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, serious, melancholic, enigmatic, visually appealing and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with art, painting, artist, painter, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor and artistic plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as art: Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Big Eyes (2014), Frida (2002), The Danish Girl (2015), La migliore offerta (2013), Seraphine (2008), The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019), The Goldfinch (2019), Cashback (2006), Afterimage (2016).

List of art movies

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: thought provoking, sincere, contemplative, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: painting, master and servant, painter, maid, art, sexual tension, fall in love, jealousy, new job, artist, society, small town ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, plagiarism, painter, painting, ambition, court case, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, creativity, greed, marriage, courtroom ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, honolulu hawaii, usa ...
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
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: colourful, stylized, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: painter, bohemian life, art, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, painting, jealousy, artist, bisexuality, lesbian love, disability ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, new york, 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, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, gender identity, artist, painter, society, gender, love and romance, gay ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, paris france, copenhagen denmark, europe ...
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La migliore offerta (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: twist ending, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, deception, forgery, art collector, collector, painting, art theft, obsession, mysterious character, cons and scams, solitude, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna, prague
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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: painter, art collector, art, artist, painting, lifestyle, mental illness, anti conformity, art dealer, art critic, fame, maid ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, pre world war one ...
Place: france, europe
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The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hired to steal a rare painting from one of most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: art, art critic, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, forgery, painting, museum, art museum, female nudity, murder, painter, chemistry, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, year 1955, year 1968
Place: milan italy, italy, minnesota, new york
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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, museum, art, friendship, painting, drugs, parent child relationship, teenage boy, foster home, bombing, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, amsterdam
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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, stylized ...
Plot: introspection, sexual attraction, breakup, nightshift, art, insomnia, student, time freeze, painting, time, romance, stopped time ...
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, exciting, ambiguous ending, educational film ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, censorship, father daughter relationship, loss of mother, professor, sculpture, one legged man, teacher student relationship, communism ...
Time: 50s, year 1952, year 1950, year 1948, 1950s ...
Place: poland
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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, intellectual, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, dedicated educator, femininity, college, art, art history, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, yale university, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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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, teacher, art, school, painter, romance, fall in love, workplace romance, battle, arrogance, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island
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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, witty, humorous, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, photographer, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, society, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), stripper, satire, popularity, photograph ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, baltimore, usa, maryland
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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: based on true events, captivating, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, injustice, art theft, legal action, art, lawyer, stolen painting, courtroom drama, legal, fighting the system, life is a bitch, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 1930s
Place: austria, vienna, los angeles, washington d.c., usa ...
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Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: contemplative, serious, factual, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, art, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, london, empire state building 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, witty, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young heroes, artist, art, obsession, family relations, jealousy, hotel, parents and children, city life, youth, 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: 113 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: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, hallucination, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, rapist, mind game, memory loss, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, 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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, art, frame up, mystery, crimes, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, espionage, murder, forger ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, europe, new york, paris france ...
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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: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: rich man poor woman, art, fashion, art school, couples, love affair, romance, ambition, love and romance, relationship vs career, self discovery, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, brazil
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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, intense, suspenseful, suspense, adult animation
Plot: psychologist, art, collector, chase, museum, painting, dream, thief, heist, partners, team, danger ...
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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, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, satire, crimes, social differences, uncover truth, social climbing, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, con artists ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
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Morlang (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a chilling psychological drama. A couple's secret pact takes an unexpected, sinister turn.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, art, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, vengeance, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland, spain
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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: sentimental, sincere, enigmatic, lyrical, atmospheric ...
Plot: family, art, inheritance, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, uncover truth, family reunited, family relations, summer, irreverent, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, california, china
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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, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, museum, art, painting, art museum, louvre, painter, world war two, architecture, evacuation, fear ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1918, year 1944, year 1959 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, germany, russia, vichy ...
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The Apostate (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man of the cloth finds his faith challenged both by the death of one of his closest relatives and the aftermath of the crime in this thriller. When a man is murdered under mysterious circumstances, his brother, a Catholic priest (Richard Grieco), ...
Style: bleak, tense, scary, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, art, priest, obsession, investigation, clergy, hidden identity, law enforcement, amateur detective, deadly, murder, sin ...
Time: 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Plot: forgery, art, dishonesty, crime, crimes, cons and scams, brother sister relationship, forger, party, beach, teenager, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, pacific ocean
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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, sentimental, touching, intense, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, art, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, love affair, couples, refugees, life turned upside down, blind ambition, refugee ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
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Given (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: The played chord made the rusty air and both our eardrums vibrate smoothly. From that moment... our music was born.
Style: yaoi, josei, captivating, unusual plot structure
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, lgbt, romance, school, rock music, music, art, high school, frustration, talented, inspiration, friendship ...
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Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, art, rise and fall, society, rising to stardom, self destructing, overdose, ambition, human spirit, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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