Art film movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant art film movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out art film, atmospheric, interesting, realistic, thought provoking and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, death, love, obsession, melancholy, destiny, kiss and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as art film: Under the Skin (2013), Melancholia (2011), Chafed Elbows (1966), Roma (2018), Cinema Paradiso (1988), Three Colors: Blue (1993), Three Colors: Red (1994), Three Colors: White (1994), Fight Club (1999), Pollock (2000).

List of art film movies

Under the Skin (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seductive alien prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, art film ...
Audience: adult
Plot: alien, femme fatale, human prey, disguise, extraterrestrial, female nudity, desire, very little dialogue, seduction, nightclub, eroticism, deformity ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
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Melancholia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, surreal, art house ...
Audience: adult
Plot: depression, end of the world, wedding, human nature, sister sister relationship, apocalypse, nihilism, collision, disaster, dysfunctional family, suicide, nervous breakdown ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Chafed Elbows (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: A day in the life of a young Manhattanite who is in love with his mother, gives birth to $1890 from his hip, and kills indiscriminately.
Style: art film, underground film, cult film
Audience: adult
Plot: psychiatrist, incest, welfare, pregnancy, murder of a pregnant woman, murder, nervous breakdown, police brutality, death of cousin, foot fetish, cousin cousin relationship, death of father ...
Place: new york
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Roma (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
Style: touching, art film, sad, art house, inspirational ...
Plot: maid, nanny, class differences, servant, routine, middle class, female protagonist, professor, vacation, master servant relationship, saving a life, pregnant woman ...
Time: year 1971, 70s, year 1970
Place: mexico city, mexico
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Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: sad, inspirational, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: childhood, coming of age, first love, friendship, filmmaking, nostalgia, cinema, haunted by the past, philosophy, flashback, movie theatre, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, sicily, rome italy, europe
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Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. ...
Style: reflective, atmospheric, emotional, art house, sexy ...
Plot: loss of child, loneliness, depression, isolation, stripper, solitude, existentialism, love, grief, art, philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, poland, eastern europe, europe
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Three Colors: Red (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Part-time model Valentine meets a retired judge who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive boyfriend won't allow her to keep it. When she returns with the dog ...
Style: reflective, atmospheric, art house, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: coincidence, loneliness, friendship, dog, love affair, isolation, judge, redemption, twists and turns, love, model, encounter ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, poland, paris france, tokyo, english channel ...
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Three Colors: White (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Polish immigrant Karol Karol finds himself out of a marriage, a job and a country when his French wife, Dominique, divorces him after six months due to his impotence. Forced to leave France after losing the business they jointly owned, Karol enlists ...
Style: witty, atmospheric, emotional, erotic, touching ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, humiliation, faked death, obsession, funeral, vengeance, love, love story, relationships, crumbling marriage, business venture ...
Time: 90s
Place: poland, paris france, france, eastern europe, europe ...
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Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, thought provoking, twist ending, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, manly, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, psychology, plot twist, fight, self destructing, insanity, fighting the system, split personality, schizophrenia, losing-it hero, against the rules, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, los angeles, usa
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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, breathtaking ...
Plot: artist, painter, art, painting, addiction, alcohol abuse, genius, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, lifestyle, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1950, year 1949 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: loneliness, love, fall in love, life, social relations, female protagonist, love and romance, optimism, existentialism, lifestyle change, destiny, surrealism ...
Time: year 1997, 70s, 90s, year 1974, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, psychological, intellectual, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, friendship, midlife crisis, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, relationships, fish out of water, love story, unlikely couple, actor, adultery, culture clash ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, canada, yale university ...
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, melancholic, mind bending, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: memory, surrealism, amnesia, love, existentialism, memory loss, love story, relationships, alternate reality, couples, loneliness, introspection ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. ...
Style: tense, absurd, atmospheric, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, manly, chick flick
Plot: world war two, vengeance, war, revenge, nazi, nazism, dark humor, brutality, violence, violent, working undercover, suspense ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, germany, europe
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: road movie, touching, emotional, surreal, talky ...
Plot: train, dysfunctional family, introspection, journey, suicide attempt, reconciliation, travel, melancholy, complex characters, writers, eccentricity, train travel ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, himalaya, asia, new york
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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, melancholic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, literature, bohemian life, magic realism, fall in love, painter, love and romance, artist, nostalgia, writers, writer's life, art history ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1920s, year 2010, 2010s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, witty, dramatic, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, prison escape, art theft, mentor protege relationship, luxury hotel, murder, prison, painting, escapades, gunfight, fictional country, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1985 ...
Place: eastern europe, alps, europe, hungary, central europe
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, intense, bleak, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, war, suicide, hitler, nazi, nazism, holocaust, fascism, national socialism, third reich, betrayal, courage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, post world war two, 20th century, year 1942
Place: germany, berlin germany, poland, prague, europe ...
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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, art house, absurd, allegory, ironic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: distopia, society, love, absurdism, solitude, blindness, manhunt, hotel, animals, suicide attempt, human becoming an animal, relationships ...
Time: near future, 2010s, future
Place: ireland, canada, hellas, greece
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Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, disturbing, art house, thought provoking ...
Plot: childhood, ghost, christmas, children, emotional abuse, brother sister relationship, grief, coming of age, abusive stepfather, child abuse, domestic violence, christmas eve ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, turn of the century, 90s, 1910s
Place: sweden, tokyo, eastern europe, scandinavia
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Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.
Style: psychological, emotional, intense, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: mental illness, art, artist, sculptor, obsession, fall in love, love, couples, actor's life, love and romance, love affair, painter ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
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Love in the Time of Hysteria (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tomás Tomás is a young yuppie playboy with a string of discarded girlfriends. But when Silvia, the victim of one of his adventures, tries to get revenge by typing "positive" on his AIDS test, Tomás experiences for the first time the ...
Style: art film, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: mood swing, sex, advertising, naked in public, womanizer, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, aids, looking for sex, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico
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Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: neo noir, stylized, talky, brutal, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, robbery, gang, dark hero, undercover cop, suspense, psychopath, organized crime, violent, torture, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: neo noir, witty, exciting, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, dark humor, gunfight, organized crime, violent, violence, overdose, hitman, gangsters, killings, multiple storylines, cocaine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Thesis (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: disturbing, psychological, scary, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, suspense, macabre, investigation, violent, voyeurism, death, twists and turns, videotaping, loser, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, madrid
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Chocolat (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: romantic, feel good, sentimental, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, chocolate, love story, prejudice, women, cooking and food, love and romance, lifestyle change, culture clash, food, love, village ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, canada, central america
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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 ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: artist, art, painter, painting, maid, master and servant, jealousy, sexual tension, society, older man younger woman relationship, portrait, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: holland, netherlands, europe
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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, clever, captivating, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night, adult
Plot: serial killer, obsession, psychopath, suspense, perfume, psychology, insanity, macabre, sense of smell, twists and turns, genius, killings ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany, provence
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Paris, I Love You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include ...
Style: stylized, talky, romantic, intellectual, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, multiple storylines, loneliness, fall in love, love story, love, dating, looking for love, justice, love affair, new love, lifestyle ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: melancholic, factual, colourful, realistic, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: historical character, french revolution, queen, princess, royal court, french history, royal family, french, fashion, aristocracy, coming of age, women ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, georgian era, 1780s ...
Place: france, versailles, europe, tokyo, austria ...
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