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as artsy: The Fountain (2006), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Dynasty (2017), Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), London Fields (2018), Too Old to Die Young (2019), Another Earth (2011), Equals (2015), Terminal (2018).

List of artsy movies

 7.2
 233K
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, melancholic, artsy, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loss of loved one, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vampire, musician, blood, goth, immortality, eternal life, supernatural romance, love, lovers reunited, family relations, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1975, year 1968
Place: detroit
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 7.3
 17K
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: artsy, twists and turns, captivating, cynical
Plot: rich, family relations, intrigue, family business, rivalry, love triangle, twists & turns, homosexual, fashion, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, artsy, suspense, non-linear, road movie
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, murder, train, agatha christie, vengeance, snow, justice, steam train, doctor, professor ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, year 1934, pre world war two, post world war one
Place: europe, venice, alps, mediterranean sea, jerusalem ...
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 7.4
 316K
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, neo noir, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: orgy, erotic thriller, explicit sex, strong sexual content, sexuality, sex party, sexual fantasy, human nature, sex orgy, sex, disguise, lust ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, seattle washington, manhattan new york city ...
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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, noir, stylized, atmospheric, artsy ...
Plot: femme fatale, fatal attraction, sex scene, sexy woman, female nudity, female removes her clothes, seduction, woman on top, manipulation, love triangle, crime, infidelity ...
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Too Old to Die Young (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 758 min.
TV show
Story: The numb existences of Martin Jones, a police officer with secrets to hide, and Jesus, a traumatized avenging son, collide in a ghostly Los Angeles where several ruthless criminal gangs fight for their turf and dictate who lives and who dies.
Style: neo noir, art house, artsy, bloody, suspense ...
Plot: sex with a minor, vigilantism, criminal underworld, shooting, neo-noir, double life, gang war, police brutality, social satire, torture, police officer killed, hitman ...
Place: los angeles
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 6.9
 93K
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: weird, philosophical, psychological, touching, surreal ...
Plot: parallel world, mysterious planet, redemption, human existence, guilt, tragedy, earth, planet, cosmology, solar system, grief, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, boston, yale university, connecticut, mojave desert
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 6.1
 29K
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: futuristic, complex, artsy, intense, intellectual ...
Plot: utopia, dystopic future, love, infected, depression, society, relationships, post apocalypse, apocalypse, outer space, loneliness, medication ...
Time: future, near future
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 5.4
 21K
Terminal (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Hong Kong, Hungary, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, two assassins carry out a sinister mission, a teacher battles a fatal illness, and an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress lead dangerous double lives. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead ...
Style: exciting, suspense, artsy, neo noir, breathtaking ...
Plot: assassin, murder, double life, revenge, disguise, stripper, suicidal, master criminal, crimes, crime, waitress, handcuffed to a bed ...
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 7.1
 58K
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, melancholic, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: chef, love affair, human existence, scientist, suffering, chaos, human nature, romance, rage, couples, epidemic, society ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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 5.3
 20K
By the Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Malta, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of ...
Style: scenic, artsy, psychological, depressing, melancholic
Plot: hotel, unhappiness, husband wife relationship, self pity, travel, voyeurism, depression, lie, marriage, manuscript, pregnancy, neighbor ...
Time: 70s
Place: france
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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, contemplative, artsy, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: photographer, culture clash, french, fish out of water, romance, lifestyle, society, sexual relations, profanity, relationship problems, vacation, taxi driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, venice, new york, europe
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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, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, polyamory, bohemian life, fall in love, sexual exploration, artist, seduction, sexuality, love affair, self fulfillment, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, catalonia, barcelona spain ...
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Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: meditative, humorous, contemplative, clever, stylized ...
Plot: actor, conversation, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, musician, coffee, smoking, interview, cigarette, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, california, paris france, new york, memphis ...
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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, captivating, psychological, emotional, artsy ...
Plot: opposites attract, romance, destiny, coincidence, bank robbery, criminal heroes, love and romance, fall in love, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, couples, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe, sydney australia, australia
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 7.2
 232K
The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, 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, clever, absurd, artsy ...
Plot: absurdism, distopia, hotel, love, society, manhunt, suicide attempt, blindness, hunting, punishment, life, runaway ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: greece, hellas
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 6.2
 36K
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, melancholic, artsy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, reincarnation, wedding, obsessive love, mystery, dishonesty, couples, little boy, life is a bitch, self discovery, haunted by the past, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.1
 12K
Intimacy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Germany, Spain
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, bleak, sincere, serious, erotic ...
Plot: explicit sex, strong sexual content, cheating wife, erection, couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, obsession, one night stand, sex, sex scene, bartender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, canada
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 6.3
 16K
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: stylized, colourful, meditative, breathtaking, artsy ...
Plot: assassin, tang dynasty, love, exile, sword fight, assassination, beautiful scenery, martial arts, life philosophy, art, kung fu, life & death ...
Time: 7th century, 9th century
Place: ancient china, china
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 6.9
 890
Bolshoy (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Julia is incredibly talented. She can become a great ballerina. But for this purpose she must give up everything: the interests of the family, her first love, friendship. Over and over again the heroine will face a complex choice between the dream ...
Style: realistic, colourful, artsy, sad
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dancing, ballet, ballerina, theater, dance, female protagonist, teacher, mentor, high school, friendship, rivalry, social relations ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
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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, gothic horror, macabre, artsy ...
Plot: vampire, ballet, dracula, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, mysterious character, good versus evil, supernatural, obsession, dance, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, 1920s, 1930s
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 6.1
 2K
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: melancholic, stylized, artsy, intellectual, witty ...
Plot: farce, love and romance, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, theater, sex scene, critic, playwright, existentialism, transvestism, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg, Austria
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, enigmatic, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: writing, calligraphy, translator, model, nudity (full frontal - brief), book, body painting, publisher, male nudity, legends and myths, lovers, skin ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california, shanghai ...
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 6.9
 255K
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, enigmatic, surreal, philosophical, twist ending ...
Plot: surrealism, disfigurement, hallucination, love triangle, love, virtual reality, lost love, tragic love, nightmare, disfigured face, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Chungking Express (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, ambiguous ending, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: loneliness, fall in love, police officer, femme fatale, romance, multiple storylines, girlfriend, acceptance, depression, new beginning, love, disguise ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, california, taiwan, tokyo
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 6.2
 5K
CQ (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, 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, semi serious, futuristic ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, showbiz, starlet, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), secret agents, film within a film, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, future, 70s ...
Place: europe, france, italy, paris france, rome italy ...
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 6.6
 4K
Freak Show (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.
Style: touching, social, artsy, sentimental, intellectual ...
Plot: lgbt, lgbt teen, high school, transsexual, self acceptance, friendship, gay student, teenager, social misfits, hate crime, parents and children, private vs public ...
Time: 21st century
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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, artsy, thought provoking, philosophical ...
Plot: sculptor, painter, posing, sculpture, genius, doubt, husband wife relationship, promise, obsession, portrait painting, studio, older man younger man relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1930s ...
Place: paris france, new york
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 5.6
 341
Fallen Stars (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A poignant drama that chronicles the unexpected friendship that develops between Cooper, a melancholy bartender, who at thirty-six still isn't sure what he wants to do with his life, and Daisy, an extremely bright but socially awkward girl in ...
Style: motivational, lyrical, artsy, atmospheric, mysterious
Plot: alone, bartender, writers, friendship, introspection, changing lives, love and romance, regret, forgiveness, fall in love, old friend, substitute teacher ...
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