Art movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant art movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, stylized, serious, enigmatic and interesting films and TV shows about / with art, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, artist, runaway, obsession, life philosophy and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as art: The Danish Girl (2015), White Collar (2009), Big Eyes (2014), Frida (2002), New York Stories (1989), The Stendhal Syndrome (1996), Incognito (1997), The House That Jack Built (2018), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), The Forger (2012).

List of art movies

 7.1
 147K
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, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, painter, artist, society, gender, love and romance, life is a bitch, painting ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, brussels belgium ...
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 8.3
 109K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, light, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, unlikely partners, partners, crime, cons and scams, intelligence, expert, mastermind, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 7.0
 76K
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, ambition, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, creativity, greed, marriage, courtroom, rising to stardom, plagiarism, painter, court case ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: hawaii, california, san francisco, usa, honolulu hawaii
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 7.4
 74K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
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: sincere, colourful, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, feminism, bohemian life, loneliness, art, painter, artist, lifestyle, love of one's life, communism, bisexuality ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, art, obsession, hotel, jealousy, city life, parents and children, young heroes, youth, gallery, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, athens greece, new jersey ...
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: brutal, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, rapist, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, mind game, memory loss, rescue, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: italy, europe, florence, rome italy
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 6.6
 3K
Incognito (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, art, frame up, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, espionage, murder, forger ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, new york, europe, london ...
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The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, scary, psychological
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, art, taxidermy, violence against women, deception, artist, extreme violence, sadistic psychopath, hunting, impersonating a police officer ...
Place: washington d.c.
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Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a young, gay black con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, crimes, social differences, dishonesty, social climbing, investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, yuppie, hustler ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
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 5.4
 4K
The Forger (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While staying at a picturesque village, a teen encounters the underground world of art forgery.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: teenager, art, dishonesty, forgery, crime, cons and scams, brother sister relationship, forger, beach, party, prodigy, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, pacific ocean
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 6.4
 20K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, factual, melancholic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, arc de triomphe paris ...
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg
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: stylized, realistic, serious, sincere, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, painting, fall in love, jealousy, maid, painter, new job, art, society, artist, family problems, romance ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, communism, congress, politics, injustice, celebrity culture, racism, society, actor's life, power relations, rich and poor, art ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He ...
Style: surreal, realistic, atmospheric, serious, colourful ...
Plot: artist, art, politics, aging, aristocrat, tyranny, duchess, exile, passion, sex, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s
Place: spain, france, europe
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The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Plot: art theft, treasure hunt, military, german, rescue, painting, war, architect, heroic mission, hunt down, military life, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, austria, normandy, paris france ...
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 7.5
 294K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, future dystopia, fighting the system, utopia, resistance, society, betrayal, gunfight, totalitarianism, human nature, dictatorship, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
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The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: surreal, intellectual, talky, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: nun, artist, aging, party, journalist, high society, art, stripper, flamingo, church, giraffe, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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 7.2
 79K
Cashback (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.
Style: clever, atmospheric, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: sexual attraction, insomnia, introspection, art, time, boss, breakup, student, anger, sexual tension, regret, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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 6.7
 2K
The Moderns (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Nick Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris. He spends most of his time drinking and socializing in local café's and pestering gallery owner Libby Valentin to sell his paintings. He ...
Style: surreal, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forgery, art, expatriate, dishonesty, love affair, couples, lifestyle, actor's life, alcohol abuse, couple relations, celebrity culture, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france, canada, new york
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 7.4
 89K
Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, art house, psychological, avant garde, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, nightmare, baby, freak, existentialism, cult, insanity, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 7.3
 49K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, based on true events, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, legal action, injustice, justice, stolen painting, art, flashback, old woman, famous painting, adventure, courtroom drama, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, pasadena california, washington d.c., california, germany ...
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 6.4
 13K
Pecker (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.
Style: offbeat, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, art, fish out of water, working class, perversion, photographer, gallery, art gallery, media satire, siblings relations, ambition, media ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, baltimore, maryland
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 6.2
 6K
P.S. (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thirty-nine-year old divorcé Louise Harrington (Linney) works in the admissions office at Columbia University School of the Arts. She is unnerved when she receives an application from F. Scott Feinstadt, the same name of her high school sweetheart ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: art, infidelity, reincarnation, college, best friend, wine, painting, painter, jealousy, orgasm, college life, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
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 6.8
 44K
Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, stranger, adventure, hopes, nothing goes right, art, jazz musician, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
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 6.2
 20K
Room in Rome (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, serious, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbian, sexual relations, fall in love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couples, hotel, intimacy, gender, hotel room, one-night stand ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, renaissance
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Hungary
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, legends and myths, in the woods, fairy, good versus evil, young heroes, monk, trapped, monastery, sea monster, underwater, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.8
 94K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: psychological, serious, twist ending, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, mysterious character, obsession, collector, painting, love and romance, high society, old friend, cons and scams, solitude, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
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The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, couple relations, romance, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, male female relationship, impossible love, unhappy marriage, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, italy, rome italy ...
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 7.4
 269K
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, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: orgy, sexuality, sexual relations, marriage, human nature, sexual obsession, disguise, free love, sexual exploration, dangerous attraction, sexual tension, prostitute ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, medical school, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Step Up Revolution (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Style: light, feel good, exciting, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, teenage love, urban, youth, dancer's life, love and romance, hopes, follow your dream, teenage life, culture clash, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, canada
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