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, thought provoking and cerebral films and TV shows about / with art, painting, artist, performer's life, runaway, mentor, painter, adaptation, life philosophy and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
art movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as art: Frida (2002), The Danish Girl (2015), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Big Eyes (2014), The Goldfinch (2019), Seraphine (2008), Cashback (2006), Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018), Afterimage (2016), Pollock (2000).

List of art movies

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, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: painter, bohemian life, art, lifestyle, couple relations, jealousy, disability, feminism, lesbian interest, life, loneliness, painting ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, new york, empire state building 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, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, paris france, copenhagen denmark, europe ...
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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: painter, master and servant, painting, art, maid, jealousy, fall in love, new job, society, artist, romance, family problems ...
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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, plagiarism, creativity, painter, court case, couple relations, ambition, unsupportive spouse, greed, marriage, courtroom, couples ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, honolulu hawaii, usa ...
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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, art, friendship, parent child relationship, museum, drugs, foster home, bombing, painting, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, amsterdam
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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 collector, art, painter, painting, artist, lifestyle, mental illness, anti conformity, art dealer, fame, paint, art critic ...
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: witty, atmospheric, humorous, meditative, semi serious ...
Plot: introspection, insomnia, breakup, sexual attraction, art, nightshift, student, painting, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), lifestyle, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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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, suspense, intense, suspenseful, adult animation
Plot: art, psychologist, collector, chase, museum, painting, dream, thief, heist, team, partners, danger ...
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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, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, censorship, life, father daughter relationship, sculpture, teacher student relationship, one legged man, loss of mother, professor ...
Time: year 1948, year 1950, 1950s, 1940s, 50s ...
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: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, 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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, photographer, lifestyle, stripper, social differences, ambition, misfit, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, popularity, photograph ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, baltimore, usa, maryland
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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, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young heroes, artist, art, obsession, family relations, hotel, jealousy, youth, parents and children, 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, 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, europe, usa, 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, love affair, couples, ambition, romance, love and romance, society, self discovery, relationship vs career ...
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, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, crimes, social differences, uncover truth, social climbing, life is a bitch, dishonesty, investigation, con artists, yuppie ...
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, atmospheric, psychological, scary ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, art, couple relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, vengeance, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland, spain
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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, enigmatic, suspense, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, museum, art, painting, art museum, war, evacuation, portrait painting, painter, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, year 1978, year 1967, year 1918 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, vichy, france, russia ...
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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, teenager, crime, crimes, cons and scams, forger, brother sister relationship, party, beach, youth ...
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, fall in love, workplace romance, battle, battles, arrogance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Murder Party (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A random invitation to a Halloween party leads a man into the hands of a rogue collective intent on murdering him for the sake of their art, sparking a bloodbath of mishap, mayhem and hilarity
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, halloween, art, survival, psychopath, deadly, lifestyle, one night, irony, painting, party, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, 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, amateur detective, mysterious character, supernatural, filmmaking, creature, found footage, symbol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: gay, coming out, religion, lgbt, 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: 100 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, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, actor's life, photographer, fame, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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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: bleak, psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadistic psychopath, extreme violence, murder, cruelty, taxidermy, hunting, death, corpse, art, violence against women ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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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, crimes, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, gang, art, forgery, border crossing, motorcycle, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, elderly, lifestyle, age difference, teenage life, art, abortion, loss of friend, surgery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
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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, captivating, light, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, intelligence, art thief, unlikely partners, mastermind, fbi, partners, expert, deal, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
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, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: prodigy, profanity, art, musician's life, twentysomething life, artist, street life, urban, punk, rock, city life, eviction ...
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: sentimental, sincere, enigmatic, lyrical, atmospheric ...
Plot: family, inheritance, family gatherings, family problems, art, parents and children, uncover truth, family reunited, family relations, summer, irreverent, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, california, china
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