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 melancholic, realistic, stylized, serious, enigmatic and talky films and TV shows about / with art, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, runaway, artist, life philosophy, friendship and obsession 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), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Big Eyes (2014), Frida (2002), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Eraserhead (1977), Equilibrium (2002), Goya in Bordeaux (1999), The Great Beauty (2013), Incognito (1997).

List of art movies

 7.1
 139K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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, art, couple relations, painter, artist, gays and lesbians, painting, gender, society, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, paris france ...
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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, clever ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, investigation, crimes, social differences, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, social climbing, hustler, character study ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
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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, sentimental, suspense, serious ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, ambition, couple relations, art, greed, marriage, courtroom, court case, plagiarism, rising to stardom, painter, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 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: colourful, emotional, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: couple relations, disability, loneliness, feminism, painter, love of one's life, bisexuality, art, bohemian life, lifestyle, female protagonist, artist ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, mexico city ...
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, enigmatic ...
Plot: master and servant, fall in love, painting, jealousy, painter, maid, new job, art, romance, society, family problems, portrait ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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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, existentialism, insanity, cult, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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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: future dystopia, rebellion, fighting the system, utopia, society, resistance, totalitarianism, betrayal, gunfight, human nature, battles, violence ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: china, beijing china
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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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, colourful ...
Plot: artist, art, aging, sex, tyranny, passion, aristocrat, duchess, exile, politics, army, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s
Place: spain, europe, france
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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, talky, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: aging, nun, artist, party, journalist, art, high society, writer's life, giraffe, flamingo, church, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, 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: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: forgery, art, betrayal, forger, frame up, murder, crime, cons and scams, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, usa, new york, london ...
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 7.3
 47K
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: serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, injustice, art, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal action, stolen painting, fighting the system, legal, aging, nazi, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, california, washington d.c., pasadena california, germany ...
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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, feel good, colourful, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, young heroes, in the woods, legends and myths, trapped, monastery, sea monster, underwater, monk, fairy, obsessive quest, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, europe
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: art, photographer, gallery, art gallery, fish out of water, working class, perversion, stripper, drugs/alcohol, media satire, girlfriend, sex party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, maryland, new york, usa
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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, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, witty ...
Plot: insomnia, sexual attraction, art, time, introspection, boredom, supermarket, art school, memory, painting, sexual fantasy, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, adventure, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, jazz musician, art, life philosophy, loneliness, fall in love, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
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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: clever, surreal, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: forgery, art, expatriate, cons and scams, love and romance, sensuality, expressionism, romance, actor's life, intrigue, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, france, paris france, canada, new york
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: art, infidelity, college, college life, jealousy, orgasm, best friend, wine, painter, painting, reincarnation, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
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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, atmospheric, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: sexual relations, orgy, sexual obsession, human nature, marriage, free love, disguise, sexuality, dangerous attraction, sexual exploration, voyeurism, sexual fantasy ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, medical school
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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: stylized, semi serious, clever, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, obsession, art, occult, anthology, jealousy, robbery, hotel, city life, urban, mischievous children, gallery ...
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, surreal, psychological, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: rapist, serial killer, art, policewoman, murder, killer, sexual abuse, sadistic psychopath, mental illness, gory, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, italy, florence, rome italy
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unlikely partners, fbi, partners, crime, cons and scams, intelligence, dishonesty, mastermind, chases and races, expert, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, urban, teenage love, youth, dancer's life, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, culture clash, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, canada
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 6.3
 57K
Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben ...
Style: gothic, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, deal with the devil, society, physical appearance, fall in love, aristocracy, painting, immortality, obsession, high society, friendship, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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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: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, bleak, scary
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, taxidermy, violence against women, impersonating a police officer, extreme violence, sadistic psychopath, hunting, murder, art, artist, animal cruelty ...
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 6.5
 103K
Step Up (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day ...
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, dance school, music, teenage love, love and romance, dancing, youth, dancer, romance, ballet, follow your dream, performance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
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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, captivating, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, mysterious character, collector, obsession, love and romance, cons and scams, high society, old friend, painting, solitude, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
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 6.9
 6K
Farinelli (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Farinelli is a 1994 biopic film about the life and career of Italian opera singer Farinelli, considered one of the greatest castrato singers of all time.
Style: realistic, touching, factual, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: opera, music, opera singer, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, life philosophy, destiny, artist, culture clash, art, nudity (full frontal - brief), eunuch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, italy, spain, london, england ...
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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: stylized, intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, money, friendship, girl, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
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 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, illusion, magic, deception, performer's life, mystery, wizards and magicians, diary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
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I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Awkward, shy and delightfully funny, Polly Vandersma (Sheila McCarthy) is an "organizationally impaired" temporary assistant who finally gets her first permanent job at the age of 31. While she works for the curator of an art gallery, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: art, lesbian, art gallery, painting, fall in love, underdog, romance, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada
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