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, serious, visually appealing, stylized and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with art, painting, artist, painter, adaptation, catastrophe, runaway, dialogue, storytelling and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
art movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as art: Frida (2002), The Danish Girl (2015), Big Eyes (2014), Seraphine (2008), Cashback (2006), Afterimage (2016), Pollock (2000), Pecker (1998), Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018), The Goldfinch (2019).

List of art movies

Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, Canada
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: stylized, sincere, serious, colourful, emotional ...
Plot: painter, art, bohemian life, couple relations, disability, feminism, lesbian interest, lifestyle, jealousy, loneliness, artist, handicapped ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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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, heartbreaking, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, artist, gay, painter, gender, society, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, paris france, copenhagen denmark, europe, london ...
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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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, creativity, painter, court case, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, ambition, greed, marriage, courtroom, couples, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, usa, new york ...
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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, based on true events, surprise ending ...
Plot: art, art collector, artist, painting, painter, anti conformity, lifestyle, mental illness, art dealer, maid, fame, art exhibition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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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: atmospheric, witty, humorous, meditative, semi serious ...
Plot: insomnia, breakup, sexual attraction, art, introspection, nudity (full frontal - brief), nightshift, student, painting, romance, lifestyle, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde, twist ending, sentimental, captivating, educational film ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, life, censorship, father daughter relationship, one legged man, sculpture, professor, teacher student relationship, loss of mother ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1952
Place: poland
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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: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, painting, alcohol abuse, painter, art, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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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: not serious, humorous, witty, absurd, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, photographer, lifestyle, stripper, ambition, social differences, society, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, popularity, photograph ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, baltimore, maryland, usa
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Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Psychotherapist Ruben Brandt becomes the most wanted criminal in the world when he and four of his patients steal paintings from the world's most renowned museums and art collections.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, adult animation
Plot: psychologist, art, collector, chase, museum, painting, dream, thief, heist, partners, perfect crime, team ...
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The Goldfinch (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, exciting, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: tragic event, friendship, parent child relationship, museum, art, foster home, bombing, painting, teenage boy, drugs, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city, amsterdam, new york
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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, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young heroes, artist, art, obsession, family relations, jealousy, hotel, parents and children, youth, city life, gallery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, athens greece, manhattan new york city, 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, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, rapist, obsession, vengeance, mind game, memory loss, rescue, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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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, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, art, frame up, crimes, mystery, espionage, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, murder, forger ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, paris france, europe, new york ...
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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: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, painter, painting, maid, jealousy, fall in love, new job, art, society, artist, romance, family problems ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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High Society (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Class barriers threaten the budding romance of two young lovers striving to realize their artistic ambitions.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: rich man poor woman, art, fashion, art school, ambition, couples, love affair, love and romance, romance, youth, self discovery, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, brazil
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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, social climbing, investigation, dishonesty, uncover truth, life is a bitch, con artists, yuppie ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
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Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, art, museum, painting, art museum, war, world, louvre, nazi occupied france, architecture, evacuation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1959, year 1967, year 1942, year 1940 ...
Place: paris france, russia, st. petersburg russia, vichy, germany ...
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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, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: forgery, art, dishonesty, teenager, crimes, cons and scams, crime, forger, brother sister relationship, party, beach, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, pacific ocean
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Words and Pictures (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, rivalry, school, painter, teacher, art, romance, workplace romance, fall in love, battle, battles, arrogance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Digging Up the Marrow (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: He’s one of the hardest working filmmakers in the genre business.......So what’s HATCHET man Adam Green been up to this past year apart from working on his sit-com ‘Holliston’, writing KILLER PIZZA and prepping EXORCISM ON CROOKED LAKE? The ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: monster, nightmare, art, mysterious character, amateur detective, supernatural, filmmaking, creature, found footage, symbol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: psychological, bleak, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, sadistic psychopath, cruelty, murder, taxidermy, art, violence against women, death, deception, corpse, artist ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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Children of God (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bahamas
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Johnny (Johnny Ferro) is an art student in Nassau whose technique is perfect, but he’s creatively blocked. His teacher sends him off to the rural island of Eleuthera where he meets Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams), a hot musician. They begin a ...
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, coming out, religion, gender, society, couples, youth, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, gays and lesbians, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean
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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, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, arc de triomphe paris ...
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The Art of the Steal (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Crunch Calhoun, a third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief, teams up with his snaky brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. But it's not just about the book for Crunch — he's keen to rewrite some ...
Style: exciting, humorous, tricky, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, gang, art, border crossing, motorcycle, thief, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, detroit, warsaw poland, poland
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Venus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maurice is an aging veteran actor who becomes absolutely taken with Jessie - the grandniece of his closest friend. When Maurice tries to soften the petulant and provincial young girl with the benefit of his wisdom and London culture, their ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, friendship, aging, actor's life, lifestyle, elderly, age difference, teenage life, art, dirty old man, abortion, roommate ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, art thief, unlikely partners, intelligence, fbi, partners, mastermind, expert, deal, crimes, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Downtown 81 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets carrying a painting he hopes to sell, encountering friends, ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: profanity, prodigy, art, musician's life, twentysomething life, artist, street life, lifestyle, urban, punk, youth, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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Summer Hours (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.
Style: sincere, sentimental, enigmatic, lyrical, atmospheric ...
Plot: family, inheritance, family problems, family gatherings, art, parents and children, uncover truth, family relations, family reunited, summer, irreverent, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, california, china
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The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, featuring real people, sometimes moving, in an effort to ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: riddles and clues, painter, art, art collector, painting, conspiracy theory, conspiracy, scene based on painting, dishonesty, mystery, artists and showbiz, pastiche ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, artsy, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, music, ambition, lifestyle, love affair, musician's life, romance, follow your dream, blind ambition, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
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